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Russian Works of Art

Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 10am EST |
New York
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Russian Enamel Box by Feodor Rückert Achieves $150,000


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  • Auction of Russian Works of Art on January 30, 2019
  • Russian Enamel Box by Feodor Rückert Achieves $150,000
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Upcoming Auctions of Russian Works of Art

NEW YORK, NY -- On January 30, 2019, Doyle held a successful auction of Russian Works of Art that attracted international attention and strong competition. Showcased in the sale were over eighty lots of Fabergé, icons, silver, bronzes and imperial memorabilia from private collections across the United States.

A West Coast Private Collection

Highlighting the sale was property from a West Coast Private Collection of Russian enamels, Fabergé and objets de vertu. A magnificent Russian silver-gilt and enamel box by Feodor Rückert achieved $150,000, surpassing its estimate of $90,000-120,000. Rückert is arguably the most talented of all enamel artists in pre-revolutionary Russia, and the box depicted A Knight at the Crossroads by the important Russian painter, Viktor Vasnetsov (1848-1926).

From the same Collection were Berlin (K.P.M.) porcelain plates decorated with Russian scenes and dating to the third quarter of the 19th century. Offered in lots of two, the colorful plates soared over their estimates of $3,000-5,000 to fetch $15,000 and $11,250.

Jewel-like enamel cigarette cases from the Collection also sold exceptionally well. A Fabergé example in translucent green guilloché enamel by workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, 1899-1903, sold for $10,625, many times its estimate of $2,000-3,000, and a pictorial case by Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1908-1917, estimated at $5,000-7,000 sold for $10,000.

Russian Salt ThronesThe Collection of a Gentleman

Property from the Collection of a Gentleman featured his collection of Russian silver and enamel salt thrones with examples by the eminent Russian silversmiths Khlebnikov and Ovchinnikov. Used in the traditional Russian welcome ceremony of bread and salt, these popular salt thrones are elaborately decorated with native ornament and folk sayings. A silver-gilt example decorated in colorful champlevé enamel by Khlebnikov from 1883 estimated at $1,500-2,500 and a silver-gilt and niello salt throne by Vasilii Semenov from 1879 each realized a remarkably strong $8,125. As a group, the eleven lots of salt thrones totaled a highly successful $54,938, far surpassing their combined estimate of $10,700-16,200.

The extensive collection of paintings, furniture and decorative arts from the Gentleman's elegant apartment on Park Avenue and his home in Southampton will be offered in a series of select sales through the Spring.

Russian Bronzes

Highlighting the selection of Russian bronzes in the sale was a bronze group of a Voivode (Boyar Morozov). Cast by Shtange after the model by Evgeny Lanceray, the bronze sold for $37,500, surpassing its estimate of $20,000-30,000. Boyar Morozov is a portrait of the bogatyr' Druzhina Andreyevich Morozov, one of the characters from the historical novel Prince Serebryany (1862) by Alexei Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1817-1875).

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.


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  • A Private Collection
  • A Prominent New York Family
  • An East Hampton Estate
  • Estate of a Gentleman, Park Avenue and Southampton, New York
  • Estate of Gertrude Wabnig
  • Estate of James Chip Dale
  • Estate of James W. Smith
  • Estate of Lili Israel
  • Estate of Marianne Schaller
  • Estate of Norman Israel
  • Estate of Peter Mayer
  • Estate of Suzanne Schrag
  • Property from a Beekman Place Apartment
  • Property from a California Private Collection
  • Property from a Philadelphia Private Collection
  • Property from a Prominent Connecticut Estate
  • Property from a West Coast Private Collection
  • Property from an Important Jewel Collector
  • Property from Los Angeles Designer Lauren King
  • Property from the Estate of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman
  • Property of a Distinguished Maryland Collector
  • Property of a Lady
  • Property of a Red Bank, New Jersey Private Collector
  • Property of a San Francisco Collector
  • Property of a Southern Lady
  • The Estate of Barbara Wainscott
  • The Estate of Eleanor Close Barzin
  • The Noel and Harriette Levine Collection

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