Russian Works of Art
Freeman’s Russian Works of Art Department has established an international reputation for our sales in the field that include Russian silver, porcelain, jewelry, objets de vertu, and in particular works by the renowned court jeweler Fabergé. Freeman’s is pleased to work with dedicated collectors and consignors in this exciting and diverse area.
Freeman’s expertise in this sector of the art market is essential for the successful sale of Russian Imperial and Soviet porcelain as well as fine gold, silver, niello, and enamel work by such Russian makers as Fabergé, Bolin, Hahn, Khlebnikov, Ovchinnikov, Semenova, and Rückert. Freeman’s also sells icons from the Orthodox world and ephemera of Russian imperial interest.
Past auction successes include the sale of an important Nicholas I period vase by the Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory as part of the auction of "Selected Contents of Vaux Hill: The Collection of Robert and Barbara Safford” which brought $494,500. Other Russian works of art highlights include an enameled silver kovsh by Rückert for Fabergé which sold for $$553,000, “The Lintern Archive” a rare collection of Romanov photographs and ephemera that brought $105,000, and a Soviet porcelain figurine from the “Ode to Joy” Collection, “On Guard: Boy Directing Border Guards to Spies” by the Lomonosov State Porcelain Manufactory, which sold for $20,000.
Freeman's auctions of Russian Works of Art are sold throughout the year as part of the British & European Furniture, Decorative Arts, Silver & Objets de Vertu sales. Please contact one of our specialists to schedule an appointment for your private and complimentary consultation.