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July 13th Fine Art & Antique Auction

by Clars Auction Gallery


847 lots with images

July 13, 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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Blanc de Chine Daoist Immortals

Lot 4000: Blanc de Chine Daoist Immortals

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Description: (lot of 5) Chinese blanc de chine porcelain figures of the Eight Daoist Immortals, featuring He Xian Gu, Lan Cai He, Han Xiangzi, Li Tieguai and Quan Zhongli each seated above a zoomorphic mount, 7"h

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Chinese Blanc De Chine Figure, Cultural Revolution

Lot 4001: Chinese Blanc De Chine Figure, Cultural Revolution

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Description: Chinese Dehua porcelain figure, of a minority beauty carrying a medical pack and holding an umbrella, the hem of her skirt stamped 'Fujian, Dehua ci cang chu pin, 1969.8.6', 10"h

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

Lot 4002: Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

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Description: Chinese celadon jade snuff bottle, the flattened rounded rectangular body carved with a bird and squirrel amid prunus in a low relief, one side with a small cartouche to the upper left corner, 1.8"h

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Chinese Jade Guanyin Toggles

Lot 4003: Chinese Jade Guanyin Toggles

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese celadon jade toggles, each carved with a seated Guanyin, one clutching an amphora and another with a lotus sprig, 2.75"h

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Three Chinese Wooden Items

Lot 4004: Three Chinese Wooden Items

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese wooden bracelet and two plaques, the bracelet consisting of twelve spherical wooden beads; one pear shaped wooden plaque with leaf form mountings; the last, a small panel carved with a meandering dragon, 4.6"w

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Chinese Hardstone Table Screen

Lot 4005: Chinese Hardstone Table Screen

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Description: Chinese serpentine table screen, the celadon rectangular plaque set above a wooden base pierced with scrolling tendrils, overall: 9.6"h

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Three Chinese Stone Necklaces

Lot 4006: Three Chinese Stone Necklaces

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese stone bead necklaces, one composed of spherical carnelian beads; another with mottled brown beads with coral spacers; the last a strand with spherical beads of amber hue, 29.5"l

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Chinese Export Sepentine Ink Well

Lot 4007: Chinese Export Sepentine Ink Well

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Description: Chinese export ink well, with a tapering covered floral vessel above a serpentine plaque pieced with birds and flowers, 5"w

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Chinese Cinnabar Box

Lot 4008: Chinese Cinnabar Box

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Description: Chinese cinnabar lacquered covered box, the lid carved with a scholar and attendant walking through landscape, the exterior of the box decorated with a diaper pattern, 5.5"w

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Chinese Shiwan Figures

Lot 4009: Chinese Shiwan Figures

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Description: (lot of 6) Chinese Shiwan glazed ceramic figures, consisting of two fisherman, three scholars, and an inebriated official in a red robe, some stamped 'China' on the base, 4.75"w

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Chinese  Serpentine Fu-lion Carving

Lot 4010: Chinese Serpentine Fu-lion Carving

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Description: Chinese serpentine carving, of a recumbent fu-lion clutching a lingzhi sprig in mouth, the gray-white matrix with opaque inclusions, 2.5"w

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Chinese Stone Book Ends

Lot 4011: Chinese Stone Book Ends

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese soapstone bookends, each carved with a pot of flowering chrysanthemums (chips), 5"h

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Asian Silvered Bamboo Bracelets

Lot 4012: Asian Silvered Bamboo Bracelets

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese bamboo and silvered bangles, each accented with fittings featuring flowers, bats and shou medallion, and wrapped with repousse bands with geometric and floral patterns, 3"w

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Chinese Cylindrical Copper Brush Pot

Lot 4013: Chinese Cylindrical Copper Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese copper brush pot, the cylindrical body with repousse reserves of various scholar's items accented by floral bands, 4.5"h

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Chinese Carved Wooden Bowl, Tang Ming Shun

Lot 4014: Chinese Carved Wooden Bowl, Tang Ming Shun

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Description: Chinese silver lined lacquered wood cup, the exterior carved with Daoist treasures alternated by shou emblems on a cross hatch ground, the interior of the lining stamped 'Tang Ming Shun' (repaired), 3.125"w

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Chinese Glazed Jars and Pillow

Lot 4015: Chinese Glazed Jars and Pillow

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese green glaze stoneware jars and pillow, each of the jars of hexagonal section molded with floral sprigs, together with a rectangular pillow, 8.75"w

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Chinese Porcelain Oil Lamps

Lot 4016: Chinese Porcelain Oil Lamps

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Description: Pair of Chinese porcelain and metal lamps, the yellow porcelain base pierced with cash coins alternated with clusters of grapes, below a reticulated neck with blue, pink and turquoise bands, 3.5"h

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Chinese Polychromed Porcelain Vase

