Russian Orthodox Icons at the Upcoming Auction in Germany
Russian Icon is pleased to share with you the latest news from the world of Russian icon art: the German auction house Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf GmbH will host a special auction entirely dedicated to Greek and Russian Orthodox icons of exceptional value. This auction, which is titled “Russian Art | Important Russian & Greek Icons,” is divided into two parts and will be held on April 12-13.
Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf GmbH is a reputable auction house located in Düsseldorf, Germany. It specializes in selling and buying various objects of value, including Old Master paintings, sculptures, Asian art, antiques, jewelry, watches, rugs, and contemporary art. Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf GmbH is also known for its special auctions focused on Greek and Russian Orthodox icons, which are curated by a team of selected art historians and internationally recognized experts in the field of religious icon art. The upcoming auction is no exception. Moreover, it is distinguished by a whole series of highly valuable Russian Orthodox icons that can adorn any collection. The highlights include:
1. Icon of the Last Judgement (17th century)
Antique Russian icon depicting the scene of the Last Judgement, one of the most complex Christian images, which visualizes the text of Revelation in detail (see photo above). Tempera on wood panel with kovcheg. Estimated at €150,000 – 300,000.
2. Icon of the Smolenskaya Mother of God (first half of the 18th century)
Icon of the Smolenskaya Mother of God from the church iconostasis. Painted by the iconographer from the circle of Vasily Nikitin Voshchin. Tempera on wood panel with kovcheg, gilded halos. Estimated at €80,000 – 160,000.
3. Icon of St. Elijah the Prophet (1702)
Well-preserved Russian icon of St. Elijah the Prophet with fourteen border scenes depicting all the major events from his life. Tempera on wood panel. Estimated at €30,000 – 60,000.
4. Icon of Sts. Spyridon and Paraskeve (17th century)
Antique icon of Saints Spyridon and Paraskeve with Christ Pantocrator from the church iconostasis. Tempera on wood panel with kovcheg, gold details. Estimated at €25,000 – 50,000.
5. Russian icon “The Resurrection – The Harrowing of Hades” (early 18th century)
Beautiful icon from the church iconostasis, depicting the famous scene “The Resurrection – The Harrowing of Hades.” Tempera on wood panel with kovcheg, gold highlights. Estimated at €25,000 – 50,000.
In addition to the above Russian Orthodox icons, the upcoming auction features a variety of Greek and Russian icons that come at much more affordable prices. Online bidding is already open.