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Please join us April
12-14, 2014 for our Impressive April 3-Day Auction Including Property from the Honolulu Museum of Art and the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Collection (Chicago, IL), the Gerber Estate (Reno, NV) plus other Collections, Estates and Institutions throughout the Western United States
Since 2001, Clars Auction Gallery has sold more than $130 million of Fine Art, Furnishings, Jewelry, Vehicles and Collectibles! The March Auction was the third highest grossing sale in Clars’ 42 year history! We wish to thank our Buyers and Consignors, as well as our exemplary staff, for making this possible!
SATURDAY & SUNDAY APRIL 12th -13th at 9:30 a.m. MONDAY APRIL 14TH at 1:30 p.m. Previews: Friday April 11th 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday & Sunday beginning at 9 a.m., Monday starting at 1 p.m. or by appointment the week before the auction. The offline lots, formerly offered late Saturday, will now be auctioned on Monday
You can access our online catalogs through the LIVE auction button on Clars website, www.clars.com. Feel free to email online@clars. com for more information. Clars also offers Gift Certificates. We are always accepting important consignments of items for upcoming sales, including our Important May 2014 auction. Many fine pieces have already been consigned including museum pieces. Please contact our Specialists to consign your fine items by phone or email email@example.com. Receive our monthly highlights via email! Sign up today at www.clars.com where you can view our online catalog and past prices realized. Please advise us if you no longer wish to get the brochure in the mail. FREE Evaluation Sessions: Thursdays 9am-12noon (Limit 5 items) Upcoming Auctions 2014: May 17-19 June 14-16 July 12-14 August 9-11 September 13-15 October 11-13 November 15-17 December 13-15 Bay Area Figurative School, Couple, circa 1959/1960, oil on canvas, 32” x 40”
Ludwig Christian Wagner Martin Drolling French School (German, 1799-1839), (French, 1752-1817), (18th century), Portrait of a Jewish Gentleman, Portrait of a Gentleman, Portrait of a French Officer, 1837, oil on canvas, oil on canvas, oil on canvas, 10.75” x 8.5” 12.50” x 9.50” 28.5” x 23.5”
Davidovich Burliuk (Russian, 1882-1967), Still Life with Sunflowers, oil on canvas, 23” x 18.25”
Constantine Kluge (French/Russian, 1912-2003), Parisian Street Scene, oil on board, 20.5” x 24.25”
Peter Schmauss (American, 1868-1938), Winter in the Park, oil on canvas, 21.5” x 25.75”
Frank Montague Moore (American/British, 1877-1967), Monterey Trees by the Coast, oil on board, 12” x 16”
Robert Alexander Hillingford (British, 1825 - 1904), Interior Scene, oil on canvas, 22.5” x 31.5”
Pierre De Clausade (French, 1910-1976), View of the Loire Estuary, oil on canvas, 22.5” x 39.25”
Constantin Alexandrovich Westchiloff (Russian, 1877-1945), Winter Snowscape, oil on canvas, 27.75” x 39.5” (one of two to be offered)
Arthur Clifton Goodwin (American, 1864-1929), “Corey Hill,” 1908, pastel, 17.25” x 22”
Franz Arthur Bischoff (American, 1864-1929), Marin Hills, watercolor on paper, 10.5” x 15.5”
Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek (Dutch, 1807-1870), Landscape with Figures by a Pond, 1856, oil on canvas, 12” x 16”
Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948), “Chateau Gaillard,” oil on board, 10.5” x 13.5”
Robert Wood (American, 1889-1979), Field of Bluebonnets, oil on board, 11.5” x 16”
George Albert Thompson (American, 1868-1938), “October Afternoon,” 1914, oil on panel, 12” x 16”
Nikolai Mikhailovich Grigoriev (Russian, 1890-1943), Dans le Parc, oil on canvas, 24.25” x 15”
