John Moran Auctioneers Announces March 2013 Fine Antiques Auction - Both the catalogued and uncatalogued Discovery sessions are overflowing with fabulous pieces of quality and character
- Continental furnishings and decorative arts dominate the roster
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March 12th auction. A pair of Sevres-style white ground porcelain urns, decorated overall with polychrome floral garlands within cobalt and gilt borders and topped with foliate finials, are estimated at $4000 to $6000. A silvered and gilt bronze-mounted porcelain casket with a cherub-headed scroll handle and painted with vignettes of courting couples in the manner of Watteau, is expected to achieve $7000 to $9000 at the block. Also included is a fantastic ormolu-mounted bisque porcelain centerpiece, depicting a goddess attended by three maidens and two cherubim (estimate: $7000 to $9000), and a very large and ornate Berlin / KPM covered vase depicting soldiers in various uniforms ($5000 – $7000).
Additional highlights include:
- An intriguing photographic print of Abraham Lincoln, taken by Moses P. Rice, showing the president at three-quarters view, looking directly into the camera lens (estimate: $800 to $1200).
- A Victorian library globe by W. & A.K. Johnson, circa 1893, featuring a wood and paper equatorial rim carved with calendar and zodiac, a brass meridian ring, and a compass, centered at the base (estimate: $5000 to $7000).
- An Austrian cold-painted bronze lamp by Anton Chotka and modeled as a Bedouin and his musically inclined monkey (estimate: $1500 to $2000).
- A very fine Parisian Street Scene by Edouard Cortes, titled Place Republicque, hailing from a private estate in San Diego, CA (estimate: $7000 to $9000).
- An owl-form polychrome-glazed ceramic vase by Pablo Picasso (estimate: $5000 – $7000).
The catalogued session of this sale will begin at 3:00 pm, with the uncatalogued Discovery Session to follow. Both sessions will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, located at 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA. Bidding is available in person, via phone or absentee, and online through LiveAuctioneers, AuctionZip, Invaluable, and ArtFact. Interested parties are welcome to contact info@JohnMoran.com or call 626-793-1833 for more information or to arrange for bidding.
The next John Moran Auctioneers Auction is slated for April 23rd, and will feature over 200 lots of American and Californian Fine Art. Check www.JohnMoran.com for sale highlights and updates. John Moran’s next Antiques Auction is scheduled for June 18th, and is expected to feature many quality Native American rugs and artifacts, along with quality decorative arts and furniture.