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Religious antiques to be offered in Jasper52 auction April 10

Handcrafted chalices and ciboria, the goblet-shaped vessels for holding eucharistic wine and bread, are among the spiritual objects and religious art that will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction Wednesday, April 10, in time for the Easter season.

Handcrafted monstrance set with stones, circa 1920, 23in. x 12in. Estimate: $7,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

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Jasper52 marks Ash Wednesday with religious icons auction March 6

Arising from all reaches of the European Orthodox world are icons that carry rich histories and intricate religious symbolism. More than 200 objects from this category are being offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Ash Wednesday, March 6.

Russian icon of the Three-Handed Virgin Mary, hand-painted on wood panel with egg tempera, gesso, levkas and gold leaf, 19th century, 37in. x 30in. (94.5 x 76 cm). Estimate: $9,000-$11,000. Jasper52 image

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Jasper52 marks Christmastime with religious icon auction Dec. 26

Icons, conventional religious images hand-painted on small wooden panels and used in the devotions of Eastern Christians, are well represented in a Jasper52 online auction on the second day of Christmas, Wednesday, Dec. 26.

‘Christ the Almighty,’ silver, 19th century, 9 x 10.8 inches. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Jasper52 image

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Saints go marching in Jasper52 icons auction Sept. 19

The lives of Christ, his apostles and many Eastern Orthodox saints are celebrated in a collection of religious icons that will be sold in a Jasper52 auction on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

‘Entry of Christ in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday,’ Russian, 1890-1940, 32 x 27 cm. Estimate: $3,500-$4,000. Jasper52 image

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Online auction devoted to Orthodox religious icons April 18

Many traditional icons of the Eastern Orthodox Church—depicting Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary, saints and angels—are featured in a Jasper52 online auction to be held Wednesday, April 18. These antique icons carry rich histories and religious symbolism.

Our Lady with three Hands, 18th century, 17 x 21.2 in. Estimate: $3,000-$3,500. Jasper52 image

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Legions of saints appear in Jasper52 Russian icon auction Dec. 13

Religious icons, artful images arising from all reaches of the European Orthodox world, carry rich histories and intricate symbolism. More than 100 of these Old World antiques that depict Gospel scenes and the lives of the saints, the Virgin Mary and Christ will be offered at a Jasper52 online auction Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Large triptych with Deësis, circa 1700, North Russia, gesso, gold, tempera, size 58 x 42 cm. Estimate: $2,400-$2,700. Jasper52 image

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6 Russian Icons Bursting With Color

As we conclude Easter Week, or Bright Week as it is called in Eastern Orthodox Church, imagery of Christ, the Apostles, the Virgin Mary and all the saints are brought to our mind. In celebrating and honoring these religious depictions, this week’s Russian Icons auction presents a vivid collection of icons.

A highlight of this collection is a 19th century Mother of the Burning Bush icon, which pictures the Mother of God holding Christ at the center of the composition, while the corners are occupied by events related to the biblical story of the Burning Bush. Vividly executed in gesso, gold and tempera, this icon is estimated at $8,000-$12,000.

Mother of the Burning Bushes icon, 19th century, Russia/Palekh, gesso, gold, tempera, 31 x 26 cm. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image

 

St. Mary is also represented in the collection by an 18th century Russian icon of the Annunciation, at which the archangel Gabriel announced that she would conceive a child to be born as the Son of God.

Annunciation icon, Russia, 18th century, tempera on wooden board, size 36 x 31 cm. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

The baptism of Christ is depicted on two 17th century Russian icons in the auction, on of which is pictured here. Both have $5,000-$7,000 estimates.

Baptism of Christ icon, Russia, circa 1600, tempera on wooden board, 32 x 27 cm. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Jasper52 image

 

This 17th or 18th century Russian icon is devoted to the Old Testament Trinity. The detailed image is estimated at $8,000-$10,000.

