Sale 18CN01 | Lot 147

Fabergé Silver-Gilt Icon of the Mother of God

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

Lot Details

Lot 147
Fabergé Silver-Gilt Icon of the Mother of God
Moscow, circa 1916, scratched inventory number 22935
Rectangular, depicting the Mother of God half-length, holding the Christ Child, within a frame chased with whorls, with hinged suspension loop, the wood back inscribed in Russian: From Mama / Easter 1916. Height 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm).
Provenance:
Prince Nikita Alexandrovich Romanoff (1900-1974).
Prince Alexander Nikitich Romanoff (1929-2002).

The present lot was almost certainly a gift from Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia (1875-1960) to her son, Prince Nikita, on Easter 1916. It has since descended in the family.



C Property of a Lady of Title

Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Sold for $12,500 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Assay date: 1908-1917

In generally good condition overall. The silver frame with the original gilding, which is lightly rubbed in areas, and minor surface scratches and bruises. The icon with areas of craquelure; the surface is disturbed in areas and would benefit from light restoration.


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Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Sold for $12,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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