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DoneSun, Dec 18, 2016 12:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

Russian Auction: John Atzbach Collection

Arising from Russian history are decorative masterpieces from the John Atzbach Antiques collection that reflect a rich past and commemorate iconic leaders of Imperial Russia, drawing an international audience of collectors. Among this diverse sale are highly collectible treasures from the famous Faberge workshop, exquisite cloisonné, finely crafted Russian porcelain, and much more. Masterfully crafted across Russia, these artworks feature a variety of visual languages and techniques. Their subtle surprises and colorful enamel work pay homage to the fascinating history of their origin. Whether you are looking for a classic miniature Faberge egg, or a piece of ephemera from the country's fascinating Imperial era, this auction is sure to reward you with a priceless piece of Russian history.

This Jasper52 auction is curated in partnership with John Atzbach, a leading authority in the field of Russian works of art made in and representing the tastes of the late Imperial era (late 17th century to the 1917 Revolution).

He was introduced to the subject at the age of 9, when a neighbor, recognizing his interest, allowed him to examine her collection of Russian enamels. He was immediately intrigued and spent the next several years learning all that he could about Russian silver and enamels, honing his knowledge before he began collecting them himself, fulfilling a childhood dream.

With a lifetime of knowledge in Russian decorative arts, John Atzbach is regularly consulted by collectors, dealers, appraisers, and auction house representatives from around the world. He has been directly involved in the formation of some of the world's finest collections of Russian enamels, Russian porcelains, and Faberge. He greatly enjoys his work and feels very fortunate that his childhood interest could evolve into a lifelong passion that continues to engage him every day.