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.


Russian-Swedish Off-season 2

Savelii Abramovich Sorin. A Lady with a Falcon. 1930. Pencil and watercolour on paper laid down on canvas. 90 x 78 cm. Estimate €50,000–55,000

Stockholms Auktionsverk, one of the oldest auction houses in the world, will held important Russian Auction on October 4–5.

Stockholms Auktionsverk lately has become one of the major international centers dealing in Russian art. The recent Russian sales, which took place on March 15, demonstrated the fact dramatically. The sale, featuring four hundred lots totaled stunning €9,000,000.


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Russian Cottage in the Woods Sold in Sweden

Alexei Savrasov. «Cottage in the Woods». Oil on canvas. 84 x 61 cm. Estimate €330,000. Sold for €1,100,000. Stockholms Auktionsverk. Stockholm. March 15

The Stockholm Auction House (Stockholms Auktionsverk), the oldest auction house in the world, held its third sale of Russian art on March 15.

Over 400 lots, worth an estimated total of 5 million Euros, were put up for sale, including paintings by Aivazovsky, Bogoliubov, Levitan, Polenov, Shishkin, and Somov. The sale also included Imperial and Soviet porcelain, silver works of art, works by Faberge, bronzes and furniture.


Russian paintings at Stockholms Auktionsverk

E. Lipgarth. A Portrait of Emperor Nicolas II. 1896. Oil on canvas. 253,0 И 173,0 cm. Sold for SEK 3,800,000

The oldest Swedish auction house Stockholms Auktionsverk (established in 1674) held its second specialized Russian sales on December 9. The auction featured about 150 paintings, furniture, silver, and applied art pieces. The first Scandinavian Russian sales (held in 2004) totaled impressive SEK 30,000,000. Among top-lots were 12 canvases by Ivan Aivazovsky and paintings by Leonid Pasternak (father of the famous poet Boris Pasternak).

This year, the Stockholm Russian sales included works by Aivazovsky as well. Among six auctioned works the most interesting and important was a previously unknown painting depicting Stockholm. With a pre-sale estimate SEK 2,500,000–3,000,000 (€262,000–315,000) the landscape fetched SEK 2,500,000. The work representing the Swedish Royal Palace was created by Aivazovsky after a sketch made during his solo-exhibition in Stockholm in 1877.