The Arts of Russia: The Archive of a Dealer formed over 50 years in the art trade

 

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Over 1,000 catalogues large and small from sale rooms across Europe and the States on the arts of Russia. This presents a unique opportunity to acquire an unrivalled collection of auction catalogues on Icons, Fabergé, jewellery, decorative arts and painting. There are a further 700 additional catalogues which may or may not contain Russian works within them but are not specifically dedicated to this subject. The catalogues date from the 60s up to the 21st century and many of them are annotated with bids, buyer’s names and final prices.

This presents an exceptional resource for anyone collecting or dealing in Russian art: for the verification of provenances, etc.

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Catalogue of the Collection of the Pavlovsk Palace Museum

The former Russian imperial residence of Paul I and his wife, the Empress Maria Feodorovna, the collection of the Pavlovsk Palace Museum was formed following the royal couple’s Grand Tour of Europe in 1781-2. It ranges across a broad spectrum of luxury porcelain, antique and 18th-century sculpture, old master painting, decorative textiles, and architectural drawings, and is a document of the Russian Imperial taste for refinement and luxury, which rivaled the great European courts of its day.

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Pavlovsk Palace: Its History and Destiny

Vol. I.i Spavlovsk palace history and destinyt. Petersburg: 2008. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections.  232 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

An illustrated history of the palace’s construction, restoration and incarnation as a museum.  Chapters are devoted to the Russian sculptors, architects and artists commissioned to produce works, as well as the many royals who lived there. Archival photographs testify to its recent history, including an account of the aerial bombardment and German occupation of the palace in World War II.  Text in Russian.
101224   £ 60.00

Sculpture: Pavlovsk Park sculpture

interiors pavlovskVol I.ii St. Petersburg: 2011. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. Paperback. 151 pages, fully illustrated.  21 x 27cms.

Much of the design and sculptural programme of Pavlovsk Palace Park was inspired by Emperor Paul I’s visits to the palaces of Versailles and Chantilly on his Grand European Tour. The resulting collection includes Italian portrait busts and park sculpture from the 8th to 13th centuries, with important works by Paolo Triscorni, Pietro Baratta and Ivan Martos, in addition to 18th-century Russian mythological subjects in bronze and marble. Text in Russian.

101041 £50

The Palace Interiors: First and Third Floors

park sculptureVol I. iii St. Petersburg: 2010. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 152 pages fully illustrated. Paperback 21 x 27cms.

A room by room account of the interior decoration, furniture and objets d’art at Pavlovsk Palace. Many of the internal themes reflect the Tsar and Tsarina’s tastes for 18th century French classicism and Classical Roman style, alongside rooms in more traditional Russian style. The palace interiors underwent many reconstructions, according to the changing tastes of its owners, and were conceived at the hands of many of the greatest living European and Russian architects: Charles Cameron, Vincenzo Brenna, Giacomo Quarenghi, Andrei Voronykhin and Carlo Rossi. Text in Russian. 

101219 £50.00

Sculpture

sculptureVol. III.i St. Petersburg: 2011. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 150 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

The sculpture collection of Pavlovsk Palace is a testimony of  Emperor Paul I’s  fascination with antiquity. Among the works he purchased following his European grand tour are Roman marble copies of Greek and Hellenistic models, Roman originals in marble, small scale bronzes and funerary urns from Pompeii. Later works in the collection include smaller scale 18th-century bronze and marble figure groups, contemporary copies after the antique, and Russian 18th and 19th-century sculptures. Text in Russian.

101034 £60.00

Fans

fansSt. Petersburg: 2008. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 160 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

The complete catalogue of 134 fans from Pavlovsk Palace, with a large number featuring Russian and European imperial themes. The collection boasts an astonishing array of styles and craftsmanship, including palmette, plié and brisé fans in painted parchment, lace, silk, ostrich feather, rhinestone, and mother of pearl. Includes mostly Russian and Western European examples from the mid 18th century to late 19th century, as well as a smaller collection of early 20th-century Chinese fans. Text in Russian.

