A. Jawlensky. Schokko. 1910. Oil on Canvas. Estimate £6 500 000–8 500 000. Lot sold for £9 428 500. Sotheby’s. Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale. London, 5 February 2008
On September 30, the Moscow auction house «Gelos» held the opening auction of the season. The important sales featured applied and decorative art pieces, silverware, paintings and drawings, antiquarian weapons, Russian icons and many other rare and unique collectibles that traditionally attract attention of collectors, dealers and connoisseurs of art.
The very same day the year before the Ukrainian branch of «Gelos» held its first sales. At the September auction in Moscow, the Ukrainian branch offered bidders several interesting and important lots. The top-lot of Ukrainian selection was porcelain statuette «Katherine» (Ukraine, 1920–1930) featuring an inscription from a poem by the renowned Ukrainian poet and writer Taras Shevtchenko on the base of the figurine. Alas, the lot failed to sell at the auction.