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Auction Description for Clars: August 11th Fine Art & Antique Auction
Viewing Notes:
Friday August 9th 1pm to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday August 10th & 11th beginning at 9am.

August 11th Fine Art & Antique Auction

(652 Lots)

by Clars Auction Gallery


652 lots with images

August 11, 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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Bohemian cobalt cut to clear decanter set

Lot 2000: Bohemian cobalt cut to clear decanter set

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Description: (lot of 8) Bohemian cobalt cut to clear decanter set, consisting of a decanter having a grape and leaf decorated body with a faceted stopper, and (6) wines all with conforming accents, together with a round lidded box with cut stars. Overall: decanter 14.5"h, wines 8.5"h, box 2.5"h x 4.75 dia.

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Art glass vase

Lot 2001: Art glass vase

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Description: Iridescent art glass vase, the shouldered form executed in iridescent glass with cobalt to peacock swirls continuing from the shoulder, marked with an etched illegible signature, dated '93, and having a broken pontil, 9"h x 4"w

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Steuben gold aurene on calcite center bowl

Lot 2002: Steuben gold aurene on calcite center bowl

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Description: Steuben 'Gold Aurene' on calcite center bowl, having a curved wide rim in gold aurene with an onion skin border, on a milk glass exterior, unmarked, 3"h x 12"w

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Steuben gold aurene on calcite low bowls

Lot 2003: Steuben gold aurene on calcite low bowls

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Description: (lot of 5) Steuben Gold Aurene on calcite low bowls, each having iridescent gold interiors with a wide rim on milk glass exteriors, 6.5"w

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Mark Cantor art glass vases in the Arts and Crafts taste

Lot 2004: Mark Cantor art glass vases in the Arts and Crafts taste

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Description: (lot of 3) Mark Cantor iridescent art glass vases, executed in the Arts and Crafts taste, each having muted autumnal hand blown glass bodies, consisting of a gold vase with sable swirl, an iridescent sage vase with rows of geometric shapes, and a swirled dusk green example with iridescent blue interior and pinched sides, all with broken pontil marks and signed 'Cantor', tallest: 6.75"h.

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Murano frame

Lot 2005: Murano frame

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Description: Murano frame, executed in clear glass with rope twist molded borders and flower head accents, retains Murano label, 11"h x 9.5"w.

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A pair of  Lalique, France crystal swans

Lot 2006: A pair of Lalique, France crystal swans

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Description: (lot of 2) Lalique, France crystal figural sculptures in the forms of two swans, one with head up and the other with head down, executed in frosted and cut to clear crystal, each rests on an oval mirror with frosted embellishment, marked 'Lalique France', swans 10" h x 12"l; mirrors 16"w x 25"l

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R. Lalique

Lot 2007: R. Lalique "Pinsons" place card holders

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Description: (lot of 10) R. Lalique "Pinsons" place card holders, executed in clear and frosted glass, each accented with a pair of low relief birds, having engraved mark, 'R. Lalique H. 3501.', each 1.5"h x 2"w

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Moser vase in the Asian style

Lot 2008: Moser vase in the Asian style

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Description: (lot of 8) Bohemian glass group, consisting of a Moser baluster form vase decorated in the Asian taste, executed in black glass with gilt cranes and ducks, marked 'Moser', 5.5"h x 3.5"w, together with seven Bohemian glass table articles including 3 spa glasses, a pitcher, a toothpick holder,and a red spa glass, each having gilt accents, and a handled mug, largest 7"h

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Napoleon III style clock with garniture

Lot 2010: Napoleon III style clock with garniture

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Description: (lot of 3) Napoleon III style clock with garniture, the monumental clock with urn finial and gilt metal acanthus medallion surmounting the round dial set with enameled tile markers, gilt accents, and rising on paw feet, 22"h., the conforming candelabra with six lights, surmounting the urn form standard and rising on paw feet, 23"h.

