November Asian Art Highlights

  • Asian Art
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Clars Auction Gallery gladly presents a fine Asian art auction on Sunday, November 20th, offering an exquisite selection of various paintings and calligraphy, archer’s rings, fine porcelains, and other categories of Asian works of art.


Pine and Lingzhi
Wu Changshuo (Chinese, 1844–1927), Pine and Lingzhi, hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, titled, dated, signed and with two artist’s seals, 96.5″ x 48.5″. Provenance: Southern California estate.
Estimate: $80,000–$120,000

The paintings and calligraphy section will be led by a massive ink and color on paper hanging scroll by Wu Changshuo (1844–1927), titled Pine and Lingzhi, painted in 1921. As one of the world’s most acclaimed masters in Chinese painting and one of the leading masters of Shanghai School in the Republic period, Wu Changshuo is known for his style of merging calligraphy techniques into paintings, using the ink and brushstroke to demonstrate the conception rather than striving for realism, which greatly influenced the modern and contemporary Chinese art world. This massive piece at Clars presents a great example of Wu Changshuo’s iconic style of mixing traditional Chinese with Western sensibility to depict one of his favorite subject matters in his late years, pine trees.

The painting is from an important Southern California estate and will be offered with an estimate of $80,000–$120,000.


jade and hardstone archer’s rings
A fine selection of Chinese jade and hardstone archer’s rings hailing from a Piedmont, California private collection amassed over the past fifty years.
(multiple lots) Estimate: $4,500–$7,000

A strong San Francisco Bay Area collection of archer’s rings will lead the jade and miscellaneous section, presenting nearly 40 lots of imperial quality white jade, celadon jade, jadeite, agate, glass, enamel, and various organic material archer’s rings. The collector acquired this impressive collection throughout the 1970s to 1990s from various important dealers and estates in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Ching Wah Lee, Herb Newman, and Sandra Sakata, among others.


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August Highlights

The August sale at Clars will be led by the Asian art department with numerous highlights from porcelains, to furniture and paintings, among others.

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Dragon Vases Soar Above Estimates

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Clars Auction Gallery had an excellent August sale with many highlights and strong prices in our Asian Art Department.

Dozens of telephone bidders were vying for two Chinese imperial bronze ‘dragon’ vases. These vases soared well above estimate to realize a price of $245,000.


Asian Art Dragon Vases
Left: Chinese imperial bronze ‘dragon’ vase, mark and period of Qianlong. Right: Chinese imperial bronze ‘dragon’ vase, mark and period of Jiaqing.

Each features five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amid scrolling clouds in low relief. The precision and intricacy of the molding indicates the imperial origin, while the patina on the surface demonstrates the age. One statue has the inscription “Qianlong Nianzao of the Great Qing Dynasty” and the other has the book “Great Qing Jiaqing Nianzao,” both of which were purchased in Tokyo, Japan around 1949.

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November Asian Art Highlights

Clars will offer an exquisite selection of paintings and calligraphy, archer’s rings, fine porcelains, and other categories of Asian works of art on November 20th.

  • Asian Art
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SJICA Benefit Art Auction

Clars Auction Gallery is proud to partner with the ICA of San José in their 2022 Annual Benefit Art Auction, IN THEIR OWN WORDS. Join us November 5th, 5PM.

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Valuation Day | PBS KVIE

Clars Auction Gallery is excited to partner with PBS KVIE for this Valuation Day. Join us October 29th!

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Fall Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Post Sale Highlights

The September 16 Modern + Contemporary Art + Design sale at Clars, totaled over $1.3M across 230 lots.

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Fundraiser | San Francisco Historical Society

Find out what your family treasures are worth! Join us at the San Francisco Historical Society on September 21st, 10 AM – 3 PM PST.

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Valuation Day | Lamorinda Village Seniors

Clars Auction Gallery is proud to support the Lamorinda Village through this Valuation Day. Join us September 1st, 10 AM – 2 PM PST.

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Huanghuali Highlights

  • Asian Art
  • Auction

First rising in popularity during the Ming Dynasty, Huanghuali (Dalbergia odorifera), has been desired and sought after since. Huanghuali means “yellow flower pear,” a slow-growing, small-to-medium-sized tree.

With small supply of wood, the availability of furniture made from it is limited. The highly figured honey-hued wood has long been appreciated for its mountain peak and ghost face patterns. Huanghuali furniture can be incorporated into any type of decor to create a more traditional Chinese style in your home, or you can choose to mix and match with more contemporary decor.


Pair of Chinese huanghuali horseshoe back armchairs. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1989.
Estimate: $30,000–$50,000

Clars Asian Art department is excited to offer a a pair of Chinese huanghuali horseshoe back armchairs. Featuring ‘S’-shaped back splats delicately carved with a scrolling bracket design and decorated with a ruyi-shaped mythical beast inlay. Acquired in Hong Kong, 1989.


