Specialising in Russian and Greek icons since the early 1970s, the gallery’s founder Helen Mark built an impeccable reputation for dealing in high quality icons. All of our icons have been purchased from bona fide sources which include international fairs and private collections.
Committed to building long-term client relationships, The Mark Gallery offers valuation and restoration services to complement its extensive icon portfolio. Our portfolio includes many rare and precious icons. Rarity tends to enhance the value of an icon.
As a gallery with over 50 years history of dealing in icons, we have a substantial information archive plus the experience to assess the quality, rarity and authenticity of an icon. An icon’s condition is important and a reputable dealer will be able inform a client about any restorative work and overpainting. At Mark Gallery, we see a great many icons and we are qualified to assess the significance of any repairs.
Good provenance can help establish authenticity and title of an icon but, because of the chequered history of many icons, a provenence does not always exist. The absence of a complete provenance need not however be a cause for alarm, especially if you are working with an experienced icon dealer.