Patek Philippe wristwatch, important art headline Clars’ Feb. 6-7 sale
OAKLAND, Calif. – Feb. 6 and 7 are the dates for Clars Auction Gallery’s February Fine Estates Sale, a two-day event that will feature 1,500 lots of fine art, important furniture and decoratives, and an impressive selection of timepieces. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding on both days.
Headlining the sale is a rare Patek Philippe gentleman’s 18K yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with silvered-dial face. The Model 1463 watch features 23 jewels and is expected to make $60,000 to $80,000 at auction. Fine timepieces by Cartier and Rolex also will be offered during the jewelry portion of the sale.
Arthur and Lucia Mathews will be represented both in the furniture and art categories. Coming from The Furniture Shop will be a carved and polychrome decorated bed, estimate $10,000-$15,000; and a carved dresser executed in walnut, estimate $6,000-$10,000. Turning to the art category, two paintings by the couple – Lucia (Californian 1870-1955) and Arthur (Californian, 1860-1945) – will be offered. The first, a framed oil on canvas titled Study for The Soil is estimated at $8,000 to $12,000. This work was created for a mural in the Oakland Public Library. The second, a framed oil on canvas laid to board titled Study of California Hills, also carries an $8,000-$12,000 estimate.
While the sale will feature a plethora of important art, three works by Isaac Israels (Dutch, 1865-1934) command special attention. A framed oil on canvas titled Man on a Paint Horse is expected to fetch $50,000 to $70,000, while his framed oil on canvas titled Man with a Mandolin is estimated at $30,000 to $50,000. Woman in Hat Reading, a framed watercolor on paper, is estimated at $20,000 to $40,000.
Other highlights in the art category include a collection of Jewish art deaccessioned from the Judah L. Magnes Museum, representing 19th century and contemporary artists such as Alek Rapoport, Julius Wasserstein, Maurits de Groot and Roberto Lupetti.
A fine collection of photographs including works by Ansel Adams will be offered, as well as a large collection of vintage lithograph posters from the late 19th and into the 20th century.
The Decoratives category will feature an extremely rare early Gold Rush-era gold quartz presentation cane that is dated 1856. Fine Lalique, Daum-Nancy and Tiffany Studios offerings will round out the offerings in this exciting portion of the sale. On Saturday, an extensive collection of Pacific Pottery will be offered.
For information on any lot in the sale, call Clars Auction Gallery at 888-339-7600 or 510-428-0100, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet through www.liveauctioneers.com.
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