29 octobre 2009

Sotheby's Auctioning Russian Rarity Discovered in Arizona

Peter the Great: a rare russian award portrait miniature with diamonds, early 18th century. Height 3 1/2 in. 8.9 cm. Est. 80,000 - 120,000 USD. photo Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY (AP).- A miniature portrait of Czar Peter the Great in a diamond-encrusted frame — owned for decades by an Arizona family that didn't realize its historic significance — is going on the auction block. The rare Russian treasure will be offered Monday at Sotheby's. Its presale estimate is $80,000 to $120,000. The estate of the original owner,... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2009

Tsarist Treasures to be Sold at Sotheby's Russian Art Sales

LONDON.- Sotheby’s will be offering a number of extraordinary objects with Russian Imperial provenance in its spring and summer 2009 Russian Art sales. An Imperial Russian silver tea service by Nichols and Plinke, St. Petersburg, 1879 from the Collection of Anastasia Mikhailovna - grand-daughter of Emperor Nicholas I - is one of the highlights of the Russian Art Sale in New York on 22 April 2009. Sotheby’s biannual sale of Russian Works of Art in London on 10 June 2009 will feature the two largest vases ever offered for sale at... [Lire la suite]