the auction house Christie’s summed up the results of online bidding works of Russian painting and decorative and applied art – total revenues exceeded 3.3 million pounds, or 4.2 million dollars.

the Most expensive lot sold at auction, held from July 1 to 21, became the cuisine of the State porcelain factory in Petrograd with propaganda picture. The result exceeded even the wildest expectations: at an estimated price of 25-38 thousand pounds, the work of art has sold for 150 thousand pounds (190 thousand dollars).

it turned out that the picture of Russian painter Abram Arkhipov (1862-1930) “Peasant girl” and the painting “View of Tiflis” (Vue de Tiflis, CA. 1919), created by the artist of the Paris school of Faith Rokhlina. Each picture, as reported by TASS, was sold for 250 thousand pounds, or 320 thousand dollars.

For 87,5 thousand pounds sterling (about 110 thousand dollars) was acquired “still life with hyacinths, tulips, hollyhocks and peonies” by Leonid Pasternak, father of Boris Pasternak. The painting was auctioned a second time. The first time it was sold in 2008 and all proceeds from the sale of the money was transferred to the Fund Pasternak in Oxford.

Traditionally, the auction house Christie’s shrugs bidding works of Russian art twice a year: may-June and November-December.