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RUSSIAN BRONZE
#410298 Antique Russian 19th century gild bronze statue of a bear resting on his back on malachite base, 180 mm x 102 mm x 89 mm
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$500.00
#410299 ca 1902, Russian bronze statue of a bear by French-Russian sculptor Pierre-Nicolas Tourgueneff (4 April 1853 – 21 March 1912), a son of Decembrist Nicholas Turgrnev and cousin of famous Russian author Ivan Turgenev. Pierre-Nicolas was born in France, where his father emigrated, after he was sentenced to death by Nicholas I. Pierre-Nicolas kept close ties with Russia and since 1907 was an Honorary Member of Russian Imperial Academy of Science. "P. Tourgueneff" on back end of ground and remnants of Susse Frères, the foundry in Paris on other side of it. 190 mm x 90 mm x 120 mm
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$450.00

RUSSIAN ICONS AND CROSSES
#290569 Russian high quality XIX century Icon of Christ Pantocrator with silver riza properly hallmarked AE and 84, in very elaborate baroque style gilded oklad in protective box, 21 mm x 17 mm icon in 39 mm x 35 mm box. All in excellent condition.
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$3,500.00
#230326 18th century Three-bar cross with Crest and Panels "Crucifixion of Jesus Christ", with 1 color light blue enamel. It is surrounded by 7 panels and 6 seraphin-head posts. Frontal view of Torso of God the Father with His arms raised above clouds is on the top, bird, symbolizing the Holy Spirit below, at each end of a top bar is a descending angel with cloth-covered hands. The scull set on the stones at the foot of the cross. Each panel is identified in Old Church Slavonic as "Meeting in the Temple", "Entry into Jerusalem", "The Resurrection", "The Ascension", "The Old Testament Trinity" above the central bar. Mother of God and Second Mary with St. Peter and Archangel Michel above them on the left below the central bar and St. John and St. Longinus with St. Paul and Archangel Gabriel on the right. Old Church Slavonic inscription on the back, 260mm x 116 mm, almost identical to Ahl/Esp #25819.006
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$1,500.00
#230327 Late 18th - early 19th century brass icon "Jesus Christ Enthroned: King of Glory". The Savior enthroned, The Virgin, mourning, and St. John the Baptist with open scrolls in their hands; behind the throne on sides: archangels Michael and Gabriel, apostles Peter and Paul, apostle John the Theologian and St. prelate John the Chrysostom; at the foot of the throne are St. Nicholas the Miracleworker and St. Sergius of Radonezh, below St. Basil and Sabbatius of Solovetskii monastery. Very artistically expressive, 123mm x 96mm. Very little wear
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$550.00
#230329 19th century three-bar cross "Crucifixion of Jesus Christ", 4 color enameling is rougher, but is amply compensated by very elaborate metal work, "The Image Not Made with Hands" is on the top, directly below at each end of a top bar is a kneeling angel with cloth-covered hands. The scull set on the stones at the foot of the cross, somewhat "heavy" in looks and weight, 392mm x 196mm
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#230331 19th century brass icon, "The Seven Saints" 2 color enamel, In central panel in lower part are martyrs Cyricus and Julitta on the right, prelates Gregory the Theologian and John the Chrysostom on the left, in the upper part half-figures of saints martyrs Paraskeva Piatnitsa, Catherine and Barbara. In the surrounding border are 18 medallions with traditional images of various saints and archangels, 143mm x 125mm, Very few very minor chips, little wear
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$750.00
#400238 Blessed Dukes Boris & Gleb (Блaгocлoвeнныe Kнязья Бopиc и Глeб), 18th century (in 16th century style) brass icon with cut-out background, holed for suspension, 140 x 90 mm overall, D08-013(R6), slightly worn
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$500.00
#400239 Blessed Dukes Boris & Gleb (Блaгocлoвeнныe Kнязья Бopиc и Глeб), 19th century brass icon with 3 color enameled background, 127 x 85 mm, very intricately detailed and well preserved, D08-015(R6)
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$650.00
#400240 Venerable Maron (Пpeпoдoбны й Mapoн), 19 th century brass icon with blue enameled peripheral floral border, 114 x 100 mm, intricately detailed and well preserved, D48-002(R7)
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$450.00
#400241 Guardian Angel, Venerable Zosima and Sabbatius of Solovki (Aнгeл-Xpaнитeль, Пpeпoдoбныe Зocимa и Caввaтий Coлoвeцкиe) late 18th century small personal pendent brass icon, holed for suspension, 73 x 52 mm, well worn, D02-003(R4)
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#400242 Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian in Silence (Apocтoл и Eвaнгeлиcт Иoaнн Бoгocлoв в Moлчaнии), early 18 th century personal pendent brass icon, holed for suspension, 106 x 61 mm, very slightly worn with all the details well preserved, D05-001(R5)
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$750.00
