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Please join us May 18-19 for our

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Magnificent May Two-Day Auction Including Property from the De Young Museum, Crocker Museum, Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, The Tibet House, the UCSB Art, Design, & Architecture Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Estate of former Yankees’ owner Amanda Rupert and other Prominent Bay Area Estates and Galleries Clars Auction Gallery 5644 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94609 Bond #300898

Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), “Shipboard Girl,” 1965, color offset lithograph, 27.2” x 20.25” (one of two to be offered)

Clars is proud to announce the opening of a sales office in the Pacific Northwest, serving Oregon and Washington. The office is headed by Mr. Jan Krane, a longtime Fine Arts dealer.

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SATURDAY MAY 18th at 9:30 a.m. SUNDAY MAY 19th at 10:00 a.m. Previews: Friday May 17th 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday & Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. or by appointment the week before the auction Sunday Highlights: •American, Californian, and European Fine Art including Paintings, Photography, Works on Paper, Marble and Bronze Sculptures, and Prints •Fine Continental Porcelains, plus Quality Crystal and China •18th, 19th and 20th Century European and American Furniture •Exceptional Sterling Silver Flatware and Hollowware •Wonderful Collection of Oyster Plates •Antiquities and Native American Baskets and Blankets •Collection of clocks circa 1900- tall case, mantle, and regulators •Persian and other Antique and Newer Rugs •Fine Jewelry and Timepieces •Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings, Furniture, Ceramics, Scholar’s Objects, Metalwork, Chinese Paintings, Japanese Woodblock Prints and Buddhist Works of Art Saturday Highlights: •Asian Paintings, Ceramics, Jade, Metalwork, Hard stone Carvings, Furniture, and Religious Works of Art •Assorted Silver, Ceramics, Crystal, and other Decoratives •Fine and Costume Jewelry •American and Continental Fine Art •19th and 20th Century European, Asian, and American Furniture •Large Collection of Tribal and Ethnographic Pieces, primarily Melanesian •Persian and other Rugs •Collectibles, and Books Upcoming Auction Schedule: Jun 15-16 July 13-14 Aug 10-11 Sep 7-8 Oct 5-6 Nov 9-10 Dec 7-8

Gary Knox Bennett Bull console table, marked ‘Oakland gkb anno 90’ in felt tip 29”h x 72”w x 18”d (one of several pieces to be offered)

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Hermann Herzog (American/German, 1831-1932), Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite, oil on canvas, 22” x 29”

August Gay (Californian, 1890-1949), “Water, Sand and Patterns (Monterey, California),” circa 1920, oil on board, 20” x 24” (one of two to be offered)

Clayton Sumner Price (American, 1874-1950), Horses at Watering Hole (also Group of Horses), circa 1930-1933, oil on board, 11.25” x 13.75 (Property of the Seattle Art Museum, sold to benefit the Art Acquisition Fund)

Selden Gile (Californian, 1877-1947), “Green and Pink Hills,” 1932, oil on board, 11.75” x 14.75” (one of two to be offered)

Robert William Wood (American, 1889-1979), Blue Bonnets, oil on masonite, 16” x 20”

Phil Latimer Dike (Californian, 1906-1990), Fishing Boat at the Dock, watercolor and gouache on paper, 10.5” x 14.5”

Sydney Laurence (American, 1865-1940), Northern Lights, oil on canvas, 12” x 16”

Arthur Hill Gilbert (Californian, 1894-1970), “Spring Flowers,” oil on canvas board, 12”h x 16”

Melvin Charles Warren (American, 1920-1995), “Searching for Strays,” 1966, oil on canvas, 24” x 30”

European School (17th century), Portrait of a Cardinal, 1649, oil on canvas, 40” x 32”

Anna Katherine Skeele (American, 1896-1963), Taos Chapel, oil on canvas, 36.25” x 48”

Carl Olof Larsson (Swedish, 18531919), Spring Garden, watercolor, 13.5” x 9”

Antoni Clavé (Spanish, 1913-2005), “La Jeune Maman”, 1942, oil on board, 15” x 18”

