RM Dec. 8 auction at Petersen museum tracks evolution of supercar

1971 Lamborghini P400 SV by Bertone. Photo by Karissa Hosek copyright 2018, image courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

LOS ANGELES – RM Sotheby’s has assembled a lineup of automobiles spanning four decades of supercar evolution for the company’s first sale at the newly redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on December 8, with absentee and Internet live bidding [on most lots] through LiveAuctioneers. From the original supercar to some of the most technologically advanced hypercars of today, this auction offers something for every enthusiast of high-performance, low-production models.
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Vallot Auctioneers sheds light on artists’ books Dec. 13

Dieter Roth, ‘Band 7 bok 3b and 3d,’ 1974, artist’s book. Vallot Auctioneers image

NEWPORT, R.I. – There will be more than 100 uncommon and rare contemporary artists’ books offered in Vallot Auctioneers’ Dec. 13 sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Photographs, fine prints comprise Capsule Gallery auction Dec. 11

Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) single pochoir, from ‘Jazz’ titled ‘Formes, Pl. IX,’ copy number 10 from the portfolio edition of 100 published in 1947 by Tériade éditeur, Paris. Estimate: $6,000-$9,000. Capsule Gallery image

NEW YORK – Capsule Gallery Auction presents Photography + Fine Prints, a curated sale of over 100 fantastic and fresh-to-market artworks, featuring a singular collection of nude photography and select additions. The sale is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Moran’s to auction single-owner timepiece collection Dec. 11

Robert & Courvoisier doctor’s pocket watch, circa 1795-1805. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s Rare & Important Timepieces from a Private Collection auction on Tuesday, Dec. 11, features an array of interesting and unusual pocket watches and wristwatches. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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PBA Galleries auction spans 4 corners of the globe Dec. 13

Original photos of sailing ships. PGA Galleries image

SAN FRANCISCO – PBA Galleries will conduct an auction of Americana, travel and exploration, hunting and sporting, world history and cartography on Thursday, Dec. 13. Up for bid will be over 550 lots of rare, interesting and uncommon material on the history, exploration, cartography, and culture of the four corners of the globe, ranging from travels into the Ottoman Empire and the Levant to cattle drives in the American West. Included are books, manuscripts, photographs, ephemeral material, graphic items and a wide range of maps. There is a special section of hunting and sporting books, many from the Derrydale Press. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Quittenbaum devotes auction to 20th-century jewelry Dec. 12

Othmar Zschaler, necklace, 1969. Estimate: €20,000–€24,000. Quittenbaum image

MUNICH – Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen will hold its first auction dedicated exclusively to jewelry of the 20th century on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Whitley’s Auctioneers to sell vintage luxury gift items Dec. 9

Guyue Xuan 18th-century Chinese enameled glass snuff bottle, 2 ½ inches high. Whitley’s Auctioneers image

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – On Sunday, Dec. 9, Whitley’s Auctioneers will present a specialized auction of luxury holiday gift items. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Turner Auctions + Appraisals to host estate jewelry sale Dec. 9

Pair of colored diamond and diamond earrings. Estimate: $500-700. Turner Auctions image

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Estate Jewelry & More, offering fine and costume jewelry at an online auction Sunday, Dec. 9. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Quittenbaum auction honors European schools of design Dec. 11

Gio Ponti, dresser made by Cassina, Milan, for the Parco dei Principi Hotel in Sorrento, Italy, circa 1964. Estimate: €30,000-€40,000. Quittenbaum image

MUNICH – Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen, one of the leading international auction houses for applied arts of the 20th century, will offer 162 top-class objects that show exemplarily avant-garde tendencies and styles of the most important European design centers on Dec. 11. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Heritage Auctions embraces Rodin in European art sale Dec. 7 

Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917), ‘Éternel printemps,’ bronze with brown-black patina,
25 7/8 x 33¼ x 15¾ inches. Estimate: $400,000-$600,000. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – Leading Heritage Auctions’ Fine European Art Auction on Friday, Dec. 7, is Auguste Rodin’s monumental Éternel printemps (est. $400,000-$600,000). Depicting two lovers in a passionate embrace, this magnificent bronze is a star within a constellation of masterworks from the likes of William Adolphe Bouguereau, Gerald Brockhurst and Louis Valtat. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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