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A rare jewelled and pearl-set silver-gilt icon of the Kazanskaya Mother of God, maker's mark Karl Sievers, retailed by Sazikov, St Petersburg, 1864

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

Property from a Private Scandinavian Collection

A rare jewelled and pearl-set silver-gilt icon of the Kazanskaya Mother of God, maker's mark Karl Sievers, retailed by Sazikov, St Petersburg, 1864

A rare jewelled and pearl-set silver-gilt icon of the Kazanskaya Mother of God, maker's mark Karl Sievers, retailed by Sazikov, St Petersburg, 1864

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

Lot sold:

113,400

GBP

Property from a Private Scandinavian Collection

A rare jewelled and pearl-set silver-gilt icon of the Kazanskaya Mother of God, maker's mark Karl Sievers, retailed by Sazikov, St Petersburg, 1864


the robes elegantly picked out in seed pearls, the Virgin’s maphorion further embellished with emeralds and cabochon rubies, the halos conformingly gem-set and executed in delicate lace-like openwork, struck on edge with maker's initials, 84 standard, within original Sazikov fitted case

33.5 by 28cm, 13 by 11in.

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It is exceptionally rare for icons by this maker, of this quality and condition to appear on the market. An important St Petersburg jeweler, Karl Sievers, opened his own workshop in 1849 and most probably collaborated with Sazikov throughout the 1860s. His works are rare on the market, but found in many major collections, including the State Historical Museum, the Kremlin Museums in Moscow, and the Hermitage, St Petersburg.