John Moran Auctioneers May 25 Sale Results Pasadena, CA -- John Moran Auctioneers offered an eclectic selection of twentieth century design, Continental furnishings and European and American fine arts at their May 25th Antiques and Decorative
service featuring strapwork reserves, made in London by William Hunter between 1877 and 1879, offered together with a Hobson & Son Sheffield plate galleried tray, realized $1955 (estimate: $800 – 1200). Offered at $600 – 900 was a Peruvian sterling tray with scalloped edges. This impressive piece of workmanship doubled its estimate, realizing $1380.
Porcelain highlights included a pair of late 19th century French gilt-bronze-mounted urns decorated with figures in landscapes that sold for $1955 (estimate: $1000 – 1500) and a Royal Copenhagen figural group with a nymph and faun bearing the mark of Gerhard Henning (1880 – 1967) that brought $920 (estimate: $500 – 700).
Among the many items of Twentieth Century design were several lots of art glass from top makers. A lot of two acid-cut Gallé cameo glass vases, one with purple peonies and the other with brown orchids sold for $1380 (estimate: $700 – 900). A large collection of L.C. Tiffany Favrile glass articles, including candlesticks, vases and bowls, was offered in several lots, many of which well exceeded their estimates. Mid-century furniture was led by a set of twelve low-back dining chairs by renowned wood worker Sam Maloof, which sold for $17,250.
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