101036 £50

Decorative Embroidery

embroideryVol. IV.ii. St. Petersburg: 2012. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 84 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

413 catalogued works of embroidery ranging across many techniques of production, from Russia, Western Europe and the Far East, and dating from the 18th to the early 20th century.  Many of the items come from the original collection of Pavlovsk palace, and comprise decorative embroidered screens, inlaid furniture, embroidered carpets, table linens, cushions, decorative borders, embroidered pictures and miniatures. Text in Russian.

101223 £50

Painting: Paintings of Holland and Flanders 16th – 18th centuries 

Dutch masters pavlovskVol V.i. St. Petersburg: 2009. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 148 pages, fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

Catalogues the Dutch and Flemish paintings housed in the palace of Pavlovsk, the summer residence of the Russian emperor Paul I. The collection was formed by Paul during his tour of Europe in 1781 -82, and includes landscapes, still lifes, religious and genre scenes by masters such as Jan Frans van Bloemen, Pieter Claesz, and Adriaen van Ostade, among others. Text in Russian.

100293 £50

 

Painting: Paintings of Italian and Spanish masters of the 16th – 19th centuries.

italian and spanishVol. V.ii. St. Petersburg: 2012. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 182 pages illustrated throughout. Paperback. 21 x 27cms. 182 pages fully illustrated.

The second volume devoted to the collection of paintings at Pavlovsk palace, the summer residence of the Tsar Paul I. The collection was formed by the Tsar during his European Tour at the end of the eighteenth century and includes landscapes, portraits, and religious and mythological subjects by masters such as Guido Reni, Tintoretto, Andrea del Sarto, Francesco Guardi, and José de Ribera. Text in Russian.

101040 £60

 

Rare books: 15th – 18th century picture books

rare booksVol. VI.i. St. Petersburg: 2010. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 216 pages, highly illustrated throughout. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

Documents the extensive library at Pavlovsk Palace, first established by Catherine the Great for the instruction of her son, the future Emperor Paul. Includes an impressive range of 18th-century works on the sciences, complete editions of contemporary writers, and Nuremburg publications on numismatics. The collection also boasts an important selection of 15th century illuminated manuscripts and incunabula. Text in Russian.

101037 £50

 

Porcelain: The Imperial Porcelain Factory late 18th – early 20th century

porcelainVol. VII.i. St. Petersburg: 2009. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 172 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

Spanning more than two hundred years, the collection of ceramics at Pavlovsk embraces examples from nearly all the major producers of eighteenth and nineteenth-century porcelain, ceramics and faience, such as Wedgwood, Sèvres, Berlin, Vienna, Höchst, Ludwigsburg and Nymphenburg manufacturers. Text in Russian.

100292 £75

 

Objets d’art: Products of the Fabergé Firm from the Late 19th to Early 20th Century

Vol. IX. i. St. Petersburg: 2013. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 328 pages fully illustrated. Paperback.

faberge pavlovskThe collection of Fabergé items at Pavlovsk make up a small but highly important section of the larger collection of over 1,250 objects d’art collected by the Emperors Alexander I and II and the imperial princes. Among the luxury objects are leather and silver bound books, decorative caskets, glass and silver tableware, late 19th c. handcrafted thermometers, decorative frames, and jewel studded Russian figurines.  The volume includes an index of manufacturers’ monograms and biographies, a subject index of the entire collection and lists of purchases.  Text in Russian.

100289 £100

 

 

Metal, Bronze: Clocks, bracket clocks, wall clocks

metal clocksVol. X.i. St. Petersburg: 2011. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 175 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

From the state museum collection of Pavlovsk, the former summer residence of the Tsar Paul I during the late 18th century. The current volume is the complete catalogue of the museum’s collection of Russian and European clocks, from mostly Paris, London and Vienna, and dating from the mid 18th century to the turn of the twentieth century. Text in Russian. 176 pages, 129 colour illustrations.

100291 £80

 

Coloured Stoneware of the Second Half XVIII-XX centuries

coloured stoneVol. XIII. St. Petersburg: 2013. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 196 pages, fully illustrated. Paperback. 27 x 21cms.

Celebrates the array of Russian coloured stoneware at Pavlovsk, including works in jasper, porphyry, malachite, lapis lazuli, and quartz, used in the production of mantelpieces, fireplaces and particularly decorative vases at the palace. Handles, garlands and other ornaments were often added in bronze or ormolu to the designs of eminent architects. Text in Russian. 

