OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery will present their monthly auction of Fine Art, Decorative Art, Furniture, Jewelry/Timepieces and Asian Art Auction on Oct. 14-15. Featuring over 700 lots, the sale will be highlighted by exceptional Asian offerings as well as important California fine art, a 2017 Mercedes Benz and several special collections including a large U.S. coin collection. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
A Chinese bamboo and wood brush pot will lead the Asian art and antiques category’s offerings coming to the sale with an estimate of $25,000-$45,000. The brush pot is finely carved with a village scene and scholars enjoying a mountain landscape. (above)
A selection of highly sought-after huanghuali furniture will be the next highlight, with the key piece being a side table with carved dragons that is estimated at $8,000-$12,000 (below).
A Chinese overlaid lacquered hanging panel featuring scholar’s items and composed of different materials including jade and bamboo is expected to fetch $7,000-$10,000. Rounding out the highlights will be an assortment of Chinese cermaics, including a celadon glazed ceramic tripod censer, underglaze blue porcelain items including ko-sometsuke dishes.
A rare oil on canvas by Thomas Hill (American, 1829-1908) will take the lead in the fine art category. Titled San Mateo Marsh, this work will be offered with an estimate of $10,000-$15,000 (below).
Following the exceptional price of $102, 850 achieved on Albert Bierstadt’s (American, 1830-1902) Passing Clouds Over Mountains at their September sale, Clars will offer another work by Bierstadt titled Yosemite Stream. (PHOTO 4) This charming oil on paper (laid down on board) will be offered for $10,000-$15,000. Carrying the same estimate will be a dramatic landscape by Elmer Wachtel (American, 1864-1929) titled Mountain Vista.
Collectors of exceptional memorabilia will be drawn to this sale. Among the highlights is a rare U.S. Centennial parade flag, 1887-1876, that will be offered for $4,000-$6,000.
For serious car collectors, a featured item of the sale will be a 2017 Mercedes Benz E 300 (approx., 2,900 miles) complete with full luxury package that will be offered for $45,000-$50,000.
Exciting for numismatic collectors, there will be a large collection of U.S. silver coins, pre-1964, including silver and Morgan and Peace dollars as well as a large collection of U.S. commemorative coins.
Clars’ sales will begin at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time / 12:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturday and Sunday.
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