John Moran Auctioneers Presents July 20th Sale of Continental Fine & Decorative Arts, Chinese & Nati Pasadena, CA -- Silver, Continental furnishings, Native American and Chinese works of art will form the core of John Moran Auctioneers’ July 20, 2010 Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction, to be held a
News-Antique.com - Jun 16,2010 - Pasadena, CA -- Silver, Continental furnishings, Native American and Chinese works of art will form the core of John Moran Auctioneers’ July 20, 2010 Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction, to be held at the Pasadena Convention Center. The sale will also offer an excellent opportunity for collectors at all levels to acquire Continental and American fine art, particularly California paintings, at all price levels.
The impressive array of over 35 lots of silver encompasses items of all types and eras, and many countries of origin. American makers such as Tiffany, Gorham, Reed and Barton, Durgin, and Gale, Wood & Hughes are represented, as well as 19th and early 20th century British makers Dobson & Sons, Christopher and Thomas Barker, Daniel Hockley, Peter & William Bateman and Benjamin Smith. A 17th century Spanish Colonial silver pitcher from Guatemala is offered with an estimate of $1000 – 1500), while modern pieces include a group of Georg Jensen sterling silver serving pieces in the “Acorn” and “Cactus” patterns (estimate: $600 – 800).
As their market for Asian works of art continues to gather momentum, John Moran is very pleased to present several pieces fresh from a Sun Valley, CA estate. Chinese jade pieces include a pair of jade foo dogs ($3000 – 5000), an intricately carved pair of cranes ($6000 – 8000) , and a recumbent horse ($800 – 1200). A Chinese carved ivory sword and a Mongolian jade and enamel sword are offered for $1000 – 2000 and $6000 – 8000 respectively. Arriving from another private collection is a Chinese bronze mirror dating from the Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE) (estimate: $1000 – 1500).
Also arriving from the Sun Valley estate are several other choice items, including a Persian Kashan rug ($3000 – 5000), a large Hereke rug ($8000 – 12,000), and a Chinese export mother-of-pearl-inlaid tall case clock ($1000 – 2000).
The selection of Continental furnishings in the sale is one of the best of the year for John Moran. The many highlights include a pair of 19th century Louis XVI style gilt-bronze figural six-light candelabra, decorated with a child holding a lamb or dove and bearing the stamp of Henri Picard. One of Picard’s patrons was Emperor Napoleon III, for whose Louvre apartments he provided furnishings and objects. The candelabra are estimated at $3000 – 5000.
At 50 inches high, a French gilt-bronze and champleve enamel-mounted clock on an onyx pedestal is a spectacular piece. Dating from the late 19th century and the movement bearing the A.D. Mougin pastille, it is offered for $8000 – 12,000. Another clock, a Regence style gilt-bronze mounted 'Boulle' marquetry mantel clock by Japy Freres is expected to realize $700 – 1000.
An elaborate pair of French gilt-bronze-mounted molded glass torchières with Corinthian capitals and a pair of Italian Baroque style giltwood wall-brackets are each offered for $2000 – 3000, and a 20th century Louis XVI style gilt-metal and cut glass twelve-light chandelier is expected to bring $1000 – 1500.