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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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Personal Religious Items and Artifacts

 

Russian Orthodox silver ladanka pendant depicting Kursk Madonna of the Sign on one side and Saint Iosaf of Belgorod on the other.

Scarce, ca. 1900

Material: silver

Hallmarks: 84 silver purity mark and maker's mark BO

22 mm in height

50-DDA-85
$275

 

Russian Old Believer's brass2-panel ladanka pendant.

 

Depicting the Guardian Angel on the left inside panel and Kursk Madonna of the Sign on one right with a clasp depicting Christ Not Made by Hands. The Front depicts the Cross on mount Golgotha with instruments of Passion.

18th century, Rare

Material: brass

 

48 mm wide opened

 

67-DDA-65
$250

 

Russian Orthodox silver cross pendant 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

Greek Orthodox reliquary cross pendant.

Age: 19th century

Material: silver

Hallmarks: apparently unmarked

53 mm x 82 mm

 

410-MA-32

$750

Russian Finift Items & Small Silver Icons

Russian Icon - St. Metropolitan or Patriarch of Moscow

Icon was painted circa 1870.

Oil on metal, silver. Hallmarked Sergi I. Agafonov, silversmith.

Size: 2 x 1 ½ in (5 x 4 cm).

 

97-45-FPi-3
$900

Russian Icon - St. Theodosius, Archbishop of Chernigov

Icon was made circa 1896, Hallmarked Moscow.

Oil, silver, gilding.

Size: 3 x 2 ¼ in (7.5 x 6 cm) oval.

 

 

97-46-FPi-5
$900

Russian Orthodox Finift icon depicting Mother of God - Joy to All Who Sorrow with Coins.

ca. 1890s, Rostov School

Material: brass and painting on porcelain plaque

 

 

60 mm x 40 mm (2 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in )

106-72-FPA-2
$500

Russian Orthodox Finift icon of Mother depicting God - Joy to All Who Sorrow with Coins.

ca. 1890s, Rostov School

Material: brass and painting on porcelain plaque

 

 

130 mm x 11.5 mm (5 in x 4 1/2 in )

106-71-FPA-5
$8,000

Russian Orthodox Finift icon depicting the Assembly of the Kiev Monastery Saints.

ca. 1870s, Rostov School

Material: brass and painting on porcelain plaque

 

 

60 mm x 50 mm (2 1/4 in x 2 in )

107-74-FPA-25
$600

Russian Orthodox Finift icon depicting Saint Anthony and Theodosius of Solovetsky Monastery.

ca. 1880s, Rostov School

Material: brass and painting on porcelain plaque

 

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

108-76-FPA-3

Russian Orthodox Finift icon depicting Saint Sergius of Radonezh.

ca. 1880s, Rostov School

Material: brass and painting on porcelain plaque

 

 

95 mm x 65 mm (3 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in )

110-79-FPA-2
$500

Russian Orthodox Finift icon depicting Saint Joasaph, Bishop of Belgorod.

ca. 1900, Rostov School

Material: brass and painting on porcelain plaque

 

 

 

60 mm x 50 mm (2 1/2 in x 2 in )

107-74-FPA-2
$500

 
Russian Brass Icons, Crosses and Stavens

Russian Brass Plaquette Icons

Small Russian Brass plaquette depicting St. George Slaying the Dragon.

Age: XVII century, Old Believer's workshop

Central Russia

Material: brass

9 cm x 6.5 cm (3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in)

100-54-FPA-5
$950

Small Russian Brass plaquette depicting St. John the Theologian.

Age: ca. 1700, Old Believer's workshop

Central Russia

Material: brass

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

 

 

99-50-FPA-65
$975

Small Russian Brass plaquette depicting Old Testament Trinity.

Age: ca. 1650s

Central Russia

Material: brass

6.5 cm x 5 cm (2 1/2 in x 2 in)

 

99-50-FPA-25
$550

Small Russian Brass plaquette depicting Joy to All Who Sorrow Mother of God.

