Important Russian Art

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 25.11.2019

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Kasimir Malevich (1878-1935)

Kasimir Malevich (1878-1935) Eighteen patriotic propaganda postcards with verse by Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) chromolithographed postcard 5 ½ x 3 5/8 in. (14 x 9.2 cm.) (18) Provenance with Jean-Claude Treignier, Falaise. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2015

Lot #: 82

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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After Léon Bakst

After Léon Bakst Synthèse de l'oeuvre du Maître en 25 planches Labor et Artes editor, Paris, 1928 portfolio, with twenty-five loose sheets, twenty hand-coloured, seven heightened with silver, seven heightened with gold, three heightened with silver and gold folio: 13 5/8 x 10 ½ in. (34.5 x 26.5

Lot #: 83

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

Alexandre Benois (1870-1960) Costume design for 'Le bourgeois gentilhomme': Le Grec signed and dated 'Alexandre/Benois/1932.' (lower left), inscribed with production details (upper left and right); numbered '49' (on the reverse) ink, colour pencil and watercolour, heightened with gold and silver, on

Lot #: 84

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Léon Bakst (1866-1924)

Léon Bakst (1866-1924) Costume design for 'La Belle au bois dormant': Le Prince Charmant signed 'Bakst' and inscribed with title (lower right, partially obscured by mount) pencil, watercolour and gouache, heightened with gold and silver, on paper 12 3/8 x 7 7/8 in. (31.3 x 19.5 cm.) Provenance with

Lot #: 85

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

Alexandre Benois (1870-1960) Costume design for 'Giselle': Vaslav Nijinsky as Comte Albrecht signed 'Alexandre Benois' (lower right), inscribed with production details and dated '1910' (upper left and right); further signed, inscribed with production details and numbered 'N77/Alexandre Benois' (on

Lot #: 86

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957)

Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957) Flower study signed 'P. Tchelitchew' (lower right). pencil and coloured pencil on paper 10 7/8 x 8 ¼ in. (27.6 x 20.9 cm.) Provenance Contessa Anna Laetitia Pecci-Blunt (1885-1971), Rome (stamp on reverse). By descent to Camilla (d. 2007) and Earl McGrath (1931-2016

Lot #: 87

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Mikhail Larionov (1881-1964)

Mikhail Larionov (1881-1964) Still life with snowdrops for 'Voyage en Turquie' signed with Cyrillic initials 'M. L.' (lower right) and dated '1907' (lower left) pochoir in colours on paper laid down on card 12 7/8 x 10 in. (32.5 x 25.4 cm.) Provenance with Galleria d'arte Niccoli, Parma (label and

Lot #: 88

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957)

Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957) La collerette blanche gouache on card 29 ½ x 21 5/8 in. (74.6 x 54.5 cm.) Executed in 1932 Provenance Anonymous sale; Sotheby's Arcade, New York, 27 October 1999, lot 93. Acquired at the above sale by the late owner

Lot #: 89

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Paul Mak (1891-1967)

Paul Mak (1891-1967) Evening's gathering; and Tribesman lost in thought the first signed and dated 'Mak./1954.' (upper right); the second signed and dated 'Mak./1957.' (lower right) pencil, watercolour and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper 14 x 11 5/8 in. (35.6 x 29.5 cm.); and smaller (2

Lot #: 90

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Paul Mak (1891-1967)

Paul Mak (1891-1967) Weeping siren signed 'Mak./1959' (upper right) pencil and ink on paper 13 ¾ x 9 ¾ in. (34.8 x 24.8 cm.) (4)together with three other works by the artist Provenance Nina Zouboff (1929-2018

Lot #: 91

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Paul Mak (1891-1967)

Paul Mak (1891-1967) Pipe-smoking; and Street-waterer in Tehran both signed, inscribed and dated 'Mak/1926/Teheran.' pencil, ink and watercolour on paper, one with gouache the first 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (20.2 x 34.4 cm.); the second 9 5/8 x 7 ½ in. (24.5 x 19.2 cm.) (2

