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.


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.

 Lytham Hall

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

Paul Follot tea set

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.

Hyde Park Antiques lots

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.

Rubens

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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Eastern promise: Asian Art in London awards 2022

10 October 2022

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s Indian & Islamic section has been announced. The Antiques Trade Gazette Award for An Outstanding Indian & Islamic Work of Art from an Auction House and the Apollo Award for An Outstanding Indian & Islamic Work of Art from a Dealer each have three finalists. Winners will be announced on October 20

Meiping

Bidders on red alert for Chinese vase

03 October 2022

Among the highlights of the latest Important Chinese Art sale at Sotheby’s New York was this rare porcelain meiping from the Yongzheng or early Qianlong period.

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Seventeenth-century Hôtel Lambert furnishes enough lots for a six-sale series

03 October 2022

Sotheby’s Paris is selling the contents from the Hôtel Lambert, a 17th century Parisian Hôtel Particulier on the Ile de La Cité.

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Plath’s dedicated poems take colossal price

26 September 2022

Inscribed to her husband and fellow poet, Ted Hughes, the dedication copy of the first and only collection of Sylvia Plath’s verses to be published in her lifetime, The Colossus and other Poems, sold for a record £75,000.

Parchment roundels

UK buyer sought for Elizabeth I roundels 

20 September 2022

A conjoined roundel manuscript given by the Archbishop of Canterbury to Queen Elizabeth I has been temporarily blocked from export in the hope a UK institution can raise the funds.

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Rare English masters come up for sale

19 September 2022

The autumn season will bring a number of English Golden Age clocks by top makers to auction.

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American early rarities and a Shakepeare First Folio achieve seven-figure sums

12 September 2022

The principal portion of a two-part sale conducted by Sotheby’s New York included not one, but three lots that brought seven-figure bids.

Juan Manuel Grasset

Old Masters from the Grasset collection to be offered at Sotheby’s

10 September 2022

Sotheby’s has announced that it will offer a group of Old Master paintings from the collection of Juan Manuel Grasset later this year.

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How to illustrate the tale of a tail

05 September 2022

Bid to £65,000 in a Sotheby’s (25/20/13.9% buyer’s premium) sale that ran online from July 12-19 was the ink drawing by Ernest Shephard shown below.

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