Lyon & Turnbull
Established in Edinburgh in 1826, Lyon & Turnbull are Scotland's oldest firm of auctioneers. In the nineteenth century the firm conducted regular auctions in Edinburgh, handling a bewildering variety of art and antiques including such highlights as furniture from the Queen's residence at Balmoral, It was during this early period that Lyon & Turnbull first began to sell Asian art. In 1999 Lyon & Turnbull was acquired by a group of auctioneers previously part of the Phillips team, an auction house that was the third largest in the world during the 1990s. Since re-launching, Lyon & Turnbull has become the largest and most successful auction houses in Scotland, and has become respected internationally as a trusted firm of auctioneers handling esteemed collections for clients including Lehman Brothers; Deloitte; famed liquor house Drambuie; and the U.S. publishing dynasty, the Forbes family.
Fine Asian Works of Art (16 June 2015)
Freeman’s holds an esteemed place in America’s history as its oldest auction house and has remained a constant within the international art marketplace for seven generations. With extensive experience and a comprehensive knowledge of market conditions, Freeman’s specialists work closely with collectors to offer unparalleled service in the buying and selling of fi ne art, antiques, jewelry, and more. Our ability to source fresh high-quality works from private collections attracts the interest of buyers from around the globe, bringing outstanding prices and record results at auction.
Asian Arts (September 12, 2015)
Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in nine different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby’s BidNow program allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full-service art financing company, as well as private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby's Contemporary Art department, and two retail businesses, Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine. Sotheby’s has a global network of 90 offices in 40 countries and is the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID).
Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world’s largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques, with a history dating back to 1793. The Bonhams name is recognised worldwide throughout all sectors of the fine art, antiques, motorcars and collectors’ market, with several of its departments established world leaders within their specialist category.
Operating out of its major salerooms in London, New York, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sydney, and a number of off-site locations, Bonhams conducts some 400 sales annually. The group also has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas.
Bonhams’ presence in Asia began in 2007 with the launch of auctions in Hong Kong. Rapid expansion in the region saw the opening of offices in Taipei, Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore and a prestigious dedicated saleroom in Hong Kong in May 2014. During its short but imaginative period of expansion in the region, Bonhams has pioneered the introduction of new regular specialist auction categories in Hong Kong to great success and achieved numerous world record prices for Chinese snuff bottle, Yixing pottery, Sri Lankan sapphire and diamond ring and Leica camera.
Specialization: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Chinese Paintings, Modern and Contemporary Art, Jewellery and Jadeite, Watches, Fine Wines, Single Malt Whisky, Cognac, Leica Cameras, Writing Instruments
Tel: + 852 2918 4321
Fax: +852 2918 4320
Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers around 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.
Christie’s has a global presence with 53 offices in 32 countries and 12 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Mumbai.
More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.
Poly Auction (Hong Kong) Limited (Poly Auction Hong Kong), established in 2012 by Poly Culture Group Corp. Ltd., is a young but remarkable auction house in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. Beijing Poly International Auction, a subsidiary of Poly Culture Group Corp Ltd., is China’s largest state-owned auction house and holds the highest auction transaction volume of Chinese art in the world.
Poly Auction (Hong Kong) comprises of seven departments: Chinese and Asian Modern and Contemporary Art, Chinese Contemporary Ink Paintings, Fine Modern Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Jewels and Watches and Chinese and Western Wine. They select only genuine, exquisite and rare artwork. They are entering the international art market with the aim to provide professional consultation, exceptional collections and the highest quality service.
Poly Auction Hong Kong is dedicated to providing professional consultation, exceptional collections and the highest-quality services. Poly Auction has a global network of offices in 11 cities, including Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne and Paris.
Since its establishment in 2005, K Auction has been offering unique and extraordinary works of Korean art. By introducing excellent Korean arts in Hong Kong, K Auction would like to vitalise and diversify the Hong Kong art market.