JOHN MORAN AUCTIONEERS STARTS 2007 WITH A TWO-SESSION ANTIQUE AND ESTATE SALE HIGHLIGHTED BY A VERY Pasadena, CA – John Moran Auctioneers aims to top their record breaking 2006 auction season, and are well on their way with their January 30th, 2007 auction of fine antiques and estate items. This sal
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JOHN MORAN AUCTIONEERS STARTS 2007 WITH A TWO-SESSION ANTIQUE AND ESTATE SALE HIGHLIGHTED BY A VERY SPECIAL NATIVE AMERICAN COLLECTION
Pasadena, CA – John Moran Auctioneers aims to top their record breaking 2006 auction season, and are well on their way with their January 30th, 2007 auction of fine antiques and estate items. This sale features 45 lots of Native American art, including three unusual ollas.
The first, an Apache coiled olla (photo 1) is of classic form with woven devil’s claw and deeply painted willows in a geometric design. It is estimated to sell for $8,000 to $12,000. The second is a typical Apache coiled pictorial storage olla from the early 20th century (Photo 2) and measures 13” high (estimate $3,000 to $5,000). The third, an exquisite polychrome pottery storage olla from the Cochiti tribe of northern New Mexico, is painted in black and soft red over a cream slip and decorated with a red slip on the lower section and the neck interior (Photo 3). Crafted in the late 19th /early 20th century, this olla is estimated to bring $8,000 to $10,000. Other offerings are a Chochiti dance apron, two antique Kachina dolls, Navajo rugs, a Southwest wood dance headdress, several Native American Indian baskets from the Apache, Tolowa, Pima, Hopi and Hupa tribes and a Nez Pierce corn husk bag.
The auction also features 70 lots of 18th and 19th century Continental furniture and decorative arts. Highlighting this category are two side cabinets: a beautiful, intricately designed late 19th/early 20th century Louis XVI style mahogany piece by Forest (Photo 4), estimated to bring $15,000 to $20,000, and one in the Louis XV style incorporating kingwood and lacquer, attributed to T. Millet and estimated to sell for $12,000 to $18,000. Also offered are an 18th century polychrome-decorated sedan chair (probably Italian), expected to bring $2,500 to $5,000, and a 19th century Louis XV/XVI style ormolu, bronze and marble clock, estimated to bring $5,000 to $7,000.
In the European and American art section, notable works include an oil on canvas by French artist Antoine Blanchard (1910–1988): “Paris: Boulevard de l’Opera” (Photo 6). This work is estimated at $10,000 to $15,000. A Frederick W. MacMonnies bronze, “Pan of Rohallion” (Photo 5), estimated to sell for $10,000 to $15,000, is also certain to generate a great deal of interest, along with works by Jean-Baptiste Robie, Alfred Montague, John Wesley, Robert Watson and a number of listed California painters.
The silver, porcelain and glass portion of the sale comprises 40 lots by makers such as Tiffany, Cartier, Royal Vienna and KPM.
There will also be over 30 lots of very fine estate jewelry including rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches. A definite highlight of this section will be a 5.15