Stephan Welz & Company (Pty) Limited provides a wide range of services across a full spectrum of Decorative and Fine Arts. Our areas of specialisation include South African Masters and Contemporary Art, Silver, Jewellery, Watches, Clocks, Furniture, Carpets, Ceramics, Books, Maps, Stamps, Gold Coins and Collectable Cars.

Founded in 1968, Stephan Welz & Company (Pty) Limited is one of South Africa’s long-established Auction Houses, with salesrooms in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Six annual auctions of Decorative and Fine Arts offer a substantial selection of beautiful, rare and unique items for purchase. In addition to rewriting auction house records for unset diamonds, Cape furniture and Cape silver, Stephan Welz & Company (Pty) Limited has facilitated the sale of significant, historic artworks and achieved several local and world record prices for South African artists including William Kentridge, Ephraim Ngatane, J H Pierneef , Cecil Skotnes and Gerard Sekoto.

Stephan Welz & Company (Pty) Limited continues to support the South African art market through a number of supplementary educational programmes, events and initiatives. As part of an ongoing collaboration, both corporate and private clients may benefit from the guidance of our Art and Collection Advisory Services.  Other services include Household Content and Private Treaty Sales.
Two Postage Stamp, Postal History and Gold Coin auctions are held in Johannesburg annually.

For further information, please contact:



+27 11 880 3125

Cape Town


+27 21 794 6461

For results of past sales in Johannesburg and Cape Town, please click here.   

How to buy at auction.....

A key objective of any reputable auctioneering company like Stephan Welz & Co. is to make an auction a pleasurable and profitable experience. 

This article gives you guidelines to buying at auction in person or using various absentee    bidding options    Read More

And how to sell at auction....

Our objective is to realise the best selling price for any suitable item from a broad range of categories.    We're here to help you through the process and to use our years of affiliation with specialists around the world if  beneficial.  or more information about selling  Read More 


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