Live Fine and Applied Аrt Auction No.8 of the Antiqon trading platform
Ladies and gentlemen!
We are glad to welcome you and invite you with pleasure to take part in the classic auction № 8 of the Antiqon Trading Platform, which will take place on November 25, 2023 at the Antiqon Art and Antiques Center, located at Brivibas Street 52, Riga, Latvia.
In the auction catalog you will find significant world works of Russian and European art of the 18th-20th centuries, silver items from the best jewelry workshops in Russia, artistic castings and cabinet sculptures, works of masters of painting, unique collectibles as well as precious items from leading European houses. Discover the Auction Highlights or browse the full catalogue here.
Among the top lots of the upcoming auction, one can note a grandiose, like life itself, colorful painting by Pavel Bryullov “Working Afternoon” from 1890, where the entire spectrum of peasant life and the difficult lot of women is intertwined with a bright impressionistic contemplation of the world, where the artist romanticizes the atmosphere of harvesting - a true holiday and the meaning of life.
True connoisseurs of beauty won’t leave indifferent to the work of Alexey Bogolyubov “Astrakhan. Admiralty". It represents a documentary and at the same time loving look of Russian realism at the peculiarities of domestic shipbuilding and the unsettled life of provincial towns, seen by the chief artist of the General Staff during a trip along the Volga.
A special place in the auction catalog is traditionally occupied by unique collectible art objects from suppliers of the Russian Imperial Court:
- a miniature gold box made in the shape of an etrog vassel by F. Laurier;
- a graceful silver kovsh in the Russian Art Nouveau style of the 11th Moscow artel;
- a Russian silver gilded and champlevé goblet of the 19th century from the firm of Pavel Ovchinnikov;
- a massive crystal dish in silver from the 14th Moscow Artel of Jewelers;
- made while being based on the Russian “Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish”;
- an original silver paper knife from the Faberge firm, as well as unique silver items from famous workshops that have achieved special favor of Russian monarchs and influential nobles.
In the collection of faience and porcelain, it is worth paying attention to an elegant vase in the Neo-Russian style from the Kuznetsov factory in Dulevo from 1890, a porcelain dish from the Kuznetsov factory with a scene of the calling of the hero Mikula Selyaninovich, a unique collectible porcelain flowerpot from the Miklashevsky factory, made in Russia in the mid-19th century, products from Imperial Porcelain Factory, Popov and Gardner manufactory.
Among the scattering of beautiful European objects of art, one can note a truly unique porcelain chandelier from the Meissen manufactory from 1790 from the residence of King Alfonso XIII in Biarritz.
An interesting section is the Furniture and Interiors field, which presents items from the leading furniture makers and manufacturers of the 19th century Russia and Europe. Among them a mahogany table of amazingly fine style by François Linke with gilded bronze, a cabinet table by the Milanese ebony wizard Ferdinando Pogliani with vivid Renaissance allegories in ivory engravings, a graceful SORMANI table in mahogany veneer with a top in Sarrancolina (Sarrancolin) marble, a magnificent ladies' table with gilded bronze decoration and porcelain panels from Napoleon's III time. All lovers of glamor and luxury will be fascinated by the Psiche mirror in Boule style. For lovers of Art Deco, the catalog presents a unique set of furniture decorated with an underwater scene, made in marquetry technique. The large Russian hanging lantern from the early 19th century, full of air and transparent grace, and many other furnishings from past eras also shouldn’t be missed.
Among the hundreds of items carefully selected by the specialists of Antiqon marketplace from private collections around the world, every lover of beauty will find a masterpiece that will surely decorate your collection.
You can participate in the upcoming auction in any way convenient for you by filling out the registration form on the website antiqon.com