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Lot 194: A Russian Icon of Saint Matthew the Evangelist with repoussé silver gilt oklad, Possibly Aleksandr Panfilov, Moscow, circa 1840

The Forbes Collections

by Freeman's

December 14, 2016

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Description: A Russian Icon of Saint Matthew the Evangelist with repoussé silver gilt oklad

Possibly Aleksandr Panfilov, Moscow, circa 1840

Depicting the evangelist with the gospel, the silver-gilt oklad heavily repoussed in high relief with a landscape scene, the oklad marked AP, and with assay marks for Moscow.

H: 10 1/2,W: 9 in.



PROVENANCE:

A La Vielle Russie, New York, New York.

Condition Report: The oklad clearly marked on rim and on halo. The whole well-cast and chased, the gilding in fine condition with minor surface oxidation, easily cleaned/removed by a professional.

The icon benath with the following condition issues: wear and surface abrasion from the oklad with losses to bottom edge , sides, and flaking at top from contact with riza; extensive scratching and discoloration to varnish, partially cleaned/stripped in areas, reveailing true color of icon; the face and hands well-painted, more atmospheric and painterly throughout the background.

The icon would benefit from a professional restoration.


Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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