Sale 18CN03 | Lot 140

Fabergé Silver Triptych Icon of the Kasperovskaya Mother of God

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

Lot Details

Lot 140
Fabergé Silver Triptych Icon of the Kasperovskaya Mother of God
Moscow, circa 1914
Rectangular, the pediment cast with stylized foliage and with a triangular suspension loop, opening to reveal an icon of the Mother of God, realistically painted on a gold ground, within a stylized foliate border, the reverse with an engraved presentation inscription in Russian: To Princess M.I. Urusova / Vadul-lui-Voda / Bess.[arabian] gub.[ernia] / from K.B. Chebanov / 16 April 1914. Height 4 inches (10.2 cm), width 5 3/4 inches (14.6 cm) opened.
Provenance:
Princess M.I. Urusova
A gift to the mother of the present owner
Konstantin Bonifatevich Chebanov was a staff-captain [shtabs-kapitan] in the 34th Artillery Brigade of the Imperial Russian Army at the outbreak of World War I. He was stationed in the Odessa Military District in the south of the country, adjacent to Moldova, the location of the resort town of Vadul-lui-Voda, on the bank of the Dniester River outside of Kishinev.

The Urusovs were a distinguished Russian princely family, however the exact identity of Princess M.I. Urusova has not been established. The present triptych is known to have been gifted to the mother of the present owner in Russia around the time of the Russian Revolution. It has descended in the family to the present owner.

A comparable Fabergé silver triptych icon of Christ Pantocrator was sold Christie's, New York, May 20, 2015, lot 39.


Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $18,750 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

In generally good condition; the frame with light surface scratches and bruises to edges, consistent with age and use; doors do not close flush; the icon with losses and craquelure (visible in catalogue photos), consistent with age and use.


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Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $18,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

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