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Auction Description for Clars: May 18th Fine Art & Antique Auction
Viewing Notes:
Friday, May 17th 1pm to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday the 18th & 19th beginning at 9am.

May 18th Fine Art & Antique Auction

(880 Lots)

by Clars Auction Gallery


880 lots with images

May 18, 2013

Live Auction

5644 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA, 94609 USA

Phone: 1-510-428-0100

Fax: 1-510-658-9917

Email: info@clars.com

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Chinese Stone Buddha Head

Lot 4000: Chinese Stone Buddha Head

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Description: Chinese stone carving of a Buddha head, the benevolent face topped with a chignon accented with a wave pattern, 5.25"h; Provenance: Sold to Benefit Tibet House US, New York

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Asian Carved Stone Heads

Lot 4001: Asian Carved Stone Heads

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Description: (lot of 2) Asian stone carvings, a Khmer-style head with conch shell form earrings; together with an East Indian carving of a female deity, both with stands, larger: 6.5"h

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Cambodian Khmer Glazed Jar

Lot 4002: Cambodian Khmer Glazed Jar

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Description: Khmer glazed stoneware jar, the globular body with an elephant form head and a pair of lug handles flanking the short neck, all raised on four short supports (chips), 5.125"h

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Chinese Stone Bi Disk with Chilong

Lot 4003: Chinese Stone Bi Disk with Chilong

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Description: Chinese hardstone bi-disk, with a chilong and a gui-dragon in high relief meandering on a bi, accented with a C-scroll pattern on the back, the light matrix mottled with a caramel hue, 3.5"w

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Chinese Wood Figure and Toggle

Lot 4004: Chinese Wood Figure and Toggle

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese wooden carvings, the first, a double fish toggle centered with a shou medallion, strung with an enameled shou bead, and suspended from a dragon headed stand; the second, a wood carving of a seated maiden clutching a floral spring with a basket of flowers near her feet, 7.5"h

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Assort of Chinese Enameled Jewelry

Lot 4005: Assort of Chinese Enameled Jewelry

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Description: (lot of 8) Group of Chinese enameled ornaments and jewelry, consisting of a fan shaped hairpin centered with a bird and flanked by bats; a pierced lobed plaque with peaches, coins and flowers; a toggle reticulated with peonies; together with blue and turquoise beads with a floral pattern; and one strand of beads with a cash coin pattern, 9"

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Chinese Malachite Figural Carving

Lot 4006: Chinese Malachite Figural Carving

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Description: Chinese malachite celestial beauty and child, with a fan and a lotus flower, on a fitted wooden stand, overall: 6.5"h x5.5"l

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Chinese Soapstone and Lapis Lazuli Carving

Lot 4007: Chinese Soapstone and Lapis Lazuli Carving

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese stone carvings, the tan colored soapstone carving featuring a seated Budai with a bat perched in his palm, and accompanied by three children; together with lapis lazuli Buddha seated in dyanasana with an alms bowl in hand, set above a wooden lotus base accented by a dragon-fish, 4.125"h

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Two Chinese Hardstone Bead Necklaces

Lot 4008: Two Chinese Hardstone Bead Necklaces

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese hardstone necklace, consisting of a quartz bead necklace with forty-two spherical beads; together with a necklace suspending a yellow ground cloisonne ruyi lock and heightened with green cloisonne beads, 17.25"h

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Chinese Hardstone Plaques

Lot 4009: Chinese Hardstone Plaques

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese pierced hardstone plaques, the first of an icy white hue, reticulated with a flower basket; the second with a ruyi lock featuring a dragon fly, suspended from a cord with two jade beads, lock: 4"w

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Chinese Cylindrical Porcelain Vessel

Lot 4010: Chinese Cylindrical Porcelain Vessel

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain cylindrical vessel, decorated with a group of roosters, hens and chicks below plantain leaves, the upper section inscribed with a poetic colophon, along with the cyclical date yiwei and name 'Fang Bo []', seal to base, 8"h

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Two Chinese Jade Plaques

Lot 4011: Two Chinese Jade Plaques

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese pierced jade plaques, one carved with a bird and flower, while the other shows a mythical beast standing below foliage, each fitted with a metal rim, larger: 2.6"h

