RESULTS: Antiquities & Ancient Jewelry

New York

Antiquities & Ancient Jewelry

 New York, 13 December 2013, Sale #2755 & #2771

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


237 lots sold

Total: $5,811,188/ £3,544,825 / €4,242,167

    74% sold by lot

319 lots offered

£0.61= $1 / € 0.73=$1

65% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



A Roman Basalt Portrait Head of the Emperor Philip the Arab, reign 244-249 A.D.

90,000 - 120,000






A Large Corinthian Black-Figured Olpe,

Middle Corinthian, circa 600-575 B.C.

200,000 - 300,000




European Private


An Egyptian Painted Wood Funerary Ensemble,

Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, 1070-945 B.C.

200,000 - 300,000




US Private


A Roman Marble Head Of Venus,

circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.

60,000 - 90,000




US Private


A Cycladic Marble Reclining Female Figure, early Spedos Variety, early Cycladic II, circa 2600-2500 B.C.

150,000 - 250,000




US Private


A Greek Bronze Corinthian Helmet,

Archaic Period, circa Late 7th Century B.C.

50,000 - 70,000




Russian Private


A Greek Marble Girl,

late Classical Period, circa 340-330 B.C.

80,000 - 120,000




US Private


A Roman Marble Head Of Pan,

circa late 1st -early 2nd Century A.D.

  • 50,000 - 70,000




US Private


An Egyptian Rock Crystal Alabastron,

Late Period, 25th dynasty, 712-664 B.C.

6,000 - 8,000




US Trade


A Greek Gold Bracelet, Hellenistic Period, circa 300 B.C.

150,000 - 250,000




European Trade

G. Max Bernheimer, International Department Head, commented, “The results show that participation in the Antiquities sales is truly international with buyers from across the globe vying for the rarest and most significant works. The solid results of the sale confirm that works from all sectors of the market continue to perform well and that Christie’s remains the world’s leading venue for ancient art at auction.  We are particularly pleased that the Roman basalt portrait head of the Emperor Philip the Arab achieved over twice its high estimate.”  Molly Morse Limmer, Head of Antiquities, New York, added, “Christie’s celebrated its 15th annual sale of Ancient Jewelry, which continues to see strong interest year after year. Several lots realized well in excess of their high estimates, perhaps most notably the Scythian gold zoomorphic handle, which achieved $62,500, soaring past the pre-sale estimate of $10,000-15,000. We look forward to the year ahead, with our first sale of 2014 taking place in London on April 2.”

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Next Sales:

London, 2 April 2014, Antiquities

New York, 5 June 2014, Antiquities


Please click here to view the full international schedule of upcoming sales from the Antiquities department at Christie’s.

Estimates do not include buyer’s premium.

Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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