Auction of Russian Works of Art on April 28, 2020
Russian Silver and Cloisonné Enamel Bowl by Feodor Rückert Achieves $43,750
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's Russian Works of Art auction on April 28, 2020 showcased a wide range of property spanning the 18th century through the Russian Revolution in 1917 and into the early Soviet period. Bidders vied for Fabergé, enamels, silver, porcelain, bronzes and Russian Imperial Family memorabilia from American collection.
Highlighting the sale was a colorful Silver and Cloisonné Enamel Bowl with bear handles by Feodor Rückert retailed by Fabergé that achieved $43,750 against an estimate of $35,000-45,000. A Fabergé Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Kovsh also by Feodor Rückert estimated at $20,000-30,000 sold for $28,125. Read an essay by Specialist Mark Moehrke profiling Feodor Rückert, the most talented craftsman of enameled silver objects in Imperial Russia. Read More
The Fabergé section of the sale was led by an exceptional Jeweled Gold-Mounted Bowenite Bell-Push by workmaster Michael Perchin that fetched $25,000, within its estimate of $20,000-30,000. With the introduction of electricity, the newly invented bell-push would set off a buzzer or light downstairs, informing the servants which room needed assistance.
A Fabergé Jeweled Two-Color Gold and Enamel Presentation Pendant by Henrik Wigström, circa 1906, estimated at $3,500-4,500 realized $5,000. It bore the dates 1893-1896 and 1903-1906 and an inscription referencing the Okhta Gunpowder Factory, which was founded by Peter the Great in St. Petersburg in 1715.
A Russian Silver Dinner Plate with the engraved crowned monogram of Yusupov Sumarokov-Elston, circa 1772-1783, fetched an exceptional $5,000, doubling its estimate of $1,500-2,500. It bore the maker's mark E.L.M., St. Petersburg, with the assaymaster's mark of Evgraf Borovshchikov.
The auction offered a number of rare icons from a New York Collection, including an Icon of the Crucifixion far surpassed its estimate of $5,000-7,000 to achieve $11,250. A Silver-Gilt Icon of the Mother of God of Kazan sold for $5,937, over its estimate of $3,000-5,000.
A selection of watercolors by Grand Duchess Olga (1882-1960) was highlighted by an idyllic view, A Boat on a Pond, that achieved $4,687, well above its $2,500-3,500 estimate.
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