Must-See December Auctions: Review

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

Patek Philippe

153 beautiful time pieces featured at this Bonhams auction on the 14th December. From Rolex to Patek Philippe, all the big watch players were captivating buyers with their classic watches. The top selling lot was this Patek Philippe 18 Carat white gold wristwatch with moon phase, fetching a worthy £96,250.

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

Harald Sohlberg

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

Charles Frodsham

This sale included pieces from the 17th Century through the 20th Century and explored Thomas Tomion’s greatest achievements in timekeeping, whilst celebrating his students’ contributions. The auction achieved over £1.3 million in sales. The top earning lot was this yellow gold Charles Frodsham Chronograph watch which sold at £276,750.

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

Sir George Clausen

This sale included pieces from artists that were heavily influenced by the artistic advances that allowed British art to be revolutionized in the late 19th Century. A range of drawings, oil paintings and watercolours from Victorian artists such as Frederic Leighton were featured and raised a total of £3.17 million. The painting shown above is a piece by Sir George Clausen, titled ‘The Birds Nest.’ It was the highest earning lot and sold for £452,750.

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