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opened a new office in Hong Kong in a bid to stake a claim in the Asian market for coins, military medals, stamps and historical documents.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

Deutsche Bank to sponsor major Hong Kong art fair

23 November 2009

DEUTSCHE Bank have signed a five-year deal to sponsor ART HK, the Hong Kong art fair which launched in 2008.

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Mainland Chinese buyers flex their muscles

19 October 2009

SOTHEBY’S latest Hong Kong Asian series saw mainland Chinese buyers come of age in the field of Imperial Chinese art.

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Demand remains high as supply lines are hit at Hong Kong sales

08 June 2009

In terms of the bottom line, Christie’s latest Hong Kong HK$1.07bn (£83.5m) premium-inclusive Asian series was a far cry from the firm’s record-breaking HK$2.4bn (then £162.2m) extravaganza last year.

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Market fears hit Hong Kong spring sales consignments

08 May 2009

SOTHEBY’S Hong Kong spring sales series of classical, modern and contemporary Asian art, wine, jewellery and watches from April 4 to 8 were not as financially rewarding for the firm as in recent times.

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Hong Kong sales series brings serious rethink over Chinese art

15 December 2008

The Chinese ceramics and works of art market is undergoing a price readjustment after a decade of unfettered growth, a trend highlighted at the latest Asian sales series staged at Christie's Hong Kong.

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The $50 gold coin that became a $500,000 rarity

01 September 2008

A gold pattern Chinese coin picturing Chang Tso Lin (1875-1928) was dubbed 'one of the rarest coins in the world' by A.H. Baldwin & Sons and Ma Tak Wo Numismatic Co Ltd who offered it for sale in Hong Kong on August 28.

Sotheby’s move Asian contemporary sales to Hong Kong

18 August 2008

SOTHEBY’S have announced that, as of next year, all their dedicated contemporary Asian art sales will be held in Hong Kong.

Wine sales return to Asia

11 August 2008

CHRISTIE’S first wine sale in Asia for seven years will take place in November after the auctioneers have decided to reintroduce wine auctions in Hong Kong.

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