John Moran Auctioneers’ California Living auction has everything one needs to live the California lifestyle
• Fine art from around the Golden State and beyond fills the sale
• Quality décor is sure to appeal to collectors
• A selection of jewelry from the Hodosh collection will make a splash
MONROVIA, CA – John Moran Auctioneer’s November 17th California Living auction is filled with fine art and furnishings perfect for the California abode. Treasures from around the Golden State and the world will make a welcome addition to any collection. 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.
Fine art from across the globe speak to the spirit of California. An ink on paper drawing of a seagull, the nemesis of California beachgoers, from artist Morris Graves is sure to fly away with its $3,000-5,000 estimate. Paul Grimm features prominently in the auction with the evocative San Jacinto estimated to bring $3,000-5,000. A nocturnal street scene is the subject of Bradley W. Giles Moonlight on Southridge Drive which is sure to inspire strong bidding when it hits the block with a $3,000-5,000 estimate. A portrait of a violin player deep in thought is a wonderful work from Los Angeles-based Francis de Erdely and should bring $3,000-5,000 at the block.
Décor from around the country features prominently in the sale. A simply stunning Tiffany Studios iridescent and Favrile glass table lamp will make a wonderful addition to any collection and is expected to sell between $3,000-5,000. A Rookwood Pottery vase from designer Sarah Sax is sure to steal the show when it hits the block with a $1,000-2,000 estimate. Moran’s is pleased to bring several fine examples of Newcomb College pottery to the block, chief among them is a gorgeous landscape vase with trees sure to bring $4,000-6,000. An ever-popular Gustav Stickley server features in the sale with a $1,000-1,500 estimate.
“A simply stunning Tiffany Studios iridescent and Favrile glass table lamp will make a wonderful addition to any collection.”
Selections from the Hodosh Collection are ready to make a splash. Two delightful William Spratling “Vindobonensis” bracelets head into the sale with a $1,000-2,000 estimate. A suite of silver “Serpent” jewelry from Margot de Taxco is sure to appeal to collectors at a $1,000-1,500 estimate. An impressive pendant from Antonio Pineda set with moonstones and suspended from a velvet cord will make any outfit and is expected to sell between $700-900. A lovely set of heavy link chain jewelry from William Spratling should easily bring $1,000-1,500 at the block.
Moran’s fall auction season will continue through November with the highly-anticipated California & American Fine Art auction. Fine Jewelry & Timepieces together with Studio Jewelry and Luxury, Couture, & Accessories as well as Traditional Collector are slated to warm up December. The winter auction season begins in January with the Studio auctions and continues to February with Made in Mexico, featuring works from Mexico’s top artists and artisans. 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: www.johnmoran.com. 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.