MacDougall Auctions 8 June 2009

8 Jun 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


RUSSIAN (MSTERA?), CIRCA 1800

* 4. THE MOTHER OF GOD OF KAZAN AND TWO FAMILY SAINTS ON THE BORDER WITH FRESHWATER PEARLS AND SILVER OKLAD

RUSSIAN (MSTERA?), CIRCA 1800

31.4 by 26.1 cm.
15,000-18,000 pounds


The images are portrayed meticulously, the vestments adorned with gem and pearl-studded embroidery. The youthful martyr Peter and the monastic St. Marfa are in supplication to the Mother of God of Kazan, the silver oklad is engraved with vine scrolls and the rims of the prominent haloes with cut-out palmette motifs.


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* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
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