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RESULTS: Classic Week Evening Sales - London, 5 July 2018

Christie’s Classic Week Evening Sales Demonstrate Continued International Appeal with Registered Bidders from 33 Countries across 5 Continents

London – WEBWIRE

RUNNING TOTAL FOR CLASSIC WEEK£51,667,375 / $68,279,403 / €58,372,190

On 5 July, The Old Masters Evening SaleThe Exceptional Sale 2018and Thomas Chippendale 300 Years realised a total of £45,205,750 / $59,762,000 / €51,082,496, bringing the running total for Classic Week sales so far to £51,667,375 / $68,279,403 / €58,372,190. With registered bidders from 33 countries across 5 continents overall, these auctions followed celebrated global tours of highlights to New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and much admired pre-sale public exhibitions in London, which created a palpable buzz in Christie’s headquarters, welcoming collectors and enthusiasts alike. Classic Week sales at Christie’s continue until 12 July; a post-sales wrap-up for the full series will follow.


 £31,187,000 / $41,229,214 / €35,241,310

The top lot of the evening was Ludovico Carracci’s Portrait of Carlo Alberto Rati Opizzoni in armour
£5,071,250 / $6,704,193 / €5,730,513

Please see the post-sale release and top ten attached.

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£10,703,000 / $14,149,365 / €12,094,389

The top lot was a bronze group of Hercules Overcoming Achelous by Ferdinando Tacca, circa 1640-50
£6,758,750 / $8,935,067 / €7,637,387

World Record Price for the Artist at Auction

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TOTAL ACHIEVED: £3,315,750 / $4,383,421 / €3,746,797

The top lot was a pair of George III Giltwood Torcheres. circa 1773
£488,750 / $646,127 / €552,287

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About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in 2017 that totalled £5.1 billion / $6.6 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 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.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.


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