John Moran Auctioneers

John Moran Auctioneers is a family-owned and operated company founded in 1969. John Moran Auctioneers offers quality art and antiques from estates and private collections to buyers around the globe. The auction house have set sale records in many specialty markets, particularly in California & American Paintings. In 2001, John Moran became the first auctioneer in the world to sell a California painting in excess of one million dollars.


John Moran Auctioneers remains a family-owned and operated company that values tradition while keeping abreast of the latest advancements in technology, marketing and online bidding. Moran’s is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and professional standards in the business to buyers and to sellers, trustees and executors seeking appraisal and disposition of antiques, fine art, quality furnishings and jewelry at auction.

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Paul Landacre (1893-1963 Los Angeles, CA)
''Black Stallion'', wood engraving on Japanese paper under glass, sight size: 7.25'' H x 9.25'' W, est: $700/900\n 1940, unsigned. Note: Paper size: 8'' H x 10.5'' W. Provenance: Private Collection, Santa Barbara, CA. Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Toning to the paper. Hinged to the recto mat with artist's tape in the upper corners. The right and lower edges are deckled. John Moran Auctioneers
A Louis XV style giltwood canape
Late 19th / early 20th century, the arched back with bound laurel top rail centered by a floral scroll crest, joined to the serpentine seat by open foliate scrolled arms, on leaf-carved cabriole legs, covered in tapestry upholstery depicting figures on the back and a floral bouquet on the seat, 47'' H x 72'' W x 25'' D, est: $1500/2000\nCondition: Overall good condition. Structurally sound. Refinished. General marks, scratches, and nicks to finish revealing white gesso and bare wood. Shrinkage cracks to joints. Repairs to two legs. Stains to seat. Large areas of upholstery on back loose and separated revealing stuffing. John Moran Auctioneers
Frode Dann (1892-1984 Pasadena, CA)
''Outdoor Still Life'', watercolor on Arches paper under glass, paper size: 22.5'' H x 29'' W, est: $600/800\nsigned and dated lower left: Frode N. Dann 1943, titled on an exhibition label verso. Exhibited: California Water Color Society Show, Los Angeles, CA, 1944 . Note: Sight size: 22'' x 26.75''. Provenance: Collection of Peter Nielsen; by descent in Nielsen's family to Private Collection, Alhambra, CA. Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Hinged to the recto mat along the entire upper edge with brown paper tape. John Moran Auctioneers
A framed Berlin / KPM plaque
Late 19th/early 20th century, signed lower right ''Wagner'', with impressed scepter and ''KPM'' mark, further impressed ''W / [pi symbol] / 420 / 848'', the oval porcelain plaque depicting a young beauty wearing a crown of ivy, framed within a carved giltwood frame, in a rectangular black lacquer shadow box, the plaque: 16.75'' H x 13.375'' W, est: $5000/7000\nProvenance: Private Collection, West Hills, CA. Condition: Overall: 27.375'' H x 24'' W x 3.375'' D. Overall good condition, with minor wear, nicks and shrinkage cracks to lacquered shadow box. John Moran Auctioneers
Dale Nichols (1904 - 1995 Chicago, IL)
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John Moran Auctioneers
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Altadena, CA 91001
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