John Moran’s Studio Fine Art Auction Promises Gems From Important Southern California Collections


• Selections include works consigned from the Goldfield Collection of Los Angeles, the Barrack Collection of Fairbanks, Alaska, and an important private collection in Santa Monica, CA
• Curated auction lots comprise primarily California artists, but also include works by prominent east coast American and European artists
• The January Studio Auction is the first of three planned Studio Auction events for the 2017 calendar year

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Featuring nearly 350 Lots, John Moran’s December Fine Jewelry Auction Brings Some Sparkle to the Season


• The large catalogue featured antique, Art Deco, modern and designer pieces at competitive pre-auction estimates
• The evening’s most popular lots were Art Deco and antique Edwardian and Art Nouveau examples
• Less than an eighth of total sales went to buyers bidding via the Liveauctioneers, Invaluable or Auctionzip platforms, with many preferring to buy via telephone or in person

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Moran’s December 6th Decorative Art Session Delights with Modern Art; Art Glass and Pottery


• A condensed catalogue of just under 150 lots, Moran’s December Decorative Art Auction featured Native American, Western, Modern and Contemporary art and objects
• The session’s top lot was “Sunrise on the Trail”, a western oil painting by Gerald Harvey Jones (b. 1933 Fredericksburg, TX) from the Estate of Phoebe Hearst Cooke
• Art glass lots by Steuben proved particularly popular with Moran’s bidders

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Important Chinese Objects Achieve Strong Prices at John Moran Auctioneers


• The nine lots offered were culled from the Estate of Andrew F. Chandler and a private Ventura, CA collection
• A core number of buyers signed up to bid via telephone, on the floor and online, each meeting special registration requirements
• Top-lot status went to a Ming Dynasty gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin

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Japanese Buddhist Art Objects Achieve Stellar Prices at Moran’s November Decorative Art Auction


• Majority of the catalogue comprises lots culled from the Hancock Park, Los Angeles estate of Andrew F. Chandler
• Curated selections range in estimate from $8000 to $150,000
• All lots offered date to the 18th century or earlier


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John Moran’s December 6th Decorative Art Auction to Offer Modern and Contemporary Works alongside Western and Native American Objects


• Streamlined catalogue comprises approximately 150 lots of modern prints, bronzes, Native American items and art glass
• Highlights include exceptional Rookwood Pottery by top-name decorators consigned from a Pasadena, CA collection
• Decorative Art Auction the second of three auction sessions slated for Tuesday, December 6th


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Important Chinese Objects: Moran’s Nine-Lot Specialty Sale Expected to Appeal to International Collectors


• Majority of the catalogue comprises lots culled from the Hancock Park, Los Angeles estate of Andrew F. Chandler
• Curated selections range in estimate from $8000 to $150,000
• All lots offered date to the 18th century or earlier


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With over 350 lots, Moran’s Tuesday, December 6nd Fine Jewelry Auction Aims to Delight


• Moran’s final jewelry-specific auction catalogue of 2016 is packed with nearly 350 lots of fine and designer jewelry, timepieces and luxury items.
• Lots include contemporary, modern, Retro and antique selections.
• The December auction will take place on a Tuesday; buyers will be treated to complimentary food and drinks.


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John Moran’s October 25th California and American Fine Art Auction Gratifies Collector Demand for California-Centric Works


• Quintessential California scenes at every price point prove ever-popular among collectors
• More than $2.1 million in sales achieved
• Four auction records broken for California and American artists
• An important early painting of the Yosemite Valley by Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902 New York, NY) inspires a dozen bidders to compete via telephone and obliterates its conservative pre-auction estimate.


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Moran’s Aims to Please with Asian Works of Art, Continental Decorative Arts at November 15th Auction


• Asian property from the Estate of Andrew F. Chandler expected to perform well, as similar lots offered in Moran’s July 30th Auction event exceeded expectations
• Fine art selections include Modern prints and paintings offered alongside traditional Continental figural compositions
• Porcelain by makers Amphora, Royal Crown Derby, and Sevres will head to the auction block

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September 24th, 2016 Studio Auction Achieves Strong Prices for Contemporary Photography, Quintesential California Scenes


• Diverse works consigned from private Southern California Collections offered at Moran’s September 24th Studio Auction
• Approachable pricepoints bring out online buyers
• Dark-horse highlights include prints by Los Angeles photographer Steven F. Arnold (1943-1994) and Sierra Madre painter Alfred James Dewey (1874-1958)

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Moran’s September 24th Decorative Art Auction Exceeds Expectations Thanks to Stellar Asian & Continental Offerings


• Asian and Continental objects from the Hancock Park, CA estate of Andrew F. Chandler earned exceptional prices throughout the evening.
• A Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Thangka dating to the 19th century, consigned from the Chandler estate, earned top-lot status.
• September 24th Auction event marks Moran’s last Saturday sale of 2016, with the remainder of Moran’s auctions slated for Tuesday dates.


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