THE SOTHEBY’S AUCTION HOUSE
Our origin – a traditional brand
In the heart of London, in New Bond Street, an exceptional auction house was founded in 1744, which lead to establish a long tradition of selling the most valuable of possessions. Here, over the course of two centuries, a tradition of unparalleled, authentic knowledge has developed. As the oldest company to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange (BID), Sotheby’s Auction House has a global network of 90 branches in 40 countries.
Today, Sotheby’s carries out auctions at eight locations, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris. Sotheby’s Financial Services are also available to collectors; the only company in the world to specialize in financing art objects. Sotheby’s offer to collectors covers more than 70 categories, thus, for example S|2, the gallery business of the business area ‘Contemporary Art of Sotheby’s’, and two retail areas, ‘Sotheby’s Diamonds’ und ‘Sotheby’s Wine’.