Property from the Estate of Harvey Clar

  • Estate Spotlight

This April, our auctions will feature a remarkable collection from the estate of Harvey Clar, the gallery’s founder. Mr. Clar’s collection includes exquisite Lalique pieces, fine porcelain, marble and bronze sculptures.


Harvey Clar
Harvey Clar.
A Royal Crown Derby assembled porcelain dinner service in the Old Imari pattern 1128.
A Royal Crown Derby assembled porcelain dinner service in the Old Imari pattern 1128.
Estimate: $2,000–$3,000
A Chinese celadon jade elephant figure.
A Chinese celadon jade elephant figure.
Estimate: $1,500–$2,500
A Daum Frères enameled cameo glass vase, 9.75″h.
A Daum Frères enameled cameo glass vase, 9.75″h.
Estimate: $1,200–$1,800
Attributed to Thomas Lawrence (British, 1769–1830), Untitled (Young Gentleman with Horse), oil on canvas, 36″ x 43″. Provenance: From the Estate of Harvey Clar (Orinda, California).
Attributed to Thomas Lawrence (British, 1769–1830), Untitled (Young Gentleman with Horse), oil on canvas, 36″ x 43″. Provenance: From the Estate of Harvey Clar (Orinda, California).
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000
An Italian alabaster figure of a boy fishing by Lorenzo Corelli. Provenance: From the Estate of Harvey Clar.
An Italian alabaster figure of a boy fishing by Lorenzo Corelli. Provenance: From the Estate of Harvey Clar.
Estimate: $1,000–$1,500
A Lalique clear and frosted glass model of a tiger, engraved factory mark and applied factory label, 9.5″ x 11″.
A Lalique clear and frosted glass model of a tiger, engraved factory mark and applied factory label, 9.5″ x 11″.
Estimate: $400–$600

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Property from the Collection of Joanna Barnes

Joanna Barnes was a multifaceted talent, known as an author, newspaper columnist, and actress.

  • Estate Spotlight
  • Fine Jewelry

Property from the Estate of Meri Jaye

Meri Jaye was a renowned, San Francisco interior designer of passenger and cargo ships.

  • Estate Spotlight

Historic Frank’s Fisherman

Frank’s Fisherman, located on San Francisco’s waterfront, was established in 1946 and began as a chandlery for the bay area’s commercial fishing fleet.

  • Estate Spotlight

Contemporary Glass Collection

On March 21st, Clars will be offering iconic pieces from glass artists, including Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, and more.

  • Design
  • Estate Spotlight

The Collection of Allan Stone

From 1960 to 2020, Stone had a prominent New York City gallery that was known for showing artists such as: Wayne Thiebaud, Eva Hesse, Jack Whitten, and more.

  • Estate Spotlight
  • Modern + Contemporary

From the Private Collection of Stephen & Lynette Schwartz

Mr. Stephen Schwartz and Stephen’s Antiques are recognized antiques dealers and advanced collectors known nationwide.

  • Estate Spotlight
  • Furniture & Decorative Arts

Artists to Watch: California

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

Clars in collaboration with exhibited.at is honored to present the visionary inaugural auction: Artists to Watch: California. This section will lead the Spring Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Auction held on March 21st, 2 PM PDT.

Founded by former Christie’s specialist Rodania Leong, exhibited.at focuses on art, community and innovation — empowering artists, curators, and galleries with the ability to archive their rich exhibition history while providing guidance on diverse art initiatives. Together with Clars — the exceptional art appraisers and auctioneers who have over fifty years of expertise in hosting Bay Area auctions — this collaboration harnesses the expertise of both exhibited.at and Clars whilst delving into the rich history and allure of California art.

California has long been a force for artistic innovation, and this auction aims to showcase the work of ten pioneering artists based in the Golden State. A few of the artists who will be featured in this inaugural sale are Gabe Weis and Alexa Arnold.


Gabe Weis (American, 20th century), <em>So What?</em>, 2023, mixed media collage with acrylic paint, oil markers, and graffiti markers on canvas, canvas: 40″ x 30″.
Gabe Weis (American, 20th century), So What?, 2023, mixed media collage with acrylic paint, oil markers, and graffiti markers on canvas, 40″ x 30″.
Estimate: $7,000–$10,000

Gabe Weiss is a mixed media and NFT artist living in the Bay Area. The self-taught artist is inspired by street art and stoic philosophy and uses a stream-of-consciousness approach to his work to explore perceptions of reality. His physical and digital works are shown internationally. This past year, his work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Picasso Museum, Seattle Art Fair, and various galleries throughout Asia and the United States. Gabe is committed to sustainability in his craft. By reusing older materials found around the house, such as cereal boxes, maps, and old dictionaries to create timeless works, he hopes his work inspires others to reuse materials as part of their art practice.


Gabe Weis (American, 20th century), Oppose Reality, 2023, mixed media with watercolor crayons, acrylic paint, and graphite on watercolor paper, paper: 30″ x 22.5″.
Gabe Weis (American, 20th century), Oppose Reality, 2023, mixed media with watercolor crayons, acrylic paint, and graphite on watercolor paper, 30″ x 22.5″.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000

Alexis Arnold is a mixed media visual artist in Oakland, CA. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Aspen Art Museum, Napa Valley Museum, Whatcom Museum, Beaux-Arts Mons Belgium, Atlanta Airport, Bergdorf Goodman, di Rosa, and The NY Hall of Science. Alexis’ work is included in the collections of SFMOMA, Meta, VCU, MediaMath, Costa Cruises, University of Pittsburgh, and others.


