Picasso, Weisse and Important Special Collections at Clars November Sale Oakland, CA — Clars Auction Gallery will host an exceptional sale of fine art and antiques on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, 2012. With more than 1,500 lots to be offered, this sale will fe
News-Antique.com - Oct 31,2012 - CLARS TO HOST SALE OF IMPORTANT FINE ART, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, ASIAN ANTIQUES, FURNISHINGS AND FINE JEWELRY — NOVEMBER 2012
Sale to include works by Picasso and Weisse, Special Collections to include gold and silver coins, Phoenix Art Glass, important sterling, historic documents, Chinese nephrite jade toggles and plaques
Oakland, CA — Clars Auction Gallery will host an exceptional sale of fine art and antiques on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11, 2012. With more than 1,500 lots to be offered, this sale will feature an impressive array of important fine art in every major category, important sterling offerings, an extensive Phoenix Art Glass Collection, a major collection of gold and silver coins, important historic documents, and exceptional Asian and fine jewelry offerings.
The Fine Art -
Among the many exceptional offerings in the 20th century European, Modern category will be an impressive pen and ink drawing by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881- 1973), titled, “Nue Accroupi” (1902 – Cat Ref. Zervos, Vol. VI, no. 459) for $50,000 to $70,000 followed by a rare, Surrealist painting (that was purchased from the Atlantic Richfield Collection) titled, “Vagaries of War (1946),” by French artist, Henri Bernard Goetz (1909- 1989) for $20,000 to $40,000.
In the American Modern and Contemporary Category a powerful work by sculptress, Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012), titled, “Mother and Child,” is estimated at $8,000 to $12,000 and a painted steel sculpture titled, “Lippincott I (Maquette),” by Abstract sculptor, James Rosati (American, 1911-1988), is expected to earn $10,000 to $15,000.
In the classic, late 19th and early 20th century department, there will be numerous important American and European paintings, prints and sculpture to choose from beginning with a large, richly executed painting by William Keith (American, 1838-1911) titled, “California Oaks,” for $20,000 to $40,000. On the European side, a striking, Orientalist painting titled, “A Moment of Prayer,” by Swiss painter, Rudolf Johann Weisse (1846-1933), will be offered for $40,000 to $60,000. . A lovely, yet large, bucolic oil on panel titled, “Figures and Cows in a Country Landscape (1874),” by Charles Daubigny (1817-1878) is also being offered at $40,000 to $60,000.
For Old Master enthusiasts and collectors, Clars will be featuring a monumental painting by Dutch, Still Life artist, Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644- 1721), titled, ‘’Roses, tulips, carnations, a butterfly and other flowers in a vase on a table.’’ This important work is being offered for $25,000 to $35,000.
The Special Collections -
An extensive collection of Phoenix Art Glass comes from the forty-year private collection of Alan Goldfield. Goldfield is a recognized expert in the field. His collection was featured in James R. Lafferty’s book, The Phoenix, and, to be offered, will be all the original pieces featured in the book plus additional rare items numbering into the hundreds.
Coming to market at this auction will be a special offering of more than 250 lots of U.S. and world gold and silver coins from a private East Coast collection. Among the exceptional lots will be a high grade 1877 Indian cent,