Chinese huanghuali tapered cabinet. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1989. Estimate: $40,000–$60,000
Chinese huanghuali tapered cabinet. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1989.
Estimate: $40,000–$60,000

Other furniture highlights include a Qing dynasty huanghuali cabinet of tapered form and a Chinese huanghuali painting table. The elegant designs amplify the rich and dramatic wood grains of huanghuali.

Chinese huanghuali painting table.To be offered: June 19
Chinese huanghuali painting table.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000

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Fine Collectors Auction Highlights

Our Fine Collectors Auction will showcase outstanding property from fine estates and collections, including 18th through 20th century furniture, decorative art, Native American basketry, and gold coins.

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November Asian Art Highlights

Clars will offer an exquisite selection of paintings and calligraphy, archer’s rings, fine porcelains, and other categories of Asian works of art on November 20th.

  • Asian Art
  • Auction

October Highlights

The October 16th auction at Clars will feature a wide range of Fine Art, Asian Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts, and Fine Jewelry.

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Fall Modern + Contemporary Art Highlights

Clars is excited to kick off the Fall Season with an exceptional Modern + Contemporary Fine Art sale on Friday, September 16th.

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

Fall Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Highlights

Clars’ upcoming Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Auction will feature an array of mid-century San Francisco Bay Area figurative works.

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

Dragon Vases Soar Above Estimates

Dozens of telephone bidders were vying for two Chinese imperial bronze 'dragon' vases.

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五月拍卖精品一览
Featured May Highlights

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Clars拍卖行将于5月19日10时举办春季精品珠宝名表拍卖。此次精选跨越百年呈现一系列钻石宝石首饰、品牌设计珠宝以及精致名表,汇集了卡地亚、蒂凡尼、梵克雅宝、Seaman Schepps、法贝热等名家风采。详情敬请点击这里浏览完整图录,欢迎通过以下联系方式垂询。Lauren Della Croce:[email protected] Yao Jiang 江湛瑶:[email protected] 微信:yaoj423

Clars will hold its Spring Fine Jewelry & Timepiece Sale on May 19th, 10AM PST. The collection includes a wide selection of diamond, colored gemstone and signed jewelry spanning over a century. Maker’s such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co, Van Cleef & Arpels, Seaman Schepps, Fabergé, Rolex and more are represented in the dynamic collection. To view the full catalog, please visit here. For inquiries, please reach out to Lauren Della Croce at [email protected] and Yao Jiang at [email protected] or WeChat yaoj423.

Clars拍卖行5月22日(星期日)拍卖会将呈现多件精品亚洲艺术品,拍品将包括瓷器,玉石,家具,书画,绣品,金属制品,以及各类杂项。点击这里浏览完整图录。拍卖垂询Harry Huang 黄曦 [email protected] 及Megan Ma 马艺铭 [email protected] (微信mayiming0723)。

The May 22nd sale at Clars will offer numerous highlights from the Asian Art Department include porcelains, jade and stones, furniture, paintings, embroideries, metalwork, among others. To view the full catalog, please visit here. For inquiries, please reach out to Harry Huang at [email protected] and Megan Ma at [email protected] or WeChat mayiming0723.