Alexis Arnold (American, 20th century), Book, ‘Oxford Deictionary of Art’, 2024, Crystallized Book Series, book and borax sculpture, signed verso, overall: 7.75″ x 11″ x 8″.
Alexis Arnold (American, 20th century), Book, ‘Oxford Deictionary of Art’, 2024, Crystallized Book Series, book and borax sculpture, overall: 7.75″ x 11″ x 8″.
Estimate: $1,500–$2,500

The history of art in California holds profound significance, reflecting a dynamic intersection of cultural, social, and environmental influences. As a beacon of creativity and innovation, California has been a canvas for diverse artistic movements — from the early 20th-century Bohemian enclaves to the rise of contemporary art hubs. The state’s artistic legacy truly encapsulates the spirit of experimentation and cultural diversity unique to California, its rich history nourishing the evolution of artistic expression and societal shifts, and the transformative power of the Californian landscape on the creative imagination.


Alexis Arnold (American, 20th century), <em>Torus</em>, 2022, acrylic on cotton rag, signed verso, rag: 26″ x 18″, overall (frame): 29″ x 21.5″.
Alexis Arnold (American, 20th century), Torus, 2022, acrylic on cotton rag, 26″ x 18″, overall (frame): 29″ x 21.5″.
Estimate: $3,000–$4,000

With this inaugural auction, we take great pride in introducing ten esteemed artists who persistently enrich the tapestry of California art. Their work resonates with audiences and collectors worldwide, serving as pioneers in the evolution of artistic expression. We invite you to immerse yourself in this presentation, offering an opportunity to discover, connect, and support those instrumental in shaping the lasting legacy of California’s art history.

Join us in celebrating their creativity, innovation, and enduring impact! For more information or any questions, please reach out to [email protected] and [email protected].

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Artist Spotlight: Roy Lichtenstein

Lichtenstein was one of the most prominent figures of the Pop Art movement — most known for his comic strip-inspired paintings, prints, and sculptures.

  • Artist Spotlight
  • Modern + Contemporary

May Auction Highlights

This May, Clars is excited to present The Golden & Glamour Era Auction, our Furniture, Art & Asian Auction, The Warehouse Auction, and our Spring Fine & Rare Wines Auction.

  • Auction

April Auction Highlights

Clars is excited to present The Maritime Sale on April 18th, our Furniture, Art, Jewelry & Asian Auction on April 19th, and our Warehouse Auction on April 20th.

  • Auction

Spring Modern + Contemporary Art Highlights

This March we are excited to present several very special works in our Spring Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Auction.

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

Spring Luxury Jewels & Timepieces Highlights

Clars is excited to present the Spring Luxury Jewels & Timepieces Auction on Thursday, March 21st, commencing at 9:30 AM PDT.

  • Auction
  • Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

Artist Spotlight: Hernando Ruiz Ocampo

Ocampo developed a singular style that expressed the Filipino experience through emotive color, form, and abstraction.

  • Artist Spotlight
  • Modern + Contemporary

Spring Modern + Contemporary Art Highlights

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

This March we are excited to present several very special works in our Spring Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Auction.

We are privileged and honored to present a very important work by 1991 National Artist of the Philippines, Hernando Ruiz Ocampo. Ocampo stands as an iconic artist in the Philippines, being a leader of modernist painting in the country during the first half of the twentieth century. The monumental work by Ocampo in our March sale, one of only two made by the artist in this size, is titled Mga Kiti, which can be taken as a reference to either duck embryos or mosquito larvae. Dating to 1978, the scroll-like painting, done in acrylic paint on Tetoron fabric, showcases a repeating pattern of similar forms that echo human figures, the bodies of birds, lotus pods, and cellular structures.


Hernando Ruiz Ocampo (Filipino, 1911–1978), Mga Kiti, 1978, acrylic on Tetoron, 35.5″ x 354.25″ (zoomed in shot).
Hernando Ruiz Ocampo (Filipino, 1911–1978), Mga Kiti, 1978, acrylic on Tetoron, 35.5″ x 354.25″ (zoomed in shot).
Estimate: $700,000–$1,000,000

Another featured work is a life-size ceramic kimono by American sculptor, Karen LaMonte. LaMonte is known for her sculptures of garments which appear to be draped over a human form but stand alone as if moving on their own. LaMonte works in glass, bronze, and ceramic, and the child’s kimono in our March sale is made of ceramic with a light blue celadon glaze.


Karen LaMonte (American, b. 1967), Child's Kimono, ceramic with celadon glaze, overall: 40″ x 17.5″ x 12″.
Karen LaMonte (American, b. 1967), Child’s Kimono, ceramic with celadon glaze, overall: 40″ x 17.5″ x 12″.
Estimate: $30,000–$50,000
Eric Goulder (American, b. 1954), The Woman, 1991, bronze sculpture, overall: 32″ x 21″ x 23″.
Eric Goulder (American, b. 1954), The Woman, 1991, sculpture bronze, overall: 32″ x 21″ x 23″.
Estimate: $20,000–$30,000

Another sculpture highlight in the March sale is a bronze by Eric Goulder, titled The Woman. This figural piece depicts a nude woman seated while raising a hand to her mouth — a look of surprise on her face. The nearly life-size sculpture is formed in a highly realistic style displaying musculature and hair texture, as well as emotion and body language.


Henrietta Berk (American, 1919–1990), Untitled (Seated Figures/Possibly JFK and Jackie), oil on canvas, 48″ x 54″.
Henrietta Berk (American, 1919–1990), Untitled (Seated Figures/Possibly JFK and Jackie), oil on canvas, 48″ x 54″.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000

Moving on to our selection of paintings this March, we are pleased to offer two works by Bay Area Figurative Movement member, Henrietta Berk. Berk is celebrated for her emotive use of color and the strong element of movement in her painting. She often utilizes an impasto painting technique, which we see in both pieces in the March auction. One painting, titled Spanish Landscape, depicts a starkly lit town with a blazing orange sky over green fields and scattered buildings. The second piece, an untitled figurative painting, shows a young woman and man seated and talking in the grass. Speculation of this work and other similar pieces by Berk alleges that the couple is modeled after President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.