Will Roderick James (American, 1892-1942), The Bull Rider, 1921, mixed media on paper, 25.25” x 18.25”

Tucker Smith (American, b.1940), “Into the Wild Rivers,” 1997, oil on canvas, 12” x 10”

Marie Laurencin (French/Spanish, Elie Anatole Pavil (French, 1873-1948), 1885-1956), Portrait of a Lady, French Boulevard Scene, oil on canvas, 1924, graphite and colored pencil 20” x 25.5” drawing on paper, 6.5” x 6.5”

Jules Herve (French, 18871981), Children in the Garden, oil on canvas, 18” x 15”

Georges Jouve (French, 1910-1964), Visage, glazed ceramic handled vessel, 11.6”h

Wilhelm Hunt Diederich (American, 1884-1953), Playing Horses, circa 1920, bronze sculpture (Property of the Seattle Art Museum, sold to benefit the Art Aquisition Fund)

Bernard Von Eichman (American, 1899-1970), New York City Street Corner, watercolor, 20.75” x 14.25”

Michele Cascella (Californian/Italian, 18921989), Portofino, oil on canvas, 30” x 50” (one of two to be offered)

Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Austrian, 1928-2000), Midori No Namida (portfolio of five), 1971-74, color woodcuts, sheet (each): 16.5” x 22”

Maurice Braun (Californian, 1877-1941), “Eucalyptus,” oil on canvas, 25” x 30”

Millard Owen Sheets (American, 1907-1989), Cabins Near Arrowhead, 1935, watercolor, 15.25” x 20.6875” (Property of the Seattle Art Museum, sold to benefit the Art Aquisition Fund)

George Inness (American, 1825-1894), The Brook, oil on canvas, 18” x 26” (one of two to be offered)

Francisco Zuniga (Mexican, 1912-1998), ‘’Campesinas,’’ 1964, watercolor, signed and dated lower right, 19’’ x 24.5’’

Astley David Middleton (ADM) Cooper (Californian, 18561924), “Starlight, A Sioux Woman, (No. 11),” 1910, oil on canvas, 27” x 22” (one of three to be offered)

Alvan Fisher (American, 1792-1863), A Study from Swiss Scenery, circa 1827, oil on canvas, 22” x 30” (Property of the Seattle Art Museum, sold to benefit the Art Aquisition Fund)

Carlos Mérida (Guatemalan, 1895-1984), La Composición, 1956, mixed-media on paper, 21.5” x 15”

Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989), “Visions Surrealiste,” 1976, portfolio of 4 color lithographs, 29.5” x 21.5”

George Loftus Noyes (American, 1864-1954), Venice, oil on canvas, 16” x 13”

Walter Farndon (American, 1876-1964), Northern Waters, oil on canvas, 30” x 40”

Charles Schulz (American, 1922-2000), Peanuts Daily Comic Strip, (United Feature Syndicate, 1986), ink on paper, 7” x 24”

LeRoy Neiman (American, 1921-2012), “Longchamp,” 1969, oil on board, 30.25” x 24”

LeRoy Neiman (American, 1921-2012), “Finish at Indy,” 1982, oil on board, 48” x 48”

William Lees Judson (Californian, 1842-1928), “The High Sierras,” circa 1905, oil on canvas, 20” x 30”

Horst P. Horst (American/ German, 1906-1999), ‘’Nude I (Knee Up),’’ 1952, platinumpalladium print, 19.75’’ x 16’’

LeRoy Neiman (American, 1921-2012), “Himalayan Ascent,” 1983, oil on canvas, 30”h x 42”w

Marvel Comics, X-Men #1, Sept. 1st, 1963 original first issue

Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1932-1997), “As I Opened Fire”, 1966, set of three color lithographs, 24” x 19.6” (each)

Selection of Chinese jade carvings Chinese bronze garlic head vase, Han dynasty, 15”h

Chinese cloisonné enameled garniture set, 19th century Provenance: Sold to Benefit Tibet House US, New York

