Moran’s November 15th Antiques and Fine Art Auction Highlighted by 20th Century Bronzes & Metalware --Also featuring American and British silver from the 18th to 20th centuries, porcelain, glass, Native American artifacts, American and European paintings & prints
News-Antique.com - Oct 27,2011 - Moran’s November 15th Antiques and Fine Art Auction Highlighted by 20th Century Bronzes & Metalware
--Also featuring American and British silver from the 18th to 20th centuries, porcelain, glass, Native American artifacts, American and European paintings & prints
Pasadena, CA – More than 200 lots of fine and decorative arts from private collections and estates will be offered at John Moran Auctioneers’ November 15th Antiques and Fine Art Auction. Featuring an outstanding group of 20th century bronzes and metalware, the sale offers a rarely seen survey of fine examples of Art Deco, Art Nouveau and abstract design, by masters such as Demetre Chiparus, Paul Tereszczuk, and Franz Hagenauer.
Three chryselephantine (bronze and ivory) figures by Chiparus (1886-1947 Romanian / French), considered by many the quintessential Art Deco sculptor, will be offered, led by the stunning ‘’Kamorna’’. From his exotic dancers series, ‘’Kamorna’’ measures 13.75-inches high and is signed to the onyx base. It is estimated to realize $30,000 – 50,000. ''Venetian Lady'' and ''Egyptian Style Dancer,'' both signed, carry estimates of $8000 – 12,000 and $9000 – 12,000 respectively.
The spotlight is also expected to shine on works by Paul Tereszczuk (1895 – 1925 Austrian), whose ''Pierrot Leading'' depicts a dancing couple (estimate $4000 – 6000), and by Otto Gustav Schmidt Cassel (1867-1954 German), whose female snake charmer is offered for $10,000 – 15,000. Another exotic female figure by Gerda Iro Gerdago (b. 1906), a girl in a red and blue Oriental-inspired costume, is estimated to bring $4000 – 6000. The charming ''Hoop Girl'’ by Ferdinand Preiss (1882 - 1943 German) depicting a child in a green dress holding a hoop, carries an estimate of $600 – 900.
Among the many other bronzes are a whimsical two-piece patinated and gilt bronze piece by Carl Kauba (1865 – 1922 Austrian), titled '’A Treasure Seeker'’, modeled as young man with a shovel digging into a rocky mound which opens on hinges to reveal a sleeping maiden inside (estimate: $1200 – 1800); a model of a bloodhound closely studying a tortoise, ''Chien et Tortue,'' by Henri-Alfred-Marie Jacquemart (1824-1896 French), offered for $800 – 1200; and a figure of a goddess romantically entwined in flowers by Gustave Gillot (1888-1965 French).
After their success in September with two large figures by Franz Hagenauer, Moran’s is pleased to offer two more works by the Viennese sculptor, a nickel-plated figural group depicting boxers (estimate: $3000 – 5000) and a chromed table mirror in the form of a kneeling woman (estimate: $1000 – 1500).
Several pieces by Tiffany Studios will be offered, including a patinated bronze and green ‘Favrile’ glass ‘’Pine Needles’’ desk lamp and inkwell, offered as one lot for $1500 – 2500; a ‘’Cypriot’’ glass and gilt bronze cigarette box (estimate: $500 – 700); and a patinated bronze counter-balance floor lamp base with an associated linenfold glass shade (estimate: $4000 – 6000).
Other examples of Art Nouveau design will be offered in the selection of silver, including a teapot from Gorham’s renowned Martele line (estimate: $4000