Moran’s March 6, 2012 Antiques Auction to Feature Art Glass and Continental Furnishings Pasadena, CA – John Moran Auctioneers’ March 6, 2012 Antiques Auction will present more than 300 carefully selected decorative and fine art items from estates and private collections, centering on a s
yellow-veined Brocatelle Violette du Jura marble, is mounted with finely modeled gilt-bronze satyr heads and fruiting garlands bearing the stamp of noted Parisian firm Maison Millet (PHOTO 5). Established in Paris in 1853 and remaining in operation until 1918, the Millet firm established a reputation for very fine execution of their own designs. Starting with the Exposition Universelle of 1889 (where they won a gold medal), the firm began making luxury furniture and decorative objects mounted with their bronze work, and during the 1890's won many more prestigious prizes and medals, growing successful enough to open branch shops. Francois Linke is known to have been a client of Millet, purchasing models from them. Moran’s offers this highly desirable find with an estimate of $9000 – 12,000.
French, Russian and American sterling silver flatware and hollowware, Persian rugs, European and American fine art, Asian artifacts and eclectic estate items comprise the remainder of the sale. Among items to look for:
• A large bronze sculpture after Michelangelo by early 20th century sculptor Libero Andreotti (estimate: $15,000 – 25,000)
• An Allan Adler ''Modern Georgian'' partial flatware service (estimate: $2500 – 3500)
• A French Ptolemaic armillary sphere, probably by Delamarche (estimate: $1200 – 1800) (PHOTO 6)
• A bound collection of 72 engravings by Paolo Fidanza after the Vatican Stanze murals by Raphael, published in Rome in 1762 – 63 (estimate: $2000 – 3000)
• A large 19th century Meissen porcelain mantle clock (estimate: $2500 – 3500)
• A late 19th century Russian silver candlestick bearing the mark of Faberge (estimate: $3000 – 5000)
Updated highlights are viewable at www.johnmoran.com. 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 weeks prior to each sale. Bidding is available from the floor and via absentee, telephone or online through Artfact.com.
Consignments are accepted throughout the year for Moran’s Antiques and Decorative Arts Auctions, held six-seven times a year, their tri-annual jewelry sales, and for their California and American Fine Art Auction, held bi-annually. Moran’s next fine art Auction is scheduled for April 17th, 2012. Please contact Moran’s offices at 626-793-1833 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the march 6th sale or any of their upcoming events.