Russian Silver & Works of Art

Russian silver and works of art has a specific tradition through form and quality – typical are the contrasts that are found in the works of art trough different colors and techniques such as silver gilt surfaces decorated with Cloisonné or Niello. Cloisonné is a colorful technique where a design is formed by creating cells of very fine wire, making room for different colored enamel. Some of the finer silversmiths would, after the original filling and firing, apply other colors over the base colors to create a shaded effect. The more colors used the better skilled maker. Niello is the simplest form of enamel. It is prepared by heating together copper, silver, led and sulfur, when it cools of it is crushed in to a fine powder which makes the blackness when added in a moistened form to the engraved surface.

Among the selected pieces in the sale one can find several examples of high quality items with these typical Russian techniques.

 
70 items
A late 19th century Ryssian icon.
Final bid 
2 050 EUR
Estimate 
600 EUR
A Russian possibly 18th century silver mirror.
Final bid 
7 415 SEK
Estimate 
6 000 SEK
A Russian icon dated 1868 St. Petersburg.
Final bid 
721 EUR
Estimate 
250 EUR
A late 19th century Russian icon.
Unsold
Estimate 
1 000 EUR
A russian icon, parcel gilt silver, Moscow 1792.
Final bid 
5 408 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
A parcel-gilt silver tray, Moscow 1856.
Final bid 
520 EUR
Estimate 
350 EUR
A parcel-gilt silver beaker, Moscow 18th century.
Final bid 
3 300 SEK
Estimate 
2 500 SEK
A standard in brass plate, 19th century.
Final bid 
320 EUR
Estimate 
400 EUR
A Russian silver cigarette-case, marked EB, 1883.
Final bid 
2 600 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
6 russian silver spoons, S:t Petersburg 1846.
Final bid 
2 400 SEK
Estimate 
2 500 SEK
A russian silver purse, Odessa, early 20th century.
Final bid 
1 171 SEK
Estimate 
1 500 SEK