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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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 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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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 LARGE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL PORCELAIN VASE

A LARGE AND IMPORTANT IMPERIAL PORCELAIN VASE BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I, 1843 Of campana form, on a dark blue ground, the front of the body painted with a portrait of King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia after Franz Krüger, signed in Cyrillic and dated

Lot #: 376

Estimate: £300,000 - £500,000

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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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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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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Boris Kustodiev (1878-1927)

Boris Kustodiev (1878-1927) Model signed in Cyrillic and dated 'B. Kustodiev/1919' (lower left) oil on canvas 20 ¼ x 15 7/8 in. (51.3 x 40.4 cm.) Provenance A. S. Zamkov, Leningrad, at least until 1920. Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner in Leningrad in the late 1930s

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £150,000 - £200,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900)

Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900) Moonlit Crimean coast signed in Cyrillic 'Aivazovskii' (lower right) oil on canvas 23 ½ x 37 5/8 in. (60 x 95.5 cm.) Provenance Nina Zouboff (1929-2018

Lot #: 51

Estimate: £150,000 - £200,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Aleksandr Gerasimov (1881-1963)

Aleksandr Gerasimov (1881-1963) Peonies signed in Cyrillic and dated '31./A Gerasimov' (upper right) oil on canvas 35 5/8 x 41 7/8 in. (90.5 x 106.4 cm.) Painted in 1931 Provenance Acquired from T he 1935 International Exhibition of Paintings , Toledo Museum of Art, 1 March-19 April 1936, by Alice

Lot #: 69

Estimate: £150,000 - £200,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Ilya Repin (1844-1930)

Ilya Repin (1844-1930) Portrait of Vera Repina, the artist's wife, reading signed in Cyrillic and dated 'I. Repin/1882.' (lower left) oil on canvas 25 3/8 x 21 in. (64.4 x 53.3 cm.) Provenance Vera Repina (1855-1917), the artist's wife, St Petersburg. By repute, acquired by the family of the present

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £120,000 - £150,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Konstantin Makovsky (1839-1915)

Konstantin Makovsky (1839-1915) Cupids-Gardeners: Two paintings from the Von Derwies Mansion, St Petersburg pencil and oil on canvas 89 ¾ x 19 ½ in. (228 x 59.5 cm.) Painted between 1886-1889 Provenance Commissioned from the artist by Baron Von Derwies (1863-1943) in St Petersburg. Acquired from the

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £120,000 - £180,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A JEWELLED GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL SILVER-GILT DESK CLOCK

A JEWELLED GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL SILVER-GILT DESK CLOCK MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 57930 Semi-circular, enamelled in lime green over a wavy guilloché ground, centring a white enamel dial with black Arabic chapters

Lot #: 253

Estimate: £120,000 - £150,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A JEWELLED AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL SILVER-MOUNTED DESK CLOCK

A JEWELLED AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL SILVER-MOUNTED DESK CLOCK MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1904, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 10893 Of square form, the central panel enamelled in opalescent white over a sunburst guilloché ground, each corner applied

Lot #: 235

Estimate: £100,000 - £120,000

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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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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Frantz Roubaud (1856-1928)

Frantz Roubaud (1856-1928) Battle of the Katzbach, 26 August 1813 signed 'F. Roubaud.' (lower right) oil on canvas 55 ¼ x 98 in. (114.4 x 249 cm.) Painted in 1914 Provenance The family of the artist

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

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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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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A VERY RARE GOLD MEDAL COMMEMORATING THE BUILDING OF THE OBSERVATORY IN PULKOVO

A VERY RARE GOLD MEDAL COMMEMORATING THE BUILDING OF THE OBSERVATORY IN PULKOVO RUSSIA, PERIOD OF NICHOLAS I, CIRCA 1839 Circular, one side struck with the profile of Emperor Nicholas I, inscribed in Russian 'By the G[race] of G[od] Nicholas I Emperor and Autocrat of All Russias', signed ‘H. Gube

Lot #: 249

Estimate: £70,000 - £90,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A VERY RARE GOLD MEDAL 'IN SIGN OF MONARCHICAL FAVOUR'

A VERY RARE GOLD MEDAL 'IN SIGN OF MONARCHICAL FAVOUR' RUSSIA, PERIOD OF ALEXANDER II (1855-1881) Circular, one side struck with the profile of Emperor Alexander II, inscribed in Russian 'By the G[race] of G[od] Alexander II Emperor and Autocrat of All Russias', signed 'V. Alekseev C[ut]' under the

Lot #: 250

Estimate: £70,000 - £90,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A JEWELLED AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL SILVER-GILT DESK CLOCK

A JEWELLED AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL SILVER-GILT DESK CLOCK MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1903 Of shaped rectangular form, enamelled in pale blue over a wavy guilloché ground, within an outer border guilloché enamelled in yellow, centring a white

Lot #: 252

Estimate: £70,000 - £90,000

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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Robert Falk (1886-1958)

Robert Falk (1886-1958) Pont Saint-Michel, Paris signed and inscribed 'R. Falk./ Paris.' (lower left) and further signed 'R. Falk' (lower right) oil on canvas 23 5/8 x 28 ½ in. (60 x 72 cm.) Provenance Acquired from the artist by Yedidya Admon-Gorokhov (1894-1982) in the 1950s. Private collection

Lot #: 64

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Alexandre Iacovleff (1887-1938)

Alexandre Iacovleff (1887-1938) A beggar signed, inscribed and dated 'A. Iacovleff 1917/Pekin' (lower left) charcoal and sanguine on paper 66 1/8 x 20 in. (168 x 50.8 cm.) Provenance A gift from the artist to Tatiana Yacovleva du Plessix (1906-1991). By descent to the late owner

Lot #: 81

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

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 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