Morton Casa de Subatas (Morton’s Auction House)
Morton Casa de Subastas (Morton’s Auction House) is a prominent Mexican Auctioneer specialising in antiques and fine art. Founded in 1988, the company conducts regular sales in two locations in Mexico City and has an additional auction gallery, Morton Kuehnert in Houston, Texas.
Along with a number of specialist sales they also hold weekly decorative art auctions every Saturday.
The company has handled a number of important collections, now in the possession of private persons and in both Mexican and foreign museums.
Their areas of expertise include antiques, modern and contemporary art, jewellery, old and contemporary books and documents, collectable and every-day wines and decorative arts.
Specialist - Javier López Morton
These sales can include European, colonial or Mexican paintings, sculptures, marble, silver, furniture, porcelain, bronze, rugs, lamps, Art Deco and Art Nouveau, among others.
Modern and Contemporary Art
Specialist - Paola Vergara
These sales offer works and sculpture by artists such as Diego Rivera, Francisco Toledo, Francisco Zuniga, Jose Chavez Morado, Ricardo Martinez, Ruben Leyva, Jose Bedia, Alfredo Castaneda, Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, Miguel Covarrubias, Gunther Gerszo, Rodolfo Morales, Roberto Montenegro, Raul Anguiano, Carlos Orozco Romero, Jesus Guerrero Galvan, Arturo Garcia Bustos, Gabriel Fernandez Ledesma, Angel Zarraga, among other modern and contemporary artists.
Jewellery and watches
Specialist - Roxana Lafforgue
Items in this category include old and contemporary jewellery, bracelets, brooches, charms, cufflinks, necklaces, chokers, rings and any other similar items. They also auction famous name old and new wristwatches, pocketwatches, fine pens and lighters.
Books and Documents
Specialist - Carlos Carvallo
This department offers complete collections, rare books, limited and first editions, any special topics books, etchings, maps and encyclopaedias.
Decorative Art Auctions
Specialist - Hanzel Ortegón
These auctions include anything from a flower vase to a complete household of items: rugs, jars, silver, porcelain, cut glass, lamps, candlesticks, ceramic figurines and paintings, among others.
- A solitaire diamond ring in 18K White Gold with trapezoid baguette studs, sold for $300,000 in April 2010
- A sculpture by artist Jesus Rafael Soto entitled ‘Thea and blue’ (1989) sold for $1.1 million in June 2010
- A painting on wood by Jesus Rafael Soto entitled ‘Sienne and Ocher inferieur’ (2001) sold for $1.95 million in June 2010
- A painting by artist Francisco Toledo entitled ‘Mani Mani’ (1967) sold for $1.3 million in June 2010
- An oil on canvas by artist Ricardo Martinez entitled ‘Figure on a red background’ (1990) sold for $500,000 in November 2010
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