World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works
November 18th & 19th, 2014
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Lot 1
A LARGE AND INTERESTING RUSSIAN PRESENTATION ICON OF SAINT ALEXANDRA, OVCHINNIKOV, MOSCOW, 1909.  Executed on copper and contained within an ornate silver gilt repoussé Byzantine style frame with arched reserve, a full-length depiction of the Empress Saint Alexandra, finely painted wearing an ornately embroidered and bejeweled gown and crown and with shoulder height Slavonic inscription identifying her as SVATAYA TSARITSA ALEXANDRA-The Holy Empress Alexandra. The verso with extensive and deeply engraved dedicatory inscription in Cyrillic: "In the Year 1909: This Image was presented as a gift to the Church of The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called near the Kishinev I Gymnasium by Chamberlain of the Court Georgiy Dmitrievich Krupenskiy in memory of his unforgettable mother Alexandra Georgievna Krupenskiy, born Katarzhi. (Died) 7th of September, 1907." The substantial silver-gilt frame hallmarked Moscow, circa 1908-1917, stamped with Cyrillic maker’s mark OVCHINNIKOV beneath the Imperial Warrant, and 84 silver standard. The top of frame with substantial integral double suspension loop. Overall dimensions 24 inches x 16 inches (61 x 41 cm).
Estimate:  $6,000 - 9,000   € 4,200 - 6,300
Price Realized: $62,500.00
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