Tag: Auction Houses
Record price for newly found Chinese vase.
An extraordinary price of £51m was achieved yesterday for a Chinese vase discovered in a regular clearance of a bungalow’s contents in north London. The vase, part of an inheritance put on sale by a brother and sister at Middlesex auctioneers Bainbridges of Ruislip, is from the Qianlong period, c.1740s to late 1790s, an era […]
Auction houses to pay for collusion
This article was first published in the Sunday Business Post, October 1st 2000 News was emerging last week of a possible denouement to the long running price fixing dispute between the two leviathans of the fine art auctioneering world, Sotheby’s and Christie’s It now appears that both firms will be paying out over $500 million […]