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Auction Description for Gene Shapiro: RUSSIAN AND INTERNATIONAL FINE ART AND ANTIQUES
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EXHIBITION TIMES: Saturday, November 9th through Friday, November 15th, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM daily; Saturday, November 16th, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

RUSSIAN AND INTERNATIONAL FINE ART AND ANTIQUES

by Shapiro Auctions LLC


616 lots with images

November 16, 2013

Live Auction

506 East 74th Street

New York, NY, 10021 USA

Phone: +1 212 717 7500

Fax: +1 212 717 7501

Email: info@shapiroauctions.com

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SPANISH 17TH C., 'Bust of Saint John the Baptist

Lot 1: SPANISH 17TH C., 'Bust of Saint John the Baptist

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Description: SPANISH 17TH C., 'Bust of Saint John the Baptist Holding the Lamb of God', gilted polychrome wood, 85 x 75 x 51 cm (33 1/2 x 29 1/2 x 20 in.),

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A RUSSIAN CALENDAR ICON, TVER SCHOOL, 16TH C.,

Lot 2: A RUSSIAN CALENDAR ICON, TVER SCHOOL, 16TH C.,

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Description: A RUSSIAN CALENDAR ICON, TVER SCHOOL, 16TH C., with 24 various saints including several apostles, arranged in three rows. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel with a kovcheg. The border with egg tempera and gesso on canvas on a wood panel added later. Two insert splints on the back. 47 x 34.7 cm. ( 18 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, S. USHAKOV

Lot 3: A RUSSIAN ICON OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, S. USHAKOV

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, S. USHAKOV SCHOOL, LATE 17TH C., egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on a wood panel with kovcheg. Two insert splints on the back. 54 x 44.1 cm. (21 1/4 x 17 3/8 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER,

Lot 4: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER,

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER, MOSCOW SCHOOL, 16TH C., traditionally represented as a Bishop, Nicholas blesses the onlooker with his right hand while holding an open text in his left. The two figures on either side refer to a vision before his election as a Bishop when Nicholas saw the Savior on one side of him holding the Gospels, and the Mother of God on the other one holding out the vestments he would wear as a Bishop. Egg tempera and gesso on a wood panel with a kovcheg. Two insert splints on the back. 31.5 x 27 cm (12 1/2 x 10 5/8 in.)., PROVENANCE: Exhibition of Icons, The Temple Gallery, London, 1965. Item #38 in exhibition catalog with illustration plate # VI.,

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF PROPHET, NORTHERN SCHOOL, FIRST

Lot 4A: A RUSSIAN ICON OF PROPHET, NORTHERN SCHOOL, FIRST

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF PROPHET, NORTHERN SCHOOL, FIRST HALF OF 17TH C., egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on a wood panel with kovcheg. Two insert splints on the back. 44.5 x 35.5 cm. (17 1/2 x 17 3/4 in.),

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THE HOLY MARTYRS CYRICUS AND JULITTA, YAROSLAVL

Lot 5: THE HOLY MARTYRS CYRICUS AND JULITTA, YAROSLAVL

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Description: THE HOLY MARTYRS CYRICUS AND JULITTA, YAROSLAVL SCHOOL, 18TH C., depicting figures of the St. Martyrs Julitta and her little son Cyricus dominating the center and surrounded by four scenes from their lives. Lower right scene illustrating St. Julitta standing trial before the governor Alexander of Tarsus and confirming her firm faith in Christ. Upper left section showing St. Julitta being beaten with rods as a punishment and her son scratching Alexander's face while seating at his lap, and then being thrown down the steps. The scene next to it on the right revealing St. Julitta's subsequent tortures and decapitation. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel. Two insert splints on top and bottom edges. 35.7 x 31.3 cm. ( 14 x 12 3/8 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF SMOLENSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD,

Lot 6: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SMOLENSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD,

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SMOLENSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD, MOSCOW SCHOOL, 18TH C., Virgin Mary depicted from the waist up holding the Christ child, Christ portrayed in an erect frontal pose, blessing with his right hand and holding a closed scroll in his left. The Virgin wearing a purple maphorion, her head surrounded with gold leaf halo while Christ wearing a green himation and a red tunic underneath. St. John and St. Catherine the Great Martyr rendered on the left side of the icon border with St. Alexei and St. Irina on the right. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel. Two insert splints on top and bottom edges. 30 x 25 cm. (11 3/4 x 9 7/8 in.)

