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An Impressive and large silver and cloisonné enamel icon of the Vladimirskaya Mother of God, Vasily Salamatin, Moscow, 1899-1908

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An Impressive and large silver and cloisonné enamel icon of the Vladimirskaya Mother of God, Vasily Salamatin, Moscow, 1899-1908

An Impressive and large silver and cloisonné enamel icon of the Vladimirskaya Mother of God, Vasily Salamatin, Moscow, 1899-1908

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 GBP

An Impressive and large silver and cloisonné enamel icon of the Vladimirskaya Mother of God, Vasily Salamatin, Moscow, 1899-1908


struck on the lower edge with maker's mark and on the oklad with workmaster's initials in Cyrillic, 84 standard

46.5 by 38.5 cm, 18 3/10 by 15 1/10in.

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Dorotheum Vienna, 19 May 2014, lot 418

The panel icon of the Vladimir Mother of God was painted in the second half of the 17th century, probably in a Moscow workshop. IN the nineteenth century, the border wre restored and it is likely that this is when the impressively designed enamel oklad was commission from Vasily Salamatin. The colourful floral designs of oklad and sophisticated colour palette reference the height of 17th century Russian enamelling.


Enamelled icons of this large scale and rare quality could only be executed by the leading makers of the period and further works by Salamatin are held in the State Historical Museum, Moscow.