 

 

Drawing: The architectural drawings of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

drwaing Vol. XV.i. St. Petersburg: 2011. Series: The State Culture Preserve Pavlovsk. Full Catalogue of the Collections. 220 pages fully illustrated. Paperback. 21 x 27cms.

Publishes the palace’s collection of architectural drawings of great 18th-century Russian palace architects including Vincenzo Brenna, Giacomo Quarenghi, Henri-François Viollier, Andrei Voronykhin and Charles Cameron, original architect and designer of Pavlovsk Palace and gardens. Text in Russian.

101039 £60

New exhibition catalogue: Indian Jewellery at the Kremlin

Now in stock:

IndiaIndia: Jewels that Enchanted the World

Exhibition: Moscow, Kremlin Museum, 2014. 428 pages with 430 colour illustrations. Hardback. 34 x 26cms.  

Explores the development of the jeweller’s art in various regions of India in the last five hundred years, the interaction between Persia, India, and Europe, and cultural exchange between European and Indian jewellery traditions. The exhibition includes more than 300 pieces, many shown for the first time, and drawn from museums, institutions and private collections from around the world.  ISBN: 9780992840419

Price: £170.00

Also available:

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Jaffer, Amin:  Beyond Extravagance: Gems and Jewels of Royal India.  

New York: 2013. 416 pages, with 250 illustrations. Hardcover in slipcase. 35 x 28cms.  

Explores more than four centuries of Indian jewelled objects through the Al-Thani Collection, demonstrating the evolution of style and technique in court jewellery from the peak of the Mughal imperial patronage, to inventive creations of the 21st century. Key pieces include a carved jade dagger hilt owned by Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal; a group of engraved imperial Mughal spinels; a collection of enamelled objects from Hyderabad, the Arcot II diamond and Taj Mahal emerald; a choker made by Cartier for the Maharaja of Patiala, in addition to contemporary creations by JAR and Bhagat using historic Indian stones.  ISBN: 9781614281290

Price: £160.00

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The McFerrin Collection. A Remarkable Array of Fabergé

McFerrin 1We would all love to awake to a Fabergé egg under the tree on Christmas morning, but in the meantime this catalogue, published on the occasion of the exhibition Fabergé: A Brilliant Vision, at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, might just be the next best thing for all jewellery lovers!

Fabergé, Tatiana, Dorothy McFerrin, et al:  From a Snowflake to an Iceberg: The McFerrin Collection. A Remarkable Array of Fabergé. New York: 2013. 288 pages, illustrated throughout in colour. Hardback. 24 x 29cms.

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The catalogue of  one of the world’s most significant private Fabergé collections, among whose highlights are the Nobel Ice Egg, the Empress Josephine Tiara, and the ornate Fire Screen Frame, a gift from Tsar Nicholas II to his mother, Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. Includes a plethora of  imperial presentation boxes, cigarette and vesta cases, jewellery, hardstone animals, enamelled eggs, desk clocks, and scent bottles, along with other artworks, all fully reproduced with dimensions and provenance. Essays discuss gift giving in the House of Romanov, the Bismarck Box, and Fabergé’s marks, workmasters, and use of gems.
£ 145.00

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JAR Paris Volume 2

Hot on the heels of the current show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this long-awaited catalogue celebrates the elegant and innovative jewellery of Joel Arthur Rosenthal, documenting 316 of his creations produced since the 2002 Somerset House exhibition, and forming the second volume of his catalogue raisonné.

Publication details as follows:

Rosenthal, Joel Arthur:  JAR Paris II.  Volume II. London: 552 pages, with 269 colour and 101 monochrome illustrations. Bound in silk. 34.5 x 26cms. £550.00

Also available as a two-volume set, with the reprint of the elusive 2002 Somerset House exhibition catalogue:

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Rosenthal, Joel Arthur:  JAR Paris I.  684 (unpaginated) pages, with 397 colour illustrations. Bound in silk. 33.7 x 26cms. The exhibition brought together 400 of JAR’s exceptional and sought-after creations, never before displayed on this scale in public.

