Christie’s had a “Russian Art” auction event today in London, the same week Sotheby’s is running its own between June 9 – 12. Probably not by accident, Christie’s auction covers the same era, paintings and antiquities are mostly from the the early 19th through early 20th century. Below are a few million highlights in the one million dollars range.
“France. Parc Montsouris. Chestnut tree” by Petr Konchalovsky (1876-1956) was sold for £577,250 (~$1,133,143)
Christie’s lot had a distinct set of items listed from fine arts to personal belongings of the Emperor’s family, like the child’s shashka (sword) belonging to the Tsarevich Aleksei pictured below. It was sold for £481,250 (~$944,694)