Old Testament Trinity icon, Russian, 17th-18th century, 27 x 31 cm. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Jasper52 image

 

St. John the Apostle & Evangelist, an 18th century Russian icon, about 10.5 by 12.5 inches, expects to deliver $6,000-$8,000.

St. John the Apostle & Evangelist icon, Russian, 18th century, wood, 26 x 31 cm. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

 

A central Russian icon commemorating St. Trifon (Tryphon), who was martyred for his faith, is included in the collection. St. Trifon (d. A.D. 250) acquired fame as a healer, especially of animals. He is particularly invoked on farms and is also the patron saint of gardeners and winegrowers.

Martyr Trifon icon, 19th century, central Russia. two splints in the back. 12 1/4in x 10 1/2in (31 x 27 cm). Estimate: $3,500-$5,000. Jasper52 image

 

The illustrious lives of the saint are celebrated throughout this collection, which can be viewed here.

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.

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.

6 Religious Icons Carrying Rich History

Arising from the European Orthodox world are icons that carry rich histories and intricate religious symbolism. Depicting Gospel scenes, these ornate paintings on wood and brass oklad covered motifs remain faithful to the stories of Christ, the Virgin Mary and the early saints. Through this one-of-a-kind sale of Religious Icons, discover and decode traditions that remain central to the Orthodox tradition

One of the stars in this heavenly offering is an 1859 Russian icon depicting Our Lady of Kazan with the Christ Child. Kazanskaya Mother of God, also called Our Lady of Kazan, was a holy icon of the highest stature within the Russian Orthodox Church, representing the Virgin Mary as the protector and patroness of the city of Kazan and a palladium of all of Russia.

Russian icon, Our Lady of Kazan, 1859, egg tempera on wood with gold leaf, silver riza with hallmarks 84. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Jasper52 image

Russian icon, Our Lady of Kazan, 1859, egg tempera on wood with gold leaf, silver riza with hallmarks 84. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Jasper52 image

 

In this deesis, a traditional representation in Byzantine art, the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist implore Jesus Christ. A unique 19th century example of this type of icon is featured in this auction.

Deesis, gilt gold Russian icon, late 19th century, 22.5 x 14.5 x 3 inches, paint on wood with gilt. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Jasper 52 image

Deesis, gilt gold Russian icon, late 19th century, 22.5 x 14.5 x 3 inches, paint on wood with gilt. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Jasper 52 image

 

The birth of Christ is celebrated in this 19th century gilt gold Russian icon.

Gilt gold Russian icon, Birth of Christ, 19th century. Estimate: $7,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

Gilt gold Russian icon, Birth of Christ, 19th century. Estimate: $7,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

 

Another highlight of the sale is this 19th century gilt gold Russian icon displaying the Resurrection with scenes from Christ’s Passion.

Russian gilt gold icon of the Resurrection with scenes from the Passion, 19th century, 14.5 x 17.5 x 1 inches, paint on wood with gilt. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

Russian gilt gold icon of the Resurrection with scenes from the Passion, 19th century, 14.5 x 17.5 x 1 inches, paint on wood with gilt. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

 

Saints represented in the auction range from the universally known Michael the Archangel to the Russian St. Nikolai, a fourth-century Greek Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor.

Archangel Michael gilt gold Russian icon, 19th century, 10 x 12 x 1.25 inches, paint on wood with gilt. Estimate: $7,500-$10,000. Jasper52 image

Archangel Michael gilt gold Russian icon, 19th century, 10 x 12 x 1.25 inches, paint on wood with gilt. Estimate: $7,500-$10,000. Jasper52 image

 

Because of the many miracles attributed to St. Nikolai’s intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker.

Russian St. Nikolai icon, 1840-1870s, egg tempera on wood with gold leaf. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Jasper52 image

Russian St. Nikolai icon, 1840-1870s, egg tempera on wood with gold leaf. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Jasper52 image

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and bid in this auction with Jasper52 here.