Must-See December 2016 Auction Dates

As 2016 comes to a close, Borro shows you which auctions you would not want to miss before the year ends. From paintings to jewels to watches, you could be treating yourself or a loved one to something special this Christmas.

Sotheby’s Old Master and Sculpture and Works of Art – 6Th December, London

Sotheby’s Old Master and Sculpture and Works of Art

This sale includes highlights from the Reinhold Hofstatter Collection in Vienna. Such items include a life-size statue of St Florian, and a 16th century Virgin who balances on the moon. The top item is the Rothschild ivory Nef from the Taubman Collection.


Sotheby’s Old Masters Evening Sale – 07 December, London

Sotheby’s Old Masters Evening Sale

Three very important private collections will lead this Sotheby’s sale. With pieces from as early as 1650, Dutch and Flemish paintings hold a timeless beauty that will surely get buyers out of their seats. Two portraits will lead the collections in the sale on the 7th December.


Sotheby’s Fine Jewels – 13 December, London

Sotheby’s Fine Jewels

Aimed at experienced collectors, this auctions hosts a variety of jewels, from houses including Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari with minimum estimates of £3000. The sale will include diamonds, pearls and coloured gemstones, meaning there’s something for everyone.


Bonhams Fine Watches & Wristwatches Including the Collection of a European Nobleman – 14 December, London


This auction includes watches from the top-players in the luxury watch market. From Rolex to Patek Philippe, there’s a watch for everyone’s taste. With 153 lots, there will be plenty for the luxury watch collector to choose from.

Sotheby’s 19th Century European Paintings – 14 December, London

Sotheby’s 19th Century European Paintings

From Scandinavia to Spain, and Paris to Poland, this sale incorporates incredible paintings from all over Europe. You’ll be able to see how diverse artwork is from the 19th Century from a range of 88 pieces.


Sotheby’s Celebration of the English Watch, Part III, The Genius of Thomas Tompion – 15 December, London

Sotheby’s Celebration of the English Watch, Part III, The Genius of Thomas Tompion

This sale includes watches that have been carefully selected just for this auction. It includes pieces right through the 17th Century to the 20th Century. It also explores Thomas Tomion’s greatest achievements in timekeeping, and celebrating his students contributions.


Sotheby’s Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art – 15th December, London

Sotheby’s Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

This sale includes pieces from artists that were heavily influenced by the artistic advances that allowed British art to be revolutionized in the late 19th Century. There is a range of drawings, oil paintings and watercolours from Victorian artists such as Frederic Leighton.

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AuctionAuction HouseVerticalStart DateLocationURL
Valuable printed books and manuscriptsChristiesFine Art & Antiques01/12/2016London
Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, Maritime Art, Sporting and Wildlife ArtChristiesFine Art & Antiques01/12/2016London
December Jewels OnlineChristiesJewellery01/12/2016Online
Cufflinks for the Modern GentlemanChristiesJewellery01/12/2016Online
THE BOND STREET SALEBonhamsFine Art & Antiques04/12/2016London, New Bond Street
Fine Books and ManuscriptsSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/12/2016New York
History of Science and TechnologyBonhamsFine Art And Antiques05/12/2016New York
Native American ArtBonhamsFine Art And Antiques05/12/2016San Francisco
Medieval and Renaissance ManuscriptsSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques06/12/2016London
Old Master and Sculpture and Works of ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques06/12/2016London
Old Master and British Paintings Evening SaleChristiesFine Art & Antiques06/12/2016London
SculptureChristiesFine Art & Antiques06/12/2016London
AntiquesChristiesFine Art & Antiques06/12/2016London
Photographs: The ClassicsChristiesFine Art & Antiques06/12/2016Online
African and Oceanic ArtBonhamsFine Art And Antiques06/12/2016LA
Important WatchesChristiesWatches06/12/2016New York
Modern and Contemporary Prints and MultiplesBonhamsFine Art And Antiques06/12/2016New York
The Bible Collection of Charles Caldwell RyrieSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques06/12/2016New York
Voice of the 20th CenturyBonhamsFine Art And Antiques06/12/2016new York
Old Master Evening SaleSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques07/12/2016London
Old Master Drawings and British Drawings and WatercoloursChristiesFine Art & Antiques07/12/2016London
European ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques07/12/2016Dallas
Lapidary works of art, gemstones and mineralsBonhamsFine Art And Antiques07/12/2016LA
Luxury AccessoriesHeritageHandbags07/12/2016Dallas
Magnificent JewelsChristiesJewelry07/12/2016New York
Fine Watches, Wristwatches and ClocksBonhamsFine Art And Antiques08/12/2016New York
WineHeritageFine wine09/12/2016California
Arms & ArmorHeritageFine Art & Antiques10/12/2016Dallas
Rock & RollSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques10/12/2016New York
Fine JewelsSotheby'sJewelry13/12/2016London
English Literature, History, Children’s Books and IllustrationsSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques13/12/2016London
American Indian ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques13/12/2016Dallas
Coins and MedalsBonhamsFine Art And Antiques13/12/2016new York
Fine Asian Works of ArtBonhamsFine Art And Antiques13/12/2016San Francisco
FINE WATCHES & WRISTWATCHESBonhamsJewellery & Watches14/12/2016London, New Bond Street
19th and 20th Century SculptureSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques14/12/2016London
Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist ArtChristiesFine Art & Antiques14/12/2016London
Fine Printed Books And Manuscripts, Including AmericanaChristiesFine Art & Antiques14/12/2016New York
George Daniels, The Father of Modern HorologySotheby'sFine Art & Antiques15/12/2016LondonN/A
Celebration of the English Watch, Part III, The Genius of Thomas TompionSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques15/12/2016London
Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques15/12/2016London
Topographical PicturesChristiesFine Art & Antiques15/12/2016London
Arms and ArmourChristiesFine Art & Antiques15/12/2016London
Animation ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques15/12/2016Dallas
Important JudaicaSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques15/12/2016new York
Israeli & International ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques15/12/2016New York
JapaneseChristiesFine Art & Antiques16/12/2016London
Kansas CityMecumcars01/12/2016kansas
the bond sreet saleBonhamscars04/12/2016london
the december saleBonhamscars07/12/2016london
Boo-Hooray Presents: Post-War, Counterculture & PopSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques01/12/2016Online
Prints & Multiples OnlineSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques01/12/2016Online
Contemporary ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques06/12/2016Paris
De Magritte à IndianaSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques07/12/2016Paris
Impressionist & Modern ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques07/12/2016Paris
The Vittorio & Caterina Di Capua CollectionSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques08/12/2016London
English Literature, History, Children’s Books and IllustrationsSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques13/12/2016London
Ancient Egyptian Sculpture & Works of ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques15/12/2016New York
Impressionist & Modern ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques16/12/2016New York
Living with ArtChristiesFine Art & Antiques02/12/2016New York
The Resandro CollectionChristiesFine Art & Antiques06/12/2016London
Paris JewelsChristiesJewelry & Watches06/12/2016Paris
European Sculpture and Works of ArtChristiesFine Art & Antiques06/12/2016London
From Ancient to Modern A Distinguished Art CollectionChristiesFine Art & Antiques07/12/2016London
Magnificant JewelsChristiesFine Art & Antiques07/12/2016New York
Old Masters Evening SaleChristiesFine Art & Antiques08/12/2016London
Old Masters Day SaleChristiesFine Art & Antiques09/12/2016London
The Collection of Chiara and Francesco CarraroChristiesFine Art & Antiques12/12/2016New York
19th Century European & Orientalist ArtChristiesFine Art & Antiques13/12/2016London
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