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January 12th Fine Art & Antique Auction

by Clars Auction Gallery


623 lots | 622 with images

January 12, 2013

Live Auction

5644 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA, 94609 USA

Phone: 1-510-428-0100

Fax: 1-510-658-9917

Email: info@clars.com

623 Lots
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Japanese Painting of Tea Ceremony, Hanging Scroll

Lot 4048: Japanese Painting of Tea Ceremony, Hanging Scroll

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Description: Japanese hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, lower left with the signature, depicting a maiden serving at a tea ceremony under a cherry blossom tree, painting: 45.25"h x 16.25"w, overall: 79"h x 21.37"w; Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Montclair Art Museum (Montclair, New Jersey)

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Japanese Painting Fujiwara Sadanobu

Lot 4049: Japanese Painting Fujiwara Sadanobu

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Description: Japanese hanging scroll, ink on silk, 'Mount Fuji', lower left bearing the signature Fujiwara Sadanobu (Japanese) and seal, painting: 12.25"h x 19.5"w, overall: 44.5"h x 23"w

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Two Japanese Paintings, Kiyokawa Taiji

Lot 4050: Two Japanese Paintings, Kiyokawa Taiji

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Description: (lot of 2) Framed Japanese watercolors on shikishi paper, Abstract, by Kiyokawa Taiji (Japanese, 1919-2000), lower left with signature, painting: 10.75"h x 9.5"w, overall: 19"h x 14.75"w

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Japanese Framed Calligraphy, Harada Kanpo

Lot 4051: Japanese Framed Calligraphy, Harada Kanpo

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Description: Framed Japanese calligraphy on paper, 'wa' ( harmony, peace), by Harada Kanpo (Japanese, 1911-1995), sight: 10.25"h x 9.25"w, overall: 12.75"h x 12.25"w

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Japanese Unframed Print, Meiji, Children's Custom Series

Lot 4052: Japanese Unframed Print, Meiji, Children's Custom Series

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Description: Japanese unframed print, Children's Custom Series, Meiji period, depicting four girls playing, lower right with signature and seal, left margin with date and publisher name and address, dated Meiji 29 (= 1896), print: 14"h x 0.5"w

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Three Chinese Album Leaves

Lot 4053: Three Chinese Album Leaves

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Description: (lot of 3) Chinese album leaves, ink on silk, the first depicting tree, garden rock and bamboo, bearing signature 'Hongren'; second, with a bird perched on a cherry blossom sprig, bearing signature 'He Yi'; the last, featuring a quail in landscape, 8"h x 7.5"w

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Chinese painting, Cat and Japanese Painting, White Bird

Lot 4054: Chinese painting, Cat and Japanese Painting, White Bird

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese painting, ink and color on silk, brush painting of a white dove with a poem, bearing signature Sato Yoshiharu/ Hoshini, dated 1937, reverse adhered with a sticker reading Albert M. Bender Collection; together with a Chinese painting, ink and color on paper, of a cat in front of the door, lower margin with a signature Lao Li with seal and title;

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Two Unframed Chinese Paintings

Lot 4055: Two Unframed Chinese Paintings

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Description: (lot of 2) Unframed Chinese paintings, the first depicting pink prunus, signed and sealed; the second of a bird perched on a flowering branch, the left with an inscription and signature, largest:19"h x 27.5"l

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Six Thai Ink Rubbings

Lot 4056: Six Thai Ink Rubbings

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Description: (lot of 6) Framed Thai ink rubbings. consisting three rubbings of dancers, one of musicians, one of Rama and the last a scene of figures eating and drinking, largest: sight: 18" h x 22"l. overall: 26"h x 30"l

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Japanese Painting, Parinirvana

Lot 4057: Japanese Painting, Parinirvana

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Description: Japanese painting, ink and color on paper, Parinirvana, a scene of the death of the Buddha surrounded by mourning disciples, bodhisattva and animals (laid to board), overall: 67"h x 38.75"w

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Japanese Print  Kawarazaki Shodo, Meiji

Lot 4058: Japanese Print Kawarazaki Shodo, Meiji

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Description: Japanese woodblock print, Meiji period, hibiscus, by Kawarazaki Shodo (Japanese, 1889-1973), lower right with the artist seal mark, sight: 14"h x 9.25"w, overall: 20"h x 13.75"w