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A RUSSIAN ICON WITH 4 SCENES, URAL SCHOOL, C.

Lot 7: A RUSSIAN ICON WITH 4 SCENES, URAL SCHOOL, C.

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON WITH 4 SCENES, URAL SCHOOL, C. 1780, a) Icon of the Mother of God "The Three Joys" portraying The Holy Family with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist. The icon of the Mother of God "The Three Joys" was deeply venerated by the Russian Imperial family. One of its copies was a home icon of Empress Maria Alexandrovna, the wife of Alexander II.; b) Mother of God of "The Unexpected Joy" depicting a sinner kneeling at prayer in front of an icon of the Mother of God; c) Icon of Holy Apostle Archippus of the Seventy; d) Icon of Saint Basil the Blessed (Vasiliy Blazhenny), "Fool for Christ," Wonderworker of Moscow depicted rather unusually for this saint, fully clothed. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel with a kovcheg. Two missing insert splints on the back. 31 x 26.5 cm. ( 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.),

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A GREEK ORTHODOX ICON OF THREE SAINTS, with Saint

Lot 8: A GREEK ORTHODOX ICON OF THREE SAINTS, with Saint

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Description: A GREEK ORTHODOX ICON OF THREE SAINTS, with Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki the Myrrh-streamer, Saint Barbara and Saint Menas the Martyr and Wonderworker. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel with wood frame. Two cradle bars on the back. 35.5 x 29.5 cm. ( 14 x 11 5/8 in.) without frame, 42.6 x 36.3 cm. ( 16 1/2 x 14 1/4 in.) framed. In as is condition.,

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

Lot 9: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD SKOROPOSLUSHNITSA, the Holy Virgin, with a sympathetic expression, holds the Christ Child in her arms, she is depicted in a red regal maphorion and wears a jeweled gold crown, the erect figure of the Christ Child is depicted in a flowing chiton and himation holding a rolled-up scroll, with a Novo Afonsky Monastery Stamp on verso. Oil paint, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel. Two insert splints on the back. 35.6 x 26.7 cm (14 x 10 1/2 in.).,

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINTS ZOSIM AND SAVATIY

Lot 10: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINTS ZOSIM AND SAVATIY

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINTS ZOSIM AND SAVATIY SOLOVETSKIE WITH SAINT IN SILVER BORDER OKLAD, C. 1784, depicted in a landscape, the two saints flank a long-bearded saint, possibly Saint Peter or the Monk Methodios. The silver oklad border with chased and repousse rocaille designs, dated assayer`s mark ' 1784 AB' and maker`s mark 'IC'. Egg tempera and gold leaf on panel. Two insert splints on the back. 32.3 x 25.8 cm (12 3/4 x 10 1/8 in.),

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A RUSSIAN MINIATURE ICON WITH 5 SAINTS IN GILT

Lot 11: A RUSSIAN MINIATURE ICON WITH 5 SAINTS IN GILT

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Description: A RUSSIAN MINIATURE ICON WITH 5 SAINTS IN GILT SILVER OKLAD, MOSCOW, 1786, depicting St. Peter, St. Julian, Virgin Mary, The venerable Sergius of Radonezh and his pupil the venerable Mihey of Radonezh. Oklad with Cyrillic maker`s mark of 'AO', Cyrillic assayer`s mark of Andrey Titov 'AT 1786'. Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on a wood panel. 8.5 x 7 cm. (3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER,

Lot 12: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER,

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER, LATE 18TH C., shown in episcopal vestments, wearing the cross-adorned omophorion, giving benediction with right hand and holding up an open Gospel with his left; Christ and Virgin Mary depicted in medallions to the right and the left of the Wonderworker. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel. Two insert splints on the back. 31.3 x 26.3 cm. (12 1/4 x 10 3/8 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE VIRGIN MARY ASSUAGE MY

