Bonhams Russian Paintings and Works of Art auctions offer works by major Russian 19th and 20th century masters and outstanding pieces of Fabergé, jewellery, silver, Imperial porcelain, bronzes and icons. Catering to a market of exponential growth, we hold two sales a year in London during Russian Art Week in June and November.
A force on the international market for Russian art, Bonhams has established world records for a number of significant artists, notably selling Nikolai Roerich's Madonna Laboris for £7.9 million in 2013, setting a record price for the artist. Other outstanding prices include over £2 million for Alexander Volkov's The Child Musicians and the record-breaking results achieved for two long-lost masterpieces by Vasilii Polenov, with He that is without sin selling for over £4 million and He that is guilty of death for just under £3 million.
Fabergé continues to be the ultimate acquisition and this is reflected in the high prices which the exquisite pieces made by the Fabergé workshop command at auction, notably a rare Fabergé hardstone figure of a Meshchanka made in 1913, which sold after a fierce bidding battle for £1.2 million. Russian works of art are also highly sought after, with works by the finest pre-Revolutionary names - such as Ovchinnikov, Rückert, Sazikov and Kurliukov, to name but a few - also achieving exceptionally high prices.
Buying and selling Russian paintings and works of art at Bonhams
Bonhams Russian Paintings and Works of Art department has specialists and representatives in London, New York and Moscow, offering exceptional Russian art from around the world to an international market.
With offices and representatives in nearly 50 locations, Bonhams gives buyers and sellers access to a global network of collectors, to achieve the highest price and level of customer satisfaction possible. Contact a specialist directly for more information or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.