Rufino Tamayo etching heads Moran’s benefit auction May 5

Rufino Tamayo etching

Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991 Mexican), ‘Personaje en Verde [Personage in Green].’ Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s is partnering with the Foundation for Appraisal Education to bring over 140 lots of fine items to auction on May 5. Proceeds will support the foundation’s mission to provide a scholarship to those looking to expand their knowledge in appraisal education. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Coming off the success of last year’s event – with a 100 percent sell-through rate – the sale is expected to raise thousands of dollars to benefit this cause. The sale will be the first of two auctions held on Sunday, May 5, followed by 20th Century Art + Design with a selection of prints and multiples included.

Several works of art will come to the block on May 5. A gorgeous etching by Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo titled Personaje en Verde is expected to bring $1,000-$2,000 at the block (above).

Moran’s has been fortunate to offer works by Robert Edward Hamilton in the past year; the FAE auction will see a 1982 abstract cement and chromed metal sculpture (below) come to the block with a $400-$600 estimate.

Rufino Tamayo etching

Robert Edward Hamilton (1970-1989, American) abstract sculpture. Estimate: $400-$600. Moran’s image

A Laddie John Dill contemporary abstract from 1982 is one of Moran’s favorite pieces in the sale. The lively mixed media work is expected to bring $1,000-$2,000.

Rufino Tamayo etching

Laddie John Dill (b. 1943, Long Beach, Calif.), contemporary abstract, 1982. Estimate: $1,000-$2,000. Moran’s image

Collectors of traditional furnishings will find several enticing pieces coming to the block. A pair of silver boxer dogs would make an adorable addition to any dog lover’s home. The dogs are expected to bring $150-$250 at the block.

Rufino Tamayo etching

A pair of Israeli sterling silver boxer dogs. Estimate: $150-$250. Moran’s image

A beautiful mythological themed jardinière designed by George Jones is a fine example from of European design and is projected to sell between $1,000-$2,000. A set of Towle Sterling flatware in the classic El Grandee pattern is expected to bring $1,200-$1,800.

Rufino Tamayo etching

George Jones mythological jardinière. Moran’s image

Additional highlights include:

  • A Meyberg Co. Arts & Crafts table lamp, $700-$900.
  • A pair of German silver five-light candelabras, $250-$350.
  • A pair of Italian Egyptian revival candelabras, $400-$600.