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John Moran Auctioneers is a leading auction house specializing in fine art, California art, antiques, silver, Native American artifacts, and
Address735 W Woodbury RD Altadena, CA 91001-5310
Phone(626) 793-1833
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November 30, 2010 Antiques & Decorative Arts Auction
Preview - 10:00am Discovery Sale - 2:00pm Sale - 7:00pm

For more information on this important sale or for consignment inquiries, please call the offices of John Moran Auctioneers at
(626) 793-1833 or e-mail us at

November 30th, 2010 Antiques, Fine Jewelry & Decorative Arts Auction

Victorian 14K yellow gold locket and chain
Three stone diamond ring mounted in 14K yellow gold
A Mauboussin Art Deco platinum, natural pearl and diamond bar brooch
Erte, Aventurine pendant
1890's antique silver-topped yellow gold and diamond flower brooch
An 18K yellow gold and sapphire eternity band, signed Buccellati
Platinum and diamond ladies wrist watch

Circa 1950, platinum, each centering a round brilliant-cut diamond gauged at approximately 1.30 cts, and graded H-I color and I clarity, and 0.95 ct, and graded J-K color and I clarity, surrounded by 48 single and full-cut round and 42 triangular-cut diamonds totaling approximately 5.50 cts, and graded G-H color and VS clarity, 1'', 20 gms

A Platinum and diamond ring
Plaitnum, centering an oval-cut diamond weighing 2.50cts., and graded H-I color and SI2/I1 clarity, size 4.25

Art Deco diamond, emerald and platinum ring, centering a antique cushion-cut gauged at 1.55cts.

With exaggerated dial; circa 1920; case #290462; movement #184087; with associated 14K yellow gold aftermarket band; 50 x 30 mm

Key Upcoming Antique & Decorative Art Lots: November 30, 2010

A collection of nine Indian miniature paintings of architectural landmarks
A Natzler mottled blue and lavender glazed earthenware flared footed bowl
A set of six Walter Lamb verdigris copper armchairs Mid-20th Century
A Rene Lalique frosted colorless art glass 'Thomery' cocktail shaker
An Austrian painted porcelain plaque of Danae and the Golden Rain, Gurner
A Beatrice Wood turquoise blue volcanic glazed tableau sculpture
Giacomo Mantegazza (1853-1920 Italian)
A set of four German silver figural candlesticks
A Spanish Baroque bone and wrought-iron-mounted parcel-gilt and polychrome decorated vargueno on cabinet
A Syrian bone and mother-of-pearl-inlaid hardwood chest of drawers

Second half 19th / Early 20th century, Dehli, gouache on ivory, the central reserve depicting the Taj Mahal surrounded by additional scenes of the Lahore Gate, the Golden Temple of Amritsar, the Qutub Minar with the Qubbat-ul-Islam Mosque and Iron Pillar, (2) the Moti Masjid [Pearl] Mosque, the Tomb of Akbar the Great, the Tomb of Etmaduddaula, and the Jama Masjid [Friday] Mosque, all within a floral-carved ebonized blackwood or sandalwood table top easel frame, overall

The underside signed ''Natzler'' (Otto Natzler, 1908 - 2007, Austrian/American), the flared rim over pinched tapering sides and a circular foot

Little is known about Walter Lamb other than that he was based in Hawaii in the first half of the 20th century, but his work has become increasingly sought-after by today's collectors. In this era of rising gas prices, global warming and reduction of natural resources, many contemporary designers focus on sustainable design by utilizing discarded or waste materials. Either for a desire to salvage and reuse or a simple need for any available materials with which to create, Lamb scavenged bronze and copper piping and cotton cord from sunken naval ships after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He formed from these recovered materials what has become his signature series of outdoor furniture and a paradigm of mid-20th century California design. The unique and wonderful characteristics of these original pieces, aside from their grace and minimalism, are that the metal frames attain a beautiful green patina from outdoor exposure yet leave no marks on cement or wooden surfaces as they age. Lamb worked for the Pasadena firm of Brown Jordan which had purchased the patent for his work circa 1945. They continued to produce his designs, when the supply of harvested ship parts had been depleted, using newly manufactured materials, until the 1970s. Height of seat: 18'', width of seat: 20'', depth of seat: 18''. General marks, scratches and rubbing to surface, particularly at hand holds and bases. Wear and dirt accumulation to webbing - more to some than others, as visible in catalogue photos. All currently useable.

