Christie’s Old Masters Total $62 Million

With buyers taking part from North America, Central America, Europe, China, and the Middle East, Antiquities made $4,721,346, which is a 101% hammer above the low estimate. More than 15% of buyers and bidders were new to Antiquities at Christie’s. The sale was led by a pair of Roman Marble Strigulated Vases that brought $466,200.

Christie's Old Masters Total $62 Million
A ROMAN MARBLE GODDESS
CIRCA MID 2ND CENTURY A.D.
49 in. (124.4 cm.) high
Price Realized: $277,200

Other highlights included an Assyrian Gypsum Relief Fragment, which made $340,200; two lots that fetched $277,200, a Roman Alabastro Cotognino Asclepius and a Roman Marble Goddess.

Christie's Old Masters Total $62 Million
AN ASSYRIAN GYPSUM RELIEF FRAGMENT
REIGN OF SENNACHERIB, CIRCA 705-681 B.C.
22 in. (55.8 cm.) long
Price Realized: $340,200

Overall, the sale offered an impressive selection of works from ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Egypt and Near Eastern cultures, ranging in date from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the 7th century A.D. and featured three important collections: the Collection of Dina and Raphael Recanati, Property from the Estate of Dr Vallo Benjamin, and the Collection of Jack and Jane Weprin.

Christie's Old Masters Total $62 Million
A ROMAN ALABASTRO COTOGNINO ASCLEPIUS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
51 1/4 in. (130.1 cm.) high
Price Realized: $277,200
Christies

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had auction sales in the first half of 2019 that totalled £2.2 billion / $2.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectables, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.