Headlining the fine art category will be a rare sculpture by Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909). Titled The Cheyenne (1901), this work captures the dramatic moment of an Indian, with spear clutched in hand, on horseback at full gallop. Edition number 14, this sculpture was created at the renowned Roman Bronze Works foundry. This impressive bronze is estimated at $70,000-90,0000.
Another highlight is a monumental bronze by renowned abstract expressionist Peter Voulkos (1924-2002). This 1968 work, Untitled Stack (CR486.S18-AP1-B), stands 29 inches tall and is estimated to achieve $20,000 to $40,000.
Clars will also be featuring some brilliant California paintings one of which is Vista, an oil on canvas landscape by William Wendt (1865-1946), which is estimated at $25,000-$35,000. Maynard Dixon’s California landscape titled Hills Through the Oak (1915) has been estimated at $10,000 to $15,000, and an oil on canvas by San Francisco area artist Joseph Raphael (1869-1950) titled, Still Life with Green Vase and Flowers, will be offered for $20,000-40,000. All three important paintings come from impressive private collections in Piedmont, Belvedere and San Francisco.
Highlighting the American Modern pieces offered in Clars’ September sale is a Richard Pettibone (American, b. 1938), Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Monroe,’ 1962 (silver), 1973, silkscreen and acrylic on canvas. This piece depicting the American icon comes with great provenance originating from the artist to his ex-wife, and will certainly reach its expected estimate of $10,000-$15,000.
From a prominent Tiburon, California collection, comes two spectacular etchings by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973); Sculpteur, Modèle accroupi et Tête sculptée (from La Suite Vollard), for $18,000-22,000 and 347 Series: Plate 18 for $15,000-20,000. Furthering etchings to be offered will be 11 color drypoints from Salvador Dali’s important “La Venus aux Fourrures” (1969) suite. Coming from a prominent San Francisco Gallery, these carry an estimate of $10,000 to $15,000.
Clars’ sale will also include numerous 19th and 20th century, Italian paintings from the Property of the Marquis C. Landrum Trust (donated to The Montclair Foundation for support of the Van Vleck House and Gardens and The Montclair Art Museum). One of which is an abstract still life painting by Fausto Pirandello (Italian, 1899-1975), Natura Morta con Girasole, 1950, will be offered at $15,000-$20,000. Another one of the highlights from this collection is a mesmerizing oil on linen composition by Julio Larraz (American/French, b. 1944), titled Study for Conclave, which will have an estimate of $20,000-40,000. Also featured, a poignant oil on canvas by Italian artist, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920) titled Christ Fallen Along One of the Stations of the Cross estimated at $8,000-12,000. Lastly, two paintings by Felice Carena (Italian, 1879-1966), one of which is Ritratto di Marzia con il Ventaglio, will be for sale at $10,000-$15,000 each.
From the Far East, will be contemporary Chinese artworks by renowned artists including Li Guanglin (Chinese, b. 1962) and Shang Ding (Chinese, b. 1954). Li’s colossal oil on canvas, Pious Back, 2010, of an elder monk praying should reach the heights with an estimate of $30,000-$40,000, while his painting Holy Kid, 2011-2012, of a young girl praying will be offered at $20,000-$30,000. Rounding out the Chinese offerings with an estimate of $15,000-$20,000 is Shang Ding’s Contemplation, an oil on canvas of a young Chinese ballerina caught contemplating her next move.
Also to be offered will be an “attributed to” Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988), acrylic, oil paint stick and spray paint on canvas titled Last Rights/AM Nightime, 1981. This important work bears signature and date in the lower right, bears initials and date verso, title inscribed verso with former title crossed out and measures 66 1/4 inches high by 114 inches wide. Provenance: Property of a San Juan Bautista, Calif., collector; purchased from the estate of Charles Teller (Beverly Hills, Calif.); estate of John Wallace (Los Angeles, Calif.). Wallace purchased the painting from the artist in 1981/1982. This work is being offered for $100,000 to $200,000.
Exciting decorative arts and furnishings range from the finest in historic Tiffany to classic cars. A Tiffany & Co. Civil War presentation sword inscribed “Presented/To/Lt/Col/ James J. Walsh/ By The / Enlisted Men of Co. E / 13th Artillery / N.Y.S.V” is estimated at $4,000 to $6,000.
From the master of studio art glass, Richard Marquis (American b. 1945), will be three of his works. To be offered will be two stunning teapot goblets and a Kylix vessel. Each of these offerings will be offered for $6,000 to $8,000. Turning back several centuries, a possibly 16th century Italian Urbino majolica vase attributed to the Fontana workshop is estimated at $4,000 to $6,000. Crossing the Pacific to Hawaii, of particular note will be the offering of a selection of Hawaiian koa wood poi bowls, one of which dates to the18th century. Estimates for these works range from $2,000 to $8,000. Stepping back even further, this sale will feature an impressive selection of pre-Columbian vessels and figures from a prominent San Francisco Bay area private collection with estimates ranging from $2,000 to $7,000. Turning back to America, an exquisite Simon Willard tall-case clock, Boston, circa 1800, executed in the Federal taste, is being offered for $8,000 to $12,000.
In sterling, a beautiful George III covered tureen suite by Robert Sharp, London, 1800, is expected to achieve $35,000 to $45,000. A pair of American sterling silver three-light candelabra by Howard & Co., New York, 1866-1922, each Renaissance Revival form inspired by Tiffany & Co., 15 inches high by 12 inches wide, 85.08 troy ounces, will be offered for $25,000 to $30,000 estimate.
And finally, for lovers of muscle cars, a 1968 Camaro convertible from a single California owner is expected to bring $16,000 to $25,000.
Topping the Asian art and antiques category will be a pair of Chinese huali official’s hat-form armchairs that are being offered for $15,000 to $25,000. A pair of Chinese monumental cloisonne enameled covered urns measuring 50 1/2 inches high, with a yellow ground enameled with lotus tendrils, bats and shou emblems, is estimated at $8,000-$12,000.
A Chinese Longquan celadon glazed tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty, of conical form raised on a small foot, is expected to earn $3,000 to $5,000 and a Ming dynasty large Longquan celadon bowl incised with flowers, carries an estimate of $2,000 to $4,000. A pair of Chinese stone inlaid lacquer wood plaques, featuring flowering magnolia tree with jade petals and peonies with amethyst inlay within a carved red lacquer frame, is estimated at $4,000 to $6,000 and a group of Chinese textile and robes, including a Qing dynasty brocade hanging featuring meandering dragons executed in gilt wrapped threads on a blue ground, is being offered for $3,000 to $5,000.
Highlights of the incredible offerings on the jewelry category will be a Burmese ruby, diamond, 18K yellow gold and silver ring, highlighting one oval cabochon cut ruby weighing 12.84 carats and 12 old mine cut diamonds totaling 4.01 carat. (estimate: $10,000 to $15,000); a man’s Patek Philippe 18K yellow gold rectangular and curved wristwatch, 1950s (estimate: $4,000 to $6,000); a Victorian gold-in-quartz, 14K rose gold pocket watch chain and fob (estimate: $4,000 to $6,000); an Ancient Revival micro mosaic and 18K yellow gold demi parure fringe brooch and earring suite, circa 1870 (estimate: $4,000 to $6,000); and a stunning fine star sapphire, diamond and 18K yellow gold ring, star sapphire weighing approximately 7.60 carats (estimate: $5,000 to $7,000).
For details on Clars’ Sept. 7- 8 Fine Arts Sale, call 510-428-0100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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