Our auction house celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018. Founded in 1958 by Pierre Koller as a modest antique shop, today Koller Auctions is the largest Swiss auction house and among the leading auction houses in Europe. The range of items in our auctions is one of the widest in the world, both in terms of the number of specialty categories as well as the price range of the objects on offer.
We hold approximately 80 auctions per year comprising over 20 different collecting categories, each of which is handled by a specialised team. These include Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings, Modern & Contemporary Art, Swiss Art, Photography, Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts, Books & Autographs, Art Deco & Art Nouveau, Design, Wine, Vintage, Jewellery, Watches and Asian Art.
The prices of the more than 10,000 works of art and objects that we auction each year range from CHF 1,000 to several million. In order to present each of these items to its optimal audience, in addition to our traditional high-end saleroom auctions we conduct timed auctions for low- to mid-range works under the brand “Koller ibid online only”.
Our international customer base has strengthened in recent years. Today, around 65% of bidders for items in excess of CHF 100,000 come from over 50 different countries, from the US to the European Union to Russia and China.
In order to serve these buyers as well as possible, but also to acquire works of art for our auctions from abroad, we maintain representative offices in Munich, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Milan, Moscow and Beijing. We also work with partner firms in Paris and New York.
We guarantee the authenticity of the objects auctioned by us. Accordingly, we carry out precise research into the age, authorship and origin of the objects entrusted to us. We offer our clients the possibility of a comprehensive service – from the initial estimates and shipping and customs formalities, to the marketing and the successful sale of important objects, or the comprehensive management of entire collections and estates. As a family business – today in its second generation, with the third generation already beginning to gain experience – our philosophy is customer-oriented and long-term.
We look forward to working with you.
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