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Sotheby's Australia

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Sydney , New South Wales

Australia   2025

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  • History & Reputation

    Sotheby’s is regarded as the most prominent and renowned auction house in the world, and in 1983, it established its Australian division in Sydney. Regularly conducting specialty auctions in Fine Art, Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts, and Jewelry, Sotheby’s Australia caters to an unrivaled cosmopolitan clientele, and has partnered with for forty-six auctions, to date.

    Sotheby’s Australia consistently sets international records, and conducts individual auctions that garner millions for the superlative collections offered. Recent notable sales include a yellow diamond, diamond, and ruby dragon Buccellati brooch, for $91,500; a Huanghuali round-cornered tapering cabinet of the Late Qing Dynasty, for $109,800 (nearly four times its top estimate); Le Corbusier’s Traces de Pas Dans la Nuit, for $134,200 (over twice its estimate); an aquamarine, diamond, and sapphire pendant necklace/brooch, by Tiffany & Co., for $158,600; the Te Pahi Silver Medal, presented in 1806 by Governor King of New South Wales to Te Pahi (Tippahee), a Chief of New Zealand, for $366,000; Jeffrey Smart’s The Red Warehouse (2003), for $878,400 ($200,000 above its estimate); Brett Whiteley’s Washing the Salt Off II (1984), for $976,000; and Miss Minna Simpson (1886) by Tom Roberts, for $976,000 (over two times its high estimate).

    Services & Staff

    Sotheby’s Australia is comprised of four prominent departments – Australian and International Art; Fine Asian, Australian, and European Arts and Design; Aboriginal Art; and Jewels – which conduct multiple specialty sales throughout the year, in both Melbourne and Sydney.

    Sotheby’s Australia offers complimentary initial walk-throughs and preliminary reviews of estates, individual items, and photographs of items, in multiple locations. For more information, reference their website, here.

    Sotheby’s Australia produces illustrious catalogues, which may be purchased online. Additionally, catalogues of both past and upcoming auctions are available for online perusal.

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    Sotheby’s Australia features an exhaustive website, with comprehensive galleries, videos, blogs, press releases, and much more. Additionally, one may subscribe to their newsletter, follow them on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to their YouTube Channel.

David Clarke AO Collection + Important Australian Art

by Sotheby's Australia

April 28, 2015, 6:30 PM AEST

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Important Jewels

by Sotheby's Australia

May 12, 2015, 5:30 PM AEST

MELBOURNE, VC, Australia

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Important Jewels

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Tuesday, 7/21/2015
Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design