New free trade zone opens in Shanghai

10 October 2013

Christie’s mainland Chinese debut, the First Shanghai Auction on September 26, coincided with the opening of a free-trade zone in Shanghai.

Christie’s achieve £16.3m on their China debut

04 October 2013

Christie’s successfully completed their first auction in mainland China on September 26.

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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.

First China sale for Christie’s announced

02 September 2013

Christie’s, the first international auction house to be granted a licence to operate independently in mainland China, have announced the date of their first auction.

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Pilot sale sheds light on what Chinese buyers like among Western chattels

30 April 2013

A major new marketplace or simply a case of wishful thinking? That was the question as the Association of Accredited Auctioneers (Triple-A) and their Beijing-based partners, Huachen Auctions, held a much-heralded auction in south east China.

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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UK’s £8m consignment for China arrives safely

19 April 2013

Fine art, antiques and collectables worth £8m, consigned from the UK by a consortium of regional auctioneers, arrived safely and without incident in China in time for a ground-breaking sale at the Xiamen Free Port in Fujian Province.

Christie’s to hold sales in Shanghai

15 April 2013

Christie’s are to hold auctions in Shanghai from this autumn, making them the first international fine art auction company to win a licence to operate independently in mainland China.

TEFAF unveil plans for a new fair in China

26 March 2013

TEFAF have announced that they are in discussions with Sotheby’s about the possibility of launching a high-end art fair in mainland China next year.

Global art market valued at €43bn

15 March 2013

The latest TEFAF market report values the global art market at €43 billion for the last year. The figure was 7% down the previous year, but the fall is wholly explained by a €3.5bn decline in sales in China.


UK auction houses head for China with £8m consignment

11 March 2013

Fine art, antiques and collectables worth £8m, consigned from the UK by a consortium of regional auctioneers, are currently on a container ship heading to China.

UK salerooms to stage first sale in China

22 January 2013

The Association of Accredited Auctioneers (Triple-A), founded in 2012 by 19 UK auctioneers to attract Chinese buyers, are to hold an auction of Western fine art and antiques in China.


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.

Chinese art market concerns raise question of regulation

05 November 2012

The Chinese government is considering regulation of the country’s burgeoning but problematic art market.

New wreck discovered in South China Sea

01 October 2012

Fishermen are reported to have discovered another ancient shipwreck, complete with cargo, in the South China Sea near Vung Tau off the South East coast of Vietnam.


Export ban hits restorers using rattan

18 September 2012

The antiques trade could soon fall victim to the global rattan shortage prompted by an Indonesian export ban.



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