5 December 2012,
Price realised USD 3,250
USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A BACTRIAN AGATE AND CARNELIAN BEAD NECKLACE
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Composed of biconical banded agate beads, interspersed with small carnelian beads; strung with a modern S-hook closure
28 in. (71.1 cm.) long
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with Alan Chen Fine Art, Taipei, 1992.
Interior designer Robert Kime on how he came to acquire this magnificent tapestry — depicting a scene in the life of Alexander the Great — for just £7,500
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Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France