Whimsy, Watches, and Quality Decorative Wares Woo Bidders at John Moran Auctioneer’s Spring Jewelry - Art deco pieces continue to delight buyers, sell over estimate
- Discovery Session sell-through rate reaches 91%
- 600 bidders contribute to solid selling prices
Co., the bracelet studded with 70 full and single-cut diamonds (2.20 cts. total), captured hearts even from afar, going to a phone bidder for $6125.00 (estimate: $4000 - $6000). A gentleman’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date found a buyer at $1920, going to a local floor bidder, despite a number of competing absentee and online bids (estimate: $1000 - $1500).
Non-jewelry items included these highlights:
• A number of works by Los Angeles artist Anthony Quinn were offered, and all sold at or above estimate, including an abstract oil on canvas which sold for $1225, well over the $600 to $800 estimate.
• A Japanese Meiji Period silver box from Yokohama featuring applied dragons was showered with plenty of pre-auction attention, ultimately going to an east coast buyer for $4800.
• A playful painting of a Mexican man on a galloping horse, executed in oil on panel by Juan Duran Tinoco (a decorative painter at the Mason Manufacturing Company of Los Angeles, makers of Monterey furniture), was the surprise center of heated bidding on the floor, finally bringing the hammer down at $4593.75 on the block (estimate: $2000 - $3000).
• A finely modeled 19th century Continental patinated bronze figure of a woodcutter from a private Rancho Palos Verdes collection, original estimated at $1000 to $1500, hammered for more than twice the high estimate, bringing in $4200.
John Moran Auctioneers’ next Jewelry sale is slated for August 28, 2012, and fine jewelry pieces are now being accepted for inclusion in the catalog. Select highlights from this auction can be viewed by visiting www.JohnMoran.com, and clicking ‘Upcoming Auctions’.
Consignment inquiries for any of our upcoming sales are always welcome – contact Info@JohnMoran.com or call (626) 793-1833 for more information. Bidding in John Moran Auctions is available on the floor, by telephone, and live online through Invaluable.com, Auctionzip.com and LiveAuctioneers.com.