8 June 2009
CENTRAL RUSSIA (SUZDAL OR MSTERA), SECOND HALF OF THE XIX CENTURY
44.6 by 37.4 cm.
The sixteen scenes that surround the saint’s portrait narrate his life. The icon is meticulously executed with bright colours and gold details against tall buildings or rocky landscapes, the gold background and border with engraved and punched stylised decoration which imitates contemporary metal work.
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.