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Moran’s to spotlight Mexican artists, artisans Aug. 16

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A setting from the 72-piece William Spratling ‘Amarres Disco’ sterling silver flatware service. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s Aug. 16 Made in Mexico auction is filled with 217 lots of fine décor and art from famed Mexican artists and artisans. Standout pieces from the Hodosh collection feature prominently in the sale and are sure to continue to appeal to collectors. With all lots and condition reports online, browsing from the comfort of home has never been easier. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.  

A gorgeous sterling coffee and tea service in the Art Deco taste includes everything needed to make the next brunch party a success and is sure to bring $5,000-$7,000. Amares Disco, a classic pattern from Taxco’s William Spratling, is one of the taller’s most popular patterns. A set of 72 pieces (above) is estimated to sell for $10,000-$15,000. A whimsical silver plate pitcher from Los Castillo with a perched parrot standing in for a handle is sure to appeal to collectors at its $800-$1,200 estimate.

Fine art from important 20th century artists features prominently in the auction. An introspective portrait of a bearded man from Rafael Coronel is a triumphant work from the artist and should easily sell between $3,000-$5,000. Mexico City-based artist Arnold Belkin comes to the auction with El Maguey (below), a scene of two figures in anguish and is estimated to bring $6,000-$8,000.

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Arnold Belkin (1930-1992, Canadian, Mexico City), ‘El Maguey,’ oil on Masonite. Estimate: $6.000-$9,000. Moran’s image

A high-polished black marble of a woman is the subject of Felipe Castañeda’s Mujer en Reposo and comes to the block with a $2,000-$4,000 estimate. The vibrant Personje from Rodolfo Nieto shows the artist’s mastery and is sure to bring $10,000-$15,000.

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Felipe Castañeda (b. 1933, Mexican), ‘Mujer En Reposo,’ carved black marble. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Moran’s image

Gorgeous décor from Mexican artisans are sure to appeal to collectors. Matilde Poulat of Matl adds to the many beautiful objects in the auction with the delicately beautiful Nuestra Señora De La Asunción De Tonaya Silver santos figure. Made of silver and set with gems, the figure should easily bring $2,000-$3,000.

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A Matl Nuestra Señora De La Asunción De Tonaya silver santos figure. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Moran’s image

Jewelry from the collection of Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh is poised to capture attention. A gorgeous suite of Fred Davis jewelry with carved obsidian faces set into a necklace, earrings and brooch is estimated to bring $800-$1,200. A William Spratling pendant necklace with inlaid azurmalachite arrows is a triumphant work from the designer and is sure to sell for $1,800-$2,500. A wonderful coral and gem-set necklace from Matl is one of Moran’s favorite pieces in the auction and is expected to sell between $2,000-$3,000 (below). A deliciously modern aventurine and silver necklace from Antonio Pineda is sure to bring out the collectors with its $800-$1,200 estimate.

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A Matl sterling silver four-strand coral necklace. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Moran’s image

Moran’s fall auction season will kick off in September with Jewels & Luxury on Aug. 16.

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