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Two Russian Icons

Auction:
3020B
Lot:
348
Sold for:
$338$275

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3020B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 14, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Two Russian Icons, a three-part icon depicting St. George to the lower panel and two groups of saints to the upper panel, 14 x 12; the other with three rows featuring various saints including St. George, St. Nicholas as well as a Madonna and Child panel, 16 3/8 x 14 5/8 in.
Estimate $500-700

Each with heavy layer of discolored varnish, (icon with three rows varnish is very tacky, with related surface grime). Each also with scattered areas of chipped losses to painted surface throughout, larger areas mainly to edge (two part icon with larger area of loss to lower right corner.) Each lacking bracing to reverse.


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 art, Christian iconography, Christianity, Icon, Luca Signorelli, Madonna, Religion, Russian icons, Sacramentals, Saint Catherine of Alexandria Polyptych, Saint George

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