John Moran raises the bar for quality with Apr. 25 Traditional Collector sale

Pair of French Victor Paillard jardinieres, estimated at $30,000-$50,000
Pair of French Victor Paillard jardiniere, estimated at $30,000-$50,000
Pair of French Victor Paillard jardinieres, estimated at $30,000-$50,000

LOS ANGELES — John Moran Auctioneers will present its first Traditional Collector sale of the year on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25 and April 26, starting at 10 am Central time. Moran’s will feature more than 500 lots that include a Lavar Kerman pictorial carpet, a Bosendorfer piano, French jardinieres, Tiffany & Co. silver, and artworks by Felix Ziem, Mario Korbel, Francois Boucher and Henri Beek. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Eye on Korean ceramics: celadon, whiteware & moon jars

A celadon maebyeong vase from the Goryeo dynasty sold for $85,000 plus the buyer’s premium in May 2018 at Revere Auctions.
A celadon maebyeong vase from the Goryeo dynasty sold for $85,000 plus the buyer’s premium in May 2018 at Revere Auctions.
A celadon maebyeong vase created during the Goryeo dynasty sold for the sum of $85,000 plus the buyer’s premium in May 2018 at Revere Auctions.

NEW YORK — While Japanese and Chinese ceramics and porcelain have risen to unprecedented heights at auction, achieving multi-million dollar prices, other worthy Asian wares have been overshadowed. Though they haven’t yet soared to the level of the Chinese phoenix vase that attained $41 million in June 2021, Korean ceramics and porcelain have held their own and long delighted ceramics aficionados. A white moon jar made in the Joseon dynasty (circa 1390-1910) set an auction record when it fetched more than $2.5 million in June 2019. The elegant appeal of celadon-glaze wares, Joseon whiteware, and the signature moon jar form continue to bewitch collectors with their craftsmanship and beauty.

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