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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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Chinese up the stakes in war against fakes

20 September 2010

EXPERIMENTAL technology designed to determine the age of ceramics by scientific means is now being put to use at the heart of the Chinese works of art trade.

Chinese set new standards for their auction houses

12 July 2010

A SERIES of guidelines designed to encourage standard and proper practice in the fine art auction industry in China were unveiled on June 31. They are the first measures of their type since sales by auction were permitted to resume in the People’s Republic 23 years ago.

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Scroll sets record for Chinese work of art

14 June 2010

BEIJING auctioneers Poly established a new milestone for Chinese art on June 3 selling a 38ft (15m) long calligraphic hand scroll by a Song Dynasty master for RMB390m ($57.4m) plus 12 per cent buyer's premium.

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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.

China Guardian release record results

22 February 2010

BEIJING-based auction house China Guardian has published record sales results for 2009.

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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.

Compensation mooted as China changes tack over return of works of art

30 November 2009

CHINA is to encourage the return of its cultural heritage by offering overseas collectors “reasonable compensation”.

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.

Beijing first for the-saleroom

07 September 2009

ATG's www.the-saleroom.com launches the first live internet bidding sale in Beijing this Friday. The Seasonal Sale at Huachen Auctions offered an online catalogue in both English and Chinese via the-saleroom's online platform.

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Fake repeating clocks emerge on eBay

01 September 2009

A NEW crop of fake carriage clocks, believed to be made in China, has appeared on eBay.

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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.

Christie’s unveil their ambitions for Asia

04 August 2008

With an eye to one of the world’s major emerging markets, Christie’s are strengthening their position in the Far East.

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