Sotheby’s was the first international fine art auction house in China. After entering into a joint venture agreement with a prominent Chinese state-owned enterprise partner, Beijing GeHua Art Company, a historic inaugural auction was held under the name of Sotheby's (Beijing) Auction Co., Ltd. on the 27th September, 2012. This partnership enables us to bring our world class expertise, innovation and professional integrity to our clients in China.
Since Sotheby's Beijing office opened, it has become a valuable resource for local clients. China and its growing class of collectors has been the most attractive growth market for the company, and collectors from this region have become a significant force in our salerooms worldwide.
With the help of Sotheby's international experts in all areas of fine and decorative art, jewellery, watches and wine, we are able to assist you if you have questions regarding buying or selling, or wish to have an object from your collection valued. If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work for sale, please call the office prior to visiting. The Beijing office is also happy to facilitate absentee bids or arrange for the shipment of consigned or purchased property.