Lot #: 92

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Paul Mak (1891-1967)

Paul Mak (1891-1967) Don Quichotte; and Satyr the first signed, inscribed and dated 'Mak./1943./Bruxelles' (lower right); the second signed and dated 'Mak/1955.' (lower left) the first pencil, ink, watercolour and gouache, heightened with gold, on paper; the second oil on board 15 7/8 x 13 1/8 in

Lot #: 93

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Dmitri Plavinsky (1937-2012)

Dmitri Plavinsky (1937-2012) Ruins of a watchtower near Izborsk signed in Cyrillic and dated 'Plavinskii-73'; further signed with the artist’s device and dated '73'; inscribed in Russian with the title (on the reverse) mixed media on composite board, unframed 25 ¼ x 17 7/8 in. (64.1 x 45.4 cm

Lot #: 94

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Dmitri Plavinsky (1937-2012)

Dmitri Plavinsky (1937-2012) Cathedral with a Bat; Bosporus Tortoise; Old Woman; Salamanders; and One etching four signed in Cyrillic 'Plavinskii' (lower right margin); four signed with artist's device and dated in the plate etching, one with aquatint 34 7/8 x23 1/8 in. (88.7 x 58.7 cm.); and

Lot #: 95

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Dmitri Plavinsky (1937-2012)

Dmitri Plavinsky (1937-2012) Abandoned church; Old knight; Scroll; and Four etchings all signed in Cyrillic 'Plavinskii' (lower right margin); all each signed with artist’s device and dated in the plate etching, two with aquatint 25 1/8 x 57 ½ in. (64 x 146 cm.); and smaller (7) Provenance Acquired

Lot #: 96

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Dmitri Plavinsky (1937-2012)

Dmitri Plavinsky (1937-2012) Cosmic leaf; Iris; and Twelve etchings three signed in Cyrillic 'Plavinskii' (lower right margin); ten signed with artist's device and dated in plate etching, two with aquatint 25 ¼ x 19 1/8 in. (64.2 x 48.5 cm.); and smaller (14) Provenance Acquired from the artist by

Lot #: 97

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Dmitri Plavinsky (1937-2012)

Dmitri Plavinsky (1937-2012) Bosporus Tortoise; Old Barn; Old knight; Shroud of Christ; Vikings Boat; and One etching all signed in Cyrillic 'Plavinskii' (lower right margin); all signed with artist's device and dated in the plate etching, one with aquatint 24 ½ x 33 in. (62 x 84 cm.); and smaller

Lot #: 98

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Vladimir Nemukhin (1925-2016)

Vladimir Nemukhin (1925-2016) The knave of diamonds; and The cockerel the first signed in Cyrillic, inscribed with title in Russian and dated 'Vl Nemukhin-83' (upper centre and lower centre); the second signed in Cyrillic and dated 'Vl. Nemukhin-83' (lower centre) watercolour and gouache on paper

Lot #: 99

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Vladimir Nemukhin (1925-2016)

Vladimir Nemukhin (1925-2016) Tin opener signed in Cyrillic and dated 'Vl. Nemukhin-70' (lower centre); further signed in Cyrillic, inscribed in Russian with title and further dated 'Vl: Nemukhin/Moscow/1970' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 33 ½ x 27 3/8 in. (69.6 x 85 cm.) Provenance Acquired by

Lot #: 100

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Ervand Kotchar (1899-1979)

Ervand Kotchar (1899-1979) Painting in space signed and dated 'Kotchar 29' (on the base) oil on plaster 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) high Executed in 1929 together with a certificate from Lola Martirosyan-Kochar, the artist’s daughter-in-law and former director of the Ervand Kochar Museum, Yerevan Provenance

Lot #: 101

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Evgeny Rukhin (1943-1976)