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Framed Japanese Print , Toyokuni Edo Period

Lot 4059: Framed Japanese Print , Toyokuni Edo Period

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Description: Framed Japanese woodblock print, Edo period, by Utagawa Toyokuni III (Japanese, 1786-1865), depicting a youth with poem in the background, lower left with artist name, censor seals, publisher's seal from 1852, (some worm holes), sight: 10"h x 7"w, overall: 15"h x 12"w

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Japanese Woodblock Prints, Keinen and Bairei

Lot 4060: Japanese Woodblock Prints, Keinen and Bairei

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Description: (lot of 2) Japanese woodblock prints, Meiji period, 'Chrysanthemum and Snail' by Kono Bairei (Japanese,1844-1895), lower left with the signature and seal; birds on cherry blossom branch, by Imao Keinen( Japanese 1845-1924), larger: sight: 7.75"h x 10.37"w, overall: 12.75"h x 16.75"w

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Japanese Six Panel Screen

Lot 4061: Japanese Six Panel Screen

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Description: Japanese six panel screen, ink and color on paper, each depicting a figure by a thatched house in mountain surroundings, each panel sealed, end-panels: 68"h x 25"w, inner panels: 68"h x 24"w

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Asian Ceramic Buddha

Lot 4062: Asian Ceramic Buddha

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Description: Asian crackle glazed ceramic figure of a Buddha, seated in meditation above a rectangular plinth, 27.5"h

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Japanese Patinated Bronze Hibachi

Lot 4063: Japanese Patinated Bronze Hibachi

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Description: Japanese bronze hibachi, cast with the Seven Lucky Gods in relief within patterned bands, flanked with cash coin form handles, 15"w

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Chinese Dining Table and Chairs

Lot 4064: Chinese Dining Table and Chairs

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Description: (lot of 11) Chinese dining room suite, consisting of a rectangular table with two leaves, and eight side chairs and two armchairs each with a narrow back splat, a plain beaded apron and straight supports, together with blue cushions, table: (without leaves) 30"h x 43.75"d x 68"l, chair: 18" w x 17"d x 37" h

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Thai Lacquered Wood Ox

Lot 4065: Thai Lacquered Wood Ox

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Description: Thai lacquered wooden carving of an ox, 19th century, the recumbent animal draped with a red lacquered blanket carved with scrolling tendril borders, all resting on a rectangular plinth, 31"w

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Chinese Hardwood Low Table

Lot 4066: Chinese Hardwood Low Table

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Description: Chinese wooden low table, inset with a long and narrow floating panel within a plain edge, with a shaped bead apron joined to square supports, 15"h x 50"w 18"d

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Six Thai Wood Rabbit Form Coconut Graters

Lot 4067: Six Thai Wood Rabbit Form Coconut Graters

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Description: (lot of 8) Thai wooden coconut graters, each shaped as a recumbent rabbit, one accented with red pigments and one with a rectangular seat on the back of the rabbit, largest: 24"l

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Two Chinese Silk Robes

Lot 4068: Two Chinese Silk Robes

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese embroidered robes, one Han woman's black satin robe featuring roundels with Xuanzong on a white horse along with his disciple and accented with floral sprigs; the other a robe altered from a red skirt woven with butterflies and flowers, first: 43.5"h

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Chinese Wooden Armchair, Birds

Lot 4069: Chinese Wooden Armchair, Birds

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Description: Chinese hardwood armchair, the circular back splat carved with a pair of birds below leafy branches, joined to a shaped seat flanked by scroll arms, resting on shaped supports, 42"h

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Asian Figural Metal Sculpture of Krishna

Lot 4070: Asian Figural Metal Sculpture of Krishna

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Description: Asian large metal figural sculpture, the figure of Krishna adorned in princely raiments and seated playing a flute, 37"h

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Japanese Bronze Rooster

Lot 4071: Japanese Bronze Rooster

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Description: Japanese Meiji-style bronze sculpture of a rooster, the gilt bird perched on a black stand set on a shaped base heightened with gold fish, 58.25"h

