Jewelry, Decorative Arts and Fine Art presented at John Moran Auctioneers’ September 20 Sale Pasadena, CA--John Moran Auctioneers announces their September 20th Antiques and Jewelry Auction, featuring a large selection of fine jewelry along with Continental fine art and furnishings, silver, b
7000); a pair of sterling George III master salt cellars made by Robert Garrard I in 1811 and engraved with the crest of the Royal Order of the Bath (estimate: $1000/2000); a late 19th century sterling five-piece coffee and tea service by Tiffany and Co sterling (estimate: $3500/4000); and a Tiffany & Co ''Winthrop'' sterling flatware service (estimate: $4500 – 6000). Flatware by Towle, Gorham and Reed and Barton, a Gorham centerpiece, a 238-ounce Victorian tea service by Poole and Company, and a 345-ounce Mexican silver tea service will also be offered.
Two hammered brass sculptures of stylized figures by Franz Hagenauer are expected to attract a great deal of attention because of their unusually large size. Measuring 41 inches high (the male figure) and 48 inches high (the female figure), these wonderful examples of the Viennese master’s artistry are estimated to bring $5000 – 7000 each. Collectors of mid-century modern design will also find a large ‘’Qatun’’ floor vase by Claude Conover and a four-piece set of purple ‘’Persian’’ art glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly ($1500 – 2000).
Standouts among European furniture and decorative arts include a late 18th century Italian baroque burr-walnut slant-front desk with applied scrolling designs (estimate: $4000 – 6000) and an early 19th century Italian Neoclassical rosewood commode in the style of Giuseppe Maggiolini with intricate marquetry borders and medallions (estimate: $3000 – 5000). The sale’s several pieces of porcelain and pottery include a large Fischer & Mieg vase (estimate: $4000 – 6000), a Capodimonte porcelain jewelry casket ($3000 -5000), and a monumental Italian Majolica ewer (estimate: $2500 – 4000), all manufactured in the 19th century. Pieces by Meissen include a 20th century satirical figure depicting Baron von Munchausen, signed by Alexander Struck (estimate: $2000 – 3000) and a late 19th century figural group depicting the Capture of the Tritons, after the model by J.J. Kaendler (estimate: $1200 – 1800).
Other eclectic offerings from various estates include photographs and memorabilia from the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle; a wonderful and completely intact Art Nouveau album of ‘’Contemporary Celebrity’’ and aviation chromolithographs published by the Lefevre-Utile biscuit company; an 1870 century Gilman Joslin terrestrial library globe; two antique Heriz rugs; several bronze sculptures; and a Tiffany Studios gilt bronze 12-light lily lamp ($20,000 – 30,000).
Outstanding among the European fine art offerings are an oil of a village beside a river by Alexandre Altmann (1885-1934 Russian) (estimate: $4000/6000); a very good example by Edouard Cortes (1882-1969 French) view of Place de la Madeleine (est: $7000/9000); and a lovely summery landscape set in Provence with a village in the distance by Marcel Dyf (1899-1985 French) (est: $7000/9000). German painting of the 19th century is well represented by several artists, including Hans Buttner (1850 – 1891 Germany), Jan Jac Matthys Damschroeder (1825 – 1905 Germany), Franz Emile Krause (1836 – 1900 Germany), and Bernard Muhlig (1829 – 1910 Germany). Other Continental works are by Cesar De Cock (1823 – 1904 Flemish), Jules Dupre (1811 – 1889 French), and Ladislaus Bakalowicz