John Moran toasts mid-century modern, Asian art at June 16 auction

San Francisco watercolorist Dong Kingman’s (1911-2000) dynamic mixed media work titled ‘The Wall, Peking’ is expected to earn $5,000 to $7,000. One of a series of paintings Kingman did for the 1963 film ‘55 Days at Peking,’ each work was featured in the opening sequence with overlaid titles and credits. John Moran Auctioneers image

San Francisco watercolorist Dong Kingman’s (1911-2000) dynamic mixed media work titled ‘The Wall, Peking’ is expected to earn $5,000 to $7,000. One of a series of paintings Kingman did for the 1963 film ‘55 Days at Peking,’ each work was featured in the opening sequence with overlaid titles and credits. John Moran Auctioneers image

PASADENA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers has packed fun and interesting modern and contemporary paintings and intriguing pieces of 20th century design into a two-session decorative art auction June 16.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

First session selections include art pottery by Jean Goodrich Ames and Otto and Gertrud Natzler, silver by Georg Jensen and a collection of Walter Lamb patio furniture.

Selections from the Joan Irvine Smith Asian art collection comprise the second session of the auction. The Joan Irvine Smith Asian art session features a number of items recently on view as part of the Bowers Museum’s exhibition “Heavenly Horses: 2000 Years of Chinese & Japanese Equine Art.”

The first session contains a number of fine examples of mid-century modern design and aesthetics, such as a collection of iconic bronze Walter Lamb outdoor furniture.

Heading to the auction block just in time for summer is this Walter Lamb chaise lounge, which is estimated at $2,500-$3,500. John Moran Auctioneers image

Heading to the auction block just in time for summer is this Walter Lamb chaise lounge, which is estimated at $2,500-$3,500. John Moran Auctioneers image

A stunning Georg Jensen sterling silver coffee and tea service is one of a number of hollowware pieces by the celebrated Danish maker set to go under the hammer at Moran’s June auction. The five-piece set, executed in Jensen’s 1908 Blossom pattern, is expected to earn $10,000- $15,000. John Moran Auctioneers image

A stunning Georg Jensen sterling silver coffee and tea service is one of a number of hollowware pieces by the celebrated Danish maker set to go under the hammer at Moran’s June auction. The five-piece set, executed in Jensen’s 1908 Blossom pattern, is expected to earn $10,000- $15,000. John Moran Auctioneers image

A watercolor composition by Chinese painter Ha Ding (1923-2003), depicting rural Tibetan women dressed in their finest clothing, is offered with a $60,000 to $70,000 estimate. John Moran Auctioneers image

A watercolor composition by Chinese painter Ha Ding (1923-2003), depicting rural Tibetan women dressed in their finest clothing, is offered with a $60,000 to $70,000 estimate. John Moran Auctioneers image

Offered with a conservative estimate of $10,000 to $15,000, these white jadeite seals hail from the Joan Irvine Smith Asian Art Collection. John Moran Auctioneers image

Offered with a conservative estimate of $10,000 to $15,000, these white jadeite seals hail from the Joan Irvine Smith Asian Art Collection. John Moran Auctioneers image

One of the most intriguing is a sancai (three-color) glazed pottery horse modeled with its head bowed – a rare position, offered for $30,000 to $50,000. John Moran Auctioneers image

One of the most intriguing is a sancai (three-color) glazed pottery horse modeled with its head bowed – a rare position, offered for $30,000 to $50,000. John Moran Auctioneers image

The first session will commence at 3 p.m. Pacific Time. The second session will start promptly at 7 p.m.

For additional information contact John Moran Auctioneers directly via email: info@johnmoran.com or phone 626-793-1833.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.