A 2.03 Carats Fancy Blue VVS2 Modified Rectangular Step Cut Diamond.
2.03克拉混合长方形阶梯切割彩蓝VVS钻石
A 2.03 Carats Fancy Blue VVS2 Modified Rectangular Step Cut Diamond.
Chinese cloisonné enamel conjoined moon flask vase.
景泰蓝双联山水花鸟长颈抱
Chinese cloisonné enamel conjoined moon flask vase.
A 7.67 carats Colombian emerald and diamond.
7.67克拉哥伦比亚祖母绿及钻石戒指
A 7.67 carats Colombian emerald and diamond ring.
Chinese white jade pendant plaque.
清代白玉梅花珮饰
Chinese white jade pendant plaque.
An early Rolex small crown Submariner wristwatch, ref 6205.
初代劳力士小表冠潜航者腕表, 型号6205
An early Rolex small crown Submariner wristwatch, ref 6205.
Chinese archaistic russet jade plaque.
仿古玉牌
Chinese archaistic russet jade plaque.
A Rolex Daytona chronograph wristwatch, ref. 6263.
劳力士迪通拿宇宙型计时腕表,型号6263
A Rolex Daytona chronograph wristwatch, ref. 6263.
Chinese white jade brush washer.
白玉雕桃型小笔洗
Chinese white jade brush washer.
A ruby, diamond and eighteen karat white gold brooch.
红宝石及钻石18K白金胸针
A ruby, diamond and eighteen karat white gold brooch.
Pair of Chinese famille rose fish bowls.
粉彩鱼缸一对
Pair of Chinese famille rose fish bowls.
A sapphire and eighteen karat gold ring, Cartier.
蓝宝石18K黄金“猎豹”戒指,卡地亚设计
A sapphire and eighteen karat gold ring, Cartier.
Chinese embroidered blue-ground ‘dragon’ robe.
蓝底龙纹绣袍
Chinese embroidered blue-ground ‘dragon’ robe.
A pair of sapphire, diamond and platinum earrings.
一对蓝宝石及钻石铂金耳坠
A pair of sapphire, diamond and platinum earrings.
Kawase Hasui, woodblock print, Zojo-ji Temple in Shiba.
川濑巴水,木刻版画,《东京二十景 – 芝增上寺》
Kawase Hasui, woodblock print, Zojo-ji Temple in Shiba.
An eighteen karat gold necklace, Seaman Schepps.
18K黄金项链,Seaman Schepps 设计
An eighteen karat gold necklace, Seaman Schepps.
Chinese celadon jade footed water coupe.
青玉水盂
Chinese celadon jade footed water coupe.
A pair of ruby and diamond earrings.
一对红宝石及钻石耳坠
A pair of ruby and diamond earrings.
Set of three Chinese white jade scepter plaques.
白玉浮雕葫芦牌(一组三个)
Set of three Chinese white jade scepter plaques.
Art Deco diamond and black chalcedony brooch.
装饰艺术时期钻石及黑玉髓胸针
Art Deco diamond and black chalcedony brooch.
Chinese white jade pendant.
白玉吉祥结珮饰
Chinese white jade pendant.

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Fine Collectors Auction Highlights

Our Fine Collectors Auction will showcase outstanding property from fine estates and collections, including 18th through 20th century furniture, decorative art, Native American basketry, and gold coins.

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November Asian Art Highlights

Clars will offer an exquisite selection of paintings and calligraphy, archer’s rings, fine porcelains, and other categories of Asian works of art on November 20th.

  • Asian Art
  • Auction

October Highlights

The October 16th auction at Clars will feature a wide range of Fine Art, Asian Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts, and Fine Jewelry.

  • Auction

Fall Modern + Contemporary Art Highlights

Clars is excited to kick off the Fall Season with an exceptional Modern + Contemporary Fine Art sale on Friday, September 16th.

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

Fall Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Highlights

Clars’ upcoming Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Auction will feature an array of mid-century San Francisco Bay Area figurative works.

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

Dragon Vases Soar Above Estimates

Dozens of telephone bidders were vying for two Chinese imperial bronze 'dragon' vases.

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亚洲艺术高光精品一览
Featured Asian Art Highlights

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  • Auction

Clars拍卖公司4月24日(星期日)拍卖会将由各类精品亚洲艺术品领衔,拍品将涵盖各代瓷器,家具,书画,玉石,鼻烟壶,以及各类杂项。点击这里浏览完整图录。拍卖垂询Harry Huang 黄曦 [email protected] 及Megan Ma 马艺铭 [email protected] (微信mayiming0723)。

The April 24th sale at Clars will be led by the Asian art department with numerous highlights from porcelains, to furniture, paintings, jade and snuff bottles, among others. To view the full catalog, please visit here. For inquiries, please reach out to Harry Huang at [email protected] and Megan Ma at [email protected] or WeChat mayiming0723.


