Past Auction

Russian Works of Art / May 25 / Lots 568-768

Thu, May 25, 2017 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Auction on Thursday, May 25 at 10am

Session I: Wed, May 24 (Lots 1-567)  /  Session II: Thurs, May 25 (Lots 568-873)

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  • Inaugural Sale of Russian Works of Art on May 25, 2017
  • Featuring Many Offerings with Russian Imperial Provenances
  • Offered as a Special Section of the Sale of English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts, Comprising Lots 568 - 768 on May 25

NEW YORK, NY -- On May 25, 2017 Doyle held its inaugural sale of Russian Works of Art. The auction comprised approximately 200 lots showcasing Imperial Russian and Soviet decorative arts, from Fabergé to porcelain, silver to icons. Sourced from American and European collections, many of the works have Russian Imperial provenances and are fresh to the market.

The Russian Works of Art auction was offered as a special section of the sale of English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts comprising lots 568 - 768. It was organized by Doyle's Russian Works of Art Specialist Mark Moehrke. Read the Specialist Bio.

Imperial Presentation Snuff Box

Highlighting the sale was a Gold and Guilloché Enamel Russian Imperial Presentation Snuff Box with the diamond cypher of Empress Maria Alexandrovna (1824-1880), wife of Emperor Alexander II (1818-1881), made in Hanau, Germany, by C.M. Weishaupt und Söhne. Property of a New York Estate, the snuff box appeared on the market for the first time in generations and achieved $21,250, surpassing its esitmate of $12,000-18,000.


The porcelain section of the sale featured an extensive selection of figures and plates, which depict various national groups inhabiting the Russian Empire and folk characters, from the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory and prominent private factories, such as Gardner and Popov. Highlights included a Russian Porcelain Figure of a Chamber Maid estimated at $5,000-7,000 and a Soviet Porcelain Figure of a Kazan Tatar Woman estimated at $3,000-5,000), both of which realized $10,625.

Other Highlights

Further highlights of the sale included an Important Russian Silver Presentation Icon of St. Nicholas of Pskov and St. Paul the Confessor that sold for $13,750, many times its estimate of $2,000-3,000; a Fabergé Aventurine Quartz Model of a Pig that sold for $23,750 against an estimate of $15,000-25,000; and a Russian Bronze Group of a Troika Passing a Peasant Sleigh that fetched $22,500, doubling its estimate of $8,000-12,000.

Doyle at Home, Including Russian Works of Art

The popular Doyle at Home auction on Wednesday, June 22, 2017 at 10am will feature a section devoted to Russian Works of Art. The auction catalogue will be available by June 12. Please check back.

We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for upcoming sales of Russian Works of Art. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection. For information, please contact Mark Moehrke, Director, Russian Works of Art, at 212-427-4141, ext 272,

Consignments are currently being accepted

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Mark Moehrke
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  • Property from the Estate of Anne H. and John K. Howat
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  • Property of a Connecticut Collector
  • Property of a Lady of Title
  • Property of a New York Collector
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A Selection of Auction Highlights

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