New York- Christie’s announces two Antiquities sales to be offered starting from December 1 to 10, which will feature a comprehensive selection of works from across the ancient worlds of Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Near East and beyond. On December 9, the Antiquities sale will be led by an Egyptian grano-diorite torso of an official, a Sumerian copper bowl with an intricate animal relief, a significant group of over life-sized body parts, including bronze heads, a Roman marble head and a colossal marble hand. These highlights will be joined by Part II of the Elias S. David Collection, including a group of bronzes and a Roman marble head of Jupiter.
In addition, Christie’s Digital Sales will offer the 17th annual Ancient Jewelry sale dedicated to exquisite wearable works of art, the first year on Christie’s online-only sale platform from December 1- 10. The sale will feature necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets from all corners of the ancient world from the 3rd millennium B.C. through to the 1st millennium A.D. with accessible price points range from $1000 to $35,000. The jewelry will be displayed concurrently with the Antiquities sale preview, from December 5-8.
Please click here to view the Antiquities e-catalogue.
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Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in 2017 that totalled £5.1 billion / $6.6 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.
Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.