Empty Your Change Purse For This Coin Auction

An impeccable collection of coins has been curated for this weekend’s first-ever coin and bullion auction on Jasper52. This diverse sale spans decades and continents, with specimens from Imperial Russia, Bourbon Spain, and ancient Rome, and includes many rare examples from throughout the history of the United States.

We’ve selected a few highlights from the collection to set your eyes (and wallets) on:

One of the standouts from this collection is an extremely rare 1895-S Morgan silver dollar estimated at $6,600-$13,200.

1895-S Morgan $1 PCGS AU53, rare. Estimate: $6,600-$13,200. Jasper52 image

 

One of the earliest and finest U.S. coins in the sale is a rare 1799 13-Star Bust dollar graded PCGS F12, which is expected to sell for $5,300-$10,600.

Rare 1799 Bust Dollar PCGS F12. Estimate: $5,300-$10,600. Jasper52 image

 

On the flip side (see what we did there?), well-circulated example of the same 1799 silver dollar is estimated at $2,900-$5,700.

1799 13 Star Draped Bust dollar. Estimate: $2,900-$5,700. Jasper52 image

 

A rare oddity in this collection is a 1955 Double Die Lincoln Cent, which is expected to sell for $3,500-$7,000. The die is the device that imprints an image on blank coins, and a double die coin is one that was struck by a die that was accidentally engraved with a double image.

1955 Double Die Lincoln Cent, rare. Estimate: $3,500-$7,000. Jasper52 image

 

Gold coins in this sale include a 1910-D $10 U.S. Indian Head gold piece, and an 1856 $3 U.S. Princess gold piece.

RIGHT: 1910-D $10 U.S. Indian Head gold coin. Estimate: $2,100-$4,100. Jasper52 image
LEFT: 1856-S $3 U.S. Princess gold coin. Estimate: $1,700-$3,300. Jasper52 image

 

The entire collection of coins consists of 125 lots. Click here to view the full collection and register to bid in this exciting auction.

Old World Christianity Depicted in Icons

Arising from the European Orthodox Church are icons that carry a rich history and intricate religious symbolism. The handcrafted images depict Gospel scenes and remain faithful to the stories of Virgin Mary and Christ. This week’s collection features more than 100 beautiful antique Russian icons. Here are a few standouts:

One of the earliest works in the collection is a 17th century icon of Christ Immanuel from northern Russia. The tempera painting on wooden board measures 13 by 10.4 inches.

Christ Immanuel icon, 17th century, northern Russia, tempera on wooden board. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

Also from northern Russia is a large church icon of Moses, a rare subject. This full view of the prophet holding the Ten Commandments is over 29 inches by 14 inches.

Rare church icon of Moses, northern Russia, 17th century, tempera on wooden board. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

 

Embossing and engraving enhances a brilliant 19th century icon titled The Old Trinity. The tempera on board icon measures over 20 inches by 17 inches.

‘The Old Trinity’ large Russian icon, 19th century, tempera on wooden board. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

A 19th century Kovcheg-style icon from central Russia depicts the Resurrection of Christ. Done in egg tempera and gesso on wood, the icon is reinforced with two splints on the back.

Icon of the Resurrection, Kovcheg, central Russia, 19th century, egg tempera and gesso on wood. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

An early 20th century icon consists of four parts on the wood board: Intercession of Mother of God, Our Lady of the Sign, St. Nickolas and Our Lady “Sooth My Sorrow.”

Russian icon in four parts: Intercession of Mother of God, Our Lady of the Sign, St. Nickolas, Our Lady ‘Sooth My Sorrow.’ Wood and egg tempera, early 20th century, 18in x 20in. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Jasper52 image

 

The Virgin Iverskaya and Child appear on a signed silver enamel oklad icon made in Moscow, circa 1908-1917.

Virgin Iverskaya icon, silver enamel oklad, maker’s mark ‘GD’ in Cyrillic, Moscow 1908-1917. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Jasper52 image

 

Also included in this week’s Religious Icons auction are bronze and iron crosses depicting the Crucifixion as well as books and printed auction catalogs devoted to Russian religious icons. View the full catalog and bid right here.

