Sotheby's ®: a proud legacy

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 Sotheby's ®: a proud legacy

Sotheby’s was founded in London in 1744, and is the oldest auction house specialized in art and precious objects in the world. Sotheby’s was initially specialized in the sale of books and manuscripts, and gradually extended its field of interest over the following centuries, to become one of the leaders on the international art market. The most famous auction sales in the world took place at Sotheby’s, such as the sale of collections belonging to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Gianni Versace, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and many others, attracting the most distinguished clients of the planet.