RESULTS: Antiquities

New York



 New York – June 10, 2010

Sale no: 2323 – Top Ten

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]





Lots Sold:  106

Lots Offered: 166

Sold by Lot: 64%

Sold by $: 66%

Exchange Rate: £ = $1.46 /  € = $1.2




Estimate ($)


Purchase Price




A Roman Bronze Lamp Stand with a Youth, Circa Late 1st Century B.C.


$1,142,500£782,534 €952,083

European Private


A Egyptian Diorite Head of an Official Late Period, Dynasty XXX, 380-343 B.C.

500,000 - 700,000

$842,500£577,054 €702,083

European Private


A Greek Bronze Helmet of Cretan Type, circa 650-620 B.C.

350,000 - 550,000

$842,500£577,054 €702,083

European Private


A Greek Parcel Gilt Silver Patera, Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period, circa 4th-early 3rd Century B.C.

150,000 - 250,000

$662,500£453,767 €552,083

European Private


A Roman Marble Relief Panel Antonine Period, circa 160 A.D.

400,000 - 600,000

$530,500£363,356 €442,083

European Private


An Attic Red-figured Neck-amphora Attributed to the Berlin Painter, circa 490-480 B.C.

200,000 - 300,000

$422,500£289,383 €352,083

U.S. Private


A Roman Marble draped Female, circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.

200,000 - 300,000

$338500£231,849 €282,083

European Private


A Colossal Roman Marble Figural Column, circa early 3rd Century A.D. 

300,000 - 500,000

$290,500£198,972 €242,083

European Private


A Greek Bronze Minotaur, Archaic Period, circa 520-500 B.C.

80,000 - 120,000

$206,500£141,438 €172,083

International Private


A Roman Marble Head of Luna, circa 1st-early 2nd Century A.D.

80,000 - 120,000

$170,500£116,780 €142,083

U.S. Private

Molly Morse Limmer, Head of Department, Antiquities, said: “We saw determined bidding from both Europe and the US in the packed saleroom, on the telephone and through Christies LIVE™.  Greek and Roman works brought particularly impressive prices across the board.  The top lots, a Roman bronze lamp stand with a youth attracted stiff competition, achieving a staggering $1,142,500, while the Egyptian diorite head of an official, realized a stellar $842,500.”  G. Max Bernheimer, International Department Head of Antiquities, added: “These results reflect continuing strength and depth throughout the Antiquities market.  The top end of the market continues to perform exceedingly well.”




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