Lot 4017: Chinese Polychromed Porcelain Vase

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain vase, the short neck with the auspicious characters 'ji xiang ru yi' reserved against a magenta ground with bright floral scrolls, above the shoulder with three gilt ram handles and the tapering body with bird-and-flower roundels on a dense floral ground, apocryphal Qianlong mark to the base, 11.75"h

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Continental Enameled Vases

Lot 4018: Continental Enameled Vases

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Description: Pair of Continental enameled vases, the long neck centered with a bulb scattered with flowers, above the pear shaped body decorated with floral sprigs alternating with vases of flowers and scholars items (one with chips), 9.3"h

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Pair of Japanese Musha/Warrior Dolls

Lot 4019: Pair of Japanese Musha/Warrior Dolls

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Description: Pair of Japanese Musha dolls, 19/20th century, of Emperor Jinmu, the first Emperor of Japan, and the general Michi no Omi no Mikoto, both seated , 12"h

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Japanese Patinated Bronze Kensui Bowl, Kundika

Lot 4020: Japanese Patinated Bronze Kensui Bowl, Kundika

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese patinated bronze tea ware bowl (kensui), early 20th century, the box marked made by [Jobon], [Jobon] inscribed on the bottom of the bowl; together with a patinated bronze kundika, with a reddish brown exterior, a narrow long neck and a stylized chrysanthemum finial on the lid, kundika: 7.5"h

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Japanese Oribe-style Ceramic Boxes

Lot 4021: Japanese Oribe-style Ceramic Boxes

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese Oribe style ceramic boxes: two tier rhombus with a wave and scroll pattern on the side, together with a lid; the other of lobed melon form with a cover, largest: 6"x 6"

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Japanese Cylindrical Bronze Vase, Chestnut

Lot 4022: Japanese Cylindrical Bronze Vase, Chestnut

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Description: Japanese patinated bronze vase, of cylindrical form decorated with two chestnut shells with bur accented by leaves, each framed with a vertical band with a diaper pattern, the recessed base marked 'Toshinobu', 10.75"h

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Chinese-style Blue-and-White Porcelain

Lot 4023: Chinese-style Blue-and-White Porcelain

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Description: **Catalog should read (lot of 8)** (lot of 9) Group of Chinese-style blue-and-white porcelain and Imari dishes, consisting of an oval platter, tea caddy, a Ming-style bowl with rams, a Japanese dish with a pine tree, and four small Imari dishes with an origami pattern, 12"w

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Chinese Cloisonne Cups

Lot 4024: Chinese Cloisonne Cups

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese cloisonne enameled cups, each of the tall tapering forms with a mille fleur pattern on a turquoise ground, 3.75"h

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Japanese Small Bronze Urn

Lot 4025: Japanese Small Bronze Urn

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Description: Japanese bronze urn, with a flared rim and short neck above a body cast with dragons and tigers, flanked by a pair of elephant handles, the recessed base reads 'Sosuke/Munetoshi', 5.25"h

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Japanese Wood Box with Metal Fittings

Lot 4025A: Japanese Wood Box with Metal Fittings

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Description: Japanese rectangular wood box, with a hinged top, the exterior with brass and copper repousse fittings, including lions, rabbits, birds, flowers and figures, 6.75"w

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Asian Export Platter

Lot 4026: Asian Export Platter

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Description: Asian enameled export porcelain serving platter, decorated with red, yellow and green peonies accented by leaves, 13.25"w

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Chinese Porcelain Bowls, Pomegranate

Lot 4027: Chinese Porcelain Bowls, Pomegranate

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Description: Pair of Chinese enameled porcelain bowls, decorated with a branch of pomegranates accented by floral sprigs, the recessed base with a studio mark, 4.75"w

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Chinese Blue-and-White Sleeve Vase

Lot 4028: Chinese Blue-and-White Sleeve Vase

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain sleeve form vase, centered with plantain leaves and flanked by mirror images of a beauty and a child (repaired), apocryphal Kangxi mark to the base, 10"h

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Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Ware

Lot 4029: Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Ware

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Description: (lot of 6) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain, consisting of two shallow bowls with a wide flared rim decorated with floral reserves on a diaper ground; a covered bowl with floral tendrils; and three export plates each featuring a stylized floral pattern, 7.4"w

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Chinese Blue Porcelain Dish

Lot 4030: Chinese Blue Porcelain Dish

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Description: Chinese blue glazed porcelain shallow dish, a slightly flared rim and raised on a short foot, the recessed base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark, 6.6"w

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Chinese Blue-and-White Vase, Prunus

Lot 4031: Chinese Blue-and-White Vase, Prunus

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain vase, featuring blossoming prunus on a crackle ice ground, the base with a double ring mark, 11.75"h

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Chinese   Enameled Porcelain Jars

