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 Auctions

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 Auctions

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 & Antiques12/3Paris
Post-War & Contemporary Art P1ArtcurialFine Art & Antiques12/3Paris
Ancient Jewelry: Wearable ArtChristie'sJewellery & Watches12/4Online
Post-war and Contemporary Art - vente du soirChristie'sFine Art & Antiques12/412/11Paris
Magnificent JewelsSotheby'sJewellery & Watches12/4New York
Impressionist & Modern Art P2ArtcurialFine Art & Antiques12/4Paris
Post-War & Contemporary Art P2ArtcurialFine Art & Antiques12/4Paris
Magnificent JewelsChristie'sJewellery & Watches12/5New York
Post-war and contemporary art - vente du jourChristie'sFine Art & Antiques12/512/13Paris
Important WatchesSotheby'sJewellery & Watches12/5New York
Old Masters Evening SaleSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques12/5London
STYLED. Timeless Watches & How to Wear ThemPhillipsJewellery & Watches12/5New York
Fine ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques12/5Dallas
Old Masters Evening SaleChristie'sFine Art & Antiques12/6London
WatchesChristie'sJewellery & Watches12/6New York
JewelsPhillipsJewellery & Watches12/6New York
Banksy: Who's Laughing Now?PhillipsFine Art & Antiques12/7Hong Kong
Fine JewelsChristie'sJewellery & Watches12/7Paris
Old Masters Day SaleChristie'sFine Art & Antiques12/7London
The Petersen Automotive Museum AuctionRM Sotheby'sLuxury Cars12/8Los Angeles
Hong Kong JewelryHeritageJewellery & Watches12/10Hong Kong
Hong Kong TimepiecesHeritageJewellery & Watches12/10Hong Kong
Victorian, Pre Raphaelite & British Impressionist PicturesChristie'sFine Art & Antiques12/11London
Fine JewelsSotheby'sJewellery & Watches12/11London
Fine ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques12/12Dallas
Art of Travel and ExplorationSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques12/13London
Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques12/13London
Fine ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques12/18Dallas
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