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
- 6000), and a bowl by the important but short-lived firm of Codman & Codman, founded by William Christmas Codman, the chief designer of the Martele line, in 1904 after his long career at Gorham. Very similar in style to Martele with its hand-hammered surface and design of meandering poppies chased on a downswept lip, the bowl is a lovely example of Codman’s legendary talent (estimate: $4000- 6000).
The sale’s numerous other pieces of British and American silver include a Rococo style sterling silver punchbowl by Whiting & Co. (estimate: $4000 – 6000); a hand-hammered sterling silver pastry stand by Pasadena, CA maker Clemens Friedell (estimate: $700 - 900); an American coin silver three-piece tea service by Edward Rockwell (estimate: $1800 – 2200); a pair of French Rococo style .950 silver compotes by Emile Delaire (estimate: $2500 – 3500); a set of four George III sterling silver candlesticks modeled as Corinthian columns by Emick Romer (estimate: $3000 – 4000); a large George II sterling silver soup tureen and associated lid featuring a large artichoke finial (estimate: $6000 – 9000); and a late 19th century Baroque style German silver tankard depicting a bacchanalia (estimate: $2000 – 3000), and a box inscribed to William Edward Parry, credited with discovering the Northwest Passage in the 1820’s, as captain of HMS Hecla. Hecla held the record for the Northern-most longitude reached until 1967.
The selection of paintings and prints is led by two photographic prints, ‘’Vanishing Race (Navaho)’’ a platinum print by Edward Curtis (1868 – 1952) expected to realize $12,000 – 18,000, and O. Winston Link’s iconic silver print ''NW 1103, Hot Shot, Eastbound at the Iaeger Drive- In West Virginia, 1956'', offered for $8000 – 10,000. Among the paintings are two Parisian street scenes by Antoine Blanchard (1910 – 1988 French), offered for $8000 – 10,000 each, and a view of the Paris Opera, also by Blanchard, for $6000 – 8000. A large poster by Wally Sluiter (1873-1949 Dutch), for the 1916 Olympics in Amsterdam, is a striking complement to the other early 20th century design items in the sale (estimate: $2000 – 3000).
Other sale highlights include:
• A Swiss Art Deco figural mantle clock by Gubelin, featuring a marvelous Cubist-style figure of a cat (estimate: $1500 – 2000)
• An extensive early 19th century Chamberlain’s Worcester armorial dinner service‘, elaborately decorated in the ‘’rich Kakiemon’’ style in the ‘’Dejeuney’’ pattern, divided into several group lots with estimates starting at $500 per lot
• Eight Native American blankets and rugs, including two large ‘’Eye Dazzler’’ wearing blankets (estimates: $4000 – 6000 each)
• A group of 19th century scrimshaw, including Inuit cribbage boards and a piece by a crewmember of the whaling bark ‘’Florence’’, a survivor of the disastrous 1876 whaling season that took the lives of hundreds of sailors in the Arctic fleet
• A signed Nantucket friendship basket purse by Jose Formosa Reyes in pristine condition (estimate: $1500 – 2000)
• Five lots of Otto and Gertrude Natzler ceramics,