Another year has passed and Stephan Welz & Co. is proud to say that 2018 has been a good year. The auction house achieved several auction records for well-known artists and has expanded its operations and expertise with stand-alone focused special category auctions and a new platform for its growing collector base.
During 2018, Stephan Welz & Co. achieved the current world-record price for a work by Esias Bosch with the sale of a large vitrified panel by the artist for R1 393 200 on its March Johannesburg auction. This was followed by the world-record price achieved for an oil on canvas by the Dutch artist Jan Catharinus Adriaan Goedhart, The Turquoise Bowl, selling for R452 790 on the Cape Town October auction.
In 2018, the auction house expanded its expertise into category-specific auctions, which allows a refined and focused presentation on its specialised categories for the discerning collector. Some of these categories include works by the Old Masters; Meteorites, Minerals and Gemstones; Collectable Cars; and Stamps. Combining these developments with the launch of its new online platform – Welz Online – has allowed clients and collectors easy access to news, events, results and a greater connectivity to Stephan Welz & Co. Welz Online allows collectors to view and bid on both live and online auctions, obtain auction evaluations and stay up to date with the latest happenings anytime and anywhere.
Stephan Welz & Co. looks forward to 2019 with tremendous anticipation, with its first premium live auction of the year being held in Cape Town in early February, and followed by a host of live and online auctions in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Stephan Welz & Co. looks forward to seeing you online and in the saleroom for many more milestones and successes.