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Art Nouveau style frosted and clear glass vase

Lot 2011: Art Nouveau style frosted and clear glass vase

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Description: Art Nouveau style frosted and clear glass vase, the frosted tapered body accented with three nymphs, each with her hair cascading to the grape clusters, and rising on a faceted base marked R. Lalique, 8.75"h x 4.5"w

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(lot of 3) F. Halama Bohemian glass vessels

Lot 2012: (lot of 3) F. Halama Bohemian glass vessels

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Description: (lot of 3) F. Halama Bohemian glass vessels, one of triangular form, each side accented with a nymph depicted in a different pose, 8.5"h, together with a perfume bottle having an outswept stopper with two nude maidens reclining back to back, the tapered body accented with depictions of maidens at play 7.5"h, and a molded vase executed in the Art Deco taste having alternating figural friezes, 7"h x 5.5"w, each retains original F. Halama, Zeleney 55, Bohemia, labels

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Art Nouveau style frosted and cut figural mirror

Lot 2013: Art Nouveau style frosted and cut figural mirror

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Description: Art Nouveau style frosted and cut figural mirror executed by the C.I.O. Collection, the contoured shape with two maidens, each clothed in a flowing robe and centered by embracing putti, having a conforming looking glass and marked C.I.O Collection lower right, 20"h x 16"w

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Crystal figural vase

Lot 2014: Crystal figural vase

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Description: Crystal figural vase, the frosted body depicting putti conjoined by the garland swag continuing to the faceted base, 7"h x 6.5"w

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Art Nouveau style frosted and molded glass vase

Lot 2015: Art Nouveau style frosted and molded glass vase

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Description: Art Nouveau style frosted and molded glass vase, the shaped body accented with nude maidens surrounding the central frieze, and rising on a faceted base marked R. Lalique, 9"h x 4"w

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Lalique, France, low bowls.

Lot 2016: Lalique, France, low bowls.

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Description: (lot of 2) Lalique, France low bowls, one having repeat shell form medallions in frosted glass surrounding the clear body marked Lalique, France 8"w, together with a low bowl accented with figural reserves surrounding the clear body 4"w, each with etched signature and retains Lalique label

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Pair of Lalique, France, 'Deux Poissons' crystal sculptures

Lot 2017: Pair of Lalique, France, 'Deux Poissons' crystal sculptures

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Description: Pair of Lalique, France, 'Deux Poissons' crystal sculptures, the large form depicting two fish, conjoined and in motion, rising on a circular base marked Lalique France 11"h x 10"w

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Lalique, France, perfume bottles

Lot 2018: Lalique, France, perfume bottles

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Description: (lot of 2) Lalique, France, perfume bottles executed in the 'Cactus' pattern, each having a spherical body decorated with hexagonal reserves centered with enameling, marked Lalique France in script, 4.25''h, (one with a conforming stopper)

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Lalique, France, covered powder boxes

Lot 2019: Lalique, France, covered powder boxes

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Description: (lot of 2) Lalique, France, covered powder boxes, one executed in the 'Cactus' pattern, one in 'Dahlia' pattern, each marked Lalique France in script, largest 4.5"w

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Czech Art Deco style stoppered bottle

Lot 2020: Czech Art Deco style stoppered bottle

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Description: Czech Art Deco style stoppered bottle, the organic form having frosted and relief decorated reserves depicting nude beauties, and rising on a faceted base, 11"h

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Continental Victorian slate and marble mantle clock

Lot 2021: Continental Victorian slate and marble mantle clock

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Description: Continental Victorian slate and marble mantle clock, the architectural form with gilt reserves surmounting the circular dial with Arabic markers and an open escapement, the pillars executed in variegated marble, and rising on a rectangular plinth, 15"h x 18"w x 6"d (key in office)

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Continental patinated and gilt bronze mantle clock

Lot 2022: Continental patinated and gilt bronze mantle clock

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Description: Continental patinated and gilt bronze mantle clock, executed in the Neo Classical taste, the gilt dial with raised enamel Roman markers flanked with patinated mythological figures depicted bearing a garland swag and rising on a footed base terminating on paw feet, 24"h x 14"w

