It is confirmed. Sotheby's Auction House has become the first foreign company allowed to sell art and other collectibles in China. China has recently become the leading market for art, and was responsible for 41% of the world's art sales in 2011. Read more at the WSJ Online.
Since the founding of the Sotheby's Auction House in 1744, the Sotheby's name has earned renown as a Marketer of the world's most valuable and prestigious possessions. This reputation is built as much upon exceptional service to clients as on the notable art, antiques, jewelry and other holdings that pass through Sotheby's offices around the world. Our association with the Sotheby's Brand is truly what sets us apart because it is more than just an Auction House. It's the ultimate destination where collectors gather to indulge their desires and share their knowledge.
Today, the auction house has expanded to offer the best in over 70 categories including Fine and Decorative Arts, Jewelry and Wine. Sotheby's maintains 90 locations in 40 countries and conducts 250 auctions each year. It was out of this rich heritage that an international real estate brand was founded in 1976. This gift we have been given is the tradition, character, and equity of the Sotheby's brand name. Today, the Sotheby's International Realty brand offers the same commitment to exceptional service that has characterized Sotheby's for more than two centuries.
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