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Lives of saints illustrated in online auction June 16

Arising from Eastern Orthodoxy are icons that carry rich histories and intricate religious symbolism. Depicting gospel scenes and the lives of saints, these ornate paintings remain faithful to the stories of Christ, the Virgin Mary and countless more. Jasper52 will conduct an online auction of nearly 200 painted icons as well as dozens of crucifixes and other Christian figures on Tuesday, June 16.

Greek icon depicting Saints Simon, Guriy and Aviv. The three were burned alive in the fourth century for spreading the gospel, 13.6in x 11.2in. Estimate: $700-$800. Jasper52 image

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Saints come marching in icons online auction May 6

Jesus Christ and many of the saints and angels are represented in an online auction of Russian icons that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Wednesday, May 6. The expected top lot is a double-sided wooden icon depicted both the Resurrection and the Madonna and Christ Child from the 16th century.

Russian double-sided icon, the Virgin Hodegetria and the Resurrection, 16th century. Estimate: $11,000-$13,000. Jasper52 image

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Jasper52 online auction Dec. 11 adorned with religious icons

More than 300 religious icons are offered in a Jasper52 auction on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Painted images of the Holy Trinity and all the saints in heaven, along with a few three-dimensional objects, are included in this online auction.

Silver oklad Russian icon of Christ hand-painted on a wood panel, dated 1886, 8 3/3 x 7in (22 x 18cm), case measures 12½x 11in (32 x 28cm). Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Jasper52 image

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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.