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Auction House Sales Catalogues at the Royal Ontario Museum's Library and Archives

A guide highlighting the Auction House Sales Catalogues held at the Royal Ontario Museum's Library and Archives.

About our Collection of Auction House Sales Catalogues

The ROM Library and Archives houses an important number of sales catalogues from many notable auction houses, from the 1960s to present. These catalogues are an important research tool for museum curators and researchers, and may be of interest to the general public.


The ROM Library and Archives hold sales catalogues from various auction houses, including:

  • Art of the Past
  • Bonham's
  • Carlton Rochell
  • China Guardian
  • The Chinese Porcelain Company
  • Christie's
  • Eskenazi
  • Francesca Galloway London
  • J. J. Lally & Co.
  • Jonathan Tucker & Antonia Tozer
  • Lempertz
  • Malcolm Fairley
  • Marcel Nies Oriental Art
  • Marchant
  • Mita Arts Gallery
  • Nancy Wiener Gallery
  • Osian's
  • Prahlad Bubbar
  • Roger Keverne
  • Rossi & Rossi
  • Rupert Wace Ancient Art
  • Shibunkaku
  • Simon Ray
  • Sotheby's
  • Spink & Son