Schuler Auktionen
English Russian
English Russian

10 Russian art highlights at Schuler Auctionen at the auction of June 2018


From June 18th to 22nd, 2018 Swiss auction house Schuler Auktionen will be doing a sale of a series of items dedicated to Russian art as part of their main auction.

To find out more about the lots click here.

Большая двухчастная икона, Россия, XIX век
Large twopartite icon the “Unexpected Joy” – “Synaxis of the Archangel Michael”.
Russia, XIX century. Tempera on wood. 106x51 cm.

A large twopartite icon from the 19th century (estimated at €2,180-3,450) showing the Mother of God “Unexpected Joy” (above) and the Synaxis of the Archangel Michael (below), is to be offered at the auction. The border of the icon and the background are gold-plated and carved with rich detail.

Notes: Longitudinal crack, minor damage and evidence of retouch, plating is partly worn off.

Christ Pantocrator icon. Russia, 1st part of the XIX century.
“Christ Pantocrator”.
Russia, 1st part of the XIX century. Tempera on wood. 36,5x30,5 cm.

The Yaroslavl school of icon-painting of the first part of the 19th century is represented by the “Christ Pantocrator” icon (estimated at €1,270-2,360). Christ is depicted in the centre against a golden background, his right hand raised in benediction and with his left holding a partially open Book of Gospels. Situated on either side: St. Niphon and St. Antipas (on the left), St. Varus and St. Mary of Egypt (on the right).

Notes: Evidence of restoration (mainly on the border). Negligible signs of loss of paint layers and restoration.

Archangel Michael Horseman icon. Russia, XVIII century.
“Archangel Michael Horseman”.
Russia, XVIII century. Tempera on wood. 36x29,5 сm.

The 18th century icon “Archangel Michael Horseman” (estimated at €4,550-7,270) depicts St. Michael astride a horse on a gold-painted background, blowing a trumpet and defeating the Devil in the burning sulphur of the Lake of Fire, where Babylon is also becoming submerged. In the upper left corner, the figure of Christ—Immanuel standing behind the altar is shown, and on the opposite side on the right is the Synaxis of the Archangel Michael. The icon is executed with green and red colours on the border, and complemented by a gold arrangement.

Notes: Negligible signs of discoloration and restoration. Some areas with fine crackle.

St. Elisha icon. Russia, XVII century.
“St. Elisha”.
Russia, XVII century. Tempera on wood. 44,5x44,5 сm.

The 17th century icon “St. Elisha” (estimated at € 1,450-2,910) depicts a half-figure of the Prophet holding a sсroll in his right hand, his left hand raised in prayer. On the sides: St. Basil the Great and Philip the Apostle (on the left); a Guardian angel and St. Eudokia (on the right).

Notes: Negligible signs of loss of paint layers and retouching. Signs of restoration (on the border). There is also a description from the ARETE gallery, Zurich.

Fiery Ascent of the Prophet Elijah icon. Russia, around 1600.
“Fiery Ascent of the Prophet Elijah”.
Russia, around 1600. Tempera on wood. 32x26,5 cm.

The “Fiery Ascent of the Prophet Elijah” (estimated at €2,000-3,820) is dated to around 1600 and features basma casing decorated with a floral arrangement. The upper part of the composition shows the fiery ascent of Elijah to Heaven, during which he throws his mantle to his descendant Elisha (in the lower right corner). In the centre of the lower section, the Prophet Elijah is depicted as he strikes the water of the river to cross it with his servant without getting their feet wet. The scene of the appearance of an Angel to the Prophet with a jar of water to bring him strength is shown in the lower left corner.

Notes: Negligible signs of restoration. Small traces of damage and loss of paint layers. Later additions. There is also a reference from the Schloss Autenried Museum of Icons (Bavaria).

Christ Pantocrator icon (on the photo: with and without casing). Russia, XIX century.
“Christ Pantocrator” (on the photo: with and without casing).
Russia, XIX century. Tempera on wood. 36x31 cm.

