Bonhams Hong Kong Sales Reach HK $200 Million (£15.6M) Milestone with 2011 Spring Auctions


HONG KONG.- Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions held from 23 to 26 May at the Island Shangri-La Hotel came to a successful conclusion with exceptional results achieved at every sale. The seven sales rang up a total of over HK$212 million (16.5 million GBP), the first time the auction house reaches the magic milestone of HK$200 million (15.6 million GBP) in its four years of operation in Hong Kong. The Fine & Rare Wines and Rarest Whisky Auction held on 24 May saw spirited bidding by enthusiastic fine wine and whisky collectors with 92% of the wine lots sold for a total value of HK$8,686,048 (678,430 GBP). The top lots are Burgundian wines, with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortments occupying four of the top ten lots. The top two lots are two cases of DRC assortments from vintage 1999 and 1996 which sold for HK$261,800 (20,447 GBP) and HK$202,300 (15,780 GBP) respectively. Achieving the third hi