#400243 The Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker (Cвятнтeль Hикoлa Чyдoтвopeц), 19 th century small personal pendent brass icon, loop on the back for suspension, 68 x 53 mm, well detailed and well preserved, D65-061(R2)
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$400.00
#400244 The Saint Nicholas Mozhaysky (Cвятнтeль Hикoлa Moжaйcкий), 18th century small personal pendent brass icon with cut out background, holed for suspension, 74 x 54 mm, well detailed and well preserved, D64-004(R9)
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$450.00
#400245 Miracle of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica (Чyдo Димитpия Coлyнcкoгo), 19th century brass icon with 3 color enameled background, 117 x 100 mm, very intricately detailed and well preserved, D75-011(R7)
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$650.00
#400246 Our Lady of Passion (Бoгoмaтepь Cтpacтнaя), 19th century brass icon, 105 x 88 mm, very intricately detailed with almost no wear, D10-033(R8)
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$450.00
#400247 Our Lady of Kazan (Бoгoмaтepь Kaзaнcкaя), 19th century brass icon, intended as pendant, but never drilled for suspension, 94 x 79 mm, very little wear and attractive dark patina, B07-120(R8)
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$400.00
#400249 Our Lady of Burning Bush (Бoгoмaтepь Heoпoлимaя Kyпинa) 19 th century brass icon with two-color enameled background, some dark blue enamel is missing, 96 x 90 mm, B08-006(R5)
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$500.00
#400250 Triptych: Archangel Michael (Cклaдeнь: Apxaнгeл Mиxaил) 19 th century brass icon with two-color enameled background, 105 x 146 mm, C02-005(R8), slightly worn,
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$500.00
#400251 Triptych: Old Testament Trinity (Cклaдeнь: Tpoицa Beтxoзaвeтнaя), 18 th century brass icon, 67 x 100 mm, F31-028(R7), slightly worn
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$450.00
#400252 Weep not for Me, Mother (He Pыдaй Meнe Maти), 19 th century brass icon with enameled peripheral border, 103 x 97 mm, A03-009(R5), slightly worn
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$750.00
#400253 Triptych: Diesis (Cклaдeнь: Дeиcyc), 19th century brass icon, 75 x 196 mm, A02-044(R6), slightly worn
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$500.00
#400256 Triptych: Our Lady of All the Afflicted (Cклaдeнь: БoгoмaтepьBcex Cкopвящиx Paдocть), 19 th century brass icon with blue enameled background, 90 x 104 mm, B04-013(R2), slightly worn
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$450.00
#400257 Resurrection. Descent into Hell (Bocкpeceниe Xpиcтoвo. Coшecтвиe Bo Aд), 19 th century brass icon with three-color enameled background, 110 x 103 mm, F06-005(R4), slightly worn
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$500.00
#400258 The Holy Martyrs Kirik (Kyrikos) and Julitta, Selected Icons (Cвятыe Myчeники иpик и Иyлиттa, Избpaнныe Икoны), 18th century brass pendent icon, with drilled finial for suspension. Saints Kyrikos and Julitta are prayed to for family happiness, and the restoring to health of sick children. 67 x 48 mm, D70-004(R4), well worn
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$350.00
#400259 Small bronze cross, 19 th century, 40 x 20 mm
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$25.00
#400261 Two sided Hand Painted Porcelain Icon of Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky (Cвятoй Блaгoвepный Kнязь Aлeкcaндp Heвcкий) in a brass frame, 19 th century icon, intended as pendant with loop on top. Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky (1221–1263) served as Prince of Novgorod, Grand Duke of Kiev and Grand Duke of Vladimir during some of the most difficult times in Kievan Rus' history. He was canonized in 1547. 65 x 55 mm, back panel has few cracks
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$250.00
#400263 Our Lady of Kazan or The Virgin of Kazan (Бoгoмaтepь Kaзaнcкaя), 19 th century egg tempera icon, in base metal riza, 138 x 114 mm, It is strange to see such a well painted icon in base metal riza. The first original icon of The Virgin of Kazan was discovered in 1579, in the city of Kazan. Ever since 1612, when the icon was brought to lead the troops and the Kremlin was liberated, whenever Russia had to go into battle, the Virgin of Kazan or one of its copies was carried in front of the army. The Virgin of Kazan is one of the most popular subjects in Russian icons.
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#400264 St. Basil the Great, St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and St. Hieromartyr Blasius, 19 th century egg tempera on wood painted icon, provincial style. Unusual combination of those three saints, framed in glazed wall hanging box. Icons proper is 350 x 310 mm, the box is 523 x 480 mm, few spots of wear and repair, but otherwise in very good condition.
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#430172 End of 19th century egg tempera on wood icon of Archangel Michail. Originally intended to be in silver riza, but riza is missing. Nevertheless, so masterfully painted face easily justifies small price. 18 cm x 15 cm 2.25 cm thick with light brown velvet wrapper and old brass loop for hanging. A small treasure
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$150.00