The “Christ Pantocrator” icon from the 19th century (estimated at €1,640-2,360) has a casing with a raised floral arrangement and depicts the figure of Christ against a gold background raising his right hand in benediction and holding the open Book of Gospels in his left hand. On the left is a Guardian Angel and on the right is St. Maximus.

Notes: Negligible signs of loss of paint layers and restoration. Signs of aging.

An icon with glass bead embroidered casing and frame (on on the photo: with and without casing). Russia, XIX century.
Icon with glass bead embroidered casing and frame (on on the photo: with and without casing).
Russia, XIX century. Tempera on wood. 36,5x30,5 cm.

The 19th century icon with the bright glass bead embroidered casing and the frame made of wood and stukko (estimated at €730-1,270) has a floral and cross arrangement and shows the Nine Martyrs of Cyzicus set against a gold and church architecture background. Above their heads is the figure of Christ on swirling clouds. At the side on the left is a Guardian Angel and on the right is St. Sisoes the Great. The icon is rendered with a border frame and a fine gold arrangement.

Notes: Negligible signs of loss of paint layers and restoration. Chipped edges. Small traces of damage.

Yakov Feldman. Atis. Oil on canvas. 1997
Yakov Feldman.
“Atis”. Oil on canvas.
116x73 сm., 1997.

Yakov Feldman’s painting “Atis” (estimated at €730-1,090), executed in 1997, is another item to be offered at the upcoming auction. The artist was born in Vitebsk in 1969 and currently resides and works in Jerusalem. The Cyrillic inscription “Appearance of immaculate Atis above snowy Babylon” can be found in the centre of the lower section of the large-scale painting.

The category of the applied arts is also to be featured in the upcoming auction. A hand mirror made of bronze with the handle cast in the shape of a young woman (estimated at €180-270), dated to around 1900 by maker Mikhail Yampolsky (born in 1874 in the Russian Empire) is to be part of the sale together with the elegant brooch of the 19th century made in the Russian Empire (estimated at €820-1,270).

Hand mirror. Bronze. Signed: M. JAMPOLSKY. L. 28,5 cm. Around 1900.
Hand mirror. Bronze.
Signed: M. JAMPOLSKY.
L. 28,5 cm. Around 1900.
Brooch. Russian Empire, XIX century. 5 cm. 9,3 gr.
Brooch.
Russian Empire, XIX century.
5 cm. 9,3 gr.

Photos and information: courtesy of Schuler Auktionen


Recommended

Ancient Russia Jewellery

Ancient Slavic jewelleries were mainly found in the troves buried in the times of the Mongol-Tatar attacks in Rus’. Past exhibition “Treasures of Ancient Russia from the Russian Museum Collection” showed unique ancient jewellery pieces as well as the tools used by jewellery masters.

