LARGEST COLLECTION OF AMERICAN POTTERY TO BE FEATURED AT CLARS NEXT EIGHT UPCOMING AUCTIONS Oakland, CA — Anyone with an interest in the finest American pottery, from Bauer to Russel Wright, Pacific to Roseville, is likely familiar with Naomi Murdach. For almost 40 years, Naomi has amassed w
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Oakland, CA — Anyone with an interest in the finest American pottery, from Bauer to Russel Wright, Pacific to Roseville, is likely familiar with Naomi Murdach. For almost 40 years, Naomi has amassed what is likely the world’s largest collection of American made pottery from the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s which has been featured in his famous or perhaps “infamous” shop in San Francisco. Stocked from floor to ceiling in showcases, the store is a virtual museum with over 15,000 pieces of Bauer alone not to mention the 300 pieces of Pacific Pottery, countless Roseville, Hall, Red Wing, American Modern and Iroquois pieces. His pieces have been sought after by the finest museums in the world including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has authored the most comprehensive and definitive books on the subject, been featured in numerous publications and curated several exhibitions. But now, in his 80s, Naomi is ready to retire and his entire collection will be featured at Clars Auction Gallery.
From teapots to dinnerware, over 10,000 lots in all will be offered over the course of their next 8 sales. Separated by maker, style and period, Clars will kick-off this amazing series of sales with their July 10th and 11th, 2010 Fine Estate Auction. Coming up for sale at their July event will be several hundred of Naomi’s fine Mid-Century pieces including works by Newcomb College, Catalina Island, Roseville, Hall and Bauer. Lots will be offered both individually and in groups.
After 40 years of collecting over 20,000 of the finest pieces of American made pottery, are there any that he just can’t part with? When posed this question, a surprising answer was received. “I’m just going to keep three little very special Bauer Christmas cards that are made out of pottery.” And so it goes, his life, his dreams and his passion are now offered to the world for everyone to share… except for those three little Christmas cards.
Clars July Fine Estate Auction will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 10th and 11th, 2010. For a complete list of lots to be offered visit www.clars.com. Preview will be held Friday, July 9th from noon to 6pm.
Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609. To register to bid or for additional information, call Clars Auction Gallery at (888) 339-7600, visit their website at www.clars.com, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.