Delve into the Exciting December Auction Calendar

As the December auction calendar commences, only a few standout sales remain before the start of the Christmas period and year’s end.  When this year began, we knew it’d be difficult to repeat the results of 2017 (one of the most iconic years in auction history), the sales of the Leondardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi and Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona helped cement a wild year in the record books.

However, let’s not ignore the fact that 2018 had its fair share of excitement; take the highly publicized Rockefeller sale back in May, which saw Picasso’s ‘Young Girl with a Flower Basket’ fetch $115 million.

In fact, there may be a few more surprises left before the year draws out. Discover the key auctions along with the full December auction calendar below:

December Auction Calendar

Christie’s – Post-war and Contemporary Art – vente du soir

December 4th – Paris, France

The city of love is a fitting setting for this auction full of hidden 20th century gems. Although it is not the blockbuster auction that we usually expect from Christie’s, the first featured auction for December showcases a host of reasonably priced works from highly renowned artists.

The pick of the auction will be Zao Wu-Ki’s masterpiece ‘Bonne anné’ from 1953. The oil canvas is expected to fetch anywhere between three to five million euros.

December Auction Calendar

Sotheby’s – Magnificent Jewels

 December 5th – New York, USA

Taking place in the highly prestigious Rockefeller center in New York, this auction features a dazzling display of diamond rings, earrings, bracelets and more. Some of the most prized and lucrative jewellery the world has to offer will be on display.

The top lot of the Magnificent Jewels sale is expected to be the ‘Rare colored diamond and diamond necklace’. It features a whopping 15.56-carat pink heart diamond, accompanied by circular-cut diamonds, platinum and rose gold. It is expected to sell for up to $12 million when the hammer drops on December 5th.

December Auction Calendar

RM Sotheby’s – The Peterson Automotive Museum Auction

 December 8th – Los Angeles, USA

RM Sotheby’s are looking to end 2018 with a bang, offering a host of prominent classics.

The Peterson Automotive Museum in Santa Monica will play host to the auction for the first time in its five-year history; RM Sotheby’s is anticipating 50-60 blue chip automobiles to be up for grabs.

The top priced lot for this auction meets all the criteria of a vastly rare, desirable and expensive classic car. The 1952 Ferrari 920 MM by Scaglietti comes in at top lot by some considerable distance. Expect this to fetch up to $26 million, and, if sold, give the classic car market a hefty boost as we enter the New Year.

Discover the December Auction Calendar below:

AuctionAuction HouseCategoryStart DateEnd DateLocationURL
Impressionist & Modern Art P1ArtcurialFine Art & Antiques12/3Parishttps://goo.gl/nEgfQn
Post-War & Contemporary Art P1ArtcurialFine Art & Antiques12/3Parishttps://goo.gl/6ZdiwE
Ancient Jewelry: Wearable ArtChristie'sJewellery & Watches12/4Onlinehttps://goo.gl/UcBb7S
Post-war and Contemporary Art - vente du soirChristie'sFine Art & Antiques12/412/11Parishttps://goo.gl/jDTzik
Magnificent JewelsSotheby'sJewellery & Watches12/4New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/1dTxXq
Impressionist & Modern Art P2ArtcurialFine Art & Antiques12/4Parishttps://goo.gl/sbgnTY
Post-War & Contemporary Art P2ArtcurialFine Art & Antiques12/4Parishttps://goo.gl/TvUTS6
Magnificent JewelsChristie'sJewellery & Watches12/5New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/tibmZr
Post-war and contemporary art - vente du jourChristie'sFine Art & Antiques12/512/13Parishttps://goo.gl/XeyDua
Important WatchesSotheby'sJewellery & Watches12/5New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/wqDrEX
Old Masters Evening SaleSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques12/5Londonhttps://goo.gl/kNam4w
STYLED. Timeless Watches & How to Wear ThemPhillipsJewellery & Watches12/5New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/Z2X7cq
Fine ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques12/5Dallashttps://goo.gl/Fm2nk3
Old Masters Evening SaleChristie'sFine Art & Antiques12/6Londonhttps://goo.gl/nxuSr4
WatchesChristie'sJewellery & Watches12/6New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/HYoJH7
JewelsPhillipsJewellery & Watches12/6New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/XcgZbv
Banksy: Who's Laughing Now?PhillipsFine Art & Antiques12/7Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/b2Voes
Fine JewelsChristie'sJewellery & Watches12/7Parishttps://goo.gl/t6fpQd
Old Masters Day SaleChristie'sFine Art & Antiques12/7Londonhttps://goo.gl/wdAve8
The Petersen Automotive Museum AuctionRM Sotheby'sLuxury Cars12/8Los Angeleshttps://goo.gl/SbhGUj
Hong Kong JewelryHeritageJewellery & Watches12/10Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/dq1GTT
Hong Kong TimepiecesHeritageJewellery & Watches12/10Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/hpRBoj
Victorian, Pre Raphaelite & British Impressionist PicturesChristie'sFine Art & Antiques12/11Londonhttps://goo.gl/rwSN5F
Fine JewelsSotheby'sJewellery & Watches12/11Londonhttps://goo.gl/Cym1sr
Fine ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques12/12Dallashttps://goo.gl/LSWD6U
Art of Travel and ExplorationSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques12/13Londonhttps://goo.gl/ygorNa
Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques12/13Londonhttps://goo.gl/P1Bvmm
Fine ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques12/18Dallashttps://goo.gl/Bk2Wzr
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