Chinese monumental famille rose porcelain vase, late Qing/Republic period, 35.5”h

Burmese wood carving of a nat, 53”h

Selection of monumental George Jensen centerpieces to be offered

Georg Jensen sterling silver five piece hot beverage service in the “Cosmos” pattern, designed in 1915 by Johan Rhode

Early San Francisco silver including Aesthetic Movement flatware by Schulz and Fischer, and pitcher by Koehler and Ritter

George III sterling silver soup tureen, circa 1795, London, by William Pitts and Joseph Preedy Dante Marioni (American 1964-) ‘Yellow Pair With Red Wrap’glass sculpture (largest 29”h)

Lachezar Boyadiev “Facing the Future” glass sculpture, 21.5”h

Monumental Sevres Art Nouveau urn, 26”h (one of three urns to be offered)

Autographed copy of Bruce Lee’s first book as well as a large collection of signed photos from Hollywood’s golden age including Boris Karloff, Spencer Tracy, Gary Cooper, and Shirley Temple

Dirk Van Erp Studios, San Francisco (attr) hammered copper and mica table lamp, 22”h x 21”w

Fine Hawaiian Koa wood bowl, Calabash with indigenous repairs, 18th century

French Guilmet industrial “Steam Hammer” table clock, circa 1890, one of several important clocks to be offered

Impressive collection of European and American oyster plates by makers such as Fielding and Wedgewood

Tiffany & Co., sterling centerpiece executed in the Chrysanthemum pattern

Four Mesopotamian clay tablets, 2200-2000 B.C, written in old Akkadian and dealing with subjects of commerce and distribution. From the collection of Mr. Reginald Berti Haselden (1881-1952) Superb 19th century architectural sculpture from a Maori ceremonial house, New Zealand, in the form of a figure standing atop a head, the figure showing elaborate Maori tattooing. De-acquisitioned from the de Young Museum of San Francisco; three separate older, pre-de Young collection numbers are written on the back. This figure probably dates after 1850 but definitely pre-dates the Maori art revivial period, which started in the late 1800s.

Gary Knox Bennett Table lamp incised ‘in Oakland gkb 89’ 20”h x 23”w

American Arts and Crafts leaded glass table lamp, circa 1920, 19”h x 16.5”w Gary Knox Bennett Snake Shit #2 tabouret, marked ‘Oakland gkb anno 91’ 20”h x 18”w x 16”

Selection of important studio pottery including Otto and Gertrude Natzler and Beato

A collection of Native American basketry, rugs, and pottery to be offered including a large Yokuts cooking basket Note-worthy collection of Oceanic ethnographic material de-acquisitioned from the de Young Museum, including a Kanak ceremonial mask, , in addition to an African collection from a bay area collector

Impressive collection of Melanesian ethnographic artifacts including Middle Sepik, Saun Dance Costume (Tumbuan). To benefit the Crocker Museum

Dennis Morinaka dining table, overall 30”h x 96”w x 48”d

George Nelson for Herman Miller, series 0200, case pieces in teak with ebonized accents, circa 1961

Early Eames 670 and 671 lounge chair and ottoman, for Herman Miller Larry Lazlo LL 500 game table for John Widdicomb, edition 37 of 100 produced, 29”h x 42” square

Monumental United States Clock Co. regulator wall clock, 78”h x 33”w x 10”d (one of several important clocks to be offered)

American Victorian gilt bronze mounted pedestal, New York circa 1880, 42”h

Selection of disc music boxes including Regina and Criterion

George Nakashima “Cushion” armchairs, circa 1960, 30”h x 29”w

Pottier and Stymus Art Furniture commissioned for James Clair Floods Atherton, CA mansion, ‘Linden Towers’, including an overmantle mirror, and seating furniture, overmantle mirror: 94”h x 66”w x 11”d sofa: 47”h x 98”w x 35”d chair: 46”h x 28”w x 30”d

Will and Finck, San Francisco, ‘Champion’ adjustable barber’s chair circa 1865, one of many Early San Francisco items produced by the firm to be offered