Age: ca. 1780s, Old Believer's workshop

Central Russia

Material: brass

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

470-MA-25
$475

Small Russian Brass plaquette depicting Descent to Hell.

Age: XIX century, Old Believer's workshop

Central Russia

Material: brass

6.4 cm x 5.5 cm (2 in x 2 1/2 in)

468-MA-4
$175

Small Russian Brass plaquette depicting Selected Saints with Sts. Kirik and Oulita

Age: XIX century, Old Believer's workshop

Central Russia

Material: brass enamel

6 cm x 5 cm (2 in x 2 1/4 in)

469-MA-4
$175

Small Russian Brass plaquette depicting St. Nicholas of Mozhaisk.

Age: XIX century

Guslitsi village

Material: brass and 2-color enamel

6 cm x 10 cm (2 1/2 in x 4 in)

 

 

471-MA-1
$275

Small Russian Brass plaquette depicting St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.

Age: ca. 1860s, Old Believer's workshop

Central Russia

Material: brass and 5-color enamel

6 cm x 5 cm (2 in x 2 1/4 in)

99-52-FPA-2
$500

Medium Russian Brass plaquette Icon depicting 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

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

Age: 19th century

Central Russia

Material: brass with 2-color enamel

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

 

473-MA-1
$375

Medium Russian Brass plaquette depicting Three Holy Hierrarchs of the Orthodox Church.

Age: ca. 1860, Old Believer's workshop

Central Russia

Material: brass

13.5 cm x 10 cm (5 1/4 in x 4 in)

 

101-56-FPA-35
$775

Medium Russian Brass plaquette depicting Three Holy Hierrarchs of the Orthodox Church.

Age: ca. 1860, Old Believer's workshop

Central Russia

Material: gilt brass

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

 

101-56-FPA-4
$875

Medium Russian Brass plaquette Icon depicting Savior of Smolensk.

Age: 19th century

Central Russia

Material: brass

10 cm x 13.5 cm (4 in x 5 1/3 in)

 

472-MA-35
$775

Medium Russian Brass plaquette depicting Resurrection and Descent to Hell.

Age: ca. 1860s, Old Believer's workshop

Central Russia

Material: brass and 4-color enamel

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

99-52-FPA-3
$750

 

Medium Russian Brass plaquette depicting 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 depicting 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 depicting 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 depicting 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

Medium Russian Brass plaquette depicting St. John the Baptist

 

Age: 19th century, Moscow

Material: brass and 2-color enamel

14 cm x 16 cm (5 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in)

 

5-DDFL6-75

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
$675

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

 

Age: ca. 1860s, Moscow

Material: brass

23 cm x 14.5 cm (9 in x 5 3/4 in)

 

 

 

43-34-FPA-3
$750
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 the Holy Napkin.

Age: XVIII century, Old Believer's workshop

Village of Vyg

Material: brass

8.5 cm x 15 cm (3 1/3 in x 6 in)

101-56-FPA-4
$875

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

17.5 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 7 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

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: ca. 1820s

Village of Vyg, Russia

Material: brass

35.5 cm x 18 cm (14 in x 7 in)

 

 

 

134-42-FPA-3
$650

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 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 Orthodox 3-Panel Folding Travel Skladen Icon depicting Deisis.

Depicting Christ Almighty flanked by the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist to form the Orthodox Deisis.

Age: 19th century

Moscow Region

Material: brass and 2-color enamel

14 cm x 40 cm (5 1/2 in x 15 3/4 in)

464-MA-2
$575

 

 

 

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

15 cm x 34 cm (6 in x 14 in)

 

49-DDA-235
$775

 

 

 

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

Russian Orthodox Church Liturgical Objects

Priest’s Silver Pectoral Cross

ca. 1899-1908, Kostroma, Volga Region

Made of silver.

