About Webb’s


Webb’s is New Zealand’s longest running multi-departmental auction house, specialising in Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Jewellery and Fine and Rare Wines.

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.

For more than 42 years, the Webb’s name has been a highly respected and successful brand with an extensive and loyal client base.

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.

Webb’s was founded on a set of core values and principles which places our clients at the forefront of our business. We are custodians of our clients’ assets, no matter how big or small, 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 Art, Decorative Arts, Chinese & Asian Art, Fine & Rare WinesFine Jewels & WatchesWebb's offers vendors international exposure and buyers access to diverse catalogues featuring quality works and luxury collectable assets. 

Webb's plans to create an outstanding auction house experience in New Zealand. 

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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