Sotheby's

Sotheby’s have been holding auctions since 1744.  Founded in London, where they moved into salerooms on Bond Street in 1917, Sotheby’s expanded to New York in 1955 and now have salerooms and offices around the world.

Sotheby’s offer specialist sales in over 70 different categories though four major salerooms, six smaller ones and through their online bidding platform BIDnow.


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Bonhams to open saleroom in Paris as Sotheby’s expands wine sales in France

22 September 2021

Auction house Bonhams is to open its first dedicated saleroom in Europe this month.

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White gloves for Oppenheimer sale of Meissen porcelain at Sotheby’s

20 September 2021

Every lot of a collection of Meissen porcelain, restituted earlier this year to the heirs of Dr Franz Oppenheimer, was sold in a recent US sale.

Richard Parkes Bonington view of venice

Sotheby’s to auction works from late art dealer Richard Feigen’s collection

17 September 2021

Sotheby’s is staging a dedicated sale of 55 works from the collection of the late New York art dealer Richard L Feigen (1930-2021).

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Hats off at Sotheby's to ‘Les Arts sous influence Napoléon’

13 September 2021

To mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death, Sotheby’s is holding an auction from September 15-22 in Paris titled Les Arts sous Influence: Napoléon.

A five-piece altar garniture

Five-piece altar garniture became a family fixture

13 September 2021

This rare Qianlong mark and period gold-ground famille-rose five-piece altar garniture (wu gong) carries an estimate of $600,000-800,000 at Sotheby’s on September 21.

Cy Twombly, Untitled 2007

Sotheby’s reveals consignment win via livestreamed video

10 September 2021

Sotheby’s chose to announce its winning of a prestigious consignment via a livestreamed video involving specialists across the US, Europe and Asia.

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Banksy’s shredded canvas ‘Love is in the Bin’ returns to Sotheby’s

09 September 2021

Billed as “an audacious piece of performance art” by Sotheby’s, although viewed by others as a publicity stunt, the half-shredded Banksy painting ‘Love is in the Bin’ is returning to auction with its estimate bumped up.

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Dealer duo offer works at Sotheby's as they downsize

06 September 2021

“The initial appeal of an object is always visual, and that is where the journey begins; research follows, and one is taken across the culture and geographical area which are both influencing forces on any work of art.”

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Auctioneer turned dealer consigns major collection of Company School pictures to Sotheby’s

02 September 2021

Billed as the first dedicated auction of its kind, Sotheby’s is offering a major group of Company School paintings from the collection of American collector and art dealer Carlton C. Rochell, Jr in London on October 27.

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Oppenheimer collection at Sotheby's includes Meissen created for founder of the factory Augustus the Strong

30 August 2021

On September 14 Sotheby’s New York will be offering a select auction of early Meissen porcelain that includes pieces created for the collections of Augustus the Strong, who founded the famous factory.

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Clocks: the six factors that determine value in the clock market

30 August 2021

Maker, movement, case decoration, provenance, rarity and original condition are the factors that combine to create value in the clock market. Here Richard Fox discusses some of the best examples recently sold at auction with the views of specialists at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams

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On the Hunt: Fry collection bidders on the artist’s trail

23 August 2021

One of the most-represented names in the Fry collection was William Henry Hunt (1790-1864).

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De Wint was a Fry favourite

23 August 2021

Works by Peter De Wint performed well at both Sotheby’s A Fine Line auction on July 7 and the online sale of Old Master and British Works on Paper from July 2-8.

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Obituary: Sotheby's silver specialist Richard Patrick Tatham Came (1932-2021)

23 August 2021

Richard Came was born on New Years’ Eve 1932 in Kabale, the Uganda Protectorate, on the Belgian Congo border. His father was an engineer who worked for the Colonial Service.

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Worldwide works amassed by the Wrights for sale at Sotheby's

23 August 2021

Sotheby’s New York is holding an online auction from September 7-13 featuring 50 examples of sculpture from across the world’s continents selected from the longstanding collection of Martin and Faith-Dorian Wright.

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Cyril Fry collection provides a traditional feast at two salerooms

23 August 2021

British watercolours and drawings amassed by dealer came under the spotlight at two salerooms

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Gospels manuscript makes 30-times guide price at Sotheby's

16 August 2021

Armenian manuscript demolishes estimate to take six figures in London saleroom

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Plath and Hughes wedding rings bought by Wartski

16 August 2021

Gold wedding rings belonging to poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes have been bought by London jeweller Wartski.

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Art Market: Are Old Masters suffering from long Covid?

09 August 2021

After a difficult period because of the pandemic, the latest round of Old Master sales in London returned to some kind of normality.

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Hoffmann hare inspired by Dürer leaps to £1.02m

09 August 2021

While Christie’s had by far the top-selling Old Master drawing of the latest series (the £7.5m Leonardo da Vinci drawing of the head of a bear - see ATG No 2501), a good number of other works on paper generated better competition although sold for understandably lower prices.

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