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Cristina Ortega

Expert Asian Art & Objects

The secret to being an expert is to keep studying.

Cristina Ortega

Cristina fell in love with Asian art when, at the age of nine, she visited Chinatown in San Francisco. Since then, she has always been interested in this area; so much that, as soon as she could, she opened her own store when she was 20 years old, selling art in general and continuing to study.

She started at Catawiki as an expert in Asian art. As soon as she had the opportunity to work at Catawiki, she did not hesitate to send her application. Since then, Cristina is in charge of prestigious and exclusive auctions, with objects meant mainly for collectors of high quality objects.

Cristina loves working with her team. By combining their different points of view about an object, they continue to learn from each other. According to Cristina, 'the secret of being an expert is to keep studying and to ask yourself the right questions about a lot'. In addition, she is happy to be able to participate in the evolution of the market using the internet.

  • Degree in History of Art from the Sorbonne University of Paris and Gemology studies
  • Belongs to two chambers of experts CNES and CEFA
  • Own business in the Carre Rive Gauche in Paris
  • 35 years of experience in the antiques market
  • Specialist in Chinese and Japanese art

In the spotlight More exceptional lots

How to sell through Catawiki

  1. 1. Seller registration

    Register as a seller for free. You can offer up as many special objects as you wish that are of premium quality.

  2. 2. Submit items

    Once your items and descriptions have been approved by our experts, they are scheduled for auction.

  3. 3. The thrill of auction

    Experience the auction excitement as thousands of enthusiasts discover your lots!

  4. 4. Make money safely

    You won’t be asked to ship your items until the buyer has transferred payment. Catawiki manages payments between buyers and sellers.

The advantages of Catawiki’s auctions

  • High revenues

  • Swift sales

  • Secure payment format

  • International bidding audience

  • Supervised by our experts

  • Optional reserve price for expensive items

  • Professional customer service

  • User friendly

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