7 Man Ray Images That Dazzle

Seven works by American artist Man Ray highlight this week’s photogravure auction, which boasts some of the most revered names in photography alongside Man Ray. (Want a quick briefer on photogravure? Check this post out about the intaglio printmaking process and influential artists.) 

Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky; Aug. 27, 1890 – Nov. 18, 1976) was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements. His photogravure titled Multiple Exposure, 1934, demonstrates his ties to the latter movement.

Man Ray, ‘Multiple Exposure,’ 1934 sheet-fed gravure printed by Neogravure Co., France. Estimate: $350-$450. Jasper52 image

 

Ray spend most of his life in France and all but one of his photogravures in the auction were printed by the Neogravure Co., France.

Man Ray, ‘Interior With Painting,’ 1934, sheet-fed gravure printed by Neogravure Co., France. Estimate: $350-$450. Jasper52 image

 

One of the Man Ray gravures features solarization, a photographic technique he reinvented. Solarization is a phenomenon in photography in which the image recorded on a negative or on a photographic print is wholly or partially reversed in tone.

Man Ray, ‘Solarized Woman,’ cropped, small vintage gravure printed by editions Mana – Paris in 1937. Estimate: $240-$280. Jasper52 image

 

Some other Ray images in this collection feature an uncommon exterior composition. See below for two such examples where we step into the outdoors.

Man Ray, ‘Trees,’ 1934 sheet-fed gravure printed by Neogravure Co., France. Estimate: $350-$450. Jasper52 image

 

Man Ray, ‘Rock Formation,’ 1934 sheet-fed gravure printed by Neogravure Co., France. Estimate: $350-$450. Jasper52 image

 

The final two of the collection of Man Ray images show off the beauty of the human figure.

Man Ray, ‘Neck,’ 1934 sheet-fed gravure printed by Neogravure Co., France. Estimate: $350-$450. Jasper52 image

 

Man Ray, ‘Shadow Nude,’ 1934 sheet-fed gravure printed by Neogravure Co., France. Estimate: $350-$450. Jasper52 image

 

Want to see more of this fantastic collection? Click here to view and bid on more works from artists like Margaret Bourke-White and Laure Albin Guillot.

A Book Collection Spanning 500 Years

Great books from the early era of moveable type up to the 20th century are featured in this week’s Book & Ephemera auction ending on Sunday, February 19th. Topics in this eclectic collection range from the history of Queen Elizabeth’s England to mid-century modern furniture.

Perhaps the most colorful volume in the collection is titled Documenti d’arte d’oggi, an experimental magazine of M.A.C. (Concrete Art Movement). Offered in the auction is the last of four issues, published in Milan, Italy in 1958. The 152-page volume contains multiple serigraphs, lithographs, woodcuts, collages of several artists linked to the Concrete Art Movement, as well as an intact pop-up sculpture by Bruno Munari (1907-1998). The original hardcover is a color lithograph by Gianni Monnet (1912-1958). This scarce publication is estimated to generate international interest and sell for $4,000-$5,000.

‘Documenti d’arte d’oggi,’ magazine, first and only edition, published by MAC 1958, New York, George Wittenborn, 152pp. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

Fans of mid-century modern furniture will delight in a near fine copy of Knoll Design by Eric Larrabee & Massimo Vignelli (1981: Harry N. Abrams). The large square quarto volume retains its dust jacket, which is also rated near fine. The book’s 307 pages are profusely illustrated in color and black and white. It carries a $300-$400 estimate.

‘Knoll Design’ by Eric Larrabee and Massimo Vignelli, first printing, Harry N. Abrams, New York 1981, large square qurto, 3078pp, profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Estimate: $300-$500. Jasper52 image

 

Elbert Hubbard, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement, signed and numbered the book titled The Deserted Village, which was published by his Roycrofters in East Aurora, NY in 1989. The book offered in the auction is number 16 of 470 signed by Hubbard; only the first 40 copies of this limited edition were illuminated with extra original watercolor drawings by artist Minnie Gardner. No one knows how many of the original 40 yet exist, but they are considered scarce. This 56-page book is estimated at $400-$500.