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Chinese Serpentine Fu-lion Mother and Cub

Lot 4012: Chinese Serpentine Fu-lion Mother and Cub

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Description: Chinese serpentine carving, featuring a fu-lion mother along with a cub, with a fitted wooden stand, 4.25"h x7"l

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Group of Chinese Snuff Bottles

Lot 4013: Group of Chinese Snuff Bottles

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese stone snuff bottles, consisting of a rectangular chalcedony bottle carved with a goldfish; a milky white banded agate of moon flask form; a marble bottle with a moon and sun amid clouds; the last, a goldstone glass bottle of flattened form with a pair of chilong on a glittering brick colored ground, third: 2.5"h

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Chinese Black and Brick Colored Vase

Lot 4014: Chinese Black and Brick Colored Vase

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Description: Chinese painted porcelain stick neck vase, with a stylized lotus pattern executed in black and silhouetted on a brick colored ground, below a band of gui-dragons to the shoulder and lappets to the neck, the recessed base with an apocryphal blue Qianlong mark, 11.3"h

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Chinese Yixing/Zisha Tea Pot

Lot 4015: Chinese Yixing/Zisha Tea Pot

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Description: Chinese Yixing ceramic tea pot, the compressed body incised with the characters 'zou you lan yan', the reverse incised that it was commissioned by the Jiangsu Nongye Bank, together with a lid marked 'Gu Jingzhou' to the interior, 7.25"w

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Chinese Carved Bamboo Brush Pots

Lot 4016: Chinese Carved Bamboo Brush Pots

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese bamboo brush pots, the first, with two poetic reserves alternating with a landscape with a viewing pavilion, and a scene with orchids and a garden rock, all raised supports incised with the shou emblem; the other, carved with reserves including an elephant, rooster, dragon and phoenix, 6.25"h

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Chinese Jun-type Long Neck Vase

Lot 4017: Chinese Jun-type Long Neck Vase

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Description: Chinese Jun-type stick neck vase, with an everted rim and long neck above the blue globular body heightened with a red-purple splash, 7.4"h

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Three Chinese Agate Sculptures

Lot 4018: Three Chinese Agate Sculptures

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese agate carvings, consisting of a gold fish with bulging eyes and a flared tail; a child kneeling holding a ruyi scepter, with wood stand; a brush washer with a cockatoo perched on the rim of a shallow well, 4"w

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Chinese Child Silk Tiger Hat/ Shoes

Lot 4019: Chinese Child Silk Tiger Hat/ Shoes

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Description: Chinese children's silk hat and a pair of shoes, in the form of a tiger, with claws and stiff tails on an orange body, accented by a gilt nose, mouth, whiskers and black eyes with eye lashes, and with a blue neck flap with a mythical beast in a white reserve, hat: 6"dia, shoes: 5.75"l

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Japanese Patinated Bronze Hand Warmer

Lot 4020: Japanese Patinated Bronze Hand Warmer

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Description: Japanese patinated bronze covered hand warmer with handles, open work lid decorated with pheasants and peonies, the circular body with herons by the shore and peonies with sparrows, 5.5"h x 7.5"dia

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Japanese Imari/Kutani Style Porcelain

Lot 4021: Japanese Imari/Kutani Style Porcelain

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Description: (lot of 7) Group of Japanese Imari and Kutani style porcelain, one small and three large foliate bowls with three foliate dishes, largest: 4.5"h x 9.5"dia

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Japanese Imari  Porcelain Dishes, Meiji

Lot 4022: Japanese Imari Porcelain Dishes, Meiji

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Description: (lot of 3) Japanese Imari porcelain dishes, Meiji period, the molded floral form decorated with various auspicious symbols including characters, phoenix, scrolls, plum blossoms and turtles to the interior and upper exterior, 8.5" dia

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Japanese Patinated Bronze Vase

Lot 4023: Japanese Patinated Bronze Vase

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Description: Japanese patinated bronze vase, flower form with the tapering narrow neck, decorated with a chilong gliding down on a lotus below, lobed square foot, 8.25" h

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Japanese Daruma, Netsuke & Thai Bird Box

