John Moran Auctioneers Announces Fall 2015 Move to Monrovia, CA


ALTADENA, CA – John Moran Auctioneers is excited to announce their upcoming move from Altadena, CA, to a new, all-in-one auction, office and warehouse facility located at 145 East Walnut Avenue in Monrovia, CA.

John Moran founded his auction company in Pasadena in 1969 with only two employees; John Moran Auctioneers now employs two dozen full and part-time employees and hosts nearly monthly auction events. Today, Moran’s specializes in California and American fine art, jewelry, silver, Native American objects, European decorative arts and Mid-Century Modern design, with nearly a third of each auction selling online to collectors worldwide.

John Moran and company are thrilled about the move, with the new location expected to be fully operational in time for the fall 2015 auction season. >

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John Moran Auctioneers Announces Exceptional Summer Decorative Art Auction Event

- Continental paintings, porcelain and bronzes headline the July 28, 2015 Auction
- Favrile glass by L.C. Tiffany, Steuben Aurene, and large collections of both Lalique pressed glass and Steuben art glass animals should provide exciting highlights
- Nearly 200 paintings, bronzes, decorative objects and pieces of furniture on offer in the Catalogued session consigned from private estates and collections around Southern California

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John Moran Auctioneers Hosts Successful American West Auction at their Altadena Headquarters

• Rare Saturday event attracts regional bidders from all over Southern California as well as remote bidders from across the South- and Mid-west
• Just over 30% of lots sold online via Liveauctioneers and Bidsquare
• 86% of lots sold successfully; select highlights include Margot de Taxco jewelry, colorful Teec Nos Pos weavings, and Contemporary Western prints and paintings

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Moran’s announces catalogued two-session auction featuring selections from the Joan Irvine Smith Asian art collection

• First session selections include art pottery by Jean Goodrich Ames and Otto and Gertrud Natzler, silver by Georg Jensen and a collection of Walter Lamb patio furniture
• Mid-century Modern and Contemporary paintings and works on paper offered with competitive estimates
• Selections from the Joan Irvine Smith Asian art collection comprise the second session of the June 16th Auction

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Moran’s Realizes Solid Prices at April 28th Decorative Art Auction

Moran’s Realizes Solid Prices at April 28th Decorative Art Auction - Online Activity soars, with approximately a quarter of lots selling online
- Modern and Contemporary paintings, prints and decorative art prove popular
- German silver en vogue with Moran’s buyers

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John Moran Auctioneers to Host Spring 2015 HQ Fine Jewelry & Luxe Auction at their Altadena Location

• New 6pm starting time caters those looking to bid remotely after close of normal business hours
• 300 lots consigned from private collections and estates
• Signed pieces abound, including a number of lots by French maker Van Cleef & Arpels

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John Moran Auctioneers Rustles Up Excitement With May 30th American West Auction


• Wide selection of Western Fine Art on offer, including works by Fritz Scholder, Marjorie Reed, Edgar Payne, Maynard Dixon, and Gerard Curtis Delano
• Native American textiles, baskets and jewelry also scheduled to go up on the auction block
• Auction to be held at Moran’s Altadena Headquarters on Saturday, May 30th

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Modern arts, Continental furnishings, silver and bronzes headline Moran’s April 28, 2015 Decorative Arts Auction


PASADENA, CA – John Moran Auctioneers is diving headlong into the Spring auction season. Hot off the heels of their successful March 24 California and American Fine Art Auction, Moran’s is pleased to announce their upcoming April 28th Auction, which features Contemporary and Modern art, traditional Continental paintings, fine silver and objects of virtu, hand-painted porcelain, and select finely worked furniture.

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Moran’s March 2015 California and American Fine Art Auction Offers Strong Selections; Some Surprises


• The 268 lot auction featured works by California mainstays like Guy Rose, Robert Wood, Maurice Braun, Edgar Payne and many more
• Auction records set for three American artists: James Fetherolf, Samuel Marsden Brookes, and Margaret Keane
• Online and Telephone bidder sales rates were comparable to October’s figures, with a noted uptick in Attendee bidding

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Diverse offerings foment exciting sales results at Moran’s February Decorative Art Auction


- Auction catalog included mid-century Modern, turn of the century Continental and French furnishings, California and American paintings and modern prints
- Photographs by Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Yousuf Karsh and Helmut Newton, among others achieved respectable prices
- Last-minute swell in bidder registration resulted in upswing in telephone bidding

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John Moran Auctioneers ushers in the 2015 auction season with an eclectic selection of high quality, fresh to the market auction lots



• An important La Jolla, CA collection contributes nearly 100 lots to the February 17th catalog
• Mid-century modern furnishings, pottery and works on paper are sure to excite collectors
• Continental furnishings, silver, and California and American paintings round out the diverse offerings

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Moran’s March 24th California and American Fine Art Auction Catalog Benefits From a Landslide of Early Consignments


• Over 200 lots of newly-consigned works from private collections are to be offered
• George Spangenberg, Xavier Martinez, William Wendt, Arthur Grover Rider, Millard Sheets, Edgar Payne and Guy Rose are only a few of the renowned artists whose work is represented in the March 24th catalog
• Estimates range from the mid-hundreds through to six-figure amounts

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