Gifting was an important way for Russian dignitaries to cement diplomatic relations. In this latest episode of Expert Voices, Sotheby’s specialist Helen Culver-Smith tells us about the imperial gifts given during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II. Discover some of the many highlights of our upcoming sale of Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons (2 – 9 June), including stunning jewelled snuffboxes and cigarette cases, intricate Fabergé works of art and rare military porcelain. Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.
Grand Gifts from the Reign of Tsar Nicholas II
2 - 9 June 2021