Lot 4024: Japanese Daruma, Netsuke & Thai Bird Box

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Description: (lot of 3) Group of ceramic and wooden items, a red and white glazed reclining Daruma, possibly Kutani; a white Hirado ware netsuke in the form of mice on a straw rice bag; a Thai wooden bird box, largest 4"l

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Japanese Kirande Kutani Bowl

Lot 4025: Japanese Kirande Kutani Bowl

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Description: Japanese Kutani porcelain bowl, green, vermilion and gilt gnarled pine in the center with numerous cranes surrounding it, the exterior decorated with waves and auspicious Chinese characters and flowers on a vermilion background in gilt framed reserves, the recess marked with a Fuku character in a double square, 11" dia

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Japanese Imari, Kutani Porcelains

Lot 4026: Japanese Imari, Kutani Porcelains

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Description: (lot of 4) Group of Japanese Imari and Kutani porcelains, some 19th century, a Kutani plate decorated with chrysanthemums, plum blossoms and a butterfly, a soba cup and two small dishes, decorated with peonies and a bird, largest: 10"dia

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Chinese Porcelain Plate, Bird/Peonies

Lot 4027: Chinese Porcelain Plate, Bird/Peonies

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain charger, decorated with a pair of birds perched amid pink peony blossoms, titled 'gu gui bai tou', with cyclical date wushen winter, bearing signature 'Zhang Ziying' and a painted seal, the base marked 'China', 14.75"w

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Hardstone Chinese  Ruyi Scepter

Lot 4028: Hardstone Chinese Ruyi Scepter

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Description: Chinese hardstone ruyi scepter, further accented with small ruyi sprigs, 15"w

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Japanese Blue-and-White Brush Pot

Lot 4029: Japanese Blue-and-White Brush Pot

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Description: Japanese underglaze blue porcelain brush pot, 19th century, of cylindrical form decorated with a bird flying above camellias, 4.5"h x 4.25"dia

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Chinese Porcelain Brush Pot, Fish

Lot 4030: Chinese Porcelain Brush Pot, Fish

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Description: Chinese hexagonal porcelain brush pot, enameled with black carps and small killifish swimming amid water reeds, inscribed with a poetic colophon, with cyclical date dingchou and bearing signature 'Deng Bishan', the recessed base marked 'Bishan' in red, 5.5"h

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Chinese and Japanese Porcelain

Lot 4031: Chinese and Japanese Porcelain

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain, consisting of an export bowl decorated with a landscape with figures and villas, the base with a peach rebus mark; one censer decorated with a pair of dragons and with a metal rim; together with a Japanese Ming-style cup painted with a pair of dragons, the base with a knot mark, 3.125"h

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Chinese Celadon Glazed Plate

Lot 4032: Chinese Celadon Glazed Plate

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Description: Chinese celadon porcelain plate, decorated with floral scrolls to the interior, in contrast with the plain celadon exterior and a recessed base with a colorless glaze, 11"w

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Four Thai Celadon Ceramic Bowls

Lot 4033: Four Thai Celadon Ceramic Bowls

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Description: (Lot of 4) Selection of Thai celadon glazed ceramic bowls, consisting of two bowls heightened with an incised petal motif to the exterior and a deep bowl with an incised band accenting the rim, lastly a small pale celadon bowl with the glaze stopping above the red tinged body; largest: 5.25''w

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Chinese Thai Export Porcelain Jars

Lot 4034: Chinese Thai Export Porcelain Jars

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Description: (lot of 7) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain jars for the Thai market, each with a compressed body and a tapering tall foot, five decorated with deers and trees, one with a scholar and attendant in the landscape, together with a polychrome enameled footed dish with a foliate rim (repaired); largest jar: 4.75"w

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Two Chinese Ge-Style Vases

Lot 4035: Two Chinese Ge-Style Vases

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese Ge-type arrow vases, each with a lobed body bracketed by tube handles at the neck and raised on a splayed foot, larger: 9.4"h

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Asian Wooden Carved Tortoise Box

Lot 4036: Asian Wooden Carved Tortoise Box

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Description: (lot of 15) Thirteen Southeast Asian wooden tortoise boxes, together with two small tortoise figures, largest: 8"l

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Asian Wood Boxes, Coconut Graters, Figures

