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HAMPEL FINE ART AUCTIONS IN MUNICH OFFER 12 RUSSIAN ART LOTS IN SEPTEMBER 2018


On September 26th, 2018 German auction house Hampel Fine Art Auctions will offer for sale a series of Russian art lots.

Salt cellar. Russia, 1855.
Salt cellar.
Russia, 1855. Height: 10,5 cm. Weight: 158 g.
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An enamel salt cellar in the shape of a throne (estimated at € 800-1,200) from 1855 with engraving and fold forming, is to be auctioned at the upcoming sale. A shape with a hunged lid and symmetric decoration is traditional for such type of vessel. The inside part of lid has a dediatory inscription engraved in German: “Herrn Hofrath Chronegk / zur Erinnerung an Moskau / April 1885 / von Deutschen Landsleuten”. Translation: “To Mr. Hofrath Chronegk / a souvenir of Moscow /April 1885 / from German compatriots”.

Large icon “Christ Pantocrator”. Russia, 19th century.
Large icon “Christ Pantocrator”.
Russia, 19th century. 53*43 cm.
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A large icon the “Christ Pantocrator” (estimated at € 5,000-6,000) from the 19th century with brass casing depicts Christ in the centre against a golden background in a red chiton and green-blue himation. His right hand is raised in benediction and in his left he holds a partially open Book of Gospels. In the Bible “Pantocrator” is used for God the Father, and in the 4th century this term was applied to Christ to emphasise his divine nature. This statement is found in the Work of Athanasius of Alexandria “On the Incarnation of the Word”.

Notes. Traces of damage.

This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.

Crystal bowl with handles. Russia, 1900.
Crystal bowl with handles.
Russia, 1900. Height with handles: 23 cm. Width: 43,5 cm.
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A carved oval shaped crystal bowl (estimated at € 2,000 – 4,000) from 1900 is decorated with ornament featureing stars of different size. Side handles are made in the shape of horse heads and attached to the ring base. Bent down heads and breast of horses are richly decorated with engraved pattern inspired by illustrations to Russian fairy tales and folklore.

This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.

“Joy of All Who Sorrow” with casing. Russia, the Moscow School of icon-painting, end of the 18th century.
“Joy of All Who Sorrow” with casing.
Russia, the Moscow School of icon-painting, end of the 18th century. 22,5*27,5 cm.
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The Moscow School of icon-painting of the end of the 18th century is represented with the icon the “Joy of All Who Sorrow” (estimated at € 1,200 – 1,500) featuring casing, precise brushwork and red colour framing. Raised casing has gold plated parts as well as engraving in Cyrillic.

Notes. Signs of aging. There is also an expert report from Firma Mazzoleni (Milan) as of 27 October 1979 with original black and white photo enclosed.

This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.

Two photogrpaphs mounted on board featuring Nicholas II.
Two photogrpaphs mounted on board featuring Nicholas II.
Around 1912. Size with board: 11,7*15,6 cm.
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Two photographs mounted on board depict Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia (estimated at € 200 – 300). The photo showing a train features Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (on the left).

Notes. Signs of aging.

Orthodox icon “Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki”. Possibly Russia.
Orthodox icon “Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki”.
Possibly Russia. 99*71,5 cm.
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An orthodox icon the “Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki” (estimated at € 4,500 – 5,500) possibly of Russian origin shows St. Demetrius in the centre wearing the Roman armour with gold plated parts, long green robe and feather helmet. In his left hand he carries a spear and a shield, and in his right hand a wood cross with palm. The image is set against a nature background with outlines of two towns on the left and right, painted in the blue-grey light. The upper central section features the depiction of Christ.

Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki regarded as the patron and protector of Thessaloniki, Constantinople and Venezia.

This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.

Tryptich icon. Russia, 18th century.
Tryptich icon.
Russia, 18th century. Tempera on wood. 33,5*40 cm with open and 33,5*20,8 cm with closed wings.
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A tryptich icon (estimated at € 1,500 – 2,500) from the 18th century consists of a central rectangular panel showing the Morther of God and two side wings depicting Angels. The lower section shows symmetrical depictions of saints.

Notes. Signs of loss of paint layers.

This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.

“St. John the Baptist”. Russia, possibly 18th century.
“St. John the Baptist”.
Russia, possibly 18th century. Tempera on wood, gold plating. 33*26,5 cm.
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The “St. John the Baptist” icon (estimated at € 2,500 – 3,500) possibly from the 18th century with rococo style and cartouch decorated boarding shows St. John the Baptist holding a scroll.

Notes. Signs of loss of paint layers, crackle.

This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.

Stavrotek icon. 18-19 centuries.
Stavrotek icon.
18-19th centuries. 52*44,5 cm.
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A stavrotek icon (estimated at € 800 – 1,200) from the 18-19th centuries has a bronze cross with a relief depiction of crucifiction and blue enamel inset in the central part. The scenes with the events of life of Jesus Christ are shown around the cross together with the scene of the Dormition of the Mother of God, and made with precise brushwork.

Notes. Good condition. Crack with sign of loss of paint layers. Slightly bulgy. Two rails.

Two-leaf door iconostasis (contemporary).
Two-leaf door iconostasis (contemporary).
Height: 131 cm. Width: 61 cm.
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A two-leaf door iconostasis (estimated at € 1,500 – 2,500) is of contemporary origin, and shows six saints painted in gold plated sectors.

This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.

“Joy of All Who Sorrow”. Russia, 19th century.
“Joy of All Who Sorrow”.
Russia, 19th century. Tempera on wood. 33*27,2 cm.
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The “Joy of All Who Sorrow” icon (estimated at € 2,000 – 4,000) from the 19th century consists of 5 jointed panels and has a raised framing. The central section depicts the Mother of God with the Christ child, surrounded by the suffering and angels. The upper part of the icon shows God the Father in the light of a golden halo.

Notes. Crack in the upper section with signs of loss of paint layers.

This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.

Royal doors of the iconostasis. Italy, c. 1730
Royal doors of the iconostasis.
Italy, c. 1730. Height: 151 cm.
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Royal doors of the iconostasis (estimates at € 6,000 – 8,000) from c. 1730 made in Italy, are another lot of the upcoming auction. Gold plated two-leaf doors finely carved in rococo style with acanthus ornament. Six polychrome medallions depict four evangelists, as well as the Mother of God and an Angel. The backside is blue.

This object has been individually compared to the information in the Art Loss Register data bank and is not registered there as stolen or missing.

Photos and information: courtesy of Hampel Fine Art Auctions


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