RESULTS: Antiquities


South Kensington – Thursday, 14 April 2011

Sale no: 6060 – Top Three

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]






Lots Sold:  301

Lots Offered: 360

Sold by Lot: 84%

Sold by £: 78%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.635  /  €1.125





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price



A Roman parcel gilt silver skyphos, circa early 1st century A.D.


£385,250 $629,884

European Private


An attic black-figured white-ground lekythos, attributed to the Edinburgh painter, circa 510-490 B.C.


£289,250 $472,924

European Trade


A Byzantine marble architectural panel, circa 10th-11th century A.D.


£289,250 $472,924



An Egypto-Persian bronze bull protome, First Persian Period, Dynasty XXVII, circa 6th-5th century B.C.


£217,250 $355,204



A urartian bronze quiver, circa 8th century B.C.


£217,250 $355,204



A Celtic silver scabbard, circa mid-1st century B.C.


£199,250 $325,774

UK Private


A phoenician silver gilt bowl, circa mid-7th century B.C.


£193,250 $315,964

European Private


A Roman marble cinerary urn, circa A.D. 50-100, with 18th century restorations


£169,250 $276,724

European Trade


An Anglo-Saxon amber glass claw beaker, circa second half 6th-7th century A.D.


£157,250 $257,104



An 'Egyptian blue' ribbed bowl, New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, reign of Amenhotep III, circa 1390-1352 B.C.


£133,250 $217,864



Comment: Georgiana Aitken, Head of Antiquities, Christie’s South Kensington said:

“Following on from the success in February of the Jean-Philippe Mariaud de Serres sale in Paris, Christie’s Spring Antiquities sale in London reaffirms the company’s leadership in the category, achieving UK market share of 62.1%.

The sale totalled £5,245,175, the highest Antiquities sale total in London since 2002. Strong bidding was witnessed across the board, and twelve pieces achieved over £100,000, with a number of International collectors competing at this level.

The sale was led by The Collection of Baron Edouard Jean Empain (lots 1-115) which was 92% sold by lot, achieving a total of £1,276,863 – far exceeding the pre-sale estimate of £400,000. The top lot from the collection was an Egypto-Persian bronze bull protome, First Persian Period, Dynasty XXVII, circa 6th-5th century B.C which sold for £217,250.

We are delighted to have built on our successes in 2010 and look forward to the New York sale in June.”

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