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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 69

    ST. VLADIMIR THE GREAT

    RUSSIAN, MARK OF IVAN TARABROV TOGETHER WITH RETAILER'S MARK OF OREST FEDOROVICH KURLUKOV, MOSCOW 1895

    Price Realised  

    ST. VLADIMIR THE GREAT
    RUSSIAN, MARK OF IVAN TARABROV TOGETHER WITH RETAILER'S MARK OF OREST FEDOROVICH KURLUKOV, MOSCOW 1895
    The elderly saint portrayed realistically, raising a martyr's cross and bringing his left hand to his chest, with an elaborate silver gilt oklad, the background engraved with foliage patterns, his crown, halo, and double border of the oklad with colourful cloisonné enamel, the spandrels applied with gilt busts of cherubs, the prominent cross of the saint in translucent red
    12 3/8 x 10 11/16 in. (31.3 x 27.1 cm)


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    Provenance

    Purchased by a celebrated Austrian architect in 1970 from the gallery Connat Handels of Mrs. Eva Demner, Vienna, Austria. Thence inherited by the owner's sons