Artworks gain momentum going into Clars’ auction, April 10-11
One of the many important works will be an oil on board winter landscape by Dwight William Tryon (American, 1849-1925), who is considered to be one of America’s first and foremost Tonalist painters. This work is expected to reach $7,000-$10,000.
Over the course of the auction, bidders can expect an extensive selection of fine art, fine antique furniture, decorative arts, sterling, historic artifacts, important pottery and porcelains, and as always, spectacular jewelry.
Coming from contemporary artist Christopher Brown (California 1951- ) is a dynamic baseball scene estimated at $6,000-$8,000. From the “Islands” is a fantastic work by Hawaiian artist Herb Kawainui Kane entitled Under the Banyan Tree, which carries an estimate of $10,000-$12,000.
Also featured is a pair of paintings (diptych) commemorating James Dean’s tragic Porsche 550 Spyder crash in 1955 by renowned car illustrator Dave “Big” Deal (California, 1938-2008). These paintings were commissioned by the Hopkins Museum of Minnesota for the 2008 exhibition Velocity, The Art of Motion. Deal is best known for creating the logo for Armor All and his preproduction drawings for many of the characters in the 2006 Pixar movie Cars.
Among the many strong European works will be a lovely portrait of a woman titled Buste de femme by Spanish artist Jose de Togores (1893-1970), which is estimated at $15,000-$20,000. Renowned Dutch artist Isaac Israels will be represented by the oil on canvas Man with a Mandolin, which is expected to earn $20,000-$30,000.
In addition, a collection of engravings by Karl Bodmer, a collection of photographs of nudes by Jock Sturges, a collection of bronze sculptures by the Bennett Brothers, and a group of trompe l’oeil paintings by Gerald Stinski, Al Proom, and Ralph Anderson will be offered.
Newcomb College will headline the art pottery offerings with a set of six high-glaze cabinet plates executed in 1905. They were decorated by Mazie Teresa Ryan and thrown by Joseph Fortune Meyer (estimate $4,000-$6,000).
A large selection of period English furniture includes a circa 1820 Regency mahogany bow-front chest on chest. On the American side, a Gustav Stickley Model 221 even arm settle will be offered.
Rounding out the two-day event will be an exceptional selection of estate jewelry including a diamond solitaire ring set in platinum with a 3.26-carat asscher cut diamond estimated at $30,000-$35,000. A stunning sapphire and diamond Art Deco bracelet in 18K white gold is estimated to bring $4,000-$6,000.
Approximately 2,000 lots in total will be offered over this two-day event. Photos and descriptions are at www.clars.com or phone (888) 339-7600.
Preview for this auction is Friday, April 9, 1-6 p.m. or by appointment. The Saturday session will begin at 9:30 a.m. Pacific, and the Sunday session will begin at 10 a.m.
Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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