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Religious Artifacts

Religious Artifacts


"Father Joseph is sending you a THOUSAND THANK YOUS for the beautiful Icon. He is thrilled to no ends. It is parked on his Dining Table where he is keeping an eye on it and continues to find marvelous art work in it. I, also think it is a beautiful piece of art and what it stands for. Thank you for helping Father Joseph to be able to acquire such a beautiful piece of art."


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Russian Orthodox Church Liturgical Objects

Russian Orthodox wooden altar crucifix.

Northern Russia, Ca. 1800

Material: painted wood

24 cm x 30.5 cm (9 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in)

 

 

 

 

 

412-MA-9
$2,375

Russian Orthodox wooden altar crucifix.

Village of Palekh, Ca. 1800

Material: painted wood

25.5 cm x 39.5 cm (10 in x 15 1/2 in)

 

 

 

 

436-MA-35
$5,750

 

 

Russian Orthodox silver altar reliquary crucifix.

Saint Petersburg, Ca. 1882

Material: gilt silver, colored glass, paint

Dimensions: 29 cm x 47 cm (10 in x 15 1/2 in)

Hallmarks: Imperial Purveyor Sergey Verhovtsev maker's mark, Assayers mark dated 1882, "84" silver purity stamp, St. Petersburg town mark

Inscription plaque on the back: "This cross is made to the glory of the God's name during the reign of Emperor Alexander III, by highly-right-revered Sergii, Archbishop of Kishinev and Khortinsk and father superior Theothan, November 21, 1882. To the memory in God of Archimadrite Samuil and Paraskeva."

Engraved on the handle :

"(Holy relics of) St. Apost. Andrew, St. Apost. Philip, St. John the Chrysostomos , St. priest martyr Kharlampy, Particle of the True Cross, St. Blessed Martyr Stephan New, St. Bl. Simson Stolbnitsky"

430-MA-63
$25,000

Russian Orthodox silver niello sick call communion box.

Moscow, Ca. 1879

Material: silver

Hallmarks: AT maker's mark, Assayers mark dated 1879, "84" silver purity stamp, Moscow town mark

11.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 3 cm (4 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 in ), weight 145 gram

 

434-MA-7
$1,750

Russian Orthodox Old Believer Priest's buckle.

Of extreme rarity, ca. 1870s

Material: silver in original box

Hallmarks: AJW maker's mark

12.5 cm x 9.5 cm (5 in x 3 3/4 in )

 

439-MA-75
$2,750

Russian Orthodox Church Priest Sermon's Holy Bible

Large format. Complete with all four Gospels

Text in old Slavonic illustrated with engraved plates in the beginning of each Gospel

Age: Late 19th century

Material: cover: leather with silver plated brass inserts

30.5 cm x 44.5 cm x 12.5 cm (12 in x 17 /12 in x 5 in)

Condition: later rebound with new leather, one fastener is missing, minor repairs to pages, overall very good condition.

296-MA-15
$2,500

Personal Religious Items and Artifacts

 

Russian Orthodox silver pectoral cross from the St. Pantereimon monastery of the Holy Mount Athos.

Of extreme rarity, ca. 1890s

Material: silver with polychrome enamel

Hallmarks: St. Pantereimon monastery of the Holy Mount Athos mark, 84 silver purity mark, maker's initials.

38 mm x 65 mm (1 1/2 in x 2 1/1 in )

433-MA-5
$1,950

Outstanding Russian Old Believer's silver pectoral cross.

Age: unknown

Material: Sterling silver

Hallmarks: marked "925" for purity

35 mm x 60 mm

 

409-MA-125

$375


Greek Orthodox pectoral reliquary cross.

Age: 19th century

Material: silver

Hallmarks: apparently unmarked

53 mm x 82 mm

 

410-MA-32

$750

Carved figures of St. Monk Nilus Stolobensky

Russian Orthodox wood carved figure of St. Monk Nilus Stolobensky.

Age: 19th century.

Nilus Stolobensky - Russian Orthodox Saint monk who lived in the 16th century and founded of the Nilo-Stolobensky monastery. In the iconography of St. Nilus Stolobensky most commonly depicted in the form of a carved wooden figurine or a high relief. In the sculptures St. Nilus depicted sitting with bowed head on his chest and leaning on wooden crutches, the position in which died while praying. Such figurines were made in large numbers to be sold to the pilgrims who visited the Nilo-Stolobensky monastery.

Material: carved and painted wood

Hallmarks: unmarked.

