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February 15th Fine Art & Antique Auction

by Clars Auction Gallery


795 lots with images

February 15, 2014

Live Auction

5644 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA, 94609 USA

Phone: 1-510-428-0100

Fax: 1-510-658-9917

Email: info@clars.com

795 Lots
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Chinese Shiwan Figure, Tang Style Ewer and Tazza

Lot 1: Chinese Shiwan Figure, Tang Style Ewer and Tazza

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Description: (lot of 4) Two Chinese enameled ceramic Shiwan women, 19th century; Tang style three-color glazed wine ewer with short spout and curved handle; and a tazza, largest (ewer): 3.75"h x 5"w

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Chinese Carved Bamboo Segment, Landscape

Lot 2: Chinese Carved Bamboo Segment, Landscape

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Description: Chinese bamboo carving, the lower section carved with a fisherman in a boat, with a railed pathway heading toward a viewing pavilion at the top, 10.75"h

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Chinese Bamboo Wrist Rest

Lot 3: Chinese Bamboo Wrist Rest

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Description: Chinese bamboo wrist rest, depicting Song scholar Su Shi holding onto a staff, the upper incised with a colophon, 10.75"w

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Chinese Bamboo Brush Pot, Horse

Lot 4: Chinese Bamboo Brush Pot, Horse

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Description: Chinese cylindrical bamboo brush pot, low relief carved with a man pouring feed into a trough for two horses, raised on three short supports, 7.25"h

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Chinese Jade Ruyi Scepter

Lot 5: Chinese Jade Ruyi Scepter

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Description: Chinese spinach jade ruyi scepter, the flat slab with low relief carved small lingzhi sprigs accenting the gnarled branch, with a fitted wood stand (scepter repair), jade: 8.75"w

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Chinese Archaistic Stone Vessel

Lot 6: Chinese Archaistic Stone Vessel

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Description: Chinese hardstone archaistic ritual vessel, the lid in the form of a horned zoomorph with a long tail, above the rectangular lower section carved with taotie masks, with stand, 7"w

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Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottle, Xiaoxia

Lot 7: Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottle, Xiaoxia

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Description: Chinese inside painted glass snuff bottle, featuring a scholar seated in front of a plantain, the upper left with inscription, cyclical date binyin (1926), reverse with the name 'Xiaoxia' beside a beauty seated on a chair, 3"h

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Two Chinese Jade Zoomorphs

Lot 8: Two Chinese Jade Zoomorphs

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese jade zoomorphs, each of a recumbent mythical beast with one clasping a lingzhi sprig, the celadon matrix with russet patches, 3"w

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Two Chinese Jade/Hardstone Toggles

Lot 9: Two Chinese Jade/Hardstone Toggles

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese jade/hardstone toggles, one of tear drop form pierced with a flower; the other reticulated with the character fu, 2.25"h

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Chinese Jade Roundel, Bird

Lot 10: Chinese Jade Roundel, Bird

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Description: Chinese jade medallion, pierced with a bird on a rock amid flowers, the square frame accented by bats and lingzhi, 2"w

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Chinese Mottled Grey Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 11: Chinese Mottled Grey Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese grey and black jade snuff bottle, in the form of a gnarled trunk, incised with four seal script characters, 2.75"h

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Three Chinese Jade Phoenix and Cups

Lot 12: Three Chinese Jade Phoenix and Cups

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese jade carvings, consisting of a pair of miniature cups with dragon form handles, 1"h; together with a phoenix with a long up turned tail, the matrix of mottled dark matrix, with wood stand, overall: 7.75"h. Provenance: Estate of William H. Crocker, San Francisco & Burlingame, by descent to the current owner, sold to benefit a California non-profit

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Chinese Red Enameled Cups, Lotus

Lot 13: Chinese Red Enameled Cups, Lotus

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese coral enameled small porcelain cups, each decorated with lotus issuing from scrolling tendrils, the recessed base with undgerglaze blue apocryphal Yongzheng mark, 3.125"w

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Chinese Cloisonne Crane Form Candle Prickets

