Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon

The Mellon auctions will commence on 10 November with an evening sale dedicated to a curated selection of Mrs. Mellon’s fine art, which encapsulates her sophisticated eye and approach to collecting. The pieces on offer in the Masterworks auction span four centuries, led by two incredible paintings by Mark Rothko that are estimated at $20,000,000-30,000,000 and $15,000,000-20,000,000, respectively. Sotheby’s will present Mrs. Mellon’s collection of Jewels & Objects of Vertu in a dedicated auction beginning in the evening of 20 November – featuring a spectacular Fancy Vivid Blue diamond that is estimated at $10,000,000-15,000,000 – and continuing the morning of the 21st. The series will culminate in a three-day Interiors sale from 21 – 23 November, offering fine art, furniture, porcelain, silver, glassware, decoration and more from the Mellons’ residences, providing an intimate portrait of their daily lives.