Twentieth Century Design to be Featured at John Moran Auctioneers May 25th Antiques Auction Pasadena, CA-- John Moran Auctioneers is pleased to feature Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, and mid-century designers at their May 25th Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction. With the focus on art glass, p
glass decorated in enamel with peacocks perched on flowering tree branches.
Other leading names in the sale include Gallé, Rookwood, Weller and Arequipa.
In addition to these Twentieth Century highlights, Moran’s will offer the types of Continental furnishings usually seen at their monthly auctions, including Louis XV, XVI, Italian Neoclassical and Rococo style furniture, a pair of Venetian blackamoor figures (estimate: $1200 – 1800), a Spanish Colonial polychrome-decorated crucifix (estimate: $700 – 1000) and figure of St. Anthony (estimate: $1000 – 2000).
Early 20th century cold-painted metal pieces include a lot of four Austrian and German figural groups, among them a snake charmer and a man prying in a tent, estimated at $500 – 700, and an Orientalist jardinière, modeled as a veiled woman leaning against an urn. This highly decorative piece, standing 33 inches high, is offered for $1000 – 1500.
An exquisite 19th century French tantalus (estimate: $1000 – 1500) and a lovely Victorian sterling coffee and tea service made by William Hunter, together with a later Henry Hobson & Son Sheffield plate footed galleried tray (estimate: $800 – 1200) are two of the other various high quality items rounding out the sale.
With over sixty lots of fine art, a wide selection of European and American paintings and prints is available. Edouard Leon Garrido, Andre Bauchand, and Theo Tobiasse are among the Continental artists represented, along with the popular Antoine Blanchard (French 1910 – 1988). Two of his Paris scenes, a view of the Boulevard des Capucines in winter and a view of the Rue Royale with La Madeleine, are offered for $3000 – 5000 each. A signed lithograph by Fernand Leger (French 1881- 1955) depicting figures in a park is expected to realize $800 – 1200.
Standing out among the American works is a drawing of Mickey Mouse, formally attired in suit, tie and hat, signed, dated and inscribed by Walt Disney (1901- 1966). Moran’s is offering the 15.5 x 11.5 inch graphite-on-paper work with an estimate of $8000 – 10,000.
Several California Impressionist and California Style works come from artists that are also regularly featured in Moran’s well known California and American Art Auctions, including Dan Lutz, George Post, Fil Mottola, Darwin Duncan, Lorenzo Latimer, Evylena Nunn Miller, Carl Sammons, Carl Schmidt, William Adam and others. Moving into the later twentieth century, a whimsical acrylic work by Gary Lang (b. 1950), dated 1975, mimics a collage of cartoons and comic strips. It is offered for $1000 – 1500.
John Moran’s May 25th sale is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm PST. Bidding is available from the floor, via telephone, absentee, and online through ArtFact.com. A fully illustrated catalogue complete with condition reports will be available at Moran’s website, johnmoran.com, two weeks prior to the sale date.
In addition to the 6:30 pm sale, an afternoon “Discovery Sale”, starting at 3:00 pm on the 25th, will offer similar types of items with estimates ranging from $200 to $1000. The no-reserve Discovery sale is uncatalogued and open