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The Return of JAR

This autumn is an exciting time for jewellery addicts: not only do we have the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Jewels by JAR to look forward to (http://metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/press-room/exhibitions/2013/jewels-by-jar), but those who have despaired of finding a copy of the sumptuous 2002 catalogue JAR Paris will no doubt be delighted to hear that it has now been reprinted!

JAR 2Rosenthal, Joel Arthur:  JAR Paris.  Exhibition: London, Somerset House. 684 (unpaginated) pages, with 397 colour illustrations. Silk. 33.7 x 26cms.

Reprint of the elusive 2002 catalogue. Founded in 1977, JAR has remained a secret to many, except for those lucky enough to own a piece by him. Joel Arthur Rosenthal is a jeweller who works to the highest standards using traditional methods of craftsmanship, yet constantly pushing technique beyond its limits, to allow for increasingly unusual, beautiful and perfect pieces. Each jewel is unique, made of precious and semi-precious stones mounted in rare and unusual metals, the stones themselves dictating the style of the piece.  The exhibition brought together 400 of JAR’s exceptional and sought-after creations, never before displayed on this scale in public.

£ 500.00

Available for pre-order:

Sassoon, Adrian:  Jewels by JAR. Exhibition: New York, Metropolitan Museum, 2013. 120 pages with 65 colour illustrations. Hardback. 22.9 x 20.3cms.

A concise and accessible retrospective of the acclaimed contemporary jeweller Joel A. Rosenthal, famous for his innovative and organic designs, with nearly 40 pieces spanning his career.

£ 25.00

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Beautiful Boxes and Cartier Treasures

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Etherington-Smith, Meredith: Ultra Vanities. Minaudières, Nécessaires and Compacts.

Exhibition: London, Goldsmiths Hall, 2013. 152pp, illustrated throughout in colour. Cloth, 30 x 25cms.

Whether or not you manage to make it to the exhibition before its close on July 20th, the opportunity to get hold of a copy of the catalogue should not be passed over. Some 50 vanity cases from the 18th to 20th century by Cartier, Fabergé and others are lavishly illustrated and interspersed with images of the glamorous beauties to whom they once belonged. The pieces are arranged under the categories including Orientalism, Cubism, Shanghainese Deco, Romantic Historicism.

£ 35.00

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The keen viewer will notice the Chinese flavour of a large number of these jeweled boxes and will not be surprised to hear the warmth of the reception of the Chinese audience that the Hong Kong based Liangyi Museum collection of vanity cases (many of them Cartier-designed) received when exhibited at the Forbidden City in Beijing in 2011. The sumptuous and bilingual catalogue from this exhibition is also available:

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Palace Museum:  Contrast and Harmony, Selected Vanity Cases and Chinese Furniture of Liangyi Museum.  Exhibition: Beijing, Palace Museum, 2011. 250 pp., colour plates throughout. Cloth.

An exploration of the experiences of women in East and West through 111 boxes and cases from Cartier and other European jewellery makers and 29 Chinese pieces of huanghuali and zitan furniture and objects including cabinets, tables and screens from the Liangyi Museum, Hong Kong.  Text in English and Chinese.

£ 85.00

Further evidence of Chinese influences on Western jewellery can be found in the exhibition of the highlights from the Cartier collection which intriguingly, though perhaps unintentionally, reveals much about contemporary Chinese taste for the finest kinds of Western jewellery.

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Palace Museum:  Cartier Treasures, King of Jewellers, Jewellers to Kings.  Exhibition: Beijing, Palace Museum, 2009. 495 pp., colour plates throughout. Cloth.

Catalogue of 346 fine pieces of jewellery the Cartier collection carefully selected for a Chinese audience for this important exhibition including introductory essays in on Chinese influences in the jewellery.  Text in English and Chinese.

£ 115.00

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Available for Pre-Order: The Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art Volume: XVII. The Art of Adornment, Jewellery of the Islamic Lands, Parts 1 and 2

The Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art Volume: XVII.

Spink, Michael et al.:  The Art of Adornment, Jewellery of the Islamic Lands, Parts 1 and 2.  London: 2013.  702 pp., numerous colour illustrations throughout. Cloth, 35.5 x 22.5cms.

