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Auction Description for Clars: August 9th Fine Art & Antique Auction
Viewing Notes:
Friday August 8th 1pm to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday the 9th & 10th beginning at 9am.

August 9th Fine Art & Antique Auction

(867 Lots)

by Clars Auction Gallery


867 lots with images

August 9, 2014

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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Himalayan Buddhist Figure

Lot 1: Himalayan Buddhist Figure

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Description: Himalayan copper alloy Buddhist sculpture, with a wrathful deity holding a conch shell seated on a mythical beast, heightened with turquoise colored inlay, 10.5"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Sino-Tibetan Bronze Yamantaka Father-Mother

Lot 2: Sino-Tibetan Bronze Yamantaka Father-Mother

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Description: Himalayan patinated bronze Yamantaka Vajrabhairava yab-yum, the buffalo headed deity with eight additional heads, 34 arms and 16 legs, holding on to his shakti, standing above a lotus pedestal with animals and figures, 9.25"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Three Asian Silvered Vessels

Lot 3: Three Asian Silvered Vessels

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Description: (lot of 3) Asian silvered metal vessels, consisting of a bowl stand of petal form with repousse Eight Daoist Treasures, the tall foot decorated with lotus; a tiered lid with treasures in reserve on a floral ground; together with a Southeast Asian footed cup, with ornate beading to the cup raised on a tall petal form base, 6"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Himalayan Bronze Guru Dragmar Phurba

Lot 4: Himalayan Bronze Guru Dragmar Phurba

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Description: Himalayan gilt bronze phurba emanation of Padmasambhava as Guru Dragmar, the winged wrathful deity with a vajra and noose in hand, the ritual dagger raised on a separate lotus pedestal with a reclining body, overall: 12.5"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Asian Small Gilt Bronze Vase

Lot 5: Asian Small Gilt Bronze Vase

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Description: Asian gilt bronze small vase, of elongated meiping form below a rolled rim, 4.5"

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Chinese Northern Wei Style Buddha

Lot 6: Chinese Northern Wei Style Buddha

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Description: Chinese Northern Wei style bronze Buddha, standing with hand in abhaya and varada mudra, backed by a mandorla with a floral medallion accented by apsara, the back with an inscription, 11"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Chinese Filigree Lions

Lot 7: Chinese Filigree Lions

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Description: Pair of Chinese gilt silver filigree lions, each with enameled colors to the head and tail, 3.75"

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Chinese Jade Boulder

Lot 8: Chinese Jade Boulder

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Description: Chinese uncarved jade slab, with dark brown skin and gray-green patches, 7.5"w

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Chinese Soapstone Seals

Lot 9: Chinese Soapstone Seals

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese soapstone seals, featuring two of the Eight Daoist Immortals, Quan Zhongli and Lan Caihe each mounted on a beast, the mottled red plinth incised with gilt heightened landscape, 3.75"h

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Chinese Hardstone Cong

Lot 10: Chinese Hardstone Cong

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Description: Chinese hardstone cong, of tapering form decorated with mythical birds to each section, 5"h

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Chinese Smoky Quartz Libation Cup

Lot 11: Chinese Smoky Quartz Libation Cup

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Description: Chinese smoky quartz libation cup, of flattened form flanked by a pair with chilong handles, the base encircled by a lotus petal, 5.125"w

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Chinese Jade Horse

Lot 12: Chinese Jade Horse

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Description: Chinese carved jade/hardstone horse, clasping a string of coins and with a gold ingot in mouth, 4"w

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Chinese  Carved Hardstone Ax

Lot 13: Chinese Carved Hardstone Ax

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Description: Chinese hardstone ax, with cloud and thunder patterns to the surface and mythical beast on top, ax: 7.25"h, overall (with stand): 7.75"h

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Chinese Wood Bead Bracelets/Budai

Lot 14: Chinese Wood Bead Bracelets/Budai

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese wooden prayer bead necklace, together with a bead bracelet with thirteen large spherical beads; together with a Budai holding a lingzhi sprig on his shoulder, largest: 15.5"l

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Chinese Jade Plaque, Immortal

Lot 15: Chinese Jade Plaque, Immortal

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Description: Chinese jade plaque, one side featuring an immortal accompanied by an attendant carrying a standard along with a deer, reversed with a twelve character colophon, 2.25"h

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Chinese Stone Snuff Bottles

Lot 16: Chinese Stone Snuff Bottles

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese jade/hardstone snuff bottles, one with a scholar sitting under the pine tree, the other with a flower and birds on each side, 2.5"h

