Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art


Sothebys Ancient Antiquities & Works of Art Department presents its upcoming auctions , auction results, online catalogues, and specialist insights.

The most recent London sale of Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art in December 2018 achieved a remarkable £6.8 million, far surpassing the pre-sale estimate (£2.7 - 3.9 million) and achieving the highest total for the series since the sales were introduced here in May 2016. 55 of the 58 lots were sold, making for an exceptional sell-through rate of 95% - with 76% of lots selling above the pre-sale high estimate. Sotheby’s leads the market for ancient marbles, holding nine of the top ten prices at auction, and the top three highest prices ever achieved.

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  • Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art
    Dr Florent Heintz
    Senior Director | Head of Department, Worldwide
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    Richard M Keresey
    International Senior Director | Senior Vice President
    New York
  • Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art
    Giulia Cavagnis
    Junior Cataloguer

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