Russian Works of ArtWed, Oct 31, 2018 at 10am EDT |
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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Consignments are currently being accepted for the January 2019 auction 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, 212-427-4141, ext 272, Russian@Doyle.com