Brilliant Results for John Moran Auctioneers’ Jewelry, Antiques and Fine Art Sale Brilliant Results for John Moran Auctioneers’ Jewelry, Antiques and Fine Art Sale
Moran’s Achieves 90% Sell–through Rate for 586-Lot Auction; 96% of Jewelry Sold; 100% of Silver Sold
offered at or above the estimates. Several wonderful 19th century Continental pieces were among the selections, including a lot of two delicate German silver sleigh-form sweetmeat bowls, marked Ludwig Neresheimer, Hanau, that tripled their high estimate, selling for $2,700.00; a center bowl marked J.D. Schleissner Sohne that also tripled its high estimate, realizing $3600; and a set of four candlesticks ornamented with putto-form stems that sold well at $3300 (estimate: $1500 – 2500). A small Wang Hing Chinese Export tea caddy charmingly decorated with blossoms and a bird tripled its high estimate and realized $1560. The top silver lot was an Italian 1930’s Rococo style coffee and tea service that sold for $5700.
Other sale highlights include:
• A George III mahogany celestial table globe, by the top eighteenth century English maker, J. & W. Cary of London: sold $7,200 (estimate: $2500 – 3500)
• A late 19th century Austrian painted porcelain plaque of Danae and the Golden Rain: sold $16,800 (estimate: $ 15,000 – 20,000).
• A 19th century Chinese silk embroidered kosu panel depicting warriors: sold $4375 (estimate: $700 – 1000)
John Moran Auctioneers will begin 2011 with another Decorative and Fine Arts Auction on January 11th and a California and American Paintings Auction on February 15th. Jewelry will next be offered at their April 5th auction. Consignments are now being accepted for all three sales. Please contact Moran’s offices at 626-793-1833 or email@example.com for more information.
All sales are conducted at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. Full sale catalogues are posted at www.johnmoran.com 2 -3 weeks prior to each sale. Bidding is available from the floor and via absentee, telephone or online through