Evgeny Rukhin (1943-1976) Abstract composition signed in Cyrillic and dated 'E. Rukhin 70' (lower right); further signed in Cyrillic and further dated 'E. Rukhin/1970' (on the reverse) acrylic and mixed media on canvas 29 1/8 x 27 ½ in. (74.5 x 70 cm.) Provenance Acquired by Anna Maria Collor

Lot #: 102

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Sergei Shablavin (b. 1944)

Sergei Shablavin (b. 1944) Summer landscape with train from the 'Railway' series signed in Cyrillic, inscribed in Russian with title and dated 'S. Shablavin/1993-94' (on the reverse) pencil and oil on canvas 49¼ x 49¼ in. (125.4 x 125.4 cm.) Provenance Acquired from the artist by the present owner

Lot #: 103

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Vladimir Ovchinnikov (1941-2015)

Vladimir Ovchinnikov (1941-2015) Landscape with Leda and the swan signed in Cyrillic and dated 'V. Ovchinnikov 78.' (lower right); further signed in Cyrillic, inscribed with title in Russian and dated 'V. Ovchinnikov/1978.' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 43 ½ x 35 5/8 in. (110.5 x 90.4 cm

Lot #: 104

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Leonid Purygin (1951-1996)

Leonid Purygin (1951-1996) Judas kiss inscribed in Russian with title (upper centre), further extensively inscribed in Russian (along the lower edge); further inscribed in Russian 'Galia Purygina' (on the reverse) mixed media 29 ¾ x 15 1/8 in. (75.5 x 38.4 cm.) Provenance Acquired from the artist by

Lot #: 105

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Oleg Tselkov (b. 1934)

Oleg Tselkov (b. 1934) Woman with candle signed in Cyrillic 'Ol. Tsel...' (lower right); further signed, inscribed with title and dated 'Oleg Tselkov-1987' (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 57 ½ x 44 ¾ in. (146 x 114 cm.) Provenance with Eduard Nakhamkin Fine Arts, New York. Acquired from the above

Lot #: 106

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Natalya Nesterova (b. 1944)

Natalya Nesterova (b. 1944) Sea games signed in Cyrillic 'Nest' (lower right); further signed in Cyrillic, inscribed in Russian with title and dated 'Nesterova N./1995' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 31 3/8 x 51 1/8 in. (79.8 x 129.8 cm.) Provenance Acquired from the artist by the present owner in

Lot #: 107

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Oscar Rabine (1928-2018)

Oscar Rabine (1928-2018) Family portrait no. 2 signed and dated 'Oscar Rabine 1999' (lower right); inscribed in Russian, dated and numbered 'Family portrait/1999 N 1228' (on the reverse) mixed media on canvas 31 7/8 x 45 7/8 in. (81 x 116 cm.) Provenance Acquired from the artist by the present owner

Lot #: 108

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A GOLD-MOUNTED ENAMEL AND NEPHRITE PHOTOGRAPH FRAME

A GOLD-MOUNTED ENAMEL AND NEPHRITE PHOTOGRAPH FRAME MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER’S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890 Rectangular, enclosing a glazed portrait miniature of Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna, the nephrite body with gold mounts, enamelled with alternating white

Lot #: 201

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A TWO-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED ENAMEL AND NEPHRITE PHOTOGRAPH FRAME

A TWO-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED ENAMEL AND NEPHRITE PHOTOGRAPH FRAME MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER’S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 54482 Rectangular, the nephrite body with yellow gold laurel-chased borders, set with pink gold rosettes at corners

Lot #: 202

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019

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A SILVER-MOUNTED RHODONITE AND CERAMIC GUM-POT

A SILVER-MOUNTED RHODONITE AND CERAMIC GUM-POT BY FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF ANDERS (ANTII) NEVALAINEN, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1904 Of tapering cylindrical form, the green ceramic body applied with floral swags and an acanthus-chased silver rim, the domed cover with chased acanthus leaves

Lot #: 203

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 25 Nov 2019