On January 30, 2019, Doyle New York holds its next auction of Russian Works of Art. Showcased are more than 100 lots of Fabergé, enamels, silver, porcelain and bronzes from private collections across the United States.
Highlighting the sale is property from a West Coast Private Collection, which comprises nearly 30 works in silver and enamel by Feodor Rückert, Ovchinnikov, Khlebnikov and other makers. An exceptional Silver-Gilt, Cloisonné and En Plein Enamel Box, by workmaster Feodor Rückert and retailed by Marshak (est. $90,000-120,000), is painted en plein with A Knight at the Crossroads by Viktor Vasnetsov. The work is closely related to another enamel box by Rückert painted with the same subject which is in the Russian art collection of The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland. Further highlights include a rare Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Bowl by Feodor Rückert with handles in the form of bears (est. $22,000-32,000), a Silver-Gilt, Cloisonné and Pictorial Enamel Cigarette Case depicting Sadko by Khlebnikov (est. $5,000-7,000) and a Silver and Cloisonné Enamel Tea Caddy by Ovchinnikov (est. $6,000-8,000).
A collection of Russian silver, enamel and niello salt thrones will be offered from the Estate of a Gentleman, Park Avenue and Southampton, New York. Including examples by Ovchinnikov and Khlebnikov, the collection consists of salt thrones in a range of sizes and styles, with estimates from $500 to $2,500.
Highlights from other American private collections include an extensive Silver Tea Service by Andrei Bragin from a Philadelphia Private Collection (est. $25,000-45,000), a Fabergé Chalcedony and Diamond Pendant by workmaster August Holmström ($10,000-15,000), a Porcelain Two-Handled Vase (est. $8,000-12,000) and a selection of porcelain figures by the Gardner and Kuznetsov manufactories, with estimates from $800 to $5,000.
The auction also includes a selection of bronzes. Bronco Buster by Prince Paul Troubetzkoy (est. $20,000-30,000), from a private collection, dates to the artist’s American period during World War I when traveling across the United States he was inspired to create a number of works with Western subjects. Works by Evgenii Lanceray include Voivode or Boyar Morozov (est. $20,000-30,000), from a private collection, which is a portrait of the bogatyr’ Druzhina Andreyevich Morozov and conceived as companion piece to Oprichnik Prince Vyazemsky; and Hunting with a Golden Eagle from an Important Collection of Imperial Russian Bronzes from a Private Maryland Collection (est. $10,000-15,000).
The public is invited to the exhibition which is on view January 26-28. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in New York. Sale information and the auction catalogue may be viewed online at DOYLE.com. For further information, please contact Mark Moehrke, Director of Russian Works of Art, at Russian@doyle.com.