MacDougall`s Russian Icons Auction 1st Dec 2011. 30A Charles 11 Street, St.James. SW1Y
Silver & Enamel Tryptych of St George,with St Nicholas the Miracle Worker, & Alexei the Metropolitan of Moscow.
St George & the dragon are the emblem of Moscow, and signify victorious.
This unique Tryptych was most probably intended for ceremonial presentation to the Emperor Nicholas 11.
The art of enamelling is part of Russian national culture, and the colours remain fresh & vivid.
MacDougall`s breathtaking selection of Icons, sacred images of Faith, mystical & redolent of Symbolism, feature gilding and jewels, & the finely drawn faces show their Spiritual qualities. These works of Art have been cherished for many generations.