Lilacs in a Vase

Mr. Dykes, Master Appraiser, GPPA, discovered and sent to market a Russian masterpiece.

While performing an insurance appraisal for a client’s art collection, Mr. Dykes challenged the value of $50,000.00 that had been formerly placed upon a Natalie Gontcharova still life, “Lilacs in a Vase,” circa 1905. Our appraiser absolutely stunned the client by throwing out the old appraisal and placing a value in the millions on the Russian oil on canvas.

After that, Mr. Dykes arranged a sale, and he and the client received confirmation from Christie’s that the work would be featured in their London sale in November.


Lot# 349, Oil on canvas, still life
“Lilacs in a Vase”, by Natalie Goncharova

(Russian, 1881 -1962) – sold for $2,890,00.00