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.


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Remarkable Rembrandt print prices as Christie's disperses Sam Josefowitz collection

02 January 2024

Rembrandt prints were a prominent feature of the London Old Master sales in December.

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London calling for two artists a century apart

02 January 2024

A couple of views of London were strongly contested at the latest Old Master auction series in the capital.

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Renaldi captures the imagination at London Old Master sales

02 January 2024

Quirky subjects generate the most eye-catching results at the latest Old Master auction series

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Christie’s auction sales plummet due to macro economics and lack of stand-out single-owner sale

19 December 2023

Auction house Christie’s reported auction sales of $5bn (£4.06bn) in 2023, down 30% on 2022.

Jussi Pylkkänen

Pylkkänen steps down from the Christie’s rostrum for the final time

18 December 2023

Christie’s latest series of ‘Classic Week’ auctions were the last conducted by global president and lead auctioneer Jussi Pylkkänen before leaving the company to become an independent art adviser.

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Early Rembrandt heads London Old Master sales

11 December 2023

A couple of headline lots, a scattering of rare and unusual pictures and one of the most valuable consignments of prints ever offered lifted the latest series of Old Master auctions in London.

Canaletto's Grand Canal

Canaletto leads Christie’s Old Master sale as Pylkkänen bows out

07 December 2023

A pair of Venetian scenes by Canaletto (1697-1768) topped Christie’s latest Old Master sale in London.

Philip Hewat Jaboor's entrance hall

The Colour Purple: Collection of Philip Hewat-Jaboor comes to Christie’s

30 November 2023

The collection of connoisseur, art adviser and Masterpiece London fair chairman will be offered at Christie’s next February.

Picasso's Femme a la montre

Picasso powers ahead to crown New York evening sales

13 November 2023

A good crop of top-end Impressionist and Modern pictures lifted the latest flagship series of auctions in New York.

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Inside story on Ombersley Court

13 November 2023

A £2m collection of English country house furnishings from Ombersley Court, a Grade I-listed country house near Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, comes for sale at Christie’s this month.

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Griffin tribute from Ombersley Court

13 November 2023

On November 29 Christie’s will offer Ombersley Court: The Collection of Lord and Lady Sandys – a historic collection of an English aristocratic family spanning five centuries.

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Paris puts on an auction show at fair time

06 November 2023

A raft of Modern and Contemporary art auctions were held in Paris in the second half of October coinciding with the Paris + par Art Basel fair held at the Grand Palais Ephemère.

Ombersley Court

Historic collection from grand Worcestershire home comes to auction at Christie’s

31 October 2023

A £2m collection from Ombersley Court, a Grade I-listed country house near Droitwich Spa, will be offered at Christie’s next month.

Jussi Pylkkänen

Christie’s auction star Jussi Pylkkänen to leave after 38 years

25 October 2023

Jussi Pylkkänen, Christie’s global president, plans to step down at the end of the year to work as an independent art advisor.

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Pair of chairs record toppled twice in same Rothschild sale

23 October 2023

The auction record for a pair of chairs was broken twice as part of Christie’s Rothschild family auction series in New York.

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Not such a warm response to Frieze week auctions compared to last year

23 October 2023

The latest Frieze week auctions in London generated a markedly lower total than the equivalent series last year.

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Charlie Watts sale drums up top bids for super first editions

23 October 2023

Agatha Christie and Evelyn Waugh records beaten as collection of a Rolling Stone comes to auction

Rembrandt picture

Reidentified Rembrandt emerges at Sotheby's auction

16 October 2023

Sotheby’s and Christie’s have both announced major lots that will feature at the next series of Old Master auctions in London in December.

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Previews: Unrecorded Tipu Sultan swords among highlights on offer this season

16 October 2023

Two previously unrecorded swords from the Tiger of Mysore are among the stand-out lots on offer in upcoming auctions and from dealers

Penelope and Euriclea

Angelica Kauffman picture returns to National Trust’s Stourhead after 140 years

10 October 2023

Angelica Kauffman’s Penelope and Euriclea has been bought at auction by Stourhead, the National Trust’s Wiltshire stately home, and will go back on display at the property for the first time since the mid-19th century.

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