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Set Chinese Nesting Tables

Lot 4072: Set Chinese Nesting Tables

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Description: (lot of 4) Chinese hardwood nesting tables, each set with a floating top panel within a plain edge, above the waist carved with raised bands and key-fret work apron, joined to straight supports connected to humpback stretchers, largest: 27.5"h x 14"w x 20.5"l

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Chinese Marble Inlaid Export and Hardwood Stands

Lot 4073: Chinese Marble Inlaid Export and Hardwood Stands

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Description: (lot 3) Chinese wooden stands, consisting of an export square stand, the cobblestone patterned marble plaque set within a bead edge frame, the apron pierced with prunus and connected to lion form supports, 18''h; one hardwood stand inset with a rectangular top above a plain apron, humpback stretchers and straight supports with hoof terminals; lastly a tall flower stand with a reticulated scroll apron and slender supports joined to humpback stretchers, 26"h

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Tibetan-style Polychrome Cabinet

Lot 4074: Tibetan-style Polychrome Cabinet

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Description: Tibetan-style pigment decorated wooden cabinet, fronted with a pair of hinged doors along with recessed panels decorated with dragons, phoenix, various mythical creatures along with flowers and auspicious emblems, 59"w

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Two Chinese Marble and Wood Stands

Lot 4075: Two Chinese Marble and Wood Stands

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Description: Pair of Chinese marble inset wood stands, with a hexagonal top inset with a white and black marble plaque of conforming shape, above a tendril accented apron above cabriole supports on a raised base, 74.75"h x 20"w

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Japanese Kitchen Cabinet/Mizuya, 19th c

Lot 4076: Japanese Kitchen Cabinet/Mizuya, 19th c

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Description: Japanese two section kitchen cabinet (mizuya), 19th century, the upper section with a row of four persimmon wood sliding doors above a pair of sliding grate doors and a row of four drawers in contrast with the cedar cabinet, the lower section with a pair of sliding doors heightened with raised bands, 46.5"h x 63.5"w

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Chinese Tang-style Guardian

Lot 4077: Chinese Tang-style Guardian

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Description: Chinese Tang-style sculpture of a Buddhist guardian, the muscular body heightened in gilt in contrast with the lower garment picked out in red, statue: 35"h, overall: 40.5"h

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Chinese Rug, 10 x 7'8

Lot 4078: Chinese Rug, 10 x 7'8"

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Description: Chinese rug, red ground with dragons, 10' x 7'8"

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Chinese Gilt Lacquered Small Wooden Screen

Lot 4079: Chinese Gilt Lacquered Small Wooden Screen

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Description: Chinese small five panel lacquered screen, gilt and pigment decorated with a continuous mountain and river landscape along with figures and pavilions (loss of spandrel), 31"w

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Two Chinese Wood Stands

Lot 4080: Two Chinese Wood Stands

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Description: (lot of 2) Chinese hardwood stands, one with a inset top panel above a floral pierced apron; the other with a fretwork apron joined to slender supports braced by humpback stretchers, 22"h

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Chinese Lacquered Bath Tub

Lot 4081: Chinese Lacquered Bath Tub

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Description: Chinese red lacquered elm wood bath tub, of oval sectioned with a wooden plank to the interior and the exterior bounded with two metal bands, 46.25"w

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Acid painting on metal, Silvio Giovenetti, Abstract

Lot 4100: Acid painting on metal, Silvio Giovenetti, Abstract

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Description: Acid painting on metal, Abstract, 1970, by Silvio Giovenetti (Italian/American, 20th century), signed lower right, overall: 15"h x 44"w

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Painting, Richard Morgan, Suspension

Lot 4101: Painting, Richard Morgan, Suspension

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Description: Framed oil on canvas, "Suspension," by Richard Morgan (American, Contemporary), signed lower right, signed and titled verso, overall: 32.5"h x 32.5"w

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Painting, Darwin Musselman, Abstract

Lot 4102: Painting, Darwin Musselman, Abstract

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Description: Framed oil on board, Abstract Neutrals, by Darwin Musselman (Californian, 1916-2001), signed upper right, overall: 19.5"h x 25.5"w

