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.


Canova sculpture

Long lost Canova sculpture bought at a garden auction for less than £5000 to be offered for £5m-8m at Christie's

18 March 2022

A long lost Antonio Canova (1757-1822) sculpture that previously sold for around £4400 in a garden statuary auction in 2002 is to be offered at Christie’s on July 7 with an estimate of £5m-8m.

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Lewis couple consignments guided in the millions at Christie’s

14 March 2022

Christie’s was first off the mark in terms of releasing details of upcoming lots at this summer’s Old Masters auction series in London. Last week it announced two important consignments from the collection of Cecil and Hilda Lewis.

Oleksandr Bohomazov's Landscape, Caucasus (undulating composition)

Auction houses ban Russian bidders as sanctions take hold

07 March 2022

A number of UK auction houses have stopped taking bids from buyers in Russia in response to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Surrealist entrance to Sotheby's

London series topped by £51.5m record for Magritte

07 March 2022

A Surrealist painting by René Magritte (1898-1967) led the latest round of Modern and Contemporary art sales in London.

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New appointments in US salerooms including Eleanor Walper joining Christie's

07 March 2022

Christie’s Jewels has appointed Eleanor Walper as associate vice president and specialist at Christie’s in Los Angeles.

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Signed writer photo-portraits at Christie's

07 March 2022

The two signed photo-portraits of writers reproduced here formed part of a November 17-December 1 sale held by Christie’s (15/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) that dispersed a single-owner collection of literary manuscripts billed as Exiles and Idealists.

Jon White and Steve Bucknell

A new auction house coming to Royal Wootton Bassett is among the latest Movers & Shakers news

02 March 2022

A round up of hires and jobs news from across the world of art and antiques.

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Know one’s snuff: Chinese snuff bottles are among the highlights of Asia Week New York

28 February 2022

A collection of Chinese snuff bottles offered in two sessions stands out among an intriguing selection of Asia Week New York auctions and dealer shows.

Renaissance roundel

Rare Renaissance roundel bought by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art after a nearly 20-year wait

24 February 2022

A rare Renaissance roundel has been bought by the Metropolitan Museum of Art nearly 20 years after its first attempt.

Bill Nelson

New hires and promotions – a round-up of the latest job news across the world of art and antiques

23 February 2022

An update on auction houses and dealership appointments in the UK and overseas.

Garniture

Pick of the week: From China to Peru to London – a bowl that inspired the royal goldsmiths

21 February 2022

This silver-gilt chinoiserie garniture would not have looked out of place at the Brighton Pavilion.

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A taste of Givenchy and Lagerfeld style at Sotheby’s and Christie’s

21 February 2022

Christie’s and Sotheby’s have both announced sales from collections of famous fashion designers to be held this year.

Regency silver gilt chinoiserie garniture

Combination of Chinese export and Regency silver stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week

18 February 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a pair of Chinese octagonal bowls combined with Paul Storr silver gilt plinths which more than doubled estimate at Christie’s.

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Renowned Americana collection formed by dealer William Reese up for sale at Christie's

07 February 2022

The collection of the late Americana book dealer William Reese (1955-2018) is coming to Christie’s from May this year.

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Six-figure Darwin discoveries

07 February 2022

Letter to fellow evolutionary pioneer detailed possible response to one of their critics

Hubert de Givenchy

Hubert de Givenchy collection comes to Christie’s

02 February 2022

The collection of Hubert de Givenchy (1927-2018), featuring more than 1200 lots of French and European furniture and works of art, will be offered at Christie's in Paris in June.

A Banquet Still Life by Jan Davidsz de Heem

Dutch de Heem still-life blocked from export in hope UK buyer emerges

01 February 2022

The government has placed a temporary export bar on a still-life painting by a Dutch artist in the hope a UK buyer will pay £6m to keep it in the country.

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French auction sales firmly show recovery from Covid

24 January 2022

Auction totals for 2021 underline the strong recovery since the start of the pandemic

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Top auction houses enjoy strong 2021

03 January 2022

Despite – or perhaps because of – the pandemic, three of the top international auction houses posted record or near-record results for 2021.

Christie's

Christie’s sales hit a five-year high but slip behind Sotheby’s for 2021

20 December 2021

Auction house Christie’s reported preliminary total sales of $7.1bn (£5.2bn) including fees for 2021.

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