20 cm (8 in) tall

44-DDA-15
$425

Russian Finift items

Russian Orthodox Finift icon of Not-Made-by-Hands.

ca. 1870s

Material: brass and painting on porcelain plaque

 

62 mm x 70 mm (2 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in )

435-MA-2
$650

 
Russian Brass Icons, Crosses and Stavens

Russian Brass Plaquette Icons

Small Russian Brass plaquette icon depicting Sts. George, Antipy and Vlasy

Age: 19th century

Central Russia

Material: brass and blue enamel

5.5 cm x 6.5 cm (2 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in)

426-MA-75
$175

 

Small Russian Brass plaquette Feast icon depicting Birth of Virgin Mary

Age: 19th century

Central Russia

Material: brass and blue enamel

5 cm x 6 cm (2 in x 2 1/3 in)

39-DDA-3
$175

Medium Russian Brass plaquette Icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.

Age: 18th century

Provincial

Material: brass

9.5 cm x 11.5 cm (3 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in)

006-DA-85
$325

Medium Russian Brass plaquette Icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.

Age: 19th century

Central Russia

Material: brass and blue enamel

9.5 cm x 11.5 cm (3 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in)

431-MA-12
$300

 

Medium Russian Brass plaquette Three Handed Madonna.

Depicts icon of three-handed Mother of God with a border with vignettes of the Deisis, 4 Apostols, Archangels and Saints.

Age: 19th century

Rare subject

Provincial

Material: brass

12 cm x 14 cm (4 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in)

401-MA-2
$475

Medium Russian Brass plaquette - Tikhvin Mother of God.

Age: 19th century

Central Russia

Material: brass

9 cm x 11 cm (3 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in)

427-MA-2
$475

Medium Russian Brass plaquette - Joy to All Who Sorrow Mother of God.

 

Age: 19th century

Material: brass

12 cm x 14 cm (4 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in)

 

429-MA-2
$475

Medium Russian Brass plaquette - Joy to All Who Sorrow Mother of God.

 

 

Age: 19th century

Material: brass and blue enamel

8 cm x 12 cm (3 in x 4 3/4 in)

 

430-MA-13
$325

Russian Brass Crucifix Kiot Crosses

Russian Old Believer's Medium Brass Crucifix Kiot Cross with Mourners.

Russian eight-ended cross with rectangular panels (Crucifixion with the Mourners). On the left plate; mourning-Virgin Mary and St. Martha; on the right plate: St. John the Theologian and St. Martyr Longinus the Centurion.

Age: 19th century

Moscow

Material: brass and 4-color enamel

11 cm x 17 cm (4 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in)

17-DDA-16
$575

Russian Brass Crucifix Crosses

Small Russian Orthodox Brass Crucifixion Cross.

Russian Orthodox eight-ended cross with a scene of the Crucifixion surmounted by two angels and God the Father.

Age: 18th century

Moscow region

Material: brass

13.5 cm x 29 cm (5 1/3 in x 11 1/2 in)

 

 

423-MA-1
$275

Small Russian Orthodox Brass Crucifixion Cross.

Russian Orthodox eight-ended cross with a scene of the Crucifixion surmounted by two angels and God the Father.

Age: 18th century

Moscow region

 

Material: brass and one-color enamel

10 cm x 20 cm (4 in x 7 3/4 in)

 

19-DDA-12
$375

Russian Orthodox Brass Crucifixion Cross with the Mourners, Cherubs and Selected Feasts.

Russian Orthodox eight-ended cross with a scene of the Crucifixion with two rectangular panels (Crucifixion with the Mourners). On the left plate; mourning-Virgin Mary and St. Martha; on the right plate: St. John the Theologian and St. Martyr Longinus the Centurion; surmounted by four Seraphims over five scenes (clockwise left to right: The Presentation of our Lord, Entry into Jerusalem, The Resurrection, The Ascension, The Old Testament Trinity), two Angels and Christ in Heaven.

Age: 18th century

Guslitsi village, Moscow Region

Material: brass and two-color enamel

 

 

14 cm x 22.5 cm (5 3/4 in x 8 3/4 in)

009-DA-15
$850

Russian Orthodox Brass Crucifixion Cross with the Mourners, Cherubs and Selected Feasts.

Russian Orthodox eight-ended cross with rectangular panels (Crucifixion with the Mourners). On the left plate; mourning-Virgin Mary and St. Martha; on the right plate: St. John the Theologian and St. Martyr Longinus the Centurion; surmounted by four Seraphims over five scenes (clockwise left to right: The Presentation of our Lord, Entry into Jerusalem, The Resurrection, The Ascension, The Old Testament Trinity), two Angels and Christ in Heaven.

Age: 18th century

Guslitsi village, Moscow Region

Material: brass and one-color enamel

11.5 cm x 25.5 cm (4 1/2 in x 10 in)

 

009-DDA-4
$975

Medium Russian Orthodox Brass Crucifixion Cross.

Russian Orthodox eight-ended cross with a scene of the Crucifixion surmounted by two angels and Not-Made-by-Hands icon.

Age: 19th century

Moscow

Material: brass and two-color enamel

13.5 cm x 29 cm (5 1/3 in x 11 1/2 in)

 

 

 

424-MA-1
$335

Folding Travel Brass and Wood Skladen Icons

Russian Old Believer's Small 3-Panel Folding Travel Skladen Icon Depicting Joy of All Who Sorrow Madonna.