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Painting, Darwin Musselman, Stream

Lot 4103: Painting, Darwin Musselman, Stream

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Description: Framed oil on canvas, "Running Stream Kings," by Darwin Musselman (Californian, 1916-2001), signed lower right, titled verso, overall: 24"h x 30"w

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Mixed media, George Beattie

Lot 4104: Mixed media, George Beattie

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Description: Framed polymer on masonite, Incensiere, 1960, by George Beattie (American, 1919-1997), unsigned, museum title placards lower left/right, overall: 50.5''h x 22''w. Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Montclair Art Museum (Montclair, New Jersey)

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Drawing, Robert Hooton, New Mexico

Lot 4105: Drawing, Robert Hooton, New Mexico

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Description: Framed charcoal, Mesas and Mountains, New Mexico, 1988, by Robert Hooton (American, b. 1917), signed and dated lower right, inscribed "for Bob from Bob" lower right, overall: 18.5"h x 22.5"w. Provenance: From the Estate of Bob Langell (Oakland, CA and Albuquerque, NM)

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Gouache, Mayra Biggerstaff, Abstract Waves

Lot 4106: Gouache, Mayra Biggerstaff, Abstract Waves

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Description: Framed gouache and watercolor, Abstract Waves, 1945, by Mayra Biggerstaff (American/Swedish, 1905-1999), signed and dated lower left, overall: 19"h x 23"w. Note: Artist was assistant to Birger Sandzen. Documentation including handwritten biography of the artist verso

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Painting, Mary Ann Hayden, Abstract

Lot 4107: Painting, Mary Ann Hayden, Abstract

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Description: Framed acrylic on paper, "Red #3," 1983, by Mary Ann Hayden (Californian, Contemporary), pencil signed, titled, and dated within lower margin, overall: 40.75"h x 31.75"w

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Painting, Marie Gleeson Cruess, Girl in Swing

Lot 4108: Painting, Marie Gleeson Cruess, Girl in Swing

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Description: Framed oil on board, "Girl in Swing," by Marie Gleeson Cruess (California, 1890-1989), signed lower right, titled verso, overall: 22.5"h x 26.5"w

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Mixed Media, Modern, Abstract

Lot 4109: Mixed Media, Modern, Abstract

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Description: Framed mixed media on hand made paper, "Blue Pink," American School, 20th century, signed "Cynthia Doherty" lower right, overall: 40"h x 32.25"w

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Painting, Contemporary, Abstract

Lot 4110: Painting, Contemporary, Abstract

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Description: Framed oil on canvas, Red Line and Twelve Black Spots, American School, Contemporary, signed "J. Leary" lower right, overall: 26"h x 29.5"w

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Painting, Nina Holland, Clown, 1954

Lot 4111: Painting, Nina Holland, Clown, 1954

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Description: Unframed oil on masonite, Clown, 1954, by Nina Holland (American, 20th century), signed and dated lower right, overall: 15"h x 6"w. Provenance: From the Estate of Bob Langell (Oakland, CA and Albuquerque, NM)

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Oil, Jimmie Lee Sudduth, Outsider

Lot 4112: Oil, Jimmie Lee Sudduth, Outsider

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Description: Unframed oil and mixed media on wood, Red Figure, by Jimmie Lee Sudduth (American, 1910-2007), overall: 41"h x 19"w

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Painting, Abstract, Contemporary

Lot 4113: Painting, Abstract, Contemporary

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Description: Unframed (stretched) oil on canvas, Abstract, 2012, American School, signed "Gregory Grofsein" verso, overall: 18"h x 56"w

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Painting, Nina Hollad, Fish on Stick

Lot 4114: Painting, Nina Hollad, Fish on Stick

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Description: Unframed oil on canvas, Fish Hanging on Stick, 1954, by Nina Holland (American, 20th century), signed lower right, overall: 16''h x 28''w. Provenance: From the Estate of Bob Langell (Oakland, CA and Albuquerque, NM)

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Watercolor, Four Figures, European

Lot 4115: Watercolor, Four Figures, European

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Description: Framed watercolor on paper, Four Figures, European School, 20th century, signed "Evalle" lower right, overall: 24.5"h x 32.5"w

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