Moran’s August Studio Decorative Art Auction Realized Strong Prices Across The Board
· Car lovers found tempting options in the sale
· Tableware continues to appeal to collectors
· Asian works of art pique the interest of buyers
Moran’s August 25th Studio Decorative Art auction was filled with an eclectic mix of items from the 18th century to the present, appealing to a range of buyers. Classic cars and classic design went hand in hand to appeal to buyers. Moran’s Studio auctions continue to appeal to customers looking to add to both novice and established collections.
A selection of items from the mid-20th century brought out the collectors at Sunday’s auction. A 1955 Cadillac four-door sedan, a fixer-uppers dream with its clean lines and mid-century styling created a bidding war when it hit the block, going home with one collector for $5,625 (all prices realized include Moran’s 25% buyer’s premium). A signed yearbook from Pasadena’s own Jackie Robinson brought $1,375 from an online bidder. A sleek dining table from famed designer John Dickinson brought $2,812 at the auction.
Elegant furnishings and décor continue to appeal to buyers at our Studio Auctions. Those forward-thinking buyers looking to add to their holiday tables found plenty of Steuben glassware at the auction. A set of twelve water goblets brought $1,187. A beautifully made English silver centerpiece bowl brought $1,500. An unusual Welsh dresser caused a bidding war amongst the online platforms when it hit the block, bringing the dresser over its $500-800 estimate to sell for $1,3
A 1955 Cadillac four-door sedan, price realized: $5,625
75. A sweet jewelry cabinet with views of Austrian estates soared above its $500-700 estimate to bring $1,187.
Fine Chinese furnishings were among the top lots of the auction. A set of porcelain ginger jars consigned from a local collection brought $2,250. A stunning pair of vases was easily the most popular lot on view before the auction and soared past their $400-600 estimate to bring $3,750. A group of Asian decorative items included a pair of peach-form pots brought $2,812. A beautifully painted Chinese porcelain plaque brought $1,250, well over its $500-700 estimate.
Moran’s is set to dazzle with a stellar selection of American Indian and Western arts in their Art of the American West auction on September 8th, and fall will feature a Traditional Collector auction in October. Moran’s highly anticipated California & American Fine Art auction will be held along with a special new auction, California Living, in November. Late fall will hold the semi-annual 20th Century Art + Design and Prints & Multiples auction. Finally, Fine Jewelry & Timepieces and Studio Jewelry and a selection of Luxury, Couture & Accessories will close out the auction year on December 10th.
For upcoming highlights, online catalogues, and more information on these sales, visit Moran’s website: www.johnmoran.com. Bidding is now available online via Moran’s new mobile app Moran Mobile, available on both iOS and Android operating systems. Live bidding on a desktop is available through bid.johnmoran.com; bidding is also supported by telephone, absentee, or in person.
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