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June 14th Fine Art & Antique Auction

by Clars Auction Gallery


897 lots with images

June 14, 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 Bronze Lama

Lot 1: Himalayan Bronze Lama

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Description: Himalayan patinated bronze Buddhist sculpture, of a seated lama with hands in dharmachakra mudra and holding lotus sprigs issuing book and sword, raised on a lotus pedestal and with a mark to the underside, accented with gilt, pigment and a cold gold face, 9"h; Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Chinese Bronze Buddha

Lot 2: Chinese Bronze Buddha

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Description: Chinese bronze sculpture of a Buddha, in tendril patterned monastic robe seated on a lotus pedestal and holding a bowl, 8.25"h

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Himalayan Bronze Buddhist Wrathful Deity

Lot 3: Himalayan Bronze Buddhist Wrathful Deity

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Description: Himalayan bronze Buddhist sculpture, of a wrathful three eyed and eight arm deity holding various attributes, stepping onto two figures on the ground, framed by a removable mandorla accented in red, 11.5"h; Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Chinese Ox-blood Glazed Bowl

Lot 4: Chinese Ox-blood Glazed Bowl

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Description: Chinese ox-blood glazed porcelain bowl, coated with muted red glaze thinning to gray-white at the rim, with an underglaze blue fish to interior, base with apocryphal Kangxi mark, 2.5"

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Chinese Ox Blood Glaze Pear Shaped Vase

Lot 5: Chinese Ox Blood Glaze Pear Shaped Vase

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Description: Chinese ox blood glazed porcelain vase, with a trumpet neck and a pear shaped body, the base impressed with an apocryphal Yongzheng mark, 14.25"h

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Chinese Flambe Glazed Porcelain Vase

Lot 6: Chinese Flambe Glazed Porcelain Vase

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Description: Chinese flambe glazed porcelain vase, the tapering melon shaped body coated with a dark red glaze mottled with purple-blue streaks, raised on a splayed foot with a brown glaze recessed base, 7.25"h

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Chinese Flambe Glazed Gu Form Vase

Lot 7: Chinese Flambe Glazed Gu Form Vase

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Description: Chinese flambe glazed gu form porcelain vase, with a mottled red glaze and heightened with flanges, the interior with turquoise glaze, 7"h

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Two Chinese Porcelain Vessels

Lot 8: Two Chinese Porcelain Vessels

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese small ox blood stick neck vase, coated with muted red glaze mottled with dark brown hue, raised on a ring foot, 3.75"h, together with a spot flambe glazed jar, with red-brownish spot over the white ground, 4"h

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Two Chinese Agate/Rose Quartz Snuff Bottles

Lot 9: Two Chinese Agate/Rose Quartz Snuff Bottles

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese agate and rose quartz snuff bottles, the first with a flattened body carved with zoomorphic handles; the second of rose quartz carved as a carp, 4"h

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Five Chinese Hongshan-style Carvings

Lot 10: Five Chinese Hongshan-style Carvings

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Description: (lot of 5) Chinese Hongshan style jade/hardstone carvings, consisting of two birds, a worm, and two heads, of various tones of green, largest: 2.75"w

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Chinese Stone Carving, Goldfish

Lot 11: Chinese Stone Carving, Goldfish

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Description: Chinese chalcedony carving, featuring a goldfish and a lotus leaf accented by a pierced basket, 2.75"w

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Four Chinese Stone Toggles

Lot 12: Four Chinese Stone Toggles

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese stone toggles, consisting of a celadon recumbent zoomorph; a russet and white carving of Zhongkui; a toad with russet spots; and an archaistic bird of sea-green hue, largest: 13"w

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Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin

Lot 13: Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin

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Description: Chinese blanc de chine figure, of Guanyin standing on rolling waves, and holding a ruyi scepter (finger damaged), 12"h

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Chinese Undergalzed Blue Porcelain Guanyin

Lot 14: Chinese Undergalzed Blue Porcelain Guanyin

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Description: Chinese undergalzed blue porcelain Guanyin, seated in a pose of royal ease holding a strand of prayer beads, the benevolent face surmounted by a diadem fronted by an Amida Buddha, 9.25"h

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Chinese Lapis Lazuli Hardstone Luohan

Lot 15: Chinese Lapis Lazuli Hardstone Luohan

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Description: Chinese lapis lazuli hardstone luohan, seated in a pose of royal ease, with a recumbent tiger turning its head to look back at his companion, fitted in a wooden base, 5"h

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Chinese Porcelain Wataer Dropper, Fish

Lot 16: Chinese Porcelain Wataer Dropper, Fish

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Description: Chinese porcelain enameled water dropper, a yellow carp supporting a green jar with its tail, 4"h

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Chinese Wood Figural Carving

