Sotheby's Ireland

July 2021

A Spotlight On: Cologne

As mentioned in our previous newsletter, we will be featuring one of our offices across the world in each issue, and this time we turn our attention to Germany.

I am very pleased to let you know that Sotheby’s is set to launch auctions in Germany later this year, an exciting new development in our fifty-year history in the country. We will be hosting our sales from the Palais Oppenheim in Cologne, a city with a wonderfully rich history of artistic innovation, which we hope will become a focus for collectors not only from Germany, but from across Northern Europe.

Sotheby’s Germany will hold three inaugural sales this year, starting with Modern & Contemporary Art Online, 10th to 17th September 2021, with works priced from €3,000 to €300,000. Among the lots includes a work from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit:

Alexej von Jawlensky, Abend in Reichertshausen (Evening in Reichertshausen), 1904. Estimate: €130,000 - €180,000
Alexej von Jawlensky, Abend in Reichertshausen (Evening in Reichertshausen), 1904. Estimate: €130,000 - €180,000

Following this, a cross-category curated sale titled NOW Online will take place in November, with a focus on artists working across fine art, photography and design. A Luxury Online sale, dedicated to watches, jewels, handbags, sneakers and more, will also feature in the Cologne auction calendar.

Benefiting from the company’s existing worldwide reach, our new auction centre in Germany will form the heart of our endeavours in the region, combining local expertise with international excellence.

Dublin Office Business

Our doors are open at last, and Sotheby’s Dublin continues to be available for in-person visits, via email dublinoffice@sothebys.com or by calling 01 6440200 to assist with valuations, absentee bids, private sales and the shipment of consigned or purchased property. At present, we are actively seeking consignments in all collecting areas for inclusion in Sotheby’s upcoming sales worldwide in 2021.

Alternatively, our online valuation platform is a simple tool to help you discover the value of your works and objects.

Forthcoming Valuation Days and Specialist Visits

We are delighted to welcome Sotheby’s specialists to Ireland once again. If the following valuation days are of interest, please do contact us.

Friday 16th July, Chinese Works of Art, Dublin
Tuesday 20th July, Contemporary Works of Art, Northern Ireland
Wednesday 21st July, Old Master Paintings, Countrywide
Monday 26th July, Modern British & Irish Art, Northern Ireland
Tuesday 27th – Wednesday 28th July, Modern British & Irish Art, Countrywide
Friday 13th August, Books & Manuscripts, Dublin
Friday 9th September, Jewellery & Watches, Dublin
Tuesday 21st September, Early British, Irish & Old Master Paintings, Northern Ireland
Wednesday 22nd September, Early British, Irish & Old Master Paintings, Countrywide
Thursday 23rd September, Modern British & Irish Art, Countrywide

Please email dublinoffice@sothebys.com or call + 353 1 644 0200 to book an appointment.

Valuation days may be subject to change due to Covid-19 Government Guidelines and travel restrictions. for further information, please visit Sotheby's Ireland & Northern Ireland page.

Upcoming Sales

There is plenty to interest both the keen collector and auction novice taking place over the coming months at Sotheby’s globally. Whether you dream of sitting behind the wheel of Lewis Hamilton’s GP winning Mclaren, wish to purchase a piece of history from our Old Master sales across July, or want to don a rare pair of Nike Air Force, please see our auction calendar for all our forthcoming events and sales.


Discover Our Upcoming Sales

Sir John Lavery, R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A., The Bathing Hour, Lido, Venice
Sale: British Art Evening Sale: Modern/ Contemporary, June 2021
Price Achieved: £499,000

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