Bonhams to shine at Bund Classic with a spectacular Autumn Auctions Preview (Hong Kong)

Bund Classic, China’s first classic car showcase to take place in Shanghai on October 16th to 18th2015, is the ideal platform to display highlights of Bonhams forthcoming auctions.

Shanghai 3 August 2015 – China Rendez-Vous is delighted to announce that Bonhams, one of the leading international auction houses in the world, founded in 1793, will be previewing some of the highlight items from its upcoming Hong Kong Autumn auctions during this year’s Bund Classic.


A loyal partner of Bund Classic since its first edition, Bonhams is expanding its collaboration for the 2015 edition, and will be showcasing close to 300 pieces of fine Jewelery, Watches, Chinese Paintings and Works of Art, rare Wines and Whiskeys, and Asian Contemporary Art during the three-day event.


Over 4,000 local and international collectors and traditional Bonhams guests are expected at the event for this unique opportunity. They will join the thousands of classic car collectors and aficionados gathering for the three days of celebration of motoring heritage, culture and elegance.


World-renowned Arts specialists from Bonhams will also participate in an exclusive Forum on Alternative Investments, presenting both the current trends in the Asian arts scene, the value of investing in collectibles and why passion investments are becoming an increasingly important investment segment.


The Bonhams motoring division is led by James Knight, a world-recognized expert, who has over 31 years experience of the Collectors’ Motor Car industry. Bonhams has been a key partner of Bund Classic for the past three years and has assisted it to grow and develop. Last year, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta became the most valuable car in history to be sold at auction when it realised US$38,115,000 at the Bonhams' Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, California.


James Knight, Group Director of the Bonhams Motoring Department commented: “We are delighted to exclusively preview our upcoming Hong Kong auctions at Bund Classic, which serves as an ideal platform for the Asian collector community. Our commitment to our many buyers and sellers in the region, and our investment in Bonhams Asia to provide outstanding client service, grows more and more important every year. Partnering with Bund Classic is testament to our confidence in the future of the Asian arts market, and to the growing Chinese collectors community. "


Delphine Lignieres, Founder & CEO at China Rendez-Vous, added: “A revered name in the arts sector, Bonhams is also the world leading motoring auction house. It has been an honor to work with them for the past three years and we are delighted that they have chosen Bund Classic to preview their outstanding upcoming auctions. We are convinced that this year’s edition with the addition of the preview, will generate even more enthusiasm for our ever-growing audience.”


Established in 1793, Bonhams is a privately owned Bristish auction house and one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine arts and antiques. Bonhams has considerably strengthened its presence in Asia since 2007. Rapid expansion in the region saw the opening of opening of offices in Taipei, Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore and finally a prestigious dedicated salesroom in Honk Kong in May 2014. The past eight years have also seen numerous record prices achieved at Bonhams Hong Kong for Chinese Paintings, Ceramics and Works of Art, Jewelry Wine and Whisky, and Collectibles, including word records for Chinese snuff bottle, Yixing pottery and Leica Luxus 1 camera, etc.


About Bonhams

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Today, the auction house offers more sales than any of its rivals. The main salerooms are in London, New York and Hong Kong. Sales are also held in the UK in Knightsbridge, Oxford and Edinburgh; in the US, in San Francisco and Los Angeles; in Europe, in Paris and Stuttgart and in Sydney, Australia. Bonhams also has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of forthcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visitwww.bonhams.com.

About Bund Classic

Founded in 2013 by China Rendez-Vous Ltd., Bund Classic is the first annual Concours d’Elegance dedicated to the Chinese and Asian Pacific classic, historical and vintage automobile community. In October 2015, the 3rd edition of the event promises to offer its guests a variety of onsite entertainments and cultural activities including a garden party, art and culture exhibits, a concert, afternoon tea, a Parade on the Bund and a Concours d’Elegance, redefining for all car lovers the real meaning of elegance and investable art pieces. The 2015 Bund Classic offers a fantastic opportunity to pay tribute to the classic automobile world. Over 11,000 qualified visitors are expected at this year’s show.

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