EARHART AND TOP ASIAN PRICES AT CLARS Oakland, CA — Clars Auction Gallery’s September 10th and 11th sale was the grand finale of their fiscal year earning $1.5 million and gained worldwide media attention surrounding the Amelia Earhart co
prices at the Sunday session. An emerald bead, pearl, rose cut and antique diamond accented necklace with complementary double strand bracelet, both of silver and 18k yellow gold sold for $17,775 followed closely by a diamond eternity band ring set with (17) asscher cut diamonds, weighing approximately 6.30 cts. This lots earned $16,500.
Rounding out the sale was the impressive Asian category. The prices realized on many of these lots reflect the investment quality of the items that were offered. The highlight of this category and the top seller of the sale overall was a Japanese small cloisonné enamel box of circular shape, by Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927). This box was estimated to sell for $1,000 to $1,500 but achieved an astounding $38,513 in highly competitive bidding. Selling for almost four times its high estimate was a pair of Chinese ivory wrist rests, late Qing/early Republic period, which sold for $20,145. Selling for twenty-two times its high estimate was a pair of 19th century Japanese boxwood netsuke. Estimated to bring $800 on the high side, this pair went for $18,960!
A complete list of all lots sold and prices realized is available at www.clars.com
Clars will kick off what is destined to be another very exciting year with their first sale of the 2011-2012 season on Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th.
Bidding for Clars auctions is available in person, by phone, absentee and live online @ www.clars.com, and through www.liveauctioneers.com. To register to bid and for more information, call Clars Auction Gallery at (888) 339-7600, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.