24 septembre 2020

A diamond silver and gold maid of honor cypher, Russia, circa 1855-1860, number 59

Lot 823. A diamond silver and gold maid of honor cypher, Russia, circa 1855-1860, number 59; 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high, with crown. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. In the form of the Cyrillic initials ‘MA’ for Empress Maria Alexandrovna (1824-1880) and Dowager Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (1798-1860), set with old and rose-cut diamonds mounted in silver-topped gold, surmounted by a hinged diamond-set Imperial crown, with suspension... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2019

Exhibition at the Hermitage Amsterdam presents brilliant pieces from the Winter Palace

AMSTERDAM.- From 14 September 2019 until 15 March 2020, tens of thousands of precious gems will sparkle at the Hermitage Amsterdam. From agate to zirconium, almost every type of precious stone will be on display. They were turned into the most exquisite jewels and accessories, worn by Russian high society. Together with an abundance of richly decorated ball gowns, imperial costumes and majestic portraits, the jewels tell the personal stories and give a fascinating impression of over two centuries of fashion and jewellery.... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2019

New exhibition showcases 150 pieces of Russia's most opulent art from the 18th and 19th centuries

Attributed to Franz Krüger (Germany 1797 – 1857), Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia (1796 – 1855), c.1832, Russia, oil on canvas. © The David Roche Foundation, Adelaide, South Australia. ADELAIDE.- A new exhibition, Triumph & Tragedy: Catherine, the Romanovs & Fabergé, showcases 150 pieces of some of Russia’s most opulent pieces of decorative art from the 18th and 19th Centuries, many of which have never been seen before. David Roche first visited Russia in the early 1990s and was enchanted by the country,... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2018

Rare gold cup with a Russian royal inscription estimated to fetch £2,000-£3,000 at auction

LONDON.- An ornate gold cup being offered in an auction of Islamic & Indian Art at Chiswick Auctions on October 26th, 2018 bears a remarkable inscription on its’ base: 'This cup was granted by His Imperial Majesty the heir to the throne (tsesarevitch) Alexander Nikolaevitch, October 1850'. The person mentioned is Alexander Nikolaevitch (or Nikolayevich) Romanov, Tsar Nicholas I's heir to the throne. He succeeded to the throne on his father's death in 1855 and was crowned Tsar Alexander II. He is remembered in Russia... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2018

Sotheby's sale headlined by a rare Symbolist work on paper by avant-garde master Kazimir Malevich

LONDON.- On 5 June, Sotheby’s will bring to the market works by celebrated Russian artists and craftsmen from Malevich to Fabergé in the Russian Pictures and Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons Sales taking place in London. With consignments drawn from prestigious collections from around the world, the sales will offer a unique opportunity to purchase works by some of the most pre-eminent creators of Russian art.  RUSSIAN PICTURES  Lot 64. Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (1879-1935), The... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2018

Spectacular rare portrait of last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, is loaned to National Galleries of Scotland

Portrait of His Imperial Majesty Nicolai II Alexandrvitch, Tsar of All the Russias, 1902 by Valentin Serov (1865-1911). Collection: The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Regimental Trust, Edinburgh Castle. EDINBURGH.- A highly accomplished and vibrant portrait of the last Tsar of Russia, in the uniform of The Royal Scots Greys, has been placed on loan by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Regimental Trust with the National Galleries of Scotland, where it has gone on public display this week. In 1902, Tsar Nicholas II was... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2018

A richly-jewelled two-coloured gold snuff box, Johann Wilhelm Keibel, St. Petersburg, 1845

Lot 386. A richly-jewelled two-coloured gold snuff box, Johann Wilhelm Keibel, St. Petersburg, 1845; 9.2cm., 3 5/8 in. wide. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. rectangular with rounded corners, the lid applied with an emerald, diamond and ruby-set lozenge centred by an octagonal step-cut emerald and framed by diamond-set scrolls mounted in yellow gold over red enamel on a wavy engine-turned ground, a diamond at each corner, chased with scrollwork on... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2018

A La Vieille Russie at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

A box in the form of a head of a hippopotamus, by Fabergé workmaster Michael Perchin, circa 1896. Carved bloodstone mounted in gold, the cover decorated with rococo scrolls and ribbon border, and with diamond thumbpiece. Length 8.9 cm (3.5 in.). A La Vieille Russie  (Stand 110). © TEFAF 2018 Provenance: Countess Zubov; A La Vieille Russie, Paris; Exhibited: A La Vieille Russie, New York, 'Fabergé', 1983, no. 452; St. Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum, Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs and London,... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2018

Brenske Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 20c

John the Baptist, Russia, 17th century, 31 x 26.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Hamburg. Church Father Basil and St. Basil 'the Fool', Russia, 17th century, 31.5 x 25.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Hamburg. Holy Trinity, Russia, early 18th century, 31 x 27.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Munich Brenske Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 20c. Fuerstenrieder Strasse 279ADE-81377... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2015

Christie's Russian Works of Art Sale features collections with imperial provenance

An Important Jeweled and Enameled Gold Imperial Presentation Snuff Box, St. Petersburg, 1899. 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) wide. Estimate: $120,000 – 180,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2015. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces the sale of Russian Works of Art on May 20 in New York. Offering an exceptional selection of fresh to the market Fabergé and Russian works of art from American private collections, the auction includes rare books and photographs from the Russian imperial family as well as fine icons, porcelain and early... [Lire la suite]