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Offline Tatyana

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Re: Auctions of royal memorabilia
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2006, 12:38:09 AM »
For everyone's information, the catalogs for the Sotheby's Russian Auctions in London (Bond St & Olympia) 5/31 and 6/1 are online at www.sothebys.com

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Re: Auctions of royal memorabilia
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2006, 03:57:42 PM »
Well, I am thrilled with the results of the auction of Imperial Russian napkins:

Lot 2206
SET OF SEVEN RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SILK TEA NAPKINS FROM THE COURT OF TSAR ALEXANDER III
Estimate:$700/1,000
Realized: $6,000

Lot 2207
SET OF TEN RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SILK TEA NAPKINS FROM THE COURT OF TSAR NICHOLAS II
Estimate: $800/1,200
Realized: $8,400

Lot 2208
SET OF EIGHT RUSSIAN IMPERIAL LINEN BANQUET NAPKINS FROM THE COURT OF TSAR NICHOLAS II
Estimate: $1,000/1,500
Realized: $12,600

Thought you would be interested

Regards,
D. Sean Quinn
Ritchies Auctioneers and Appraisers Inc.
288 King Street East,
Toronto, Ontario,
M5A 1K4

Ph.: (416) 364-1864    Fax: (416) 364-0704

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Re: Auctions of royal memorabilia
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2006, 11:25:43 AM »
"Crowns and Coronets" at Sotheby Amsterdam.A wide range of paintings/works of art,from a juvenile painting of Princess Beatrix to a Dutch Louis XVI buffet table,once belonging to Ella,Baroness van Heemstra,Audrey hepburn's mother,and before that,Count Rehbinder's,St.Petersburg,collections of a Princess Reuss etc etc.

When you look at it,it feels like Santa Claus made an early entry this year,so some of you might get an idea as to what they would like to find in their stocking(s).....

David,George,Robert,Rob,All,...have a look:

http://www.shareholder.com/bid/newsi/BID1013a3.pdf

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Re: Auctions of royal memorabilia
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2006, 11:42:23 AM »
Thank you, Lucien. I will consider the catalogue...interesting that I have just recieved a load of new catalogue offers from Sotheby's and yet this was not one of them - yet.
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Re: Auctions of royal memorabilia
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2006, 05:44:31 PM »
Do you want to buy something once owned by Nicholas and Alexandra? Then you can fork over 229,000-343,000 dollars (120,000-180,000 pounds) for Nicholas and Alexandra's orange enamel, silver-gilt-encrusted Fabergé thermometer. It's featured in Sotheby's "Russian Sale," scheduled for November 28, 2006. (I have the two catalogs for the auction sitting in front of me. The offerings are incredible. A lot of Fabergé items. A lot of beautiful paintings, sculpture, and jewelry. All lavishly illustrated in color photographs.)

You don't believe this thermometer was really owned by Nicholas and Alexandra? Sotheby's has the documentation to prove it - two bills of sale, presented by Fabergé on December 9, 1898, to the imperial households of the tsar and tsarina, each for half of the total owed amount (only 105 rubles!) - so it truly was a jointly owned thermometer.

Oh, and BTW, this thermometer is also unusual for a Russian-manufactured thermometer in so far as it is in Fahrenheit and not in Celsius. Perhaps, as the catalog suggests, the English-raised Alexandra was more comfortable using a thermometer that gauged the temperature in Fahrenheit.

I just thought that fans of Nicholas and Alexandra, as well as Fabergé aficionados, would want to be apprised of these recent developments.
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Re: Auctions of royal memorabilia
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2006, 03:21:24 PM »
On January 24th and 25th 2008, Christies Auction House host the sale of possessions of King George I of the Hellenes. Articles include important silver and Faberge. Hopefully, they will post the catalogue on their website soon. www.christies.com

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Re: Auctions of royal memorabilia
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2006, 08:11:35 PM »
The catalogue is available now. I have ordered it.
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« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2006, 07:15:25 PM »
According to Majesty Magazine, the collection is comprised of over 850 lots, featuring "an outstanding selection of silver and FAberge together with furniture, works of art, Chinese jade and porcelain, and paintings." It states many of the items were originally housed by King George I at the Tatoi estate. The majesty column states the "sale is lead by a superb collection of English, Danish, Russian, French, Italian, Portuguese, and German silver dating from the 18th to the early 20th century. The sale is to offer approximately 100 Faberge items to include "an impressive clock, stylish boxes and jewelled animals alongside scent bottles and cigarette cases."

I can't wait to see the catalogue!

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Re: Auctions of royal memorabilia
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2007, 05:33:31 PM »
The catalogue for the George I of the Hellenes auction is now online at www.christies.com. It is under the auction calender for January 25th.

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Re: Auctions of royal memorabilia
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2007, 08:39:28 AM »
There will be once more a Russian antiques and Romanov Memorabilia auction sale in Drouot Paris on 14th february 2007, organized by Coutau Begarie. Mainly letters, books, some Faberge pieces and porcelain commemoratives. Most items come from GD Xenia and Prince Felix Youssoupoff personnal belongings once collected by Serge Korganoff who was Felix 's law man or attorney in Paris. Nothing really astounding in this auction, but there is a nice tri-centenary beaker with portraits of Nicholas II and Ivan which was manufactured by the Korniloff factory and which is not that easy to find these days. This beaker is evaluated 700 Euros, which is a lot of money however. One can look at all the items in the auction on www.coutaubegarie.com but one has to be patient, it takes a long time to download the photos. I would say " worth to see " but " not worth to buy " as far as the commemoratives items are concerned. One can still find them at cheaper price on the french antiques market !

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« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2007, 08:47:04 AM »
Sorry, I should have said the interesting beaker ( but far too expensive  ) is number 187. It is presented together with other items including the dreadful Kodhinka Cup which everybody has and which should not be paid for more than 50 dollars maximum in very good condition, as it was manufactured in abundance and is to be found rather easily on the usual french antiques market.

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« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2007, 02:32:03 PM »
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Re: Auctions of royal memorabilia
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2007, 11:09:45 AM »
This story focuses on a tiny Faberge chair that sold for over $2 million and other Faberge items sold:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070418/ap_on_re_us/miniature_chair_auction

This related article is about Russian artwork sales in general, including a painting called "Procession of Ashura'' (1916) by Richard Zommer, which had been owned by Tsar Nicholas II:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aORNDV1MUl20&refer=muse

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Re: Auctions of royal memorabilia
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2007, 10:15:16 AM »
On the 4th of may 3500 photo's of the royal Belgian family will be auctioned in Paris. The pictures are of Leopold III's family made by himself. The other photo'sare made by the gouvernese of princesse Marie José (the daughter of king Albert I).
The auction house is Drouot in Paris.
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Re: Auctions of royal memorabilia
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2007, 11:22:03 AM »
More on the sale,courtesy Joris and Eric VdV,BRMB:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Beneluxroyal/msg/1177829387.html

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