6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 7,500
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A WESTERN ASIATIC LAPIS LAZULI BEAD NECKLACE
CIRCA 3RD-2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Composed of thirty-six convex-biconical lapis lazuli beads, graduated in size, centered by a spherical lapis lazuli bead, interspersed with modern faceted gold beads; strung with a modern S-hook closure
18 in. (45.7 cm.) long
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Acquired by the current owner prior to 1980.
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