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

August 10th Fine Art & Antique Auction

(816 Lots)

by Clars Auction Gallery


816 lots with images

August 10, 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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Southeast Asian Buddha

Lot 1: Southeast Asian Buddha

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Description: Southeast Asian bronze Buddha, seated in dyanasana and hand in bhumisparsa, backed by a flaming mandorla, on a wood stand, figure: 6.125"h

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Khmer-style Bronze Buddha

Lot 2: Khmer-style Bronze Buddha

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Description: Khmer style standing bronze Buddha, with both palms facing outward and in front of the chest, with a wood stand, figure: 14.25"h

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Chinese Green Stone Seals/Box

Lot 3: Chinese Green Stone Seals/Box

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Description: Chinese soapstone seals and dragon box, the lid featuring a meandering dragon, the box carved with stylized dragons on a granulated ground, the interior encasing two seals each surmounted with a fu-lion, 3.5"h

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Three Chinese Rose Quartz Figures

Lot 4: Three Chinese Rose Quartz Figures

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese rose quartz carvings, consisting of a pair of phoenix each clasping a peony sprig in its beak; together with a brush washer accented by carved peony sprays, 8"w

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Chinese Carved Soapstone Seal

Lot 5: Chinese Carved Soapstone Seal

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Description: Chinese soapstone seal, carved with stylized flowers accented by clouds on a stipple ground, the base with two seal script characters, 5.25"h

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Four Chinese Jade Toggles

Lot 6: Four Chinese Jade Toggles

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese jade toggles, consisting of one carved with a rooster, the other with a tiger; a ruyi head executed from a pale gray-green matrix; the other with a bat, peach and lingzhi, 2.25"h

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Two Chinese Jade/Stone Toggles

Lot 7: Two Chinese Jade/Stone Toggles

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese jade and hardstone toggles, the first of a celadon monkey clutching a peach executed from a russet patch; second, a jade plaque with a pair of dragons flanking a shuangxi emblem, together with a metal chain, overall: 15"h

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Two Chinese Jade Toggles

Lot 8: Two Chinese Jade Toggles

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese jade toggles, each carved with a dragon reversed with a phoenix, one of a celadon hue with the jewel executed from a yellow patch; the other a roundel accented with pale lavender and green hues, 2"w

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Two Red Coral Branches

Lot 9: Two Red Coral Branches

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Description: (lot of 2) Coral branches, each with incised detailing and of heightened red coral hues, 10.4"h

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Chinese Jade Carving, Grape/Squirrel

Lot 10: Chinese Jade Carving, Grape/Squirrel

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Description: Chinese celadon jade carving, of a squirrel and a cluster of grapes backed by a large leaf, 3.125"w

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Two Chinese Bangle Bracelets

Lot 11: Two Chinese Bangle Bracelets

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese jade/hardstone bangle bracelets, the first with a gray-green matrix with a large dark patch; the other with a semi-translucent matrix with icy inclusions, 3.5"w

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Chinese Hardstone Plaques and Necklaces

Lot 12: Chinese Hardstone Plaques and Necklaces

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese hardstone jewelry, the first a plaque of icy white hue, reticulated with a flower basket; the second with a ruyi lock featuring a dragonfly, suspended from a cord with two jade beads, lock: 4"w; one hardstone necklace consisting of a quartz bead necklace with forty-two spherical beads; together with a necklace suspending a yellow ground cloisonne ruyi lock and heightened with green cloisonne beads, 17.25"h

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Chinese Porcelain Planter

Lot 13: Chinese Porcelain Planter

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain wall planter, of trapezoidal form decorated with butterflies and flowers of the four seasons, together with a fitted wood stand, dish: 6"w

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Chinese Figural Ivory Carvings

Lot 14: Chinese Figural Ivory Carvings

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese ivory carvings, Republic period, of three maidens, one carrying a fan, one with a peony blossom, and the other with a basket of flowers, each on a wood stand, largest: 6.5"h

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Group of Chinese Ivory Carvings

Lot 15: Group of Chinese Ivory Carvings

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese ivory carvings, Republic period, consisting of a tusk and a plaque each pierced with figures in a landscape; and a puzzle ball carved with rosettes, together with a stand (the dish cracked), with two wood stands, largest: 6.125"h

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Chinese Carved Mammoth Ivory

Lot 16: Chinese Carved Mammoth Ivory

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Description: Chinese mammoth ivory carving, featuring Budai along with a group of joyous children, including a child holding a scroll incised 'da ji da li', with pigment accents, 7.75"w

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Chinese Fan, Chen Shaomei (after)

Lot 16A: Chinese Fan, Chen Shaomei (after)

