20 May 2015
A SILVER, WOOD AND CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL ICON OF CHRIST PANTOCRATOR
INDISTINCT MAKER'S MARK, MOSCOW, 1899-1908
Rectangular, Christ realistically painted with his right hand in a blessing, his left hand holding the Gospels, halo and oklad enameled with yellow, green, blue, and pink cloisonné scrolling foliage, marked on edge; in a wood kyot with arched top and two doors, the front centering a silver cross
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (1875-1960).
Prince Nikita Alexandrovich (1900-1974).
Prince Alexander Nikitich (1929-2002).
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
212 636 2250
212 636 2260
Please note that this icon depicts St. Nicholas.
PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE
Harry Williams-Bulkeley on everything from cutlery to candelabras and sourcing that show-stopping centrepiece
As an extraordinary collection of Chinese export silver comes to Christie’s Online, specialist Jill Waddell explains why it reflects a unique period of cultural exchange
Annabel Matterson examines the artist’s career-spanning exploration of the genre through three typically autobiographical examples offered in London
Introducing Christie’s 100, a new online sale of accessibly priced post-war and contemporary art