Sotheby’s Auction House Events | October 2019

By Alyssa Morrison |

From classic paintings to rare whiskey, and bespoke jewelry, found in the exhibition halls of Hong Kong to London and New York, here’s a look at some of the special auctions and events slated for Sotheby’s Auctions House in October.


10.3-7   |   A Selection from Old Masters / A Brush with Italy Selling Exhibition   Hong Kong

Currently displayed at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, “A Bruch with Italy” celebrates the country that impacted the evolution of art more than any other in the West. The collection includes art from the 13th-19th centuries and ranges from small religious paintings to the extravagant Baroque, to the vedute.

10.7   |   Design   New York

Featuring design objects from the 20th Century, the auction is comprised of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, European mid-century, American Studio, and Contemporary art movements. From the Tiffany Studios to the work of Dale Chihuly, these oft-everyday items have been created to be treasured as works of art.

10.10   |   Jewels by Michele della Valle   London

Showcasing Michele della Valle signature style, this bespoke collection was created specifically in collaboration with Sotheby’s. Inspired by the natural world, it incorporates classic styles to create a unique vision with unconventional gemstones in a kaleidoscope of color. An online-only sale.

10.24   |   The Ultimate Whisky Collection   London

“I have always loved drinking whisky – as family and friends will attest, to this day I can be found most evenings with a cigar in one hand and a glass in the other – but I was a wine collector first,” says the single-owner of the collection going up for auction. The 391-lot sale includes 178 bottlings from The Macallan Fine and Rare series and notably the 1926 The Macallan 60-year-old.

10.29   |   GOLD: The Midas Touch   London

Presenting works of art from different periods, and a myriad of objects crafted in gold, this sale demonstrates how gold persists as the ultimate token of triumph and sublime beauty. The auction’s name, of course, comes from the story of King Midas, and as Sotheby’s notes, “the term “Midas Touch” has morphed from an amusing cautionary allusion into a timeless synonym for success.”