Whether you are interested in paintings, art glass, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts, Asian arts, jewelry, silver, diamonds, ethnographic art, vintage clothing, antiquities or more, Clars offers a variety of ways to bid.

Bid in Person

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See bottom of page for information on the Buyer’s Premium and sales tax..

Absentee Bid

If you can’t be present, let us bid for you. Tell us your maximum bid (70% of all successful absentee bids sell for less than the maximum bid authorized by the buyer). Click here to submit a form.

Bid Live Online

We offer real-time online bidding. You can view the items in our online catalog approximately one week before the auction. Click here for more information.

Request Telephone Bidding

To bid live via the telephone, you will need to register BY 5PM PACIFIC TIME the day before the auction.Because of phone and staff limitations, phone bidders must be willing to place an opening bid of at least five hundred dollars ($500) on any item. Click here to submit a form.


There is a 21% additional charge (Buyer’s Premium) added to the Hammer Price on all items. Should the Hammer Price be above one-hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), the Buyer’s Premium on the incremental amount above one-hundred fifty thousand dollars is reduced to 15%. An additional 3% will be charged to online bidders to cover the costs Clars incurs for the online bidding. Sales tax will also be charged unless you have a valid resale license, or arrange to have the item shipped out of California.


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