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Ulysse Nardin, Locle, No. 5775 marine chronometer

Lot 2023: Ulysse Nardin, Locle, No. 5775 marine chronometer

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Description: Ulysse Nardin, Locle, No. 5775 marine chronometer, circa 1940, having a mahogany case housing the 2-day marine chronometer with power reserve indication and ratchet key, three tier case with brass handles, the glazed middle section with a hinged lid, brass bowl and gimbaled suspension, the silvered dial with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary dials for the seconds and power reserve indication, dial, case and movement signed, overall 8"h x 7.5"w x 7.5"d

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Pair of Sevres porcelain covered urns

Lot 2024: Pair of Sevres porcelain covered urns

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Description: Pair of Sevres porcelain covered urns, 19th century, the gilt bronze mounted forms having a cobalt body with oval polychrome decorated medallions, one side depicting a courting scene, the other, a genre scene signed E. Froger, and rising on a gilt bronze footed plinth, 20''h. Provenance: Property from the private collection of former First Lady of San Francisco (1968-1975) Angelina Genaro Alioto

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Ormolu figural candlestand

Lot 2025: Ormolu figural candlestand

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Description: Continental ormolu figural candlestand, having a central candle holder with polychrome renaissance style enamel band centered on a trefoil plinth with enamel decoration and three griffin form handles, the whole resting on paw feet, 3.5'h x 5"dia.

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Meissen partial gilt low bowl

Lot 2026: Meissen partial gilt low bowl

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Description: Meissen partial gilt low bowl, of rectangular form, with a high relief scrolled gilt rim having pierced handles, the lobed interior with floral gilt reserves centering a floral medallion, marked with underglaze blue cross swords mark, 3"h x 13.75"w x 8"d.

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Royal Vienna hand painted porcelain tea caddy

Lot 2027: Royal Vienna hand painted porcelain tea caddy

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Description: Royal Vienna hand painted porcelain tea caddy, of rectangular form having depictions of mythical beauties, 'Etbra' depicted combing her flowing hair, verso depicting 'Una' fashioning a garland of flowers while sheep graze in the background, each scenic panel framed with a beaded gilt border and signed 'C. Forster', the cobalt body decorated with gilt flora and fauna reserves, marked on base with blue beehive and titled in script, 6.5"h x 3.5"w x 2"d

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Serves, France, porcelain group

Lot 2028: Serves, France, porcelain group

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Description: (lot of 2) Sevres, France, porcelain group, consisting of a footed tray, with a wide blue border having alternating floral and bow reserves centering a scenic view of a beauty reading in a garden, the whole rising on a circular foot with blue band and gilt rim, marked with conjoined L surrounding LF, with gilt mark, together with a scenic oval plaque depicting putti playing instruments, framed with a gilt scroll on turquoise ground, unmarked, tray 2.5"h 9"w, plaque: 11'h x 9"w

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Royal Worcester porcelain items

Lot 2029: Royal Worcester porcelain items

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Description: (lot of 4) Royal Worcester porcelain group, consisting of an Aesthetic style ewer with a faux bamboo handle, the central medallion with a blue floral spray, a bulbous stick neck vase with alternating painted and bas relief floral reserves, a swirled vase with scattered floral motifs, and a pitcher with floral sprays and gilt handle, each signed on base, largest 11"h.

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Continental porcelain figures

Lot 2030: Continental porcelain figures

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Description: (lot of 5) Continental porcelain figural groups, each depicted in Classical attire, consisiting of a beauty bowing for a dance, a lady with a tricorn hat and a skirt of applied flowers, a peasant girl with a basket, a boy playing a flute, and a boy with orange britches and hat; Tallest 5.5"h

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Victorian papier-mache and mother-of-pearl lap desk

