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Christie’s spared no ex­pense in cel­e­brat­ing the 30th an­niver­sary of its pres­ence in Asia with an ex­clu­sive din­ner at the Grand Hy­att. The ball­room was dec­o­rated with a panAsian theme, bright red lanterns adorned the walls—and there was not one, but four lion dances. Christie’s CEO, Pa­tri­cia Bar­bizet, and its Asia-Pa­cific chair­man, François Curiel, opened pro­ceed­ings with brief speeches thank­ing every­one present for their sup­port over the years. VIP clients of the house made up the guest list, with many fly­ing in for the oc­ca­sion. They en­joyed a sump­tu­ous meal that in­cluded lob­ster bisque, prime sir­loin steak and soft choco­late tart. How­ever, the high­light of the an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions took place ear­lier in the day, when 100 per cent of the lots pre­sented at “30 Years: The Sale” sold, net­ting HK$2.8 bil­lion.

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