04-06-2013 04-06-2013
Skinner Auctions
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April 6, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Rotogravure of Tsar Nicholas II and Igor Sikorsky

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2645B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 06, 2013 10:00AM


Rotogravure of Tsar Nicholas II and Igor Sikorsky, c. 1913, depicting the tsar and the aviator on the balcony of Sikorsky's Bolshoi Baltisky, sight size 4 1/2 x 6 1/8, in a common frame with a small printed card of Tsarevich Alexei, 2 3/4 x 1 1/4, frame 14 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.

N.B. The Bolshoi Baltisky was the world's first four-engine plane. In July 1913 Sikorsky flew it to Krasnoe Selo for Nicholas's inspection.
Estimate $700-900

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Igor Sikorsky, Nicholas II, Tsar, balcony of Sikorsky's Bolshoi Baltisky