RUSSIAN LACQUER BOXES

THE STORY OF RUSSIAN LACQUER MINIATURE PAINTING


There are few art lovers who have not heard of Palekh. Its art has been called "a
small miracle." Lacquered miniatures, as bright as the feathers of the legendary
Firebird, originate here, taking the inspired poetic art of the wondrous village and
its magnificent artists and craftsmen to the far corners of the world.

Palekh is an unusual village, a bit of ancient Russia, in which the past and the
present coexist. Log houses with intricately carved lattices stand opposite modern
brick buildings. There are street pumps, and the crowing of roosters can be heard
above whatever traffic there is. Each house stands among poplars, acacias, and
rowan trees. Here the soft hues of the Russian countryside are both a part of every-
day village life and an endless source of inspiration for the artists.

Icons found in old Russian churches attest to the glory of the painters of Palekh, who
were famed for their Icon painting in ancient times. The secrets of the craft were
handed down from father to son.

After 1918, the demand for Icons stopped and the artists turned their efforts towards
the making of miniature boxes, jewelry, panels, etc. based on the rich Russian folk -
lore, fairy-tales, folksongs and dances, legends and chronicles from ancient times,
and stories from the imaginative giants of Russian literature such as Alexander
Pushkin, the latter to be also the basis for many of the Operas and Ballets which we
enjoy today.

The boxes come not only from Palekh, but also from three other villages-Mstera,
Fedoskino and Kholui - each with its own unique and individual style and interpretation
of the various subjects. Fedoskino is noted for the way its artists achieve a
wondrously luminous quality on snow, dancers' costumes and flowers by the use
of overlays of transparent colors.

The designs are handpainted on a specially treated papier mache. The basic boxes
themselves are a feat of technical skill and are beautiful before a single stroke of
design is applied. The colors are oriental in inspiration - rich oranges, reds and
yellows, brilliant blues and opulent golds-on backgrounds of jet black or red.

The production is necessarily limited, but each box is surely worth waiting for. No
two, even if on the same subject, are ever exactly alike. For example, in the "Coq
D'Or" series, one box will show the presentation of the Golden Cockerel to King
Dodon by the Sorcerer, another may show Dodon and his courtiers, still another will
show King Dodon in his sumptuous bedroom with oriental rugs and draperies painted
in beautiful detail, while a fourth depicts the appearance of Queen Shemakha outside
her tent.

Whether a box shows a lovely Victorian bouquet of flowers or deals with ordinary
peasant life, a fairy tale, or an ancient legend, each one is a signed original and a
collector's item of heirloom quality.
#380299 Book "FEDOSKINO" - Moscow, Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo Publishers, 1984, This beautiful album focuses on highly original art in Russia an Fedoskino school in particular of miniature painting on lacquered papier-mache boxes with 176 exquisite full-color plates in Russian and English translation in back. The book is in mint condition, but the outside jacket is riped.
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$40.00

PALEKH

DESCRIPTION OF SOME OF THE LEGENDS AND STORIES PAINTED
ON RUSSIAN LACQUER BOXES


COQlD'OR (THE GOLDEN COCKEREL): An opera by Rimsky-Korsakov was based
on this story by Alexander Pushkin. The Golden Cockerel is given to King Dodon by
his Astrologer when the King is beset by troubles surrounding his Kingdom. The
Cockerel has a gift of prophecy and is thus able to warn the King whenever his
enemies approach. The Cockerel saves the King from disaster many times by his
warning crows and the Kingdom prospers as a result. The King meets the beautiful
Queen Shemakha and his happiness is complete. However, when the Astrologer demands
payment for the Cockerel, King Dodon kills him. The King is then killed by the avenging
Golden Cockerel.