Lot 17: Chinese Wood Figural Carving

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Description: Chinese wood figural carving, an old man with knees tucked and seated on the gnarled wood base, 13.5"w

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Chinese Small Jade Ruyi Scepter

Lot 18: Chinese Small Jade Ruyi Scepter

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Description: Chinese jade ruyi scepter, the gnarled lingzhi branch accented with blossoms, executed from a celadon matrix with a yellow tinge (repaired), with wood box, jade: 5.6"w

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Two Vietnamese Mother-of-pearl Boxes

Lot 19: Two Vietnamese Mother-of-pearl Boxes

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Description: (lot of 2) Vietnamese mother-of-pearl inlaid circular boxes, the rectangular box with a bird-and-flower pattern; the circular box with fisherman in landscape, 8.6"w

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Asian Mother-of-pearl Carvings

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Description: (lot of 2) Asian mother-of-pearl carvings with stands, one pierced with figures, peonies and dragons, the other with pavilion, cranes and celestial beauties, 8"w

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(lot of 2) Chinese bamboo brush washers, one in the form of a peach 4.75

Lot 21: (lot of 2) Chinese bamboo brush washers, one in the form of a peach 4.75"w

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese bamboo brush washers, one in the form of a peach 4.75"w

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Chinese Large Wood Brush Pot

Lot 22: Chinese Large Wood Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese wooden brush pot, carved with thick walls and a slightly tapering waist, 8.5"h

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Chinese Wood/Bamboo Brush Pots

Lot 23: Chinese Wood/Bamboo Brush Pots

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese bamboo and wooden brush pots, the first of cylindrical form with a long poetic colophon, followed by the name 'Lan yin ju shi'; the other of a contoured form flanked by two thin wood strips, 8"h

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Japanese Kabuki  Doll

Lot 24: Japanese Kabuki Doll

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Description: Japanese kabuki doll in traditional attire, early/mid 20th century, a lion dance actor with white hair in hakama and orange silk kimono on wooden base, overall (with base): 20"h; Provenance: Unaccessioned items from Honolulu Museum of Art, Lending Collection

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Japanese Dolls, Musicians, 19c

Lot 25: Japanese Dolls, Musicians, 19c

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Description: (lot of 3) Japanese Hina dolls, 19th century, three court musicians in traditional attire, each with a black wooden stand, tallest: 4.5"h

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Japanese Buddhist Temple Lantern from Koyasan

Lot 27: Japanese Buddhist Temple Lantern from Koyasan

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Description: Buddhist temple lantern of gilt metal, marked Kongobuji Temple and Koyasan (Buddhist Shingon sect) on the side, chrysanthemum shaped finial, lotus petal shaped roof, the door with a hook, with a kiri box 5.75"h

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Japanese Copper/Bronze Vase,  Chrysanthemum

Lot 27A: Japanese Copper/Bronze Vase, Chrysanthemum

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Description: Japanese copper/bronze vase, bulbous body with a short ring neck, etched with chrysanthemums, plum blossoms and bamboo leaves in gilt and silver color on the golden brown ground, 7.5"h

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Japanese Sentoku Copper Vases, Signed

Lot 28: Japanese Sentoku Copper Vases, Signed

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Description: (lot of 4) Japanese Sentoku copper vases, stick neck above the slender body with a short support; one bearing the signature 'Honomi/Yasumi'; another marked 45th anniversary of the company 'Chiyoda-gumi', dated Showa 36; third in the commemoration of Mitsui Bank's new branch; fourth without any marking; three with kiri boxes, largest: 11.75"h

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Japanese Vases, Etched on Metal

Lot 29: Japanese Vases, Etched on Metal

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese metal vases, short neck on angular shoulder and tapering body, etched with mountains, lakes and pagodas in gilt and silver color, tallest: 8.5"

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Japanese Enameled Cloisonne Plate

Lot 30: Japanese Enameled Cloisonne Plate

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Description: Japanese enameled cloisonne plate, center decorated with a mallard, peonies and Chinese bell flowers, surrounded by hagi plant pattern, exterior with karakusa motif in black on white ground, 10.75"dia

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Chinese Enameled Porcelain Cricket Jar

Lot 31: Chinese Enameled Porcelain Cricket Jar

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain cricket jar, with two holes on the lid, the body decorated with 'seven sages of the bamboo grove', the base with apocryphal Qianlong mark, 4"h

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Four Chinese Cloth Dolls

Lot 32: Four Chinese Cloth Dolls

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese cloth dolls, early Republic period, featuring an older and younger couple each with painted faces, 7"h

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Two Chinese Doucai Cups

Lot 33: Two Chinese Doucai Cups

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Description: Pair of Chinese doucai porcelain cups, decorated with floral reserves on a flower ground, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark, 2.75"w

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Four Chinese Porcelain Brush Pots

