News-Antique.com - Feb 27,2008 - (Lynnfield, MA) Ė A rare Russian Silver egg stole the show at Kaminskiís Presidentsí Weekend Auction, February 16-17, 2008. The egg, attributed to renowned Russian silversmith, Pavel Ovchinnikov, sold to a floor bidder for $3,750 (including a 15% buyers premium). The exterior of the egg is emblazoned with gilded insects and a grape and vine decoration comprised of 34 inset cabochon garnets. This early 19th Century piece bares the Cyrillic initials of its creator and a double-headed eagle hallmark, signifying its Russian Imperial origin.
Kaminskiís next auction takes place March 26 and 27, 2008 and will feature a diverse assortment including antiques, fine art, furniture and a collection of Oriental rugs from estates spanning Massachusetts to the West Coast. For more information, please visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com
About Kaminski Auctions
Kaminski Auctions, headed by Frank Kaminski, specializes in appraising and auctioning fine art and antiques. As part of a complete estate service package, Kaminski provides expert appraisals, local and national advertising for all sales, competitive fees, and itemized accounting of all transactions for heirs and representatives. In addition to full estate auctions, Kaminski accepts partial estate liquidations, as well as individual pieces and collections for consignment. The firm's extensive clientele includes museums, historical societies, corporations, non-profit organizations and private individuals. In early 2007, Kaminski launched a second operation in San Diego, California.