An important Imperial Presentation Icon of The Iverskaya Mother of God P. Ovchinnikov with Imperial Warrant, Moscow, 84 standard, circa 1883
Lot 145
An important Imperial Presentation Icon of The Iverskaya Mother of God
P. Ovchinnikov with Imperial Warrant, Moscow, 84 standard, circa 1883
£120,000 - 150,000
US$ 200,000 - 250,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
An important Imperial Presentation Icon of The Iverskaya Mother of God
P. Ovchinnikov with Imperial Warrant, Moscow, 84 standard, circa 1883
realistically painted in strong bright colours on gilt ground, the Christ Child seated in His mother's left arm with His right hand raised in blessing, His mother's head inclined towards her Son, with her right hand raised pointing towards the Saviour indicating He is the True Path, in a finely decorated chased and engraved silver-gilt oklad with folaite scrolls, applied with shaded cloisonne enamel haloes, within similar shaded enamel borders of pan-Slavic motifs with elaborate cornerpieces incorporating roundels, with a champlevé enamel plaque inscribed in Slavonic On the day of the holy Coronation of Their Imperial Majesties with the Most Heartfelt Sentiment from the Faithful Kiev Nobility 1883
48.5 x 43cm (19 1/8 x 16 15/16in).

Footnotes

  • An extremely fine example of realistic icon-painting showing unusual detail in the paintwork, of one of the most popular images of the Mother of God Hodegitria, this being the 'Iverskaia' image, originating in Iberia, that is the Caucasus.
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