CHRISTIE’S ANTIQUITIES PRESENTS TWO EXCEPTIONAL SALES IN DECEMBER

December 1 to 10 – Ancient Jewelry: Wearable Art, Digital Sales December 9 – Antiquities

New York

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.

Please click here to learn more about the Ancient Jewelry sale.

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019).

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

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