Russian Works of Art, Auction Sale at Christie’s – New York Design Agenda


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Russian Works of Art, Auction Sale at Christie's
Russian Works of Art, Auction Sale at Christie’s

Fabergé Distinguished Midwest Private Collection is the highlight of upcoming Christie’s sale of Russian Works of Art. Over 30 lots by Fabergé, as well as Imperial porcelain table services and silver will attract many American collectors on April 15 in New York.

Additional Fabergé highlights include An Important Silver-Mounted Porcelain Imperial Presentation Vase from a New York Collector, once listed in the ledgers of the Imperial Cabinet, as well as An Important Silver and Guilloché Enamel Presentation Clock initially gifted to George Nikolaevich de Beauharnais, Duke of Leuchtenberg, an officer of the Horse Guard Regiment.

Other highlights include an impressive section of cloisonné enamel from a Private Arizona Collection; Imperial porcelain from the late 18th Century services of the Order of St. Vladimir and the Order of St. Andrew from a Distinguished Midwest Private Collection; a Gold and Enamel Collar of the Order of St. Andrew the First-Called from a Private Collector; as well as a wide selection of 19th Century bronzes after Evgenii Lanceray and early 20th Century bronzes by Prince Paul Troubetzkoy.


A jeweled gold-mounted and guilloché enamel aventurine quartz gum-pot

By Fabergé, with the workmaster’s Mark Of Erik Kollin, St. Petersburg, 1899-1901, Scratched Inventory Number 3753

The body naturalistically carved in the form of an apple, the detachable stem enameled overall in translucent green over a wavy guilloché ground, the top inset with a rose-cut diamond, with interior brush fitting, marked on brush fitting.


$25,000 – $35,000


A gold table lighter in the form of a miniature samovar

Marked Fabergé, With The Workmaster’s Mark Of Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, Circa 1890

Realistically modeled, on four ball feet, the square base rising to a reeded urn body with upright handles, surmounted by two enamel knobs, the teapot base enclosing a well for lighter fluid, rising to a wick with enamel adjuster, marked on base.


$40,000 – $60,000


A Jeweled Gold Box

By Fabergé, With The Workmaster’s Mark Of August Holmström, St. Petersburg, Circa 1890

Square with rounded corners, spot-hammered overall, the hinged cover and three sides applied with a scrolling floral vine, inset with sapphire, ruby and rose-cut diamond cabochons, with ruby cabochon push-piece, marked under base.


$40,000 – $60,000


A silver mantel clock

Marked K. Fabergé With The Imperial Warrant, Moscow, 1899-1908

Of architectural form, on four reeded bun feet, the stepped rectangular base with ribbon-tied reeded border, rising to a rectangular case applied with chased laurel-leaf swags and ribbon-tied wreaths, centering a stiff-leaf bezel enclosing a white enamel dial with Arabic chapter ring, with pierced metal hands, the reverse with circular door opening to reveal the mechanism, surmounted at each corner by a fluted pilasters, with reeded stepped pediment, the reverse of the base with inscription dated November 1907, marked throughout.


$100,000 – $150,000


An important silver-mounted porcelain imperial presentation vase

By The Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg, Period Of Nicholas Ii, The Silver Mounts Marked Fabergé With The Imperial Warrant, With The Workmaster’s Mark Of Julius Rappoport, St. Petersburg, 1908

Of urn-form, on a spreading circular foot molded with gilt palmettes, with silver rim mount, rising to an egg and dart molded knop, the lower section of the body molded with a band of gilt stiff leaves, the upper section centering on one side a gilt ciselé cypher of Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna beneath an Imperial crown within a laurel wreath above ribbon-tied laurel branches, the reverse similarly decorated and centering a gilt ciselé Imperial double-headed eagle, the shoulder mounted with a silver band repoussé and chased with oak leaves and acorns, the sides with two silver handles cast and chased as Romanov griffins, the everted rim molded with gilt stiff-leaf border, silver mounts marked throughout, the porcelain unmarked and incised with modeler’s signature ‘A. Luk.’ on foot and body, the underside of foot and silver foot mount with traces of painted museum accession number; together with the original invoice from Armand Hammer dated 1949.


Christie’s Saleroom
20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York


Viewing Times
New York, Rockefeller Center
Apr 12, 10am – 5pm
Apr 13, 10am – 5pm
Apr 14, 1pm – 5pm
Apr 15, 10am – 2pm


Auction Times

Apr 15, 10:00am, Lots 1-166

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