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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.

Availability of Auction House Sales Catalogues

Note: Please note that part of the ROM Library and Archives’ collection of auction house sales catalogues is currently being transferred to the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) storage facility at Downsview.

The sales catalogues​ being transferred will not be accessible until further notice. Please check the catalogue or check with Library staff to confirm availability.

The remaining of the collection of auction house sales catalogues is available for use at the Richard Wernham and Julia West Library and the Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia.

 

The following auction house sales catalogues are currently available at the ROM's Richard Wernham and Julia West Library and the Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia:

 

Richard Wernham and Julia West Library

Christie’s

Christie’s Magazine

2000-2014

Christie’s South Kensington (The Interiors Sales, Interiors, Style and Print and Masters and Makers)

2006-present  

Christie’s Review of the Year and Christie’s Review of the Season (*books)

1962-2000

Sotheby’s

The Year at Sotheby’s (The Ivory Hammer and Art at Auction) (*books)

1962-2000

 

Bishop White Committee Library of East Asia

For catalogues of Asian, Egyptian and Near and Middle Eastern Art:

Bonham’s

2008-present

China Guardian

2005-present

Christie’s

Christie’s Hong Kong

1995-1997, 2012-2013

Christie’s London

2010-2014

Christie’s New York

2001-present

Christie’s South Kensington

2011-2014

Ezkenazi

1972-2014

J. J. Lally & Co.

1992-2012

Lempertz

1998-present

Roger Keverne

2000-2013

S. Marchant & Son (Marchant)

2000-2007

Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s Hong Kong

2012-2014

Sotheby’s London

2011-2015

Sotheby’s New York

2001-present

Sotheby’s Paris

2002-2008

Sotheby’s Singapore and Sotheby’s Taipei

A few issue from the 1990s

 

A few sales catalogues from Asian Art Auction, Malcolm Fairley, Mita Arts, Rupert Wace

Ancient Art, Shibunkaku, The Chinese Porcelain Company and Wang & Co. are also available.

 

For catalogues of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art:

Art of the Past

2007-2011

Bonham’s

Bonham’s Islamic and Indian Art

2004-present

Christie’s (Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art)

Christie’s Amsterdam, Christie’s King Street, Christie’s London, Christie’s New York and Christie’s

South Kensington              

Various issues from the 1990s to present

Simon Ray     2004-2015

Sotheby’s (Indian Art)

Sotheby’s London

1990-2015

Sotheby’s New York

1990-2015

Osian’s

2001-2014

 

A few sales catalogues from Carlton Rochell Ltd., Francesca Galloway, Marchel Nies

Oriental Art, Nancy Wiener Gallery, Prahlad Bubbar, Rossi & Rossi and Spink are also

available.