Raimonds Staprans (American/Latvian, b. 1926), Seated Nude (Erica), 1976–78, oil on canvas, 40″ x 40″.
Raimonds Staprans (American/Latvian, b. 1926), Seated Nude (Erica), 1976–78, oil on canvas, 40″ x 40″. Note: This work was commissioned by the artist’s friend, Maurice Amzallag. Amzallag was a restaurant owner (as well as a poet, artist and architect) in Los Altos, California. This is a portrait of Amzallag’s wife, Erica.
Estimate: $40,000–$60,000

Another standout in the March auction is a large oil on canvas by Latvian-American painter, Raimonds Staprans. Staprans built a large following while practicing in San Francisco during the second half of the 20th century. He is known for bold color and painterly brushwork, often focusing on architectural landscapes and still lifes. The painting at Clars this month is a rare figural work depicting a female nude. Staprans maintains his signature bold color and audacious painting technique in his exploration of the human figure.


Enrico Donati (American/Italian, 1909–2008), Cerveteri in Red + Blue, 1984–85, oil and mixed media (sand) on canvas, 60″ x 50″.
Enrico Donati (American/Italian, 1909–2008), Cerveteri in Red + Blue, 1984–85, oil and mixed media (sand) on canvas, 60″ x 50″.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000
Joan Brown (American, 1938–1990), Running at Ocean Beach, 1976, pencil and gouache on paper, 17.75″ x 24″.
Joan Brown (American, 1938–1990), Running at Ocean Beach, 1976, pencil and gouache on paper, 17.75″ x 24″.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000

Also included this March are large paintings by Enrico Donati and Hunt Slonem, a work on paper and print by Bay Area artist Joan Brown, and much more.


Juvenal Sanso (Spanish/Filipino, b. 1929), Untitled (Surreal Landscape), oil on canvas, 23″ x 28″.
Juvenal Sanso (Spanish/Filipino, b. 1929), Untitled (Surreal Landscape), oil on canvas, 23.75″ x 28.75″.
Estimate: $30,000–$50,000
Goetz Valien (Austrian, b. 1960), Ego, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 108″ x 120″.
Goetz Valien (Austrian, b. 1960), Ego, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 108″ x 120″.
Estimate: $25,000–$35,000
Matt Gondek (American, b 1982), Rugrats, acrylic on canvas, 47.5″ x 71.5″.
Matt Gondek (American, b 1982), Rugrats, acrylic on canvas, 47.5″ x 71.5″.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000
Lenore Tawney (American, 1907–2007), Blue Moon, warp-faced weft-ribbed plain weave with collage and paint, weaving: 13″ x 10″, overall (with shadowbox): 17″ x 14.75″.
Lenore Tawney (American, 1907–2007), Blue Moon, warp-faced weft-ribbed plain weave with collage and paint, weaving: 13″ x 10″, overall (with shadowbox): 17″ x 14.75″.
Estimate: $8,000–$12,000
John Evans (American, b. 1945), Beach Parking, 1997, oil on canvas, 48″ x 52.25″. Provenance: Acquired by descent from the Estate of Allan Stone.
John Evans (American, b. 1945), Beach Parking, 1997, oil on canvas, 48″ x 52.25″. Provenance: Acquired by descent from the Estate of Allan Stone.
Estimate: $7,000–$10,000
Sylvia Lark (American, 1947–1990), China, No, 1987, oil on canvas, 60″ x 78″. From the private Collection of Allan Stone.
Sylvia Lark (American, 1947–1990), China, No, 1987, oil on canvas, 60″ x 78″. From the private Collection of Allan Stone. Note: Born in Buffalo of Native American and Italian-American heritage, Lark had exhibited in over 125 national and international group shows and is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the University Art Museum (Berkeley, CA), the Oakland Museum, the Legion of Honor, (San Francisco), Bank of America World Headquarters (San Francisco), and ARCO Foundation (Los Angeles) among others.
Estimate: $7,000–$10,000
Richard MacDonald (American, b 1946), Elena II, bronze sculpture, overall (with base): 26.5″ x 13″ x 13″.
Richard MacDonald (American, b 1946), Elena II, 2004, patinated bronze sculpture, overall: 26.5″ x 13″ x 13″.
Estimate: $6,000–$9,000

Davide Salvadore (Italian, b. 1956), Chitimara 2, Murrini glass with fiber, 29.5″ x 12.5″ x 16″.
Davide Salvadore (Italian, b. 1956), Chitimara 2, Murrini glass with fiber, 29.5″ x 12.5″ x 16″.
Estimate: $6,000–$9,000
Therman Statom (American, b. 1953), Agua de Esmerelda, glass with mixed media, overall: 84″ x 16″ x 5″.
Therman Statom (American, b. 1953), Agua de Esmerelda, glass with mixed media, overall: 84″ x 16″ x 5″.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000

Henrietta Berk (American, 1919–1990), <em>Spanish Landscape</em>, 1941, oil on canvas, 36″ x 40″.
Henrietta Berk (American, 1919–1990), Spanish Landscape, 1941, oil on canvas, 36″ x 40″.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000

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Artist Spotlight: Roy Lichtenstein

Lichtenstein was one of the most prominent figures of the Pop Art movement — most known for his comic strip-inspired paintings, prints, and sculptures.