Lot 2031: Victorian papier-mache and mother-of-pearl lap desk

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Description: Victorian papier mache and mother of pearl lap desk, the hinged lid centering a floral spray flanked with painted and mother of pearl inlaid border, opens to reveal the original red velvet writing surface, pen tray, and ink bottle, and storage compartment, 3.5"h x 13"w x 11"d

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Continental porcelain figures

Lot 2032: Continental porcelain figures

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Description: (lot of 3) Continental porcelain figural groups, each dressed in Classical attire, consisting of a maiden holding a basket of flowers, resting on a Rococo style base, a young dandy wearing a floral frock coat, britches and holding flowers, together with a lady having a wood gathering basket on her back, wearing a peasant costume, and resting on a Rococo style base, each with blue underglaze marks; tallest 7"h.

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Dresden hand painted cups and saucers by Lamm

Lot 2033: Dresden hand painted cups and saucers by Lamm

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Description: (lot of 6) Dresden hand painted cups and saucers by Lamm, consisiting of diminutive footed cups in cream, turquoise, emerald, and purple with hand painted bands around the exterior depicting bucolic scenes of nobility enjoying the countryside, the interiors with elaborate gilt decoration, each cup with a conforming saucer having extensive gilt decoration, marked on base, each 3"h x 5"w.

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Native American transitional blanket

Lot 2034: Native American transitional blanket

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Description: Navajo transitional blanket, Las Animas, Colorado, circa 1880-1890. Executed in a repeating eye dazzler pattern in cream, red and brown. Overall: 74" x 59"

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Mirror in the Spanish revival taste

Lot 2035: Mirror in the Spanish revival taste

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Description: Spanish Colonial style looking glass, second half 19th century, executed in polychrome carved wood, the figural medallion depicting a winged putti, surmounting the original rectangular looking glass fronted with pierced foliate carved doors retaining remnants of the original surface, and rising on a scrolled base resting on a conforming plinth, 16.5"h x 10"w x 2.5"d

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Arts and Crafts mixed metal box

Lot 2036: Arts and Crafts mixed metal box

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Description: Arts and Crafts mixed metal humidor, having a hinged lid opening to a lined interior and decorated with cut back reserves of zodiac signs on a brick colored ground centering a rectangular shaped knob, the body with cut back zodiac medallions, the whole bordered in hammered bands with low relief floral accents, 2"h x 7"w x 4"d.

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Ivory desk accessories

Lot 2037: Ivory desk accessories

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Description: (lot of 3) Victorian ivory desk accessories consisting of (2) round ivory boxes with lids, one retailed by Shreve and Co., San Francisco, with scrimshaw decorated medallion, decorative motif to lid, and Shreve mark to base, the other with scrimshawed monogram on lid, together with a personal notebook having ivory covers, the front with carved cartouche and scrimshawed monogram, the interior covered in blue satin and having an ivory divider, the whole secured with original pencil, Shreve box 1.75"h x 3.24"dia.

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Italian bronze and pietra dura box

Lot 2038: Italian bronze and pietra dura box

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Description: Italian bronze and pietra dura box, of oval form, the hinged lid opening to the velvet lined interior, and having a pietra dura reserve of flora and fauna, captured in the bronze bamboo banding, the body having six pietra dura reserves depicting alternating medallions, the whole resting on elaborately scrolled feet, 6"h x 10"w x 7"d

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Dieppe ivory figures

Lot 2039: Dieppe ivory figures

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Description: (lot of 2) Continental dieppe carved ivory figures, consisiting of a musician playing a flute on a turned wooden base, and a young girl with a lace frock and large hat holding a flower behind her back, Musician 2"h. (4" with base); Girl 3.5"h

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Tiffany Studios bronze 'Queen Anne's Lace' candlestick

Lot 2040: Tiffany Studios bronze 'Queen Anne's Lace' candlestick

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Description: Tiffany Studios bronze 'Queen Anne's Lace' candlestick, having a bulbous candle holder with blown green glass surmounting a tall, slender standard and rising on a 'Queen Anne's Lace' base, with stamped marks 'Tiffany Studios New York' and 'GTD Co.', 18"h x 8" dia.

