Late 18th/early 19th century
As the oldest family-owned auction house in the world, in our sixth generation, we work together with our large team of experts to take care of your art.
Art is our passion. With over ten departments, Lempertz Auction House is one of the most broadly oriented art auction houses in Europe.
A selection of the numerous auction records we have achieved for our customers in recent seasons can be found in our current Bulletin.
For many years now, our focus has been on the steady expansion of our online offer: Last year, our online sales exploded compared to pre-Corona times. Most bidders use our online service or are connected to the auction room by telephone. We thank you sincerely for your encouragement and your trust on this shared journey!
We gladly keep you up to date on your areas of interest in our Newsletter. Register here!
As ever: After the auction is before the auction. We can already promise an exciting offer for the upcoming autumn auctions and look forward to having the privilege of appraising your artworks.
We look forward to seeing you and your art!
Asian Art (1235)
Day Sale - Contemporary Art (1234)
Day Sale - Modern Art (1234)
Evening Sale - Modern and Contemporary Art (1233)
Jospeh Beuys Multiples & Editions (1240)
Contemporary Art Online (1239)
Asian Arts Online (1236)
Old Masters and 19th Century, Part II (1231)
Old Masters and 19th Century, Part I (1231)
Decorative Arts - Furniture (1230)
Decorative Arts - Silver, Porcelain, Faience (1230)
Jewellery and Watches (1229)
150 Years of Modern Glass - A German Private Collection (1238)
Stained Glass from Four Centuries (1237)
Academy / News
Major work by Max Pechstein sells for around 3.2 million euro
A key work of German Expressionism by Hermann Max Pechstein, ‘Self Portrait, Reclining’, achieved a result of 3,182,840 euro in the Evening Sale on Friday in Cologne. All the bidders were from…
Auction 1233 and 1234 - Modern and Contemporary Art - Million result with Expressionism
Hermann Max Pechstein’s ‘Selbstbildnis, liegend‘ topped the list of all the high hammer prices achieved in the Evening Sale on Friday and the Day Sale on Saturday. With a result of 3.2 million euro,…
Auction 1235 and 1236 - From private collections
Attic or barn finds have at times brought sensations to light and written auction history, but it can also be worth taking a closer look at what scrap metal dealers have to offer – if you have a…
World record and international bidding competition in the autumn auction
The auction ‘Old Masters and 19th Century’ was the catalyst for a world record. With a result of 419,000 euro, ‘A Critic’ (lot 2173) by Wilhelm Leibl achieved the highest price ever reached for this…
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.