  • Artist Spotlight
  • Modern + Contemporary

May Auction Highlights

This May, Clars is excited to present The Golden & Glamour Era Auction, our Furniture, Art & Asian Auction, The Warehouse Auction, and our Spring Fine & Rare Wines Auction.

  • Auction

April Auction Highlights

Clars is excited to present The Maritime Sale on April 18th, our Furniture, Art, Jewelry & Asian Auction on April 19th, and our Warehouse Auction on April 20th.

  • Auction

Artists to Watch: California

With this inaugural auction, we take great pride in introducing ten esteemed artists who persistently enrich the tapestry of California art.

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

Spring Luxury Jewels & Timepieces Highlights

Clars is excited to present the Spring Luxury Jewels & Timepieces Auction on Thursday, March 21st, commencing at 9:30 AM PDT.

  • Auction
  • Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

Artist Spotlight: Hernando Ruiz Ocampo

Ocampo developed a singular style that expressed the Filipino experience through emotive color, form, and abstraction.

  • Artist Spotlight
  • Modern + Contemporary

Contemporary Glass Collection

  • Design
  • Estate Spotlight

Clars is pleased to offer one of the most extensive contemporary glass collections in Northern California as part of a prominent Bay Area estate on Thursday, March 21st in our Spring Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Auction.

Dale Chihuly (American b. 1941) Translucent Violet Persian set with yellow-orange lip wrap, 1992.
Dale Chihuly (American b. 1941), Translucent Violet Persian set with yellow-orange lip wrap, 1992.
Estimate: $15,000–$20,000

The couple were tireless and passionate about the art of glass blowing, and spent over three decades acquiring important pieces. They were known nationally as top tier collectors. From this collection, Clars will be offering iconic pieces from several artists, including Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Therman Statom, David Salvadore, and Joel Phillip Myers.


Dan Dailey, <em>Moon Man</em>, vase, 1992, blown, cut and etched glass, 20″h x 15″dia.
Dan Dailey, Moon Man, vase, 1992, blown, cut and etched glass, 20″h x 15″dia.
Estimate: $8,000–$12,000

A Jay Musler sandblasted and airbrushed paint decorated glass Cityscape bowl.
Jay Musler, Cityscape Bowl, sandblasted and airbrushed paint decorated glass, 9.5″h x 18″dia. Provenance: Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL 1999.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000
Joel Philip Myers, Contiguous Fragment Series, vase, glass, 14.5″h x 15.5″w x 3.5″d.
Joel Philip Myers, Contiguous Fragment Series, vase, glass, 14.5″h x 15.5″w x 3.5″d. Provenance: Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington DC, 2000.
Estimate: $4,000–$6,000

Richard Royal, <em>R93-161 & R93-162</em>, Relationship Series, lot of two, 1993, blown and acid etched glass, greatest 32″h. Provenance: Richard Royal Studio, Seattle, WA 1993.
Richard Royal, R93-161 & R93-162, Relationship Series, lot of two, 1993, blown and acid etched glass, greatest 32″h. Provenance: Richard Royal Studio, Seattle, WA 1993.
Estimate: $4,000–$6,000
John Littleton and Kate Vogel, <em>Four Bags</em>, 2006, blown glass 17.5″h x 12.5″w x 8″d.
John Littleton and Kate Vogel, Four Bags, 2006, blown glass 17.5″h x 12.5″w x 8″d.
Estimate: $3,000–$5,000

Davide Salvadore (Italian, b. 1956), Chitimara 2, Murrini glass with fiber, 29.5″h x 12.5″w x 16″d.
Davide Salvadore (Italian, b. 1956), Chitimara 2, Murrini glass with fiber, 29.5″h x 12.5″w x 16″d.
Estimate: $6,000–$9,000
Therman Statom (American, b. 1953), Agua de Esmerelda, glass with mixed media, overall: 84″h x 16″w x 5″d.
Therman Statom (American, b. 1953), Agua de Esmerelda, glass with mixed media, overall: 84″h x 16″w x 5″d.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000

Steven Klein, Balance 64, two vessels on plinth, 2007, glass, 7″h x 7″dia; base: 1.25″h x 18.5″w.
Steven Klein, Balance 64, two vessels on plinth, 2007, glass, 7″h x 7″dia; base: 1.25″h x 18.5″w. Provenance: Davis and Cline, Ashland, OR, 2008.
Estimate: $2,000–$4,000
Petr Hora, sculpture Czechoslovakia, 1998, glass, signed, 13″h x 17.75″w x 3.25″d. Provenance: Heller Gallery, New York City, NY.
Petr Hora, sculpture Czechoslovakia, 1998, glass, signed, 13″h x 17.75″w x 3.25″d. Provenance: Heller Gallery, New York City, NY.
Estimate: $3,000–$5,000
Concetta Mason, <em>Wild Seed</em>, glass vase on pedestal, 26.5″h x 15″w x 9″d.
Concetta Mason, Wild Seed, glass vase on pedestal, 26.5″h x 15″w x 9″d. Provenance: Heller Gallery, New York, NY, 1995.
Estimate: $2,000–$4,000

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Property from the Collection of Joanna Barnes

Joanna Barnes was a multifaceted talent, known as an author, newspaper columnist, and actress.

  • Estate Spotlight
  • Fine Jewelry

Property from the Estate of Meri Jaye

Meri Jaye was a renowned, San Francisco interior designer of passenger and cargo ships.

  • Estate Spotlight

Historic Frank’s Fisherman

Frank’s Fisherman, located on San Francisco’s waterfront, was established in 1946 and began as a chandlery for the bay area’s commercial fishing fleet.

  • Estate Spotlight

Property from the Estate of Harvey Clar

This April, our auctions will feature a remarkable collection from the estate of Harvey Clar, the gallery’s founder.

