IMPRESSIVE ETHNOGRAPHIC AND TRIBAL ART COLLECTION TO HIGHLIGHT CLARS AUGUST 2012 AUCTION Oakland, CA — Clars August 11th and 12th, 2012 sale of fine art and antiques will include remarkable life-long collections plus noteworthy fine art, furnishings, jewelry and Asian offerings.
News-Antique.com - Aug 01,2012 - Oakland, CA — Clars August 11th and 12th, 2012 sale of fine art and antiques will include remarkable life-long collections plus noteworthy fine art, furnishings, jewelry and Asian offerings.
Buyers, sellers and collectors of ethnographic property should take note of this two-day auction that will include an exceptionally large collection of ethnographic and tribal art from several important collections. Estimated to achieve $50,000 to $100,000 overall, lots to be offered include African, New Guinea, Indonesian and Pre-Columbian pieces. A Dogon mask is particularly important. This tall and striking figure measuring 50 inches high and 36 inches wide has an estimate of $5,000 to $10,000. (Provenance: Minnesota Museum of Art, de-acquisitioned circa 1990, from the Hemphill Collection of San Francisco) Also among the offerings will be a selection of Mayan vessels and a pre-Columbian tomb guard dating back to 200 B.C. Mexico.
A large collection of picture frames unaccessioned from the Honolulu Museum of Art will be offered with the largest being a 19th century giltwood carved frame measuring nearly 8 feet by 11 feet.
For those ‘rocket men (and women)” out there, the Saturday session will offer a huge collection of NASA and space related memorabilia. Also coming from the estate of a San Francisco collector, this assemblage dates back to the first moonwalk and includes space coins, medallions and first day covers.
Now for the fine furniture to be offered, a Charles Eames for Herman Miller model 670 lounge chair with model 671 ottoman is estimated at $3,000 to $5,000 followed by an Ole Wanscher Danish Modern rocker and two matching occasional chairs which is expected to earn $2,000 to $4,000. Among the other Modern furniture offerings will be designs by Arthur Court, Peter Hvidt and J.L. Moller.
Turning the clock back a few dacades, a 1946 Wurlizter Jukebox will be offered as will an Art Nouveau marble sculpture of a beauty measuring 60 inches tall.
The Fine Art category will be highlighted by two iconic Southwest oils on canvas by Montana artist Larry Pirnie (American, b. 1940). Sage Hoppin’ at Sunset, is one of the two works by Pirnie to be offered with each carrying an estimate of $8,000 to $12,000.
Furthering the American art offerings will be two exceptional California landscapes. Lone Pine by Frederick Ferdinand Schafer California, 1839-1927) is estimated to sell for $3,000 to $5,000 and Spring Landscape by Seldon Connor Gile (California, 1877-1947) is expected to earn $4,000 to $6,000.
In Photography, a collection of Southern California surfing photography from the early 1960s by Leroy Grannis, the founder of Surfing Magazine, will be offered. A number of fine prints will also be offered including Marc Chagall’s (Russian/French, 1887-1985) etching, 'Le Poney (from ''Au Cirque''),' 1968 (estimate: $4,000 to $6,000) and a 1986 color etching by Sam Francis (California, 1923-1994) estimated at $3,000 to $5,000.
Among the headliners in the Jewelry category will be Bulgari and Buccellati. The Buccellati signed platinum bracelet is estimated to sell for $3,000 to $5,000 as is the Bulgari ancient