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Auction houses pin hopes on spring sales

Shrugging off international competition, the mainland's art auction houses are busy preparing for their spring auction season, hopeful that collectors will start buying again after the market fell heavily.

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 5:03am

Asian gourmet forks out US$36,750 for dinner with top chef Ferran Adria

An anonymous Asian gourmet has paid US$36,750 at a New York auction to have dinner for four with top chef Ferran Adria.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:29am

Shanghai targets Hong Kong art market with licence for Christie's

Shanghai is threatening to steal a march on Hong Kong's art market by allowing a leading global auction house to conduct its business there.

10 Apr 2013 - 8:52am

Imperial bowl goes for record HK$74m at Sotheby's auction

A ruby-ground falangcai bowl sold for HK$74 million at a Sotheby's auction yesterday, setting a world record for porcelain made in the reign of Emperor Kangxi during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).

9 Apr 2013 - 8:04am

Whither China’s art market?

After the high values achieved in recent New York Asian art auctions, the art world’s eyes focus to Sotheby’s Hong Kong, with Chinese selling art, jewellery and wine this week.

2 Apr 2013 - 9:45am

Sotheby's Hong Kong to auction dinner of a lifetime with El Bullistar chef Ferran Adrià

Hongkongers who missed a chance to dine at one of the world's greatest restaurants will be offered the next best thing when Sotheby's Hong Kong auctions off a meal with El Bulli star chef Ferran Adrià next month.

11 Mar 2013 - 8:43am

Hong Kong still tops wine auction sales

Hong Kong is set to top wine auction sales again this year - a global crown it earned thanks to the reduction of the excise duty to zero in 2008. By the end of last month, the city had held 21 major events, raising a combined US$130.3 million this year.

6 Dec 2012 - 10:37am 2 comments

Sotheby’s autumn sales in Hong Kong drop as China economy slows

Sotheby’s sold HK$2 billion worth of Asian and Chinese artwork and luxury goods in its autumn sales in Hong Kong on Tuesday, a 37 per cent decline from the same period last year as the market consolidates on a weaker China economy.

The tally was also some 18 per cent less than the HK$2.4 billion Sotheby’s sold in its Hong Kong spring sales.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Auctions consolidate HK's status as art powerhouse

Hong Kong's status as an art auction powerhouse was underlined yesterday with record prices and frantic bidding at two sales.

In its debut sale in the city, China Guardian, a major mainland auction house, performed beyond expectations, reaping HK$354 million, which was almost three times the predicted HK$120 million.

8 Oct 2012 - 4:44am

Buddhist nun claims ownership of prized painting

A Taiwanese Buddhist nun has filed a writ against Sotheby's claiming ownership of a painting due to be auctioned tomorrow.

7 Oct 2012 - 3:49am