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Humphrey Butler

Founder

Humphrey Butler Ltd

London, UK

Humphrey Butler

Biography

Humphrey Butler is one of the UK's leading independent jewellery dealers, specialising in the purchase and sale of period pieces and individual gemstones. He has forty years’ experience in his field, having held senior positions at both Christie's and Sotheby's before setting up his own eponymous business in 2000.

In addition, Humphrey is recognised as a top international charity auctioneer, selling for a number of high profile causes worldwide. As lead auctioneer for the Naples Winter Wine Festival, America’s highest grossing charity wine sale, he has helped raise over $160m in sixteen years.

Humphrey Butler’s Newsfeed

British auctioneer returns for 19th year at Naples Winter Wine Fest

We spoke to auctioneer Humphrey Butler… This year Winter Wine Festival is trying to break its record of $200 million. “I’m ready for it,” Butler said.

Forbes
From The 1920s To 2020

Humphrey Butler’s ruby, diamond and platinum on the lobe earrings, circa 1920s, are on target with today’s trend…

Humphrey Butler’s Background

Founder
2000 - Present
London, UK
Humphrey Butler Ltd is one of the UK's foremost independent jewellery dealerships, specialising in both important estate jewellery and more contemporary luxury items dating from the 18th century to the present day. It was founded in June 2000 by Humphrey Butler, a former auction house specialist.
Jewellery Specialist
1998 - 2000
London, UK
Sotheby's is a British multinational corporation headquartered in New York City. One of the world's largest brokers of fine and decorative art, jewellery, real estate, and collectables, Sotheby's operation is divided into three segments: auction, finance, and dealer. The company’s services range from corporate art services to private sales.
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Media

Featured
2017
Tatler Watches & Jewellery features Humphrey Butler as one of London’s leading jewellers, who’s most significant success has been selling a necklace and pair of earrings, bought by Napoleon for Empress Marie-Louise, to the Louvre for £3.4 million.