On 27 November in the heart of the Russian Week, the French auction house Millon will show at auction a selection of lots dedicated to Russian art. Icons, silver, works of art & Vertu including Fabergé, ancient, modern and contemporary paintings, bronzes and military orders will be offered for sale in Paris. All works will be on display in a preview and public exhibition at Hôtel Drouot (Room 11, 9, rue Drouot 75009 Paris) on Friday November 26, 2021.
Maxime Charron, Head of the Russian Art Department said: «Our biannual auctions entirely dedicated to Russian Art are an opportunity for Russian artists to shine in France and particularly in Paris, especially at this time with the great exhibition on Ilya Repin that is currently shown in the Petit Palais. For this November session, we are very pleased to highlight an exceptional set of the Imperial Order of Saint Alexander Nevsky with diamonds, which will be the masterpiece of this sale».
This Russian Sale will include an important part, as usual, dedicated to icons and religious art, including a collection from a Parisian family, as well as a part devoted to paintings and works on paper, notably by Yuri Klever, Konstantin Korovine, Nicolas Tarkhoff and Elie Pavil, which will be presented within a group of Russian artists, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Silver and cloisonné enamels will also be highlighted, as well as guilloché objects and jewellery, including some works signed Fabergé, notably a unusual lizard on a lapis-lazuli block. A fine collection of Imperial and Soviet porcelain will also be offered for sale, of which two plates from the Nicholas Ist Military service and one plate from the Yacht of Catherine II.
The highlight of the sale will be definitely the complete set of the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky diamonds-set, an exceptional and extremely rare item on the Russian market. This one echoes the Order of the White Eagle with diamonds sold already by Millon on 30 May, 2018, auctioned for €1.1 million. Perhaps we can expect a new record in Paris for 2021!
Browse the PDF catalogue online and register to bid.