20 October 1999
An Icon of Christ Pantocrator in silver-gilt and cloisonn enamel oklad
the icon late 19th century, the icon apparently unmarked
The icon realistically painted, Christ shown half-length with His right hand raised in blessing, His left holding the open Gospels, in a chased and engraved silver-gilt oklad with cloisonn enamel halo and cornerpieces, in carved wooden frame
10 x 8in. (26 x 21cm.)
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Please note, Lots 13-97 are being sold subject to a reserve.
The oklad is marked with cyrillic initials IE, probably Moscow, circa 1890.
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