Summer Auction held by Bergmann

K. Artseulov. Sailing Ships. About 1918. Oil on canvas. 54.0 x 76.0. Estimated at  €16,000. The lot was sold for €16,000. Summer Auction. Bergmann, Erlangen, Germany, July 1

An auction house Bergmann held «Summer Auction» on July 1. The event took place in Erlangen, Germany. The auctioned collection featured 720 lots in 16 auction sections. Almost all types of antiquarian pieces were put up for sale: painting, sculpture, ceramics, porcelain, and jewellery. The total quantity of lots of Russian origin wasn’t high.

Sea-scapes were a success with the public. «Sailing Ships» (about 1918, 54.0 x 76.0), a sea-scape by K. Artseulov, the junior grand-son of I. Ayvazovsky was hammered at €16,000 (according to the estimate). A landscape with a moon track(1885, 45.0 x 28.5) created by L. Lagorio, the apprentice of the great master, was expected to fetch €3,800 but was sold for €7,000.

K. Rudakov. Aflirtatious Girl and Admirer. Gouache painting. 31.0 x 21.0. Estimated at €600. The lot was sold for €2,100. Summer Auction. Bergmann, Erlangen, Germany. July 1

The canvas «For Dear Life» by K. Stoylov became a piece of interest with the public. The picture was estimated at €4,800. However, it was acquired for €7,500. Stoylov’s oeuvre is characterised by the hunting theme and depictions of horses connected with the plots of N. Sverchkov’s works.

«Aflirtatious Girl and Admirer» by K. Rudakov was hammered at €2,100 twice exceeding the estimate (€600).

As it had been already announced by «Russian Antique» information agency, a special auction section consisting of 60 lots was dedicated to silver ware. The section featured some pieces created by Russian masters. It included the dinner silver ware decorated with niello, gilt, and enamel.

The organisers paid attention to the partially gilded silver candy dish (1888) by Moscow craftsman V. Akimov and a sugar bowl with special tongs made of gilded silver in the case (St. Petersburg, craftsman I. Morozov, 1896–1908). The estimates of the lots weren’t high: they were expected to realise €2,800 and €9,000.

An oval candy dish with the carrying handle decorated with the views of St. Petersburg was sold for €5,000. A red enamel sugar bowl decorated with a tea drinking scene in a country family was sold for the estimate price.

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