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313: ANTIQUE RUSSIAN ICON WITH TWO SAINTS

Lot 0313 Details

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A SMALL ICON WITH SAINTS ZOSIMA AND SAVATY GESTURING TO A CHURCH, 19TH C., egg tempera, gesso, and gold leaf on panel. 13.1 x 10 cm. (5 1/8 x 4 in.) PROVENANCE: Acquired in Moscow in the 1930's by Dr. Adolphus S. Rumreich; Thence by descent. Dr. Adolphus S. Rumreich served as the physician at the United States Embassy in Moscow, Russia from 1935 to 1938. While there, he and his wife, Edna Irene Hall Rumreich, assembled a sizeable collection of Russian pre-revolutionary art and books then being sold by the Soviet government. They often accompanied Ambassador Joseph Davies and his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post, when they visited Torgsin and other Soviet agencies selling antiques to foreign dignitaries.
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313: ANTIQUE RUSSIAN ICON WITH TWO SAINTS

Estimate
$150
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$200
Apr 29, 2012
Starting Price
$75
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0313: 313: ANTIQUE RUSSIAN ICON WITH TWO SAINTS

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$125
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Est.
$150
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$200
Starting Price
$75
DAY 2: RUSSIAN + EURO + AMER DECORATIVE ART
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:00 AM
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Lot 0313 Details

Description
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A SMALL ICON WITH SAINTS ZOSIMA AND SAVATY GESTURING TO A CHURCH, 19TH C., egg tempera, gesso, and gold leaf on panel. 13.1 x 10 cm. (5 1/8 x 4 in.) PROVENANCE: Acquired in Moscow in the 1930's by Dr. Adolphus S. Rumreich; Thence by descent. Dr. Adolphus S. Rumreich served as the physician at the United States Embassy in Moscow, Russia from 1935 to 1938. While there, he and his wife, Edna Irene Hall Rumreich, assembled a sizeable collection of Russian pre-revolutionary art and books then being sold by the Soviet government. They often accompanied Ambassador Joseph Davies and his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post, when they visited Torgsin and other Soviet agencies selling antiques to foreign dignitaries.

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