Last month we announced our half-year results of £2.9 billion (US$4.5 billion), up 8% on the same period for 2014. This has been a strong year across many categories but especially for Impressionist and Modern and Post-War and Contemporary Art as well as Asian Art.
Rebecca Wei, President of Christie’s Asia, stated that it was also a great start for the region in 2015 where the number of buyers increased by 9% from the same period last year. Demonstrating the strength of Asian Art and its global appeal were the results from New York of the remarkable collection of Robert Ellsworth earlier this year. This was further supported within the region by our Shanghai and Hong Kong sales, the latter of which realised £287.1 million – up 18% from 2014 – and saw a new record for the most valuable jewellery auction ever held in Asia at HK$909.7 million/ US$117.9 million with over 90% of buyers coming from Asia.
Christie’s is now accepting consignments to the forthcoming Hong Kong Autumn auctions. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of our international team for a free and confidential valuation or to discuss buying and selling with Christie’s.
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