Important Russian Art

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 25.11.2019

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Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955)

Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955) The Manicure. Portrait of Mademoiselle Girmond signed in Cyrillic and dated '1917./N. Feshin.' (lower right) oil on canvas 28 ¼ x 26 ½ in. (71.8 x 67.3 cm.) Provenance The family of the artist

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £2,000,000 - £3,000,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947)

Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) The Call of the Sun signed with monogram and dated '1919' (lower left) oil and tempera on canvas 46 x 59 5/8 in. (116.9 x 151.5 cm.) Provenance Roerich Museum, New York (labels on the reverse), 1923-1935. Louis (1888-1979) and Nettie Horch (1897-1991), New York

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £1,500,000 - £2,000,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947)

Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) St Mercurius of Smolensk oil on panel 29 5/8 x 30 ½ in. (75.2 x 77.5 cm.) Painted in 1918 Provenance Dmitrii Rubinstein (1876-1937), St Petersburg, until at least 1931. Pedro Leitess, Mexico City. Dimitri Leitess, Geneva. By descent to the present owner

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £200,000 - £300,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900)

Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) Sunset over Ischia signed and dated 'Aïvazovsky/1873' (lower right) oil on canvas 28 5/8 x 37 in. (73 x 94.5 cm.) Provenance Nina Zouboff (1929-2018

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A TWO-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE TABLE LIGHTER

A TWO-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE TABLE LIGHTER MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1903, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 4834 Of elongated ovoid form, with a reeded rose gold domed detachable cover to the lighter-well, surmounted by the wick holder cast as

Lot #: 207

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A JEWELLED NEPHRITE MODEL OF A CROCODILE

A JEWELLED NEPHRITE MODEL OF A CROCODILE BY FABERGÉ, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900 Carved realistically as a crocodile, with rose-cut diamond-set eyes, apparently unmarked; in a fitted Wartski case 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) long Provenance Purchased by Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928) from the St

Lot #: 213

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898)

Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898) Sukhostoi signed in Cyrillic and dated 'I. Shishkin - 97.' (lower right) oil on canvas 58 x 35 ¾ in. (146 x 90.9 cm.) Painted in 1897 Provenance Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 16 November 1994, lot 413. Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 26 November 2012, lot 11

Lot #: 52

Estimate: £700,000 - £900,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A JEWELLED AVENTURINE QUARTZ BELL-PUSH

A JEWELLED AVENTURINE QUARTZ BELL-PUSH BY FABERGÉ, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1900 Carved as a stylised carp, cabochon moonstone eyes within rose-cut diamond-set rims, one designed as a push-piece, with an electrical cord, apparently unmarked; in the original fitted Fabergé wooden case 4 ¾ in. (12 cm

Lot #: 216

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Konstantin Gorbatov (1876-1945)

Konstantin Gorbatov (1876-1945) Jerusalem signed and dated 'C. Gorbatoff./1935' (lower right); further signed, inscribed with title and dated 'C. Gorbatoff-/1935' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 31 3/8 x 43 ½ in. (79.5 x 110.4 cm.) Provenance Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner in New

Lot #: 58

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962)

Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) White peonies inscribed in Cyrillic 'Bel. georginy./(etiud) [White dahlias./(study)]' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 40 ½ x 28 ¾ in. (103 x 73 cm.) Provenance with Galleria del Levante, Milan (label on the stretcher), circa 1964. The collection of Giulia Devoto Falck

Lot #: 59

Estimate: £250,000 - £350,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900)

Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) Pushkin looking out to Ayu-Dag, Crimea signed in Cyrillic and dated 'Aivazo.../18...' (lower left) oil on panel 9 3/8 x 12 ¾ in. (23.8 x 32.4 cm.) Provenance Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 June 1995, lot 48. Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A RARE SILVER-MOUNTED SYCAMORE AND NEPHRITE TABLE

A RARE SILVER-MOUNTED SYCAMORE AND NEPHRITE TABLE MARKED FABERGÉ WITH IMPERIAL WARRANT, WITH THE MARK OF THE FIRST SILVER ARTEL, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 20458 Circular, on four fluted legs, with silver reeded feet and acanthus-chased upper mounts, the stretcher with a

Lot #: 239

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A JEWELLED AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL TWO-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER DESK CLOCK

A JEWELLED AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL TWO-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER DESK CLOCK MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 18419 Of rectangular form, enamelled in translucent white over a moiré guilloché ground, painted en grisaille

Lot #: 225

Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Yuri Annenkov (1889-1974)

Yuri Annenkov (1889-1974) Jeune femme à sa toilette signed 'G. Annenkoff.' (lower left) pastel and gouache on card 30 1/8 x 22 ¾ in. (76.5 x 57.7 cm.) Provenance Acquired from the artist by Georges Crété (1887-1983), a Knight of the Legion of Honour and a son-in-law of the French president Paul

Lot #: 74

Estimate: £70,000 - £90,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A RARE AND IMPORTANT LARGE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN VASE

A RARE AND IMPORTANT LARGE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN VASE BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I, CIRCA 1850 Of campana form, the body finely painted with grapevines and nasturtium flowers suspended from blue ribbons, after Ernst-Gotthilf Bosse, signed in Cyrillic 'O