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Chinese Jade Carved Plaque

Lot 17: Chinese Jade Carved Plaque

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Description: Chinese jade plaque of huang form, carved with a pair of phoenix in pursuit of a jewel, reversed with a scroll pattern executed from a pale celadon matrix, 3.125"w

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Chinese Amethyst Budai

Lot 18: Chinese Amethyst Budai

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Description: Chinese amethyst Budai, seated in royal ease, holding a string of prayer beads in one hand, 5.25"h

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Chinese Blue Court-Style Necklace/Chaozhu

Lot 19: Chinese Blue Court-Style Necklace/Chaozhu

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Description: Chinese court style necklace (chaozhu), comprised of 108 spherical light blue quartz beads, spaced with four larger pink quartz beads, and three strands of small pink beads each suspending a rutilated quartz drop pendant, 37.5"l

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Chinese Celadon Porcelain Censer

Lot 20: Chinese Celadon Porcelain Censer

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Description: Chinese celadon porcelain dragon form censer, the compressed body raised on four supports, the domed lid shaped as a dragon head, 8"h (broken piece in office).

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Chinese Cinnabar Rectangular Box

Lot 21: Chinese Cinnabar Rectangular Box

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Description: Chinese cinnabar lacquered rectangular box, featuring a meandering five-claw dragon in pursuit of a jewel amid clouds on a wave ground, the sides with flowers and the base decorated with a diaper pattern centered with an apocryphal Qianlong marked plaque, 5.5"w

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Chinese Crackle Glaze Figure

Lot 22: Chinese Crackle Glaze Figure

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Description: Chinese crackle glazed ceramic seated figure, with a serene face and with a cowl over the head, the folds of the loose robe drape over the folded legs, with stand, figure: 6.125"h

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Chinese Hardstone Carvings, Flower/Budai/Box

Lot 23: Chinese Hardstone Carvings, Flower/Budai/Box

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese decorative items; two hardstone carvings, one of flowers in pot and the other of Budai with a crane and child; together with a wooden jewelry box with a hardstone insert in the center of the lid, with the lock and key, largest: 7"h

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Chinese Soapstone Seal, Lotus

Lot 24: Chinese Soapstone Seal, Lotus

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Description: Chinese soapstone seal, the rectangular plinth with a child, reversed by a lotus issuing from a pond, the honey colored matrix with dark striations, 3.5"h x 1.5"sq

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Chinese Ox Blood Pear Shaped Vase

Lot 25: Chinese Ox Blood Pear Shaped Vase

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Description: Chinese ox blood glazed porcelain stick neck vase, with a cylindrical neck and a pear shaped body, raised on short splayed foot, 13"h

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Japanese Patinated Bronze Okimono

Lot 26: Japanese Patinated Bronze Okimono

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Description: Japanese patinated bronze farmer in traditional attire, barefoot and smiling, holding a bundle of daikon, tobacco and kiseru pouch hanging on his side, 12"h

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Japanese Bronze Usubata and Vase

Lot 27: Japanese Bronze Usubata and Vase

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese patinated bronze usubata (ikebana vase) with bulbous body on tripod, seal mark on the base; and a vase with a molded dragon around the neck, two removable figures of scholars on sides, largest: 6.5"h x 9.25"dia

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Japanese Kyoto Satsuma Bowl

Lot 28: Japanese Kyoto Satsuma Bowl

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Description: Japanese Kyoto Satsuma bowl, both interior and exterior decorated with chrysanthemums in gilt and color, recessed base marked 'Senzan', 3.25"h x 6"dia

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Kakiemon-style Porcelain Dish

Lot 29: Kakiemon-style Porcelain Dish

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Description: Kakiemon style porcelain dish with lobed rim, decorated with pomegranates and various flowers including plum blossoms on white ground in kakiemon palette, 7.25"dia

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Japanese Imari Bowl, 19c

Lot 30: Japanese Imari Bowl, 19c

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Description: Japanese Imari porcelain lidded bowl, Meiji period, the exterior with flowers and scenery in gilt and enamel, the interior in blue and white, 3.25"h x 4"dia

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Japanese Lacqyered Trays, dragons

Lot 30A: Japanese Lacqyered Trays, dragons

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese lacquered trays, decorated with dragons, clouds and flaming pearls in gilt and red on black ground, largest: 12.25"l x 6.75"w x 0.75"d

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Japanese Satsuma Vase

Lot 31: Japanese Satsuma Vase

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Description: Japanese Satusma ceramic vase, one side painted with several samurai meeting at night, the other with four young students and a teacher in traditional attire, 7"h

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Japanese/Chinese Chargers, Kutani