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE VIRGIN MARY ASSUAGE MY SORROWS (UTOLI MOI PECHALI), 18th C., depicting lamenting Mother of God with crucified Jesus on Golgotha seen on the background. Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on a wood panel. One insert splint on the back. 35.5 x 29.2 cm. (14 x 11.5 in.),

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A LARGE RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE

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Description: A LARGE RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER OF MOZHAISK, monumental figure of Saint Nicholas portrayed in full-length dressed in episcopal vestments, wearing the cross-adorned omophorion, holding a sword with his left hand and a cathedral with his right, recalling the miraculous rescue of the city of Mozhaisk from an invasion of enemies. Christ and Virgin Mary looking down from Heaven upon the Wonderworker, with smaller figures of Saint Anne and Saint Edimiy standing at his sides. Gilt kovcheg, halo and some of the adornments of the saint's tunic decorated with floral sgraffito. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel with kovcheg. Two insert splints on the back. 106.7 x 61 cm. (42 x 24 in.) ,

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST, VOLOGDA

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST, VOLOGDA SCHOOL, C. 1800, illustrates some scenes from St. John`s life, including his preaching in the desert with an angel standing over him and the Baptism of Christ depicted symbolically with the Jordan river flowing from the sky and Christ portrayed as the Lamb of God. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel with a kovcheg. One insert splint on the back. 66 x 46.5 cm. ( 26 x 18 1/4 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE DORMITION OF THE VIRGIN

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE DORMITION OF THE VIRGIN MARY, TVER SCHOOL, C. 1800, the Virgin Mary`s body is surrounded by the apostles, while a standing Christ raises Mary`s soul to the heaves, where two angels welcome it. In the foreground, an angel cuts off the hands of the impious priest who wants to turn over the bier. Mary`s house and the Temple of Jerusalem are seen on background. Guardian angel, St. Theodosia and two other saints depicted on the border. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel with a kovcheg. Two insert splints on the back. 41.6 x 33.6 cm. ( 16 1/4 x 13 1/4 in.) ,

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST,

Lot 17: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST,

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST, CIRCA 1800, Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on wood panel with kovcheg. Two insert splints on back. 31.5 X 26.7 cm. (12 3/8 x 10 1/2 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF JESUS, KING OF KINGS, Jesus

Lot 18: A RUSSIAN ICON OF JESUS, KING OF KINGS, Jesus

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF JESUS, KING OF KINGS, Jesus Christ, represented as the King and Great Pontiff, portrayed seated on a throne, wearing a royal gold dalmatic and a crown. The Savior is surrounded by the figures of the Mother of God, Saint Stephen and Archangels Michael and Gabriel. Rich gold color dominates the icon underlining the luxury typically associated with kings. Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on wood panel with kovcheg. Two insert splints on back. 77.8 X 66.2 cm. (30 5/8 x 26 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST, VOLOGDA,

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST, VOLOGDA, C. 1800, displays John the Baptist leaning over Christ staying in the river while three angels with veiled hands stand ready to receive Jesus, above him the dove of the Holy Spirit coming from heaven sheds the light of the Trinity. Egg tempera and gesso on wood panel with kovcheg. Two insert splints on the back. 69.4 x 52.3 cm. ( 27 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE VIRGIN MARY ENTERING INTO

Lot 20: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE VIRGIN MARY ENTERING INTO

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE VIRGIN MARY ENTERING INTO THE TEMPLE, LATE 18TH-EARLY 19TH C., egg tempera, and gesso on a wood panel with kovcheg. Two insert splints on the back (missing). 30 x 24.1 cm. (11 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.),

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A RUSSIAN DOUBLE SIDED ICON OF THE HOLY FACE (SPAS

Lot 21: A RUSSIAN DOUBLE SIDED ICON OF THE HOLY FACE (SPAS

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Description: A RUSSIAN DOUBLE SIDED ICON OF THE HOLY FACE (SPAS NERUKOTVORNY) AND THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST, PSKOV, C. 1800, One side displays John the Baptist leaning over Christ stepping into the river, while three angels with veiled hands stand ready to receive Jesus, a renewed pure man. Above him the dove of the Holy Spirit coming from heaven sheds the light of the Trinity. Reverse side depicts the Holy Face, the image of Christ left on the Shroud of Turin. Intense magnetism created by large brown eyes is intensified by the white cloth on the black background. Egg tempera and gesso on canvas laid on wood panel with kovcheg. 83.5 x 69 cm. ( 33 x 27 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT JOHN THE FORERUNNER (THE

