18th century Russian icon may rise to $8,000

BEVERLY, Mass. — Kaminski Auctions’ first summer estate sale on July 13 will feature a selection of Continental fine art, furniture and decorative arts. Commencing at 10 a.m., the sale will be held at Kaminski’s gallery at 117 Elliot St. in Beverly, Mass.

Artists’ works offered in the sale include Frederico Andreotti, John Arthur Elsley, John

Russian icon of the Kazan Mother of God, gilded silver oklad chased with foliage, jeweled shroud of natural pearls and jewels, 18th century, measures 12 1/2 inches high by 11 inches wide. (Photo courtesy Kaminski Auctions)

Russian icon of the Kazan Mother of God, gilded silver oklad chased with foliage, jeweled shroud of natural pearls and jewels, 18th century, measures 12 1/2 inches high by 11 inches wide. (Photo courtesy Kaminski Auctions)

Mogford and Paul Renard. Andreotti’s painting of a mandolin painter is predicted to be the top lot of the sale with an estimate of $10,000 to $20,000.

Collectors of Russian items will find an 18th century icon of the Kazan Mother of God inlaid with natural pearls and jewels, estimated at $5,000 to $8,000, as well as a selection of Russian enamel and silver items. The ornate icon comes from the collection of Peter Denisevich, who served as a military attache in Moscow in 1946.

Other pieces from Denisevich’s collection include a set of Russian and Romanian candlesticks, and an icon of Saint Christopher inlaid with Rostov Finift sterling silver ($1,000-$1,500). From another collection comes a Russian guilloche enameled card case from St. Petersburg, circa 1908, with an oval Kokoshnik mark: a Greek alpha, a head facing right and an 84 mark ($2,000-$4,000).

In addition to these important artists and striking decorative pieces, the July auction will also include a variety of estate jewelry and continental furniture. Among the furniture highlights are an Italian coffee table with burl walnut legs ($2,250-$2,750) and a French style inlaid pier table with ormolu mounts ($600-$1,000).

The estate jewelry collection includes a selection of 18-karat gold bracelets, as well as two noteworthy 18-karat gold and diamond rings, estimated at $3,500 to $4,500 and $7,500 to $8,500, respectively.

For more information, contact 978-927-2223 or visit www.kaminskiauctions.com.

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