If big-ticket items are not fetching the prices expected, auctioneers can always try lower-priced works such as Portrait of Lady Jane Staunton with Her Son, Afterwards Sir George Thomas Staunton, Baronet, And A Chinese Attendant Holding a Chest of Tea, a 1792 work by John Hoppner estimated to fetch between £10,000 and £15,000 at a Sotheby’s sale in London but which went unsold. Photo: Sotheby's
Enid Tsui
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The Collector by Enid Tsui

Auction houses to persevere with selling Western art in Hong Kong - but should they move beyond big-ticket conservatism?

Despite a disappointing price for a Warhol Mao last month, some houses are intent on bringing more works by big-name artists to their Hong Kong sales – although their selections are predictable

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If big-ticket items are not fetching the prices expected, auctioneers can always try lower-priced works such as Portrait of Lady Jane Staunton with Her Son, Afterwards Sir George Thomas Staunton, Baronet, And A Chinese Attendant Holding a Chest of Tea, a 1792 work by John Hoppner estimated to fetch between £10,000 and £15,000 at a Sotheby’s sale in London but which went unsold. Photo: Sotheby's
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