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An assembled wedding pair of Russian icons with gilded silver oklads (covers), Moscow, 1887 and 1892. The icon of Christ Pantocrator with parcel gilt cover stamped and engraved with a pattern of Byzantine crosses, Christ shown holding the Gospels open to a shortened version of John 13:34 ("A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another"), dated 1892, with Cyrillic initials AC (AS) of an unrecorded master; the icon of the Kazan Mother of God similarly stamped and engraved with a parcel gilt cover with sunburst background within strapwork borders, dated 1887 and with Cyrillic initials Ð˜С or Ð?С (IS or AS) of an unrecorded master. Both icons with cream colored velvet backs, contained in later gilt wood frames with red velvet backing, the backing with apertures allowing viewing of the reverse of the icons. Dimensions of the icons alone: Kazan Mother of God 4 3/8 x 3 5/8 in. (11 x 9 cm); Christ Pantocrator 4 1/2 x 4 in.(11.2 x 9.4 cm). Dimensions of the frames: 10 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (26.7 x 24.3 cm).

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.

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  • Condition
    Some small wear, including tiny splits to the silver of the icon covers (visible in photos).
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    Wedding pair of Russian icons with gilded silver oklads

    Estimate $700 - $900Dec 18, 2016
    Starting Price $1
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