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Humphrey Butler

Humphrey Butler Ltd

London, UK

Founder

Humphrey Butler Ltd

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 breaking away to set up his own 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

02 Feb 2018
Bodega Catena Zapata Draws $260,000 at Naples Winter Wine Festival

The lot—which combines wine, art, food, and culture in a getaway for four—inspired spirited bidding during the auction, with auctioneer Humphrey Butler hammering it “Sold!” to Joan and Bob Clifford for more than a quarter-million dollars.

01 Jan 2018
Splendor in the Glass: A Diary of the Naples Winter Wine Festival

The multi-day event benefiting the Naples Children & Education Foundation is special to a great many, of course...Soon, veteran auctioneer Humphrey Butler is up on the stage starting the auction...

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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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