Circa 1930, signed ''R. Lalique France'', the domed top above a pierced spout and further domed cover over a tapering body, molded in relief with berried branches

Probably late 19th century, signed ''Gurner '', depicting a recumbent Danae showered by gold coins representing the transformation of Jupiter, within a giltwood frame set inside a glazed shadow box, the reverse hand inscribed ''O.S.G. / Danae / Austria'', the plaque

Circa 1970, with applied signature ''Beato'' and titled ''Royal Command'', the 'sophisticated primitive' stele decorated in bas relief on both sides with narrative bands of figures in erotic pursuits Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, late 1970s

Detail) Schoolhouse Discipline, oil on canvas 41'' x 51''

Late 19th / Early 20th century, marked ''B&Z 800 Germany'', each with a leaf-tip decorated drip pan above a foliate-decorated bobeche over a winged putto-form stem above a pierced quadripartite base, 4 pcs

17th century and later, the rectangular top above a fall front decorated with geometric reserves backed with red velvet centering strapwork and stylized animals opening to reveal a fitted interior with an arrangement of doors and drawers with architectural relief and floral decoration, above a later cabinet base with male mask-headed lopers over a pair of geometric panelled drawers and similarly decorated doors, on ball-and-claw feet

A Syrian bone and mother-of-pearl-inlaid hardwood chest of drawers,
19th century 58'' x 48.25'' x 22.5

Featuring: Jewelry, European & American Furniture and Decorative Arts, Paintings, Silver, Ceramics, Glass & Eclectic Estate Items
Preview - 10:00am Discovery Sale: 2:00pm Evening Sale - 7:00pm

A pair of Bohemian enameled and cut ruby glass goblets
late 19th century, each decorated with a female portion and floral reserves

What's it Worth? - Valuation Day at John Moran Auctioneers
Join us for our monthly walk-in valuation clinics. Bring in up to five items of fine art, antiques or jewelry for a free verbal auction valuation and find out : Whats it Worth?
Next Valuation Day: December 8th, 2010

For more information, please call the offices of John Moran Auctioneers at (626) 793-1833 or e-mail us at

January 11th, 2011 Antiques & Decorative Arts Auction
January 11, 2011 Antiques, Decorative Art Auction

Featuring: European & American Furniture and Decorative Arts, Paintings, Silver, Ceramics, Glass & Eclectic Estate Items
Preview - 12:00am Discovery Sale: 3:00pm Evening Sale - 6:30pm

Key Lots: January 11, 2011 Antiques & Decorative Arts Auction

A large Galle red cameo art glass 'Lily' vase
A William IV sterling silver vintage-decorated stand / underplate
An Elizabeth II sterling silver six piece coffee and tea service, Roberts & Belk
A pair of Queen Anne style sterling silver five-light candelabra, James Robinson

Circa 1918 - 1936, signed ''Galle'' and with acid mark to underside ''Made in France'', the flared rim above a narrow neck over a spreading elongated body decorated with lilies above a circular foot

John Bridge 1831, London, with maker's mark ''JB'' and further marked ''Rundell Bridge et Co Aurifices Regis Londini'', the curved octafoil rim decorated with grape clusters, featuring the British Royal coat-of-arms flanked by the British Royal coat-of-arms banners above a further coat-of-arms related to the Copley or Crosland families bearing the motto ''Ultra Pergere'' (Advance Further), with associated central frame, 91 oz.

1977, Sheffield, with maker's mark '"R&B'' and further marked ''Made in England'', comprising a kettle on stand (12 x 9.5 x 4.75''), a coffee pot (8.25 x 10.5 x 4.5''), a tea pot (5.5 x 11 x 4.5''), a covered sugar bowl (5.25 x 6.75 x 3.5''), a cream jug (3.5 x 5.5 x 3.25'') and a two-handled tray (1.5 x 26.75 x 16.75''), 6 pcs

1977, London, with maker's mark for James Robinson, each with central snuffer with ball finial, above a central urn-form bobeche over a turned stem issuing S-form candelarms, with circular drip pans, above a lower faceted stem and a stepped square base with incurved corners, 2 pcs

February 15th, 2011 California & American Fine Art Sale Preview
Now accepting consignments for our February 15, 2011 sale. Call us at: (626) 793-1833 or
email us at: with your inquiry.

Key Upcoming Fine Art Lots: February 15, 2011 Fine Art Auction

itled: Kobe, woodcut on paper under glass 14'' x 19''

Titled: Adriatic Harbor, oil on canvas, 29.25'' x 29.25''

Pair of White Peacocks, oil on canvas laid to masonite, 32'' x 27''

Blooming Desert and Mt. San Jacinto, oil on canvas, 28'' x 36''

Glimpse of a Village Through the Trees, oil on canvas laid to board, 11'' x 8.5''

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John Moran Auctioneers has brought together buyers and sellers at state of the art auctions since 1969. Our monthly sales at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA feature select fine art and antiques from estates and private collections offered to a worldwide audience. As a full service auction house we also provide complete appraisal and estate services. We invite you to discover how our personalized approach can work for you

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January 11, 2011 - Antiques & Decorative Arts Auction

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