Carl Sammons (American, 1883-1968), California Hills, oil on canvas board, 19” x 23” (one of two to be offered)
Walter Henry Williams (American, 1920-1998), “Summer #2,” 1974, color woodcut, 21.5”h x 21.75” (one of two to be offered)
John Englehart (Californian, 1867-1915), View of the Sierras from a Lake, oil on canvas, 9" x 12”
James Weeks (American, 1922-1998), Nude in Lounge Chair, 1967, charcoal and ink wash on paper, 13” x 14.5”
Bertha Stringer Lee (Californian, 1868-1937), “Ocean Solitude,” oil on canvas, 22” x 30”
Carlos Merida M.C. Escher (Guatemalan, 1895-1984), (Dutch, 1898-1972), Two Figures, 1924, “Covered Alley in Altrani,” lithograph, 1931, wood engraving, 15.5” x 11.75” 7” x 5”
Frank J. Gavencky (American, 1888-1966), Carmel Highlands, oil on board, 30” x 34”
Brett Weston (American, 1911-1993) Dunes, Baja, California, 1958, gelatin silver print, 7.5” x 9.5”
Upcoming Artists Important May 18th Auction
Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (American, 1819-1905), Portrait of a Stag, oil on canvas, 21.5” x 25”
Earl Biss (American, 1947-1998), Horsemen Returning to Camp, 1987, oil on canvas, 15.5” x 15.5”
Frederick John Mulhaupt (American, 1871-1938), Snow Scene with River, oil on canvas, 18” x 24”
Louis William Wain (British, 1860-1939), Happy Cats, circa 1930, glazed ceramics, 6”h
Andre Brasilier Harrison Bird Brown William Clapp Pietro Consagra Friedel Dzubas Yolanda Fievre Sam Francis Percy Gray Keith Haring Frank Tenney Johnson Sargent Johnson Sydney Lawrence Roy Lichtenstein LeRoy Neiman Joan Miro Ray Parker Charles Wilson Peale Hanson Puthuff Frederick Schafer Wayne Thiebaud Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri Andy Warhol
Asian and Decorative Arts
Russian gold and jade handled vessel Collection of Chinese snuff bottles
Selection of Chinese hardwood furniture
Pair of Chinese stone inlaid lacquer hanging panels, 55.5”h x 16.125”w
Naples Italian Giustiniani red pottery plates, circa 1820, 8.5” dia
Royal Vienna partial gilt scenic cabinet plate, early 20th centruy
Pair of Sevres style urn form vases
Anasazi Jeddite black on yellow storage olla, 1300 AD - 1625 AD, 9.5”h
Alfredo Barbini “Volcano” glass sculpture, 20.5”h Selection of fine 19th century Continental portrait miniatures
Luciano Vistosi (Italian, 1931-2010), group of hand blown green glass sculptures including “Ice House No. 1” English crystal ewer with Renaissance Revival sterling mounts by Walter & George Sissons, Sheffield, 1886, 12”h Selection of American Studio art glass by artists including Richard Marquis, Michael Nourot, Lundberg Studios, etc.
Coalport hand painted and partial gilt 20 piece table service, 19th century
Collection of American and Contintental oyster plates
Collection of S. Kirk & Son sterling silver table articles in the ‘Repoussé’ pattern
George II sterling silver ewer in the Adams taste by Andrew Fogelberg & Stephen Gilbert, Mexican sterling silver repousse London, 1744 hot beverage service by Marciel
19th century French silver cigar box mounted with enamel copper plaque depicting a Musketeer Greek icon, depicting St. George the Dragon Slayer, having a repousse decorated oklad (hallmarked .950), 25”h
English sterling silver hot beverage service by Daniel and Charles Houle, London, 19th centiry
Pair of monumental Austrian .812 silver candelabra in the Rococo taste. 24”h
To be offered Saturday... Georgian sterling silver and crystal monteith on stand, London, 1799
Large collection of stamps and covers including Zeppelins, airships, military covers-MIA POW, Concorde collection with covers, cards & memorabilia, old albums, etc.
