BobSleigh_Bio_Apr2015

Robert Sleigh

Highlights

  • Division Head based in Sotheby’s Hong Kong offices
  • Joined Sotheby’s New York Wine department in 1996
  • Moved to Hong Kong in 2010 as Head of Sotheby’s Wine
  • Auctioneer for Sotheby’s and charity auctions throughout Asia

Robert Sleigh is a Division Head based in Sotheby’s Hong Kong offices, responsible for several specialist auction departments including the Contemporary Art, South East Asian Art, Contemporary Ink Art, Watches and Wine.

Since moving to Hong Kong in 2010 as Head of Sotheby’s Wine, Asia he played a leading role in expanding Sotheby’s Wine business throughout the region and helped launch Sotheby’s retail wine business in Hong Kong in September 2014. Sotheby’s Hong Kong sold over US$ 220 million in wine at auction from 2010 through 2016.

Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Robert Sleigh joined Sotheby’s New York in 1996, where he was Head of the New York Wine Department. He is also an auctioneer for Sotheby’s Wine and Watch auctions in Hong Kong as well as charity auctions throughout Asia and sold the most expensive wine lot ever, the 114 bottle Romanée Conti Superlot, US$ 1,609,776 (HK$ 12.6M) in October 2014. He was also responsible for auctioning for most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold, The Macallan “M” Lalique Decanter, US$ 628,205 (HK$ 4.9M) in January 2014 as well as the most expensive whisky lot ever sold, The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection, which achieved US$ 990,000 (HK$ 7.7 million) in April 2017.