Roy Lichtenstein print leads all-star lineup at Clars sale Dec. 12-13

This print by Roy Lichtenstein titled ‘Nude Reading’ will be offered for $80,000 to $120,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

This print by Roy Lichtenstein titled ‘Nude Reading’ will be offered for $80,000 to $120,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

 

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars’ fine art, decorative, jewelry and Asian art sale auction Dec. 12-13 will feature numerous offerings spanning important fine art, dazzling diamonds, historic collections and even Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Clars will present an extraordinary print by Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) titled, Nude Reading (above) on Sunday. This beautiful relief print in colors from the Nude Series of 1994 will be offered for $80,000-$120,000.

Another highlight, just in time for the holiday season, will be a large collection of more than 100 vintage, psychedelic rock ’n’ roll posters including many first editions from “The Family Dog” and “Bill Graham Presents.” For those wanting even more nostalgia from the past, many vintage magic and travel posters will be available.

Jewelry and timepieces have a number of special offerings coming to the sale. A special collection of watches will include makers such as Vacheron & Constantin, Panerai, Rolex, Breitling and Omega. In addition, a gentlemen’s Patek Philippe Neptune stainless steel wristwatch (below) will be offered for $6,000-$9,000.

 

Among the fine timepieces to be offered will be a men’s Patek Philippe Neptune stainless steel wristwatch, est. $6,000 - $9,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

Among the fine timepieces to be offered will be a men’s Patek Philippe Neptune stainless steel wristwatch, est. $6,000-$9,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

 

A stunning 3.01-carat marquise brilliant diamond and 14K yellow gold pendant necklace (below) is expected to sell for $18,000-$25,000.

 

This marquise brilliant diamond – 3.01 carats – and 14K yellow gold pendant necklace is estimated to sell for $18,000-$25,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

This marquise brilliant diamond – 3.01 carats – and 14K yellow gold pendant necklace is estimated to sell for $18,000-$25,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

 

The Asian offering will be particularly strong this month. A Chinese gilt bronze bodhisattva (below), Ming dynasty, Maitreya in dharmachackra mudra and seated on a lotus pedestal is expected to sell for $12,000-$15,000.

This Chinese gilt bronze bodhisattva, Ming dynasty, will be offered for $12,000 - $15,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

This Chinese gilt bronze bodhisattva, Ming dynasty, will be offered for $12,000-$15,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

 

Historic property from the Christian deGuigné IV Collection will be offered. Of note will be a Will and Finck faro folding case keeper card counter (below) that will attract the attention of Western and specialty collectors. Clars holds the world record for the highest price achieved on a faro dealing box when one sold for $20,230 in March 2013.

 

Western and specialty collectors have their sights set on this Will and Finck faro folding case keeper card counter. Clars Auction Gallery image

Western and specialty collectors have their sights set on this Will and Finck faro folding case keeper card counter. Clars Auction Gallery image

 

An extensive collection of fine art glass, including mid-century examples by makers including Vanini will be offered. Also from this period will be furniture by design icons such as Arne Jacobsen, Paul McCobb and Finn Juhl.

Two big, beautiful bikes – Harley-Davidsons – are ready to ride. The first, estimated at $15,000-$25,000, is a 2005 Harley FLTRI Road Glide Custom (below). It will be followed by a 1998 Fat Boy Soft Tail that will be offered for $6,000 to $9,000.

 

 

This 2005 Harley-Davidson FLTRI Road Glide Custom will be offered for $15,000-$25,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

This 2005 Harley-Davidson FLTRI Road Glide Custom will be offered for $15,000-$25,000. Clars Auction Gallery image

 

The sales will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time on Saturday and Sunday.

Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com

For more information email: info@clars.com

 

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.