Clars’ March 20-21 auction features dazzling 8.58-carat diamond ring

8.58 carat diamond ring, estimate $200,000-$300,000. Image courtesy Clars Auction Gallery

8.58 carat diamond ring, estimate $200,000-$300,000. Image courtesy Clars Auction Gallery

OAKLAND, Calif. – In its March 20-21 sale, Clars Auction Gallery will offer an important 8.58 carat, very light blue VS2 pear brilliant-cut diamond ring estimated at $200,000-$300,000. The exceptional diamond is without fluorescence and nestles between a pair of near colorless pear brilliant-cut diamonds in its platinum setting. The sale includes another impressive diamond, a 5.04 carats G VS1 pear brilliant-cut diamond ring, estimated at $60,000-80,000.

Other wearable diamond jewelry includes a pair of round brilliant-cut diamond stud earrings, each weighing approximately 1.75 carats or 3.50 carats total weight throughout, estimated at $9,000-$12,000; and a round brilliant-cut diamond and 18K white gold rivière necklace, featuring approximately 13.00 carats of diamonds, estimated at $8,500-$10,500.

The colorful sale includes gemstones of exceptional origin, including an approximately 10.50 carats oval modified brilliant-cut no-heat Ceylon sapphire and 18K gold ring, estimated at $5,000-$7,000; an approximately 1.70 carats oval modified brilliant-cut pink Ceylon sapphire and eighteen karat gold ring, estimated at $2,000-$3,000; and an approximately 3.44 carats octagonal step-cut Colombian emerald and 14K gold ring, estimated at $2,000-$3,000.

Premier makers such as Tiffany & Co., are represented, with examples being an alpaca-form enameled 18K gold brooch, estimated at $2,000-$3,000; and a sapphire, diamond and 18K gold necklace, estimated at $800-$1,200. French maker, Lacloche Frères, is represented in a whimsical mallard duck stick pin, set with an oval cabochon sapphire, from the early 20th century.

The Clars event includes a number of exciting fine art pieces. For collectors of contemporary art, Clars has a stunning Paul Jenkins (American, 1923-2012) painting, titled Phenomena Whale Symphony. The acrylic-on-canvas will be offered at $15,000-$20,000.

Paul Jenkins (American, 1923-2012 'Phenomena Whale Symphony,' estimate $15,000-$20,000. Image courtesy Clars Auction Gallery

Paul Jenkins (American, 1923-2012 ‘Phenomena Whale Symphony,’ estimate $15,000-$20,000. Image courtesy Clars Auction Gallery

There will also be a lively landscapes by Canadian artist Ross Penhall (Canadian, b. 1959-) titled Deep Blue and priced at $8,000-$12,000. Saturated in vivid colors, this painting is a great example of Penhall’s fauvist style landscapes.

An important work on paper by Yves Tanguy (French, 1909-1955) will also be offered on the 21st. The work is a study for the 1942 painting Divisibilite Indefinie, which is now part of the permanent collection at Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, New York. The study and original oil were both completed shortly after his move to the U.S. The graphite on paper will be offered at $20,000-$40,000.

Another exciting piece that Clars will be offering in the March sale is an oil on canvas by Leon Gaspard (Russian/American, 1882-1964) displaying one of his iconic Russian village scenes. This work, with an estimate of $10,000-$15,000, demonstrates his impressionist style while demonstrating movement and pockets of brilliant color.

One of the many fine art highlights of Clars’ March 21st auction is a vibrant oil on panel by Arthur Grover Rider (American, 1886-1975), titled Spanish Fishing Boat on Valencian Beach. In the 1910s, Rider met renowned Spanish artist, Joaquin Sorolla, who greatly influenced his work with the use of color and light. For over nine summers (while spending the other part of the year in California), Rider painted alongside with Sorolla at the Valencian Beach until Sorolla’s death in 1923. Painted around 1920, this work, with an estimate of $40,000-$60,000, epitomizes the artist’s most productive and sought-after scenes from this time.

Arthur Grover Rider (American, 1886-1975), 'Spanish Fishing Boat on Valencian Beach,' estimate $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy Clars Auction Gallery

Arthur Grover Rider (American, 1886-1975), ‘Spanish Fishing Boat on Valencian Beach,’ estimate $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy Clars Auction Gallery

For silver and objets de vertu, Clars will have a wonderful selection of treasures, including a Tiffany & Co., Aesthetic sterling pitcher, estimated at $4,000-$6,000, as well as a George III sterling punch bowl, valued at $5,000-$7,000.

George III sterling punch bowl, estimate $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy Clars Auction Gallery

George III sterling punch bowl, estimate $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy Clars Auction Gallery

Clars is proud to present a single-owner collection of Native American baskets dating from the late 19th/early 20th century. Featuring prominently in the auction, a monumental Yokuts polychrome decorated basket, early 20th century, is estimated at $10,000-$12,000.

Yokuts polychrome decorated basket, estimate $10,000-12,000. Image courtesy Clars Auction Gallery

Yokuts polychrome decorated basket, estimate $10,000-12,000. Image courtesy Clars Auction Gallery

Antonio’s Nut House, a historic establishment in Palo Alto, long frequented by the likes of Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and various other tech moguls for more than four decades, sadly closed its doors at its 321 California Avenue location. Clars will present a collection of items from Antonio’s Nut House in the March 21 session. Highlights include numerous neon bar signs that illuminated the establishment, including a “Pabst’s Palo Alto” example, as well as a Hamm’s Beer Paul Stanley Figural motion display. Also to be offered, will be the famous nut-form tables, bar stools, a Shultz beer tap, a roulette wheel, and an assortment of other items that once adorned the bar.

Pabst’s Palo Alto neon, estimate $400-$600. Image courtesy Clars Auction Gallery

Pabst’s Palo Alto neon, estimate $400-$600. Image courtesy Clars Auction Gallery

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