Christopher Mason joined Sotheby’s shortly after graduating from the Courtauld Institute of Art with an MA in Classical Art and its Heritage. He has worked on a number of important sales, including Chatsworth: The Attic Sale, and collections including those at Castle Howard and Alnwick Castle. He also holds a BA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute. Christopher has a particular interest in neoclassical sculpture, and was responsible for the sale and cataloguing of Antonio Canova’s Bust of Peace which sold for a world record result in 2018 (£5.3million). His interests encompass engraved gems: he pioneered Sotheby’s Small Wonders auctions, and achieved the world record prices for both a post-antique cameo (the Elijah Gem from the Imperial Treasury) and a post-antique intaglio (the Arundel Zodiac).