Early European Sculpture & Works of Art

Christie’s is the only international auction house to hold dedicated sales of European sculpture from the Middle Ages through to the early 19th century in London, Paris and New York. Our auctions offer pieces in a range of styles and subjects such as religious statuary in wood, ivory and stone; sculpture and objets d’art in bronze, enamel, plaster and hardstone; as well as early metalwork and Renaissance jewellery.

Our experienced team of specialists is dedicated to sourcing works of great academic value and provenance from private collections around the world. Recent highlights include the bronze Mannerist masterpiece Bacchic Figure Supporting the Globe by Adriaen de Vries, which was sold to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and holds the the world auction record for an early European sculpture, and a bronze group of the Rape of a Sabine by Giambologna which currently holds the world auction record for the artist.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss buying or selling within this category at Christie’s.