John Moran auction Sept. 12 features Continental antiques & art

This elaborate and large-scale 19th-century Charpentier Louis XVI-style gilt-bronze mantel clock and candelabra garniture is expected to bring $30,000 to $40,000. John Moran Auctioneers image


MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran is heading into a busy fall and winter auction season with sales stacked through early 2018. The first of their fall auction events is the Sept. 12 Traditional Collector sale, which consists of a fabulous selection of French clocks, Continental furniture including a handful of pieces by framed Parisian maker Francois Linke, European works of art, porcelain by makers such as KPM and Stellmacher, and a selection of Chinese porcelain and carved stone objects, among many other treasures. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Collectors are sure to be wooed by a strong selection of French mantel clocks, including a stunning large-scale Louis XVI-style gilt-bronze clock and complementary garniture by Parisian maker Charpentier (above). Dating to the third quarter 19th century, the clock takes the form of two winged putti holding aloft a circular case, and is accompanied by a pair of equally finely modeled candelabra with standing putto-form standards. The set is presented in excellent condition, and is expected to earn $30,000 to $40,000.

A Louis XV-style mantel clock and garniture, this example by maker Japy Freres et Cie, featuring a Bacchic putto motif and modeled in quite fine detail, is also notable because of its highly detailed Sevres-style porcelain inserts; the Louis XV set is expected to bring $20,000 to $30,000 at Moran’s September sale.

Buyers should also take note that a small selection of fine KPM plaques consigned from a private Southern California collection will also make their way to the auction block. One classic oval plaque after Gustav Richter’s (1823-1884 German) portrait of the Prussian Queen Louise von Mecklenburg-Strelitz is expected to bring $4,000 to $6,000.


Assigned a $4,000-$6,000 estimate, this Berlin/KPM plaque delicately painted with a portrait of Prussian Queen Louise is modeled after the original oil painting by German painter Gustav Richter (1823-1884). John Moran Auctioneers image


Silver and objects of vertu include a stunning Dutch coin silver and cut-crystal epergne dating to 1873. The ornately modeled silver standard is in the form of a standing female figure, and is applied with realistically rendered flowers on stems and fitted with three tiers of cut-crystal bowls (est. $4,000 to $6,000).


Dating to 1873 and carrying a $4,000-$6,000 estimate is this Dutch coin silver and crystal epergne. John Moran Auctioneers image


Moran’s Traditional Collector catalogs always prove an excellent venue for European works of art. French artist Emmanuel de la Villeon’s 1894 impressionist painting depicting a grove of fruit trees on a hillside overlooking Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland is offered with a $3,000 to $5,000 estimate.


Emmanuel de la Villeon (1858-1944 French) is represented with this view of a hillside overlooking Swiss lake Neuchatel, which has been assigned a $5,000-$7,000 estimate. John Moran Auctioneers image


Louis Alexandre Bouche’s (1938-1911) village scene at dusk with sheep offers a charming view of pastoral life, and is expected to bring $5,000 to $7,000 due to its exceptional size.

Nineteenth-century Belgian painter Vincent de Vos (1829-1875) is represented by an interior scene of dogs playing with mice before a still life of cheese, garlic and a jug of wine (est. $4,000 to $6,000).


Another of many fine Continental paintings featured at Moran’s September sale, this work by Belgian artist Vincent de Vos (1829-1875) is expected to earn $4,000-$6,000. John Moran Auctioneers image


One of a number of intriguing Chinese and Japanese consignments to Moran’s Sept. 12th auction catalog, a Japanese mixed-metal vase dating to circa 1900 is presented in excellent condition. It features dragon-form handles and raised on five abstracted grotesque-headed legs (est. $3,000-$5,000).

For details contact John Moran Auctioneers by email or call 626-793-1833.