World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works
November 18th & 19th, 2014
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LOT 15
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Lot 15
A VERY FINE RUSSIAN ICON OF THE RESURRECTION AND FEAST DAYS, PALEKH, CIRCA 1840. Very finely painted in the miniature technique. At center a complex rendering of the Descent into Hades and Resurrection with related scenes, surrounded by 12 other images each representing one of the major church Feast Days, and each identified by its corresponding inscription. The corners painted with the Four Evangelists. The overall palette and characteristic Palekh landscapes and clouds clearly convey the origins of this icon as being from the small village northeast of Moscow, which specialized in icon painting. In exceedingly excellent condition, retaining the original varnish coat and with no paint loss or restoration. The entire image overlaid with a gilded-silver, repoussé, and chased riza. Hallmarked Moscow, dated 1842, and with Cyrillic maker's marks "I.F.," probably for Ivan Ivanovich Futikin. 12.4 inches x 10.3 inches (31.4 x 26.5 cm).
Estimate:  $5,000 - 7,000   € 3,500 - 4,900
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