The variety and breadth of antique, and often not-so-antique, objects and paintings sent to Sotheby’s via our online platform during 2017 was quite an experience to see. We sifted through watches, jewellery, wine, paintings from every period, silver, ceramics and objects so bizarre they cannot be categorised. The good, the bad, and the ugly of the antiques world passed through our hands on a daily basis. Click ahead to see some of my personal favourites, all of which were offered for sale by clients who contacted Sotheby’s via the online valuation platform.
Mark Stephen is Deputy Director in the London valuations department, responsible for online valuations and with 35 years’ experience in the auction world. For more information and to have your objects valued click here.