6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 22,500
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A NECKLACE OF ELEVEN BYZANTINE GOLD CROSSES
CIRCA 7TH CENTURY A.D.
Each originally part of a necklace, now strung with both ancient and modern beads, including twelve pearl beads, six irregularly shaped pink tourmaline beads, and six faceted cylindrical green chalcedony beads, terminating in openwork disks with volutes, topped with a hook-and-loop closure, the edges ribbed, granulation at the join
26 in. (66 cm.) long
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with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 1980s.
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
International Head of Antiquities G. Max Bernheimer surveys the treasures offered in our Antiquities sale, while Laetitia Delaloye offers an expert introduction
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