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Bonhams open new HQ in Hong Kong and plan to alter sales series

28 May 2014

Bonhams have pledged to use their new Hong Kong headquarters to expand the territory’s traditional sales programme throughout the year.

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Chicken cup sets new record at £21.5m

14 April 2014

A new auction high for Chinese porcelain was set last week when Sotheby’s sold a tiny Chenghua period ‘chicken cup’ for a hammer price of HK$250m (£21.5m) as part of their latest Hong Kong sale series.

New record for white diamond

14 October 2013

Sotheby’s crowned their five-day HK$4.2bn (£354.5m) sales series in Hong Kong this month with a record price for a white diamond.

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Spink commit to Far East focus as CEO relocates

04 October 2013

In what they are describing as a first for a global auction house, Spink are taking the significant step of locating their boss in Hong Kong.

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Christie’s to sell Croydon’s £9m collection of Chinese treasures in Hong Kong

16 September 2013

The London Borough of Croydon has chosen Christie’s as the auctioneers for its controversial sale of 24 Chinese works of art from its collection.

Cross-promotion deal for Fine Art Asia and Masterpiece

24 April 2013

‘Masterpiece London’ has announced a link with Hong Kong’s ‘Fine Art Asia’ this year, with the incorporation of a Hong Kong Pavilion at the fourth edition of the London fair from June 26-July 3.

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Bowl sets new Kangxi record at £5.8m

22 April 2013

A new auction high for Qing Kangxi porcelain was established in Sotheby’s latest spring sale series in Hong Kong.

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Rarities reinforce Leica as the world's most sought-after camera

03 December 2012

Leica cameras proved one of the must-have auction prizes in recent sales with record prices at Westlicht in Vienna and Bonhams Hong Kong.

Christie's win naming battle

26 November 2012

Christie’s have won a High Court bid in Hong Kong to prevent another auction house benefiting from using a name that was sufficiently close to theirs to cause confusion.

Hong Kong move for China Guardian as obstacles to mainland prospects gather

30 July 2012

Beijing-based auction house China Guardian is reported to be launching a sales programme in Hong Kong this autumn.

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Sotheby’s total down in Hong Kong despite record for Song ceramic

16 April 2012

SOTHEBY’S concluded their latest Hong Kong series of sales on April 4, raising a premium-inclusive total of over HK$2.46bn (£212.5m) for the eight sales containing over 2780 lots.

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Christie’s and Sotheby’s galleries raise the stakes in Hong Kong

10 April 2012

LARGE new gallery spaces in Hong Kong look set to provide the battleground in the competition for private treaty sales between Sotheby’s and Christie’s.

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Records in Hong Kong despite Chinese credit squeeze

12 December 2011

THE selectivity in the Chinese ceramics and works of art market seen in London in early November was repeated during Christie’s and Bonhams’ latest Asian series in Hong Kong.

Spink expand in Hong Kong

21 November 2011

SPINK have acquired Hong Kong-based Phila China, a philatelic auction house founded by Anna Lee.

Stanley Gibbons expand into Asia

10 October 2011

COLLECTABLES specialists Stanley Gibbons have opened a new office in Hong Kong in a bid to stake a claim in the Asian market for coins, military medals, stamps and historical documents.

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Record Hong Kong series tackles non-payment issue

03 May 2011

SOTHEBY’S latest Asian series represented an all-time high for the firm in Hong Kong.

Lloyd Webber wine sale shows Far Eastern thirst

01 February 2011

DEMAND for fine wines showed no sign of abating at the latest round of auctions in Hong Kong.

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Chinese works join highest ranks of world art market after record in Hong Kong series

22 October 2010

THE world auction record for a Chinese ceramic of work of art toppled during Sotheby's latest week-long Asian sales series of classical, modern and contemporary Chinese art, watches, wine and jewellery in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong sales enjoy the great bounce back

29 April 2010

WHAT a difference a year can make. At the start of 2009 vendors shaken by the economic climate were reticent to consign to the major houses’ Hong Kong sales. But, a series of strong international Chinese sales during the latter half of last year restored market confidence.

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Hong Kong sales solid across the board

22 December 2009

WHAT the latest Asian auction series in Hong Kong lacked in terms of headline-grabbing 18th century Imperial blockbusters, it more than made up for in solid performances across the board.

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