One of Moran’s proudest achievements was bringing a special First Phase Chief’s blanket to market, setting a record for a Navajo textile at auction that still stands to this day. Moran’s Art of the American West is the place to find the best in American Indian basketry, pottery, weaving, and design created by tribes throughout the North American continent. Selections can also be found in Moran’s Studio Furniture & Decorative Art, California Living and ReDesigned auctions held throughout the year.
As a Vice President of John Moran Auctioneers, Maranda oversees a variety of auction functions including being a Specialist and Head of Sale for Moran’s American Indian Art + Objects, Art of the American West and Made in Mexico auctions. As an appraiser she regularly attends to clients appraisal needs within these categories as well as the more general estate contents as a Generalist. Her daily activities include client relations, evaluating incoming property, appraisal functions, phone bidding and spearheading special projects. Maranda is Uniform Standard in Professional Appraisal Practice qualified.
A Navajo Ute Style Chief's Blanket, First Phase
Sold for $137,500
Northwest coast carved shaman's rattle
Sold for $5,700
A Cahuilla Mission polychrome snake-motif basket
Sold for $4,062
A Navajo American flag pictorial rug
Sold for $5,100
A Tonita Roybal San Ildefonso pottery olla
Sold for $8,400
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