Lot 22: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT JOHN THE FORERUNNER (THE

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT JOHN THE FORERUNNER (THE BAPTIST), NOVGOROD SCHOOL, C. 1820, Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel. Two insert splints on the back. 49 x 40.5 cm. ( 19 1/4 x 16 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE VLADIMIRSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD

Lot 23: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE VLADIMIRSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE VLADIMIRSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD (UMILENIE) IN A GILT SILVER OKLAD, ST. PETERSBURG, 1841, Virgin Eleouse(Umilenie) with gilded silver oklad with an intricately chased and repousse ceremonial robes decorated with floral and foliate designs, heads of Virgin Mary and the Christ child are surrounded by radiating haloes executed with superior mastery and adorned with two angels holding imperial crown. Oklad with Cyrillic maker`s mark 'UK', Cyrillic assayer`s mark of Dmitry Tverskoy 'DT 1841', '84 standard'. Egg tempera and gesso on wood panel. 31.8 x 27.2 cm (12 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER

Lot 24: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER IN A GILT SILVER OKLAD, MOSCOW, 1848, the silver oklad elaborately decorated in repoussé, St. Nicholas depicted in ornate ceremonial robes wearing ornamental gilt silver crown surrounded by radiating gilded halo. Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on panel. Two insert splints on top and bottom. 31.7 x 27 cm. (12 1/2 x 10 5/8 in.), dated assayer`s mark of Andrey Kovalevsky 'AK 1848', maker`s mark 'SD', '84 standard',

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD ASSUAGE MY SORROWS

Lot 25: A RUSSIAN ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD ASSUAGE MY SORROWS

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD ASSUAGE MY SORROWS IN A GILT SILVER OKLAD, the unmarked gilt silver oklad with chased and repousse border depicting three saints and the Guardian Angel, set amid engraved sunflowers. Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on wood panel. Two insert splints on back (both missing). 31 x 23.8 cm. (12 1/4 x 9 3/8 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT DEMETRIUS (DEMITRIY) AND

Lot 26: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT DEMETRIUS (DEMITRIY) AND

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT DEMETRIUS (DEMITRIY) AND SAINT TATIANA, YAROSLAVL, 19TH C., Christ Pantocrator looking down from sky on St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki, patron saint of soldiers, depicted wearing the armor of a Roman soldier and carrying a spear, and The Holy Virgin Martyr Tatiana of Rome, who is holding martyr's cross. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel with intricately carved ornaments on the border. Two insert splints on the back. 27 x 21.6 cm. (10 5/8 x 8 1/2 in.),

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A RUSSIAN MENOLOGICAL ICON, 19TH CENTURY, Egg

Lot 27: A RUSSIAN MENOLOGICAL ICON, 19TH CENTURY, Egg

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Description: A RUSSIAN MENOLOGICAL ICON, 19TH CENTURY, Egg tempera, and gesso on wood panel. Two insert splints on the back (one is missing). 31.2 x 26.5 cm (12 1/4 x 10 3/8 in.), THIS LOT IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT GEORGE SLAYING THE DRAGON

Lot 28: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT GEORGE SLAYING THE DRAGON

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT GEORGE SLAYING THE DRAGON WITH METAL HALO, 19TH CENTURY, Egg tempera and gesso on wood panel with kovcheg. Two insert splints on back. 35.7 X 31.2 cm. (14 x 12 3/8 in.),

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RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT DIMITRY AND SAINT GEORGE,

Lot 29: RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT DIMITRY AND SAINT GEORGE,

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Description: RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT DIMITRY AND SAINT GEORGE, 19TH CENTURY, Egg tempera and gesso on wood panel with kovcheg. Two insert splints on back. 31.5 X 26.5 cm. (12 3/8 x 10 1/2 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF HOLY MARTYR SAINT CHARALAMPIAS,

