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Surya Rutten

Auctioneer Asian Art & Objects / Buddhism

Art lets you see aspects of a culture you wouldn’t otherwise get to know.

When her globetrotting parents moved to Nepal to run a hotel, eight-year-old Surya Rutten went with them. There she learned all about the culture, which has always fascinated her. Back in the Netherlands, she helped with her father’s art trade. His business focused on high-end Asian and African art. Her choice of studies was motivated by her interest in Asian art and culture, but the family business also beckoned. Surya soon played a vital role in her father’s company, which she eventually took over. She has acquired a vast knowledge of Asian art, having attended many annual fairs and dealt with thousands of items.

Surya is someone who likes to keep busy, so Catawiki is the perfect match for her. With hundreds of the most diverse lots every week, she can study, search and acquire knowledge to her heart’s content. Thanks to her vast experience, Surya can fully assess the lots on offer based on photographs. She also enjoys the contact she has with the sellers. With their common interest, she feels putting together a good auction is a fantastic shared challenge.

  • Spent part of her youth in Asia
  • Over 20 years' experience in Asian art
  • Owned her own art dealership
  • Visited many fairs for Asian art

In the spotlight More exceptional lots

How to sell through Catawiki

  1. 1. Seller registration

    Register for seller privileges free of charge. You can offer up as many objects as you wish with a minimum estimated value of 75 euro.

  2. 2. Submit items

    Once your items and descriptions have been approved by our auctioneers, they are scheduled for auction.

  3. 3. The thrill of auction

    Experience the excitement as bidders from all over the world place their bids on your submitted items!

  4. 4. Make money safely

    You won’t be asked to ship your items until the buyer has transferred payment. Catawiki manages payments between buyers and sellers.

The advantages of Catawiki’s auctions

  • High revenues

  • Swift sales

  • Secure payment format

  • International bidding audience

  • Auctioneer supervision

  • Optional reserve price for expensive items

  • Professional customer service

  • User friendly

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