Moran’s Announces Major November 13, 2012 Antiques & Decorative Arts Auction --Spectacular Continental furniture and decorative objects from the 19th and early 20th centuries brighten the fall season at John Moran Auctioneers
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include a gilt bronze figure of a schoolgirl by Art Deco master Demetre Chiparus (estimate: $2000 – 3000) and a gilt bronze Art Nouveau lamp by Raoul Larche-- his iconic depiction of modern dance pioneer Loie Fuller enrobed in billowing veils as Salome (estimate: $10,000 – 15,000). A lovely Newcomb College pottery vase decorated by Henrietta Bailey Davidson with stylized flowers on a soft matte blue-green ground (estimate: $800 – 1200) will appeal to Arts and Crafts collectors, as will a large Steuben gold Aurene bowl (estimate: $1000 – 1500). A large collection of Dale Chihuly art glass sculptures of all shades and sizes arrives from a private collector. The seven lots range in estimate from $1000 – 15,000.
Important estate items from earlier eras include a late 15th – late 16th century North Italian carved wood processional figure, an 18th century engraving from ‘The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords’ by John Pine, and a fascinating 18th century Dutch floral marquetry long-case clock enclosing an automaton of ships re-enacting the Battle of Dogger Bank during the American War of Independence. Signed J. P. Kroese, it is expected to sell for $3000 – 5000.
All of Moran’s sales are conducted at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. Updated highlights are viewable at www.johnmoran.com. 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 seven – eight times a year, their tri-annual jewelry sales, and for their European and American Fine Art Auction, held bi-annually. Please contact Moran’s offices at 626-793-1833 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this sale or any of their other upcoming events.