Gelos Auction House // Russian Icons - The Gelos's Icon Department, possessing the largest collection of old icons for sale in Russia and, hence, worldwide, is a "face" of the Russian antiques market in its unique national aspect, in a sense.
The Russian icon is the only thing to express the exceptional character
of the Russian culture in the absolute form and, consequently, that which
forms the identity of the Russian antiques market most of all. This makes
the Gelos's icon collection highly important. The Gelos's Icon Department,
featuring the largest collection of old icons for sale in Russia and,
hence, worldwide, is a "face" of the Russian antiques market in its unique
national aspect, in a sense.
This position obliges the Russian Icon Gallery to keep the quality
of its services at the highest level. The department not only employs
experts on the staff being university graduates in a respective
field, but also gets employees of the largest museums and institutions
to take part in the department's work. The gallery takes stock of
items, takes photographs of the objects rare in terms of style and
iconography, fixes signed and dated icons.
Being the largest in its area, the icon department can venture to work
with items of all levels at once, from precious and extremely expensive
to inexpensive but of historical and artistic importance. It keeps unique
icons with oklads by famous jewellers, inexpensive icons with high-quality
silver oklads, examples of professional icons by Palekh and Mstera, "fryazhsky"
icons in the late barocco style, old icons of the 15th to the 17th century,
primitive popular icons, icons "to complete" that a restorer can buy at
a low price.
The collection aims at being universal and can suit everybody's (even
the most exigent) taste on its route. One should keep in mind that a chronological
barrier separating simply old items from antique ones is slowly moving
in time and today is falling at approximately the 1940s for almost all
kinds of objects except for Russian icons. Unlike other arts (secular
painting, applied art and the like), icon painting ceased in this country
in the second decade of the 20th century, and, since, for the time being,
the real revival of this art nowadays is a vexed question, this chronological
barrier stays motionless and marks the end of the Russian icon painting.
And so, when thinking of buying a Russian icon, one should bear in mind
that the case in point is not only an old sacred image but also an object
steadily dropping in number year by year.
We invite you to view the items from the Russian Icon Gallery offered
in our E-Shop:
If you want to buy any particular icon, please, email your REQUEST
at email@example.com or ring us on (095)
The E-Shop provides only a part of our collection of icons. Its fulll
version can be viewed at the Gelos Russian Icon Gallery at 2/6 1st Botkinsky
Proezd, Moscow, Russia.
For Collectors and Connoisseurs of Old Russian paintings
Gelos Auction House, Ltd. is the largest auction house of Russia and the Commonwealth
of Independent States providing a full range of services in the Russian antiques
market. The company carries out appraisals and makes expert examination, holds
auction sales, sells antiquities from its galleries and shops, forms private
and corporate collections. Gelos Auction House's activity organisation is characterised
chiefly by all-inclusiveness and coverage of practically all collectible categories
and auxiliary services. We offer our clients appraisal and valuation services,
auction selling and formation of private and corporate collections services,
education on antiques & collectibles and the opportunity to participate
in on-line auctions.
Here is what we offer professional collectors and connoisseurs of old
- Russian Icons at auctions
Month auctions held by Gelos Antiques and Auction House always feature exceptional
collections of Russian icons. To view auction lots, please see www.gelos.ru.
You may choose between bidding in person or leaving an absentee bid by telephone
or via the Internet from any place on Earth. When conducting auctions, we make
it a basic rule to give absolutely reliable auction results to provide real-time
quotations at the time of sale.
- Expert judgement and advice regarding icons and Old Russian paintings
The Russian Icon Gallery's employees are available daily (no lunchtime, no free
days) to make free expert examination, give advice and appraise icons. The Russian
Icon Department takes objects for sale by commission or at auction. Gelos Auction
House holds the state licence to carry out appraisals and valuations ?008214.
- You may view and buy the items you like at our Russian Icon Gallery
The purchase can be made in any convenient way: at auction or from a respective
department, as well as by leaving an absentee bid on items of a concrete
epoch and style. Payment can be made with cash or cashlessly. You may
also pay a deposit of 30% of items cost and redeem them within three days.
Storage and shipment are subject to charge. Oral valuations and advice
are free of charge. For further information, contact our employees and
see our auction catalogues.
- Formation of Collections
Any Russian Icon Department's client can enrich their collection with antique
items of different collectible categories and collection levels, have their
icon examined by an expert, learn the trends in the antiques. The department's
employees will help you choose a valuable item to match your private or corporate
For details on purchasing icons, please e-mail our experts at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us on (095) 945-44-10
Russian Icon Auctions at the Gelos
Gelos Auction House holds regular auctions providing a wide selection
of Russian icons. To view auction lots, please see www.gelos.ru.
When conducting auctions, we make it a basic rule to give absolutely
reliable auction results to provide real-time quotations at the
time of sale.
Gelos Auction House guarantees the authenticity of information
on auction items and is fully responsible for it within 5 years
of the day of the auction.
Gelos Auction House holds the state licence to carry out appraisals
and valuations ?008214.
people think that the auction is a VIP event gathering elite, collectors,
businessmen, celebrities. Nowadays, modern technologies make it
possible for almost every Worldwide Web user to bid at the very
elite antiques auction of Russia.
Our website folder Auctions
On-Line Version provides images and descriptions of the lots put up
for auction on the indicated day in the Gelos's salesroom at 2/6 or 4
1st Botkinsky Proezd, Moscow.
The auctions on-line version gives you a real chance to join to
a new auction culture, which is rather well developed in this country.
If you want to purchase from us but are unable to take part in our
month or season auction in person, you may place an absentee bid
on the lots you like.