Lot #: 286

Estimate: £600,000 - £800,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A BRONZE MODEL OF SVYATOSLAV, GRAND PRINCE OF KIEV

A BRONZE MODEL OF SVYATOSLAV, GRAND PRINCE OF KIEV CAST BY GAVRILOV, AFTER THE MODEL BY EVGENII LANCERAY, LATE 19TH CENTURY On a naturalistic rectangular base, realistically cast as Svyatoslav, Grand Duke of Kiev, astride his horse raising his sword, one side of the base applied with a plaque

Lot #: 388

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT LARGE SOVIET PORCELAIN VASE

A UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT LARGE SOVIET PORCELAIN VASE BY THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, LENINGRAD, 1928 Of tapering bulbous form, very finely painted underglaze with the Arctic landscape and a plane flying above the ice floes, marked under base with blue hammer, sickle and cog, also inscribed in Russian

Lot #: 435

Estimate: £60,000 - £100,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A RARE SOVIET PORCELAIN PLATE

A RARE SOVIET PORCELAIN PLATE BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS II, 1905, AND THE STATE PORCELAIN FACTORY, LENINGRAD, 1925 After the design by Alexandra Shchekotikhina-Pototskaya, depicting four mermaids with ciselé gilt crowns and details, surrounded by the sea

Lot #: 433

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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John Cooke Bourne (1814-1896)

John Cooke Bourne (1814-1896) The Kiev-Pechersk Lavra signed and dated 'J C Bourne/1874' (lower left) pencil and watercolour, heightened with white, on paper laid on card 15 ¾ x 22 ¾ in. (40 x 57.7 cm.) Provenance The family of the artist

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Paul Louis Bouchard (1853-1937)

Paul Louis Bouchard (1853-1937) View of the Church of the Nativity of Theotokos at Putinki and Strasnoi Monastery, Moscow signed, inscribed and dated '.Bouchard/Moscou 1895' (lower right) pencil and oil on canvas 15 x 21 ¾ in. (38.5 x 55.2 cm

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Russian School

Russian School View of the Stock Exchange, St Petersburg oil on canvas 35 x 54 in. (88.9 x 137.1 cm.) Provenance Prince Serge Obolensky (1890-1978) and Ava Alice Muriel Astor (1902-1956). By descent to the late owner

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Attributed to Bogdan Willewalde

Attributed to Bogdan Willewalde The Coronation of Tsar Nicholas I in St George's Hall, the Winter Palace, 1826 oil on canvas 17 ½ x 19 1/8 in. (44.5 x 48.6 cm.) Provenance Nina Zouboff (1929-2018

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716-1791)

Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716-1791) Portrait of Peter the Great (1672-1725) pencil, charcoal and pastel on paper 20 ¼ x 15 in. (51.7 x 38.1 cm.) Provenance By descent to Marie-Lucie de Jankowitz of Jeszenicze (1778-1866), granddaughter of the artist. Collection de Falconet, Sculpteur; Hôtel Drouot

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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After Pietro Antonio Rotari

After Pietro Antonio Rotari Portrait of Tsarevich Paul of Russia (1754-1801) oil on canvas 22 ¼ x 18 1/8 in. (56 x 46 cm.) Provenance By repute, by descent to the artist's brother Paolo Rotari. By repute, by descent to Giuseppe Rotari the son of the above. By repute, by descent to Elisabetta Rotari

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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By the Imperial Tapestry Factory Head Master Semen Kulikov

By the Imperial Tapestry Factory Head Master Semen Kulikov A tapestry panel portrait of Alexei Bestuzhev-Ryumin (1693-1768) woven in wool and silks, the sitter depicted side-on to the right, with the sash and star of the Order of St Andrew 22 ½ x 19 1/8 in. (57.1 x 48.5 cm.) Provenance Probably

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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After Dimitry Levitsky

After Dimitry Levitsky Portrait of Catherine the Great (1729-1796) oil on canvas 72 x 46 ¾ in. (183 x 118.5 cm.) Provenance Nina Zouboff (1929-2018

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Vladimir Hau (1816-1895)

Vladimir Hau (1816-1895) A leather bound album entitled 'Portraits' comprising thirteen watercolour portraits by Vladimir Hau, one watercolour portrait by Eduard Hau and fifteen photographs, some hand-coloured pencil and watercolour, some heightened with white, on card laid on paper sheet: 10½ x 8¾

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £70,000 - £90,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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European School

European School Portraits of Peter the Great (1672-1725); and Alexander I (1777-1825) oil on copper 24 ¼ x 19 1/8 in. (61.8 x 48.4 cm.); and slightly smaller (2) Provenance Peter the Great: A. Munro. Acquired by Charles Birch Crisp (1867-1958) in 1908 (labels on the reverse and on the frame

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Russian School

Russian School Portrait of Peter the Great (1672-1725) wearing the sash of St Andrew oil on canvas 29 3/8 x 24 3/8 in. (74.5 x 62 cm.); oval

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Eighteen views of St Petersburg; and Two views of Moscow all inscribed with title in plate engraving 19 ¾ x 54 in. (50.1 x 137.1 cm.); and smaller (20) Provenance Nina Zouboff (1929-2018

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019