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Handel bronze harp table lamp

Lot 2041: Handel bronze harp table lamp

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Description: (lot of 2) Handel bronze harp table lamp, the single light with a green and white slag glass 'lily' shade, the patinated base marked 'Handel', together with an associated green floral-form shade, 18.5"h x 9.5"w

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Royal Crown Derby 'Gold Aves' dessert service

Lot 2042: Royal Crown Derby 'Gold Aves' dessert service

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Description: (lot of 25) Royal Crown Derby 'Gold Aves' dessert service, having ornate gilt depictions of exotic birds and foliage, consisting of (6) plates, 6.25" dia., (8) bowls, (6) tea cups with (5) saucers (1) hot beverage pot, (1) covered sugar, (1) creamer, (1) serving plate, and (1) footed compote.

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'Skazki ' (Fairy Tales) illustrated by Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin

Lot 2043: 'Skazki ' (Fairy Tales) illustrated by Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin

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Description: (lot of 6) Russian 'Skazki ' (Fairy Tales) illustrated by Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin, (Russian: 1876-1942), consisiting of a complete set of (6) Russian fairly tale books circa 1901-1904, with chromolithographic illustrations by Bilibin in the Art Nouveau taste, presented in a protective case, (Bilibin established his reputation as the greatest illustrator of Russian fairy tales with this series)

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Russian story of Volga, illustrated by Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin

Lot 2044: Russian story of Volga, illustrated by Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin

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Description: (lot of 2) Russian story of Volga, the large example illustrated by Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin, (Russian: 1876-1942), St. Petersburg, 1904, together with Fairy Tale story by Pushkin, illustrated by Bilibin, 1904, all illustrations in the Art Nouveau taste, largest 15"h x 12"w

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Russian Imperial Carte de Vistes

Lot 2045: Russian Imperial Carte de Vistes

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Description: (lot of 7) Russian Imperial Carte de Vistes consisting of (6) photographic portraits including those of Tsars Alexander II and III, Tsarina Maria Alexandrovna, Tsarina Alexandra Fedorovna as well as a chromolithograph of the Tsar and his family, with text verso in Russian. Largest: 6.75"h x 5.5"w.

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Framed Russian icon

Lot 2046: Framed Russian icon

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Description: Framed Russian icon, 19th century, depicting the Madonna and child, having a gilt metal oklad, framed in a giltwood carved interior molding surrounded with the hinged and ebonized case, overall 12"h x 10"w, icon 8"h x 6.5"w

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Two mixed metal lidded boxes

Lot 2047: Two mixed metal lidded boxes

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Description: Two mixed metal lidded boxes, consisting of a WWI German brass shell casing with Russian inscription and date, as well as copper and silvered Islamic style accents, together with a Syrian brass box with copper and silver cartouches in the Islamic taste; shell 3.5"h x 3.5"w, box 3"h x 4.5"w

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Large Russian wood carved bread plate

Lot 2048: Large Russian wood carved bread plate

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Description: Large Russian wood carved bread plate, 19th century, the central reserve carved with wheat, scythe and plow, the borders carved with a Russian proverb surrounding the central medallion, 17"w

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Russian vermeil and enamel icon of Madonna and Child

Lot 2049: Russian vermeil and enamel icon of Madonna and Child

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Description: Russian vermeil and enamel icon of Madonna and Child, Moscow 1861, the oklad in the Rococo taste is richly chased and repousséed with lilies and vines along the borders, the Holy figures' clothing extensively etched, also having applied enamel plaques with Cyrillic text, Russian silver hallmarks, Moscow mark, date marked 1861, and makers mark I.A in cyrillic; 8.5"h x 7"w.

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Russian icon of Jesus

Lot 2050: Russian icon of Jesus

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Description: Russian icon of Jesus, the oklad in the Rococo taste, having repoussé oval framing with floral motifs at the corners, in a shaped and molded gilt frame encased in a conforming mahogany frame, overall 17"h x 16"w, icon 10"h x 8.5"w

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