THE FIREBIRD: An ancient fairy tale, upon which is based the magnificent ballet
by Igor Stravinsky. The young hero, Prince Ivan, crosses mountains and fields to find the
magic forest in which the legendary Firebird lives. His aim is to obtain a feather from
the Firebird, by means of which he can lift the spell which has been placed on his Beloved.
The boxes show the weaving exotic ferns and brightly colored shrubs and bushes in the
magic forest, as well as the exquisitely delineated folds of the hero's clothes. The fabulous
Firebird symbolizes freedom and joy.

THE SNOWMAIDEN: An old folk tale. Rimsky-Korsakov wrote an opera based on
this "Legend of Springtime." The setting is the land of Berendeys in prehistoric times. The
Snowmaiden, daughter of Spring and Frost, wants to live the life of a mortal and is placed in
the care of two childless villagers. She is safe from death by the sun's rays only so long as
she is innocent of love. She is happy as a mortal and very soon the handsome Mizguir falls
in love with her, wooing her with his wondrous flute playing. The Snowmaiden falls in love
with him and while she is with Mizguir, the sun touches her and she disappears.

RUSLAN AND LUDMILLA: A poem by Pushkin, upon which an opera by Glinka
is based. The story starts at the court of Svietosar, where the Grand Duke is entertaining his
daughter Ludmilla's three suitors-Ruslan, Ratmir and FarIaf. When the festivities are at their
height, Ludmilla mysteriously disappears. Svietosar promises his daughter to the suitor who
finds her. Ruslan learns from a Sorcerer that Ludmilla has been abducted by a dwarf,
Chernomor. He is also warned about the witch Naina, who is Farlaf's ally. FarIaf, meanwhile,
visits the witch for help. Her advice is to allow Ruslan to find Ludmilla and then to kidnap
her from Ruslan. The scene changes to a battlefield, where Ruslan kills a breathing Head,
under which lies a magic sword. By means of this magic sword, Ruslan is able to overcome
all obstacles and win Ludmilla as his bride.

PRINCE IGOR: An old Russian chronicle. An opera was written by Borodin based on this legend. In the twelfth century, the Polovitzi a Tartar race of Central Asia capture
Prince Igor and his son Vladimir. Khan Kontchak, the Polovetzian leader, assures Prince Igor that he is a guest and not a captive and entertains him with a lavish feast and oriental
dances. He offers him his freedom if he is ready to promise not to fight the Polovitzi. Igor cannot do this. He effects his escape and returns to his own people and to his wife
Yaroslavna. His son, in love with the Khan's daughter, refuses to flee and is accepted by the Khan as a son-in-law.

Other subjects shown on the boxes include well known fairy tales such as "Sleeping Beauty", "The Enchanted Frog-Princess", "The Magic Carpet" and "Vasilisa the Beautiful", also scenes
from legends such as "Don Quixote", "Sadko" and "The Prophet Oleg.". The wonders of
ancient Byzantine architecture are depicted in all their detailed splendor. The ancient cities and monasteries of Suzdal, Uglich, Rostov and Pokrov make wonderful subjects.

In addition, the artists paint scenes from peasant life or landscapes. Many boxes simply show lovely bouquets of spring or summer flowers or various birds or animals. Legendary
Russian Troykas are pictured in different ways-on some boxes the horses are shown jogging along the luminescent snow and on others they rear up in a frenzy of mythological splendor.