‘The Deserted Village,’ by Oliver Goldsmith and illustrated by Minnie Gardner, No. 16 of 470, signed by Elbert Hubbard and Gardner, Roycroft, East Aurora, New York, 1898, 56pp. Estimate: $400-$500. Jasper52 image

 

From the same era and equally scarce is a first edition of George Bird Grinnell’s The Indians of Today (1900: Herbert S. Stone & Co. Chicago and New York). The 185-page book contains portraits of notable Native americans by photographer F.A. Rinehart. This important work is estimated at $900-$1,000.

‘The Indians of Today’ by George Bird Grinnell, photographs by F.A. Rinehart, first edition, Herbert S. Stone & Co., Chicago & New York, 1900. Estimate: $900-$1,000. Jasper52 image

 

Jurists will be interested in the first edition of Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Courts of Pennsylvania, Before and Since the Revolution by A.J. Dallas, published in 1790 by T. Bradford in Philadelphia. The 494-page volume, which shows wear, has a $400-$500 estimate.

‘Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Courts of Pennsylvania, Before and since the Revolution.’ By A.J. Dallas, first edition, T. Bradford, Philadelphia, 1790, 494pp. Estimate: $400-$500. Jasper52 image

 

In amazing condition for its age is a book published in London in 1569 on the history of England up to the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Like most surviving copies, this extremely scarce book is not perfect; missing the title page through page 12 (estimated at $4,000-$5,000).

‘A Chronicle at Large, and Meere History of the Affayres of Englande … ’ by Richard Grafton, London, 1569, full leather cover. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

Also worthy of note is a first edition (second state) of The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson by James Boswell, published in London in 1785. Bound in full calf – quite possibly the original binding – it is in overall good condition and expected to sell for $500-$600.

There’s something for everyone in this collection – view the fully illustrated catalog of book and ephemera here.

7 Luxury Watches To Dazzle Your Wrist

This week’s collection of luxury watches and timepieces is absolutely stunning. From Patek Philippe to TAG Heuer to Rolex, the major watch brands are all featured in this auction. Here are seven of the standout stunners.

The auction begins with a rare Patek Philippe Calatrava stainless steel wristwatch. The Calatrava line, launched in 1932, is considered the flagship model of Patek Philippe.

Rare Patek Philippe Calatrava stainless steel watch, hand-wind mechanical movement. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Jasper52 image

 

The sale concludes with lot 120, a newly serviced Rolex men’s Submariner in excellent condition. This stunning watch features a Perpetual Date, self-winding movement and a brilliant blue insert bezel. Great news: this is only one of nearly two dozen Rolex watches included in the auction.

Rolex men’s Submariner, perpetual self-winding movement, excellent condition. Estimate: $14,000-$16,000. Jasper52 image

 

Equally as bold is a TAG Heuer Formula 1 automatic chronograph, Model CAU2011.BA0873, having a quartz movement. TAG Heuer watches were the first tailored for professional race car drivers.

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Automatic Chronograph. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Jasper52 image

 

With elegant diamond markers, this Hamilton 14K yellow gold and diamond watch is one to be bookmarked.

Hamilton 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Watch. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000

 

A classic dress wristwatch is the vintage 14K yellow gold Movado watch. It features day, date and month and hand-wind mechanical movement.

Vintage Movado 14K gold Triple Date series, hand-wind mechanical movement, 34mm case size. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Jasper52 image

 

Not to be forgotten are the women’s watches! This 1930s Hamilton platinum model adorned with diamonds is absolutely beautiful.

Hamilton platinum and diamond women’s watch, 1930s, invisibly channel set baguette and round brilliant diamonds.4.25 ctw. Estimate: $7,500-$10,000. Jasper52 image

 

Less ostentations but no less stylish is the Corum Gr. 5 Ingot series gold watch. Montes Corum Sarl, commonly referred to as Corum, is a Swiss watchmaker based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchatel. Founded in 1955, it makes high-quality and high-price watches, many of which are limited editions.

