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Auction Description for Clars: June 15th Fine Art & Antique Auction
Viewing Notes:
Friday, June 14th 1pm to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday the 15th and 16th beginning at 9am.

June 15th Fine Art & Antique Auction

by Clars Auction Gallery


720 lots with images

June 15, 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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Khmer-style Stone Head

Lot 1: Khmer-style Stone Head

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Description: Cambodian Khmer-style stone head, with patterned hair in a top knot above the down cast eyes, lobed nose and full lips, with wood stand, stone: 5.6"h

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Eastern Indian Stone Figural Carving

Lot 2: Eastern Indian Stone Figural Carving

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Description: Eastern Indian polished black stone figure, possibly of Venugopala Krishna with a sharply defined face and the body in tribhanga, 11"h; Provenance: Sold to Benefit Tibet House US, New York

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Group of Chinese Soapstone Seals

Lot 3: Group of Chinese Soapstone Seals

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese soapstone seals, the first pair each with a lion and cub on a rectangular plinth accented with a key-fret band; the other pair each with a recumbent lion and a ball above a cylindrical plinth incised with scholars and landscape, 5.9"h

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Hongshan-style Chinese Stone Toggles

Lot 4: Hongshan-style Chinese Stone Toggles

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese Hongshan-style stone carvings, each in the form of a longzhu (dragon-pig), one carved from turquoise and the other of a green-yellow jade with russet patches (turquoise repaired), jade: 1.8"h

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Chinese Jade Toggles, Children

Lot 5: Chinese Jade Toggles, Children

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese jade toggles, each carved with a young child holding a leafy sprig, largest: 2.8"h

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Three Chinese Jade/Stone Lu

Lot 6: Three Chinese Jade/Stone Lu

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese jade/hardstone lu form toggles, each of tubular form, one of mottled tan and brown hue; one with russet striations on a light brown matrix; the last with dark patches and striations in contrast with gray-green hues, 2.5"h

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Chinese Small Porcelain Budai

Lot 7: Chinese Small Porcelain Budai

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain Budai, the bodhisattva seated in royal ease draped in a blue-and-white robe, while clutching prayer beads and a sack, the base impressed 'Wei Hongtai zao', 5.5"h

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Chinese Glazed Ceramic Figure

Lot 8: Chinese Glazed Ceramic Figure

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Description: Chinese yellow glazed ceramic figure, of a scholar holding a flute across his body, standing above a rectangular plinth, the base marked 'China', 10.25"h

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Chinese Jade Plaques and Rings

Lot 9: Chinese Jade Plaques and Rings

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Description: (lot of 6) Group of Chinese jade items, consisting of two rings, one in the form of a basket, a bat, a plaque and a ruyi form lock, 2.25"w

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Chinese Cultural Revolution Blanc de Chine

Lot 10: Chinese Cultural Revolution Blanc de Chine

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Description: Chinese blanc de chine porcelain figure, of a seated farm girl feeding a piglet, the base incised 'ren min gong she hao' (the great people's commune), 8.4"h

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Chinese Cinnabar Snuff Bottle

Lot 11: Chinese Cinnabar Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese cinnabar hue snuff bottle, the flattened circular body featuring a scene with figures standing beside a pavilion complex, bottle: 3.25"h

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Chinese Porcelain Tea Pot, Birds

Lot 12: Chinese Porcelain Tea Pot, Birds

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain tea pot, the cylindrical body with a bird perched amid peonies, backed by a colophon with the cyclical date xinchou, bearing signature 'Ding Songhua', together with a lid similarly painted, 6.75"w

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Chinese Ge Style Vase

Lot 13: Chinese Ge Style Vase

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Description: Chinese Ge-type arrow vase, the flattened hu-shaped body bracketed by a pair of tubular handles, the beige ground mottled with muted red crackles, 8"h

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Chinese Enameled Ceramic Pomegranate

Lot 14: Chinese Enameled Ceramic Pomegranate

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Description: Chinese large ceramic pomegranate, one section of the ripe pink fruit reveals the multiple seeds to the interior, and is accented with a leafy green sprig, 7.75"w

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Chinese Pink Peking Glass Bowl

Lot 15: Chinese Pink Peking Glass Bowl

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Description: Chinese large Peking glass bowl, of a rose pink hue molded in a seven petal floral form, the circular foot ring with rounded edges, the recessed base incised 'China', 10"w

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Chinese Blue Peking Glass Bowls

Lot 16: Chinese Blue Peking Glass Bowls

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese Peking glass bowls, one of inverted bell form with an everted rim, raised on a rounded edge foot and with the base incised 'China'; together with a seven petal foliate bowl, the recessed base incised 'China', 8.25"w

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Chinese Bat Form Bronze Censer

Lot 17: Chinese Bat Form Bronze Censer

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Description: Chinese patinated bronze covered censer, with a bat finial on a pierced dome lid, above the censer cast with four large bats, overall: 4.5"h