Size: 4 1/2 x 3 in (11.5 x 7.5 cm) cross

 

475-MA-8
$1,350

Priest’s Silver Pectoral Cross

ca. 1908-1917

Made of silver.

Size: 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 in (12 x 6 cm) cross, 24 in (61 cm) chain.

476-MA-8
$1,500

Priest’s Silver Pectoral Cross

ca. 1899-1908, Kostroma, Volga Region

Made of silver.

Size: 4 1/2 x 3 in (11.5 x 7.5 cm) cross, 25 in (63 cm) chain.

477-MA-8
$1,750

Priest’s Silver and Mother of Pearl Pectoral Cross

Cross was made in 19th century, Holy Land.

Made of carved mother of pearl, silver.

Size: 5 ¼ x 2 ½ in (13.5 x 6.5 cm) cross, 22 in (56 cm) chain.

 

 

135-47-FPi-1
$1,500

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

Double-Sided Blessing Cross

Hallmarked 1885, Moscow, Russia.

Silver-gilt, repousse.

Size: 10 x 6 in (25.5 x 15 cm).

 

 

 

 

132-38-FPi-23
price upon request

Double-Sided Blessing Cross | 133-39

Cross was made circa 1910, Moscow, Russia.

Silver with traces of gilt. Sergei Makhmakov (1895-1917), silversmith.

Size: 12 x 7 in (30.5 x 18 cm).

 

 

 

 

133-39-FPi-2
price upon request

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

Bishop’s Mitre

Mitre was made in 19th century, Russia.

Silk embroidery on velvet, stone-set, mother of pearl icon inlays.

Size: 11 x 11 x 11 in (28 x 28 x 28 cm).

 

136-48-FPi-45
$9,500

Wedding Crown

Crown was made in 19th century, Russia.

Hand-chased brass, velvet.

Size: 12 x 8 in (30.5 x 20 cm).

 

 

 

137-49-FPi-28
$5,000

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

Architectural Fragments

Carved frame for a Russian Orthodox icon

Age: 19th century

Material: gilt plaster on carved wood

Outside dimensions: 32 x 35 in (81 x 89 cm), inside opening dimenstions: 17 x 20 in (43 x 51 cm)

Condition: very good original condition.

296-MA-1
$2,800

Carved Architectural vignettes depicting Blessed Virgin Mary and St John of the Cross

Age: 18th century

Material: egg tempera and gilt plaster on carved wood

Dimensions: 20 in x 21 in (51 cm x 54 cm)

Condition: minor paint loss, otherwise very good original condition.

 

 

03-DDIk-6
$1,750

 

Carved Architectural Frieze Panel depicting Six Apostles

Age: 18th century

Material: egg tempera and gilt plaster on carved wood

Dimensions: 115 in (292 cm) long

Condition: minor paint loss, some loss of wood and plaster, broken into several pieces

03-DDIk-6
$3,500

 

Six Carved Architectural columns

Age: 18th century

Material: egg tempera and gilt plaster on carved wood

Dimensions: each approx. 41 in x 4 in (105 cm x 10 cm)

Condition: minor paint loss, otherwise very good original condition.

 

08-DDIk-6
$1,750 EACH

Pair of Matching Carved Architectural panels

Age: 18th century

Material: egg tempera and gilt plaster on carved wood

Dimensions: each approx. 20 in x 13 in (50 cm x 33 cm)

Condition: as shown.

 

 

 

02-DDIk-4

 

Large Carved Canopy from an Orthodox Iconostasis

Age: 18th century

Material: egg tempera and gilt plaster on carved wood

Dimensions: 58 in x 24 in (147 cm x 61 cm)

Condition: as shown.

01-DDIk-1
$5,000

Complete Orthodox Iconostasis with Royal Doors

Age: 18th century

Material: egg tempera and gilt plaster on carved wood

Dimensions: 84 in high x 88 in wide (215 cm high x 225 cm wide)

Condition: as shown.

 

 

 

09-DDIk-5
Price upon request

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