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Russian art auctions brought Christie's over $8,5 million

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Russian art auctions brought Christie's over $8,5 million


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More than 8,5 million dollars went to the Christie's aution house at the auction of objects of Russian art, TASS reports. 

This year, the organizers decided to hold an in-person auction. However, collectors could take part in the auction online.

Collectors were presented with paintings by Konstantin Korovin, Valentin Serov, Robert Falk, Ivan Aivazovsky and others. In addition, Christie's put up for auction a collection of Fabergé jewelry. 

The most expensive lot was the portrait of Emperor Paul I by the artist Dmitry Levitsky, the painting went to the buyer for $ 1.3 million. For a long time the portrait was in a private collection in one of the Eurpean countries.

Konstantin Gorbatov's Invisible City of Kitezh went under the hammer for more than 700,000 dollars. The price for Sergei Chekhonin's still life has reached almost 390,000 dollars.

Almost 20 lots of Faberge brought the auction house about 1,5 million dollars.

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