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    Sale 5265

    Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art

    30 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 405

    ST. NICHOLAS THE MIRACLE-WORKER

    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    ST. NICHOLAS THE MIRACLE-WORKER
    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY
    The saint depicted blessing and displaying the inscribed Gospel book, his deep red phellonion with cruciform motifs, complimented by the green omophorion, Christ and his Mother flanking the saint, the first presenting him with the Gospels, the latter with the Bishop's stole, the facial features of the saint rendered in detail, his hair and beard defined with delicate white brushstrokes, the gold background with engraved recurring motifs, the corners with flower buds and foliage
    14 x 12¼ in. (35.6 x 31.2 cm)


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