#280110 Small Palekh, round, black lacquer box, depicting Sadko playing gusli for a young Sea Maiden coming out of the water, signed "#15138, Palekh, 1970, Kosarev.", with elaborately decorated bottom border. Size: 2.375" in diameter x 0.875" high or 59mm in diameter and 22mm high. Mint condition.
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#380300 Medium Palekh rectangular black lacquer box, depicting Tsarevna walking toward Palace with a poison apple in her hand, signed "Palekh, "Tale of Sleeping Tsarevna", Kotov L.", with elaborately decorated borders, Made in Russia sticker inside, 5.25" x 3.5" x 1.25" high or 130mm x 88mm x 33mm high. Near mint condition.
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#380301 Small Palekh rectangular black lacquer box with bombe chest style sides on small legs, depicting winter ride on Troyka. Signed: "Palekh, "Troyka", Serov", with elaborately decorated borders. Most likely an imitation or possibly recent work. Size: 2" x 4.25" x 1.375" high or 105mm x 52mm x 35mm high. Excellent condition, but with very light lacquer cracking on top.
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#380302 Small Palekh hexagonal black lacquer box with bombe chest style sides, depicting a young man catching a firebird, signed: "Palekh, Firebird, P.O.M" with decorated borders. Most likely an imitation or possibly recent work. Size: 3.25" x 4" x 1.5" high or 95mm x 80mm x 35mm high. Lightly crackled lacquer on top, otherwise excellent condition.
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#280111 Medium Palekh black lacquer box with elaborately decorated bottom border, depicting a horseman with a spear at a crossroad by the tree. Signed: "#13033, Palekh, Lapina F. 1974" . Size: 5" x 5" x 2" high or 125mm x 125mm x 43mm high, near mint condition.
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#340423 Small Palekh "Persian Casket" style black lacquer box with bombe chest style sides, and elaborately decorated borders and details, depicting 5 scenes of Pushkin’s Fairy Tales. Signed: "Palekh, "Pushkin’s Fairy Tales", Zheglev" Size: 2.5" x 1.5" x 3" high or 60 mm x 40 mm and 75 mm high. Very rare and unusual form of boxes. Light Opera Gallery in San Francisco in late 80-ies used to sell them for $2,500 to $4,500. Mint condition.
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$1,000.00
#340424 Small Palekh "Persian Casket" style black lacquer box with elaborately decorated borders and details on 4 small legs, depicting 5 scenes of various Russian Fairy Tales, signed "Palekh, art(ist) Zuov". Size: 1.75" x 1.75" 2.25" high, or 47 mm x 47 mm and 65 mm high. Very rare and unusual form of boxes. Light Opera Gallery in San Francisco in late 80-ies used to sell them for $2,500 to $4,500. Light crackling of the glaze.
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#340425 Small Palekh red lacquer box with bowed top and elaborately decorated sides, depicting a scene from the "The Stone Flower" fairy tale, signed "Palekh, Borisova". Size: 2" x 1.625" x 1.375" high or 50 mm x 40 mm and 35 mm high. Mint condition.
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#430178 PALEKH papier-mache hinged double lacquer jewelry box, hand painted by A.B. titled and depicting a scene from Russian folk tale “The Little Humpbacked Foal”. Elaborately pained with gold decoration on all sides of both boxes, on 4 short legs, 70 mm x 70 mm, 60 mm tall, excellent condition
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$195.00

LIPETSK
#280113 Small black lacquer box with elaborately decorated sides, depicting a young man on a jumping horse trying to reach the Princess, Signed: "Sivka-Burka" Lipetsk, Klokov V. Size: 3.75" x 3" x 1.5" high or 95mm x 78mm x 37mm high. Few very small chips on the bottom and under the cover, otherwise very good condition. Beautiful box from a scarce manufacturer.
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$250.00