Lot 30: A RUSSIAN ICON OF HOLY MARTYR SAINT CHARALAMPIAS,

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF HOLY MARTYR SAINT CHARALAMPIAS, HOLY MARTYR SAINT VLASIOS OF SEBASTIA AND SAINT PAISIUS THE GREAT, with Saint Martyr Varus and Saint Martyr Menas, well-known Egyptian saints, Roman soldiers living in Egypt, depicted on the left and right sides of the border. Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on wood panel with kovcheg. Two insert splints on the back. 31 x 26.5 cm. (12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER,

Lot 31: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER,

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER, PALEKH, depicted in traditional Bishop attire, Nicholas painted on glimmering gilt background, blesses the onlooker with his right hand while holding an open text, written in intricate old Cyrillic letters, in his left. The two figures on either side allude to a vision before his election as a Bishop, when Nicholas saw the Savior, holding the Gospels, on one side, and the Virgin, holding out the vestments he would wear as a Bishop, on the other one. Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on a wood panel with a kovcheg. Two insert splints on the back. 31.5 x 27.5 cm (12 1/4 x 10 3/4 in.).,

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A LARGE RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE

Lot 32: A LARGE RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE

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Description: A LARGE RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER, commonly represented as a Bishop, Nicholas dressed in richly decorated episcopal vestment with the cross-adorned omophorion, blesses the onlooker with his right hand while holding an open book in his left. The two figures in gilt medallions on either side refer to a vision before his election as a Bishop when Nicholas saw Christ on one side of him holding the Gospels, and the Mother of God on the other one holding out the vestments he would wear as a Bishop. St. Michael and St. Tikhon depicted on the left and right borders respectively. Massive halo and some of the adornments of the saint's tunic decorated with floral sgraffito. Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on a wood panel. Two insert splints on the back. 53.5 x 45.4 cm (21 x 17 7/8 in.).,

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF ABALATSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD OF THE

Lot 33: A RUSSIAN ICON OF ABALATSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD OF THE

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF ABALATSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD OF THE SIGN IN GILT BRASS OKLAD, 19TH C., in intricately chased and repousse gilt brass oklad with ornate polychrome cloisonné enamel halos. Virgin Oranta (Znamenie) depicted waist-length with the arms raised in prayer, her head decorated by a headdress with painted jewels. Christ-Emmanuel is depicted in the medallion on her bosom. Venerable Mary of Egypt and St. Nicholas the Wonderworker presented in the lower part of the icon. Egg tempera and gesso on wood panel. Two insert splints on the back. 88.4 x 76 cm. ( 34 3/4 x 30 in.), PROVENANCE: Sotheby`s New York, December 6, 1994, lot 158 LOT NOTES: The Abalakskaya (Abalatskaya-Znamenskaya) icon of the Mother of God is Siberia`s most venerated holy image. Its name is derived from the Tatar village of Abalak. The original Abalatskaya icon didn`t survive. Many copies were made in the 17th - 19th centuries in Siberia and were venerated as wonderworking.,

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD JOY OF ALL THAT

Lot 34: A RUSSIAN ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD JOY OF ALL THAT

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD JOY OF ALL THAT SORROW, MOSCOW SCHOOL, 19TH C., depicting Virgin Mary presiding over an assembly of angels, saints, and the afflicted. Written pleas seen on the scrolls. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel. Two insert splints on the back ( one missing). 44.2 x 39 cm. (17 3/8 x 15 3/8 in.),

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A RUSSIAN CALENDAR ICON, FEBRUARY, MOSCOW SCHOOL,

Lot 35: A RUSSIAN CALENDAR ICON, FEBRUARY, MOSCOW SCHOOL,

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Description: A RUSSIAN CALENDAR ICON, FEBRUARY, MOSCOW SCHOOL, MID. 18TH CENTURY, egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on a wood panel. Two insert splints on the back. 35.7 x 31 cm. (14 x 12 1/4 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE HOLY TRINITY, MOSCOW SCHOOL,

Lot 36: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE HOLY TRINITY, MOSCOW SCHOOL,

