The most expected auction sales to start 2018

Which programme have the auction houses created for you for the first quarter of 2018 ?

Paris or Monaco, vintage cars or remarkable jewelleries, old drawings and rare modern posters, in any case, until March the programme is going to be prestigious and exceptional.

Jeweller’s craft, clockmaking and Hermès : seductive sales in Monaco

Artcurial is going to kick off mid-January. For the third consecutive year, Artcurial takes up its winter quarters at the Yacht Club of Monaco from the 16th to the 19th January. Auctions dedicated to jeweller’s craft, collection clockmaking and to vintage Hermès bags will be taking place.

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Hermès, 2016 CONSTANCE 18 bag, Alligator mat blue Peacock (Alligator mississippiensis). Estimated 25 000/35 000€

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PIAGET Lady white gold wristwatch, diamonds and lapis lazuli, Estimated 20 000/30 000 €

Bidders, you can add this event entitled « Le Temps est féminin » to your agenda. Under the hammer of François Tajan, the auction house takes the clockmaking-themed sales up again by gathering around sixty women timepieces. « Le temps est féminin » tells 70 years of clockmaking history and explores the relation women maintain with this objet which is at times either a jewellery, an accessory or a mechanics marvel. The creations of the house Piaget, particularly representative, are the central theme during all the session, next to models signed by Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe, Chopard, Audemars Piguet

More and more treasures during Rétromobile


Rétromobile 2018 by Artcurial Motorcars, the official session of the Salon Rétromobile is a five-day event dedicated to fans and car collectors coming from around the world. 

The 2018 edition will take place on the 9th February at the Parc des Expositions in Porte de Versailles and auctions off a treasure of the famous Collection Bardinon: the Ferrari 275 P winner of the 24H du Mans in 1964, one of the most important racing cars up for auction. The auction house is hoping to beat a new world record with this racer estimated more than 20 million euros. In 2016, another Ferrari model coming from the same collection, one of the most important in the world, was sold 32 million euros.

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Next to this extremely rare motor sport piece, a selection of more than 200 vintage cars and motorbikes coming from private collections completes this exceptional sale, just like the Collection Volante (composed of nine extraordinary cars by Vanvooren), the Jean-Claude Miloé Collection, (that counts four rare Porsche) not forgetting an incredible collection of pre-war motorbikes that will be put up for auction on Saturday 10th February.

This same week RM Sotheby's organises also a sale of prestigious vintage cars in Paris during « Rétromobile ». The auction house auctions off on the 7th february almost 70 remarkable cars. Will also be highlighted, a Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy of 1965, the model OSCA 2000 S one-of-five 2-liters of 1954, and a rare Porsche cabriolet 911 ‘993’ Turbo, and the sale’s special : a rare Iso Grifo of 1965 purchased in 1965 by Johnny Hallyday.

Former car of Jean-Philippe Smet alias Johnny Hallyday. The eighth of ten Grifo A3/C riveted made in 1964. 

Graphic arts up for auction 

In 2018, France will celebrate the 50th anniversary of May 68's events. For the occasion, Artcurial organises on the 13th march a unique sale that will tell the story of this incredible popular movement with the exhibition of an exceptional collection of 500 posters gathered by Laurent Storch, a contemporary art amateur, who collects them since 1988.

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affiches 1968

During the Salon du dessin, Sotheby’s is going to put up for sale the collection Christian and Isabelle Adrien on the 22nd March in Paris. As a lifetime passion for painting and drawing, this collection invites us to an unusual trip between the XVth century and the end of the XVIIIth century, across Italian, French, Dutch and Flemish currents.

Each piece is a testimony of the talent of great masters, such as Salviati, Bassano, the Carracci, Poussin, Lemoyne, Le Brun, Boucher and Rubens. Other drawings are coming from prestigious sources, such as the collection of the art historian and french merchant, Pierre-Jean Mariette, or that of one of the most famous english painters, 
Sir Thomas Lawrence.

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Nicolas Poussin aux enchères