MSTERA
#250361 Large Mstera black lacquer box, depicting a very elaborate and detailed scene from a fairytale titled "Mermaid". Signed: "Mstera, "Mermaid", N.P." Size: 5.625" x 6.875" x 1.5" high or 175mm x 145mm x 40mm high, very minor wear and small chips, but not on the painting.
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#290570 Medium Mstera black lacquer box depicting hunter saving a swan from a hawk. Signed: "Mstera, "Czar Sultan’s Fable" K. A." with original 1980 sale tag from the manufacturer. Size: 4" x 4.875" x 1.625" high or 125 mm x 105 mm x 43mm high. Excellent condition.
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#290571 Small round Mstera black lacquer box, depicting a couple enjoying winter Troyka ride. Signed: "Mstera, "Troyka", M. T." Size: 3.5" in diameter x 1.25" high or 88mm in diameter x 34mm high, few minor chips on the bottom part, otherwise very good condition.
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#380303 Small Mstera round black lacquer box, depicting young man approaching maiden carrying buckets with water, signed "Mstera, "Down the paved road", Yu. C., with elaborately decorated border on top. Size: 3.375" diameter x 1" high or 88mm diameter x 25mm high. Excellent condition with one tiny scrape on the bottom of the cover.
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#250362 Mstera black lacquer miniature small telephone book, elaborately painted, titled "Combat" signed I SP Malysheva, "Mstera", with 1987, 88 and 1989 calendars and views of cities of Vladimir and Suzdal, 110mm x 80mm, mint condition.
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$100.00
#250363 Mstera black lacquer miniature small telephone book, depicting a young man catching fish, with 1989, 90 and 1991 calendars and color views of cities of Vladimir and Suzdal, 110mm x 80mm, mint condition.
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#250364 Mstera black lacquer miniature small telephone book, depicting a scene from "Golden Cock" tale, with 1991, 92 and 1993 calendars and color views of cities of Vladimir and Suzdal, 110mm x 80mm, mint condition.
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KHOLUY
#340422 Special "premium" "Author’s Edition" middle size Kholuy hinged black lacquer box with bombe chest style sides, depicting young couple embracing in a hay stack, surrounded by animals, sides heavily decorated with scenes of animals in natural surrounding and ornaments. Signed on the bottom: "Author's Work / "Summer Night" / art(ist) Kurnikova T. / papier-mache, egg / tempera, gold, etc. / Kholuy / 1999" in six lines. It is packed in specially made silk sack in original wooden box. A very rare and unusual piece in mint condition.
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$500.00
#340427 Small Kholuy red lacquer box, depicting a hero of fairytale "Konyok-Gorbunok" picking up firebird's feather, with elaborately decorated sides. Signed: "Feather of the Firebird", Kholuy, Gordienko T.N." on the top and "Made in USSR" on the bottom. Size: 2.75" x 1.375 x 1.75" high or 70 mm x 35 mm and 45 mm high. Was bought at Light Opera Gallery in San Francisco in late 80ies for $310. Tiny chip on the top.
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$195.00
#380304 Small Kholuy square black lacquer box, with decorated sides and borders, depicting fairytale hero Sadko meeting Sea Princess, signed "Kholuy, "Sadko", Ch. N." Size: 1.75" x 1.75" x 1.25" high or 45 mm x 45 mm x 35 mm high. In original box, mint condition.
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$95.00
#340428 Small Kholuy black lacquer hinged box, with very elaborately decorated sides on four small legs, depicting a city view of St. Petersburg, signed: "St. Petersburg" Kholuy, Vladimirov." Size: 3.375" x 2.5" x 2"high or 85 mm x 65 mm and 50 mm high. Mint condition.
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$200.00
#430174 KHOLUY Papier-mache lacquer box, hand painted by G. Burlakov, titled “Magical Squirrel” from Alexander Pushkin “The Tale of Tsar Saltan”, 150 mm x 82 mm, 35 mm tall. In excellent condition.
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$195.00
#430175 KHOLUY 1990 papier-mache hinged lacquer box, hand painted by S. Turanova depicting city of Suzdal, 115 mm x 98 mm, 50 mm tall, purchased in USSR in closed store for Foreign Tourists “Beriozka” with enclosed description with it. In excellent condition.
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#430176 KHOLUY Papier-mache hinged lacquer box, hand painted by A. Makarychev depicting Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia 80 mm x 45 mm, 35 mm tall, painted with gold and white decoration all around side panels and has “Holuy with logo” make on the bottom. Small legs, in excellent condition.
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$95.00

FEDOSKINO
#380305 Small round black lacquer box, with bombe chest style bottom, depicting still life of fruit and exotic bird in excellent classical style, signed: "Karpova" Size: 1.625" diameter x 1.125" high, or 42 mm diameter x 27mm high, Mint condition.
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$75.00
#430177 FEDOSKINO Papier-mache hinged lacquer box, hand painted by A.V. Solovyev depicting Saint Vasily the Blessed Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. Description on the box reads s. Fedoskino / g. Moscva / Solovyev A.V., 80 mm x 55 mm, 30 mm tall, painted with elaborate gold border around top panel and center of front panel. In excellent condition.
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$95.00

RUSSIAN LACQUER BROOCHES
#290572 Mstera black lacquer flower shaped brooch, titled "Konyok Gorbunok" and dated 1998, Ø 50 mm
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$30.00
#340426 Russian lacquer brooch Palekh, Scene of "The Frog Princess", signed Palekh, 1977, name not clear. 50 mm in diameter
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$75.00
#340431 Russian lacquer brooch "Flowers" unsigned. 55 mm x 38 mm
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$20.00
#340432 Russian lacquer brooch Palekh, Scene of "The Firebird", signed Palekh, 1979, name not clear. 45 mm in diameter
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#340433 Russian lacquer brooch Palekh, Scene of "The Fisherman and the Magic Fish", signed Palekh, Zotov 1992, 67 mm x 43 mm
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$50.00
#340434 Russian lacquer brooch Palekh, signed Palekh, "Ruslan and Lyudmila" 7()B 68 mm x 38 mm
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$50.00
#340436 Russian lacquer brooch Mstera, signed Mstera, Bullfinches, B.O. 50 mm in diameter.
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$35.00

MAPS
#250359 1750 French map by Robert de Vaogondy of the Western part of Russian Empire, hand colored cartouche, 26" x 21"
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$350.00

