Most Expensive Antiques Ever Sold


4. Olyphant: $17 Million

An olyphant is a battle horn, used when charging into battle. An olyphant can also also be used as a hunting horn. It is traditionally handcrafted from carved ancient ivory, and decorated with fine motifs. This particular olyphant was crafted sometime in the 11th century in Scandinavia. An extremely rare item, it is one of the six such ornamental olyphants known to exist in the world. It is the most expensive antique item ever auctioned and sold in Scandinavia, fetching a stunning $17 million, the second highest price ever paid for a work of art.