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Auction Description for Clars: September 7th Fine Art & Antique Auction
Viewing Notes:
Friday September 6th 1pm to 6pm. Saturday September 7th beginning at 9am.

September 7th Fine Art & Antique Auction

(780 Lots)

by Clars Auction Gallery


780 lots with images

September 7, 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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Group of Chinese Hat Finials, Dingzhu

Lot 4000: Group of Chinese Hat Finials, Dingzhu

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Description: (lot of 7) Chinese Peking glass court hat finials (dingzhu), consisting of two blue, a red, a pink, a clear, a white and a brass finial, 2.5"h

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Himalayan Copper Alloy Buddhist Sculpture

Lot 4001: Himalayan Copper Alloy Buddhist Sculpture

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Description: Himalayan Buddhist copper alloy figure, the wrathful deity with eight arms each with an attribute, standing above a demon laying on a lotus pedestal, 13"h

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Japanese Bronze Vase, Phoenix

Lot 4002: Japanese Bronze Vase, Phoenix

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Description: Japanese patinated bronze vase, with a trumpet mouth and diaper patterned neck flanked by a pair of phoenixes above the angular shoulder, raised above a splayed base decorated en suite, 7.125"h

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Thai Coconut/Silvered Vessel

Lot 4003: Thai Coconut/Silvered Vessel

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Description: Thai coconut and silvered ritual vessel, the coconut carved with figures in reserve, above a pedestal base with repousse deities and raised on elephant supports, 10.75"h

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Chinese Metal Sculpture of Budai

Lot 4004: Chinese Metal Sculpture of Budai

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Description: Chinese patinated metal figure, of Budai seated in royal ease with the left hand holding a fan and the right elbow resting on his sack, 7.25"w

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Chinese Cloisonne Birds

Lot 4005: Chinese Cloisonne Birds

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Description: (lot of 4) Group of Chinese birds, two plique-à-jour with the main colors green and blue; and two cloisonné of brown and red, all with gilt feet and bill, 4.5"l

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Chinese Cloisonne Plates, Dragon

Lot 4006: Chinese Cloisonne Plates, Dragon

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese cloisonne plates: interior decorated with a green and blue dragon on a cloud ground, and two dragons to the exterior; the other with fruiting tendrils on a yellow ground and centered with reserves, largest: 8.5"dia

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Two Chinese Ivory Vase and Box

Lot 4007: Two Chinese Ivory Vase and Box

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese ivory caddy and vase, Republic period, the first with an ivory exterior carved with figures in reserve, with a pewter core and lid; together with a vase carved with a river scene, reversed with a poetic colophon, with wood stand, vase: 4"h

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Chinese Jade Carving, Bamboo Shot

Lot 4008: Chinese Jade Carving, Bamboo Shot

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Description: Chinese jade toggle, the celadon matrix carved as a bamboo shoot and the base accented with a russet patch, 1.6"h

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Chinese Ivory Seal, Dragon

Lot 4009: Chinese Ivory Seal, Dragon

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Description: Chinese ivory seal, Republic period, carved with three dragons to the top, the underside reads 'Chenghua zhi bao', 2.5"h

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Chinese Soapstone Seals

Lot 4010: Chinese Soapstone Seals

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Description: Set of four Chinese soapstone seals, the russet suffused tan matrix, each of square section linked with a chain, the base with four seal scripts, each seal: 1"sq

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Japanese Totai Cloisonne Ceramic Vase

Lot 4011: Japanese Totai Cloisonne Ceramic Vase

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Description: Japanese cloisonne enameled ceramic vase (totai), the splayed neck encircled with flowering vines, above a low slung body and raised on a short foot, 6"h

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Chinese Wooden Brush Pot, Orchids

Lot 4012: Chinese Wooden Brush Pot, Orchids

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Description: Chinese rosewood brush pot, incised with orchids, reversed with a pair of five character couplets, bearing signature Zhao Wen[ ] (lacking plug), 6.125"h

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Asian Celadon Ceramic Jar and Bowl

Lot 4013: Asian Celadon Ceramic Jar and Bowl

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Description: (lot of 2) Asian celadon jar and bowl, a Thai Sawankalok ceramic jar with a pair of small lug handles on the small shoulders above the splayed low slung body; together with a Chinese trade ware bowl with unglaze ring to the well, and the tan colored glaze stopping above the buff colored foot, 6.75"w

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Asian Celadon Pottery Jarlets

Lot 4014: Asian Celadon Pottery Jarlets

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Description: (lot of 8) Asian celadon ceramic jarlets, of Chinese Ming dynasty and Thai Sawankalok pieces, including two with lids, and one with a brown spot pattern, largest: 3"w

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Chinese Molded White Ware Bowls

Lot 4015: Chinese Molded White Ware Bowls

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese white ware bowls, each molded with a pair of blossoms to the interior, 4.5"w

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Chinese Celadon Bowl

Lot 4016: Chinese Celadon Bowl

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Description: Chinese celadon glazed stoneware bowl, Ming dynasty, of conical form with ribbed exterior, raised on a small foot, 7.3"w

