Results - Russian Art

ILYA REPIN AND CARL FABERGE UNCONTESTED STARS OF THE RUSSIAN SALE

London

Sold:

£11,527,550

$18,928,237

€12,922,384

Lots Sold:191  

Lots Offered: 327

Sold by Lot: 58%

Sold by £: 87%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.642/  € 1.121

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

22

Ilya Repin (1844-1930), A Parisian Café, 1875

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

3,000,000 - 5,000,000

£4,521,250

$7,423,892
€5,068,321

Anonymous

48

Boris Grigoriev (1886-1939), The Monk, 1922

300,000-500,000

£713,250

$1,171,156
€799,553

Private

113

A Monumental Two-Handled Porcelain Vase
by The Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, Period of Alexander II, 1866

400,000-600,000

£421,250

$691,692
€472,221

European Private

108

A Three-Colour Gold and Guilloché Enamel Imperial Presentation Snuff-Box, by Fabergé, St Petersburg, circa 1890

300,000-500,000

£385,250

$632,580
€431,865

US Private

23

Ilya Repin (1844-1930), A sketch book, dating 1872-1875

150,000 250,000

£253,250

$415,836
€283,893

European Trade

62

Konstantin Korovin (1861-1939), Café in a French Port

30,000 -50,000

£217,250

$356,724
€243,537

CIS Trade

104

A Jewelled Two-Colour Gold-Mounted and Guilloché Enamel Table Compass, by Fabergé, St Petersburg, 1899-1903

80,000 -120,000

£205,250

$337,020
€230,085

US Private

20

Ivan Schishkin (1832-1898), A summer day, Merikiul, 1895

80,000 -120,000

£193,250

$317,316
€216,633

European Trade

181

A Silver-Gilt Cloisonné and En Plein Enamel Table Box, 1908-1917

70,000 -100,000

£193,250

$317,316
€216,633

US Private

233

A Parcel-Gilt Silver and Enamel Imperial Presentation Charger, Creator Marked Sazikov With The Imperial Warrant, St Petersburg, 1882

 

180,000 220,000

£181,250

$297,612
€203,181

CIS Private

 

Comment by Sarah Mansfield, Head of the Russian Art Department:

Christie’s kicked off London’s Russian Art Sale Week with a bang, achieving the highest price for a painting ever sold in a Russian sale by an international auction house. Repin’s magnificent A Parisian Café attracted considerable interest and was sold for over £4.5 million, establishing a new world record for Russia’s greatest19th-century artist. Demand was by no means restricted to this period: Boris Grigoriev’s The Monk attracted a flurry of bidding, eventually selling for £713,250 versus a pre-sale estimate of £300,000-500,000. Post-war and contemporary works from the collection of Dionysios Kostakis were almost 100% sold, achieving £234,000, easily surpassing the pre-sale high estimate. The picture session as a whole was 92% sold by value.

Fabergé continues to be highly sought-after and was sold 96% by value. The group was led by an important Imperial Presentation Snuff-Box which was acquired by a private American collector for £385,250. Christie’s continues to lead the Fabergé market, where provenance and superb craftsmanship are highly prized by discerning collectors.  Our strategy continues to prioritise quality over quantity; with this in mind we look forward to our next sale in November.

Press Contact: Alexa Kindermann       tel: +44 20 7389 2289       akindermann@christies.com

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