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    RUSSIAN WORKS OF ART AT SOTHEBY’S ONLINE SALE

    Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

    An Important Imperial Presentation jewelled gold and guilloché enamel snuffbox, by workmaster Nikolai Chernokov, Bolin, St Petersburg, 1908-1917 comes up at Sotheby’s sale of Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons which runs in London from today until June 9. It was presented to Vice Admiral Count Carl August Ehrensvärd (1858-1944) by Emperor Nicholas II during his state visit to Sweden in 1909 and is estimated at £200,000-300,000. The cypher of Emperor Nicholas II set with rose-cut diamonds is applied to the lid. The sale brings together an unprecedented group of imperial presentation pieces and a rare group of twenty-four Russian Military Orders from an Important Swiss Collection, including a rare Collar of the Order of St Andrew and a seldom seen diamond-set, silver-topped, gold-mounted and enamel Grand Cross set of insignia for the Order of St Catherine, circa 1890.

    The Imperial presentation snuff box

    A FABERGE CIGARETTE CASE AT DURROW AUCTION

    Saturday, April 25th, 2015
    A Faberge cigarette case, an early 20th century flying machine and an Elizabethan refectory table are among the lots on offer at Sheppards two day sale in Durrow, Co. Laois on April 28 and 29. The sale offers 1,300 lots of period furniture, fine art, decorative art, jewellery and garden statuary.  There are examples of Sevres porcelain, a collection of Louis Vuitton bags, a nude by Paul Sieffert, marble and stone garden statuary, musical instruments, carpets, rugs, jewellery and even a flying machine powered by a Villiers engine from the 1920’s.
    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for April 17, 2015).

    ITALIAN MINIATURE AND ORMOLU MOUNTED EBONY JEWELLERY CASKET (6,000-9,000)

    ITALIAN MINIATURE AND ORMOLU MOUNTED EBONY JEWELLERY CASKET (6,000-9,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 8,500

    An early 20th century flying machine (3,000-5,000)

    An early 20th century flying machine (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,400

     An Elizabethan carved oak refectory table 16th century and later  (6,000-9,000).

    An Elizabethan carved oak refectory table 16th century and later (6,000-9,000).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,500

    A presentation Faberge silver cigarette case (1,000-1,500).

    A presentation Faberge silver cigarette case (1,000-1,500).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,000

    A Parisian Café by Ilya Repin and Fabergé at Christie’s

    Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
    A Parisian Café by Ilya Repin will lead Christie’s Russian sale on June 6 in London. Painted in 1875, the work depicts a lively French café scene and represents a daring deviation from Repin’s celebrated Russian subjects. The picture was exhibited at the 1875 Parisian salon and is extensively recorded in the literature on the artist. It was acquired in 1916 by the present owner’s grandfather, who knew Repin.  On the market for the first time in almost a century it is estimated at £3-5 million.
    The afternoon session of the sale is devoted to Russian works of art.  It features more than 40 works by Fabergé, many with Russian Imperial provenance. Leading the selection is a three-colour gold and guilloché enamel Imperial presentation snuff-box by Fabergé (estimate £300,000-500,000).  This was given to Charles Robert Carrington in 1894 to commemorate his attendance at the funeral of Emperor Alexander III and the wedding of Emperor Nicholas II.
    UPDATE: Christie’s achieved the highest price for a painting ever sold in a Russian sale by an international auction house with Repin’s A Parisian Café . The picture session was 92% sold by value. Fabergé was sold 96% by value.  Christie’s say their strategy continues to prioritise quality over quantity; “with this in mind we look forward to our next sale in November.”

    A Parisian Café by Ilya Repin. UPDATE: THIS WAS SOLD FOR £4.5 MILLION, A NEW WORLD RECORD FOR THE ARTIST.

    Imperial presentation snuff-box by Fabergé. UPDATE: THIS WAS ACQUIRED BY AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR FOR £385,250.

    Fabergé Work Box Leads Christie’s Russian Sale

    Thursday, November 11th, 2010

    A Fabergé work box is the highlight of the Christie’s Russian works of art sale on November 29, 2010.  The jewelled enamelled Imperial presentation snuff-box with the workmaster’s mark of Henrik Wigström was presented to the Turkish diplomat, Turkhan Pasha in December 1913 on behalf of Emperor Nicholas II.

    This was probably to commemorate the end of his five year ambassadorship in St. Petersburg. In 1919 the snuff-box changed hands for the last time, when it was acquired by the family of the present owner. It is estimated at £400,000-600,000.

    Almost 500 lots of Russian Art, including fine paintings, works of art and unique pieces of neo-Russian furniture  will be included.

    UPDATE:  IT sold for £937,250 in a sale that realised £14.9 million.