Chinese molded Dingyao bowl. Provenance: Sotheby’s Parke Bernet Los Angeles, The Late Chingwah Lee Collection, June 8, 1981, lot 263, from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.<br><b>Estimate: $50,000–$70,000.</b>
宋代定窑铜口暗花大碗
来源:洛杉矶苏富比,Chingwah Lee李清华旧藏专场,1981年6月8日,lot263。三藩市私人收藏
Chinese molded Dingyao bowl. Provenance: Sotheby’s Parke Bernet Los Angeles, The Late Chingwah Lee Collection, June 8, 1981, lot 263, from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.
Lot 2882. Estimate: $50,000–$70,000.
Chinese huanghuali and mixed wood altar coffer.<br><b>Estimate: $20,000–$40,000.</b>
晚晴民国时期 黄花梨三联闷柜橱
Chinese huanghuali and mixed wood altar coffer.
Lot 2946. Estimate: $20,000–$40,000.
Wu Changshuo (1844–1927), Plum Blossom. Provenance: Acquired in Shanghai prior to 1945.Estimate: $50,000–$70,000.
吴昌硕《墨梅图》立轴 纸本水墨,1915 来源:藏家1945年前购于上海
Wu Changshuo (1844–1927), Plum Blossom. Provenance: Acquired in Shanghai prior to 1945.
Lot 2824. Estimate: $50,000–$70,000.
Pair of Chinese huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.<br><b>Estimate: $30,000–$50,000.</b>
清中期黄花梨圈椅一对
来源:三藩市私人收藏
Pair of Chinese huanghuali horseshoe-back armchairs. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.
Lot 2974. Estimate: $30,000–$50,000.
Chinese famille rose yellow ground ‘Three Rams’ bowl. Provenance: Acquired in Shanghai prior to 1945.<br><b>Estimate: $5,000–$7,000.</b>
清光绪 黄地轧道粉彩三阳开泰膳碗
来源:藏家1945年前购于上海
Chinese famille rose yellow ground ‘Three Rams’ bowl. Provenance: Acquired in Shanghai prior to 1945.
Lot 2870. Estimate: $5,000–$7,000.
Chinese cobalt-blue-ground gilt-decorated vase.Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.
蓝地金彩六方瓶
Chinese cobalt-blue-ground gilt-decorated vase.
Lot 2877. Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.
Chinese blue and white charger dish.<br><b>Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.</b>
清光绪 青花对头凤纹盘
Chinese blue and white charger dish.
Lot 2878. Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.
Chinese Ming Dynasty celadon glazed charger dish.<br><b>Estimate: $1,000–$1,500.</b>
明代 龙泉窑青釉大盘
Chinese Ming Dynasty celadon glazed charger dish.
Lot 2881. Estimate: $1,000–$1,500.
Chinese imitation bronze glazed vase.Estimate: $2,000–$4,000.
仿桐釉长颈天球瓶
Chinese imitation bronze glazed vase.
Estimate: $2,000–$4,000.
Chinese celadon-glazed carved vase.Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.
清乾隆粉青釉莲瓣纹
Chinese celadon-glazed carved vase.
Estimate: $3,000–$5,000.
Chinese archaic jade cong. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.Estimate: $2,000–$4,000.
高古玉琮
来源:三藩市私人收藏
Chinese archaic jade cong. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.
Lot 2898. Estimate: $2,000–$4,000.
Chinese celadon jade ‘Three Abundance’ toggle. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.<br><b>Estimate: $1,500–$2,500.</b>
青玉“三多”把件
来源:三藩市私人收藏
Chinese celadon jade ‘Three Abundance’ toggle. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.
Lot 2907. Estimate: $1,500–$2,500.
Chinese amber pendants (lot of 2). Provenance: Berkeley estate.Estimate: $1,000–$1,500.
琥珀吊坠挂饰(一组两件)
来源:加州伯克利遗产
Chinese amber pendants (lot of 2). Provenance: Berkeley estate.
Estimate: $1,000–$1,500.
Chinese famille rose snuff bottles (lot of 3). Provenance: Berkeley estate.<br><b>Estimate: $1,000–$1,500.</b>
粉彩鼻烟壶(一组三件)
来源:加州伯克利遗产
Chinese famille rose snuff bottles (lot of 3). Provenance: Berkeley estate.
Lot 2936. Estimate: $1,000–$1,500.
Chinese shadow agate snuff bottle. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.Estimate: $400–$600.
玛瑙鼻烟壶
来源:三藩市私人收藏
Chinese shadow agate snuff bottle. Provenance: from San Francisco collection formed over five decades.
Estimate: $400–$600.
Chinese white jade snuff bottle. Provenance: Berkeley estate.Estimate: $2,000–$4,000.
清代 和田玉雕洛可可纹饰鼻烟壶
来源:加州伯克利遗产
Chinese white jade snuff bottle. Provenance: Berkeley estate.
Estimate: $2,000–$4,000.

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Fine Collectors Auction Highlights

Our Fine Collectors Auction will showcase outstanding property from fine estates and collections, including 18th through 20th century furniture, decorative art, Native American basketry, and gold coins.

  • Auction

November Asian Art Highlights

Clars will offer an exquisite selection of paintings and calligraphy, archer’s rings, fine porcelains, and other categories of Asian works of art on November 20th.

  • Asian Art
  • Auction

October Highlights

The October 16th auction at Clars will feature a wide range of Fine Art, Asian Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts, and Fine Jewelry.

  • Auction

Fall Modern + Contemporary Art Highlights

Clars is excited to kick off the Fall Season with an exceptional Modern + Contemporary Fine Art sale on Friday, September 16th.

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

Fall Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Highlights

Clars’ upcoming Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Auction will feature an array of mid-century San Francisco Bay Area figurative works.

  • Auction
  • Modern + Contemporary

Dragon Vases Soar Above Estimates

Dozens of telephone bidders were vying for two Chinese imperial bronze 'dragon' vases.

  • Asian Art
  • Stories & News