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Auction house Bonhams opens Singapore office

Published on Apr 8, 2014 12:22 PM
Ms Bernadette Rankine, Bonhams' newly-appointed director, is responsible for business and client development in Singapore and South-east Asia. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN 

Auction house Bonhams, regarded as the third largest and fastest-growing auction house in the world, has its eyes on Singapore and the region.

While there are no immediate plans to hold an auction here, the international auction house has opened an office in Wisma Atria ahead of its preview to be held at The Regent Singapore.

On Friday and Saturday, expect to see several star lots in the categories of fine jewellery, jadeite, 20th-century Asian and contemporary art and rare wines, cognac and single malt whiskey. These will be auctioned from May 17 to 26 at the Bonhams Hong Kong Gallery.

Among the star lots planned for display are fine jadeite bangles, diamond bracelets, diamond earrings weighing 3.52 carats and 3.57 carats, and the first Macallan in a Lalique Decanter. The decanter, one of only 470 in the world, is filled with rare 50-year-old Macallan whiskey.

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