Published: March 26, 2012

Painting Mashkov sold for $ 3.6 million

"Russian trades" at Sotheby's in London set a new record for the auction of this kind, having collected more than 22 million pounds.

As reported by RIA "Novosti", the press service of the auction house, December 1 at the headquarters of Sotheby's on New Bond Street, the trades of Russian art objects, and earlier, on November 29 in the branch "Olympia" were selling icons and paintings. The result was the December 1 sale proceeds of $ 22 million 243 thousand 600 pounds (about 38, 5 million).

It sold most of the exposed 400 lots, many of which are unknown, and private collectors in the market. At the auction was a lot of visitors - about 500 people.

Lot, who left with the auction for the highest price auction was "Still Life with Flowers" Mashkov, one of the founders of the Society of Artists, "Jack of Diamonds." The canvas was sold for 2,136,000 pounds, which is the highest price ever paid for a painting of Russian artist at auction.

Two porcelain vases, made in about 1840, went at auction for 1.52 million pounds in the estimated value of 600-800 thousand pounds. They are decorated with pictures of landscapes of the Netherlands painter and etcher Jacob van Ruisdael.

At several times higher than a preliminary assessment of such films as "Picnic" by Konstantin Korovin (sold for 904,000 pounds sterling), "Mount Ararat" by Ivan Aivazovsky (870 000 400 pounds), "the Commissioner" by Boris Grigoriev (467 000 200 pounds).

Thus, the results of trading with the lots sold in "Olympia" amounted to $ 23,778,000 520 pounds.

"The Russian bid" auction, Sotheby's broke the volume of such trading took place on the eve of the rival auction house Christie's, which collected more than 21, 9 million pounds sterling.

Trading of Russian art at Sotheby's held twice a year - in May and November-December. Total sales at the two auctions held separately from, plus sales of icons and paintings in 2005 exceeded, according to organizers, 56 million pounds.

Increased sales of Russian art at auction due to the ever-increasing demand for Russian art, jewelry and paintings from both western buyers and collectors, as well as from wealthy Russians, who often buy art, not only for personal use, but sometimes and Russian museums.

December 5, 2005

By JenKiriakos,  


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