Past Auction

Russian Works of Art

Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Fabergé Silver-Gilt and Enamel Decorated Kovsh Achieves $237,500

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  • 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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  • A Connecticut Private Collection
  • A 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 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 Distinguished Maryland Collector
  • Property of a Miami Lady
  • Property of a Private Collector
  • Property of an US Ambassador's Granddaughter
  • 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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