Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers are holding an auction of Russian Works of Art on Wednesday, May 19 beginning at 10:00am EST. Showcased are more than 100 lots of Fabergé, enamels, silver, porcelain and bronzes from American collections.
Highlighting the sale are two silver plates from the Yusupov Scandinavian Service (Est. $3,000 – $5,000) and a selection of more than thirty lots of enamels from estates and private collections, including a Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Salt Throne by Peter Miliukov (Est. $3,000 – $5,000), a Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Easter Egg by Ovchinnikov (Est. $3,000 – $5,000), and a Silver-Gilt, Cloisonné and En Plein Enamel Covered Box by Maria Semenova (Est. $3,000 – $5,000).
The descendants of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, daughter of Emperor Alexander III and sister of Emperor Nicholas II, are offering a number of works which have remained in the family over the course of the last century and have never been offered on the market. Among these are a Group of Three Photograph Albums Related to Grand Duchess Xenia and the Russian Imperial Family (Est. $2,000 – $3,000); Grand Duchess Xenia’s Natural Pearl, Oval Pink Tourmaline and Platinum Bead Necklace (Est. $2,000 – $3,000); and paintings by Prince Andrei Alexandrovich and Princess Irina Yusupova and photos related to Grand Duchess Olga (Estimates from $800 to 2,500).
A wide section of icons from estates and private collections features an Icon of Saints Nicholas, Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Sergius of Radonezh and Metrophanes (Est. $5,000-7,000) and an Icon of Saint Nikita, Bishop of Novgorod and Monk John of Novgorod (Est. $3,000 – $5,000). Both icons were part of the George R. Hann Collection, which was regarded as the most important private collection of icons ever to come on the market when it was sold at auction in 1980.
Further highlights include a Fabergé Moscow Silver Photograph Frame (Est. $5,000 – $7,000); a Gold and Champlevé Enamel Snuff Box by Pierre Theremin, from a New York Private Collection (Est. $4,000 – $6,000); and wide selection of Gardner porcelain figures from New York collections (Estimates from $1,000 to $3,000).
For further information, please contact Mark Moehrke, Director of Russian Works of Art.