How Much Is Your Russian Art Worth?
Do you own any Russian goldsmithing? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide an appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.
Russian goldsmithing with Fabergé leading the way
Russian goldsmithing was brought to the forefront with Tsars Alexander II and Nicholas II. The most prestigious houses are in Moscow and St Petersburg such as Ovchinnikov, Fabergé, Bolin, Hahn, Keibl, Gratchev, Nichols & Plincke, Ruckert, Sazikov. The objects produced are often coloured with enamel and based on precious materials. They are usually diplomatic gifts such as vodka sets, cigarette cases or eggs.
The ornamental repertoire alludes to the past and includes motifs from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque of Western Europe. The Kovsh, a traditional wooden container, was redesigned to be made of filigree or cloisonné enamel.
Two styles: Russian and European
In the 19th century, goldsmiths distinguished themselves through either the European or Russian style. The frequent decorations are based on troika, hunting scenes. These different creations were discovered by an international audience thanks to the regular organisation of world exhibitions. The quality of the objects by goldsmith Sazikov caught the public’s attention in 1851. At the beginning of the 20th century, landscapes were brought up to date with cloisonné or plique-à-jour. The October revolution of 1917 put an end to this excellence. The great goldsmiths’ houses often have two qualities of production, unique pieces and common pieces.
Objects sought after by collectors
These various luxury items are rare and sought after by collectors, which is why their prices are high when they are put up sale. Fabergé eggs are in high demand. However, it is important to have these goldsmith’s pieces appraised, as fake models are rampant.
How do we appraise your Russian goldsmithing?
Requesting an online valuation of your Russian artwork is simple. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our goldsmithing experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.
A team of experts and auctioneers
If you own a Russian goldsmithing, use our online form for an appraisal.
You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your painting, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.