RELEASE | CHRISTIE'S NEW YORK APRIL WINE

New York

New York – Christie’s is proud to share its April Wine sales line-up, with the first live New York auction of the season on April 16. More than 300 lots provide a curated assortment of the rarest wines and spirits currently on offer and seen at auction. The selection includes an exemplary collection of vintage champagne from Krug, Dom Pérignon and Salon Le Mesnil, along with an outstanding collection of fine Burgundy, First Growth Bordeaux and rarities from the Rhône.

The sale also includes The Glenlivet, The Winchester 50 Year old 1964, one of only 100 bottles produced and one of the greatest bottles of whisky ever released. We’re also delighted to offer another selection of bottles of Pre-Prohibition Overholt Rye Whisky distilled between 1908 and 1911 and offered in quart and pint sized bottles, a true rarity and piece of American history.

Christie’s is also proud to be entrusted with the sale of The Old Liquors American Presidents Collection’, from the Property of Mr. B. Van Der Bunt, being auctioned off during the April 13 New York Exceptional live sale. The astounding lot compromises 39 bottles of vintage Cognac and Armagnac, each dating to a United States Presidential term from George Washington through Jimmy Carter, Vintage 1789 – 1977.  Almost 200 years of American history is captured in this amazing offering, including Courvoisier 1884, Marnier-Lapostolle 1865, Otard Dupuy 1865, Bisquit Dubouché 1858, Pierre Chabanneau 1850, Meukow 1842, AE Dor 1840 along with one extremely rare bottle of 1789 Grand Champagne Cognac. Never before has such a collection of historic Cognac and Armagnac been offered for sale.

With price points from $500 to $60,000, the entirety of the April 16 auction provides an assortment of outstanding lots tailored to all collecting needs. Additional highlights are included below. The entirety of the sale is now live for browsing here.

 

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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. Christie’s has sold 8 of the 10 most important single-owner collections in history, including the Paul G. Allen Collection—the most valuable collection ever offered at auction (November 2022). 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 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 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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