Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sale of Russian icons from Zeiner-Henriksen’s collection sets world auction record

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The Novgorod School, 16th century: Large Russian church icon with a depiction of the Descent from the Cross. Hammer price: DKK 4.6 million (€ 620,000 / € 806,000 including buyer's premium).
COPENHAGEN---This summer's international auction at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen has just ended with an iconic auction of Russian art. With a world record on Russian icons and a total hammer price of DKK 27.6 million (€ 3.7 million / € 4.8 million including buyer's premium), auction history was made on Friday 9th June. The Russian icons from Zeiner-Henriksen’s collection were a particular surprise, with several impressive million-kroner hammer prices. A church icon from the 16th century of Christ being taken down from the cross was sold for DKK 4.6 million (€ 620,000 / € 806,000 including buyer's premium), which is a World auction record,” says Martin Hans Borg, expert on Russian art at Bruun Rasmussen. [More]
The Russian Art Auction took place at Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers in Copenhagen on Friday 9 June 2017.

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