OAKLAND, Calif. — Clars Auction Gallery’s sale Nov. 6-7 will bring works by Frederic Remington, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera to the market along with other exceptional and important works in the categories of fine art, sculpture and Asian antiques.
LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding both days.
Turning first to the grand offerings in the bronze sculpture category is an important work by Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909). His bronze sculpture entitled The Outlaw measures 23 inches high and is estimated to sell in the $100,000 to $200,000 range. A similar estimate will apply to a massive English aluminum replica of Eros on pedestal, cast from the model by Alfred Gilbert, approximately 17 feet high.
Furthering the important works in this category will be a bronze sculpture entitled Cuatro Mujeres con Mantones by Francisco Zuniga (Mexican, 1912-1998) and a patinated bronze box and cover, circa 1960, by Arnoldo Pomodoro (Italian, b.1926).
Combining sculpture and art will be a most dramatic mixed media (wood and metal) wall sculpture by Costas Tsoclis (Greek, b. 1930). This work entitled Twelve Tabourets, measures 3 feet by 17 feet and comes to the sale from the Johns Hopkin University.
Works from several of Mexico’s most renowned fine artists will highlight the fine art category. A pair of miniature mixed media dioramas inside painted walnut shells entitled Wedding and Honeymoon is the work of Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954). From Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957) comes a framed pastel entitled Portrait of a Young Mexican Boy and from Miguel Covarrubias (Mexican, 1904-1957) is a wonderful framed ink wash and pencil on paper entitled On the Town.
American artist Grandma Moses (1860-1961) will be represented by a framed oil on board entitled What is a Pal. From Russia will be Leaf Children an unframed black ink wash by Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957).
The Asian category is impressive with many of the lots consigned from the Carmen M. and Allen D. Christensen Collection of Atherton, Calif.
Among the highlights in this category is a large selection of Chinese ivories, both 19th and 20th century, including figures, scholar’s items and table decorations. One ivory of particular note is a 20th-century Chinese sectional ivory model inspired by the None-Dragon Wall (Jiu Long Bil) in Beijing. There will also be a group of Tang ceramic figures together with an archaic Western Zhou period vessel.
Highlighting the Japanese offerings will be a pair of Japanese cloisonné enamel decorated imperial presentation vases from the Meiji Period (1903).
The antique and fine furnishing offering will be exceptional highlighted by a Renaissance Revival Standard Grade Wooton desk complemented by an impressive selection of both period English and American furniture.
In decoratives, an amazing collection of German ivories including a Baroque tankard is estimated to earn $10,000-$15,000 followed closely by an Otto and Gertrud Natzler earthenware vase executed in Blue Crystalline and a Lucie Rie vase. A trumpet vase, signed LCT on a dore bronze base from Tiffany Studios will be offered, and in sterling a William Gale, Son & Co., New York, six-piece coffee and tea service (1850-1853) is one of the many important highlights.
The jewelry category will definitely dazzle bidders and buyers. A 14K white gold ring is centered by a 5.01-carat marquise cut diamond (GIA stating E color). A tortoise shell brooch pin of a hand is important for both design and provenance. Coming from the Mary Schapiro and Solomon Sklar Collection, this pin was a gift to Mary from Frida Kahlo.
Clars’ November Fine Estates sale will offer over 2,000 lots of the most exceptional art, furnishings and decoratives over two days. The sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific and Sunday, Nov. 7 beginning at 10 a.m. Preview for this important sale will be Friday, Nov. 5 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., 9 a.m. each auction day and by appointment.
Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609.
Bidding for this sale is available in person, by phone, absentee and live online. For details visit www.clars.com or call Clars Auction Gallery at (888) 339-7600.
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