MacDougall Auctions 8 June 2009

8 Jun 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


RUSSIAN, MAKER’S MARK OF PAVEL OVCHINNIKOV IN CYRILLIC, MOSCOW, 1872

* 146. AN UNUSUALLY LARGE AND IMPORTANT ICON OF ST. VASILIY WITH AN ELABORATE PARCEL-GILT AND ENAMEL OKLAD

RUSSIAN, MAKER’S MARK OF PAVEL OVCHINNIKOV IN CYRILLIC, MOSCOW, 1872

45.1 by 35.3 cm.
150,000-180,000 pounds


Represented naturalistically, the elderly saint is partly bald with a long beard, kneeling in front of the altar, extending his hands in prayer as he sees the Holy Spirit descend towards him, the interior space is defined by an arch, a pillar and a curtain fastened with a tassel, and a chalice, paten and a candle stand on the altar; the background of the oklad in silver, engraved with dense rays that emanate from the Dove, the stylised decorative motifs with champleve enamel.


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