RESULTS: Antiquities

Antiquities

South Kensington – Thursday, 14 April 2011

Sale no: 6060 – Top Three

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

Sold:

£5,245,175

$8,575,861

€5,900,822

Lots Sold:  301

Lots Offered: 360

Sold by Lot: 84%

Sold by £: 78%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.635  /  €1.125

 

Lot 

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 Buyer

257

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

100,000-150,000

£385,250 $629,884
€433,406

European Private

222

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

80,000-120,000

£289,250 $472,924
€325,406

European Trade

303

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

12,000-18,000

£289,250 $472,924
€325,406

Anonymous

115

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

50,000-80,000

£217,250 $355,204
€244,406

Anonymous

330

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

50,000-80,000

£217,250 $355,204
€244,406

Anonymous

255

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

100,000-150,000

£199,250 $325,774
€224,156

UK Private

334

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

20,000-30,000

£193,250 $315,964
€217,406

European Private

258

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

70,000-100,000

£169,250 $276,724
€190,406

European Trade

189

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

80,000-120,000

£157,250 $257,104
€176,906

Anonymous

57

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

8,000-12,000

£133,250 $217,864
€149,906

Anonymous

  

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.”

Press Contact:

Leonie Ashfield                     020 7752 3121                    lashfield@christies.com  

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