John Moran Auctioneers’ Traditional Collector auction heats up the winter auction season with fresh-to-market finds
• Fine art abounds in the auction
• Stunning décor and objets d’art to appeal to collectors
• Clocks and other mechanical objects are among the finest Moran’s has handled
MONROVIA, CA – John Moran Auctioneer’s December 16th Traditional Collector auction is heading to the block with hundreds of fine art, décor, furnishings and more, everything to outfit the finest interiors. 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 around the world are sure to bring out the collectors. A portrait of Anne Henriette of France with her violoncello in the style of Jean-Marc Nattier is a wonderfully engaging work and should bring $2,000-3,000. A regal portrait from English painter John Opie of Lady Smith is sure to appeal to collectors at its $5,000-7,000 estimate. A painting commemorating a battle in the Cuban War of Independence from American Matthew Morgan is a stunning work from the artist and heads to the block with a $9,000-12,000 estimate. A sweet scene of a woman walking with a calf from Scottish painter Edwin James Douglas should easily bring $3,000-5,000.
Lovers of décor need not worry, Moran’s has plenty of tempting treats in the auction. An impressive pair of malachite urns on stand will add a regal flair to any abode and heads to the block with a $40,000-60,000 estimate. A beautifully modelled octopus centerpiece from Buccellati is one of Moran’s favorite items in the sale and is anticipated to bring $10,000-15,000. A glorious “L’Escalier de Crystal” vase from Baccarat comes to the block with a $7,000-9,000 estimate. An exceptionally woven Persian Tabriz rugs heads to the block with a $10,000-15,000 estimate.
“An incredible silvered and gilt model of the American paddle steamer Harlan is a triumph from both the modeler as well as the Swiss musical maker.”
Collectors of clocks and mechanical objects will find stunning examples in the sale. An incredible silvered and gilt model of the American paddle steamer Harlan is a triumph from both the modeler as well as the Swiss musical maker and heads to the block with a $50,000-70,000 estimate. A wonderful Swiss music box from the famed Nicole Freres heads is anticipated to sell between $18,000-25,000. A stunning Chinese export French-style automaton clock will add flair to any collection and should easily bring $30,000-50,000 at the auction.
Moran’s fall auction season will continue with Fine Jewelry & Timepieces slated for December 16th preceded by Studio Jewelry on the 15th. The winter auction season continues through January with the Studio auctions. February brings 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.