Masterpieces in Miniature: Ancient Engraved Gems formerly in the G. Sangiorgi Collection

Christie's
New York

Datum der Auktion: 29.04.2019

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A MINOAN BLUE CHALCEDONY TABLOID SEAL WITH THREE SWANS

A MINOAN BLUE CHALCEDONY TABLOID SEAL WITH THREE SWANS LATE PALACE PERIOD, CIRCA 16TH CENTURY B.C. ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) long Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 50.000 $ - 70.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK CHALCEDONY SCARABOID WITH AN AMAZON

A GREEK CHALCEDONY SCARABOID WITH AN AMAZON ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C. 9/16 in. (1.4 cm.) long Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK CARNELIAN SCARAB WITH A YOUTH SHOULDERING A RAM

A GREEK CARNELIAN SCARAB WITH A YOUTH SHOULDERING A RAM ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C. ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) long Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK CARNELIAN AMYGDALOID RINGSTONE WITH NIKE

A GREEK CARNELIAN AMYGDALOID RINGSTONE WITH NIKE ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C. 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) long Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK CARNELIAN SCARAB WITH A NUDE ARCHER

A GREEK CARNELIAN SCARAB WITH A NUDE ARCHER ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C. 3/8 in. (1 cm.) long Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK BANDED AGATE SCARABOID WITH A WARRIOR

A GREEK BANDED AGATE SCARABOID WITH A WARRIOR LATE ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 475 B.C. 11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) long Provenance Paul Julius Arndt (1865-1937), Munich. Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK CARNELIAN SCARAB WITH A CRICKET

A GREEK CARNELIAN SCARAB WITH A CRICKET ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C. 9/16 in. (1.4 cm.) long Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK MOTTLED YELLOW JASPER SCARABOID WITH A GRASSHOPPER

A GREEK MOTTLED YELLOW JASPER SCARABOID WITH A GRASSHOPPER ATTRIBUTED TO DEXAMENOS OR A CLOSE FOLLOWER, CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C. 7/8 in. (2.1 cm.) long Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK BANDED CARNELIAN SCARABOID WITH A HORSE

A GREEK BANDED CARNELIAN SCARABOID WITH A HORSE CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA MID 5TH CENTURY B.C. ¾ in. (1.8 cm.) long Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK GOLD FINGER RING WITH HERAKLES

A GREEK GOLD FINGER RING WITH HERAKLES CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 5TH-EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C. 1 in. (2.5 cm.) wide Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK MOTTLED RED JASPER SCARABOID WITH PERSEUS

A GREEK MOTTLED RED JASPER SCARABOID WITH PERSEUS CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C. 1 ¼ in. (3 cm.) long Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK BLUE CHALCEDONY SCARABOID WITH APHRODITE

A GREEK BLUE CHALCEDONY SCARABOID WITH APHRODITE CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C. 1 1/8 in. (2.7 cm.) long Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN SCARAB SWIVEL RING WITH APHRODITE

A GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN SCARAB SWIVEL RING WITH APHRODITE CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C. Scarab: 11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) long; Hoop: .15/16 in. (2 cm.) wide Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK CARNELIAN SCARABOID WITH PROTESILAOS

A GREEK CARNELIAN SCARABOID WITH PROTESILAOS CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 50.000 $ - 70.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GRECO-PERSIAN BANDED AGATE SCARABOID WITH A COMBAT SCENE

A GRECO-PERSIAN BANDED AGATE SCARABOID WITH A COMBAT SCENE CIRCA MID 5TH CENTURY B.C. ¾ in. (1.7 cm.) long Provenance Paul Julius Arndt (1865-1937), Munich (no. A1410). Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GRECO-PERSIAN CARNELIAN FOUR-SIDED PENDANT

A GRECO-PERSIAN CARNELIAN FOUR-SIDED PENDANT CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long Provenance Paul Julius Arndt (1865-1937), Munich. Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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AN ETRUSCAN CARNELIAN SCARAB WITH THE RAPE OF CASSANDRA