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE HOLY TRINITY, MOSCOW SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY, with Sara and Abraham. Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on a wood panel. Two insert splints on the back. 31 x 26.8 cm. (12 1/8 x 10 1/2 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE BEHEADING OF ST. JOHN THE

Lot 37: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE BEHEADING OF ST. JOHN THE

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE BEHEADING OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, MOSCOW SCHOOL, 19TH C., with scenes of the beheading of St. John and presenting his head on a plate to Salome. Top insert shows a Dormition of the Virgin Mary. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel. 32 x 27.5 cm. (12 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD JOY OF ALL THAT

Lot 38: A RUSSIAN ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD JOY OF ALL THAT

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF MOTHER OF GOD JOY OF ALL THAT SORROW, ST. PETERSBURG SCHOOL, 19TH C., depicted full-length, surrounded by people suffering from diseases and sorrows, and angels doing benevolence in her name, St. Gregory and St. Martyr Natalia are shown to the right and left of Virgin Mary respectively. In the upper field is the Lord Sabaoth in a segment of heaven. Two insert splints on the back (both missing). 33.4 x 28.4 cm. (13 1/8 x 11 1/8 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE CRUCIFIXION WITH BRASS AND

Lot 39: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE CRUCIFIXION WITH BRASS AND

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE CRUCIFIXION WITH BRASS AND ENAMEL CROSS, 19TH C., presenting the figure of Christ on the cross with a townscape behind him with four saints surrounding him and Saints Nikon, Ovsei, Theodora and Evgrad on icon borders, iIntricately chiseled brass cross, mounted on the icon board, shows Christ at the summit of Golgotha with the skull of Adam below, background covered with black and white enamel. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel. 35 x 31 cm. (13 3/4 x 12 1/4 in.),

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A PAIR OF RUSSIAN MARRIAGE ICONS, ST. PETERSBURG,

Lot 40: A PAIR OF RUSSIAN MARRIAGE ICONS, ST. PETERSBURG,

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Description: A PAIR OF RUSSIAN MARRIAGE ICONS, ST. PETERSBURG, 19TH. C., depicting Christ Pantocrator on one and Tikhvinstakaya Mother of God on the other. Egg tempera and gesso on panel. Two insert splints on the back (Virgin is missing one, Chris is missing both.) 30.5 x 25.5 (12 x 10 in.) and 31 x 26.5 (12.5 x 10.5 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE RESURRECTION AND FEASTS,

Lot 41: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE RESURRECTION AND FEASTS,

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE RESURRECTION AND FEASTS, 19TH C., egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on a wood panel. Two insert splints on the back. 35.3 x 31.5 cm. (13 7/8 x 12 1/8 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF BIRTH OF THE VIRGIN MARY, egg

Lot 42: A RUSSIAN ICON OF BIRTH OF THE VIRGIN MARY, egg

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF BIRTH OF THE VIRGIN MARY, egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on a wood panel with kovcheg. Two insert splints on the back, both missing. 33 x 27.3 cm. (13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER,

Lot 43: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER,

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER, blessing the onlooker with his right hand while holding an open text in his left. The two figures on either side refer to a vision before his election as a Bishop when Nicholas saw the Savior on one side of him holding the Gospels, and the Mother of God on the other side depicted holding out the vestments he would wear as a Bishop. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on a wood panel. Two insert splints on top and bottom edges ( missing). 31 x 26.5 cm (12 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.).,

