REMARKABLE ASIAN PRICES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS EARNS OVER $800,000 FOR CLARS MARCH 2012 AUCTION Oakland, CA — Prices realized at Clars Auction Gallery’s March 17th and 18th Antiques and Fine Art Sale were led by staggering Asian prices realized on several lots offered. As the nation kicked off A
Rounding out the interesting special collections offered were reproduction 19th and 20th century suites of armor. The high seller in this collection was a 15th century style reproduction comprised of an armet, full arm defences, breast, neck and backplates that sold for $1,890. Furthering the arms and armor category was a collection of 19th century Persian flintlock Jezail long-barreled muskets and pistols. The top lot in this collection was a jezail long-barreled musket highly decorated with bone and inlaid coral. This piece earned $1,540.
Turning to Clars’ always strong fine art category, the top seller was the framed oil on canvas, “Rheinlandschaft,” by Johann Gottfried Pulian (German, 1809-1875) which sold for $11, 258. The next high lot was a framed double-sided watercolor by Jake Lee (Californian, 1915-1991) entitled “Chinatown and Jalopy, 1959,” which earned a very respectable $8,888 followed by “Path Through the Mountains” by Maurice Brown (Californian, 1890-1948) that sold for $6,518.
Topping the furniture category was a circa 1820 William IV figured mahogany breakfront sold for nicely within estimate at $7,110 and a Continental carved console table executed in the Renaissance taste sold for almost twice its high estimate at $2,225.
The jewelry category, offered late Sunday, saw strong prices on several lots offered. Tied for topping this category was a lady’s cast double spiral design necklace by ilias LALAoUNIS in 22k yellow gold which earned $6,517 and a open faced Waltham Premier Maximitts pocket watch which earned the same price.
Clars next two-day Antiques and Fine Art Sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 14th and 15th , 2012. A highlight of the April sale will be the estate of Seymour Frommer, founder of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Saturday session will begin @ 9:30am and the Sunday session start promptly at @ 10am. Previews for this sale will be Friday, April 13th from 1pm to 6pm and 9am Saturday and Sunday or by special appointment. A full catalog will be available online at www.clars.com prior to the sale.
For more information on this sale, please call (510) 428-0100, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.clars.com Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.