Co-Chairman, Dec Arts and Director, Dec Arts Americas
Jody Wilkie, Co-Chairman, Dec Arts and Director, Dec Arts Americas, has 30 years of experience with Christie’s, initially working with Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque works of art and sculpture as well as 19th and early 20th century European and American sculpture from 1978-1993. With 16th century Italian maiolica as a link, she changed departments, heading up the European Ceramics and Glass department in New York. As of 2001, she took on the role of International Specialist Head, working with her colleagues in London, Paris and Amsterdam to make the department the market leader by a wide margin.
Under her leadership, Christie's sold Fine Continental Ceramics from the Collection of the Late Lola and Siegfried Kramarsky in 1993 and Important Italian Majolica from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections in 1993 and 1994. More recently, she has been responsible for many successful sales of important Vincennes and Sèvres porcelain, most notably the sale of the Pompadour Fontaine à Roseaux in May 2005 and the Portland Broc et Jatte ‘A Feuilles d’Eau’ in May 2006. Additionally, Jody has been an appraiser on The Antiques Roadshow since its inception in 1996.