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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Limited Edition Now Available! Justin Adian: Strangers.

silver_justin0Published on the occasion of the American artist’s first exhibition in the U.K.

Adian, Justin:  Justin Adian: Strangers.  Exhibition: London, Skarstedt Gallery, 2014. From an edition limited to 360 copies, each individually spray-painted by the artist, numbered and signed. Available in pink, gold and silver. 85 pages, illustrated in colour throughout. Hardback. 22 x 16.5cms.  £ 125.00

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Book of the Week: Calling, Cards & Cases

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Mitchinson, David:  Calling, Cards & Cases.  Geneva: 2012. 432pp., with 314 colour illustrations. Cloth, 31 x 24.5cms.

The etiquette of formal meeting and greeting provides the basis of a Victorian ritual which might seem remote to the present day. However, the rich array of associated material objects in the form of beautifully printed calling cards and exquisitely constructed cases allow special access into this world.

This volume is the most comprehensive survey on the accoutrements of visiting in the 19th century. Lavish illustrated with 400 cards and 600 cases reproduced in actual size, it also includes a detailed study of printing techniques, manufacturers, materials, and social etiquette.

£ 75.00