  • Estate Spotlight

The Collection of Allan Stone

From 1960 to 2020, Stone had a prominent New York City gallery that was known for showing artists such as: Wayne Thiebaud, Eva Hesse, Jack Whitten, and more.

  • Estate Spotlight
  • Modern + Contemporary

From the Private Collection of Stephen & Lynette Schwartz

Mr. Stephen Schwartz and Stephen’s Antiques are recognized antiques dealers and advanced collectors known nationwide.

  • Estate Spotlight
  • Furniture & Decorative Arts

Spring Luxury Jewels & Timepieces Highlights

  • Auction
  • Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

Clars is excited to present the Spring Luxury Jewels & Timepieces Auction on Thursday, March 21st, commencing at 9:30 AM PDT.

This sale features an exquisite array of diamonds, colored gemstones, antique jewelry, signed pieces, and timepieces — showcasing renowned makers such as Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany, David Webb, Rolex, and Patek Philippe.


<b>Left:</b> Bulgari, a blue chalcedony, diamond and 18k gold necklace. <b>Estimate: $10,000–$15,000</b><br><b>Middle:</b> Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger, a pair of diamond, 18k gold and platinum earrings. <b>Estimate: $10,000–$15,000</b><br><b>Right:</b> Jaeger-LeCoultre, a 18k gold ‘Reverso Grande Taille’ wristwatch. <b>Estimate: $4,500–$5,500</b>
Left: Bulgari, a blue chalcedony, diamond and 18k gold necklace. Estimate: $10,000–$15,000
Middle: Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger, a pair of diamond, 18k gold and platinum earrings. Estimate: $10,000–$15,000
Right: Jaeger-LeCoultre, a 18k gold ‘Reverso Grande Taille’ wristwatch. Estimate: $4,500–$5,500

The auction’s spotlight shines on chic designs from esteemed makers such as Bulgari — featuring a captivating gemstone and 18k gold ‘Passo Doppio’ necklace — with an estimated value of $6,000–$8,000. David Webb is represented by an enticing pair of coral, diamond, emerald, and 18k gold ear clips, estimated at $10,000–$15,000. Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger is also featured in the auction with a stunning pair of diamond, 18k gold, and platinum earrings, expected to fetch $10,000–$15,000.


David Webb, a pair of coral, diamond, emerald and 18k gold ear clips.
David Webb, a pair of coral, diamond, emerald and 18k gold ear clips.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000
A Bulgari gem-set 18k gold ‘Passo Doppio’ necklace, circa 1990s.
Bulgari, a gemstone and 18k gold ‘Passo Doppio’ necklace, circa 1990s.
Estimate: $6,000–$8,000

Complementing these remarkable pieces, a handpicked selection of exceptional diamond and colored gemstones will be offered in the sale. These highlights include a No Heat Burma ruby, diamond, and 14k bi-color gold ring, estimated at $5,000–$7,000; an opal, diamond, and 18k gold necklace and earring set, valued at $4,000–$6,000; a Paraíba-type tourmaline, diamond, and 18k white gold ring, estimated at $5,000–$7,000; a natural jadeite, diamond, and platinum ring, estimated at $2,000–$3,000; and a dazzling diamond and 14k white gold ring, estimated at $20,000–$30,000.


A No Heat Burma ruby, diamond and 14k bi-color gold ring.
A No Heat Burma ruby, diamond and 14k bi-color gold ring.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000
A Paraía-type tourmaline, diamond and 18k white gold ring.
A Paraía-type tourmaline, diamond and 18k white gold ring.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000

An opal, diamond and 18k gold necklace and earring set.
An opal, diamond and 18k gold necklace and earring set.
Estimate: $4,000–$6,000

An exquisite selection of timepieces to be offered in this sale is led by a Rolex stainless steel wristwatch, Submariner, Ref. 5513, estimated at $7,000–$9,000; a Patek Philippe 18k pink gold ‘Top Hat’ wristwatch, Ref. 1450, anticipated to fetch $7,000–$9,000; and a Jaeger-LeCoultre 18k gold ‘Reverso Grande Taille’ wristwatch, estimated at $4,500–$5,500.


Rolex, a stainless steel ‘Submariner’ wristwatch.
Rolex, a stainless steel ‘Submariner’ wristwatch.
Estimate: $7,500–$8,500
Cartier, a stainless steel ‘Ballon Bleu’ wristwatch.
Estimate: $2,000–$3,000

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May Auction Highlights

This May, Clars is excited to present The Golden & Glamour Era Auction, our Furniture, Art & Asian Auction, The Warehouse Auction, and our Spring Fine & Rare Wines Auction.

  • Auction

April Auction Highlights

Clars is excited to present The Maritime Sale on April 18th, our Furniture, Art, Jewelry & Asian Auction on April 19th, and our Warehouse Auction on April 20th.

  • Auction

Artists to Watch: California

With this inaugural auction, we take great pride in introducing ten esteemed artists who persistently enrich the tapestry of California art.

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

Spring Modern + Contemporary Art Highlights

This March we are excited to present several very special works in our Spring Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Auction.

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

March Auction Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Furniture, Art & Asian Auction on March 22nd and our Warehouse Auction on March 23rd.

  • Auction

February Auction Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Furniture, Art, Jewelry & Asian Auction on February 16th and our Warehouse Sale on February 17th.

  • Auction

Artist Spotlight: Hernando Ruiz Ocampo

  • Artist Spotlight
  • Modern + Contemporary

This March at Clars, we are privileged and honored to present a very important work by 1991 National Artist of the Philippines, Hernando Ruiz Ocampo.