Lot 14: Chinese Cloisonne Crane Form Candle Prickets

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Description: Pair of Chinese cloisonne enameled candle prickets, of a pair of cranes each standing on a xuanwu (black tortoise) and clasping a pricket in mouth (one lacking pricket), largest: 13"h

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Chinese Archaistic Jue Cup

Lot 15: Chinese Archaistic Jue Cup

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Description: Chinese gilt bronze archaistic jue cup, the body decorated with a pair of taotie masks, 6.25"h

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Two Chinese Guan-type Vases

Lot 16: Two Chinese Guan-type Vases

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese Guan-type ceramic vases, the first of flattened hu form arrow vase raised on a tapering foot, hu vase: 5.5"h; the second of gu form with brown dressing the rim and foot, gu vase: 4"h

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Chinese Guan-style Faceted Vase

Lot 17: Chinese Guan-style Faceted Vase

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Description: Chinese Guan type stoneware vase, the cylindrical neck with elephant form handles above a faceted body, raised on a splayed base, 5.5"h

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Chinese Longquan Dish, Song Dynasty

Lot 18: Chinese Longquan Dish, Song Dynasty

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Description: Chinese Longquan ceramic dish, Song dynasty, celadon glazed with a foliate rim, 4.75"d

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Chinese Guan-style Covered Censer

Lot 19: Chinese Guan-style Covered Censer

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Description: Chinese Guan-type stoneware covered censer, with a compressed globular body and raised on short tapering supports, with a domed lid with ruyi form openings, 3.75"w

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Group of Chinese Peking Glass Bowls

Lot 20: Group of Chinese Peking Glass Bowls

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Description: (lot of 11) Chinese Peking glass bowls, four yellow bowls with blossoms; six yellow overlay white bowls with birds and flowers; one of red overlay on white featuring a songbird on a branch, largest: 7"w

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Chinese Peking Glass Vase, Inside Painted

Lot 21: Chinese Peking Glass Vase, Inside Painted

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Description: Chinese Peking glass vase, early 20th century, pale green stick neck above a rounded body, inside painted with white clouds and a dragon, 9.5"h

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Chinese Blue Peking Glass Bowls, 19c

Lot 22: Chinese Blue Peking Glass Bowls, 19c

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese Peking glass cobalt blue bowls, 19th century, of inverted bell form raised on a ground edge foot, largest: 9"d

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Chinese Peking Glass Charger, 19c

Lot 23: Chinese Peking Glass Charger, 19c

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Description: Chinese cobalt blue Peking glass charger, 19th century, with a wide everted rim, 14.25"d

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Japanese Ceramic Vase, Hagi Ware

Lot 24: Japanese Ceramic Vase, Hagi Ware

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Description: Japanese Hagi ware ceramic vase, 20th century, gray crackle glaze with two lug handles and pink blush, marked with a seal on the base, 8.75"h

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Japanese 19c Porcelain,Kyo-Satsuma, Imari,  Old Ao-Kutani

Lot 25: Japanese 19c Porcelain,Kyo-Satsuma, Imari, Old Ao-Kutani

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Description: (lot of 4) Group of Japanese ceramics: three 19th century pieces including a Kyo-Satsuma mille fleur box; old Ao-Kutani lobed dish and an Imari covered bowl; together with a square dish depicting Dutchmen, Fukagawa mark on the recessed base, longest: 8"l

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Japanese Sake Cups by Various Ceramicists

Lot 26: Japanese Sake Cups by Various Ceramicists

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Description: (lot of 10) Japanese sake cups: set of sake cups, fired at six famous kilns; three sake cups by Ohi Toshio (Japanese, b. 1958), signed and sealed, largest: 4.5"h x 5.75"l

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Japanese  Karatsu and Ki-Seto Ware

Lot 27: Japanese Karatsu and Ki-Seto Ware

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Description: (lot of 6) Japanese ceramics: set of five Karatsu Nanban plum blossom shape bowls in a kiri box, with signature and seal; Tamaoki Yasuo (Japanese, b.1941), Ki-Seto glazed large rectangle plate, in a kiri box, with signature and seal, plate: 12.75" x 12"

