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Two sales kick off Sotheby’s HK auctions

by admin / 2018-09-24 12:36 Click: Sotheby’s Hong Kong sales season is to begin this April with two “important” sales, one of Bordeaux and the other from the cellars of a US ambassador.

  Two sales kick off Sotheby’s HK auctionsThe first sale of Bordeaux will take place on 4 April and the 380+ lots are expected to make HK$18 million – HK$26m (US$2.3-$3.3m).

The second sale meanwhile will begin after the first on 4 April and will continue the following day, its 1,200 lots expected to fetch HK$53m – HK$75m.

Sale highlights from the first sale include: Yquem from 1996-2001, Cheval Blanc from 1966-2004, Lafite and Haut-Brion from 1982-2000 and Mouton Rothschild from 1975-2000 which includes several large formats of the 2000 vintage.

Serena Sutcliffe MW, head of Sotheby’s International Wine Department, said: “Landmark vintages are here in abundance. There is the same wonderful choice for all the first growths.

“This splendid collection is a serenade to the magnificence of Bordeaux’s first growths, surely amongst the greatest achievements of France itself.”

The second part of the auction features the cellar of ex-US ambassador Ronald Weiser.

It includes a vertical of Mouton Rothschild from 1918 to 1996 in a wider set of Mouton lots spanning 1899 to 2009, magnums of 1929 Cheval Blanc, 1959 Lafite and 1945 La Mission Haut-Brion, as well as 80 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti spanning 1952 to 2008 and Henri Jayer from 1980 to 1993.

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