June 7, 2017, in London, will be held the summer Russian auction Bonhams. At the auction items are exhibited, many of which come from private collections – from the painting of the first names of the XIX-XX centuries and to traditional objects of decorative and applied art.
Among the things that were not previously exhibited at the auctions, the organizers call the scenery with the hunting scene Dmitrii Semenovich Stelletsky ‘The Fox Hunt’ (estimate – US $ 130,000 – 150,000), the work of Boris Dmitrievich Grigoriev, a silver gilt with gilding, decorated with enamel inserts, made by Pavel Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1898-1908. The ovoid body formed as a swan elaborately enameled with shaded polychrome feathers and foliage on raised surfaces, the curved neck forming the prow and tail feathers to handle.
A rare Imperial porcelain presentation tête-à-tête service Imperial Porcelain Factory, period of Alexander II, about 1866 comprising teapot and creamer with openwork metal collars, lidded sugar bowl, two cups and saucers decorated in the Rococo taste, the reserves finely painted by Timofei Semenov with architectural scenes of significance to Baron Alexander Stieglitz and his wife Carolina Ernestina whose monograms appear as well as the Baron’s coat of arms and dates marking their twenty-fifth anniversary.
At the auction exhibited works of such masters of Russian art as Aleksandr Petrovich Apsit, Boris Dmitrievich Grigoriev, Anatoly Zverev, Il’ia Nikolaevich Zankovskii, Pavel Pavlovich Dzhogin.
Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. It was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. This brought together two of the four surviving Georgian auction houses in London, Bonhams having been founded in 1793, and Phillips in 1796 by Harry Phillips, formerly a senior clerk to James Christie. Today, the amalgamated business handles art and antique auctions. It operates two salerooms inLondon—the former Phillips sale room at 101 New Bond Street, and the old Bonham’s sale room at the Montpelier Galleries in Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge—with smaller regional salerooms in Edinburgh and Oxford. Sales are also held around the world in New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, and Singapore.