The firm was founded in 1707 by Emperor Joseph I and, with its history of more than 300 years, it is the oldest of the great auction houses of the world.

One of Vienna’s best-known institutions, the Dorotheum can be said to embody a part of Austrian history. Eighty years after its foundation as a pawnshop, the "Versatz- und Fragamt zu Wien", it moved into the premises of the former Dorothea Convent, whose name it still bears. The magnificent palace – the Palais Dorotheum, which eventually supplanted the old convent in the Dorotheergasse, was completed in 1901. The famous Ringstrasse architect Emil Ritter von Förster had supplied the designs for the new building in the Neo-Baroque style. The opening ceremony was attended by none less than Emperor Francis Joseph himself. Even then, the facilities met all the requirements of a major auction house in a truly excellent fashion; the spacious showrooms and salons became a favourite meeting place for the high society. Today the Palace continues to provide the perfect setting and an attractive ambience for the Dorotheum’s major international auctions.

Since autumn 2001, the Dorotheum has had private owners, who continue to conduct business with a great deal of personal commitment and a lot of enthusiasm for art.

It is the goal of the management to further expand Vienna as an auction venue and at the same time preserve the charm of this traditional institution. With an intensified client service, a young image, and the expansion of its excellent international contacts, the Dorotheum intends to preserve and further develop its interesting profile for art lovers and collectors. Key initiatives are being taken especially in the fields of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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Objects "Dorotheum"

Blog posts about "Dorotheum"

Schiele x Matisse / Maria Lassnig x Martin Kippenberger
Check out four giants of art up for sale in Vienna.
The search for the human form: Lo Spadino
At this year's TEFAF art fair in Maastricht, paintings and sculptures spanning hundreds of years depicted how artists have strived to capture the ever-shifting nature of the human form, a challenge contemporary artists continue to do.
520 artworks, 5 auctions, 3 days: Contemporary Art week at Dorotheum
520 artworks, 5 auctions in 3 days. Check out our highlights coming up for auction at Dorotheum.
A right royal auction
From April, 25 to 27 Old Masters, antiques, jewelry and 19th century paintings will all be going under the hammer at Dorotheum. Such a prestigious sale deserves a royal entrance, so first stop, Austria.
Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter, Marc Chagall and more hit auction block
Discover our top picks from Dorotheum's sale this month.

Realized prices "Dorotheum "

A lidded cup with 2 handles and presentoir
porcelain, body with gilt edges, gilt serrated borders and inner gilding, the exterior of the body, cover and presentoir with polychrome painted see views with figures, a castle and watchtowers, gilt rose stem as finial, gold-heightened baroque handles, height 11 cm, restored finial and hairline crack, base with crazing, Meissen, underglaze blue crossed swords mark c. 1745 (Ru) Dorotheum
Damenring Koralle
Gold 585, RW 54, 3,8 gøg3 Specialist: Christian Wainke Dorotheum
Friedrich König (1857 Vienna 1941), The Adoration of the Magi
Vienna c. 1910, chased copper, partly gilt and polychrome enamelled, comprised of eight panels on wood, all of them monogrammed, height of each panel 28.5 x 25.5 cm, (B). Dorotheum
Montierungen Weißgold 750, Länge ca. 44 cm, 2,8 gøx\n Expertin: Alessandra Thornton Dorotheum
Friedensreich Hundertwasser*
(Wien 1928-2000 Pazifischer Ozean, an Bord d. Queen Elizabeth II.) "Regen auf Regentag", 1971/1972, Siebdruck in Farbe mit Metallprägungen, Blatt 5 aus dem Portfolio: Look at it on a rainy day, stempelsigniert Hundertwasser Regentag, Nr. 6 von 3000 stempelnummerierten Exemplaren, Darstellungsgröße 44,5 x 58,5 cm, Blattgröße 47 x 66,5 cm, Passep., gerahmt, Koschatzky/Fürst HWG 48, (EH)\n Expertin: Mag. Elisabeth Hirschmann-Huemer Dorotheum

Find address and telephone number to Dorotheum

1010 Wien, Dorotheergasse 17
Tel. +43-1-515 60-0
Fax +43-1-515 60-443
15 Stratton Street
UK-W1J 8LQ London
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3036 0027
Fax: -
Ovocny trh 580/2
CZ-11000 Prague
Phone: +420-2-24 22 20 01
Fax: +420-2-24 22 20 11
13, rue aux Laines
B-1000 Brussels
Phone: +32-2-514 00 34
Fax: +32-2-514 59 00
Palazzo Amman, Via Boito, 8
I-20121 Milan
Phone: +39-02-303 52 41
Fax: +39-02-304 101 20
Piazza SS. Apostoli, 66
I-00187 Rome
Phone: +39-06-699 23 671
Fax: +39-06-699 22 252
Südstraße 5
D-40213 Dusseldorf
Phone: +49-211-210 77 47 / +49-172-566 60 20
Fax: +49-211-210 77 48
Galeriestraße 2
D-80539 Munich
Phone: +49-89-244 434 73 0
Fax: +49-89-244 434 73 1