Ocampo stands as an iconic artist in the Philippines, being a leader of modernist painting in the country during the first half of the twentieth century. As a painter who ushered in an era of creative exploration in the country, Ocampo developed a singular style that expressed the Filipino experience through emotive color, form, and abstraction.


Hernando Ruiz Ocampo (Filipino, 1911–1978), Mga Kiti, 1978, acrylic on tetoron, 35.5″ x 354.25″.
Hernando Ruiz Ocampo (Filipino, 1911–1978), Mga Kiti, 1978, acrylic on Tetoron, 35.5″ x 354.25″ (detail shot).
Estimate: $700,000–$1,000,000

Ocampo was born and raised in greater Manila in 1911 and studied both law and writing — becoming an accomplished poet and fiction writer before approaching the visual arts. His early painting career is marked by experimentation with modes of expression, including a series titled Luetica, for which his visceral depictions of human mortality earned him strong reactions upon exhibition.

After the devastation of World War II in the Philippines, progressive artists worked to reflect the hardships and realities of life. Ocampo and his colleagues, including fellow National Artists Vicente S. Manansala and Cesar Legaspi, inaugurated a movement of distinctly Filipino Neo-Realism, combining modernist abstraction with figurative subject matter.

Neo-Realists took their inspiration from the struggles of workers, family life, poverty, and the local landscape. Although one can detect the influence of prior and concurrent movements in Europe and the United States — including Cubism and Vorticism as well as Social Realism — the Neo-Realists’ work was categorically unique in its blend of the Filipino experience with modernist aesthetics. Out of the many talented artists in his circle, Ocampo favored the freedom that abstraction afforded him in his work; and as he gained confidence in his practice, it became more symbolic and less objective in nature.

Ocampo continued to delve further into abstraction as his career progressed. His close peer, Cesar Legaspi, was quoted speaking about Ocampo’s creative evolution, stating, “I think the impact of those paintings was needed then as the controversy between the moderns and the conservatives was going full blast and we had to have some kind of exemplar as to how far and how powerful a new kind of art could be.”

While Ocampo did create paintings that used abstraction while still forming a recognizable scene, such as the landscape Reaching for the Moon and the mother and child figures in Break of Day, his most well-known pieces are those that allow for open interpretation and push viewers to investigate their own subconscious. Here, the painter relies on formal elements to create a sensory experience. The principles of color and shape were fundamental to Ocampo’s work in the later years of his career. One can identify his personal connection to the color orange in many of his works, and he uses amorphous and organic shapes like tiles to form imposing structures — painstakingly faceted with vivid tones to achieve depth and form.


Hernando Ruiz Ocampo (Filipino, 1911–1978), <em>Mga Kiti</em>, 1978, acrylic on Tetoron, 35.5″ x 354.25″ (zoomed in shot).
Hernando Ruiz Ocampo, Mga Kiti (zoomed in shot).

The monumental work by Ocampo in our March sale, one of only two made by the artist in this size, is titled Mga Kiti, which can be taken as a reference to either duck embryos or mosquito larvae. Dating to 1978, the scroll-like painting, done in acrylic paint on Tetoron fabric, showcases a repeating pattern of similar forms that echo human figures, the bodies of birds, lotus pods, and cellular structures. The background — painted a deep red that graduates into lighter crimson — recalls blood, with the small circles sprinkled throughout suggesting blood cells. Yellow linework traces throughout the length of the painting in a style reminiscent of batik, a medium originating in the neighboring country of Indonesia, and further separates the areas of red, black, and orange like cells dividing.

The lines and colors seem to undulate, expand, and contract — like compartments of breathing lungs. Like in much of his previous work, Ocampo utilizes color, specifically in the spectrum of orange, and creates a mosaic-like composition. Although the piece was commissioned by patron, Ginny Jacinto, the idea of regeneration may have been close to Ocampo’s own heart during its creation; the artist was in his late sixties and dealing with multiple health issues. Mga Kiti was Ocampo’s final painting before his death in December of 1978. Its themes of renewal, movement, and creation seem to be a summation of his work — the balance between figuration and abstraction, and a pure expression of life itself. Mga Kiti serves as a grand testament to Ocampo’s talents as a master of his craft both in formal composition, with his uncanny ability to evoke tactility and sensoriality, and as a translator of ideas, emotion, and the creative force from which all art originates.


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March Auction Highlights

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Clars is excited to present our Furniture, Art & Asian Auction on March 22nd and our Warehouse Auction on March 23rd.

Furniture & Decorative Arts

The Friday sale will feature an exquisite array of European and American furniture and decorative arts, including a Tiffany Studios lamp, a Chinese pattern desk set, an English Chinoiserie tall case clock, American Classical Revival cabinets, antique carpets, Egyptian canopic jars, fine English silver, Baccarat glass, Flora Danica, and Herend porcelain.


A pair of Egyptian Alabaster Canopic jars. Provenance: General Sir Maxwell of the British Army.
A pair of Egyptian Alabaster Canopic jars. Provenance: General Sir Maxwell of the British Army.
Estimate: $4,000–$6,000

Additionally, we are proud to present a collection of contemporary Inuit stone carvings by esteemed artists, such as Aquangajuk Shaa, Toonoo Sharky, and Nuna Parr.


A Nuna Parr carved stone dancing bear, Inuit, Kinngait (Cape Dorset).
A Nuna Parr carved stone dancing bear, Inuit, Kinngait (Cape Dorset).
Estimate: $2,500–$3,500

Fine Art

This March at Clars, we are offering a selection of fine paintings and sculptures for the collector with sophisticated and traditional tastes. First is an oil on canvas painting by English equestrian painter, John Frederick Herring Sr., depicting a jockey atop a racehorse. Herring, who was at first at sign painter and coachman by trade, was a successful painter of racehorses and jockeys. He became a favorite of Queen Victoria — who patronized his work for the last 20 years of his life.


