Senior Vice President, International Director
With nearly 30 years of experience in field, 24 of which have been at Christie’s, Pola Antebi has made substantial contributions to Christie’s and to the field of Chinese ceramics and works of art, helping to secure Christie's position as the premier auction house for the sale of the finest imperial Chinese works of art. As one of the first employees of Christie’s Hong Kong, when it opened its doors in 1986, Ms. Antebi has witnessed first-hand the remarkable development of not only Chinese art and auctions in Asia, but played a crucial role in expanding Christie’s footprint in Asia, which today include 11 offices around the region. She was appointed Head of the Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art department in 1999, a position she held for 13 years, and established Christie’s Hong Kong as the auction house of choice for collectors of Chinese works of art, with sales totals in her category growing from US$11 million in 1998 to a record total of US$233 million in 2010. In 2012 she was promoted to International Director for the Chinese Works of Art department and is responsible for sourcing, marketing and promoting works for sales Hong Kong, New York, London and Paris. With expertise in Imperial ceramics, jades and works of art from the Yuan to theQing Dynasties (14th-19th Centuries) Ms. Antebi travels extensively and conducts appraisals and consults for an extensive network of institutions and private collectors. Ms. Antebi holds degrees in Art History and French Literature from the University of Vermont in the United States.