MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneer’s California Living auction Nov. 17 brought out the collectors and achieved strong prices throughout the sale. Fine art, stellar décor and jewelry shone bright during the sale and proved the enduring demand for quality examples across design styles. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
Fine art from American painters performed well throughout the sale. The apropos Autumn from Mary De Neale Morgan places the viewer in a relaxed rolling hills landscape and $3,750 (below). All prices realized include Moran’s 25% buyer’s premium.
A welcoming view of Devonshire from Walter Elmer Schofield soared past its high estimate to achieve $5,625.
Alfred R. Mitchell’s dreamy Spring Flowers is a wonderfully impressionistic work from the artist and soared to $3,125 thanks to a determined online bidder.
Art pottery and glass were the hottest items of the sale. A Newcomb College landscape vase won the distinction of the top lot, selling for $7,500 in protracted bidding. An unusual Teco vase appealed to collectors and brought $2,000 (below).
A beautifully made Tiffany Favrile lamp (below) with damascene shade was one of the most popular lots heading into the sale and achieved $6,875. A Tiffany-style leaded glass vase with a dragonfly-motif shade and lily pad base brought $1,500.
Jewelry from the esteemed Hodosh Collection continues to appeal to collectors. A stellar set of serpent jewelry from the famed Margot de Taxco slipped past its high estimate to bring $3,125 (below).
Two Vindobonensis bracelets from master designer William Spratling went to an online bidder for $1,750. A classic chain necklace and matching bracelet (below) will no doubt complement any outfit in the buyer’s wardrobe and brought $2,375. An ever-popular Aztec-motif was the inspiration for a stunning necklace from Margot de Taxco, which brought $1,250.
Moran’s fall auction season will continue through December with Fine Jewelry & Timepieces together with Studio Jewelry as well as Traditional Collector.
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