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  • 23 May 2022

Christie’s Hong Kong Handbags & Accessories Spring Auction

Achieved Sale Total of HK$52,597,440/ US$6,722,219

95% Sold by Lot | Hammer Price 133% Above Total Low Estimate
70% of Lots Surpassed Pre-Sale High Estimates

Louis Vuitton Trunks from a Prominent Japanese Collector 100% Sold

Hong Kong – On 23 May, Christie’s Handbags and Accessories live auction achieved HK$52,597,440/ US$6,722,219, with a 95% sell-through rate by lot, and hammer price of 133% over total low estimate. The bustling saleroom saw strong global participation from 14 countries across 4 continents, with 70% of lots sold above their high estimates, and over 40% of lots sold via Christie’s LiveTM .

The Spring Edition of Louis Vuitton Trunks from a Prominent Japanese Collector was 100% sold, and the top performing lot of this sale section was lot 3806 –  a Special Order Watch Monogram Trunk, 2008, sold for HK$604,800/ US$77,436 (shown left).

Winsy Tsang, Head of Department of Handbags & Accessories, Christie’s Asia Pacific, commented, “We are thrilled to continue leading the global handbag auction market here in Asia, with the excellent results achieved today not only for handbags, but also for trunks and accessories. It is always a pleasure to see so many handbag lovers from all over the world, convened in our saleroom and also joining us online, and their passion in bidding on their favourite lots. We look forward to seeing this robust buying momentum continue through to the ‘Handbags Online: The New York Edit’ (26 May – 9 June).”

Celebrated Hermès designs which surpassed the HK$1 million threshold:Lot 3916|A RARE, MATTE WHITEHIMALAYA NILOTICUS CROCODILE RETOURNÉ KELLY 25 WITH PALLADIUM HARDWAREHERMÈS, 2019Price realised:HK$1,638,000/ US$209,721

Celebrated Hermès designs which surpassed the HK$1 million threshold:

Lot 3916|
A RARE, MATTE WHITE
HIMALAYA NILOTICUS CROCODILE RETOURNÉ KELLY 25 WITH PALLADIUM HARDWARE
HERMÈS, 2019 

Price realised:
HK$1,638,000/ US$209,721

Celebrated Hermès designs which surpassed the HK$1 million threshold:Lot 3825A CUSTOM MATTEBLACK ALLIGATOR & ROUGE VIF SWIFT LEATHERQUELLE IDOLE WITH PALLADIUM HARDWAREHERMÈS, 2020Price realised:HK$1,638,000/ US$209,721Pre-sale low estimate: HK$600,000/ US$76,821

Celebrated Hermès designs which surpassed the HK$1 million threshold:

Lot 3825
A CUSTOM MATTE
BLACK ALLIGATOR & ROUGE VIF SWIFT LEATHER
QUELLE IDOLE WITH PALLADIUM HARDWARE
HERMÈS, 2020 

Price realised:
HK$1,638,000/ US$209,721

Pre-sale low estimate:
HK$600,000/ US$76,821

Celebrated Hermès designs which surpassed the HK$1 million threshold:A RARE, FAUVE BARÉNIA LEATHER & BOG OAK KELLYWOOD 22 WITH PALLADIUM HARDWAREHERMÈS, 2020Price realisedHK$1,512,000/ US$193,589Pre-sale low estimate: HK$600,000/ US$76,821

Celebrated Hermès designs which surpassed the HK$1 million threshold:

A RARE, FAUVE BARÉNIA LEATHER & BOG OAK KELLYWOOD 22 WITH PALLADIUM HARDWARE
HERMÈS, 2020

Price realised
HK$1,512,000/ US$193,589

Pre-sale low estimate:
HK$600,000/ US$76,821

Celebrated Hermès designs which surpassed the HK$1 million threshold:A RARE, MATTE BLEU MARINE ALLIGATOR, DEEP BLUE MADAME, ORANGE H SWIFT, BLEU INDIGO & BLEU OBSCUR SOMBRERO,CRAIE EPSOM LEATHER FAUBOURG SELLIER BIRKIN 20 WITH PALLADIUM HARDWAREHERMÈS, 2020Price realised: HK$1,260,000/ US$161,324Pre-sale low estimate: HK$800,000/ US$102,428

Celebrated Hermès designs which surpassed the HK$1 million threshold:

A RARE, MATTE BLEU MARINE ALLIGATOR, DEEP BLUE MADAME, ORANGE H SWIFT, BLEU INDIGO & BLEU OBSCUR SOMBRERO,
CRAIE EPSOM LEATHER FAUBOURG SELLIER BIRKIN 20 WITH PALLADIUM HARDWARE
HERMÈS, 2020 

Price realised:
HK$1,260,000/ US$161,324

Pre-sale low estimate:
HK$800,000/ US$102,428

Other top performing lots include:Lot 3856A CUSTOM SHINY JAUNE AMBRE & BEIGE SABLE ALLIGATOR SELLIERKELLY 25 WITH BRUSHED GOLD HARDWAREHERMÈS, 2020Price realised: HK$907,200/ US$116,153Pre-sale low estimate: HK$350,000/ US$44,812

Other top performing lots include:

Lot 3856
A CUSTOM SHINY JAUNE AMBRE & BEIGE SABLE ALLIGATOR SELLIER
KELLY 25 WITH BRUSHED GOLD HARDWARE
HERMÈS, 2020 

Price realised:
HK$907,200/ US$116,153

Pre-sale low estimate:
HK$350,000/ US$44,812

Other top performing lots include:Lot 3920A CUSTOM MATTE GRIS PERLE & BLACK ALLIGATOR MINI KELLY 20 II WITH GOLD HARDWAREHERMÈS, 2021Price realised: HK$756,000/ US$96,795Pre-sale low estimate: HK$300,000/ US$38,411

Other top performing lots include:

Lot 3920
A CUSTOM MATTE GRIS PERLE & BLACK ALLIGATOR MINI KELLY 20 II WITH GOLD HARDWARE
HERMÈS, 2021 

Price realised:
HK$756,000/ US$96,795

Pre-sale low estimate:
HK$300,000/ US$38,411

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, 2017), for a 20th century artwork (Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, 2022) and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019). Christie's is also recognised as a reference for prestigious single owner collections, having auctioned 8 of the 10 most important collections in history.

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including use of hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world, and the the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

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