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Japanese Kutani Porcelain Bowl, Samurai

Lot 28: Japanese Kutani Porcelain Bowl, Samurai

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Description: Japanese Kutani porcelain bowl, the interior depicting a samurai with a bow and arrow and his attendant, the exterior with plants and butterflies, the recessed base marked 'Ju Kutani Ide Sei', 3.25"h x 10.5"dia,

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Chinese Porcelain Pillow, Porcelain/Silver Box, Parrot 19c

Lot 29: Chinese Porcelain Pillow, Porcelain/Silver Box, Parrot 19c

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese ceramic items: a porcelain pillow in the form of a baby boy, base marked Tang Yucheng; a green glazed porcelain parrot, 19th century; porcelain and silver box, 20th century, depicting a woman and three boys playing outdoor, constructed from a porcelain fragment, largest (pillow): 6"h x 9"l x 5"d

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Six Asian/Chinese Ceramic Items

Lot 30: Six Asian/Chinese Ceramic Items

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Description: (lot of 6) Asian and Chinese ceramic items: a small wucai tripod censer, a famille rose porcelain brush coupe, a dark celadon cup, a blue glazed stoneware cup, a celadon glazed porcelain palette melon form dish, and a red stick neck miniature vase; tallest: 3.5"h

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Chinese Yixing Tea Pot

Lot 31: Chinese Yixing Tea Pot

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Description: Chinese zisha ceramic tea pot, the compressed body incised with orchids and reversed by a colophon, the base marked 'Chen Shunhua zhi', with a fitted lid marked Shunhua to the interior, overall: 6"w

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Chinese Blue and White Warming Dish

Lot 32: Chinese Blue and White Warming Dish

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Description: Chinese export blue and white porcelain warming dish, the shallow well decorated with a lakeside landscape with boats and pavilions, flanked on a short spout (chips and repaired) 10.25"w

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Chinese Underglazed Blue Ming Plate

Lot 33: Chinese Underglazed Blue Ming Plate

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Description: Chinese blue and white trade ware dish, late Ming dynasty, with underglaze blue fu lions playing with balls in the center, 8"d

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Three Chinese Circular Porcelain Plaques

Lot 34: Three Chinese Circular Porcelain Plaques

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese enameled porcelain circular plaques, one depicting a villas in front of majestic mountains; one of a beauty carrying a flower basket; another with a scholar watching two beauties playing chess, 10"w

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Chinese Pottery, Tang/Yuan

Lot 35: Chinese Pottery, Tang/Yuan

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Description: (lot of 5) Chinese ceramic figures and pot: Tang dynasty molded pottery dog; Han style woman with red pigment accents; Yangshao culture Banpo pot with two handles; two Cizhou molded ceramic figures, Yuan Dynasty, largest: 5.25"h x 6"d

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Chinese Ceramic Bowls and Jar

Lot 36: Chinese Ceramic Bowls and Jar

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Description: (lot of 3) Group of Chinese ceramics, Ming/Qing dynasty, consisting of an underglaze blue decorated shallow bowl; an octagonal footed bowl enameled with flowers and zoomorphs; together with a jar decorated with orange lions amid scrolling tendrils, 7.5"h

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Seven Chinese Porcelain Plaques

Lot 37: Seven Chinese Porcelain Plaques

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Description: (lot of 7) Group of Chinese porcelain plaques, one decorated with red prunus; one of fan shape with a crane; a vase form featuring Magu; a gateway form with stylized lotus blossom; two rectangular plaques depicting beauties with flowers; together with one painted with a female and male immortal, the left inscribed, 8"w x 5"h

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Chinese Porcelain Budai and Children

Lot 38: Chinese Porcelain Budai and Children

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Description: Chinese polychrome enameled porcelain Budai, seated in royal ease holding a sack and prayer beads, accompanied by five joyous children, the base marked 'Fujian Huiguan', 10"h

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Box of Chinese Wood Stands, Assorted Style and Size:

