Carter B. Horsley
December 9, 2008 auction
of Antique Jewelry is highlighted by an impressive Greek gold
diadem from the Hellenistic Period, circa 4th-3rd Century B.C.,
many old necklaces and many scarab rings.
diadem, Lot 246, is 9 1/2
inches long and is from the collection of William and Eleanor
Wood Prince of Chicago. It has a modest estimate of $2,500 to
$3,500. It sold for $4,375.
is a fine Western Asiatic
lapis lazuli necklae that is dated to circa Late 3rd to Early
2nd Millennium, B.C. It is 17 1/2 inches long and composed of
convex disk-shaped pendants, interspersed with cylindiral and
spherical beads and is strung in three strands. It has a modest
estimate of $2,000 to $3,000. It sold for $4,375.
Another fine lapis lazuli
necklace is Lot 210.
The stones are diamond-shaped and progressively larger and are
interspersed with graduated gold beads. It is Western Asiatic
and is dated circa Late 3rd-Early 2nd Millennium B.C. It is 20
1/4 inches long. It has a modest estimate of $2,000 to $3,000.
It sold for $4,750.
Another stunning Western
Asiatic necklace from
circa Late 3rd-Early 2nd Millennium B.C., is Lot 211. It consists
of three strands of lenticular, spherical, triangular and tabular
beads of etched carnelian interspersed with smaller beads each
with an etched geometric pattern in white. It has a modest estiate
of $3,000 to $4,000. It sold for $6,000.
Lot 235 is a large group of
and amulets that date from Pharonic to Roman times and later.
The objects are of glass, faience, seatite, carnelian, feldsapr,
jasper, bronze and lapis lazuli. The lot has a modest estimate
of $2,000 to $3,000. It sold for $7,500.
Lot 244 is a stunning pair of
lion-headed gold earrings dating circa Late 4th Century B.C. Each
is about 1 1//8 inches long. The lot has a modest estimate of
$12,000 to $18,000. The lot did not sell.