Russian Gem-Set Silver Triptych Icon of the Mother of God, Christ, and John the Baptist
Kuzma Konov, Moscow, 1908-1917
Rectangular, the silver frame cast with flowers and scrolling foliage and set with six gemstone cabochons. 3 5/8 x 4 1/2 inches (9.2 x 11.4 cm)
Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919) and Grand Duchess Marie Georgievna (1876-1940)
Princess Nina Georgievna Chavchavadze (1901-1974)
Prince David Pavlovich Chavchavadze (1924-2014)
By descent to the present owner
An icon of the same design by Olovyanishnikov, produced for Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, is illustrated in S.I. Vashkov, et al, Religious Art [Religioznoe Iskusstvo], Moscow, 1911, p. 6. Another icon of the same design by Khlebnikov, formerly in the collection of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich, is held in the collection of the Middlebury College Museum of Art in Vermont (2007.050). The icon was bequeathed to the museum by the descendants of Grand Duke George's daughter, Princess Xenia.
C Property from the Descendants of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia
Additional Notes & Condition Report
In generally good condition; minor paint losses to figures in areas; surface of painting slightly disturbed in areas, especially to face of Christ; the oklad is in good condition, with light surface scratches and minor bruises in areas.
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