Christie's Russian Art auction to feature '$250,000' Faberge enamel box

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2015-06-26 12:47:27

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Christie's Russian Art auction to feature '$250,000' Faberge enamel box

Faberg and cloisonn enamel works will star at Christie's Russian Art sale in New York

Next month will see Christie's offer a selection of Russian works of art, including one of the strongest collections of cloisonn enamel to hit the market in years.

The sale will feature a Faberg silver cloisonn and en plein enamel box with a pre-sale estimate of $180,000-250,000. The box is set with a fine enamel plaque which depicts the Departure of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich for the Hunt after the painting by Victor Vasnetov.

Numerous other Faberg items will appear at the auction including a guilloch and silver-gilt, jewelled, three-colour gold enamel desk clock by Henrik Wigstrm (1862 - 1923), one of Faberg's most important workmasters. The clock, which was presented to Baron Marochetti (the Italian Ambassador in St Petersburg from 1886 until 1900), is expected to sell for $150,000-250,000.

A Feodor Rckert silver-gilt cloisonn and en plein enamel casket should also star, witha high estimate of $300,000. The cover panel of the casket depicts Grigory Sedov's Tsar Ivan the Terrible Admiring Vasilisa Malentieva, which currently resides in the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg.

Feodor Rckert silver-gilt cloisonn and en plein enamel casketFeodor Rckert silver-gilt cloisonn and en plein enamel casket

With an estimate of $70,000-90,000, a Hahn jewelled gold maid of honour badge is also set to impress. The badge was presented to Countess Olga Alexandrovna Nieroth, who was the maid of honour to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna in 1904.

The auction, which will consist of over 175 lots of porcelain, bronzes, objects of vert, enamels and silver, will take place on April 16. Christie's have estimated that the sale could bring a total of $3-4.3m.

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