RUSSIAN PORCELAIN AND GLASS
#410300 ND, Limoges, France reproduction of a hard-paste Russian (St. Petersbutg) 1760-1780 porcelain cache pot, made for Metropolitan Museum of Art, 143 mm tall, 160 mm in diameter on the top
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$100.00
#400265 Late 19 th- early 20 th century Porcelain butter dish in shape of laying ram. No hallmarks on the bottom, 160 x 80 x 110 mm, in mint condition.
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$125.00
#410301 USSR, ca 1942, Porcelain figurine "The Dance" by Gorodnitskl Porcelain Factory. HKMП / ГOPOДHИЦKИЙ З-Д / УCCP / 2-B.C., the hallmarks of 1941-1948 on the bottom. Very rare figurine made during WWII in excellent condition, 140 mm tall 85 mm wide .
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$250.00
#410302 USSR, After 1962 Porcelain figurine "Mistress of Copper Mountian" the most famous character of Ural Mountains folklore, a demon, protector of gems and stones in the Urals, who capriciously bestows the ability to find such treasures only on those who please her, marked Falcon / ДYЛEBO (Dulevo) / MADE IN / USSR on the bottom, 320 mm x 118 mm x 112 mm
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$95.00
#410303 USSR, After 1980 Polonsky Factory of Artistic Ceramics porcelain figurine "Dancers" marked 2 Polonsk C / 5-30 several places of black color on harmonist’s boot flaking off, otherwise excellent condition, 260 mm x 120 mm x 185 mm
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$25.00
#410304 Blue and White porcelain Sauce Tureen with cover and two handles "Blackberry", marked Гжeль (Gzel) on the bottom, 160 mm tall
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$25.00
#410305 USSR, ND, (1930-1950) Commemorative porcelain plate "Moscow" "USSR" by Dmitrov Porcelain Factory in Verbylki, 173 mm in diameter with blue hallmark on the back, no chips or nicks
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$40.00
#410306 Porcelain egg holder, blue and white with some gilding in shape of a rooster, 118 mm tall, 120 mm wide, "Created by Ermakov, painted by Kozlova, R. Volkova and hallmark" written in the bottom under glaze, excellent condition
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$20.00
#430181 Large porcelain figurine of Standing Moose, by #1051;ФЗ (ЛомоносовскийФарфоровый Завод), formerly, and now once again, Imperial Porcelain Factory in Oranienbaum (now Lomonosov), the highest quality porcelain manufacturer in Russian Empire, and former Leningrad Porcelain Factory during Soviet Time, approximately 11” x 5” and 14” tall, marked ЛФЗ monogram and MADE IN RUSSIA in grey (1993-2002) and 1C number.
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$150.00
#430182 Large porcelain figurine of Seating Polar Bear, by ЛФЗ(ЛомоносовскийФарфоровый Завод), formerly, and now once again, Imperial Porcelain Factory in Oranienbaum (now Lomonosov), the highest quality porcelain manufacturer in Russian Empire, and former Leningrad Porcelain Factory during Soviet Time, approximately 12” x 7” and 11” tall, marked ЛФЗ monogram and MADE IN RUSSIA in red (1993-2002).
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$150.00
#430183 Large porcelain figurine of Walking Polar Bear, by ЛФЗ(ЛомоносовскийФарфоровый Завод), formerly, and now once again, Imperial Porcelain Factory in Oranienbaum (now Lomonosov), the highest quality porcelain manufacturer in Russian Empire, and former Leningrad Porcelain Factory during Soviet Time, approximately 17” x 4” and 10” tall, marked ЛФЗ monogram and MADE IN RUSSIA in red (1993-2002).
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$150.00
#410307 Faberge Egg. Museum quality hand cut cranberry and clear glass egg by Faberge Modern Company. After clearing some legal obstacles from Faberge descendants Faberge Corporation now claims continuation of Faberge tradition and occupies original Faberge Store in center of St. Petersburg. Whether Carl Faberge tradition is alive or not, this company makes high quality items and this egg, decorated with flowers, grapes, peacocks and musical instruments is perfect examples to that. 95 mm tall, 75 mm in diameter
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$150.00
#430180 Cut and laser-engraved Russian crystal egg with 3-dimentional hologram image of a Russian Orthodox Cathedral inside faceted egg. 50 mm tall and 42 mm in diameter excellent condition
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$40.00

