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Christie’s Hong Kong will offer Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, a wide range of jades, bronzes, scholar’s objects and Ming and Qing porcelains. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced new sales have been added to its April Calendar of Online-Only Auctions, spanning fine arts, decorative arts, and luxury categories. As art world audiences turn to digital platforms to engage and transact, Christie’s continues to refresh its digital offerings to provide collectors with continued opportunities to view objects, learn from specialists, browse, bid and buy.

April Online Sales now include Wine & Spirits (open through 7 April) presenting a superlative offering of California’s producers alongside Bordeaux First Growths, wines from Burgundy, Rhône, Italy, Champagne, and Portugal, and impressive whiskies. Jewels Online (13-24 April) offers a broad selection of iconic designs alongside a thematic section of Spring inspired jewels spanning floral and animal motifs, colored gemstones, and gold statement pieces evoking the warmth of the season. Contemporary Art Asia (April 21-30) comprises a collection by Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita alongside works by noted artists of the category and Pavilion Online: Chinese Art (21-28 April) offers a wide range of jades, bronzes, and porcelains.

Since 2011, Christie’s Online Sales have continually offered an accessible platform for new and established clients to participate across all collecting categories. From free educational content and digitally exploring collecting with Christie’s specialists to bidding on an item through a trusted online sale platform, Christie’s invites all audiences to browse and inquire about our online sale offerings.

Christie’s innovative online platform has demonstrated great success in offering a diverse range of collecting categories. Each sale is thoughtfully assembled to showcase a representative selection for a movement, collection, or theme across a range of price points. Each online sale is accessible from a computer or mobile phone, which means you can bid anywhere 24 hours a day, and receive updates via email, text or the Christie’s app. All payment is by credit card, and fast registration is available remotely. Christie’s online auctions routinely produce exceptional results and reach a broad global audience. In 2019, Christies.com attracted over 13.3 million visitors worldwide and 41% of new buyers came in through online sales.

CHRISTIE’S ONLINE SALES ADDITIONS | APRIL 2020

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WINE & SPIRITS ONLINE
Browsing now open
Bidding through 7 April

Christie’s Wine & Spirits Online presents a superlative offering of California’s most treasured producers, including Harlan, Promontory, Opus One, Insignia, Dominus, Ridge, Bond, Araujo, Spottswoode, among others. Additionally, there is a section of lots from Premiere Napa Valley Auction showcasing special bottlings usually only offered to top tier trade. Alongside prominent Californian wines, the Bordeaux First Growths also demand attention. From ample selections of Mouton and Margaux, to an imperial of 1990 Lafite-Rothschild ($5,500-7,500), to a full case of 1990 Petrus ($28,000-40,000), this auction is packed with Old World gems. Burgundy is equally strong with great vintages from producers like DRC, Perrot-Minot, and Leflaive, just to name a few. The sale is rounded out with excellent bottles from Rhône, Italy, Champagne, and Portugal, finishing with impressive Scotch and Bourbon whiskies.

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JEWELS ONLINE
Browsing now open
Bidding: 13-24 April

Christie’s Jewels Online Sale features a broad selection of 150 fine jewels and iconic designs by renowned jewelers including Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels and Verdura. Featured within the sale is a beautiful selection of spring inspired jewelry spanning floral and animal motifs, colored gemstones, pearls, and gold statement pieces evoking the warmth of the season. Highlights include an Aquamarine and Iolite Ring, by Verdura ($3,000-5,000); ‘Diamond on Diamond’ Earrings, by Graff ($7,000-10,000); and Malachite and Gold ‘Vintage Alhambra’ Necklace, by Van Cleef & Arpels ($6,000-8,000), among other seasonal highlights. Also on offer is a selection of jewelry icons spanning covetable pendant necklaces, Art Deco bracelets, statement earrings, brooches, and more.

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Lot 25. Aquamarine and Iolite Ring, by VerduraEstimate: USD 3,000 - USD 5,000  (EUR 2,760 - EUR 4,600)© Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

Centering on a cushion shaped aquamarine flanked by two cushion shaped iolites

METAL: 18k yellow gold (tested)
STONES: 1 cushion shaped aquamarine measuring approximately 12.98 x 11.09 x 7.69 mm and calculated to weigh approximately 6.80 - 7.30 carats
- 2 cushion shaped iolites measuring approximately 9.91 x 8.03 x 5.91 mm each and calculated to weight a total of 5.60- 6.00 carats
SIGNATURE: Verdura
MARKS: jeweler's mark
SIZE/DIMENSIONS: US ring size 5.75
GROSS WEIGHT: 11.1 grams.