Lot 4037: Asian Wood Boxes, Coconut Graters, Figures

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Description: (lot of 15) Group of Southeast Asian wooden items, mostly from Thailand, eight wooden boxes of frog and rabbit shape; one beetle and two rabbit shaped coconut graters; two fish figures, one bird and one elephant, largest: 8"l

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East Indian Wooden Box

Lot 4038: East Indian Wooden Box

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Description: East Indian wood box, the lid carved with a recumbent ox above the rectangular compartment, 7.5"w; Provenance: Sold to Benefit Tibet House US, New York

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Indian Bronze Ax

Lot 4039: Indian Bronze Ax

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Description: East Indian bronze ax, the blade cast with Krishna flanked by two gopis and topped with an elephant finial, 21"w; Provenance: Sold to Benefit Tibet House US, New York, 21"l

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Thai Nesting Silver Elephant Boxes

Lot 4040: Thai Nesting Silver Elephant Boxes

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Description: (lot of 8) Set of nesting Thai/Cambodian elephant form boxes, each with a repousse floral pattern on its back, the smallest six of 925 silver and the two largest of silvered brass, largest: 12.25"h x13.5"w

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Two Vietnamese Underglaze Blue Bowls

Lot 4041: Two Vietnamese Underglaze Blue Bowls

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Description: (Lot of 2) Vietnamese underglaze blue bowls, each of inverted bell form decorated with a band of tendrils above a lotus petal pattern encircling the lower exterior, the interior centered with a floral spray, the recessed base adhered with label 'Hoi An Hoard', 6.125''w

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Four Chinese Blue-and-White Jar and Bowls

Lot 4042: Four Chinese Blue-and-White Jar and Bowls

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Description: (lot of 4) Two Chinese underglaze blue and cafe au lait glazed porcelain bowls, the interior with flowering scrolls painted in cobalt blue in contrast with the cafe colored exterior; Chinese underglaze blue porcelain covered jar, the body featuring two shuangxi emblems set amid tense floral tendrils and flanked by two pairs of lug handles, the domed lid decorated en suite; together with a similarly decorated bowl with an everted rim, jar: 9"h, largest bowl: 11.5"w

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Two Indian Pen Case and Silver Box

Lot 4043: Two Indian Pen Case and Silver Box

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Description: (lot of 2) East Indian brass pen/ink case decorated with birds and crown shaped fenial on the cover; together with an Indian silver box decorated with flower motifs, pen case: 9.75"l, silver box: 6"l

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Japanese Cast Iron Tea Kettle Tetsubin

Lot 4044: Japanese Cast Iron Tea Kettle Tetsubin

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Description: Japanese cast iron tea kettle (tetsubin), the body decorated with chrysanthemums and streams, marked Ryuseido, the lid with a chrysanthemum bud shaped finial, overall: 10"h x 6"dia

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Chinese Wood Stand with Scroll Accents

Lot 4045: Chinese Wood Stand with Scroll Accents

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Description: Chinese wooden stand, with a scroll form asymmetrical top above the sides with undulating folds to the interior, 4.75"h

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Four Chinese Brush Holder, Washer, Cup

Lot 4046: Four Chinese Brush Holder, Washer, Cup

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Description: (lot of 4) Group of various Chinese wooden items: wooden brush pot; a burlwood cup; one root wood brush washer, together with a Japanese wood stamp carved with a character 'valley' and 'above' on the side, brush holder: 4.75"h

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Three Chinese Wood Brush Pots

Lot 4047: Three Chinese Wood Brush Pots

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese wooden brush pots, each of cylindrical form with a slight waist and thick walls, 5.5"h

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Chinese Porcelain Jar in Famille Verte

Lot 4048: Chinese Porcelain Jar in Famille Verte

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Description: Chinese famille verte enameled porcelain jar, Qing dynasty, featuring three beauties and a large group of children playing in a garden, the domed lid decorated en suite (lid repaired, hairline crack and chip to the jar), overall: 14.5"h

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Assortment of Chinese Wood Stands

Lot 4049: Assortment of Chinese Wood Stands

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Description: (lot of 14) Group of Chinese wooden stands, including carved circular bases, a bowl stand, a small rack, and a plastic rectangular plinth, largest: 9.25"w; Provenance: Deaccessioned from David Winton Bell Gallery-Brown University, Providence, RI

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