RELEASE: DECEMBER LUXURY WEEK AT CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK FETCHES $72.2 MILLION TOTAL WITH EXCEPTIONAL SALES OF JEWELRY, WATCHES, WINE AND 20TH CENTURY DESIGN

New York

New York – Christie’s is pleased to announce its December Luxury Week of sales exceeded pre-sales estimates, achieving a combined total of $72,213,770 (£44,772,537/ €54,882,465). This bi-annual sales series takes place at Christie’s New York each June and December, offering an exciting finale to the spring and fall auction seasons. Between December 10 and 15, Christie’s Rockefeller Center flagship was host to six auctions devoted to the finest in Jewelry, Watches, Wine and 20th Century Design, with over 1,000 items offered in total.

This brings the total for December Luxury Week at Christie’s New York to a combined total of $72.2 million, against a pre-sale low estimate of $56 million.

 

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*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.