Lot 4032: Chinese Enameled Porcelain Jars

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Description: Pair of Chinese enameled porcelain jars, each featuring children celebrating the arrival of an accomplished scholar, the recessed base with an apocryphal Kangxi mark (hairline cracks to jars and lid damaged), 6.75"h

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Selection of Chinese Wood Stands

Lot 4033: Selection of Chinese Wood Stands

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Description: (lot of 27) Box of Chinese wooden stands, including plinths, bases, lids, table screen frames and a pair of barrel stool form stands with marble inlay, largest: 12.5"w

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Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Vase

Lot 4034: Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Vase

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain vase, painted with a bird perched on a magnolia branch and amid peony bushes, the back with a pair of bats, 13"h

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Chinese  Pewter Items

Lot 4035: Chinese Pewter Items

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese pewter cup holders and a plate, the pair of foliate form cup holders centered with a shou medallion and the sides with lotus, the recessed base with studio mark; together with a plate decorated with shou roundels and bats, the base marked 'China', 7.125"w

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Chinese Zisha Teapots

Lot 4036: Chinese Zisha Teapots

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Description: (lot of 4) Group of Chinese Yixing ceramic teapots, one of an inverted lotus pod with movable seeds to the bottom, one in the form of a blossom with an insert finial on the lid; another of cylindrical form with a three legged toad on top; together with the last of bamboo form, 7.6"w

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Chinese Dragon Form Brush Rest

Lot 4037: Chinese Dragon Form Brush Rest

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Description: Chinese metal brush rest, centered with the head of a dragon with a pair of horns and long whiskers, all bracketed by a pair of scrolling bodies, 9.125"w

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Japanese Iron Iron Kettle

Lot 4038: Japanese Iron Iron Kettle

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Description: Japanese iron kettle, the splayed body cast with pine seedlings and a flat handle, with tripod iron stand, kettle (with handle): 10"h

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Chinese Fahua-Style Dragon Jar

Lot 4039: Chinese Fahua-Style Dragon Jar

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Description: Chinese fahua-style porcelain jar, with a pair of meandering yellow dragons amid clouds above cresting waves, the high shoulder with a band of scrolling peonies, the base with an apocryphal Jiajing mark, 5.5"h

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Chinese Export Rectangular Vase

Lot 4040: Chinese Export Rectangular Vase

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Description: Chinese famille rose export porcelain vase, of cong-form with a short cylindrical neck above a rectangular body decorated with various blossoms in hues of pinks and purples, raised on a short foot ring (hairline cracks), 10"h

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Chinese Mahjong Set in Box

Lot 4041: Chinese Mahjong Set in Box

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Description: Chinese bone mahjong set, with pigment accented tiles, encased in a hardwood box with metal fittings and a lid fronted by a pair of fu-lions, box: 9.5"w

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Chinese Sleeve Bands

Lot 4042: Chinese Sleeve Bands

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Description: (lot of 5) Chinese embroidered sleeve bands and fragments, consisting of four pairs of sleeve bands including three with blue peonies and butterflies; together with a framed textile roundel centered with a child accented by gilt wrapped threads, frame: 9.5"h

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Chinese Wooden Brush Pot

Lot 4043: Chinese Wooden Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese hardwood brush pot, of cylindrical form with thick walls, the interior lacking a plug, 6.5"h

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Japanese Champleve Enameled Vase

Lot 4044: Japanese Champleve Enameled Vase

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Description: Japanese champleve vase, of hu-form enameled with bands of archaistic birds on a thunder ground, the neck flanked by a pair of zoomorphic handles, 12"h

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Box of Chinese Wood Stands

Lot 4045: Box of Chinese Wood Stands

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Description: (lot of 72) Chinese wooden stands, consisting of bases and plinths of various styles and sizes, largest: 14"w

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Chinese Scroll, Qi Baishi (after), Frogs

Lot 4046: Chinese Scroll, Qi Baishi (after), Frogs

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Description: After Qi Baishi (Chinese, 1864-1957), Frogs, the left with a colophon, bearing signature and one seal, 27"h x 13.6"w, overall (scroll): 76.75"h x 19.4"w

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Chinese Scroll, Xu Beihong (after), Horse

Lot 4047: Chinese Scroll, Xu Beihong (after), Horse

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Description: After Xu Beihong (Chinese, 1895-1953), Horse, the upper left with a colophon, bearing signature 'Beihong', followed by the seal 'Xu', 37"h x 18.5"w, overall (scroll): 74.5"h x 24.25"w

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Chinese Scroll, Zhao Shao'ang (after), Sunflower

Lot 4048: Chinese Scroll, Zhao Shao'ang (after), Sunflower

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Description: After Zhao Shao'ang (Chinese, 1905-1998), Sunflower and Birds, ink and color on paper, the upper right inscribed with a colophon and bearing signature 'Shao'ang', with two seals, painting: 53.5''h x 13''w, overall (scroll): 81.5''h x 19.5''w,

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