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Selling Judaica with Sotheby's

Judaica Consigned with Sotheby's

Get Started with a Judaica Estimate

Get Started with a Judaica Estimate

Wonder how much your Judaica might be worth and how to sell it? Simply follow the steps below and Sotheby's will recommend the best approach for selling your items, including Hebrew Bibles or books, silver Torah finials and shields, Torahs, Talmuds, Kiddush cups, and Hanukah lamps.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to have Judaica appraised by Sotheby's?
    Our auction estimate valuations are complimentary. At no charge, our specialists review submissions and provide valuations for any rare or fine Judaica we believe we can sell at a live auction. If your Jewish art, manuscript, bible, silver or religious object is not an appropriate fit for a Sotheby's auction, we will do our best to recommend an alternate resource to sell your Judaica.
  • Why should I sell Judaica with Sotheby's?
    Sotheby’s auctions are followed by an international audience that includes top galleries, museums, dealers and private collectors. When you sell Judaica, including silver, manuscripts or paintings, in a Sotheby’s auction, you gain exposure to a large and competitive group of global buyers who compete to purchase objects and art for the highest price. The sale of the Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica Collection in April 2013 marked the most valuable sale of Judaica ever held, with leading cultural institutions worldwide acquiring treasures from the iconic collection, including the Mishneh Torah, purchased jointly by the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

    Our specialists have decades of experience and are connected to the top buyers in the market. If your object is a good fit for one of our auctions, your dedicated specialist will help you through the consignment and shipping process to make it a seamless and enjoyable selling experience.
  • How do I ship Judaica to Sotheby's for sale?
    Once our specialists have provided you with an auction estimate, they will help you with the shipping process. We work with the best fine art and object shippers around the globe to provide you with a seamless, insured and safe shipping experience.
  • What types of Jewish objects does Sotheby's sell at auction?
    Our Important Judaica sales includes a wide variety of objects. From silver Torah finials to hand-decorated ketubbahs, our sales feature religious and cultural objects produced around the world. Objects typically found in our Judaica auctions include Torah finials, Torah pointers, Torah shields, Torah crowns, candlesticks, Kiddush cups, silver spice towers and boxes, Hanukah lamps, Seder plates, Mezuzahs, Ketubbahs, Talmuds, Esther scrolls, and Haggadahs.

More information on how to sell with Sotheby's

Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy and sell Judaica religious objects such as a Hebrew manuscript, Ketubbah, torah shield, biblical plaque, calendar, bible, taj, silver, sabbath lamp, hanukah lamp, ritual object, parcel-gilt silver torah finial, pair of torah finials, portrait, painting or other fine art by leading Jewish artists such as Isidor Kaufmann, Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, Edouard Brandon, Maurycy Gottlieb, Solomon Alexander Hart, Marc Chagall and others.