The sale will begin with 23 lots from the archives of Grégory Alexinsky (1879 - 1967). The Russian revolutionary Social Democrat, Bolshevik, and later - against-revolutionary already attracted great interest in Cazo's April sale.

Tatiana and Gregory Alexinsky guestbook Tatiana and Gregory Alexinsky guestbook

Antique books, clippings, handwritten letters and guest books inscribed by Grégory Alexinsky's family will be in Cazo's auction this month.

Antiquarian Russian books and the personal writings of painted Dobujinsky will also be featured.

A notebook with drawings, dated 1957 - the year of Mstislav Dobujinsky's death A notebook with drawings, dated 1957 - the year of Mstislav Dobujinsky's death

Mstislav Dobujinsky's personal notebook, dated 1957 Mstislav Dobujinsky's personal notebook, dated 1957

A notebook with original drawings by Dobujinsky dated 1957, the year of his death, will ignite the interest of collectors of the Russian-Lithuanian painter, who is best known for his cityscapes.

Israel Roukhomovsky, rectangular frame gilt, silver and polychrome enamels Israel Roukhomovsky, rectangular frame gilt, silver and polychrome enamels

An exceptional work by Israel Roukhomovsky (1860 - 1936) will be featured in the auction. The goldsmith is world famous for the Tiara of Saitaferne, which was acquired by the Louvre Museum in 1896.

Bottom right of the frame under the border, features a mark representing the Tiara of Saitaferne and an engraved inscription "Roukhomovsky Paris" Bottom right of the frame under the border, features a mark representing the Tiara of Saitaferne and an engraved inscription "Roukhomovsky Paris"

In 1896 the Louvre acquired the Tiara of Saitaferne for 200 000 gold francs. The piece was dated back to the second century but experts doubted the authenticity of the piece, which turned out to be a fake. The tiara was indeed a fake, and it was actually Israel Roukhomovsky who made. He had made the tiara for 2 dealers for around 7 000 francs. Roukhomovsky was called to Paris to authenticate the piece for the Louvre, and he finally settled in France. He received several rewards for the quality of this tiara and his works in general".

Finally, a collection of bookplates V. Khydoley (1945-2007) and a dozen lots from Vadim Schavinsky archives (1896-1976) close this exquisite sale of Russian art.

Public exhibitions will take place 18th July & 19th July at Hall VV in Paris. For more information, see here.

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