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Selection of Chinese Small Vases/Jarlets

Lot 4017: Selection of Chinese Small Vases/Jarlets

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Description: (lot of 5) Group of Asian ceramics, consisting of a blue-and-white jarlet with a roundel pattern; another with a turquoise glaze and a wide shoulder above a tapering base; together with three white ware bottle vases, 4.6"h

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Chinese Porcelain Vases, Flowers

Lot 4018: Chinese Porcelain Vases, Flowers

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese enameled porcelain vases, the short neck encircled with garlands and a scroll band to the shoulder, the tapering body with bouquets of bright flowers, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark, 8.4"h

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Chinese Yellow Stickneck Vase

Lot 4019: Chinese Yellow Stickneck Vase

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Description: Chinese white slipped yellow ground stick neck vase, featuring swallows amid flowering prunus branches, 6.5"h

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Chinese Ox Blood  Porcelain Vases

Lot 4020: Chinese Ox Blood Porcelain Vases

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese ox blood porcelain vases, everted white rim above the long neck and tapering body, 9"h

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Chinese Trumpet Mouth Porcelain Vase

Lot 4021: Chinese Trumpet Mouth Porcelain Vase

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Description: Chinese porcelain vase, with a scallop edge trumpet mouth above a pear shaped body, 11"h

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Chinese Porcelain Export Melon Form Bowls

Lot 4022: Chinese Porcelain Export Melon Form Bowls

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese export porcelain bowls, 19th century, one of a larger size and the other a small condiment bowl, each of lobed melon form with a pair of reserves formed by an applique of squirrels and grapes, the interior well with a peony blossom and an underglaze blue rim (chips and hairline crack), 5.8"w

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Chinese Style Blue-and-White Cup

Lot 4023: Chinese Style Blue-and-White Cup

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Description: Japanese Chinese-style underglaze blue porcelain cup, featuring a tiger leaping through the forest, the base with an apocryphal Ming Wanli mark, 3.125"w

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Chinese Stick Neck Vase, Incised Dragon

Lot 4024: Chinese Stick Neck Vase, Incised Dragon

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Description: Chinese porcelain stick neck vase, the compressed body incised with a pair of meandering dragons amid clouds, the base with an apocryphal blue Kangxi mark, 6.25"h

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Chinese Blue and White Brush Washers

Lot 4025: Chinese Blue and White Brush Washers

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain brush coupes, one of cylindrical form with peony scrolls below the angular shoulder, together with a wood lid set with a stone flower; the other of ovoid form with a chilong and bat perched on the shoulder, the body with dragon-phoenix roundels (hairline crack), 4.5"h

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Chinese Enameled and Molded Jar

Lot 4026: Chinese Enameled and Molded Jar

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Description: Chinese molded porcelain jar, featuring an egret amid a lotus pond with blossoms in hues of white and aubergine on a turquoise ground, the base marked 'Wang Bingrong', 5"h

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Chinese Gilt Orange Bowl, Lions

Lot 4027: Chinese Gilt Orange Bowl, Lions

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Description: Chinese gilt and orange enameled porcelain bowl, featuring two pairs of fu-lions playing with brocade balls, the interior with an additional lion with front legs stretched, the base with an underglaze apocryphal Guangxu mark, 6"w

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Chinese Export Famille Rose Bowl

Lot 4028: Chinese Export Famille Rose Bowl

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Description: Chinese export porcelain bowl, enameled with rosettes under framed floral sprigs below an orange band, 6.5"w

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Carved Ivory Cylindrical Box, Guanyin

Lot 4029: Carved Ivory Cylindrical Box, Guanyin

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Description: Chinese ivory cylindrical box, Republic period incised with Guanyin and the Three Star Immortals accented with dark pigments, the lid with meandering dragons and the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark, 3.75"h

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Chinese Ivory Vases,

Lot 4030: Chinese Ivory Vases,

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Description: Pair of Chinese ivory vases, Republic period, of rouleau form carved with peonies, with wooden stands, vases: 4.5"h

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Japanese Figural Snuff Bottle

Lot 4031: Japanese Figural Snuff Bottle

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Description: Japanese Chinese-style pigment accented ivory snuff bottle, late 19th/early 20th century, in the form of a beauty holding a floral sprig, 4.5"h

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Chinese Ivory Carved Puzzle Balls

Lot 4032: Chinese Ivory Carved Puzzle Balls

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese ivory puzzle balls, late Qing/Republic period, carved with dragons concealing multiple inner layers; one stand in the form of a celestial beauty and another with a male immortal carrying a fish, stand: 5"h

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Chinese Boxwood Brush Pot

Lot 4033: Chinese Boxwood Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese boxwood brush pot, with a slightly waisted cylindrical body and on a raised flat base, 4.75"h

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Chinese Small Brush Pot

Lot 4034: Chinese Small Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese brush pot, possibly aloeswood, the naturally contoured tapering form set on a splayed base with a wooden rim, 5.75"h

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Korean Mother-of-Pearl Lacquer Dish

Lot 4035: Korean Mother-of-Pearl Lacquer Dish

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Description: Korean mother-of-pearl inlaid octagonal footed dish, the center featuring a pair of fish, the side heightened with a band of tendrils, raised on shaped supports, 10.5"w

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Japanese Banko Style Sparrow Tea Pots

Lot 4036: Japanese Banko Style Sparrow Tea Pots

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese Banko-style ceramic tea pots, in the form of sparrows accented by bamboo leaves, each with a woven handle (lacking lid), 5"w

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Japanese Bronze Water Droppers, 19th c.