John Frederick Herring Sr. (British, 1795–1864), Untitled (Racehorse with Jockey), oil on canvas, 20″ x 24″.
John Frederick Herring Sr. (British, 1795–1864), Untitled (Racehorse with Jockey), oil on canvas, 20″ x 24″.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000

Second, we present an oil on canvas by French-Polish painter, Adam Styka. Styka was known for his Orientalist work showcasing scenes of North Africa as well as portrayals of the American West. The painting at Clars this month depicts a man riding a donkey while guiding another, both standing in shallow water with a mountainous desert landscape behind them.


Adam Styka (French/Polish, 1890–1959), Untitled (Orientalist Scene with Figure on Donkey), oil on board, 25″ x 29″.
Adam Styka (French/Polish, 1890–1959), Untitled (Orientalist Scene with Figure on Donkey), oil on board, 25″ x 29″.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000

A third highlight is an oil on canvas by French painter, Jules Cheret. Cheret was known in his time as an icon of Belle Epoque poster art. His paintings show influence from the Rococo masters of the 18th century, particularly Jean-Honore Fragonard, in the use of pastel colors and garden scenery. The painting for offer at Clars is titled Dejeuner sur L’Herbe and depicts a group of picnickers, including a joyful woman in a pink dress and a man who appears to be a friendly spectral onlooker, spending the day enjoying a lush garden.


Jules Cheret (French, 1836–1932), Dejeuner sur L’Herbe, oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″. Provenance: Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, 1997. Note: Clars would like to thank Dr. Bradford R. Collins for his opinion on this piece.
Jules Chéret (French, 1836–1932), Déjeuner sur L’Herbe, oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″. Provenance: Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, 1997. Note: Clars would like to thank Dr. Bradford R. Collins for his opinion on this piece.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000

Lastly, we offer a bronze sculpture by Navajo artist, R.C. Gorman. This original sculpture depicts a mother in repose, holding her swaddled baby. The woman’s face shows a tranquil expression as she appears to sing a lullaby to her child who sleeps peacefully in her arms.

Asian Art

In the upcoming March auction, Clars’ Asian Art department is proud to present these exceptional highlights from located collections. First is a magnificent Rattanakosin Kingdom gilt bronze figure of Buddha under Naga — a masterful representation of Thai Buddhist art. This exquisite piece captures the serene moment of the Buddha in meditation, shielded by the protective embrace of the Naga (serpent). The intricate detailing, spiritual symbolism, and lustrous gold embellishment of this statue are hallmark features of the Rattanakosin period, renowned for its artistic brilliance. This statue is not merely an artifact; it is a testament to the devoutness and the exceptional skill of Rattanakosin artisans in bronze craftsmanship.


Thai gilt bronze figure of Buddha under Muchalinda, Rattanakosin Kingdom.
Thai gilt bronze figure of Buddha under Muchalinda, Rattanakosin Kingdom.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000

Complementing the spiritual allure of the Buddhist statue is a Chinese huanghuali coffer — a fine example of Ming dynasty style furniture. Crafted from the highly coveted huanghuali rosewood — known for its striking grain, aromatic scent, and remarkable durability — this table embodies the luxury and refined taste of its era. Its design, characterized by elegance and simplicity, reflects the core aesthetic values of harmony and balance in Chinese art and philosophy. More than a piece of furniture, this coffer offers a glimpse into life and culture in the past.


A Chinese huanghuali coffer, 32″ x 62.375″ x 23″.
A Chinese huanghuali coffer, 32″ x 62.375″ x 23″.
Estimate: $20,000–$30,000

The Warehouse Auction

Clars’ Warehouse Auction is set to showcase an eclectic range of art, prints and photographs. Each month we select paintings, prints, and sculptures in diverse styles — from all over the world — to offer with accessible estimates.

The furniture section will offer antique, vintage and contemporary furniture and decorative arts, including Arthur Court furniture, a collection of elephants, Studio art glass and pottery, perfume bottles, porcelain dinner services, stemware, clocks, mirrors, and carpets. The Asian Art Department presents a meticulously curated collection in our March Warehouse auction, spanning Japanese woodblock prints, ceramics, folding screens, and various decorative pieces. Additionally, our selection includes decorative Chinese furniture, jade and hardstone carvings, and ceramics from various periods.


Bidding for Clars’ March auctions is available by phone, absentee bid, live online at Live.Clars.com and through Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.

Clars Auction Gallery is based in Oakland (CA) and is the largest full-service auction gallery in the Western United States. Clars Auction Gallery has been the chosen auction gallery of a number of institutions and distinguished private collectors across the country, including the Richard Mellon Scaife Estate, the Thomas J. Perkins Estate and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC).

In the last 5 years, Clars Auction Gallery has sold well over $150,000,000 of Fine Art, Furnishings, Jewelry, Vehicles and Collectibles and has set multiple new world auction records. Follow Clars on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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Artist Spotlight: Matt Gondek

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A standout piece in our March Modern + Contemporary sale is this large acrylic on canvas painting by Los Angeles-based artist, Matt Gondek.


Gondek is known for colorful canvases with thick, bold lines depicting cartoon and comic book characters from the late 20th century, often exploding, melting, or in some way deconstructed through a darkly humorous lens.


Matt Gondek (American, b 1982), Rugrats, acrylic on canvas, 47.5″ x 71.5″.
Matt Gondek (American, b 1982), Rugrats, acrylic on canvas, 47.5″ x 71.5″.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000

The painting at Clars this month will look familiar to millennial collectors; the scene shows the characters from the Nickelodeon cartoon show Rugrats in a state of fragmentation. Followers of Clars will remember the Gondek painting in our November 2023 sale depicting 1990s Warner Brothers characters, Pinky and the Brain, which sold at auction for $12,600.


