Results - Russian Art







Lots Sold:191  

Lots Offered: 327

Sold by Lot: 58%

Sold by £: 87%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.642/  € 1.121





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




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


3,000,000 - 5,000,000





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






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




European Private


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




US Private


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

150,000 250,000



European Trade


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

30,000 -50,000



CIS Trade


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

80,000 -120,000



US Private


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

80,000 -120,000



European Trade


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

70,000 -100,000



US Private


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


180,000 220,000



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.

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