Lot 4037: Japanese Bronze Water Droppers, 19th c.

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Description: (lot of 4) Japanese bronze water droppers (suiteki), 19th century, consisting of a monkey, peach, carp and basket, largest (monkey): 4"l

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Japanese Shibayama Ivory Box

Lot 4038: Japanese Shibayama Ivory Box

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Description: Japanese Shibayama inlaid ivory lidded box, late 19th/early 20th century, of cylindrical form decorated with a camellia, chrysanthemum and butterflies in mother-of-pearl and various stone inlays, 1.75"h x 1.75"dia

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Japanese Tanto Bone Sheath/Handle,  19c

Lot 4039: Japanese Tanto Bone Sheath/Handle, 19c

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Description: Japanese dagger (tanto), 19th century, bone sheath and handle carved with various scholars, metal fittings with Tokugawa family crests, hacho (blade length): 8"l, overall (sheath and handle): 14"l

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Two Asian Ceramic Jars: Pine, Prunus

Lot 4040: Two Asian Ceramic Jars: Pine, Prunus

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Description: (lot of 2) Asian glazed polychrome ceramic jars, each with a wide angular shoulder and a body that tapers sharply toward the base, one decorated with pines and the other with prunus, 5.25"h

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Japanese Patinated Copper Box  Meiji/Taisho

Lot 4041: Japanese Patinated Copper Box Meiji/Taisho

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Description: Japanese patinated copper box, early 20th century, with rounded corners and the lid decorated with a phoenix in the center and four metal fittings, 4.5"x 4.25" x 2"

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Japanese Kyo-Satsuma Bowl and Censer

Lot 4042: Japanese Kyo-Satsuma Bowl and Censer

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese Kyo-satsuma bowl and censer, Meiji period: the interior of the bowl with various flowers, scenery and a family life of the Edo period, exterior with band and flowers, marked 'Kozan'; the censer, pierced lid with the center decorated with a dragon exterior and butterflies interior, round flat body decorated with the daily life of Edo craftsmen, three flared supports painted with colorful peonies, marked 'Gizan', the bowl: 4.75"dia

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Japanese Kutani Bowl Meiji

Lot 4043: Japanese Kutani Bowl Meiji

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Description: Japanese Kutani porcelain bowl, Meiji period, decorated with birds and peonies in gilt, red and gray enamels on the white ground, the base marked 'Kutani Dainippon', 3.5"h x 8.5"dia

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Japanese Kirande Porcelain Ewer

Lot 4044: Japanese Kirande Porcelain Ewer

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Description: Japanese Kutani porcelain ewer, decorated with phoenixes, peonies and chrysanthemums in a kinrande palette, with long elegant handles and neck, lid with a karashishi shaped finial in gold, 9"h

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Japanese Lacquer Plates, Bowls, Sake Cups

Lot 4045: Japanese Lacquer Plates, Bowls, Sake Cups

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Description: (lot of 25) Group of Japanese lacquered ware: six gilt lacquered plates each decorated with a different plant, including bamboo and plums; five black and five vermilion red bowls with gilt interior; nine footed sake cups, each interior with imperial family crests, marked 'Imperial Gifts', largest: 10"dia

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Chinese Wooden Stands

Lot 4046: Chinese Wooden Stands

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Description: (lot of 22) Chinese wooden stands of various shapes and sizes, including rectangular footed stands and circular bases, largest: 7.5" dia

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Japanese Patinated Bronze Box/ Copper Chago

Lot 4047: Japanese Patinated Bronze Box/ Copper Chago

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese patinated bronze box, the lid with plum blossoms, signature incised at the bottom; bamboo shaped copper chago/sago (for measuring tea), dated 1913, signed 'Ikkakusai" together with a signed kiri box, 5.5" h x 2.12

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Japanese Figural Sumida Bowl

Lot 4048: Japanese Figural Sumida Bowl

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Description: Japanese Sumida ceramic bowl, early 20th century, decorated with ten boys standing around the flambe glazed rim and with a green interior, underside marked 'Ryosai', 8.5"dia

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Japanese Metal Hand-Basket Type Bento Box

Lot 4049: Japanese Metal Hand-Basket Type Bento Box

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Description: Japanese metal cylindrical food container, of hand-basket type, with four-tiers with holder and a handle, overall: 5.25" h

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