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A RUSSIAN TRIPTYCH ICON OF THE UNEXPECTED JOY IN

Lot 44: A RUSSIAN TRIPTYCH ICON OF THE UNEXPECTED JOY IN

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Description: A RUSSIAN TRIPTYCH ICON OF THE UNEXPECTED JOY IN SILVER OKLAD AND WOODEN FRAME, SARATOV, 1857, with the central panel depicting a sinner kneeling in prayer in front of an icon of the Virgin Hodegitria with Christ Emmanuel, with silver oklad intricately ornamented with chased and repoussé open work silver haloes and architectural details enclosed in a repoussé ivy border, painted text showing the beginning of The Bedewed Fleece by Bishop Dmitriy Rostovsky, the left panel portraying Great Martyr George in gold leaf armor holding a spear and a shield, while the right panel presents Holy Great Martyr Artemius, side panels along with top panel with Christ Pantocrator covered by silver oklad with kovchegs decorated with floral motif in light repousse. Oklad with Cyrillic maker`s mark of AE, Cyrillic assayer`s mark of Semen Shebanov 'S.SH 1857', '84 standard'. Two insert splints on the back of the central panel and single insert splint on each of the side panels. Egg tempera, gold leaf and gesso on wood panel. 51 x 62.5 cm (20 x 24 1/2 in.),

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A RUSSIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL ICON OF TIKHVINSKAYA

Lot 45: A RUSSIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL ICON OF TIKHVINSKAYA

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Description: A RUSSIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL ICON OF TIKHVINSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD, C. 1888, the robes of the mother and child in chased and repousse, with cloisonné enamel halos and spandrels with scrolling ornament, the halos with stylized flower design, the appliqués and name plaque in gilt silver with champlevé enamel, 22.2 x 17.5 cm (8 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.), dated assayer`s mark 'BC 1888', '84' standard ,

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT SERAFIM SAROVSKY IN SILVER

Lot 46: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT SERAFIM SAROVSKY IN SILVER

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT SERAFIM SAROVSKY IN SILVER OKLAD, VASILI MATVEEVICH ASHMARIN, MOSCOW, C. 1892, the saint depicted in ecclesiastical garb, holding his right hand on his chest, the engine-turned silver openwork border oklad with floral and medieval-inspired decoration. Cyrillic maker`s mark 'Ashmarin', dated assayer`s mark 'AC 1892', '84' standard. Oil and gold leaf on panel. Two inset splints on the side edges. 51.3 x 41.2 cm (20 1/4 x 16 1/4 in.),

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF THE BLESSED

Lot 47: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF THE BLESSED

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Description: A RUSSIAN ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF THE BLESSED WOMB IN OVCHINNIKOV SILVER BASMA OKLAD, MOSCOW, 1895, depicting breastfeeding Mother of God with the baby Christ resting on the Holy Virgin`s arms with the palm of his right hand holding on to his Mother`s breast. According to prominent icon experts N.P.Kondakov and N.P.Likhachev the style of the icon is highly influenced by Italian and Greek art. Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on wood panel. The chased and repousse silver basma oklad with ornate vegetation designs. Oklad with Cyrillic maker`s mark of P. Ovchinnikov, dated assayer`s mark 'AS 1895', '84 standard'. Two insert splints on the back. 31 x 26.4 cm. (12 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.),

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RUSSIAN ICON OF THE KAZANSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD IN A

Lot 48: RUSSIAN ICON OF THE KAZANSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD IN A

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Description: RUSSIAN ICON OF THE KAZANSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD IN A GILT SILVER AND ENAMEL OKLAD, MOSCOW, 1899-1908, Virgin Mary and Christ child depicted in ornate ceremonial robes decorated with floral motif, the holy figures with haloes of ornate polychrome cloisonné enamel. The engine turned-gilt silver oklad with Cyrillic maker`s mark SG, Cyrillic assayer`s mark of Ivan Lebedkin 'IL', 84 standard. Egg tempera and gesso on wood panel. Two insert splints on top and bottom edges. 22.5 x 18 cm (8 3/4 x 7 in.) PROVENANCE: Christie`s, London, May. 18, 2004, Sale 9847, lot 264.,

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A PAIR OF RUSSIAN MARRIAGE ICONS IN GILT SILVER

Lot 49: A PAIR OF RUSSIAN MARRIAGE ICONS IN GILT SILVER

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Description: A PAIR OF RUSSIAN MARRIAGE ICONS IN GILT SILVER OKLADS IN WOODEN BOX, MOSCOW, 1908 - 1926, depicting Christ Pantocrator on one and Virgin with Christ Child on the other. Each with the engine turned-gilt silver oklad with. Cyrillic maker`s mark 'PT', '84 standard'. Egg tempera and gesso on panel. 17.6 x 14 (7 x 5 1/2 in.) each.,

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