DESIGNS OF VLADIMIR KAGAN HIGHLIGHT CLARS JUNE 2012 SALE Oakland, CA — On June 16th & 17th, 2012, Clars will host the ninth sale in their record-setting fiscal year. On the heels of the firm’s largest sale in their 40+ year history held in May, their June e
May 2012, Clars sold her bronze sculpture, Figure Looking Skyward, for $14,280.
In Californian works, a spectacular painting by William Keith (Californian, 1838-1911) entitled San Anselmo Creek, Marin County is estimated to sell for $6,000 to $8,000. A second work from Keith, entitled Berkeley Hills, (estimate: $3,000 to $5,000) comes to the sale from the Honolulu Museum of Art. Other featured works by noted California artists such as Charles Dormon Robinson (1847-1943), Michele Cascella (1892-1989), Jake Lee (1915-1991), George Chann (1913-1995), Paul Grimm (1891-1974), William F. Jackson (1850-1936), Johann Schuld (1870-1943), and Frank van Sloun (1879-1938) will round out the California offerings.
And finally, in Modern and Contemporary offerings, the rare painting, Untitled, by Taiwanese abstract artist, Wu Hao (b.1931) is estimated at $8,000 to $12,000 followed by a mixed media piece with wonderful provenance by Kenneth Noland (American, 1924-2010) estimated to earn $4,000 to $6,000.
Turning to the jewelry category finds an impressive black opal and diamond ring set in 18k white gold accented on either side with princess cut diamonds (estimate: $10,000 to $15,000) and a Beaux Arts Era diamond pendant/brooch combination accented with European cut diamonds which is estimated at $8,000 to $10,000.
And finally the Asian offerings will doubtless, once again, command impressive dollars.
Highlights of this category include a collection of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain produced for the Thai market, commissioned by King Rama V (1853-1910) of Thailand. (Provenance: Unaccessioned items from Honolulu Museum of Art).
Of further importance will be a Thai large bronze figure of Buddha Maravijaya, Ayutthaya Period measuring 29'' high and a selection of Japanese Satsuma-style ceramics, including a Japanese Satsuma-style beaker vase, Meiji period, Yasuda company, signed Dai Nihon Kyoto Tojiki Goshigaisha Ryozan, 9.25''h
Lastly, there is a Chinese ink and color on paper attributed to Huang Junbi (Chinese, 1898-1991) entitled Autumn Landscape, dated summer of cyclical year ‘renwu’ (corresponding to 1942).
For complete information of Clars June 16th and 17th, 2012 antiques and fine art auction, please visit www.clars.com; call (510) 428-0100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Previews for this sale will be held Friday, June 15th, from 1pm to 6pm and 9am each auction day. A full catalog will be available online at www.clars.com prior to the sale.
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