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Russian Icon of Saint Nicholas

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
633
Sold for:
$5,228$4,250

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Russian Icon of Saint Nicholas, the kovcheg panel, the standing figure holding the Book of Gospels clasped in both hands, various paper labels to reverse, ht. 35 1/4, together with a velvet-lined wood frame, total ht. 41 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600

Craquelure, lifting with related flaked loss to painted surface, panel very slightly bowed. Possible retouch to minor areas.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Christian iconography, Eastern Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Gospel, Icon, Russian icons, Sacramentals, Saint Nicholas

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