Doyle New York: Russian Works of Art Sale on 19 May

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.

Lot 143 Russian Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Easter Egg, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1899-1908

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).

Lot 158 French Silver Plate from the Yusupov Scandinavian Service

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).

Lot 174 Russian Icon of Saints Nicholas, Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Sergius of Radonezh and Metrophanes, North Russia, 15th century

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.

Lot 175 Russian Icon of Saint Nikita, Bishop of Novgorod and Monk John of NovgorodCentral Russia, 16th century

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).

Lot 154 Fabergé Silver Photograph Frame, Moscow, 1891

For further information, please contact Mark Moehrke, Director of Russian Works of Art.

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