World Treasures: Important Russian, Asian, European & American Works
November 19th & 20th, 2013
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LOT 14
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Lot 14
A VERY FINE RUSSIAN SILVER GILT AND ENGRAVED TANKARD, MOSCOW, 1862.  Of tapering cylindrical form with chair-back thumbpiece atop the scroll handle. The sides with two bands of ribbed molded girdles, engraved with scrolling foliage and at center a blank shield form cartouche. The base engraved with an old Russian idiom related to beer, and the hinged lid finely engraved with floral forms around a central medallion engraved with a standing rooster, the interior brightly gilded. Hallmarked Moscow, dated 1862, Cyrillic makers mark IA and with 84 silver standard. Height 4.25 inches (11 cm). Total weight 11.43 troy ounces.
Estimate:  $1,800 - 2,200  
Price Realized: $4,000.00

Estate of Dr. Franz Julius Rose (1871-1975).
Franz Julius Rose was born in the Ukrainian city of Slavyansk to German parents in January of 1873. In 1891 he graduated from the Kharkov Gymnazium and from there enrolled in the Kharkov Medical University where he graduated in 1896 (see lot 200 and 201). In 1899 Rose is listed as a physician surgeon at the University of Kharkov, and instructor to the Society of Red Cross Nurses. In 1904 Rose joined the Imperial Russian officer corps graduating from the Military School at Chuguev (see lot 201). Prior to the outbreak of the First World War, Dr. Rose developed an interest in neurology that lead to the development of new brain surgery methods. During the First World War, from 1914-1918, he served on hospital trains under the auspices of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. It was there he met his wife, Anna Tkachenko, who was working as a nurse. Like a great many Russians of German descent, Rose was expelled from the Ukraine in the 1930’s settling in Germany where he received a position as general surgeon at the main hospital in the central German city of Eschwege. There he continued practicing surgery and publishing professional articles and later worked in Berlin with noted German surgeon Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch (1875-1951). It is likely that his work with Sauerbruch is what inspired Rose to develop numerous techniques related to respiratory surgery, a field in which Sauerbruch had previously gained international notoriety. Immediately after the Second World War and the following few years Dr. Rose was known for his tireless efforts to ease the suffering of the hundreds of thousands of displaced persons, especially those of Russian descent. He remained in Eschwege where he eventually retired from medicine and died there in 1975 at the age of 102.

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