An amazing hammer price of $5.2 million!


Congratulations to HADA member STAIR GALLERIES for setting the world record for a Fabergé Hardstone Figure, selling for an impressive $5,980,000 at their recent auction. Faberge-figure Lot 125: AN IMPORTANT FABERGÉ IMPERIAL RUSSIAN CARVED HARDSTONE PORTRAIT FIGURE OF KAMER-KAZAK N.N. PUSTYNNIKOV, THE PERSONAL COSSACK BODYGUARD OF EMPRESS ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA, ST. PETERSBURG, DATED 1912. (photo by Walter Hill)

Found in a Rhinebeck, New York attic, this treasure soars to record price in 15 minutes during intense bidding to a packed sales room in Hudson, New York, on Saturday, October 26th. In addition to the lively bidding in the room there was an active group of phone bidders. The rare Fabergé Imperial figure ultimately sold to a phone bidder for $5.2 million, hammer price, against a pre-sale auction estimate of $500,000 to $800,000. The last hardstone figure sold for $1.8 million in 2005, at Sotheby’s, New York.

Nicholas II commissioned Fabergé to produce this portrait figure of N.N.Pustynnikov, the personal Cossack bodyguard (Kamer-Kazak, or Chamber-Cossack) to the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna , and also a second figure, of the Kamer-Kazak to the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna in 1912. It was found in an

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