SILVER
#290568 (1741-1748) silver chalice by Petr Semyonov (ПC mark on the bottom) assayed by A. Kuzmin (AK mark on the bottom) chased and chiseled with two central medallions of a Unicorn and a Wildman surrounded by floral design. An extraordinary early Russian piece of superior silversmith artisanship, Ø 54 mm bottom, Ø 72 mm top, 81mm tall, excellent condition
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$3,500.00
#410287 1897. Magnificent large and heavy 4-light Sabbath candle holder by very well known Polish Jewish silversmith Antoni Riedel (1878-1910), well know for making premium silver items of Jewish religious use. The lamp consists of two parts the base which is clearly marked with A. RIEDEL and Warsaw city mark on one lobe and O.C / 1887 84 Russian Eagle on the other lobe. The base had been reinforced from inside with a piece of sterling silver to give better stability to the lamp. The top has A. RIEDEL, Russian Eagle and Warsaw City mark on lower part. Whole lamp is decorated with symbolic Jewish floral and grapes design chases and chiseled and engraved. In Excellent condition 590 mm tall x 330 mm wide, (1,837g)
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$3,500.00
#410288 1887 Large silver cookie dish with handle Very high class workmanship marked H.K / 1887 84 Moscow, M.P. silversmith (Mitrofan Ryndin) with additional Latvian assay "Head 875", 89mm tall, 170mm in diameter, (388g)
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$650.00
#410289 1888 Pair of silver vodka shot glasses of elaborate shape on foot, with engraved village scenes in two medallions and floral design around, marked 1888 / 84, 4.2" tall, 1.8" in diameter at the top, quite heavy and without any dents, (99.6g)
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$175.00
#410290 1882 Silver vodka shot glass on a foot, marked И.K / 1882 84 Moscow, MЛ on the bottom of the bowl, engraved with floral and geometric design. Tasteful design and classical proportions, but unfortunately with a large, but easily repairable dent on the stand and a small one on the bowl, 3.2" tall, 1.9" in diameter on top (42.0g)
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$75.00
#410292 1889 Silver vodka shot glass engraved with village and floral design, marked 84 Moscow ЛO / 1889 and ЛД on the bowl and Moscow ЛД on the bottom of the stand, 3.6" tall, 1.75" in diameter on top, few small dents from dedicated use, (39.6g)
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$75.00
#410293 1881 Smaller silver vodka shot glass engraved with village and floral design, marked A.K / 1881 84 Moscow ?З on the bottom 1.8" tall, 1.5" in diameter on top (24.6g)
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$50.00
#410294 1881 Very small (baby size) silver vodka shot glass engraved with village and floral design, marked with clear ИEЗ (I.E. Zaviyanov) silversmith and Kiev hallmarks, and clear Kiev "v Kokoshnik 84" hallmarks on the buttom 1.65" tall, 1.4" in diameter on top (13.2g)
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#410295 1894. Set if 4 solid silver butter knives, marked A.C / 1894 84 St. Petersburg, K.S silversmith on blades, 6.1" long, KO monogram engraved on handle. All used, but with no dents or damage (90.0g total)
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$175.00
#410296 1877. Silver Niello spoon with floral and geometric design, marked И.K / 1877 84 Moscow, Ф.И silversmith, 5.1" long (16.6g)
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#410297 USSR, (1960) Silver Niello spoon with very extensive floral design on both sides, marked CЧO (Beлиkoycтюжckaя apтeль "Ceвepнaя Чepнь» (Veliky Ustyug Team "Nothern Niello) and Star 875 on handle, "Бopиky oт Иpoчkи Шeнkep?aн" (To dear Boris from Irina Shenkerman) engraved on handle. Not only of fantastic workmanship, but also it is another Judaica item. 5.6" long (24.1g)
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#430171 RUSSIAN JUDAICA a pair of Antique Shabbat candlesticks with “ 84 imported silver П” hallmark and 875M on the detachable nozzles, Total weight of the pair is 469 gram, 270 mm tall, 110 x 110 mm base, excellent condition
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$650.00

SOUVENIRS
#430173 USSR, Old Roly poly Matryoshka musical doll, showing symbols of Russian Hospitality serving guests bread and salt, very well painted with some age to it and a beautiful charm, 130 mm tall, 75 mm in diameter, good condition with minor signs of handling and age
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WATCH
#280115 Soviet 14K Gold wrist watch "Pobeda" marked KЮ 4 and fines 583 with original 14K gold bracelet marked ЛЮ 4, 583, late 40ies, early 50ies, gross weight 55 gram, in perfect running order. Very likely and important award item.
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$5,000.00

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