After-Auction Sales

The following listed lots did not find buyers and are still available on a first come, first serve basis. You may make an offer on any lot listed below and we will present it to the consignor. The minimum offer is at the low estimate, with some selling higher. All sales are subject to our Conditions of Sale. We would recommend you act promptly as this list is sent to thousands of bidders and the more popular items usually sell quite quickly.

Unsold Lots From April 25th-26th, 2023

Review Offer List 
Lot 4

Select image below to view

LARGE RUSSIAN ICON OF THE FEODOROVSKYA, 18TH CENTURY. Comprising a large and finely painted icon of the protectress of the House of Romanov-the Feodorovskya Kostromskaya Mother of God. Here, mother and child are depicted in a tender (umilenie) cheek-to-cheek embrace. The prototype is said to have been found hanging in an evergreen tree in the area of Kostroma by Prince Vasiliy Yaroslavich of Kostroma, on August 16, 1239. According to legend, the icon had been in a church dedicated to Holy Theodore Stratilates in Gorodets. When Mongols invaded, the townspeople fled in terror, leaving the icon behind. But in 1239 the inhabitants of Kostroma saw the icon being carried through the streets by a mysterious warrior whom they believed to be Holy Theodore (Feodore - Russian) himself, thus the name "Feodorovskya." In the early 17th century, the icon was carried by the deputation which implored young Mikhail Romanov to become Tsar of Russia, and it was used to bless him upon his ascension to the throne. It thus became the patron of the house of Romanov, whose power ended with the abdication and murder of Tsar Nicholas II in 1918. The lower margin is inscribed with a narrative relating to the history of this icon type. It reads: "This Holy Image Is A Copy Of The Wonderworking Image Of The Most Holy Mother Of God Called ‘Of Feodor,' Which Is In The Town Of Kostroma. The Appearance of this life-giving image was in the year 6747 [1239]. The celebration of its appearance is set on March, the 14th day. This Holy Wonderworking Image Appeared To Vasily Georgevich Of Kostroma And Galicia, Son Of The Great Prince Yaroslav Of Vladimir And Grandfather Of The Venerable And Good-Believing And Great Prince Alexander Nevskiy." 25.75 inches x 19.25 inches (65.5 x 48.5cm).

Important Notice: The absence of condition information in the description does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition, a condition report is available by request.

Estimate:  $2,000 - 3,000   € 1,860 - 2,790

Hover/touch large image to magnify