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Renowned auction house Christie’s is thinking of the permanent place in Knokke
Knokke-Heist the World's most famous auction house Christie's was a Thursday guest in Knokke for an exclusive taxatiedag. On appointment, were residents of their jewels and watches " estimate by some famous experts. Ships Anthony Wittesaele was one of the first to the turn, and had a watch of his grandfather take a closer look at. “It is intended that the auction house on a regular basis to Knokke. In the long term, they want to see if the possibility exists here permanently a store to open,” said Wittesaele.

London, New York, Paris, Géneve, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, Shanghai ... to Say that auction house Christie's is active worldwide, hardly needs argument. However, they came Thursday morning in Knokke. Not a big city in comparison with the above list. “Why are we here anyway? We have very good contacts in Knokke. As an auction house we had the feeling that we had,” says Patrick Hofstetter of Christie's. To the municipal authorities, they are already particularly proud that they are the auction house might receive. “When we were asked, we have not really doubted. It is a great honour”, says ships Anthony Wittesaele (GBL). To illustrate how big Christie's is: in 2018 realized Christie's via public, private, and electronic auctions a total amount of 7 billion dollars.

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