AN ETRUSCAN CARNELIAN SCARAB WITH THE RAPE OF CASSANDRA CIRCA MID 5TH CENTURY B.C. 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) long Provenance Alfred Morrison (1821-1892), London. Catalogue of the Valuable and Important Collection of Camei, Intagli, Gold Rings, Formed by Alfred Morrison, Esq .; Christie's, London, 29-30 June

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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AN ETRUSCAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN SCARAB FINGER RING WITH APLU

AN ETRUSCAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN SCARAB FINGER RING WITH APLU CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C. Scarab: 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) long; Hoop: .15/16 in. (2.3 cm.) wide Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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AN ETRUSCAN GOLD AND BANDED AGATE SCARAB FINGER RING WITH HERCLE

AN ETRUSCAN GOLD AND BANDED AGATE SCARAB FINGER RING WITH HERCLE CIRCA EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C. Scarab: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long; Hoop: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm.) wide Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING WITH DANAE

A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET FINGER RING WITH DANAE HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C. Gem: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long; Hoop: 1 ¼ in. (3.2 cm.) wide Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired 1933 or prior and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING WITH ARTEMIS

A GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING WITH ARTEMIS HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C. Gem: ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) long; Hoop: 1 ¼ in. (3.1 cm.) wide Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING WITH NIKE

A GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING WITH NIKE HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C. Gem: ¾ in. (1.8 cm.) long; Hoop: 11/16 in. (2.4 cm.) wide Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING WITH PERSEUS

A GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING WITH PERSEUS HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C. Gem: 9/16 in. (1.3 cm.) long; Hoop: 7/8 in. (2.1 cm.) wide Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK AMETHYST RINGSTONE WITH A BUST OF A GODDESS

A GREEK AMETHYST RINGSTONE WITH A BUST OF A GODDESS HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C. ¾ in. (2 cm.) long Provenance Paul Julius Arndt (1865-1937), Munich. Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK GARNET RINGSTONE WITH APOLLO KITHAROIDOS

A GREEK GARNET RINGSTONE WITH APOLLO KITHAROIDOS HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C. 1 in. (2.5 cm.) long Provenance Paul Julius Arndt (1865-1937), Munich. Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK CARNELIAN RINGSTONE WITH APOLLO KITHAROIDOS

A GREEK CARNELIAN RINGSTONE WITH APOLLO KITHAROIDOS HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C. ¾ in. (2 cm.) long Provenance Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel (1586-1646), Arundel House, London; thence by descent to his wife, Aletheia Talbot Howard (1585-1654), Arundel House, London; thence by

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A GREEK SARDONYX CAMEO WITH HEAD OF A MAENAD

A GREEK SARDONYX CAMEO WITH HEAD OF A MAENAD HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C. Cameo: 1 ½ in. (3.8 cm.) long; Mount: 2 in. (5 cm.) long Provenance Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel (1586-1646), Arundel House, London; thence by descent to his wife, Aletheia Talbot Howard (1585-1654

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 50.000 $ - 70.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A ROMAN AMETRINE RINGSTONE WITH THETIS RIDING A HIPPOCAMP

A ROMAN AMETRINE RINGSTONE WITH THETIS RIDING A HIPPOCAMP CIRCA MID 1ST CENTURY B.C. ¾ in. (1.8 cm.) wide Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE WITH A PORTRAIT OF OCTAVIAN

A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE WITH A PORTRAIT OF OCTAVIAN CIRCA MID 1ST CENTURY B.C. ½ in. (1.2 cm.) long Provenance Ludovisi-Boncompagni collection, Rome, by 1840 (illustration of gem impression preserved on the Beazley Archive). Paul Julius Arndt (1865-1937), Munich (no. A1410). Giorgio Sangiorgi

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019

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A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE WITH THE ESCAPE FROM TROY

A ROMAN CARNELIAN RINGSTONE WITH THE ESCAPE FROM TROY CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long Provenance Giorgio Sangiorgi (1886-1965), Rome, acquired and brought to Switzerland, late 1930s; thence by continuous descent to the current owners

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 50.000 $ - 70.000 $

Datum: 29.04.2019