Italian Neoclassical style giltwood and polychrome decorated console table, 19th century

Biedermeier chest of drawers, second quarter 19th century, 38”h x 34”w x 19”d

George III inlaid low boy, circa 1780, 29.5”h x 41”w x 21”d

German inlaid secretary, second quarter 18th century, 97”h x 48”w x 25”d

1973 Mercedes Benz 450 SLC (C107) having approx 103,000 original miles

Monumental American Victorian chamber suite excucted in the Renaissance Revival taste, circa 1875

French Art Deco macassar buffet, 53” h x 91”w x 19”d

French Provincial walnut commode, first half 18th century, 37”h x 49”w x 24”d

Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, France circa 1900, 22”h x 44”w x 22”d


















W A Fourteen karat yellow gold and diamond necklace, having a triangular brilliant cut diamond and diamond accents, weighing in total approximately 6.42 ct.

J Platinum, ruby and diamond brooch, total ruby weight approximately 6.72 ct.

B Eighteen karat yellow gold heavy link necklace

K Eighteen karat yellow gold and diamond ring, featuring a cut cornered emerald-cut emerald, approximately 1.55 ct.

C Pair of eighteen karat yellow gold interlocking link earclips

L Natural lavender jadeite and diamond, fourteen karat yellow gold ring. Accompanied by Mason Kay report

D Small collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry by award-winning designer Paula Crevoshay. Among the “Queen of Color” collection to be offered will be a Tahitian cultured pearl and diamond ring, an exotic amethyst and moonstone brooch/ pendant combination, purple sapphire, amethyst and cultured pearl earrings and more. E Natural “A” jade and diamond, fourteen karat yellow gold ring. Accompanied by Mason Kay report F Lady’s eighteen karat yellow gold and diamond wedding ring suite, featuring a marquise cut diamond weighing approximately 1.57 ct. and baguette-cut diamonds G Gentleman’s diamond detailed, eighteen karat yellow gold cameo crowned ring H Fourteen karat white gold, diamond and tanzanite ring, highlighting an emerald cut tanzanite, weighing approximately 18.72 ct. I Fourteen karat yellow gold, coral, pearl and blue sapphire beetle bug brooch

M Fancy yellow diamond eternity band ring, in eighteen karat yellow gold, total diamond weight approximately 3.50 ct. N Lady’s double oval brilliant cut diamond cluster band rings of platinum, estimated total diamond weight approximately 4.55 ct. O Pair of eighteen karat white gold, diamond and baroque South Seas cultured pearl drop earclips P Fourteen karat white gold and diamond custom designed brooch/pendant combination, estimated total diamond weight approximately 2.90 ct. Q Gentleman’s three stone old European cut diamond ring, in fourteen karat yellow gold, total diamond weight approximately 1.38 ct. R Lady’s fourteen karat yellow gold diamond ring, featuring a Radiant cut diamond, weighing approximately 1.00 ct. and diamond accents

Z S Art Deco diamond and platinum ring, featuring two old European cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.27 ct. and 2.50 ct., accented by old European and single cut diamonds, accompanied by a fourteen karat yellow gold twist wire ring jacket. T Gentleman’s solitaire diamond ring, in fourteen karat yellow gold, highlighting a round brilliant cut diamond, approximately 0.95 ct. U Vintage fourteen karat yellow gold and diamond flower star bust brooch/pendant combination V Fourteen karat white gold hinged bangle bracelet married to an Art deco era platinum and diamond plaque, with opal cabochons W Fourteen karat yellow gold and diamond chevron link bracelet, with baguette-cut diamonds, weighing in total approximately 8.00 ct. X Hammerman Bros. Eighteen karat yellow gold, lapis lazuli, diamond and turquoise brooch Y Pair of fourteen karat yellow and white gold, lapis, diamond, star ruby and blue sapphire, floral earrings by Wedderien Z Eighteen karat yellow gold open faced pocket watch, signed Geo. C. Shreve & Co. with Patek Philippe movement

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