Album coronation of Elizabeth I sold for $100 thousand
The coronation album of the Russian Empress Elizabeth I (Petrovna) on Friday, June 12, was sold at auction by Christie's for 98.5 thousand dollars - almost three times as much of the preliminary assessment, reported on the website of the auction house.The book entitled "Detailed description of the solemn orders of magnitude blagopoluchia vestia in the reigning city of Moscow and the sacred coronation of the Empress Elizabeth Petrovna" contains 49 engravings, executed by Gregory Katchalov and Ivan Sokolov, and is considered one of the most luxurious Russian editions of XVIII - XIX centuries.The album was first published in 1744 edition of 600 copies; it was subsequently published 950 copies. Auctioned the album was part of the collection of Paul and Marianne gurari. The entire auction brought in approximately $ 3.5 million.Elizabeth I, daughter of Peter I and Catherine I, came to power in December 1741 in a Palace coup. The celebrations of the accession of the Empress to the throne lasted almost two months and have been partially captured by the engravers in coronation album. Source: album Coronation of Elizabeth I sold for $100 thousand.