Our 29 October sale brought $4.3 million. Leading the sale was a Russian icon of Christ Pantocrator with gilded silver and enamel oklad. This piece brought $197,000 - well over double the high estimate. Also performing well was a silver and enamel ferris wheel, designed by Gene Moore for Tiffany & Co. Created circa 1990 this whimsical work achieved $161,000 over four and a half times the high estimate.
This sale promises a rich selection of silver, objects of vertu, and Russian works of art. Collectors of silver will find strong offerings of elaborate and imposing works of the 19th century, as well as American, Georgian and Regency silver, Jensen silver from the 20th century and gold boxes. Russian works of art include a fine range of Fabergé, including an exquisite gold and enamel photograph frame from the workshop of Michael Perchin, together with Russian silver, porcelain, bronzes, and a number of important icons.