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Russian Works of Art

Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 10am EDT |
New York
2018-10-31 10:00:00 2018-10-31 18:00:00 America/New_York Russian Works of Art . Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle
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Sat, Oct 27
10am – 5pm

Sun, Oct 28
12pm – 5pm

Mon, Oct 29
10am – 6pm


Doyle New York
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New York,  NY  10128

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  • Auction of Russian Works of Art on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10am
  • Featured Section of the Auction of English & Continental Furniture & Decorations, Including Old Master Paintings

NEW YORK, NY -- On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10am, Doyle will hold its next auction of Russian Works of Art. Showcased in the sale are more than 140 lots of Fabergé, icons, silver, bronzes and imperial memorabilia from private collections across the United States.

Highlighting the sale is property from a Connecticut Private Collection, which includes exceptional works in silver and cloisonné enamel by Fabergé, Feodor Rückert and Ovchinnikov. A magnificent Fabergé silver-gilt, cloisonné and en plein enamel kovsh by workmaster Feodor Rückert (est. $50,000-80,000) is painted en plein with The Boyar after the artist Konstantin Makovsky. The kovsh is closely related to a Fabergé cloisonné enamel box, which is painted with the same subject, in the Russian art collection of the Hillwood Museum in Washington, DC.

Further silver highlights from other American private collections include a Fabergé silver triptych icon of the Kasperovskaya Mother of God that was presented to Russian Princess M.I. Urusova in 1914 (est. $8,000-12,000), a Fabergé silver-mounted nephrite dish (est. $8,000-12,000), and a rare silver and enamel inkwell by Olovyanishnikov (est. $6,000-8,000).

An Important Collection of Imperial Russian bronzes from a Maryland Private Collection includes six sculptures by Evgeny Lanceray and Vasilii Grachev, several of which were illustrated in G.W. Sudbury’s seminal work on the artist, E.A. Lanceray: La Sculpture Russe du Cheval. Highlighting the collection is a bronze group of Voevoda, Boyar Morozov (est. $20,000-30,000), a bronze group of the Tsar's Falconer under Ivan the Terrible (est. $15,000-25,000), and a bronze group of The Kirghiz Falconer (est. $15,000-25,000).

The auction also includes a selection of jewelry and personal objects from the descendants of Russian Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919), grandson of Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855), and his wife Princess Marie Georgievna (1876-1940), née Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark, daughter of King George I (1845-1913). Included is an almanac [Pamyatnaya Knizhka] for 1914 from the library of Emperor Nicholas II and which bears the emperor’s personal bookplate (est. $5,000-7,000).

Other highlights with an Imperial Russian theme include a porcelain plate from the Tsar Nicholas I Service by the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory (est. $7,000-9,000), a gold medal to commemorate the coronation of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (est. $3,000-5,000), a group of photographs related to the Russian Imperial Family from the descendants of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (est. $3,000-5,000) and a terracotta bust of Emperor Alexander II formerly in the collection of the important American collector, India Early Minshall (est. $2,000-3,000).

English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts / Old Master Paintings & Drawings

Russian Works of Art will be offered as a featured section of the October 31 auction of English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts and Old Master Paintings & Drawings.  Read More

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  • A Connecticut Private Collection
  • A Private Collection
  • An Important Collection of Imperial Russian Bronzes from a Maryland Private Collection
  • Estate of Eleanor Johnson
  • Estate of Felice Ross
  • Estate of Hermine Leventhal
  • Estate of Jo Anne Schneider
  • Estate of Leo Hershkowitz
  • Estate of Lili Israel
  • Estate of Marianne Schaller
  • Estate of Stephen Stempler
  • Estate of Swanhild N. Castle
  • Property formerly of an US Ambassador
  • Property from a Beekman Place Apartment
  • Property from a New Jersey Private Collection
  • Property from a Philadelphia Private Collection
  • Property from a Philadelphia Private Collection
  • Property from a Prominent Connecticut Estate
  • Property from an Arizona Private Collection
  • Property from an East Hampton Collection
  • Property from an Important Jewel Collector
  • Property from the Collection of Bennett and Judie Weinstock
  • Property from the Descendants of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna
  • Property from the Descendants of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia
  • Property from the Estate of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman
  • Property of a Connecticut Collector
  • Property of a Miami Lady
  • Property of a Private Collector
  • Property of Sheldon and Judith Streisand
  • The Eileen & Herbert C. Bernard Collection
  • The Estate of Barbara Wainscott
  • The Estate of Henry Hives
  • The James P. and Joan M. Warburg Collection
  • The Noel and Harriette Levine Collection

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