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Japanese Small Cloisonne Vases

Lot 18: Japanese Small Cloisonne Vases

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Description: Pair of Japanese cloisonne enameled vases, with white, red and purple lilies on a lime green ground, 4.8"h

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Japanese Enameled Yellow Vases

Lot 19: Japanese Enameled Yellow Vases

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Description: Pair of Japanese cloisonne enameled vases, with pink chrysanthemums on a yellow ground, the foot ring incised 'Japan Sato' (one repaired), 8.75"h

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Japanese Gilt Blue Ground Kutani Vase

Lot 20: Japanese Gilt Blue Ground Kutani Vase

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Description: Japanese Kutani earthenware vase, the tall slender body with a gilt mountain set against a cobalt ground, the recess marked Kutani [Kozan], 9.75"h

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Japanese and Chinese Porcelain Dishes, Cups

Lot 21: Japanese and Chinese Porcelain Dishes, Cups

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Description: (lot of 8) Six Japanese porcelains, consisting of three blue and white dishes, one soba cup, one sake cup, one foliate rim dish with a gilt enameled bird and flowers (chips on the rim), together with one blue pierced vessel, and one Chinese dish with a green carp, largest: 8"l

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Marine Ivory Kannon

Lot 22: Marine Ivory Kannon

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Description: Japanese marine ivory Kannon, with a benevolent smile, holding a fan in one hand and a small scepter in the other hand, mounted on a wooden stand, 11.25"h

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Group of Knives with Japanese Handles

Lot 23: Group of Knives with Japanese Handles

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Description: (lot of 5) Group of three dining knives with mixed metal Japanese handles, one with a guardian deity, one with ivy, the other with two figures; together with two handles one with Ebisu, knife: 8"w

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Japanese Imari Porcelain Dishes

Lot 24: Japanese Imari Porcelain Dishes

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Description: (lot of 10) Group of Japanese Imari porcelain items, consisting of two boat shaped dishes, one rectangular and three circular dishes; two pairs of Kutani scroll weights, largest: 6.5"l

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Japanese Bishamonten, Meiji, Wood Figure

Lot 25: Japanese Bishamonten, Meiji, Wood Figure

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Description: Japanese gilt polychromed wood figure of Bishamonten, Meiji period, with one hand holding a small pagoda symbolizing the divine treasure house, 6.5"h

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Japanese Fukagawa Porcelain Cup and Coupe

Lot 26: Japanese Fukagawa Porcelain Cup and Coupe

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese Fukagawa porcelain, the first a small coupe with irises along a river with two carps, the interior accented with leaves; second, a cup with a floral medallion in gilt, enamel and underglaze blue, the recessed bases with studio mark, 2"h

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Japanese Satsuma Tea Pots

Lot 27: Japanese Satsuma Tea Pots

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Description: Pair of Japanese Satsuma earthenware tea pots, each similarly designed with rakan seated beside the Buddha, the recessed base with a Shimazu crest and studio mark, together with lids with a gilt dragon perched, 5.5"h

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Japanese Enameled Dish, Kinkozan

Lot 28: Japanese Enameled Dish, Kinkozan

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Description: Japanese enameled earthenware dish, 'shoshu (=early fall)', featuring a seated beauty washing her neck, the recessed base bearing a Kinkozan mark, 6.5"w

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Himalayan Cylindrical Scroll Holder

Lot 29: Himalayan Cylindrical Scroll Holder

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Description: Himalayan metal scroll holder, of cylindrical form with the eight Buddhist symbols in relief above six characters, 10.5"h

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Chinese and Japanese Boxes

Lot 30: Chinese and Japanese Boxes

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Description: (lot of 5) Asian small wood boxes, consisting of two Chinese boxes, gilt decorated on the cover and black lacquered interior; a Chinese cinnabar box with the cover carved with scenery and two men; a small lacquered box decorated in gilt and silver; a Japanese miniature wooden chest with three drawers, largest: 6"l

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Two Chinese Small Bamboo Brush Pots

Lot 31: Two Chinese Small Bamboo Brush Pots

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese bamboo brush pots, one with a pair of birds amid the Three Friends of Winter (pine, bamboo and prunus); the other with a scholar, pavilion and a large tree, along with a poetic colophon with the cyclical date 'wuzi', 4.75"h

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Small Chinese Brass Hand Warmer

Lot 32: Small Chinese Brass Hand Warmer

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Description: Chinese brass hand warmer, open work lid decorated with flower buds and leaves, above a round body with a handle, 4.5"dia

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Anamese Blue-and-White Bowls

Lot 33: Anamese Blue-and-White Bowls

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Description: Vietnamese/Annamese blue-and-white bowls, both similarly decorated with floral tendrils above lotus lappets, the recessed base with label 'Hoi An Hoard', 6"w

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Group of Chinese Celadon Dish/Jars

