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RESULTS: CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG AUTUMN SALES WEEK 2012 ACHIEVES HK$2.6 BILLION/US$333.8 MILLION

 

RESULTS | HONG KONG | 29 NOVEMBER 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG AUTUMN SALES WEEK 2012 ACHIEVES HK$2.6 BILLION/US$333.8 MILLION 

 “The momentum initiated at Christie’s auctions earlier this month in New York and Geneva has carried here to Hong Kong, sending a message to the market as the year of the Dragon comes to an end. The past 6 days and 13 sales at Christie’s Hong Kong were characterized by diversity and strong but not speculative prices. It totalled more than HK$2.6 billion/US$333.8 million.

These results dispel any doubt that the Chinese and Asian markets remain vibrant and strong, with active buyers and major collectors from the region participating at high levels. The quality of works offered consolidates the role of Hong Kong as a leading auction centre that attracts a global audience competing for the best works available,” said, François Curiel, President of Christie’s Asia.

CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG AUTUMN 2012 AUCTIONS  

TOP LOTS OF EACH CATEGORY

ASIAN 20TH CENTURY & CONTEMPORARY ART

Sales 2955, 2956, 2957

Saturday & Sunday, 2425 Nov

Sale Total: HK$674.6M/US$87.5M

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Sale 2955, Lot 011

CHU TEH-CHUN (B. 1920)

La forêt blanche II 

Estimate on request

Sold for: HK$ 60,020,000/US$ 7,784,594

 

CHINESE CERAMICS AND

WORKS OF ART

Sales 2966, 2965, 2963

Wednesday, 28 Nov

Sale Total: HK$523.6M/US$67.9M

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Sale 2963, Lot 2124

A magnificent imperial falangcai

enamelled glass brush pot

Qing Dynasty (1736-1795)

Estimate: HK$6,000,000 -8,000,000

Sold for: HK$ 48,820,000 / US$ 6,331,954

HONG KONG

MAGNIFICENT JEWELS

Sale 2968

Tuesday, 27 Nov

Sale Total: HK$580.2M/US$75.3M

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Sale 2968,  Lot 1904
A Burmese ruby (62.46 cts) and diamond necklace, by James W.Currens for Faidee

US$83,800 per ct

Estimate: HK$ 28,000,000-44,000,000

Sold for: HK$ 39,860,000/US$ 5,169,842

IMPORTANT WATCHES

Sale 2969

Wednesday, 28 Nov

Sale Total: HK$186.3M/US$24.2M

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Sale 2969, Lot 2952

Patek Philippe “Star Calibre 2000” 

Circa 2008, Ref. 990/1

Estimate: HK$ 18,000,000 - 32,000,000

Sold for: HK$ 25,300,000/ US$ 3,281,410

CHINESE PAINTINGS

Sales 2960, 2961

Monday & Tuesday, 26 – 27 Nov

Sale Total: HK$500.5M/US$64.9M

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Sale 2961, Lot 1047

XU BEIHONG (1895-1953)

Magpies on Branches

Estimate: HK$ 2,500,000 -3,000,000

Sold for: HK$ 21,940,000/US$ 2,845,618



FINE AND RARE WINES

Sales 2953, 2970, 2952

Friday to Sunday, 2325 Nov

Sale Total: HK$108.4M/US$14.1M

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Sale 2970, Lot 3646

Romanée-Conti – Vintage 2005

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

12 bottles

Estimate: HK$ 1,200,000 -1,400,000

Sold for: HK$ 1,694,000/US$ 219,712

 

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About Christie’s
Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction and private sales in the first half of 2013 that totaled £2.4 billion/ $3.68 billion. In 2012, Christie’s had global auction and private sales that totaled £3.92 billion/$6.27 billion making it the highest annual total in Christie’s history. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War and Contemporary, Impressionist and Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery. Private sales totaled £465.2 million ($711.8 million) in the first half of 2013, an increase of 13% on the previous year, and for the third successive year represents the highest total for the period in both company and art market history.

Christie’s has a global presence with 53 offices in 32 countries and 12 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Mumbai. More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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Lot 11, Sale 2955
CHU TEH-CHUN (B. 1920) La forêt blanche II
HK$60,020,000/US$7,784,594
Estimate: Estimate on request
Lot 2124, Sale 2963
A magnificent imperial falangcai enamelled glass brush pot Qing Dynasty (1736-1795)
Sold for: HK$48,820,000/US$6,331,954
Estimate: Estimate: HK$6,000,000-8,000,000
Lot 1904, Sale 2968
A Burmese ruby (62.46 cts) and diamond necklace, by James W.Currens for Faidee US$83,800 per ct
Sold for: HK$39,860,000/US$5,169,842
Estimate: Estimate: HK$28,000,000-44,000,000
Patek Philippe “Star Calibre 2000” Circa 2008, Ref. 990/1
Lot 2952, Sale 2969
Patek Philippe “Star Calibre 2000” Circa 2008, Ref. 990/1
Sold for: HK$25,300,000/ US$3,281,410
Estimate: Estimate: HK$18,000,000-32,000,000
Lot 1047, Sale 2961
XU BEIHONG (1895-1953) Magpies on Branches
Sold for: HK$21,940,000/US$2,845,618
Estimate: Estimate: HK$2,500,000-3,000,000