Webb’s is a fully diversified, multi-department auction house with a focus on fine art and single-owner collections. Other departments led by our team of experienced specialists include: Chinese & Asian Art; Collectors’ Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia; Fine & Rare Wines; International Decorative Arts; Jewels & Watches; Oceanic, Maori & Indigenous Arts; Sporting Memorabilia; and Stamps, Coins & Postal History.

Webb’s offers clients trans-Tasman exposure and diverse catalogues featuring quality work.

Proudly Serving New Zealand

For 42 Years & Counting

Established in 1976, Webb’s has a long and rich history as New Zealand’s premier auction house. Founder Peter Webb began his career in the art industry as exhibitions officer at Auckland Art Gallery in the 1950s. He established Auckland’s first dealer gallery and opened with Colin McCahon’s first Auckland exhibition in 1958; then, by the early 1970s, Webb began to introduce art auctions to his New Zealand clients. These auctions were met with an enthusiastic response and, gradually, the business transformed to be the first auction house in New Zealand to sell contemporary art at auction.

Peter and Ann Webb sold the business in October 2014 and in 2018 the business was acquired by Aucklanders Bruce Qin and Ewen Mackenize-Bowie with the aim to continue the legacy of founder Peter Webb.

We Remain True

To Our Original Values

This set of core values and principles places our clients at the forefront of our business. We are custodians of our clients’ assets, no matter how big or small and our job is to deliver the best possible result for them come auction day. Webb’s offers clients high-quality service, unrivalled expertise and excellence in marketing and client services.

In the categories of  Fine ArtDecorative Arts, Chinese & Asian Art, Fine & Rare WinesFine Jewels & Watches, we offer vendors international exposure and buyers access to diverse catalogues featuring quality works and luxury collectable assets.

View our auction calendar for a list of forthcoming auctions and contact one of our specialists if you would like advice on buying or selling at auction.

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