The art of the deal, October 10

10 Oct 2015

It was as if China's stock market turmoil had never happened with a series of record sales at Hong Kong's autumn auction season. Items offered ranged from an auction record for a Chinese imperial portrait through a vintage car to a first-time painting by Alibaba's Jack Ma Yun that raised HK$42.2 million for his environmental charity. Other notable sales included a rare grey pearl necklace that once belonged to a British aristocrat that sold for HK$41 million and a set of emerald and diamond jewellery by William Goldberg that sold for HK$23.01 million.