After selling Asian art, Christie’s is turning to Russian Art now. And they are all set to bring some Imperial history under the hammer. Of the several items to be auctioned, the highlight would be on a charger, or bread and salt dishes made with silver and enamel, which were presented on the coronation day of Emperor Alexander III and Empress Maria Feodorovna in Moscow in 1883. Purchased by a diplomat in 1930, the charger is likely to fetch anything between $400,000 and $600,000.
Other important pieces include two porcelain vase from the Nicholas I era, crafted by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St. Petersburg. The estimated price is set between $700,000 and $900,000.