Stockholm Auktionsverk was Lucky Thanks to the Icons

Ivan Aivazovsky. A Corner of Constantinople from the Sea by Moonlight. 1878. Canvas, oil. Lot was sold at a price of SEK 3 300 000. Stockholm Auktionsverk. The Russian Auction. Stockholm, October 2

Stockholm Auktionsverk auction house held a big Russian bidding that took place on the 2nd and 3rd of October in the capital of Sweden. The unique collection of paintings, graphics and icons as well as miniature plastic arts, jewellery and other works of decorative art was presented to the collectors, most of them Russians. Stockholm Auktionsverk put up for sale 459 lots in total.

More than half of the lots were presented on October 2 during the first auction session which became an absolute failure. According to the results less than 50% of lots were sold and most of the top lots were not passed out while some of them were sold at a price much lower than the estimate.

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Aivazovsky and princess Olga are marked names of the Russian art.

Aivazovsky. Sea landscape. 1886. Canvas, oil. Estimate is not determined. Bruun Rasmussen. Russian. Copenhagen, 21 of November

Bruun Rasmussen takes up the torch of the «Russian auction». The auction, dedicated to the fine art and decorative-applied art, will take place in Copenhagen on the 21 of November. To the attention of collectors there will be presented 371 lots, that include painting, graphic works, drawing, sculpture, china and jewelry. The time frames of the auction are wide enough, however the most part of lots is dated the second half of the 19 century.

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