Russian antiques, art abound in Anticvarium auction Nov. 25


Nine Russian chromolithograph engravings: ‘His Imperial Majesty the Emperor Nikolai Aleksandrovich in the uniform of regiments of His Majesty,’ From the drawings by Hugo Elias Bacmansson, St. Petersburg, 1896, 38 x 52 cm unframed. Estimate: $2,500-$4,100. Anticvarium image

MOSCOW – Anticvarium will auction pre-revolutionary antiques and Soviet-era memorabilia on Saturday, Nov. 25. Two unique collections associated with the Russian Empire: the iconography of the 17th-19th centuries and glass items of the early 19th-20th centuries produced by Russian factories will be featured. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

There are nine remarkable chromolithographs of Nicholas II horse portraits in the uniforms of military regiments from the drawings by Hugo Elias Bacmansson (above). They were released before the coronation celebrations in a limited edition.

Bone carvings, a folk handicraft which has existed since the 17th century in the historic rural district of Kholmogory, is distinguished by the outstanding technique and elaboration of the images. Two fine examples are available in the auction: Farewell to the Emperor Alexander I and The Last Supper (below).


‘The Last Supper,’ carving relief, engraving, Archangelsk province, Kholmogory, early XIX century, 37 x30.5 cm, with frame: 44.5 x 38 cm. Estimate: $2,000-$3,300. Anticvarium image

Another of the top lots is a pair of crystal and silver owl jugs made by famous Carl Fabergé firm.


Crystal and silver ‘owls’ jugs, Carl Fabergé firm, 1908-1917. Height: 30 cm, base diameter: 12 cm. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Anticvarium image

Political posters were the important weapons of the Bolsheviks. This section presents the collection of posters of the Civil war era. Among the creators:  Dmitry Moor, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Alexander Apsit and Victor Deni.


Soviet poster, ‘All hail to International Worker’s Day – May 1st,’ Petrograd, circa 1920, 107.5 x74 cm framed. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Anticvarium image

Top lots of the artistic part: Parisienne girl by Yuri Annenkov and At the stadium; Competition of Osoaviahi by Victor Perelman.


V.N. Perelman, ‘On the stadium; Competition of Osoaviahim,’ oil on canvas, 1929. Estimate: $83,300-$116,700. Anticvarium image

The auction also offers sculptures, icons, ceramics, books and photographs.

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