Alexis de Tiesenhausen
International Head of Department
In a career spanning almost twenty-five years, Alexis de Tiesenhausen has pioneered Christie's Russian art sales in Geneva, New York, and London. Always a leader in his field, this Christie's veteran has been involved with the successful sale of some of the most significant Russian Works of Art ever to appear at auction including: The Kazan Collection of Fabergé (New York, 1997, $4 million); the Di Portanova Collection of Fabergé, Russian Works of Art & Objects of Vertu (New York, 2000, $3,276,869), the Fabergé Imperial Winter Egg (sold twice: New York, 2002, $9,579,500; and Geneva, 1994, 7,263,500 CHF), the Russian Field Marshal's Baton (New York, 2004, $903,500) and last but not least the Rothschild Fabergé Egg (London, 2007, £8,980,500). A devoted militarist and Fabergé expert, Alexis wrote the foreword to The Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs by Tatiana Fabergé, Lynette Proler and Valentin Skurlov (1997) and is the co-editor of The Preobrazhensky Regiment during the First World War and the Civil War due to be published in 2009. As International Head of the Russian Department, Alexis is responsible for high-level business-getting for all sale sites.
Of Russian parentage, Alexis was born in Paris and attended the Institute de Sciences Politiques before going on to study law at The Paris University.