NEXT...
ALL ARTICLES
On May 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2019 the Genevan auction house Piguet will be offering Swiss and fashion watches as well as haute couture bags at their traditional spring auction, and from the 10th to the 20th of May 2019 at their online auction. Among the brands featured are Breitling, Tissot, Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Hermes, Chanel, Christian Dior, Celine and other.  Next...
  • Views: 6051
On May 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2019, the Genevan auction house Piguet will be hosting their spring auction and offering important works of the renowned artists from the XIX-XXth centuries. The auction will feature three works from the “pearly” period in the career of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), the works of Henri Baptiste Lebasque (1865-1937), Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Emil Schumacher (1912-1999), Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Salvador Dali (1904-1989) as well as "Jeune fille au chapeau interrompant sa broderie" from the master of pastels Jean Étienne Liotard (1702-1789).  Next...
  • Views: 6561
On March 28th, 2019, the German auction house Hampel Fine Art Auctions will be putting up rare works from Repin, Shishkin and Aivazovsky together with icons from the XIXth century and decorative art. The highlights: Ilya Repin (1844-1930) “Portrait of a lady with red rose”, Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898) “Interior with young woman at a table in front of window”, Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) “Ship in distress” and “Turkish pavilion on riverside with men praying at full moon”.  Next...
  • Views: 6599
During the period from the 18th to the 23rd of March, 2019, the Swiss auction house Schuler Auktionen will be putting up Russian icons from the XVI-XVIII centuries and pieces of decorative arts at the upcoming auction. Among the top lots are some Russian cloisonné enamel pieces from the XIXth century, as well as a collection of Faberge-inspired works with a Bouquet of Lilies Clock Egg, made after the model by Faberge, which was gifted by the Emperor Nicholas II to his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna, and currently held in the Kremlin Armoury.  Next...
  • Views: 6567
During the period from the 18th to the 23rd of March, 2019, the Swiss auction house Schuler Auktionen will be offering works of European painters from the XVI-XIX centuries at the upcoming sale. Eduard von Grützner’s (Gross-Karlowitz, 1846 – Munich, 1925) “Rauenthaler” tasting wine is among the top lots together with the works of religious art by Hendrick van Somers (Lockeren, 1607 – Naples, 1655), Gaudenzio Ferrari (1477/78, Valduggia–Milan, 1546), Giovanni Ghisolfi (Milan, 1623 – Rome, 1683) and other renowned European painters.  Next...
  • Views: 5107
During the period from the 2nd to the 14th of March, 2019, until 21:00 (GMT+1) the Genevan auction house Piguet is hosting their online auction featuring following categories: Contemporary art, Middle East and Far East art, Canes, Light and furniture of the XXth century, Leather accessorise, Watches, Watches under 400 CHF, Decorative arts, Porcelain, Swiss painters , Oriental rugs and carpets. The delivery of purchased lots around the world is carried out by the auction house.  Next...
  • Views: 6560
Cesar Santos is a contemporary Cuban-American artist residing in Miami. He is world-renowned for his exquisite technique in oil painting and drawing, as well as his original style known as ‘syncretism’. He studied at Miami Dade College, the New World School of the Arts and the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, which allowed him to learn painting from contemporary and classical perspectives. He received numerous prestigious awards and his works have been on exhibit in museums around the globe – Annigoni Museum in Florence, Beijing Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Sicily and the National Gallery in Costa Rica. He is part of the Living Masters' Gallery at the Art Renewal Center (USA).  Next...
  • Views: 2514
On December 13th, 2018, the Finnish auction house Hagelstam & Co. will be hosting an exclusive Scandinavian Modern auction. The artwork by a prominent Finnish abstract artist Ernst Mether-Borgström (1917-1996), a renowned author Tove Jansson (1914-2001), Leena Luostarinen (1949-2013), Ahti Lavonen (1928 – 1970), contemporary Finnish artist Marika Mäkelä (b. 1947), a ceramic sculpture modeled by Michael Shilkin (1900-1962) and a bronze sculpture by Miina Äkkijyrkkä (b. 1949), as well as designer pieces by the originator of the scandinavian design Alvar Aalto (1989-1976) will be offered at the upcoming sale.  Next...
  • Views: 4092
On December 6th, 2018, the German auction house Hampel Fine Art Auctions will be hosting the sale featuring unique works of famous European artists of the XIV-XVIII centuries. The highlights include Hendrick van Avercamp’s (1585 – 1634) “Winter Fun in a Icy Polder Landscape”, a pair of paintings by Jean-Baptiste François Pater (1695 – 1736), the altar triptych, attributed to Giovanni Donato Montorfano (1440 – 1510), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's (1696 – 1770) “Maria Immacolata”, a pair of paintings by Samuel Masse (1672  – 1753), Hendrik Frans Van Lint’s (1684 – 1763) “Fantasy Landscape”, Jan Brueghel the Younger’s (1601 – 1678) and Otto van Veen’s (1556 – 1629) “Virgin and Child in a Flower Garland” and other works of renowned artists.  Next...
  • Views: 5365