Catalogue of some 600 pieces from the important collection of Islamic jewellery including facial ornaments, pendants, bracelets, ring fingers, necklaces, amulets, brooches and belts. Examples span the 7th to 20th centuries, in gold, silver and copper alloy, and from across Eurasia, Africa, Malaysia and Spain.

£ 125.00, released 30th June 2013. To order please e-mail artbooks@heneage.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Nights @ The V&A

This Friday (31/05/13), in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Late Night Russian-style White Nights Festival, we will be presenting our copy of Les Joyaux du Tresor de Russie to all those interested in gaining a closer look at this legendary rarity.

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Commissioned by the People’s Commissariat for Finance as a multilingual sale prospectus, the catalogue of the Imperial jewels of Russia was compiled between 1921 and 1923 by Agathon Fabergé, under duress from the government. Only a handful of exemplars survive from a planned edition of 350 copies in Russian, English, French and Ger­man; the work, not only valuable for reference, consists of hundreds of magnificent, mainly life-size, photographs. Highlights of the collection include the Great Imperial Crown, fashioned for Catherine the Great’s coronation, the Orlov diamond, rumoured to be the legendary Great Mogul Diamond of India, and the interestingly shaped Shah diamond.

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The opportunity to view the catalogue will follow on from a discussion between photographer Richard Davies and V&A curator Dr Tessa Murdoch – Remarkable Russia – which will see the two swap tales of survival and preservation, taking into account wooden churches and historic English silver, preserved in the Moscow Kremlin through the English Civil War and the Russian Revolution.

Please join us in the National Art Library at 19.30, for what looks set to be a remarkable evening.

For a full list of the night’s events, please see the following link: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/friday-late/

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Also new in, and available to buy in the bookshop:

Tsarskoe Selo Furniture. Tsarskosel’skaya Mebel’ i ee koronovannye vladel’tsy.  St. Petersburg: Aurora, 2010. 256pp., illustrated in colour. Cloth, 31 x 25cms.  This volume presents furniture from the Imperial residence, Tsarskoye Selo, dating from the 17th and 18th century. Pieces are both individually photographed and also presented in the context of their original lavish interior context.  Text in Russian. £ 100.00

Znamenov, Vadim V.:  Private porcelain manufactures of the Russian Empire. 1756-1917.  Moscow: Rinal-Inter, 2011. 568pp., numerous colour illustrations. Cloth, 29.5 x 21.5cms.  Catalogue of more than 300 examples of porcelain drawn from Russian museums and private collections along with makers marks, details of each item and a discussion of the important collections.  Text in Russian. £ 195.00

Serpinskaya, Tatiana:  Art Bronzes: Tsarskoe Selo Collection. Khudozhestvennaya Bronza: Tsarskosel’skoe Sobranie.  St. Petersburg: Aurora, 2009. 224pp., illustrated in colour throughout. Cloth, 31 x 25cms.  Sumptuously illustrated, this volume presents a range of clocks, lamps, vases, chandeliers and bronzes, many of them French, from the 18th and 19th century.  Text in Russian. £ 98.00

Kostyuk, Olga G.:  French Jewellery from the 18th and early 19th centuries. Catalogue of the collection. Yuvelirnoe iskusstvo Francii XVIII- pervoy treti XIX veka. Katalog kollekcii.  St. Petersburg: The State Hermitage Publishers, 2010. 440pp., illustrated in colour. Cloth, 27.5 x 22.5cms.  A beautiful and well illustrated selection of snuff boxes, needle cases, travel bags, purses and other items.  Text in Russian. £ 97.50

The Ice Frozen Forever. Rock Crystal in the Hermitage Collection.  2006. 200pp.,colour illustrations throughout. Wrappers, 28 x 24cms.  Objects made of rock crystal, smoky quartz and amethyst, were popular in antiquity and at the courts of European monarchs. Carved crystal was extolled by poets, and art collectors paid generously for this ‘permanently frozen ice’. The unique Hermitage collection helps trace the history of the appearance and development of rock crystal carving.  Text in Russian. £ 48.00

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