The much- anticipated Sotheby’s elBullicellar auction in Hong Kong on April 3, sold to benefit the elBulli foundation made HK$14.1 Million, with 82 per cent of items making more than their pre-sale estimate.Friday, 19 April, 2013, 11:10am
A small, plain bowl from the 12th century sold for a record HK$208 million - three times its pre-sale estimate - as Sotheby's five-day spring auction concluded yesterday in Hong Kong.
The 900-year-old Ru Guanyao (government ceramics kiln) lobed brush washer dating from the Northern Song dynasty is one of just five in private hands out of 79 in existence.5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
International auction houses have become victims of China's thriving art market, with the emergence of a stream of companies seemingly related to the world's big three - Sotheby's, Christie's and Bonhams.
Despite persistent legal action taken in Hong Kong and on the mainland, the pretenders keep appearing.15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Tomorrow sees the opening of Sotheby's diverse Hong Kong Autumn Sales. Highlights from the collection have been showcased in travelling exhibitions across Asia over the past month, and a mesmerising exhibition of all the items on offer will be held at Hall 3 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre's New Wing, from tomorrow until Thursday next week.30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Mainland artist Liu Xiaodong tells Ng Tze-wei how he learned to paint from a fresh point of view
For more than a decade after he graduated from Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1988, realist painter Liu Xiaodong made his name with his studio portraits, which were free of social or political symbolism.6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Auction house promises to exhibit a strong and exceptional lineup of more than 1,700 pieces, including contemporary Southeast Asian paintings3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
A Beijing court has ruled in favour of international auction house Sotheby's in a trademark-infringement case after a mainland auction company used the same name in Chinese.14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Considering Hongkongers' passion for collecting and investing, it was only a matter of time before banks and financial advisers started to cater to both interests by including collectables - art, vintage cars and the like - when assessing clients' portfolios, and hosting seminars on investing in such items.1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Diamonds, coloured stones, jadeite and antique watches worth more than HK$326 million will be up for auction next week. The jewellery sale consists of more than 300 pieces which are expected to sell for more than HK$310 million.5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am