8 June 2009
RUSSIAN, THE ICON DATING TO THE FIRST HALF OF XVIII CENTURY, THE OKLAD WITH MAKER’S MARK V.S IN CYRILLIC, TVER, 1841
31.8 by 27.5 cm.
Portrayed half-length, the Mother of God is supporting the Child on her right arm and tilting her head towards Him. Christ is embracing His Mother, His left leg uncovered; painted with saturated colours on a blue background, their initials inscribed in gold; the silver oklad punched with elaborate floral motifs in baroque style in high relief, the radiating gilt halo applied with silver, pierced bands of flower buds, the bodies with a gilt and embroidered cover, encrusted with freshwater pearls and gems.
Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.