Russian Works of Art
Auction of Russian Works of Art on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10am
Special Section of the October 30 Auction of Old Master Paintings, Russian Works of Art and English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts
NEW YORK, NY -- On Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10am, Doyle will hold its next auction of Russian Works of Art. Showcased are more than 140 lots of Fabergé, enamels, silver, porcelain, bronzes and Russian Imperial Family memorabilia from private collections across the United States.
Highlighting the sale is Property from the Descendants of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of (1863-1919), son of Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich (1832-1909) and grandson of Emperor Nicholas I (1796-1855). This collection comprises an important archive of personal correspondence between the Grand Duke and his daughter Princess Nina Georgievna (1901-1974). More than 400 letters from 1911-1918, which have never been published or seen in public, provide invaluable firsthand accounts of frequent visits with Emperor Nicholas II and family, the Romanov Tercentenary celebrations, World War I, the abdication of Nicholas II, the October Revolution and the imprisonment of the Grand Duke (ests. $800 to 3,000). Further highlights from the collection include a drawing by the Grand Duke of his cell where he was imprisoned by the Bolsheviks in Petrograd in 1918 (est. $5,000-7,000) and postcards sent to the Grand Duke’s daughter Princess Xenia Georgievna by her godmother Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (est. $2,000-3,000).
An exceptional bronze of Taking the Ducks to Market by Leonid Posen (est. $50,000-70,000) is being offered from a New Orleans Private Collection, where it has been for the better part of a century. A sculptor of Russian peasant subjects, Posen was part of Peredvizhniki movement and participated in almost all of their exhibitions.
Further highlights include a Gardner Porcelain Basket from the Order of St. Andrew First Called (est. $20,000-30,000); an Important Fabergé Gold, Enamel and Wood Photograph Frame, presented to Adelaide Iveagh by H.R.H. George, Prince of Wales, the future King George V (est. $20,000-30,000); an Imperial Fabergé Jeweled Gold and Enamel Hat Pin (est. $8,000-12,000), purchased jointly by Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna from Fabergé in 1906; and a rare Jeweled Gold, Silver and Enamel Presentation Zheton of the Life-Guards Second Tsarskoye-Selo Rifle Regiment of Grand Duke Dmitrii Pavlovich (est. $8,000-12,000).
The auction also includes a selection of works from American private collections related to the Russian Imperial Family, including a portrait by Duchess Olga of her husband Colonel Nikolai Kulikovsky (est. $5,000-7,000); signed photographs of Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, Grand Duchesses Olga and Xenia Alexandrovna, Grand Duke Nikolas Nikolaevich and Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich (ests. $2,000-5,000); and a Louis XV Silver Plate from the Orloff Service, circa 1770 (est. $3,000-5,000), commissioned by Empress Catherine the Great for her favorite, Count Gregory Orloff.
Old Master Paintings / English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts
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