Women’s Corum Gr. 5 Ingot series 18K gold watch with diamond crown. Estimate: $2,500-$3,000. Jasper52 image

 

6 Extraordinary Pieces of Elevated Folk Art

There’s nothing like finding a unique treasure at the antique fair or flea market. And this weekend’s Americana & Folk Art auction will give you that thrilling feeling over and over. Handcrafted tramp art boxes, bird decoys, outsider art sculptures and wooden game boards are just a few of the historical treasures in this sale. And some of the most impressive works of the collection are the figural weather vanes that top the list of prized items and are elevated to folk art status.

A 19th century weather vane in the form of a full-body eagle, having a wingspan of 29 inches and standing 48 inches high caps off this auction.

Eagle weather vane with original directional mounted on a large painted pedestal, found in New England, copper body, 19th century. Estimate: $2,250-$7,450

 

Running into the wind is a late 19th century horse weather vane with an original milk glass ball attached. It displays on a custom-made cast-iron stand.

Painted copper and iron weather vane, circa: 1880-1895. Estimate: $1,195-$2,450. Jasper52 image

 

At 35 inches in length, the date “1896” is visible on a banner-style weather vane, even when mounted on a rooftop. The surface of the copper vane has rich verdigris.

Copper banner weather vane, circa 1896. Estimate: $1,200-$1,600. Jasper52 image

 

A unique example of 20th century outsider art in this auction is a pair of sandstone carvings depicting an Indian maiden and chief. Ohioan Ernest “Popeye” Reed (1919-1985) was widely known for his stone carvings. A carpenter and cabinetmaker by trade, Reed started selling his carvings to tourists by the roadside in the 1960s.

‘Popeye’ Reed (Ohio, 1919-1985) carved sandstone Indian chief and maiden. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500. Jasper52 image

 

Several painted game boards are included in the sale, including a double-sided example for playing Chinese checkers and conventional checkers. This handmade board dates to the late 1800s and has an undisturbed finish.

Painted wood game board, double-sided, 1880-1900. Estimate: $895-$1,650. Jasper52 image

 

A life-size carving of a curlew shore bird from the 1940s is one of several decoys in the auction.

Curlew shore bird carving, cork body, 1940s. Estimate: $1,000-$1,200. Jasper52 image

 

View the full catalog and find your treasure in this week’s Americana and Folk Art auction.

Explore The World Through These Antique Maps

World travelers can explore both land and sea with a collection of antique maps in this week’s auction. Unlike current maps, these original engravings trace borders as they were being charted.

The 1630 Hondius/Mercator map of Japan and Korea, as an example, shows the latter as an island, but a notation by the cartographers acknowledges the uncertainty whether Corea (Korea) is an island or a peninsula. This map is richly ornamented with two strapwork cartouches, one European (Dutch galleon) and one Japanese junk-style ship, and a sea monster.

1630 Hondius/Mercator Map of Japan and Korea, ‘Iaponia,’ hand colored. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Jasper52 image

 

Jumping ahead 250 years, we have a map of Tokyo in the form of a Japanese woodblock print. This elaborate map of the city has an insert of the port of Yokohama. As was the style of many Japanese city maps, the text radiates from the center of the map, which in this case is the Imperial Palace of Tokyo. Surrounding the map are 20 engraved views of various places around the city.

Japanese woodblock print, map of Tokyo with an insert of Yokohama, 1888. Estimate: $750-$1,000. Jasper52 image

 

Sailing south, we encounter Henri Jacques Chatelain’s 1791 map of Southeast Asia. Published in Amsterdam, this fine map features the region of Southeast Asia and includes Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Malay Peninsula and the Gulf of Bengalin to the north, to Java and Sumatra in the south. The map is centered on Malacca and Borneo. Chatelain depicts even small islands, sea routes, shoals, and other places which might threaten the safety of voyagers at sea.

Map of Southeast Asia by Henri Jacques Chatelain, Amsterdam, published 1719. Estimate: $750-$1,000. Jasper52 image

 

More treacherous water is charted in Gerard Mercator’s 1613 map of the Strait of Magellan, which separates mainland South America to the north and Tierra del Fuego to the South. This map bears a souther projection with North pointing toward the bottom of the map. Not only is this the first map of the Strait of Magellan to appear in a commercial atlas, it is one of a few sea charts produced by Mercator. For over 100 years, the Strait of Magellan was believed to be the only sure way to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The title cartouche is that of early Baroque style and is flanked by two penguins.

Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego, 1613, published in ‘Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes … ’ by Gerard Mercator, Amsterdam. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500. Jasper52 image

 

Christopher Columbus would have found R. & J. Ottens’ map of Cuba, Hispaniola, and Florida helpful. The original copperplate engraving was published sometime between 1725 and 1750. The map has insets of St. Augustine, Havana, and Santo Domingo. Ahoy, pirates and treasure hunters: the map includes routes of the Spanish galleons.

Cuba, Hispaniola and Florida, 1725-1750, an original copperplate engraving published by R. & J. Ottens. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Jasper 52 image

 

For those inclined to be politically correct, we have Thomas Kitchen’s 1749 A Correct Map of Europe, a four-sheet political map that divides the continent into its empires and kingdoms.

A sheet of ‘A Correct Map of Europe,’ four-part political map of the continent, Thomas Kitchen, London, 1749. Estimate: $600-$800. Jasper52 image

 

Not only will these maps serve as decorative pieces, but they also will reveal innumerable ways to view the world. Click here to explore the entire catalog.

Enhance Your Abode With These Decorative Arts Pieces

This week we are debuting a decorative arts auction with 120 lots of fresh furnishings to enhance any abode. An intersection of beauty and function, these decorative arts pieces delight with their elegant simplicity. Displaying objects from across America, Europe and beyond, this auction features a variety of decorative patterns and techniques.

Paintings of pastel-colored landscapes epitomize the opulence of 19th century Europe. Regional Center, a painting by Russian artist Pavel Erovikov, shows a view of a rural town. The large oil on canvas has a $3,500-$5,000 estimate.

Pavel Erovikov (Russian, 1982), ‘Regional Center,’ oil on canvas, 46in x 31in. Estimate: $3,500-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

The Neoclassical style bronze group Two Goddesses, attributed to French sculptor and painter Jean-Baptiste Auguste Clesinger, dates to the 1870s.

‘Two Goddesses’ bronze in the Neoclassical style, attributed to Jean-Baptiste Auguste Clesinger, France, circa 1875, 14.5in high x 26.5in wide x 9in deep. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Jasper52 image

 

An outstanding example of 1920s Meissen porcelain is an 11-inch-tall figure of a seated nobleman. It was created by Paul Scheurich (1883-1945), who is regarded as one of the greatest modelers of the 20th century.

Meissen porcelain figure, 1920s, 11.25in high x 6.5in wide x 7in deep. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

Fine porcelain tableware is also featured in the auction such as a valuable Flora Danica tureen by Royal Copenhagen.

Royal Copenhagen ‘Ranunculus Fiearia’ Flora Danica tureen, Denmark, 1969-1973, porcelain, 8.25in x 12in x 7.25in. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Jasper52 image

 

Continental modern art glass is highlighted by a Picasso-designed Murano Fucina Degli Angeli vase that stands about 15 1/2 inches tall.

Picasso Murano Fucina Degli Angeli glass vase, signed, 1959, 15.6in. Estimate: $12,000-$15,000. Jasper 52 image

 

Also originating from the glass masters of Murano, Italy, but in stark contrast, is a vase designed by Carlo Scarpa in 1940 and produced by Venini.

Carlo Scarpa for Venini Glass Factory, 1940, 8.8in, acid stamp on bottom ‘Venini Murano.’ Estimate: $4,500-$6,000. Jasper52 image

 

The auction offers dozens more fine objects to complement a tasteful person’s home décor. View the full catalog and register to bid in this auction here.

6 Jewelry Pieces You Will Swoon Over

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this weekend’s Jasper52 jewelry auction features modern and vintage pieces that mingle beautifully making up a diverse collection. Tiffany, Cartier and Van Cleef are just a few of the famous names offered, boasting classic designs as well as modern interpretations.

