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
collection is a late 19th century Italian Baroque style walnut sideboard, robustly carved with figures of Neptune, mermen, griffins and grotesque masks. This massive piece is offered for $2000 – 4000.
Another Pasadena collection was the source of a parcel-gilt maple Lyon & Healy Style 22 46-string harp. Made in 1915, it was the property of a member of the San Francisco Philharmonic who performed with it in the 1920s - 1940s, and is offered together with the original case, a bird's eye maple music stand, and a fruitwood stool. The conservative estimate for this lot is $4000 – 6000. An Italian carved Carrara marble figure of a fisher boy, from the same collection, is signed Bacherini, 1897, Firenze, and is estimated at $3000 – 5000.
American and California paintings are the focus of John Moran’s major tri-annual Art Auctions, but their monthly Antiques Auctions offer similar works, often with very attractive estimates. This month’s auction features some very desirable works, such as a genre scene by African American “Neo-Mannerist” artist Ernie Barnes (1938 – 2009). The amusingly posed woman in a hat shop is a wonderful example of the attenuated, serpentine figures in everyday settings that Barnes is known for, and the oil is estimated to bring $6000 – 9000. Other California and artists in the sale include Christian von Schneidau, Ernest Tonk, Walter Farrington Moses, Dan Lutz and Dan Toigo.
Continental paintings, also regularly featured in John Moran’s Antiques Sales, are led by two works from an Arizona private collection, one by Marie Laurencin (French 1885 – 1965) and one by Edouard Cortès (French 1882 – 1969). Laurencin’s watercolor “Portrait de Jeune Fille” (Portrait of a Young Girl) is a typical mature work, softly modeled and colored and hinting at the Cubist influences in her early career. It is offered for $10,000 – 15,000. The Cortès (estimate: $15,000 – 20,000) depicts the Church of the Madeleine in Paris in classic late Impressionist style. Other French artists in the sale include Yvonne Canu (1921 – 2008), Jules René Herve (1887 – 1981) and Joseph Le Tessier (1867 – 1949).
The twenty-one lots of Native American artifacts comprise a selection of very high quality. Collectors will find signed pottery from San Ildefonso and Santa Clara Pueblos, and Pima, Washoe, Panamint and Mono basketry.
John Moran’s July 20th 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.
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