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Lilly Chan

Phillips swoops on Christie’s Asian art expert to run its Asia business from Hong Kong

18 April 2017

Phillips has hired Christie’s Lilly Chan to become managing director of its Asia business.

Ming bowl

Exceptional Ming ‘fish pond’ bowl sells for more than £22m at auction in Hong Kong

05 April 2017

An exceptional Xuande mark and period ‘fish pond’ bowl, trumpeted by Sotheby’s as among the greatest examples of early Ming blue and white porcelain in private hands, sold in Hong Kong for HK$229m (£22.9m) on April 4.

Ivory

Chinese authorities begin ivory trade shut down

31 March 2017

China is shutting a third of its ivory factories and shops, as it begins to meet the requirements of a formal ban by the end of the year.

Boomerang table

Mid-century makes its journey to Hong Kong

18 March 2017

Coinciding with Hong Kong sales in March, Sotheby’s is holding a selling exhibition of mid-century European furniture in its Hong Kong gallery from March 20-26.

HK pirate painting

Dealer Roger Keverne donates pirate painting to Hong Kong museum

15 December 2016

Asian art dealers Roger and Miranda Keverne donated a Chinese export painting, depicting pirates on the China coast, to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

Canda Vajrapani figure at Bonhams

Bonhams sets record for Tibetan sculpture after nine minutes of bidding

07 December 2016

An imposing brass alloy figure of Canda Vajrapani set an auction record for a Tibetan sculpture when it was knocked down at HK$42.5m (£4.34m) at Bonhams Hong Kong.

Christie’s Beijing

Christie’s opens new site in Beijing

14 October 2016

Christie’s has opened its third premises in China with a new space in Beijing.

Asian art dealer Roger Keverne

Roger Keverne sells works from personal collection at Hong Kong auction

13 October 2016

London Asian art specialist Roger Keverne chose to mark his 50th year in the trade with a sale of items from his personal collection.

Claude Monet oil painting Normandy

Monet sails into Hong Kong at upcoming Fine Art Asia fair

30 September 2016

Fine Art Asia, the international fine art and antiques fair in Hong Kong, will open its doors with an invitation-only preview on October 1.

Ivory antique

British ivory exports to Hong Kong under scrutiny

28 September 2016

Wildlife campaigners are calling for a crackdown on ivory exports from the UK after a report revealed trade doubled to Hong Kong last year.

Major coin show set to kick off in Hong Kong

17 August 2016

Over 100 exhibitors have signed up for the inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show which opens on Friday, making it one of the largest numismatic shows of the year in Asia.

China Guardian founder takes largest shareholding in Sothebys

04 August 2016

The largest shareholder in Beijing’s China Guardian Auctions has also become the largest single shareholder in Sotheby’s. Cheng Dongshen, chairman and chief executive of Taikang Life Insurance, purchased $230m or 8m Sotheby’s shares across June and July and now has a 13.5% stake.

Hong Kong to tighten ivory rules but gives traders five-year grace period

12 July 2016

Hong Kong has given its ivory traders five years before its rules are tightened.

Clare McAndrew leaves TEFAF to sign with Art Basel

14 June 2016

Economist and author of the annual TEFAF Art Market Report Clare McAndrew has left TEFAF to join with Art Basel, it has been announced.

Contemporary art dealer David Zwirner

Contemporary art dealer David Zwirner opens fourth gallery in Hong Kong

13 June 2016

Contemporary art dealer David Zwirner has announced plans to open a fourth gallery in Hong Kong in 2017.

Lee Young during Lyon & Turnbull's Hong Kong sale

Ming stem cup takes £3.68m at Lyon & Turnbull's inaugural sale in Asia

31 May 2016

A Ming stem cup sold at Lyon & Turnbull’s debut auction in Hong Kong today for £3.68m (HK$41,560,000) including buyer’s premium.

Record-breaking results at Sotheby's Hong Kong.

Records broken as Sotheby's Hong Kong spring series comes to a close

07 April 2016

The Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring series of sales closed today chalking up a total of HK$502.8m/USD$64.5m/GB£242.3m.

Bonhams drop staff in Hong Kong

07 March 2016

Bonhams say they are “reorganising operations” after Magnus Renfrew, the company’s deputy chairman in Asia, was laid off along with seven other members of staff based in Hong Kong.

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Sotheby’s to offer £20m Pilkington collection in Hong Kong

21 January 2016

The centrepiece of Sotheby’s April auction series in Hong Kong will be the collection of around 100 lots of Chinese porcelain spanning the Tang to Qing dynasties that was formed by the British collector Roger Pilkington.

Hong Kong to bring new rules on ivory

21 January 2016

Hong Kong is to tighten its rules on ivory.

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