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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Old Masters: Still lifes take centre stage at sale of purchasing pioneer's collection

16 January 2023

Juan Manuel Grasset became part of a new generation who bought directly at auction from the 1960s

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US spotlight: Bumper line-up of Old Masters

09 January 2023

News of a busy month in New York including major fairs and a bigger auctions schedule

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Restituted work at Sotheby's revealed as an early Bronzino

09 January 2023

The highlight of Sotheby’s January 26 part one Old Masters auction will be this newly discovered and recently restituted portrait of a man with a quill pen and a sheet of paper by Bronzino (1503-72).

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Baroque Old Masters lead group of works from the Fisch Davidson collection

09 January 2023

Assembled over three decades, the Fisch Davidson collection on sale at Sotheby’s on January 26 focuses on paintings by Baroque Old Masters.

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Dealer Hawkins to sell townhouses tempters

02 January 2023

Antiques dealer and taxidermy specialist Emma Hawkins is selling a collection from her townhouses in Edinburgh and London at Sotheby’s this month.

Paul Allen Christie's sale

Christie’s trumps Sotheby’s in art and luxury sales in 2022

20 December 2022

The top auction houses announced their full year sales results revealing that Christie’s is back on top.

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London Old Master sales pass last year’s totals but continue to be slim affairs

12 December 2022

The latest series of Old Master sales in London put in a decent if not stellar performance, aided by one or two notable lots and a couple of important collections coming forward to the auction block this season.

Roman emperor Antoninus Pius

Dramatic contest for emperor’s head at Sotheby's auction

12 December 2022

A bust of Roman emperor Antoninus Pius sold for more than ten-times its low estimate at a Sotheby's sale

Eugène Manet

Hotung ‘jewel in the crown’ Degas proves precious at auction

12 December 2022

The second tranche of the collection of Hong Kong property investor Sir Joseph Hotung (1930-2021) generated some strong competition at Sotheby’s in London with a number of high-value pictures, as well some exceptional pieces of furniture, ceramics and decorative art, on offer last week.

Gemma Sudlow

Expansion and hires including Hindman to open a New York saleroom

22 November 2022

Hindman launching in New York and Sotheby’s expanding in Asia are among the latest updates across the world of art and antiques.

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Dreweatts and Sotheby's announce Historic Houses winners

19 November 2022

Winners have been announced by Historic Houses for two categories sponsored by auction firms Dreweatts and Sotheby’s.

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Watches: stylish options from the 60s-70s

14 November 2022

Era of pop art and protests also brought fresh design beyond the earlier ‘tool’ template

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Rare Wedgwood Art Deco tea set and drawings by French designer Paul Follot bought by V&A

10 November 2022

A Wedgwood Art Deco tea and coffee set and the original design drawings by Paul Follot (1877-1941) have been bought by the Victoria and Albert Museum and put on display at the World of Wedgwood museum in Stoke-on-Trent.

Items from the Hyde Park Antiques auction

New York dealership Hyde Park downsizes with Sotheby’s sale

07 November 2022

The New York dealership Hyde Park Antiques, founded in 1965, will sell nearly 500 lots at Sotheby’s next year.

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Top US antique furniture dealer to sell stock at Sotheby’s auction as it downsizes New York premises

02 November 2022

New York dealership Hyde Park Antiques, founded in 1965, will sell nearly 500 lots at Sotheby’s next year.

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Rediscovered Rubens painting to be auctioned following divorce by US collectors

26 October 2022

A rediscovered Rubens and nine other Baroque paintings will be offered at Sotheby’s New York in January.

Armchair

Qing vase and Ming armchair make eight figure sums as bidders compete in Hong Kong

17 October 2022

One boasted an illustrious ‘Fonthill heirloom’ provenance, the other a Hotung collection background

Armchairs

Classic English furniture from Al Thani collection returns to the saleroom

17 October 2022

Icons of English furniture returned to the market when Sotheby’s Paris sold the contents from the Hôtel Lambert, a 17th century Parisian hôtel particulier on the Ile de La Cité.

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Pilgrimage painting makes its way to Sotheby's auction

10 October 2022

Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World & India auction on October 26 includes 15 Indian paintings from the collection of Betsy Salinger.

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Eugène Girardet makes his move

10 October 2022

Sotheby’s conducts The Orientalist Sale on October 25.

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