Lot 39: Box of Chinese Wood Stands, Assorted Style and Size:

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Description: (lot of 55) Box of Chinese wood stands, of assorted style and size: eleven L-shaped plate stands; twenty-two footed circular and one oblong stands; twenty-one circular stands, tallest: 14"h

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Chinese Wire Inlaid Metal Jar

Lot 40: Chinese Wire Inlaid Metal Jar

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Description: Chinese wire inlaid metal covered jar, with a splayed neck and compressed body with wire inlaid stylized dragons and mounted with a chain handle, together with a lid of splayed form surmounted by three triangular finials, overall: 7"h

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Japanese Bronze/Copper  Plate

Lot 41: Japanese Bronze/Copper Plate

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Description: Japanese bronze and copper plate, with an immortal standing by bamboo with a pair of cranes, with a foot ring, brass rim, 8.75" dia

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Japanese Bronze Lobed Censer

Lot 41A: Japanese Bronze Lobed Censer

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Description: Japanese bronze censer, 19th century, lobed body on four supports, handles, body decorated with cranes, pines, a Japanese warbler on plum blossom branch, 3"h x 8"l

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Chinese/Mongolian Chopstick Sets

Lot 42: Chinese/Mongolian Chopstick Sets

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese traveling utensil set, consisting of a pair of chopsticks and a knife, the cloisonne sheath decorated with Daoist treasures and flowers; together with a Mongolian set with a wooden sheath mounted with repousse fitting, accented by inlay, 11.75"w

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Burmese Bronze Bird Opium Weights, 19c.

Lot 43: Burmese Bronze Bird Opium Weights, 19c.

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Description: (lot of 19) Burmese bronze bird opium weights, of graduated sizes, largest: 2.25"h; Provenance: Borisoothi Antiques, Chiangmai, Thailand

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South/Southeast Asian Metal Sculptures

Lot 44: South/Southeast Asian Metal Sculptures

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Description: (lot of 8) Group of South and Southeast Asian metal figures, consisting of two Ganesha, one Krishna, one Shiva, one seated monk with alms bowl, one dragon, one Buddha head and a Khmer style standing figure, largest: 15"h

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Tibetan Buddhist Chopper, Metal Plaque, Thai Bronze Buddha

Lot 45: Tibetan Buddhist Chopper, Metal Plaque, Thai Bronze Buddha

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Description: (lot of 4) Tibetan Buddhist chopper with vajra handle, 19th/20th century, bronze with iron blade; Tibetan/Nepalese polychrome repousse metal plaque depicting a Buddhist demon; Thai Ayutthaya style bronze crowned Buddha head mounted on wood plinth, largest (Buddha): 9"h x 14"w

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Burmese and Thai Lacquered Bowls, 19c

Lot 46: Burmese and Thai Lacquered Bowls, 19c

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Description: (lot of 5) Three Burmese black lacquered carved wood covered bowls with handles, 19th century, red interior and of various sizes; two lacquered bowls, one Burmese decorated on black ground, and one Thai with gold and red decoration, largest: 5"h x 11"d

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Indonesian Textile Panels, 19c

Lot 47: Indonesian Textile Panels, 19c

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Description: (lot of 3) Indonesian Wayang Kulit textile panels, 19th century, painted with narrative scenes, one long and two shorter fragments, 8.5"h

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Tibetan Scroll Container, 19c.

Lot 47A: Tibetan Scroll Container, 19c.

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Description: Tibetan scroll container, 19th century, the mixed metal cylinder decorated with Tibetan writing, figures in silver metal and stone cabochon, 13"l

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Japanese Lacquered Boxes and Bowls

Lot 48: Japanese Lacquered Boxes and Bowls

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Description: (lot of 8) Group of Japanese lacquered items: vermilion lacquered carved writing box with two inserts, 19th century; three black lacquered boxes: one with plum blossoms, one with bamboo and bird inlaid in mother-of-pearl; the other with cherry blossoms/ivy leaves; two bowls, one vermilion and the other black; one cup with red rim and saucer, writing box: 10"h x 8.25"w

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