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.


Manuscript

Bath astronomy museum to raise £108,000 to buy manuscript via Christie’s private sale

28 September 2022

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath has launched a fundraising campaign to buy a Caroline Herschel memoir.

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Reese: mad about Melville

26 September 2022

The latest in a series of auctions to draw on the private library of one of the more prominent antiquarian book dealers of his generation, William S Reese (1955-2018), ran from September 1-14 at Christie’s New York (26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium).

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Get set for the Getty collection

19 September 2022

Ann and Gordon Getty sale turns focus to the best of British and Continental furnishing.

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Selective chiming for French clocks

19 September 2022

Not quite in step with contemporary interiors, French decorative clocks have had a lower profile at auction in recent times.

‘Going to the Match’ by LS Lowry

Lowry’s ‘Going to the Match’ reappears at auction with £5m-8m estimate

14 September 2022

Christie’s is offering one of LS Lowry’s most famous works, ‘Going to the Match’, two decades after it last sold at auction.

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First issue copy of Newton’s ‘greatest scientific work’ edges past top estimate

12 September 2022

Though around 30% of the 150 lots remained unsold, no fewer than eight of those offered in a held by Christie’s (15/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) in London brought six-figure bids.

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Give it some STIK

12 September 2022

'Laugh now but one day we’ll be in charge' is a Christie’s auction from September 7-21 celebrating editions created in the 21st century by ‘leading artists and sought after new talents’.

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Commons sense: tracking down a parliamentary artist

12 September 2022

Seven years of research, multiple meetings with members of the Lords and the Commons and tracking down an artist’s grandchild in Scotland were all part of dealer Daniel Hadden’s process to establish the painter of an unusual picture he had bought at an antiques fair.

Galerie Steinitz

French antiques dealer teams up with Christie’s to auction blockchain-recorded furniture

07 September 2022

Antiques dealer Benjamin Steinitz is to offer 58 lots of furniture and decorative arts at auction that will be registered and secured on a blockchain.

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Art Market: Isabel Goldsmith gems come to market

05 September 2022

Notable examples of Victorian art sell at Christie's as renowned collector downsizes

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John Banting bleeds for his art

05 September 2022

Among the works commanding decent interest at Christie’s Isabel Goldsmith sale this summer were handful of lots from the Modern British category.

Cezanne, La Montagne Sainte Victoire 1

Christie’s auction of $1bn Paul Allen collection could be the largest in history

27 August 2022

An unprecedented collection of art belonging to the late Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, could break records as it goes under the hammer at Christie’s.

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‘First editions, second thoughts’ of notable names

22 August 2022

The headline borrows the title given to an online Christie’s (26/20% buyer’s premium) sale – one that presented more than 80 modern first editions.

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Market struggles with short supply

22 August 2022

Consignments thin on the ground judging by the latest auctions series in London

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Elusive Rembrandt impression sets second highest price for an Old Master print

22 August 2022

Despite the issues of supply affecting the market, odd pockets of success were evident at the latest Old Master sales in London.

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Napoleonic memorabilia: Bust of Boney sold at Sotheby's among latest highlights

15 August 2022

Rediscovered sculpted portrait heads a special report covering recent lots linked to the man who became emperor, dedicated to both his triumphs and defeats

Christ carrying the Cross

National Gallery acquires two paintings via government tax scheme

09 August 2022

Two Italian pictures have joined the National Gallery’s collection via the government’s inheritance tax scheme.

Fernand Khnopff drawing

Khnopff’s Medusa sketch tops sale of works from Isabel Goldsmith collection at Christie’s

27 July 2022

A small work on paper by the symbolist Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921) led a selection of works from the Isabel Goldsmith collection offered at Christie’s.

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Christie's Givenchy makeover: Buyers look for sophisticated blend of old and modern at marathon sale

18 July 2022

After a world-wide pre-sale tour that took in three continents, a five-day public viewing in Paris and over two weeks of live and online sales, on June 23 the curtain finally came down on Christie’s Paris (26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) summer auction series of the collection of Hubert de Givenchy (1927-2018).

Christie’s Jussi Pylkkänen

Christie’s confident for rest of year despite challenging climate after hitting £3.3bn in half year sales

13 July 2022

Christie’s released its first half results for 2022, reporting total sales at £3.3bn ($4.1bn), up 34% on the previous year.

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