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Two Day Russian Art Sale at Christie’s Totals $14,746,892

LONDON.- The two day Russian Art sale at Christie’s realized a total of £8,889,025 / $14,746,892 and was sold 82% by value and 70% by lot overall. The sale was highlighted by Nicholas Roerich’s (1874-1947) painting “Legend, From the Series Messiah”, painted in 1923 which sold for £993,250 / $1,647,802. A solid sell-through-rate of 80% for the picture section confirmed Christie’s dominance in this market. Further observations made throughout the two-day-sale were: • Fabergé was in high demand, especially rare works and those with distinguished provenance. A jewelled gold and guilloche enamel snuff