Christie's

Christie's was founded in 1766 by James Christie in London. It holds about 450 auctions a year across with around 80 categories including fine art, jewellery, photography and wine.
 
Christie's has an international presence through its 12 salerooms including London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Dubai, Mumbai and Hong Kong. They also have 53 offices in 32 countries.


A c.1600-1610 elephant automaton clock

Elephant in the room: an exceptional clock

18 October 2021

A rare 17th century elephant automaton clock was the star of the Christie’s New York Exceptional sale when it sold at $2.15m (£1.58m) to a private buyer.

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'Lovely' copy of George Eliot’s masterpiece

11 October 2021

The timed online sale of Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana that closes at Christie’s New York on October 15 includes books from the estate of Theodore Cohn, a professor of political science.

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Asian art auction previews: Gone fishing

11 October 2021

This 9in (23cm) Iznik jug from Ottoman Turkey, c.1580, has an estimate of £40,000-60,000 at Christie’s Art of the Islamic & Indian Worlds sale on October 28.

Rose and Gallichan's home

Victorian decorative art collection captures the imagination at Christie’s

07 October 2021

A major collection of Victorian decorative art and pictures drew attention from both the trade and collectors at Christie’s, reaching a hammer total of £1.7m (plus 25/20/14.5% buyer's premium).

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Ghastly tales, joyful vendors

04 October 2021

Remarkably well-preserved 1818 Frankenstein and 1897 Dracula firsts impress in New York

Claude Lalanne’s bronze ‘L’Enlèvement d’Europe’

Modern sculpture’s power couple: Works by the Lalannes continue to rise at auction

25 September 2021

Demand for works by the artist duo Claude Lalanne (1925-2019) and her husband François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008) continues on a roll.

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Pioneering Caxton work leads the way for an impressive diverse selection

20 September 2021

Three very different lots brought six-figure bids at a Christie’s (25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) summer sale – and they were not the only ones to reach such impressive heights.

A parcel gilt dish

Parcel gilt dish is headline lot of Christie’s Chinese sale

13 September 2021

Christie’s Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale on September 23 is headlined by this parcel gilt dish.

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Clocks: the six factors that determine value in the clock market

30 August 2021

Maker, movement, case decoration, provenance, rarity and original condition are the factors that combine to create value in the clock market. Here Richard Fox discusses some of the best examples recently sold at auction with the views of specialists at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams

Bartolomé González y Serrano portrait

Texas museum buys courtly Spanish portrait at Christie’s

24 August 2021

The Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas has announced that it was the buyer of a Spanish Baroque Old Master at a Christie’s auction last year.

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Christie’s calls for an up-and-coming curator to stage Contemporary show

21 August 2021

Christie's is offering an up-and-coming curator the chance to organise a two-week-long London art exhibition in January.

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Art Market: Are Old Masters suffering from long Covid?

09 August 2021

After a difficult period because of the pandemic, the latest round of Old Master sales in London returned to some kind of normality.

Christies Hong Kong saleroom The Henderson

Christie's to open permanent saleroom in Hong Kong

03 August 2021

Christie’s is to step up its operations in the Far East with its first permanent saleroom and gallery space in Hong Kong.

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Poynter panels reunited after selling at Christie's and through dealer Rupert Maas

26 July 2021

Separated for over a century, a trio of small panels by Sir Edward John Poynter (1836-1919) have been reunited thanks to a dealer, an auction and two Australian Victorian art collectors.

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French sales bouncing back after Covid impact

26 July 2021

Sales figures or 'bilan' for the first half of this year have been released by some auction firms in France.

Thomas Lawrence's 'The Red Boy'

Lawrence’s ‘The Red Boy’ bought by The National Gallery in deal via Christie’s

24 July 2021

The National Gallery is to acquire a portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) with the help of charitable donations and advice from Christie’s.

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Christie’s says Asian buyers now dominant

19 July 2021

Asian buyers have become the dominant force at the top end of the auction market, according to Christie’s.

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Art Deco necklace fetches new high for Fouquet

19 July 2021

A quintessential example of avant-garde Art Deco jewellery by a French designer who was renowned for such modernist pieces was the toast of Christie’s (25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) online Jewellery sale in Paris which closed on July 7.

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Marble bust among notable items gained by Cheffins in referral from Christie’s

19 July 2021

Cheffins (24.5% buyer’s premium) in Cambridge has enjoyed some fine referrals from Christie’s in recent times.

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