New York 1980s
Tisch mit umgekippter
Kanne II., 1973
Papua New Guinea
Last year, Lempertz Auctioneers celebrated its 175th anniversary, and its position as the oldest family-owned art auction house in the world. Thank you for your support! Despite the pandemic, our jubilee was an incredible year, with two world records alone achieved for our customers. The most expensive Old Master painting ever sold in Germany went to an international museum for € 4.3 million – a record price for the artist Georges de La Tour.
Our long-standing focus on the expansion of our online services and presence has paid off: our online sales quota far exceeded that from before the pandemic. Most bidders took advantage of our diverse online offer or were connected to the auction room via telephone. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your flexibility and trust.
But as is always the case: after the auction is before the auction. We can already promise an exciting offer for the upcoming spring auctions and would be happy to appraise your artworks. Please feel free to register for our Newsletter, which you can set up personally for the areas you are interested in, keeping you close to us in these times.
We look forward to receiving your art!
lempertz:projects Netsuke (1172)
Decorative Arts (1174)
Highly Important Mortars from the Schwarzach Collection III (1174)
Jewellery and Gold Boxes (1173)
Prussian Sale (1169)
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Lempertz’ imperial auction
Lempertz Berlin held its Prussian Auction on 24 April for the fourth time in succession under this title. With a result of 1.1 million euro, the auction was a significant success with almost all lots…
Highly important Kunstkammer objects
On 15 July, Lempertz will auction an outstanding collection of 128 Kunstkammer (cabinet of arts and curios) objects of private Belgian ownership, of an abundance and significance rarely offered on…
Gold I gave for iron
This slogan could be a lyric by a rapper. But those who curiously ask about the origin of this exclamation, open up an entire epoch and a fascinating field of collecting: the art of Berlin iron…
50 years of innovation under the sign of the scepter
Only a few months after the end of the First World War, the abdication of the German Emperor and the proclamation of the Republic, the political decision-makers decided to rename the venerable Berlin…
Auction house with a long tradition
Kunsthaus Lempertz is a family-owned auction house with a long tradition. Our history reaches back to the late 18th century. We are not only very proud of this, but it also reinforces our passion for art.
The departments and auctions in our auction house include Old Masters, Decorative Arts, Antiques, Silver, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Photography, Asian Art, African and Oceanic Art as well as Watches and Jewellery. In each department our experts are at your service and are happy to advise you. Prior to every auction you also have the possibility to view the objects in our previews. Each department has at least one auction a year, most of them two. The exact dates can also be found here on the website.
If you wish to have your artwork evaluated or sold, wish to make a purchase, or are interested in a particular auction, please contact us!
Register to bid online and on the phone in our auction house
In case you are not able to attend at the auction itself, you can follow the sale online. Bidding online is also of course possible – even when the auction takes place in Cologne whilst you are in London. In addition, the auction highlights, results and After Sale can all be found on the website where you are also able to notify us of your bids.
Under MyLempertz you have the possibility to set up a personal profile, to mark your favourites and register yourself for our Newsletter to receive regular information about our auctions and to discover new art.
Cordial invitation to visit our auction house
We heartily welcome you at our auction houses, to browse and order our catalogues and to visit the previews. Take advantage of our services and let us give you a free estimate of your artworks. We look forward to your consignments and your visit. Opening times and information regarding our other branches and offices can be found here on the website.