Clars’ Dec. 15 auction features Franz Unterberger painting
OAKLAND, Calif. – Fine Art, extraordinary timepieces, dazzling jewelry and important Asian art will take center stage at Clars’ auctions Dec. 14-15. The investment level property to be presented comes from prominent California estates as well as museums, private institutions and special collections. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Austrian painter Franz Richard Unterberger (1838-1902), one of the most important artists of the 19th century, gained his renown as a master of creating romantic landscapes. He is best known for his scenic paintings of Italy. Clars will present San Barnaba, Venezia, his oil on canvas depicting the canals of Venice. This work comes to the sale from a private UK collection and will be offered for $40,000-$60,000.
Emil Nolde (German, 1867-1956) was one of the first Expressionist painters and member of Die Brucke. His watercolor on tissue titled Sunset, will be offered for $12,000-$16,000.
An important work by Shakir Ali (1916-1975), who is regarded as the pioneer of modern art in Pakistan and one of the great artists of the 20th century, will be featured. His oil on board titled Still Life with a Yellow Mug, 1958, is a perfect example of his iconic style and will be offered with an estimate of $40,000-$60,000 (below).
Turning to America, Guy Carleton Wiggins, (1883-1962) is best known for his impressionistic snow scenes of New York City in the 1920s. One of these exceptional works titled Avenue at the Library, an oil on board of a snowy winter day in Manhattan, carries an estimate of $20,000-$40,000.
Rounding out the top offerings in fine art will be the oil on canvas titled Golden Landscape by Henrietta Berk (American, 1919-1990). Berk’s work was noted for their strong colors and shapes and this perfect example of her mastery will be offered for $10,000-$15,000.
Clars will also offer a dazzling array of jewels and watches. Highlighting the sale is a large number of watches from renowned makers such as Patek Philippe, Rolex and Audemars Piguet. Among standouts are a woman’s Patek Philippe, 18K rose gold Twenty-4 wristwatch offered at $18,000-$20,000 and a classic Patek Philippe 18K yellow gold Calatrava wristwatch with an estimate of $6,000-$80,00. There are also two Rolex Day-Date President 18k yellow gold wristwatches being offered at $13,000-$15,000 and $6,000-8,000. An unusual Audemars Piguet U.S. $20 gold coin travel watch has an estimate of $6,000-$9,000.
The sale also features a large selection of diamond and colored stone rings to ring in the festive season. Highlights include a beautiful 6.34 carat sapphire, diamond and 18K yellow gold ring with an AGL report stating its Sri Lankan origin with no heat. This exquisite ring is being offered at $12,000-15,000.
Leading the exciting Asian offerings will be an ink and color on paper attributed to Zhang Daian (Chinese, 1899-1983). Coming to the sale from an important Nevada estate, this work will be offered with an estimate of $15,000-$25,000.
Also to be offered will be a Chinese carved white jade censer that will attract national and international collectors alike. Rounding out the highlights in this category will be a Chinese huanghuali folding armchair that will be offered for $8,000- $12,000.
Clars’ December 2019 Fine Art, Decorative Art, Furniture, Jewelry and Asian Art Auction will be held on Saturday and Sunday Dec. 14 and 15. The sales will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. both days.
For details contact Clars Auction Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.