Lecture by Cynthia Coleman Sparke (UK) “A Colored Stone at the Auctions: Russian Stone Cutting Market”

The presence of stone-cutting works at auctions forces one to pay attention to both their historical provenance and the influence that the old and only emerging collections have on the art market. We will also look at different segments of the carved stone market: from works that impressed the public at the World Exhibitions, through Faberge's objects coveted by collectors to the new sector of modern stone-cutting works.

Lecture in French with consecutive translation

Cynthia Coleman Sparke 
Senior consultant of the Russian decorative art department at Bonhams auction house, auctioneer. Career began in the Russian department of Christie’s auction house in New York, then work in the Hillwood Museum (Washington) and in the Alexander Palace project of the World Monuments Fund in St. Petersburg. In 2014, Antique Collectors ’Club published her book“ Russian Decorative Art ”, based on antique market research.

08 December 2018

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full price 250 rubles

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