Moran’s Traditional Collector auction July 21 features silver, fine art

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A monumental sterling silver centerpiece, estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s sizzling summer auction season burns brightly with their Traditional Collector auction event. The July 21 auction is filled with elegant furnishings, décor and artwork from Europe, Asia and the United States. Whether collecting for a manor or a home that is a bit more modest, Moran’s has something for every taste at every scale. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction offers a fine selection of antique arms and armor along with all the accoutrement to fill the most discerning retreat. A German cuirassier suit of armor with beautifully etched breastplate from the 16th century is marching into the auction with a $15,000-$25,000 estimate (below).

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A German cuirassier suit of armor, estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Moran’s image

An English officer’s light cavalry saber with a distinctive curved blade set with a lion’s head handle is estimated to sell between $500-$700. A 17th-century iron strongbox with hidden lock is one of the most unique pieces in the sale and looks to bring between $3,000-$5,000.

Fine examples of silver from America and Europe are sure to appeal to collectors. A Gothic Revival Ball, Black & Co. silver coffeepot gifted to Lucy Lord from Mrs. Millard Fillmore, wife of the 13th president of the United States and co-founder of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, comes to the block with a fascinating story at the dawn of the animal rights movement in America. The beautifully made coffeepot is estimated to bring $3,000-$5,000. Moran’s will donate the buyer’s premium from the sale of this lot will be donated to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.

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A Gothic Revival Ball, Black & Co. silver coffeepot, estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Moran’s image

A set of Repousse sterling silver flatware from S. Kirk and Sons is as timeless as it is gorgeous and is projected to bring $800-$1,200. A monumental sterling silver centerpiece is perhaps the largest piece of silver Moran’s has ever offered. Weighing in at just over 45 pounds, the palatial silver centerpiece is projected to sell between $20,000-$30,000.

An English Elkington silver-plated carving station made in 1927 with the armorial of the Prince of Wales, likely for Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor, is estimated to bring $700-$900.

Fine art abounds in July’s auction. A 1967 work by Russian artist Konstantin Konstantinovich Kuznetsov depicts a chaotic street scene and is estimated to bring $4,000-$6,000.

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Konstantin Konstantinovich Kuznetsov (1895-1980 Russian), Moscow winter scene, 1967, estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Moran’s image

Masquerade figures from Russian/French artist Konstantin Andreevich Somov take inspiration from the 18th century Rococo artists and updated to a 1920s aesthetic. The colorful gouache is estimated to bring $40,000-$60,000.

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Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939, Russian/French) Masquerade figures, 1925, estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Moran’s image

A deep-hued Paris street scene at sunset from Edouard Léon Cortès is rendered with the artist’s enviable impressionistic brushwork and heads to the block with a $15,000-$25,000 estimate.

For details contact John Moran Auctioneers via email: or phone: 626-793-1833.