Last minute Christmas shopping from watches to vintage photography11 December 2020 Christmas closing in around you? Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to scoop up some great gifts at auction.
Folk art bell
On the lookout for something both festive and quirky? Why not this 19th century golden bell public house or tavern sign, with a central bell and wreath surround. Bishop and Miller offer it with an estimate of £800-1200 at its Period Oak and Fine Art sale on December 17.
There’s plenty of room for nostalgia around Christmas, so why not go for this 1978 pigment print by Martin Parr depicting a snowy day in Elland, West Yorkshire, England. Estimated at £700-1000 its one of many vintage prints going under the hammer at Dominic Winter on December 16.
This Nanni Valentini for Ceramica Arcore ceramic pitcher, with brown glaze, would make a lovely decorative item for many homes. It goes under the hammer at Henry Adams on December 17 with an estimate of £200-300.
At its Unique Christmas Gift sale on December 17, William George offers this 18ct white gold pink sapphire and diamond cluster ring, size H with an estimate of £400-500.
Champagne and sparkling wine
We might not be entertaining groups as large as usual, but its still important to have plenty of bubbly on hand over the festive season. On December 17, Ewabank’s offers this selection of seven champagne and sparkling wines with an estimate of £80-120 during its Fine Wine & Spirits auction.
This 18ct gold and stainless steel Omega Seamaster Professional 200m quartz wristwatch reference 396.1062 is offered in good working condition at Warren & Wignall’s Collector’s Sale with an estimate of £300-500 on December 16.
Anderson and Garland’s Collector’s auction on December 17 includes this Australia travel poster by Dame Eileen Rosemary Mayo, DBE (1906-1994), which advertises the Australian National Travel Association, Sydney/Melbourne. The colour lithograph was published between 1953-59 and is offered unframed with an estimate of £800-1200.
In order to receive items before Christmas, bidders should check delivery and courier availability.
For more ideas on what to buy for Christmas check out our Christmas gift guide.