Tiffany & Co. platinum diamond and sapphire bypass ring featuring a GIA-graded 1.78 carat old European cut diamond and a round cut sapphire with an estimated weight of 2.10cts, size 5 1/2. Estimate: $16,000-$20,000. Jasper52 image

 

The 120-lot auction saves the best items for last, concluding with a Tiffany & Co. platinum diamond and sapphire bypass ring (above), estimated at $16,000-$20,000, and a pair of Van Cleef & Arpel 18K gold diamond and mother of pearl earrings (below), estimated to bring $20,000-$25,000.

Van Cleef & Arpel 18K cabochon mother of pearl diamond earrings with .80cts of round brilliant cut diamonds. Estimate: $20,000-$25,000. Jasper52 image

 

Vintage Tiffany & Co. in the sale also includes a pendant with a pair of natural pearls and 44 old European cut diamonds. The Art Deco necklace, which is not Tiffany, measures 19.5 inches long. This diamond and pearl necklace is accompanied by a retail appraisal performed by a graduate gemologist as well as a GIA report for the natural pearls. This lovely item (below) carries a $7,000-$10,000 estimate.

Tiffany & Co. natural pearl and diamond pendant with 44 Old European cut diamonds and a pair of GIA-graded natural pearls, late 1800s. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000. Jasper52 image

 

From Boucheron, Paris, an 18K gold ring (below) featuring an oval diamond flanked by 20 round billion cut diamonds has an $8,000-$12,000.

Boucheron, Paris, diamond ring with 0.55-carat oval diamond and 20 round brilliant cut diamonds, size 6.25. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image

 

An enameled 18K gold tiger bracelet (below) by Frascarolo adds a touch of whimsy to the sale. The big cat’s eyes are rubies.

Frascarolo tiger bangle bracelet, 18K yellow gold, 7-inch circumference. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Jasper52 image

 

On the contemporary side is a SimonG 18 gold diamond row bracelet (below) of white and rose gold with 1.48 ctw diamonds.

SimonG 18K gold diamond row bracelet, 1.48ctw. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Jasper51 image

 

This sale offers a variety of fine jewelry for buyers looking for either elegant simplicity or for eye-catching intensity. View the full catalog and register to bid here.

5 Icons Depicting Images of Old-Time Religion

Jesus Christ and many of the saints are represented in Russian icons that will be sold in this week’s online auction. Icons are revered pictures of Jesus, Mary or the saints and are often Russian. They are made of wood, tin, or precious metals. The icons in this auction predate the 1917 Russian Revolution.

Individual icons in this auction start at the top with the popular Christ Pantocrator. This particular icon dates to 1835 Moscow. Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. Pantocrator, or Pantokrator is, used in this context, a translation of one of many names of God in Judaism.

Christ Pantocrator icon, Moscow, 1835, silver riza. Estimage: $6,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

 

Ranking high on the hierarchy in Russian icons is St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, who is represented in the auction by an 1840s icon originating in St. Petersburg, the former Russian capital. Saint Nicholas, also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic fourth-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor. He is also known as Nikolas the Wonderworker because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession.

St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, St. Petersburg, 1840s, silver-gilt riza. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Jasper52 image

 

St. Habakkuk, a prophet in the Old Testament, is revered in a 19th century icon of hand-painted egg tempera and gesso on an elongated wood panel. Habakkuk is the author of the Book of Habakkuk and the eight of the collected twelve Minor Prophets.

St. Habakkuk Russian icon, 19th century, hand-painted egg tempera, gesso on wood panel. Estimate: $6,500-$8,000. Jasper52 image

 

Christ is the focal point of this 19th century Kholui school icon, known as The Only Begotten Son. Kholui is a small community 223 miles northeast of Moscow long known for its skilled icon painters.

Russian Icon of the Only Begotten Son, Holui School, 19th century. Estimate: $12,000-$15,000. Jasper52 image

 

A host of saints are depicted in a large Vetka school icon dating to the second half of the 19th century.

Selected subjects icon, Vetka school, second half 19th century. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image

Click here to view the full catalog of exceptional Russian religious icons. Auction ends on Saturday, January 28th.