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Description: Chinese fan painting, after Chen Shaomei (Chinese, 1909-1954), Scholar in Landscape, ink and color on paper, the upper right with an inscription, cyclical date dinghai, bearing signature 'Shaomei Chen Yunzhang', with five seals, reversed with calligraphy, 23.5"w

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Chinese Porcelain Tea Pot and Box

Lot 17: Chinese Porcelain Tea Pot and Box

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Description: Chinese enameled porcelain tea pot with embroidered box, the tea pot enameled with a pair of beauties standing in front of flowering prunus, reversed with a colophon and signature; together with a hexagonal box embroidered with blossoms on a turquoise ground, box: 5.125"h

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Chinese Carved Wood Brush Pot

Lot 18: Chinese Carved Wood Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese carved wood brush pot with two birds on a plum blossom branch, and mice below, 4.75" h

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Chinese Wood Peach and Brush Pot

Lot 19: Chinese Wood Peach and Brush Pot

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese wooden carvings, the first a boxwood carving of a peach featuring Shoulao and a bat above a plinth; the second of a small brush pot with thick walls and body tapering toward a flat base, 3.8"h

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Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Vase

Lot 20: Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Vase

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Description: Chinese carved cinnabar vase, the tapering body featuring scholars and attendants in a landscape setting, the neck and splayed base with floral motifs on a diaper ground, 8.75"h

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Chinese Molded Lotus Bowl

Lot 21: Chinese Molded Lotus Bowl

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Description: Chinese gilt and orange enameled porcelain bowl, with a foliate rim and molded with lotus heightened in gilt on a coral ground, in contrast with a gilt interior, the recessed base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark, 6"w

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Chinese Metal Censer

Lot 22: Chinese Metal Censer

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Description: Chinese patinated brass tripod censer, with a wide mouth, angular shoulder and a compressed body, 2.3"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 pot, 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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Two Chinese Porcelain Meiping Vases, Erotica

Lot 24: Two Chinese Porcelain Meiping Vases, Erotica

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Description: Pair of Chinese small enameled porcelain vases, of meiping form, each decorated with a pair of couples in amorous pursuits, the back with a poetic colophon below a key-fret and ruyi band to the shoulder, apocryphal underglaze blue Yongzheng mark to the base, 4.6"h

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Chinese Carved Babmoo Wrist Rest

Lot 25: Chinese Carved Babmoo Wrist Rest

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Description: Chinese bamboo wrist rest, carved with Liu Hai fishing for a three legged toad with a strand of cash, the upper right incised, 9.75"w

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Chinese Huali Brush Pot

Lot 26: Chinese Huali Brush Pot

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Description: Chinese huali hardwood cylindrical brush pot, with a plain rim and thick walls tapering toward the recessed base, 6.5''h

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Chinese Painted Tin Figure

Lot 27: Chinese Painted Tin Figure

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Description: Chinese polychromed tin figure, of a warrior in militaristic garb, and with an elaborate headdress, 7.75"h

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Two Chinese Blue-and-White Jars

Lot 28: Two Chinese Blue-and-White Jars

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese underglaze blue porcelain jars, each with flowering prunus branches on a crackle ice ground, the shoulder with a comb pattern and the base with a double ring mark, together with lids (one lid repaired), overall: 5.75"h

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Chinese Wood Brush Rest

Lot 29: Chinese Wood Brush Rest

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Description: Chinese wooden brush rest, the gnarled segment with a spike on the top, with a wood stand, overall: 10.25"w

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Chinese Yingqing Porcelain Bowl

Lot 30: Chinese Yingqing Porcelain Bowl

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Description: Chinese yingqing glazed porcelain bowl, the shallow bowl raised on a short foot, the recessed base with an underglaze blue mark, 6.75"w

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Chinese Bronze Censer

Lot 31: Chinese Bronze Censer

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Description: Chinese bronze censer, the lid featuring a fu-lion with three cubs, circular body above three supports, decorated with dragons and flaming jewels, 5"h

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Chinese Zisha Tea pot

Lot 32: Chinese Zisha Tea pot

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Description: Chinese ceramic tea pot, of faux bamboo form 'nailed' with reinforcements, the recessed base marked 'Yang Chun[rong]', 7.25"h

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Chinese Carved Wood Scroll Weights

Lot 33: Chinese Carved Wood Scroll Weights

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Description: Pair of Chinese wooden scroll weights, carved with lotus blossoms accented by leaves and pods, 15"w

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Anamese Hoi An Hoard Bowls

Lot 34: Anamese Hoi An Hoard Bowls

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Description: (lot of 2) Vietnamese/Anamese underglaze blue bowls, each with a floral band above lotus lappets, the base with a label 'Hoi an Hoard' and serial number, 6"w

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Chinese Porcelain Bulbous Vases, Flowers

