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Portrait of Earl Kutaysov, XVIII-XIX century Russian enamels and icons at Schuler Auktionenautumn sale 2021


The autumn sale to be hosted from 13 to 17 September at Schuler Auktionen will feature an exclusive selection of Russian art lots with 19th century portrait of Earl Ivan Pavlovitch Kutaysov by an unknown artist, which is a copy of the prominent portrait from the collection of the State Hermitage, polychrome lithographs by Marc Chagall and Serge Poliakoff, as well as Russian icons and enamels. A special lot will be a toilet service with 17 pieces from St. Petersburg, dated mid. 19th century.

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Icon of the Mother of God
Icon of the Mother of God.
Russia, 18th century.
Tempera on wood panel. 52*39,5 cm.
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Icon of the Mother of God. Russia, 18th century (estimated at € 1'900 – 3'810) depicts the Mother of God holding the Christ Child in her left arm.

Note:

  • Areas with bare levkas, some areas with retouching, signs of ageing.
Icon of the Liberation of Apostle Peter.
Icon of the Liberation of Apostle Peter.
Russia, end of 18th century.
Tempera on wood panel. 30*24,5 cm.
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Icon of Liberation of Peter (estimated at € 1'520 – 3'050) shows chained apostle greeting the angel on the right, who came to liberate him. On the top in the centre: Icon “Our Lady of Kazan”. On the left: St. Theodosius.

Note:

  • Signs of ageing, some areas with missing paint, retouching.
  • Framing restored.
  • Comes with the documents from Ivan Bentchev, Bonn-Bad Godesberg, 8 October 1994.
Icon of Deesis.
Icon of Deesis.
Russia, 1st half of the 19th century.
Tempera on wood panel. 43*34,5 cm.
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Icon of Deesis (estimated at € 1'330 – 2'670) depicts the composition with the Christ seated on a throne in the centre, surrounded by the Mother of God and John the Baptist. In the background: Archangels Gabriel and Michael, St. Paul and St. Peter with other three saints. On the left: St. Blaise and St. Artemius, John the Apostle. On the right: Bartholomew the Apostle, St. Antipas, St. Nicholas. Kneeling before the throne: St. Anthony and Theodosius of Kiev, Sergius of Radonezh, St. Eudokia (on the left); Barlaam of Khutyn and St. Paraskevi (on the right). On the top in the centre: God the Father.

Note:

  • Minimal cracking of the pain layers, some areas with retouching. Framing restored.
Feodorovskaya Icon of the Mother of God in basma oklad.
Feodorovskaya Icon of the Mother of God in basma oklad.
Russia, 19th century.
Tempera on wood panel. 35,5*29 cm.
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Feodorovskaya Icon of the Mother of God in basma oklad (estimated at €1'330 – 2'290) shows the Mother of God holding the Christ Child in her left arm cheek to cheek against a golden background decorated with fine floral and foliage engraving. Repousse and chasing on Gilded basma, polychrome beads on halos. Embroidered oklad with pearl and polychrome beads on foil.

Note:

  • Some areas with retouching, minimal denting and damages, signs of ageing.
Icon with basma – Christ Wearing the Crown of Thorns.
Icon with basma – Christ Wearing the Crown of Thorns.
Russia, c. 1900.
Tempera on wood panel. 27*22,5 cm.
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Icon with basma – Christ Wearing the Crown of Thorns (estimated at €860 – 1'710) shows the Christ with symbols of royal status, given as a symbol of sarcastic respect. Gilded basma oklad: mark “IL” (Cyril.) – local state administrator Ivan Sergeevitch Lebedkin. Workmaster “SG” (Cyril.) – probably, Semyon Grigoryevitch Galkin. Decorated with fine fine floral engraving, repousse and chasing. Cloisonne enamel on the halo.

Note:

  • Signs of ageing, some damaged areas.
Serge Poliakoff (Moscow, 1906 – Paris, 1969).
Serge Poliakoff (Moscow, 1906 – Paris, 1969).
Composition bleue, grise, rouge et jaune.
Polychrome lithograph. 74/75. 1966.
Signed lower left with pencil. Size of the sheet 63,3*80 cm.
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Polychrome lithograph "Composition bleue, grise, rouge et jaune" (эстимейт € 2'860 – 4'760) by the Russian-French painter Serge Poliakoff is a great example of non-figurative art. Serge Poliakoff became totally involved into abstract art after his acquaintance with Wassily Kandinsky, whose influence was crucial in Poliakoff’s career.

Note:

  • Slightly darkened paper, embossed stamp bottom left: "Erker Presse St. Gallen".
Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint Paul de Vence, 1985).
"Jour de Printemps" (Spring Day).
Polychrome lithograph. 23/50. 1972. Framed.
Signed bottom right with pencil. 63*49,3 cm.
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Polychrome lithograph "Jour de Printemps" (Spring Day) by one of the greatest avant-garde artists of the 20th century Marc Chagall (€ 2'860 – 4'760) to be among the top lots.

Literature:

  • Chagall Lithographe IV, Nr. 650, p. 116-117.

Note:

  • Paper slightly darkened.
Portrait of Earl Ivan Pavlovitch Kutaysov, c. 1800.
Portrait of Earl Ivan Pavlovitch Kutaysov, c. 1800.
Copy of the original work from the State Hermitage.
Oil on Canvas. 73*58,5 cm.
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Copy of the portrait of Earl Ivan Pavlovitch Kutaysov, c. 1800 (estimated at € 1'430 – 2'380). Earl Ivan Pavlovitch Kutaysov was a favourite of Emperor of Russia Paul I. The original work by the unknown artist from the end of the 18th century is kept in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. The painting offered at auction is attributed to Gerhard von Kügelgen.

Note:

  • Signed in Cyrillic on the reverse;
  • Minimal cracking of the pain layers.
Large toilet service, 1866-1869.
Large toilet service, 1866-1869.
St. Petersburg. Marked Moisey Ivanovitch and M.C. (cyrill.)
Glass, wood (oak). 73*50,5*17,5 cm.
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Large toilet service, 1866-1869, St. Petersburg (estimated at € 1'710 – 2'290), with marks of the workmasters Moisey Ivanovitch and M.C. (cyrill.) in the original oak case with 17 pieces: и, flacons, bowls, brush, mugs, table mirror and a pair of candlesticks.

Note:

  • Engraved initials “N.S.”;
  • Signs of use.
Gilded cloisonné enamel miniature bowl, 1885,
Gilded cloisonné enamel miniature bowl, 1885.
Moscow. Mark of the workmaster Pavel Aleksandrovitch Ovchinnikov.
D 8 cm, weight c. 90 g.
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Round shaped gilded cloisonné enamel miniature bowl, 1885, Moscow, mark of the workmaster Pavel Aleksandrovitch Ovchinnikov (estimated at € 480 – 760). Mark of the controller: Victor Savinkov.

Decorative box, 1882-1899.
Decorative box, 1882-1899.
Moscow. Workmaster Pavel Aleksandrovitch Ovchinnikov.
Gilded with cloisonné enamel. D 7,7 cm, weigh c. 126 g.
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Round shaped cloisonné enamel decorative box (estimated at €480 – 760) with marks of the workmaster Pavel Aleksandrovitch Ovchinnikov featuring a press-in lid.

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