Sotheby's Australia

Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design

Arts & Design

The department of Arts & Design conducts three sales a year. The auctions include many fine examples of Asian, Australian & European Art, Decorative Arts and Furniture. Items include fine silver, Chinese porcelain, carved jade and ornamental bronzes.

Our knowledgeable team can help you buy and sell Chinese art, finding the perfect piece for your collection or the right price for the items you are electing to sell.  The catalogues for our Asian art sales contain exquisite works of art and design from across the continent, from Chinese porcelain to Japanese watercolours. Those seeking to buy Asian art would do well to view our auctions regularly.

We also have experts in European fine art and design, who assemble impressive compilations for our well-known auctions.  We frequently feature noteworthy design pieces from renowned European artists and designers. 

For collectors of local works of art, our auctions feature the finest in historical and contemporary Australian art, including pieces significant to the development of art in this country.

For further information
enquiries@sothebysaustralia.com.au
Melbourne +61 (0)3 9508 9900  |  Sydney +61 (0)2 9302 2402
 

Specialists

 

Guy Cairnduff

Guy Cairnduff

Head

Arts & Design
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Guy Cairnduff

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Geoffrey Smith
       

Alison Alford

Alison Alford

Consultant Specialist

Arts & Design
Sydney
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Alison Alford

Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Sydney
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Brett Ballard
       

Anthony Hurl

Anthony Hurl

Consultant Specialist

Arts & Design
Adelaide
T: +61 (0)8 7225 7836
E: Anthony Hurl

Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Fiona Hayward
        

Ann Roberts

Ann Roberts

Consultant Specialist, Asian Art

Arts & Design
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Ann Roberts
 

Olivia Jia

Administrator

Arts & Design
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Olivia Jia
 

Result Highlights

Adelaide Hunt Club Cup

The highly important Adelaide Hunt Club Cup of 1881, 18ct gold, by Henry Steiner

Sale Date: 25 October 2016

Sale Price: $207,400

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Three Friends Jar

An impressive blue and white 'Three Friends' jar Wanli mark and period

Sale Date: 25 October 2016

Sale Price: $67,100

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Wedgwood

A rare Wedgwood fairyland lustre 'Ghostly Wood' malfrey pot and cover, designed by Daisy Makeig-Jones, circa 1910

Sale Date: 19 July 2016

Sale Price: $56,120

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