Janet Tham joined Sotheby’s in the winter of 2014 with Post Sale Services, and transitioned to the New York Watches Department in 2016. Her affinity for beguiling objects began with her father, an engraver and diamond setter operating in Asia and the US. Before joining Sotheby’s, Janet began her career in New York as a restoration framer with great sensitivity toward the history of ornaments, gilding techniques, and conservation. She continues to work with a keen eye toward growing her knowledge base and is especially passionate about smaller independent manufacturers and new technologies.
Janet is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a degree in Art History and Economics, and speaks English and Cantonese.