Christie's is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service, expertise and global reach. 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 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. 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. 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.
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Upcoming Auctions from Christie's
Watches Online: The Geneva EditWatches Online: The Geneva Edit will offer a curated selection of remarkable and eye-catching timepieces. The sale will be live for bidding from 18–30 May 2023, and will comprise esteemed pieces by Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, and many more. A selection of lots offered in this sale will be exhibited at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva. IMPORTANT NOTICE Collection of property and shipping property to and from certain destinations is currently being impacted by the Coronavirus. Collection or shipment of your purchase will commence when circumstances permit. Quotes issued and expected delivery dates may be subject to change and there may be delays to the fulfilment of your shipment. Christie's is monitoring the situation and will keep you informed should circumstances relating to your quote and/or shipment change. .
The Getty Collection: Temple of WingsChristie's is proud to announce the second installment of the Ann & Gordon Getty Collection. Following the October 2022 marquee week of landmark sales, this June Christie's will present the contents of the Gettys' turn of the century Berkeley property: Temple of Wings. This live auction will be one of three in a series of sales devoted to this exceptional interior. Proceeds will benefit the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation for the Arts, dedicated to supporting arts and science organizations. Temple of Wings was built in a Greco-Roman style as the home and dance studio of Florence Treadwell Boynton in the hills of Berkely, California. Under Ann Getty's stewardship, this historic house held a microcosm of late 19th century taste filled with masterpieces the Aesthetic and Arts and Crafts movements, and illuminated by a remarkable group of Tiffany Studios lamps. The collection is cohesive in its celebration of 19th and early 20th century decorative arts and includes works designed by A.W.N. Pugin, the figurehead of design reform and the revival of the Gothic in Great Britain; masterpieces by titans of Victorian decorative arts like celebrated architect-designers William Burges, Bruce Talbert and Charles Robert Ashbee; an impressive group of William de Morgan ceramics; and both furniture and textiles by the recognized ‘father' of the Arts and Crafts movement, William Morris. Mirroring the decorative arts are the important Victorian paintings by renowned artists recognized by the Royal Academy such as Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Lord Leighton. Proceeds will benefit selected arts and science organizations designed by Ann and Gordon Getty. .,
The Getty Collection: Aesthetic DecorationHave nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. – William Morris From 31 May to 15 June, Christie's is pleased to present The Ann and Gordon Getty Collection: Aesthetic Decoration from Temple of Wings including a selection of furniture, decorative arts, textiles, fine art and books surveying the rich eclecticism of the 19th century. This online sale salutes Ann and Gordon Getty's veneration of ‘The House Beautiful,' echoing principles of the Aesthetic movement in the practice of surrounding oneself with objects that inspire joy, and the celebration of ‘Art for Art's Sake'. The collection includes works designed by the most notable architect-designers of the Victorian era including Bruce Talbert, William Burges and Phillip Webb, alongside notable American firms like the Herter brothers. The sale features ceramics by William de Morgan and a wide selection of American Art pottery by Rookwood, Grueby and Newcomb, as well as silver by Charles Robert Ashbee and the Guild of Handicrafts. Rounding out this varied selection are textiles by William Morris, John Dearle and Liberty & Co., as well as selection of paintings and books. Proceeds will benefit selected arts and science organizations designed by Ann and Gordon Getty. .
The Getty Collection: Early Modern DesignColor is to the eye what music is to the ear. – Louis Comfort Tiffany From 31 May to 15 June, Christie's is pleased to present The Ann and Gordon Getty Collection: Early Modern Design from Temple of Wings featuring a selection of works of art by Tiffany, and other important 20th century glass, furniture, decorative arts and textiles. This online sale builds upon the elevation of the decorative arts in the 19th century, and the reformation of design with its focus on craftsmanship that led to more avant-garde exploration of materials and techniques in the 20th century. The sale is led by the impressive and colorful collection of Tiffany Studios glass and lighting, and complemented by contemporary glass designers like Émile Gallé, Muller Frères, Daum, Loetz and Lalique. Other masterpieces of 20th century design include furniture and rugs by Arts and Crafts designers such as Charles Annesley Voysey, the Dun Emer guild and Charles Rohlfs, as well as sumptuous textiles by Fortuny and Silver Studios. Proceeds will benefit selected arts and science organizations designed by Ann and Gordon Getty. .
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