"Russian auction" brought to Christie's 15 million pounds and two records
LONDON, November 30 - RIA Novosti, Elena Pakhomov.
Two sessions morning and afternoon auction of Russian painting and applied art auction at Christie's in London on Monday raised a total of 14.9 million pounds, bringing the total the result of "Russian Sales auction house for the year 2010 to 30 million pounds, reports the press service of Christie's.
The most expensive lot sales began a couple of porcelain vases Imperial Porcelain Factory in the middle of the XIX century, the price of which has reached 993.2 thousand pounds Estimé at 600-900 thousand.
At the auction was set two world records - at unprecedented prices have gone two imperial snuffbox.
Presentation snuffbox of Faberge craftsmen with precious stones, enamel and a miniature portrait of Nicholas II, in 1913, presenting Turkish diplomat Turhan Pasha, with preliminary estimates of 400-600 thousand was sold for 937.2 thousand pounds. Thus the auction set a world record price snuff Faberge.
Another presentation snuffbox with the stigma of the master Friedrich Kehl at a maximum estimate of 350,000 pounds was sold for 505.2 thousand pounds.
In the painting the most expensive lots were works by Konstantin Korovin and Pyotr Konchalovsky. "The girl in white sitting in the garden" Korovin was sold for 892.4 thousand pounds (estimate: 800,000 - 1.2 million pounds), Versailles. Alley "Konchalovsky - 881.2 per thousand pounds (estimate: 800 000 - 1 2 million pounds).
"Section painting was sold at 73%, demonstrating how popular now rare works of high quality, put up for sale the most significant private collections. Most of the paintings included in the top 10 lots of trades, not previously appeared on the market and enjoyed (at auction on Monday ) active demand from international collectors, "- are given in the message the words of Sarah Mansfield, director of the department of Russian art at Christie's in London, and Mark Merka, Director of Russian decorative arts in London and New York.
About 76%of buyers came from Europe, of which 46%- Russian collectors. During the auction have been implemented 67%of the lots, proceeds amounted to 83%of the preliminary estimates.
Thus a grand total of two annual sessions of the "Russian auction" - the summer and autumn - the auction reached £ 30 million - growth of 33%compared with 2009.