John Moran Auctioneers Announces Summer Decorative and Fine Arts Auction Pasadena, CA--- John Moran Auctioneers’ July 19th Antiques and Decorative Arts Auction will feature an impressive selection of silver, bronzes, porcelain, art glass, Arts and Crafts and mid-century mo
and a Louis XVI style gilt-and-patinated-bronze-mounted Sevres style center bowl (estimate: $4000 – 6000). Bronzes and metalware are highlighted by a Louis XV / XVI style porcelain-mounted gilt and silvered bronze encrier (estimate: $4000 – 6000) and a pair of Louis XVI style gilt-bronze urn-form lamps, Victor Paillard (estimate: $3000 – 5000). A patinated- bronze figure, 'Le Chanteur Florentin' after Paul Dubois, bears the Barbedienne mark and is offered for $1000 – 2000 and a Boucher figure of a woman playing the violin, after Alfred, is estimated to bring $2500 – 4000.
Offerings in the area of Arts and Crafts design include an oak sideboard by Scottish maker Ernest Archibald Taylor (1874 - 1951) inlaid with mixed metal and wood marquetry ($2000 – 3000); a Limbert oak desk ($700 – 1000); and a Stickley Brothers oak settle ($700 – 1000); and pottery by Rookwood and Van Briggle. Collectors will also find lamps such as a Tiffany Studios patinated bronze and Favrile glass three-light 'Lily' desk / piano lamp, # 320 (estimate: $1500 – 2500); a Pairpoint 'Puffy' reverse painted glass and patinated metal 'Papillon' (‘Butterfly’) lamp (estimate: $2500 – 3500); and a Hampshire matte green glazed pottery lamp, with leaded glass tulip shade (estimate: $1000 – 1500). A handsome and unusual Gustav Stickley hammered copper wine cooler is offered for $3000 – 5000.
Mid-century modern items continue to sell very well at Moran’s, and this month’s selection includes a Vladimir Kagan 'Capricorn' white enameled five-piece patio dining suite with three-legged chairs (estimate $2000 – 3000); a Piero Fornasetti coffee table decorated with a school of fish ($1500 – 2500); and a Gerald McCabe oak dining table and benches, from his Orange Crate Modern line (estimate: $2000 – 3000). McCabe, who died in 2010, is known for his collaborations with Case Study architect Pierre Koenig, and for his technical precision and innovative use of materials. He also founded the legendary McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA.
European paintings are highlighted by a charming portrait of two children by Johann Georg Meyer Von Bremen (1813-1886 German) titled ''Geschwisterliebe'', (Brother's and Sister's Love) offered for $6000 – 8000; and a depiction of a woman knitting in an interior, beautifully lit by sunlight streaming through a window, by Pierre Joseph Toussaint (1822 – 1888 Belgian) (estimate: $3000 – 5000). American art offerings include a gelatin silver print by O. Winston Link (1914 – 2001), his famous ‘’NW1103, Hot Shot Eastbound at the Iaeger Drive-In, West Virginia’’, and a photogravure by Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952 Los Angeles, CA), ''Oasis in the Badlands''. In all 72 European and American paintings and prints will be offered.
The sale is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, July 19th. It will be preceded by the un-catalogued, no-reserve “Discovery Sale” at 3:00 pm. The preview for both sales opens at noon on the 19th. All of Moran’s sales are conducted at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. Full sale catalogues are posted at www.johnmoran.com 2 -3