Notable Results at Moran’s March Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction Pasadena, CA-- John Moran Auctioneers achieved a 100% sell-through rate in several categories of merchandise consigned from private collections to their March 8, 2011 Antiques and Decorative Arts Auct
to bring $500 – 700, was won by a buyer from Japan for $3000.
Prints by Dali, Chagall and Picasso continued the mid-century theme. The four Dali prints offered all sold at their high estimates or well above. Chagall’s 1971 ‘Le Petit Nu’, a color lithograph with aquatint signed and numbered 23/50, realized $7200.
Paintings from the 19th and early twentieth centuries included a watercolor of an Arab man on horseback by the American Orientalist Frederic A. Bridgman (1847 - 1928 New York, NY), which brought $6600 (estimate: 1000 – 2000), and a picturesque oil depicting figures in a gypsy camp by Roland Wheelwright (1870-1955 British) that realized $9,600 (est: $8000 - 12,000).
Moran’s selection of antique rugs, all gathered from private collections, was impressive, led by a 5’9’’ x 7’ circa-1900 Karachoph Kazak sporting an unusual border and striking use of royal blue color. Arriving at auction from a private collection, it sparked a protracted bidding battle on the floor and finally realized $19,200 (estimate $7000 – 9000). A circa-1880 Bijar brought $13,200, and a circa-1860 gold-ground Caucasian Kuba realized $4500 (estimate: $2500 – 3500).
Other sale highlights included:
• A Native American Navajo Germantown woolen blanket (est: $2500/3500) PRICE REALIZED: $4,500.00
• A Helen Cordero pottery storyteller figure (est: $3000 – 5000) PRICE REALIZED: $5,400
• A Royal Vienna style porcelain portrait vase, depicting Ruth (est: $1000/2000) PRICE REALIZED: $5,700.00
• A pair of French faience art pottery vases by Theodre Deck (est: $600 – 800) PRICE REALIZED: $1920.00
• A German silver and cut-glass pedestal center bowl by Franz Mosgau (est: $800 – 1200) PRICE REALIZED: $2280
John Moran’s next Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction will feature a large selection of fine and costume jewelry, and is scheduled for May 17th, 2011. Consignments of jewelry for the May sale, as well as other types of items, are still being accepted.
For more information about this and future sales, please contact the offices of John Moran Auctioneers at 626-793-1833 or email@example.com .
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 Artfact.com.