Moran’s Made in Mexico auction features works of art and craft from our Southern neighbors

• Fine art from the 20th century is sure to captivate connoisseurs
• Décor is sure to make a splash
• Jewelry from the mid-century is bound to cause a stir

MONROVIA, CA – Moran’s August 16th Made in Mexico auction is filled with 217 lots of fine décor and art from Mexico’s famed artists and artisans. Standout pieces from the Hodosh collection feature prominently in the sale and are sure to continue to appeal to collectors. With all lots and condition reports online, browsing from the comfort of home has never been easier. A digital catalogue will be available online ahead of the auction for convenience.


Lot 1040: A Matl sterling silver four-strand coral necklace, est.: $2,000-3,000

Lot 1040: A Matl sterling silver four-strand coral necklace, est.: $2,000-3,000

Fine art from important 20th century artists feature prominently in the auction. An introspective portrait of a bearded man in hat from Rafael Coronel is a triumphant work from the artist and should easily sell between $3,000-5,000. Mexico City-based artist Arnold Belkin comes to the auction with “El Maguey,” a scene of two figures in anguish and is estimated to bring $6,000-8,000. A high-polished black marble of a woman is the subject of Felipe Castañeda’s “Mujer en Reposo” and comes to the block with a $2,000-4,000 estimate. The vibrant “Personje” from Rodolfo Nieto shows the artist’s mastery and is sure to bring $10,000-15,000.

Gorgeous décor from Mexican artisans are sure to appeal to collectors. Matilde Poulat of Matl adds to the many beautiful objects in the auction with the delicately beautiful Nuestra Señora De La Asunción De Tonaya Silver santos figure. Made of silver and set with gems, the figure should easily bring $2,000-3,000. A gorgeous sterling coffee and tea service in the Art Deco taste includes everything needed to make the next brunch party a success and is sure to bring $5,000-7,000. “Amares Disco,” a classic pattern from Taxco’s William Spratling, is one of the taller’s most popular patterns. A set of 72 pieces is estimated to sell for $10,000-15,000. A whimsical silver plate pitcher from Los Castillo with a perched parrot standing in for a handle is sure to appeal to collectors at its $800-1,200 estimate.

Jewelry from the collection of Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh is poised to capture attention. A gorgeous suite of Fred Davis jewelry with carved obsidian faces set into a necklace, earrings and brooch is estimated to bring $800-1,200 at the block. A dreamy William Spratling silver and azurmalachite necklace is a triumphant work from the designer and is sure to sell for $1,800-2,500. A wonderful coral and gem-set necklace from Matl is one of Moran’s favorite pieces in the auction and is expected to sell between $2,000-3,000. A deliciously modern aventurine and silver necklace from Antonio Pineda is sure to bring out the collectors with its $800-1,200 estimate.

Moran’s fall auction season will kick off in September with Jewels & Luxury on the 16th. Traditional Collector heads to the block with a curated selection of classic art and furnishings on September 22nd. American Indian items and fine Western art heads to the block with Art of the American West on September 27th. Moran’s takes the health and safety of our staff and customers seriously, as such, all previews for the auction will be by appointment only and the sales will be held online without a live audience.

For upcoming highlights, online catalogues, and more information on these sales, visit Moran’s website: Bidding is now available online via Moran’s new mobile app Moran Mobile, available on both iOS and Android operating systems. Live bidding on a desktop is available through our website; bidding is also supported by telephone or absentee.

Consignment inquiries are always welcome.

Lot 1039: Arnold Belkin (1930-1992, Canadian, Mexico City)

Lot 1039: Arnold Belkin (1930-1992, Canadian, Mexico City) "El Maguey," Oil on Masonite, est.: $6.000-9,000

“Gorgeous décor from Mexican artisans are sure to appeal to collectors.”

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