The upcoming auctions not to miss
From luxury handbags to post-war and contemporary art, our pick of the best upcoming auctions this winter
Christie's Luxury Week returns this winter with three extraordinary sales: Finest & Rarest Wines & Spirits, Important Jewels and Handbags & Accessories. These big-ticket auctions offer collectors (and enthusiasts) an unparalleled opportunity to acquire the very best in wines and spirits, fine jewels and hand-crafted handbags on the market.
Highlights of the forthcoming Important Jewels Sale include a Cartier Model A rock crystal ‘Mystery Clock’ (estimate: £200,000-300,000); and a 1950s Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Zip’ necklace (estimate: £150,000-200,000). The Handbags & Accessories sale offers a range of rare, limited edition, and one-of-a-kind pieces that will have you daydreaming in seconds. Among the highlights are a gorgeous Hermès, Matte Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 35 with 18k White Gold & Diamond Hardware (estimate: £100,000–150,000); and an extremely rare aluminium Louis Vuitton explorer trunk (estimate £50,000-100,000). Made in 1892, this trunk is one of only two of its kind.
Finest & Rarest Wines & Spirits: 28 to 29 November 2018Important Jewels: 28 November 2018
Handbags & Accessories: 12 December 2018
All exhibitions are open to the public: window-shopping has never been so appealing!