Lot 35: Chinese Porcelain Bulbous Vases, Flowers

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese polychrome enameled porcelain vases, each with a short neck above a bulbous body and a splayed base, the exterior with butterflies and chrysanthemums, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark, 7.75"h; Provenance: Estate of Reynold Tom of Oakland, CA

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Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Vessel

Lot 36: Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain Vessel

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Description: Chinese underglaze blue porcelain container, of trapezoidal form, the long side featuring Li Tieguai above a double gourd crossing the sea, the other three sides decorated with flowers and the interior with a sage seated under a tree reading a book, the recessed base reads 'Jingsi Tang zhi', 7.75"w

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Japanese Tea Container, =Celadon Water Droppers

Lot 37: Japanese Tea Container, =Celadon Water Droppers

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Description: (lot of 3) Japanese gilt lacquered tea container, inside nashiji with an interior lid, the exterior decorated with scenery in a flower shaped reserve; and two celadon water droppers, one rectangle and one ring form, largest: 3.5"dia

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Japanese Satsuma Vase, Meiji

Lot 38: Japanese Satsuma Vase, Meiji

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Description: Japanese Satsuma vase, Meiji period, gilt decorated on dark blue ground, a family scene with women, children and the master of the house in one reserve, various samurai and a youth on another reserve, recess marked with 'Dai Nippon Kozan' with a Shimazu crest, 10.25"h

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Japanese Fukagawa Porcelain, Meiji

Lot 39: Japanese Fukagawa Porcelain, Meiji

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Description: (lot of 5) One pair of Japanese cups and saucers, Meiji period, Fukagawa Hikozan, decorated with three samurai; and a Satsuma plate, decorated with rakan and a dragon, the recess with the Shimazu crest and marked [daishoou], saucer: 4.25"dia, plate: 7.25"

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Japanese Bronze Figure of a Boy

Lot 40: Japanese Bronze Figure of a Boy

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Description: Japanese bronze figure, a little boy holding an imonbukuro (=comfort bag which was sent during the war to the soldiers abroad up until 1917), 5"h

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Japanese Kutani style Satsuma Vases, early 20c

Lot 41: Japanese Kutani style Satsuma Vases, early 20c

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Description: Pair of Japanese Satsuma-Kutani vases, late Meiji/Taisho period, gilt rim above the mille fleur patterned tapering body, the base marked with Tashiro and a Shimazu crest, 7.5"h

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Japanese Kutani Lions

Lot 42: Japanese Kutani Lions

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese Kutani porcelain lions, each of the karajishi with front paws resting on a ball, the bottom of both marked Kutani, largest 8.5"h

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Japanese Kutani Porcelain Tokkuri and Cup

Lot 43: Japanese Kutani Porcelain Tokkuri and Cup

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Description: (lot of 3) Japanese Kutani porcelain two large (tokkuri) sake bottles and a cup, decorated in gold and vermilion red, inside of the cup decorated with a peony, recess marked 'Kutani', (one tokkuri rim repaired) tokkuri: 6.5"h

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Group of Chinese Plate Stands and Bases

Lot 44: Group of Chinese Plate Stands and Bases

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Description: (lot of 39) Box of Chinese wood stands, including circular bases and plate stands of various style and sizes, 9.75"w

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Japanese doll, Meiji

Lot 45: Japanese doll, Meiji

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Description: Japanese doll, shiokumi (carrying sea-water) ningyo, late 19th/early 20th century, with a box, doll:11"h

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Asian Bronze Scepter and Teapot

Lot 46: Asian Bronze Scepter and Teapot

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Description: (lot of 2) Asian patinated bronze scepter and brass teapot, the shaft of the scepter entwined with a dragon and the bulbous top further cast with dragons; and the teapot on four supports, a handle and a gourd shaped finial, scepter:18"l

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Japanese Atita Etsuzan bowl Noritake Porcelain Crane

Lot 47: Japanese Atita Etsuzan bowl Noritake Porcelain Crane

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese Arita sweets bowl, the recess marked 'Etsuzan', box with the signature and seals, the bowl with a gilt interior, dark brown exterior, center decorated with scenery in blue-and-white; Noritake porcelain crane, bottom marked Noritake Nippon Toki, crane: 9.5"l

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Japanese Molded Vases

Lot 48: Japanese Molded Vases

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese porcelain vases, with a short neck above the bulbous body, decorated with three dimensional flowers on a white ground, 7"h

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Chinese Mille Fleur Plates

Lot 49: Chinese Mille Fleur Plates

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese mille fleur porcelain plates, enameled with an array of blossoms in hues of pink, purple, yellow, blue and red, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark, 8"w; Provenance: Estate of Reynold Tom of Oakland, CA

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