 

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Lot 8. Diamond on Diamond’ Earrings, by GraffEstimate: USD 7,000 - USD 10,000  (EUR 6,440 - EUR 9,200)© Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

Each openwork circular plaque set with round diamonds, mounted over a background of round yellow diamonds

METAL: 18k white and yellow gold
DIAMONDS: 210 round diamonds stated to weigh a total of 2.27 carats; 170 round yellow diamonds stated to weigh a total of 2.63 carats
CERTIFICATE: Graff Certificate of Quality
SIGNATURE: GRAFF
MARKS: numbered, AU750
SIZE/DIMENSIONS: 1.8 cm diameter
GROSS WEIGHT: 14.6 grams

Please note that the colored diamonds have not been tested for natural color

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Lot 25. Malachite and Gold ‘Vintage Alhambra’ Necklace, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000 (EUR 5,520 - EUR 7,360)© Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

The gold chain set with 10 alternating malachite and textured gold quatrefoil 'Alhambra' motifs

Metal: 18k yellow gold
Malachite: 5 carved plaques
Size/Dimensions: 41.5 cm length, 1.5 cm width of motif
Signature: VCA
Marks: 750, No 97, numbered, French assay mark
Gross Weight: 28.4 grams
Accompanied by a Van Cleef & Arpels Certificate of Authenticity detailing that this is an authentic Alhambra piece of Van Cleef & Arpels' jewellery created in limited edition to celebrate the House's 100th Anniversary.

Inspired by four-leaf clovers and meant to bring good luck, the Van Cleef & Arpels 'Alhambra' motif has been an easily recognizable symbol of the maison’s playful and charming style since 1968. Alhambra jewels have adorned many celebrities including Grace Kelly, Romy Schneider, and Reese Witherspoon. Over the last five decades, the motif has been executed in a variety of materials including gold, diamonds, coral, turquoise, and rock crystal. Like the four-leaf clovers that Jacques Arpels picked in his garden, this necklace symbolizes good luck.

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CONTEMPORARY ART ASIA
Browsing now open
Bidding: 21-30 April

Contemporary Art Asia Online will comprise of 95 lots spanning modern and contemporary art from Asia. The sale is led by a collection of works by Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita, and a prominent American private collection of Chinese contemporary art, alongside works by noted artists such Ding Yi, Zao Wou-Ki, Liu Ye, Walasse Ting, Ai Weiwei, Zeng Fanzhi, Yoshitomo Nara, Zhan Wang, and Takashi Murakami. With a rich selection of prints, multiples, sculptures, photography, installation, and original works, the sale offers a unique opportunity to acquire affordable works by renowned artists. The sale also extends a frontier overview of the contemporary art scene with works by Hajime Sorayama, MADSAKI, Hiroyuki Matsuura, Tatsuo Miyajima, and KAWS.

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ZHAN WANG (B. 1962), Artificial Rock Series | Christie’s

ZHAN WANG (B. 1962), Artificial Rock Series | Christie’s

ZHAN WANG (B. 1962), Artificial Rock Series | Christie’s

ZHAN WANG (B. 1962), Artificial Rock Series | Christie’s

Lot 53. Zhan Wang (B. 1962), Artificial Rock Series, signed in Chinese, dated and editioned ‘2005 5/8’ (incised on the lower left side), stainless steel sculpture with wooden base; sculpture: 85 x 50 x 16.4 cm. (33 1/2 x 19 5/8 x 6 1/2 in.), base: 4 x 49 x 16.8 cm. (1 5/8 x 19 1/4 x 6 5/8 in.), overall: 89 x 50 x 16.8 cm (35 x 19 5/8 x 6 5/8 in.) Executed in 2005, edition 5/8. Estimate: USD 40,000 - USD 50,000 (EUR 36,800 - EUR 46,000)© Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.

PAVILION ONLINE: CHINESE ART
Browsing opens: 7 April
Bidding: 21 – 28 April

Christie’s Hong Kong will offer Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, a wide range of jades, bronzes, scholar’s objects and Ming and Qing porcelains. The sale features collections from the Studio of Ten Obsessions, Grace Wu Bruce, and a small group of porcelains from a Hong Kong private collector offered at no reserve. With over 90 lots at accessible price points, the sale will be an ideal opportunity for aspiring buyers hoping to start a new collection in Chinese works of art. The full sale can be browsed beginning on 7 April.