A singular highlight of the sale is this rare icon from the House of Fabergé, which leads a group of interesting and varied Russian objects sourced from around the world. From the private collection of a noble Baltic family which relocated to Germany after the Second World War, the icon is decorated with colourful purple-shaded flourishes which echo in the amorphous amethysts. It is one of the earliest examples of Fabergé’s experimentation with Art Nouveau design and is one of the largest Fabergé icons to ever appear on the market.
A Fabergé gem-set silver-gilt and enamel icon of the Yaroslavskaya Mother of God, Moscow, circa 1895
Estimate: 30,000–50,000 GBP