Auction house knocks on city's door

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 July, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 06 July, 2007, 12:00am

International fine art auctioneer Bonhams recently signalled its arrival in the Asian region by hosting a cocktail reception before launching three bidding campaigns last month at the Asia International Arts and Antiques Fair 2007, held at AsiaWorld-Expo.

As potential clients, collectors and art lovers entered the venue and enjoyed a welcome drink, they also had the chance to preview the selection of artefacts available.

Bidding was split into three categories: Asian contemporary art, fine Chinese ceramics and works of art, and the Green Willow Hall collection of jade carvings. Among the cultured crowd were actress Sheren Tang Shui-man, Monica Chan Fat-yung, Denis Martinet and Tuyet Nguyet.