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Belongings Of Russian Royal Families On Sale
« on: October 29, 2012, 03:55:48 PM »
Belongings of Russian royal families on sale at the Hôtel des Ventes, Geneva
Published on 23 October 2012.
 Geneva, 23 October 2012. Art Media Agency (AMA).

From 10 to 13 December 2012, the Hôtel des Ventes in Geneva will put on sale exceptional objects from the Russian royal and imperial collections, mostly collections of the Romanov family. The last tsars of Russia will be particularly highlighted in this exceptional sale. Objects owned by Prince Romanov, Prince Yussupov, King Boris III of Bulgaria, King Faruk of Egypt will be presented.

The private and public life of royalties will be on show: hitherto unseen photographs of members of the Russian royal family in their intimate, family life will by not doubt arouse great interest, as well as letters from the Tsar Nicholas II to captain Nicholas Nikolaievich, supreme commandant of the navy and the army at the dawn of World War I. These letters will be put on sale on the first day of auctions.

Russian military history will be illustrated by the auction of officer helmets and medals.

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 03:58:30 PM »
 
Imperial and Royal auctions at the Hotel des Ventes in Geneva announced for December
 
 


The special Russia auction which will be held at the Hôtel des Ventes of Geneva from Monday 10 December will give the general public an opportunity to immerse themselves in the lives of the last Tsars of Russia.

 
   
GENEVA.- Bernard Piguet, director and chief auctioneer of the Hôtel des Ventes Geneva, announces forthcoming sales of exceptional importance. From 10 to 13 December, emperors, kings, queens and princes will be the virtual guests of the Geneva based auction house, revealing a remarkable set of objects that have never before appeared on the market: Prince Romanov, Prince Youssoupov, Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain, King Boris III of Bulgarie, King Farouk of Egypt, Ferdinand Thormeyer (tutor to the children of Tsar Alexander III), Serge de Diaghilev, Serge Lifar… This is a unique opportunity to plunge into the world of these great names of history thanks to these many objects of prestigious provenance.

The special Russia auction which will be held at the Hôtel des Ventes of Geneva from Monday 10 December will give the general public an opportunity to immerse themselves in the lives of the last Tsars of Russia, in their private lives at court as well as their political and military roles. The collection includes unpublished personal photographs of the Russian imperial family, including a photo album – showing Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovitch trying out the trapeze in a room in the imperial palace and playing croquet with his sister Olga Alexandrovna – and photographs of Tsarevitch Alexei, who was assassinated at the age of 14. These photographs as well as the unpublished autographed letters of the last Tsar Nicholas II to the head of the army Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaïevich, supreme commander of the land and sea armies at the beginning of the First World War will undoubtedly be the outstanding items on the opening evening of the auction. Other items of Russian military history in the period before the Revolution will also be offered for sale at this exceptional auction: shoulder decorations, officers’ helmets, medals… Books about the treasures of the Emperors of Russia, from Catherine II to Nicholas II, complete this prestigious collection. Most of these unpublished documents, that have never been displayed to the public before, come from the collection of the Romanov family.

The Hôtel des Ventes will also be offering for sale a collection of precious objects, family souvenirs and photographs that have never before appeared on the market from the estate of Her Majesty Queen Victoria-Eugenia of Spain, who died in Lausanne in 1969. One of the top lots is undoubtedly a Russian decoration in gold and red enamel of the order of Saint Alexander Nevski.

The jewellery sale will include a cigarette box and two gold and diamond pins, offered by His Majesty King Boris III of Bulgaria to his prime minister. They have remained in the same family to this day.
 

 
 
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 04:01:37 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 04:05:17 PM »
And from Christies...

"An Important Collection of Russian Books & Manuscripts with Imperial Provenance
On 29 November 2012, on the eve of the 400th year since the foundation of the Romanov dynasty, Christie’s will have the great privilege of offering for sale the largest group of Russian books and manuscripts with noble provenance to come to auction in decades: the collections of Emperors Paul I, Alexander I, Alexander II, Alexander III, Nicholas I, Nicholas II, Empress Elizabeth, and numerous Grand Dukes and Duchesses are all represented. The fate of books from the Russian palaces mirrors that of the palaces themselves: war and revolution took their brutal toll. Material with imperial provenance of the quality and importance represented in this collection is seldom offered for sale, and hardly ever in quantity. It would be virtually impossible to form another of this scope and caliber today. Highlights include The Coronation Album of Alexander III (estimate: £70,000 – 100,000) and a unique album of drawings of the coats-of-arms of members of the court of the future Emperor Paul (1796-1801), son of Catherine the Great (estimate: £150,000 – 200,000).  "

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Re: Belongings Of Russian Royal Families On Sale
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 03:32:04 PM »
Paul Gilbert emailed around these links to two auctions of Romanov objects and documents.

Quite some impressive stuff!


I [Paul Gilbert] am sending out this SPECIAL email today so that I can share with you
the Romanov and Faberge treasures being offered in not one BUT two
auctions in Geneva and Paris next month.

Rare letters and photographs, Faberge, porcelain, silverware, icons,
paintings and more can be viewed in these catalogues. Both of these
catalogues are published in French, although the Hotel des Ventes
catalogue include descriptions in both French and English.

I have added the catalogues from both auctions to the Royal Russia
blog. You can download, view and/or print both of them at the
following links;

Romanov Auction Catalogue - Olivier Coutau-Begarie (Paris) - 16 December, 2013
http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/blog/index.blog/1451853/romanov-auction-catalogue-olivier-coutaubegarie-paris-16-december-2013/

Romanov Auction Catalogue - Hotel des Ventes (Geneva) - 9 December, 2013
http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/blog/index.blog/1451852/romanov-auction-catalogue-hotel-des-ventes-geneva-9-december-2013/
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