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Large Antique Russian Icon Painting Of Saint John / Gold-silver On Bronze Oklad For Sale

Large Antique Russian Icon Painting Of Saint John / Gold-silver On Bronze Oklad

Antique Russian Icon of Saint John
~ 19th Century or Earlier ~

Large with Intricate Gilded Oklad

~ please scroll down for more photos ~ SIZE:

Height - - - 1.5" DESCRIPTION:

Very fine Czarist era Russian icon depicting Saint John the Baptist.

Oil on thick wood panel with attached silver-washed and gilded brass or bronze repousse, engraved oklad.

19th century or earlier, possibly 18th century.

This is an image of St John the Forerunner (i.e. the forerunner of Christ), as he is referred to in the Orthodox tradition. He points to the diskos (Eucharistic footed dish) held in his left hand. In it is the naked figure of Christ symbolizing the Lamb of God of the Eucharist. His left hand is also holding a scroll with writing in old Cyrillic characters.

This work is very finely painted in the realistic, classical style and St. John has a beautiful spiritual expression on his face. The wood icon has gold-gilt edges and the wood looks very old. The painting is on a separate wood panel, joined and mitered to a backing panel, using very old techniques, to keep the icon from warping. The back surface of the wood has encrustations of a black substance, possibly remnants of an old adhesive from being mounted in a church or altar.

The oklad is very intricate and finely made. It has deep dimensional, sculptural qualities and the gold-gilded Rays and Diskos are made of separate pieces attached to the oklad with tabs and bolts. The oklad and was originally held in place with nails (you can see the holes in it and the edges of the wood icon). It now has hinges that appear to be late 19th century, as well as an old hook and screw to hold it closed.

The style and high quality of this icon and it's oklad are similar to examples made during the early 19th century by the 'Old Believer's Workshops' and it may have been made by them, however I don't have the expertise to make a definite attribution. AGE: 19th century or earlier, possibly 18th century. CONDITION:

Good condition, as shown in the photos and with the following noted: Light wear, soiling, and very small scratches to the painted surface. Old darkened patina, wear, and encrustations to the exposed wood on the back. Darkened patina and wear to the silver-washed surfaces of the bronze or brass oklad. Gilded parts of the oklad are in good condition with only very light wear. Light dents and wear to the side edges of the oklad. Replaced or non-original (but old) hinges and closure hook. PLEASE NOTE :

The low opening offer, with , is not meant to reflect upon the actual monetary value of the piece. My sales are structured this way to encourage offerding and to allow the final sale price to be determined by the buyers. ~ please click on image for high definition photos ~

This item will be a museum quality addition to any collection of Russian or Christian Art and will display beautifully in any Mid Century Modern, Neoclassical, Classical, Tsarist Era, Imperial Russian, Modernist, or Arts and Crafts decor.

This object comes from a smoke-free, pet-free environment and it will be carefully packed and shipped for quick and safe arrival to its new owner.

Please look carefully at all the photographs to view the details and condition of the piece. Please e-mail with any questions ... we always respond quickly!

Shipped from Brisbane, California, USA.
International shipping by USPS.

Items shipped to a location in California are subject to CA State sales tax.All of our pieces are guaranteed authentic, as described, and to your satisfaction, with a full money-back guarantee, including return shipping, if returned promptly and in good condition.


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