Russian painter and archaeologist Nikolai Roerich advocated for the preservation of art and architecture during war times. The Roerich Pact, signed by the United States and the Pan-American Union in 1935, is considered his most important achievement in protecting the arts. The upcoming Russian Fine Art & Antiques Auction, offered by Shapiro Auctions, presents Roerich’s tempera and pastel on canvas piece, titled Secrets of the Walls. The auction also features the works of David Shterenberg and Alexander Archipenko.
Silverware by prominent Russian jeweler and silversmith Ignaty Sazikov is another highlight of the auction. Sazikov mainly manufactured Neo-Russian silver tableware and historical sculptures. Offered in this sale is a gilt silver drinking set by Sazikov. The set is designed in the Pan-Slavic style and bears the Imperial warrant of Tsar Nicholas I. Among the showcased cloisonne enameled articles is a late 20th-century Russian Faberge-style silver tea urn. Also offered are porcelain wares, bronze sculptures, jewelry, lamps, and posters. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (245), Decorative Arts (67), Furniture (4), Jewelry (14), Watches & Clocks (3), American Indian & Ethnographic (51), Collectibles (16)
# of Lots:400
Price Range:$200 - $700,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Secrets of the Walls, tempera and pastel on canvas by Nikolai Roerich||
|28-Piece Russian gilt silver presentation drinking set, by Sazikov, St. Petersburg||
|Russian Faberge-style silver and shaded cloisonne enamel samovar||
|Artist's Triptych by Leonid Purygin||
|Absurd Lock made of wood and bronze by Leonid Sokov||
|Copy of O. Mandelstam signed by Nadezhda Mandelstam||
|Two Beauties, oil on canvas by Yury Denissov||
- American Indian & Ethnographic
- Decorative Arts
- Fine Art
- Watches & Clocks
- Alexander Archipenko
- David Shterenberg
- Ignaty Sazikov
- Leonid Purygin
- Nadezhda Mandelstam
- Nikolai Roerich
- Roerich Pact
- Shapiro Auctions
- Tsar Nicholas I
- Yury Denissov
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