Lot 34: Group of Chinese Celadon Dish/Jars

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese ceramic jars and a dish, consisting of a celadon jar molded with flowers and tendrils; a small jarlet of a pale blue glaze; one celadon glazed foliate rim dish, 4.5"w

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Chinese Brown Glazed Bowl

Lot 35: Chinese Brown Glazed Bowl

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Description: Chinese cafe glazed porcelain bowl, with a shallow bowl and the flared rim thinning to a white hue, the recessed base with an underglaze blue Wanli mark, 7.5"w

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Chinese Underglaze Blue Bowls/Dish

Lot 36: Chinese Underglaze Blue Bowls/Dish

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese underglaze blue ceramic bowls and a dish, the pair of bowls each painted with tendrils to the exterior, together with a small dish with stylized scrolls to the exterior, bowl: 8"w

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Chinese Porcelain Brush Pot, Cranes

Lot 37: Chinese Porcelain Brush Pot, Cranes

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain brush pot, decorated with a pair of cranes soaring above pines amid clouds, inscribed 'song he yan nian' followed by the cyclical date dinghai and bearing the name 'Lu Yunshan', the recessed base marked 'Yunshan', 6"h

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Group of Chinese Wood Stands

Lot 38: Group of Chinese Wood Stands

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Description: (lot of 25) Box of Chinese wood stands, including circular and rectangular bases of various sizes and styles, largest: 8"w

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Indian Bronze Elephant

Lot 39: Indian Bronze Elephant

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Description: East Indian bronze elephant, with decorative head pieces, neck collar and a blanket draped over its back, 8"h x 10.5"l

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Thai Wooden Carving of  a Boy

Lot 40: Thai Wooden Carving of a Boy

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Description: Thai figural wood carving, of a crawling boy holding a ball, 8"h x 14.5"l

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Chinese Upright Metal Pipes

Lot 41: Chinese Upright Metal Pipes

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Description: (lot of 7) Group of Chinese metal upright paktong opium pipes and a tea pot, two etched with text, one of figures, one of bird-and-flower, one with a reeded exterior and the last inlaid with a landscape; together with a melon form lobed pewter tea pot accented with flowers, tea pot: 7.5"w

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Chinese Pewter Vases with Stone Inlays

Lot 42: Chinese Pewter Vases with Stone Inlays

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Description: Pair of Chinese pewter vases with inlays, of baluster form applied with leafy branches and cabochon colored stones, the recessed base stamped 'China', 11"h; Provenance: Estate of Reynold Tom of Oakland, CA

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Japanese Small Porcelain Hibachi

Lot 43: Japanese Small Porcelain Hibachi

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Description: Japanese enameled porcelain hibachi, with a pair of pheasants on a garden rock amid bright peonies on a yellow ground, the base marked 'Nippon', 7.5"h x 8.5"w

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Chinese Painted Porcelain Basin

Lot 44: Chinese Painted Porcelain Basin

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain basin, decorated with a crane amid peonies and pines, the everted rim with an inscription, the exterior painted with red bamboo, 10"w; Provenance: Estate of Reynold Tom of Oakland, CA

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Asian Gilt Metal Repousse Suiban Vessel

Lot 45: Asian Gilt Metal Repousse Suiban Vessel

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Description: Japanese brass suiban (flower arrangement vessel), of rectangular form with repousse scenic panels of ducks and lotus, magpies and prunus, a pair of mythical beasts and birds on a granulated ground, 9.5"w

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Chinese Porcelain Planters, Landscape

Lot 46: Chinese Porcelain Planters, Landscape

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese enameled porcelain planters, the exterior with a riverscape with a figure on a boat, reversed with a poetic colophon (chip), 8.25"w

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Chinese Yixing Ceramic Containers

Lot 47: Chinese Yixing Ceramic Containers

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Description: Pair of Chinese Yixing covered chess piece containers, the cylindrical exterior incised with a river landscape, the recessed base with an apocryphal Chen Mingyan mark, together with fitted lids, 4.75"w

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Chinese Porcelain Basin

Lot 48: Chinese Porcelain Basin

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain basin, the interior with a scene of qilin delivering an accomplished son, the side further accented with children and a beauty in a garden, the everted rim with bats, flowers and diaper bands, the base with an apocryphal Tongzhi mark, 12.25"w

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Chinese Floral Porcelain Planters

Lot 49: Chinese Floral Porcelain Planters

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Description: Pair of Chinese porcelain planters, the leafy branches accented with a cluster of pink blossoms, all below a ruyi band, 6.5"w; Provenance: Estate of Reynold Tom of Oakland, CA

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Chinese Porcelain Spittoon

Lot 50: Chinese Porcelain Spittoon

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain spittoon, the neck and body each depicting scenes of beauties in a garden setting, reversed by poetic colophons, with the cyclical date jisi and bearing the signature 'Wang Jinquan', the recessed base reads 'Wang Tongshun zao', 8.75"h; Provenance: Estate of Reynold Tom of Oakland, CA

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