Auction of Russian Works of Art on October 31, 2018
Fabergé Silver-Gilt and Enamel Decorated Kovsh Achieves $237,500
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NEW YORK, NY -- On October 31, 2018, Doyle held a successful auction of Russian Works of Art. Showcased in the sale were more than 140 lots of Fabergé, icons, silver, bronzes and imperial memorabilia from private collections across the United States.
Highlighting the sale was 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 is painted en plein with The Boyar after the artist Konstantin Makovsky. International competition drove the bidding far past its estimate of $50,000-80,000 to achieve an exceptional $237,500. The kovsh was 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.
From the same collection was a silver-gilt, gilt-metal and plique-à-jour enamel hanging light by Grachev, with the workmaster's mark of Alexander Petrov, St. Petersburg, before 1899, that fetched $56,250, many times its estimate of $7,000-10,000.
Highlighting the selection of Russian bronzes was a bronze group depicting Don Cossacks on the Banks of the Danube, cast by Chopin after a model by Evgeny Lanceray, 1878, that sold for $50,000 against an estimate of $40,000-60,000. From an mportant Collection of Imperial Russian Bronzes from a Maryland Private Collection was a bronze group of Voevoda (Boyar Morozov), cast by Chopin after the model by Evgeny Lanceray, 1874, that sold for $31,250, just surpassing its estimate of $20,000-30,000.
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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.
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