A significant sampling of Russian fine art, sculpture and decorative silver art will be at Aberdeen Auctions August 2-3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Aberdeen Auctions of St. Petersburg, FL will offer more than 450 lots, most from Russia and Europe, consisting of paintings, drawings, sculptures, bronze works, silver, jewelry, porcelain, folk art and Russian icons Aug. 2-3. Preview the catalog and place Internet bids at www.liveauctioneers.com.
Among the featured works will be four watercolors by Russian artist Ivan Yakelovich Bilibin (1876-1942), renowned as an illustrator of Slavic folklore and Russian fairy tales as well as stage design. Bilibin was a member of Mir iskusstva (World of Art), and after pursuing his career in Egypt and France, returned to Russia in 1936 and died in the siege of Leningrad in World War II. The four watercolor works are illustrations of Russian folk tales “Baba-Yaga,” “Three Bogatyrs,” and tales by Pushkin “The Tale of the Tsar Sultan” and “The Tale of Golden Cockrel.” All four works are signed in Cyrillic and dated 1899 and 1907.
Other Russian artists in the inventory include Y. P. Annenkov, D. D. Burlak, A.A. Exter, N. feshin, N. S. Goncharova, A. V. Hansen, B. I. Khodasevich, G. A. Lapchine, G. Pogedaieff, P. Tchelichev and M. Voloshin.
The Russian flavor will be enhanced by Russian icons from the 17th through the 19th centuries, bronze sculptures of Cossacks from the last quarter of the 19th century by Evgenii Evgenievich Lanceray (1875-1946) and a bronze candlestick decorated with Russian symbols by N. Stange, c. 1876. Stange exhibited other nickel plated bronze items in the Russian style at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876 along with this candlestick.
Other works from some of Russia’s famous silversmiths, including I. Khlebnikov, P. Ovchinnikov, A. Lubavin and Gustav Klingert will cross the block. A Russian gilded silver and enamel photograph frame by A. Kuzmichev, c. 1888, with Cyrillc maker’s mark “AK”, essayer mark “AP” and a Moscow hallmark. Kuzmichev also made some items for the Tiffany Company. There will be a porcelain mantle clock by Alexander Popov, a pair of Russian porcelain vases from the Imperial Manufactory, period of Alexander II and Russian porcelain tea sets from the first years of the Soviet era.
Other European works included are Old Masters of the 17th and 18th centuries and works by Mattie Dube, an American working in Paris (1861- 1944), Alfons Karpinski (Polish, 1875-1961), Arthur Lajos Halmi (Hungarian 1866-1939), George Morland (English 1763-1804) and Pal Fried (Hungarian/American 1893-1976).
To preview the fully illustrated auction catalog, and place Internet bids, please visit www.liveauctioneers.com.