Lot 34: Four Chinese Porcelain Brush Pots

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese porcelain brush pots, three square brush pots, decorated with enameled landscape, flowers and birds, each with poetic colophon, the base with apocryphal 'Shende Tang zhi' mark, together with a cylindrical brush pot decorated with peonies and pheasant, the base with 'Guanyao nei zao' mark, largest: 5"h

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Chinese Rose Medallion Bowl

Lot 35: Chinese Rose Medallion Bowl

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Description: Chinese rose Canton porcelain covered bowl, decorated with beauties and scholars flanked by braided handles, the lid painted en suite and with an acorn finial (fritting to the lid), 4.8"h

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Guan-type Arrow Head Vase

Lot 36: Guan-type Arrow Head Vase

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Description: Chinese Guan-type arrow head vase, with a pair of tubular flanking the cylindrical neck above the low slung body which is raised on a short foot, 6.25"h

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Ge-type Double Gourd Vase

Lot 37: Ge-type Double Gourd Vase

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Description: Chinese Ge-type double gourd vase, the greyish body heightened with 'golden floss and iron threads', raised on a short ring foot, 5.5"h

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Group of Chinese Wood Stands

Lot 37A: Group of Chinese Wood Stands

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Description: (lot of 25) Box of Chinese wood stands, of various form and sizes, including bases and plate stands, largest: 9"w

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Two Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Jars

Lot 38: Two Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Jars

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain covered jars, decorated with floral tendrils; one with the Three Star Immortals standing under a tree, 7.8"h

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Chinese Hardstone and Wood Scepter

Lot 39: Chinese Hardstone and Wood Scepter

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Description: Chinese wood ruyi scepter with hardstone plaques, the white plaques carved with bats and chilong (damaged), 21.5"w

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Chinese Black Porcelain Bowl

Lot 40: Chinese Black Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Chinese black glazed porcelain bowl, with a shallow body and slightly flared rim, the recessed base marked 'Chang feng xuan zhen wang qi' within blue double rings, 9"w

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Pair Chinese Duck Form Vessels

Lot 41: Pair Chinese Duck Form Vessels

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Description: Pair of Chinese glaze ceramic vessels, late Qing/early Republic period, each featuring a duck supporting a lotus leaf form bowl on its back, the base marked 'China', 7.75"h

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Two Tibetan Burlwood Bowls

Lot 42: Two Tibetan Burlwood Bowls

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Description: (lot of 2) Tibetan burlwood bowl and covered vessel, the shallow bowl with a silvered liner and a band around its foot; the covered container with a compressed body and a domed lid with copper petal form mount to the top, 9.25"w; Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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Chinese Swatow Kundika/Kendi

Lot 43: Chinese Swatow Kundika/Kendi

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Description: Chinese Swatow porcelain kundika, with an everted rim to the long neck and a short spout to the compressed globular body decorated with iron red flowers and underglaze blue leaves, 8.5"h

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Chinese Rectangular Inkstone, Bamboo Scroll

Lot 44: Chinese Rectangular Inkstone, Bamboo Scroll

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Description: Chinese rectangular inkstone, in the form of a bamboo scroll with the characters 'shu hun' (spirit of the book) on the right, the left with a shaped well, the base marked, 3.125"h x 13.5"w x 7.25"d

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Chinese Mandarin Square/Folder

Lot 45: Chinese Mandarin Square/Folder

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Description: Chinese rank badge mounted on the cover of a folder, applied with a golden pheasant standing amid Daoist Treasures above a gilt couched waves, 11.75"w

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Japanese Imari Dishes

Lot 46: Japanese Imari Dishes

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Description: (lot of 4) Three Japanese Imari dishes, foliate rim decorated with chrysanthemums, pines and other motifs in various color on white ground; together with a miscellaneous turquoise ceramic plate painted with a large gilt rose in the center, largest: 9.25"w

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Three Japanese Imari Porcelain Plates

Lot 47: Three Japanese Imari Porcelain Plates

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Description: (lot of 3) Japanese Imari porcelain plates, each decorated with mythical beast or pine tree and bamboo to the center, accented by the phoenix around and floral patterns to the exterior, 8.75"dia

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Japanese Kutani Plates,19 c

Lot 48: Japanese Kutani Plates,19 c

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Description: (lot of 12) Japanese Kutani lobed plates, 19th century, centered with floral design in blue and white, surrounding reserves with butterflies, cranes and flowers in three varied designs, exterior with various decoration in cobalt blue, approx. 8.5" dia

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Chinese Cloisonne Enameled Camel

Lot 49: Chinese Cloisonne Enameled Camel

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Description: Chinese cloisonne enameled camel, with phoenix and dragon patterns on a white ground, carrying beast form luggage, 18"h; Provenance: From the estate of Edward Gerber

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