Depicting Joy of All Who Sorrow Madonna in the central panel surmounted by two Seraphims and a Holy napkin and four scenes on side panels: (left) The Presentation of our Lord, Entry into Jerusalem, (right) Descent into Hades, and The Ascension.

Age: 18th century

Guslitsi village, Moscow Region

Material: brass

9 cm x 10 cm (4 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in)

007-DA-1
$325

 

Russian Old Believer's Small 3-Panel Folding Travel Skladen Icon Depicting St. Paraskeva.

Depicting St. Paraskeva in the central panel surmounted by two Seraphims, the Holy napkin and the Old Testament Hospitality of Abraham and four Feast scenes on side panels: (left) The Presentation of our Lord, Entry into Jerusalem, (right) Descent into Hades, and The Ascension.

Age: 18th century

Guslitsi village, Moscow Region

Material: brass

9 cm x 10 cm (3 1/2 in x 4 in)

 

42-DD-1
$375

 

Russian Orthodox Small 3-Panel Folding Travel Skladen Icon depicting Madonna of Tikhvin.

Depicting Madonna of Tikhvin in the central panel surmounted by God the Father in Heavens and four scenes on side panels: (left) The Presentation of our Lord, Entry into Jerusalem, (right) Descent into Hades, and The Ascension.

Age: 19th century

Moscow Region

Material: brass and blue enamel

10 cm x 14.5 cm (4 in x 5 3/4 in)

 

021-DD-17
$575

 

 

Russian Orthodox Small 3-Panel Folding Travel Skladen Icon depicting St. Nicholas of Mozhaisk.

Depicting St. Nicholas of Mozhaisk in the central panel surmounted by God the Father in Heavens and four scenes on side panels: (left) The Presentation of our Lord, Entry into Jerusalem, (right) Descent into Hades, and The Ascension.

Age: 19th century

Moscow Region

Material: brass and blue enamel

10 cm x 14.5 cm (4 in x 5 3/4 in)

028-DD-17
$495

 

 

 

Russian 3-Panel Folding Skladen Travel Icon.

depicting scences of Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, Descent to Hell and the Baptism of Christ, when folded revealing Instruments of the Passion on Golgotha.

Age: 19th century

Moscow Region

Material: brass and blue enamel

17.5 cm x 6.5 cm (7 in x 2 1/2 in)

05-DDA-21

 

 

 

Russian 4-Panel Folding Skladen Travel Icon of “The Twelve Principal Feasts.”

Four-folding panels of Icon “The Twelve Principal Feasts.” Left fold depicts The Annunciation, The Nativity, The Nativity of The Virgin, The presentation of the Virgin to the Temple. On the top The Crucifixion surrounded by St. Martha, Mother of God, Saints John and Longin Centurion. On the right fold The Presentation of Christ to the Temple; Baptism; Transfiguration; Entrance to Jerusalem. On the top New Testament Trinity God Father and The Son sitting on the throne, and the sphere with cross between them, above The Holy Spirit in the image of a dove with symbols of the evangelists below. The third fold depicts: The Resurrection and The Descent into Hell, The ascension , The Old Testament Trinit , The Dormition Mother of God of Tichvin with selected Saints; Mother of God of Vladimir with selected Saints; Mother of God of Smolensk with selected Saints; Mother of God of Sign with Selected Saints with Praise of Mother of God - on the top, when folded revealing Instruments of the Passion on Golgotha.

Age: 19th century

Moscow Region

Material: brass and blue enamel

16 cm x 37 cm (6 1/4 in x 14 1/2 in)

 

029-DD-25
$875

 

 

 

Russian 4-Panel Folding Skladen Travel Icon of “The Twelve Principal Feasts.”

Four-folding panels of Icon “The Twelve Principal Feasts.” Left fold depicts The Annunciation, The Nativity, The Nativity of The Virgin, The presentation of the Virgin to the Temple. On the top The Crucifixion surrounded by St. Martha, Mother of God, Saints John and Longin Centurion. On the right fold The Presentation of Christ to the Temple; Baptism; Transfiguration; Entrance to Jerusalem. On the top New Testament Trinity God Father and The Son sitting on the throne, and the sphere with cross between them, above The Holy Spirit in the image of a dove with symbols of the evangelists below. The third fold depicts: The Resurrection and The Descent into Hell, The ascension , The Old Testament Trinit , The Dormition Mother of God of Tichvin with selected Saints; Mother of God of Vladimir with selected Saints; Mother of God of Smolensk with selected Saints; Mother of God of Sign with Selected Saints with Praise of Mother of God - on the top, when folded revealing Instruments of the Passion on Golgotha.

Age: 19th century

Moscow Region

Material: brass and polychrome enamel

17.5 cm x 40.5 cm (7 in x 16 in)

013-DA-3
$935

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