Patek Philippe, Geneva Switzerland, Naviquartz desk clocks to be offered
Continental gilt bronze tantalus, 19th century
Albert Einstein signed letter, dated April 24th, 1947, on Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists letterhead
Louis Vuitton hardshell monogram luggage, one of two to be offered
Vintage and Collectible Comic Books, including Bronze Age, Sci Fi and Horror
Selection of African and Oceanic decorative artifacts, Pre Columbian figural sculptures and fragment, Southeast Asian Ikats and embroidered robes
Auction Highlights Saturday, April 12 • Asian Paintings, Ceramics, Jade, Metal work, Hard stone Carvings, Furniture, and Religious Works of Art • American and Continental Fine Art, Photography, Sculptures, and Prints • Assorted Silver, Ceramics, Crystal, and other Decoratives • American Art Pottery, Lunch Boxes • Art and Reference Books • Fine and Costume Jewelry • Large collection of gemstone, glass and hardstone beads Sunday, April 13 • Contemporary, Modern and Classic Paintings, Photography, Prints, and Sculptures • Fine Continental Porcelains, plus Art Glass, Crystal and China • 18th, 19th and 20th Century European and American Furniture • Sterling Silver Flatware and Hollowware • Persian and other Antique and Newer Rugs • Fine Jewelry and Timepieces • Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings, Furniture, Ceramics, Scholar’s Objects, Metalwork, Chinese Paintings, Textiles, Japanese Woodblock Prints and Buddhist Works of Art Monday, April 14 • Furniture, Art, Rugs, Collectibles, and Decorative Items Chippendale tiger maple chest on chest, Eastern Conneticut or Rhode Island circa 1770, Provenance: John Walton Collection, Marguerite Riordan Antique Furnishings and Works of Art, Stonington, CT
Queen Anne style Country bonnet top secretary, executed in highly figured tiger maple, 85.5”h x 37.5”w x 22”d
Sevres style ormolu bronze mounted floor lamp, executed in the Renaissance taste, 65”h
Louis XVI style writing desk, 19th century, 29”h x 38”w x 19”d
Collection of Pacifica furniture including a VKG for Brown & Saltman dresser, 35.75”h x 60”w 19”d
American Renaissance Revival Wooton patent desk, circa 1874
Chippendale style tiger maple tea table, 26.5”h French Louis XV style paint decorated fauteuils, late 18th / early 19th century, 37”h
George III style inlaid humidor on stand, 20”h
Charles and Ray Eames, for Herman Miller 670 and 671 lounge chair and ottoman
Chippendale style tiger maple low boy, 30” h
Phillip & Kelvin Laverne Chan #140 cocktail table, circa 1960
Jewelry & Timepieces A B H
C L J I N M K
A Tahitian South Sea cultured pearl, sapphire, kyanite and 14k gold necklace
B Fancy yellow diamond and near colorless diamond
necklace, featuring cushion cut fancy yellow diamonds totaling 16.08 cts., the center is a 1.49 ct cushion cut fancy yellow diamond, accompanied by GIA report
C Fancy yellow diamond and near colorless diamond
I Pair of lapis lazuli, diamond and 14k yellow gold earrings J Pair of South Sea cultured pearl and 18k white gold earrings
K Emerald, diamond and 14k yellow gold ring , centering one oval cut emerald weighing approximately 6.16 cts
Q Diamond, platinum and 18k yellow gold three-stone ring, total diamond weight approximately 0.98 ct.
R Jadeite, ruby, diamond and 18k white gold ring,
accompanied by Mason-Kay report, stating ‘A’ Jade
S Lavender jadeite, diamond and 18k yellow gold ring, accompanied by Mason-Kay report, stating ‘A’ Jade
bracelet, featuring cushion cut fancy yellow diamonds totaling approximately 5.81 cts.
L Pair of diamond and platinum spray design clip earrings,
D Diamond, sapphire and 18k yellow gold elephant brooch
M Pair of Ethiopian opal, diamond and silver drop earrings
E Art Deco diamond and platinum brooch, total diamond
N Diamond and 18k yellow gold men’s dress set, diamond
U Repeater chronograph and 18k yellow gold hunting
O Gentleman’s star sapphire, diamond and 14k white gold
V Lady’s diamond and platinum covered wristwatch,
weight is approximately 3.86 cts.
F Emerald, diamond and 18k yellow gold floral basket pendant-brooch
G Gentleman’s diamond and platinum ring, total diamond weight approximately 3.94 cts.
H Tiffany & Co. diamond and 18k yellow gold floral jewelry suite, consisting of a brooch and matching earrings
total diamond weight approximately 4.20 cts.
weight approximately 2.50 cts.
ring, centering one purplish-blue oval star sapphire weighing approximately 8.60 cts.
P Sapphire, diamond, platinum and 18k yellow gold ring,
highlighting an oval cut sapphire weighing approximately 7.04 cts.
T Gentleman’s opal and 14k yellow gold ring, the opal cabochon weighs approximately 5.76 cts.
case pocket watch, 55mm
total diamond weight approximately 8.50 cts.
W Gentleman’s Patek Philippe 18k yellow gold wristwatch, Ref. 2453, circa 1950