Tremendous success for the Special auction sale Russian Coins at Gorny & Mosch

06211r00On October 16th, 2009, the Gorny & Mosch concluded a successful auction sale week: in the four sales (180-183) roughly 5.700 lots were on offer altogether ranging from the earliest coins from antiquity to modern Euro coinages. The overall result was approximately 4.1 million Euros.* Gorny & Mosch once again asserted its rank as German market leader in ancient and Russian coins. As was to be expected auction sale 183 (Russia) attracted especially wide interest.

Auction sale 183 – Russia

Sale 183 was split into two parts: on Thursday high-quality coins and medals from the Russian tsar era were put up for auction which came from the collections of different suppliers. For Friday the auction of the Russian copper coin collection of the Norwegian Tom Willy Bakken was scheduled in cooperation with Oslo Mynthandel – Bakken personally did the honors and was happy to sign autographs. (more…)

Published in: on October 4, 2009 at 6:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

June auctions at Koller successful in all collecting fields

Modern & Contemporary Art, Swiss Art, Fine Furniture and Jewelry all register strong prices
The June sales at Koller Zurich were characterized by spirited bidding for attractive works, in all
collecting categories: paintings and furniture, as well as jewelry and gemstones. “During these auctions,
buyers showed time and again their willingness to bid over the upper estimate for the works they
wanted,” said Cyril Koller, director of Koller Auctions. “The art market is sound, and the relative rarity
of high-quality works on the current market makes the ones that do come up all the more attractive.”


Published in: on June 24, 2009 at 11:19 am  Leave a Comment  
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Huge Interest & Strong Sales at 2009 Fair

There may be a global recession but the 2009 International Ceramics Fair & Seminar was greeted as enthusiastically as ever by the collectors and academics who frequent the fair every year.

Founded by Brian and Anna Haughton and now in its 28th year, the 15 exhibitors offered a wide selection of the very finest British and Continental pottery, porcelain, glass and enamels. Running concurrently was the 12-part lecture programme, an annual forum for presenting and discussing the latest research and discoveries in the ceramics world and which was again attended by leading academics and collectors.


Kustodiev painting sells for £2.8 million, almost three times its low estimate, in Sotheby’s Russian art evening sale

JUNE 8, 2009, Sotheby’s London biannual Russian Art Evening Auction achieved the solid total of £7,906,050 ($12,546,901), within its pre-sale auction estimate of £6,740,000-9,920,000, and was very well-attended. The sale was 63% sold by lot and 73.3% by value, and saw new auction records established for four Russian artists: Isaak Brodsky, Boris Kustodiev, Konstantin Kryzhitsky and Vladimir Lebedev.

Commenting on this evening’s sale, Jo Vickery, Senior Director and Head of the Russian Art Department in London, said: “Tonight’s sale was the first test of the Russian Art Market at Sotheby’s in London this year and we are extremely encouraged by the results established. The prices realised for the rediscovered painting by Brodsky and the work by Kustodiev, both of which set new auction records, demonstrate that the buyers and bidders in this adjusted market are prepared to compete hard for high-quality works that are fresh to the market and rare. This evening’s sale has provided us with valuable information about the Russian art scene in the recalibrated market and we very much look forward to the sales of Russian Art that follow at Sotheby’s this week.”


Published in: on June 16, 2009 at 8:16 am  Leave a Comment  
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Silver proves highly successful

Schwarze Mander. sold for € 73 500

The Dorotheum silver auction on 11th May 2009 with its high-quality and extensive range of 431 lots proved a great success at the start of this year’s second auction week; many objects selling far beyond expectations.

Pride of place went to six rare German Historism Period figures based on the “Schwarzen Mander” (Black Men) guarding the tomb of Emperor Maximilian in the Innsbruck Court Church and made of parcel-gilt silver with carved ivory features. Valued at between 16 000 and 20 000 Euro, they were eventually sold to an anonymous bidder for a sensational 73 500 Euro (Cat. No. 189).


Published in: on May 27, 2009 at 12:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sotheby’s April 2009 Sale of Russian Art. Achieves a Strong Result of $13.8 Million

New York, NY, April 22, 2009 – Sotheby’s annual sale of Russian Art in New York brought a total of $13,842,175, comfortably within the pre-sale estimate of $12.5/17.5 million*. Spirited bidding drove more than 93% of the sold lots to prices at or above their estimates. The top selling lot was Ivan Aivazovsky’s Columbus Sailing from Palos, which commanded $1,594,500 (est. $1/1.5 million). An extremely rare Russian gilded silver and shaded enamel pictorial punch bowl and ladle by FabergК’s regular supplier Feodor RШckert led the section devoted to applied arts, bringing a price of $482,500, more than double the high estimate of $200,000.


Published in: on April 28, 2009 at 2:27 am  Leave a Comment  
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Tsarist Treasures to be Sold at Sotheby's Russian Art Sales

The tea service was made as a wedding gift on the occasion of Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna’s marriage to Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, who was related to Emperor Alexander III. The service is estimated to sell for $320/380,000 and will be a highlight of Sotheby’s upcoming sale of Russian Art on April 22, 2009

Sotheby’s will be offering a number of extraordinary objects with Russian Imperial provenance in its spring and summer 2009 Russian Art sales. An Imperial Russian silver tea service by Nichols and Plinke, St. Petersburg, 1879 from the Collection of Anastasia Mikhailovna – grand-daughter of Emperor Nicholas I – is one of the highlights of the Russian Art Sale in New York on 22 April 2009. Sotheby’s biannual sale of Russian Works of Art in London on 10 June 2009 will feature the two largest vases ever offered for sale at Sotheby’s estimated at £1.2 – 1.8 million and formerly in the collection of Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich – the son of Tsar Nicholas II’s first cousin.


Published in: on April 17, 2009 at 1:24 am  Leave a Comment  
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Nassau County Museum of Art Announces Exhibition of Opulent Splendor of France's Second Empire

Franz Xavier Winterhalter, Portrait of Empress Eugenie, 1894

The sumptuous grandeur of France’s Second Empire is celebrated as Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA) devotes its galleries to paintings, sculpture, decorative objects, memorabilia and historical artifacts that reflect the Imperial Court of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie from 1852 to 1870. Napoleon and Eugenie, a major exhibition opening on June 7 and remaining on view through September 7, draws from the notable Collection of Christopher Forbes who regards Napoleon III as “one of the great underrated world leaders.”


Published in: on April 10, 2009 at 1:21 am  Leave a Comment  
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The antique portal “Russian Antique” proceeds its work after a short pause. We continue developing our site providing you new actual information about the world of art and antiques. News and reviews, antiques catalogue and sales schedule and many other things are waiting for you at our site

We are glad to inform you that the office of “Russian Antique” company has moved and since February, 10 it is situated in the business centre “Senator” (76, 7th line, V. O. (Vasilievsky Island), Saint Petersburg, Russia).


Published in: on February 21, 2009 at 3:23 am  Leave a Comment  

Flea Market Will be Opened in the centre of Moscow

On December 18 the 11th exhibition fair «Flea market» was opened in Moscow exhibition complex «Tishinka». The projet was started by the exhibition company «Expodium» in 2005. The exhibition is held three times a year and visited by thousands of people.

The last exhibition gathered more than a hundred of antique salons, galeries and private collectors from Russia, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Middle and South East Asia.


Published in: on January 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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