Lot 32: Japanese/Chinese Chargers, Kutani

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Description: (lot of 2) Asian blue and white porcelain chargers, a Chinese plate with various flowers in petal form panels; the Japanese one with scenery and writings in reserves, marked 'Kutani Kiraku' on the recessed base, largest: 11.5"dia

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Chinese Bone Carvings of Immortals

Lot 33: Chinese Bone Carvings of Immortals

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese bone carvings of two immortals: Tieguai Li holding a staff and a double gourd along with Han Zhongli with a fan, each on wooden stand, tallest overall: 8.5"h. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Chinese Rectangular Ceramic Brush Washer

Lot 34: Chinese Rectangular Ceramic Brush Washer

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Description: Chinese glazed ceramic brush washer, of rectangular form coated with a grey-celadon glaze to the exterior, stamped 'China' to the base, the interior of a turquoise glaze, 6.8"w

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Chinese Album, after Wang Hui, Fishing Village

Lot 35: Chinese Album, after Wang Hui, Fishing Village

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Description: After Wang Hui (Chinese, 1632-1717), Album: Fishing Village, ink and color on paper, featuring a continuous landscape in nine double pages, the last page titled, with cyclical date and bearing signature Wang Hui, with one seal, cover: 10.25"h x 6.5"w

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Three Chinese Porcelain Bowls and Dish

Lot 36: Three Chinese Porcelain Bowls and Dish

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese enameled porcelain bowls and a dish, featuring red plum blossoms, the recessed base with a Shendetang mark (hairline cracks), 5.5"w

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Chinese Porcelain Cup/Saucer

Lot 37: Chinese Porcelain Cup/Saucer

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain cup and saucer, the covered tea cup painted with quasi-historical figures alternated by text, the saucer similarly decorated, the base marked 'Cangchunting sanbao zao' (hairline cracks to the saucer), 5.5"w

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Chinese Porcelain Ewer and Bowl

Lot 38: Chinese Porcelain Ewer and Bowl

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese porcelain ewer and bowl, each enameled with the Eight Daoist Treasures on a coral ground, the base of the bowl with a Tongzhi mark, ewer: 4.25"h

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Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Vase

Lot 39: Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Vase

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Description: Chinese blue and white porcelain vase, with mirror image of flowers and a beauty in reserves alternated by bird and flower panels, with flower patterns to the rim, the base with apocryphal Kangxi mark, 7.25"h

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Chinese Porcelain Fu Lions/Cups

Lot 40: Chinese Porcelain Fu Lions/Cups

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese porcelain fu lions and cups, a pair of yellow fu lions perching on the stands; together with two enamel porcelain cups decorated with flowers and treasures, largest: 6"h

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Two Chinese Turquoise Porcelain Lions

Lot 41: Two Chinese Turquoise Porcelain Lions

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Description: Pair of Chinese turquoise glazed porcelain lions, standing on all fours and with head slightly tilted to the side, lion: 9.5"h, overall (with stand): 11.25"h

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Chinese Powder Blue Bowl/ Brush Washer

Lot 42: Chinese Powder Blue Bowl/ Brush Washer

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese powder blue porcelain bowl and brush washer, bowl with Guangxu mark, largest: 6.75"w

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Box of Chinese Wood Stands

Lot 43: Box of Chinese Wood Stands

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Description: (lot of 32) Box of Chinese wood stands, of various form including plate stands, footed stands and a base with lotus, largest: 11"w

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Chinese Root Wood Carving/Burlwood Stand

Lot 44: Chinese Root Wood Carving/Burlwood Stand

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese root wood carving and burlwood stand, featuring a zoomorph standing under the tree, 16"h

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Chinese Bamboo Brush Pot, Scholars

Lot 45: Chinese Bamboo Brush Pot, Scholars

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Description: Chinese bamboo brush pot, carved with scholars gathering to view a scroll and another group playing chess, 7.125"h

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Chinese Wood Root Vase

Lot 46: Chinese Wood Root Vase

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Description: Chinese wood root vase, with a trumpet neck and a bulbous center, above a splayed base, 16.25"h

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Chinese Soapstone Carving, Luohan

Lot 47: Chinese Soapstone Carving, Luohan

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Description: Chinese soapstone carving, of a luohan holding a jewel in hand, seated in front of a censer and a pine tree, 11.5"h

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Chinese Inkstone Slab

Lot 48: Chinese Inkstone Slab

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Description: Chinese inkstone slab, the rectangular block of a dark brown hue with light bands, with wood box, inkstone: 8"h x 5"w x 1.75"d. Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Chinese Inkstone, Bird and Flower

Lot 49: Chinese Inkstone, Bird and Flower

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Description: Chinese carved inkstone, the upper section with bird-and-flower in relief, the brown matrix mottled by tan and green patches, 7.25"l

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