Matt Gondek (American, b. 1982), Pinky and the Brain, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 72″.
Matt Gondek (American, b. 1982), Pinky and the Brain, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 72″.
Sold: $12,600

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The Collection of Allan Stone

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Clars is pleased to be offering over 70 works of art from the Collection of Allan Stone (by descent) on Thursday, March 21st in our Spring Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Auction.

Allan Stone.
Photo of Allan Stone.

From 1960 to 2020, Stone had a prominent New York City gallery that was known for showing artists such as: Wayne Thiebaud, Eva Hesse, Jack Whitten, as well as, Barnett Newman, Richard Estes, Yasuhide Kobashi, Robert Arneson, Cesar and Dorothy Grebenak among many others.


Sylvia Lark (American, 1947–1990), China, No, 1987, oil on canvas, 60″ x 78″. From the private Collection of Allan Stone.
Sylvia Lark (American, 1947–1990), China, No, 1987, oil on canvas, 60″ x 78″. From the private Collection of Allan Stone. Note: Born in Buffalo of Native American and Italian-American heritage, Lark had exhibited in over 125 national and international group shows and is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the University Art Museum (Berkeley, CA), the Oakland Museum, the Legion of Honor, (San Francisco), Bank of America World Headquarters (San Francisco), and ARCO Foundation (Los Angeles) among others.
Estimate: $7,000–$10,000
John Evans (American, b. 1945), <em>Beach Parking</em>, 1997, oil on canvas, 48″ x 52.25″. Provenance: Acquired by descent from the Estate of Allan Stone.
John Evans (American, b. 1945), Beach Parking, 1997, oil on canvas, 48″ x 52.25″. Provenance: Acquired by descent from the Estate of Allan Stone.
Estimate: $7,000–$10,000
Kazuko Inoue (Japanese, b. 1946), <em>Untitled (Red Squares)</em>, 2008, acrylic on linen, 32″ x 32″. Provenance: Acquired by descent from the Estate of Allan Stone.
Kazuko Inoue (Japanese, b. 1946), Untitled (Red Squares), 2008, acrylic on linen, 32″ x 32″. Provenance: Acquired by descent from the Estate of Allan Stone.
Estimate: $3,000–$5,000
Derrick Guild (Scottish, b. 1963), <em>Onion, Sweet Potato, Beet</em>, 2004, oil on linen, 12″ x 22″. Exhibited: Allan Stone Gallery (New York, NY) <em>Derrick Guild: Pre-Ascension</em>, March 8–April 28, 2007. Provenance: Acquired by descent from the Estate of Allan Stone.
Derrick Guild (Scottish, b. 1963), Onion, Sweet Potato, Beet, 2004, oil on linen, 12″ x 22″. Provenance: Acquired by descent from the Estate of Allan Stone.
Estimate: $3,000–$5,000
Harry Bowden (American, 1907–1965), Interior, 1942, oil on canvas, 10.13″ x 8.13″. Provenance: Acquired by descent from the Estate of Allan Stone.
Harry Bowden (American, 1907–1965), Interior, 1942, oil on canvas, 10.13″ x 8.13″. Provenance: Acquired by descent from the Estate of Allan Stone.
Estimate: $2,000–$4,000

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Artist Spotlight: Joan Brown

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“How do I know when I’ve finished a painting? It’s when that element of surprise is there” (Joan Brown). This March at Clars we are proud to feature a work on paper and a print by one of the most well-loved modern artists of Bay Area origin.


Joan Brown (American, 1938–1990), Running at Ocean Beach, 1976, pencil and gouache on paper, 17.75″ x 24″.
Joan Brown (American, 1938–1990), Running at Ocean Beach, 1976, pencil and gouache on paper, 17.75″ x 24″.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000

Joan Brown was born in San Francisco in 1938 and continued to work in the area for her entire life, creating paintings, sculptures, and works on paper that celebrated the city of San Francisco and its surroundings. Brown began her art education at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) where she began working with her mentor — fellow Bay Area icon, Elmer Bischoff — who she credited with encouraging her to focus on her own creative instincts and less on academic rules.

During her prolific career, Brown evolved stylistically from abstract expressionism to folk art-inspired figurative painting and became involved in the highly influential Bay Area Figurative Movement. Brown was married for a period to a fellow member of the movement, Manuel Neri, with whom she had a son who inspired much of her work during the 1960s. Brown also taught at several California universities during the 1960s, including the California School of Fine Arts, Mills College, and UC Berkeley.


Cucumber and Lemon
Joan Brown (American, 1938–1990), Cucumber and Lemon, 1965, oil on plywood board, 16.25″ x 15″.
Sold: $31,250

As she matured in her practiced, Brown included more symbolism in her paintings, including spiritual and New Age ideas. This interest led her to travel the world and gather inspiration from various religions and cultures — installing mosaic obelisks honoring these new influences. Brown tragically passed away while installing one of these obelisks at Sai Baba’s Eternal Heritage Museum in Puttaparthi, India. The works included in the March auction are a gouache and pencil on paper piece, titled Running at Ocean Beach, which depicts the artist jogging at the famous San Francisco seaside, and a woodcut/lithograph, titled Golden Gate, depicting the renowned bridge at sunset with a swimmer and boater in the blue bay waters.


Joan Brown (American, 1938–1990), <em>Golden Gate</em>, 1987, woodcut and lithograph, 37.5″ x 27″.
Joan Brown (American, 1938–1990), Golden Gate, 1987, woodcut and lithograph, 37.5″ x 27″.
Sold: $9,450

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