Upcoming NYC Auctions Week of Dec. 9

December 9, 2013 Last Updated: December 8, 2013

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Magnificent Jewels (Christie’s): The 500 lot auction is priced from $2,000, headlined by a 52.58ct perfect diamond ring. Exhibits currently open.

Important Watches (Sotheby’s): Timepieces from vintage to modern wristwatches. Leading the sale is a rare Patek Philippe, Reference 2499, 18k yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon-phases, made in 1968. Exhibits currently open.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Interiors (Christie’s): A two-day auction of furniture, décor, artwork, and more. 866 lots. Exhibits currently open.

Magnificent Jewels (Sotheby’s): Collectors will discover rare Egyptian-Revival jewels made by Cartier in the 1920s, an exotic Boucheron bracelet shown at the 1931 Exposition Coloniale in Paris, and a private collection of iconic Schlumberger designs. Exhibits currently open.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Interiors, continued (Christie’s): See Dec. 11 above

Important Jewelry (Doyle New York): Showcased will be exquisite jewelry spanning the antique, Victorian, Edwardian, art nouveau, art deco, and modern eras by such prestigious designers as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb, and Tiffany & Co, among many others. Exhibits currently open.

Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities (Sotheby’s): 85 lots include a monumental marble head of Hermes-Thoth and Egyptian diorite head of Sekhmet, once among 600 images of the goddess decorating the temple of Mut at Thebes. Exhibits currently open.

Friday, Dec. 13

Antiquities (Christie’s): One among over 170 lots, an Egyptian faience hippopotamus (estimate: $400,000–$600,000) is among the sale’s highlights. Exhibits currently open.

Ancient Jewelry (Christie’s): Offering a spectacular array of rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings from Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Near East, the 15th annual sale is led by a Greek gold bracelet, circa 300 B.C., with a lion on a Herakles knot adorning the center. Exhibits currently open.

Fine and Rare Wines Featuring Selections from the Doctor’s Cellar and the Bordeaux Wine Collection (Christie’s): The last wine sale of the year at Christie’s. This nearly 600-lot sale will present the second installment from The Doctor’s Cellar. No exhibits available.

Compiled by Christine Lin, Epoch Times Staff