Deigner Couture, Rich Historic Collections and Mid-Century Modern at Clars in November On Saturday and Sunday, November 12th and 13th, 2-11, Clars will bring to the block fine art, furnishings, Asian offerings and rich special collections that will likely even exceed the firm’s November
ethnographic items from African New Guinea, Dutch Guiana, Native American, and Alaskan and Uzbeck ikats. Several examples of 19th century Dogon, Malu carved figures and masks will be offered as part of this collection.
Fashionistas take note of the next special collection which comes to this auction from a very well dressed London, New York and Beverly Hills socialite. This recent well “heeled” collection will include luxury shoes from Prada, Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci with like luxury handbags so necessary to accessorize. Five highly sought after Hermes Birkin bags, Chanel purses to perfectly complement the vintage Chanel Boutique suits, Dior and Gucci handbags plus an entire case for Louis Vuitton including luggage, purses and wallets. And yes, there’s the jewelry to go with the richness of the clothes and the leather by makers such as Cartier, Rolex, Tiffany and Erte to name just a few.
In September, Clars gained worldwide attention when they offered the exceptional collection of Amelia Earhart memorabilia. The November sale continues this trend with a very expansive collection of early aviation memorabilia. Charles Lindbergh signed photographs, glass plate negatives and a series of gelatin silver prints of the Graf Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg are among the highlights. The Hindenburg photos include the twelve state of its destruction on May 6th, 1937, at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. The destruction and aftermath of the USS Shenandoah in 1925 are preserved in seven negatives which will be offered and Amelia Earhart will once again take the block with an autograph book from the USS Roosevelt, the ship that carried Earhart back to America after her famous 1928 flight.
Now a look at the ever-staggering Asian offerings. Joyce Kwong, Asian Art Coordinator at Clars, has assigned estimates knowing they will likely be tempered when actual bidding ensues. The lot to watch in this category will be a Chinese Coromandel twelve-panel screen from the Qing dynasty. Coming from the Christensen Estate, this multi-panel screen depicts figures in a pavilion with a bird-and-flower scene on the verso (estimate $15,000 to $25,000). Also to watch will be a mammoth Chinese ivory tusk carved in high relief with the Queen Mother of the West and entourage which is estimated at $8,000 to $12,000 and an ink and color on paper hanging scroll attributed to Huang Binhong (Chinese, 1864-1955) that carries an estimate of $6,000 to $8,000.
Now to dazzle the eyes with the incredible diamond ring that will take center stage during the jewelry portion of the sale. Conservatively estimated at $70,000 to $90,000, this 18k white gold ring sports a 7.08 round center diamond accented by round and baguette cut diamonds weighing 3 cts.
Whether seeking important art on canvas or art in furniture design, historic memorabilia whose value is timeless or the most exquisite fashions to wear, Clars November 12th and 13th, 2011 will offer it all and the best that there is.
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