A Stunning Porsche on the Auction Block

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This Summer at Clars we are excited to offer a 1963 Porsche 356 B 1600 Coupe in stunning Champagne Yellow, serial number 211 947, with engine number P609 601 at our Classic Car and Automobilia Auction on July 18th.

1963 Porsche 356B 1600 coupe with Champagne yellow paint, serial number 211 947, engine number P609 601, original interior, engine, transmission, and drive train, approx. 65,000 original miles.
1963 Porsche 356 B 1600 coupe with Champagne yellow paint, serial number 211 947, engine number P609 601, original interior, engine, transmission and drive train, approx. 65,000 original miles, invoice additions include radio, seat belts, and mirror. Original invoice and service records included with this lot.
Estimate: $70,000–$100,000

This car boasts approximately 65,000 original miles and features its original interior, engine, transmission, and drivetrain. The original invoice and comprehensive service records are included with this lot. The 1963 Porsche 356 B 1600 Coupe epitomizes Porsche’s early commitment to automotive excellence and is celebrated for its timeless design, exceptional engineering, and significant place in automotive history.


A Bell Michael Schumacher signed Formula 1 racing helmet in case.
A Bell Michael Schumacher signed Formula 1 racing helmet in case.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000
1966 Dodge Charger, vin XP29G61179824 with a numbers matching Super Commando 383 engine.
1966 Dodge Charger, vin XP29G61179824 with a numbers matching Super Commando 383 engine.
Estimate: $50,000–$70,000

Alongside the 1963 Porsche 356 B 1600 Coupe, there will be 356 rare and original Porsche parts, signed Formula 1 helmets, car models, an early fuel pump, Ferrari and other dealer signage, a 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL with 167,000 miles, a fully restored 1966 Dodge Charger with 383 engine and 87,000 miles, and vintage and newer lithographs offered at the auction.


A Ferrari illuminated sign.
A Ferrari illuminated sign.
Estimate: $2,000–$3,000

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July Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction Highlights

This July, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction on July 19th and The Warehouse Auction on July 20th.

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June Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction Highlights

This June, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction on June 21st and The Warehouse Auction on June 22nd.

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Important Summer Fine Art Sale Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Important Summer Fine Art Sale bursting with exceptional artwork from iconic creators on June 20th.

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  • Fine Art

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.

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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.

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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.

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July Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction Highlights

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Explore a rich variety of collectibles at Clars’ July 19th auction, featuring Jewelry, Furniture, Fine Art, and Asian works. Highlights include contemporary and vintage watches, exquisite gemstones, and a range of European and modern furnishings.

Furniture & Decorative Arts

Notable pieces such as a Napoleon III gilt bronze boulle cabinet and iconic Eames chairs will be up for auction. Of particular interest are eight tole hanging lanterns, originally refurbished by Caldwell & Co. for Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Mar-a-Lago, once owned by Donald Trump and previously sold at Christie’s in 1995.


A Napoleon III gilt bronze boulle cabinet.
A Napoleon III gilt bronze boulle cabinet.
Estimate: $1,500–$2,000
Eight tole hanging lanterns originally redecorated by Caldwell & Co. for Marjorie Merriweather Post's Mar-a-Lago, sold by Donald Trump in 1995 at Christie's.
Eight tole hanging lanterns originally redecorated by Caldwell & Co. for Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Mar-a-Lago, sold by Donald Trump in 1995 at Christie’s.
Estimate: $1,000–$1,500

Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

This sale will showcase a stunning collection of diamonds, timepieces, antique jewelry, and Art Deco pieces.


Clockwise: An Art Deco diamond and platinum brooch. Estimate: $2,500–$3,500; A turquoise, seed pearl and 14k gold ring. Estimate: $500–$700; A pair of tourmaline, diamond and silver chandelier earrings. Estimate: $800–$1,200
Clockwise: An Art Deco diamond and platinum brooch. Estimate: $2,500–$3,500; A turquoise, seed pearl and 14k gold ring. Estimate: $500–$700; A pair of tourmaline, diamond and silver earrings. Estimate: $600–$800

Fine Art

A notable feature of this auction is the Art & Photography Collection from the Estate of Professor Raymond Lifchez of Berkeley, California. Professor Lifchez, who served over 50 years as a Professor Emeritus of Architecture and City & Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, was a pioneering advocate for accessible design education. The collection includes works by renowned photographers such as Ruth Bernhard, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Harry Callahan, Robert Capa, and others, reflecting Lifchez’s profound impact on design and education.


Sally Mann (American, b. 1951), Listening to Madonna by the Tadpole Jar, 1990, gelatin silver print, 18.875″ x 22.75″. Provenance: Estate of Professor Raymond Lifchez (Berkeley, California).
Sally Mann (American, b. 1951), Listening to Madonna by the Tadpole Jar, 1990, gelatin silver print, 18.875″ x 22.75″. Provenance: Estate of Professor Raymond Lifchez (Berkeley, California).
Estimate: $6,000–$9,000
John Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972), Winter Scene (Study for Snow Patches), circa 1910–1915, oil on canvas, 11.5″ x 15.5″. Provenance: Estate of Professor Raymond Lifchez (Berkeley, California).
John Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972), Winter Scene (Study for Snow Patches), circa 1910–1915, oil on canvas, 11.5″ x 15.5″. Provenance: Estate of Professor Raymond Lifchez (Berkeley, California).
Estimate: $4,000–$6,000

Asian Art

The Asian Art department will showcase a compelling collection of Buddha figures, including a Burmese gilt lacquered wood figure and a standing Burmese wood figure. Additionally, standout items include a Chinese cloisonné enamel dragon wash basin and various porcelain pieces.


A Burmese gilt lacquered wood figure of Buddha, Mandalay period, late 19th/early 20th century, 54″ x 26″.
A Burmese gilt lacquered wood figure of Buddha, Mandalay period, late 19th/early 20th century, 54″ x 26″.
Estimate: $3,000–$5,000
A Chinese cloisonné enamel dragon wash basin.
A Chinese cloisonné enamel dragon wash basin.
Estimate: $1,000–$1,500

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 Warehouse boasts an affordably priced collection that encompasses modern and antique furniture and décor, silver, porcelain, glass, fashion, collectible toys, books, and indigenous arts.

The Asian Art Department presents a curated collection in our July 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’ July 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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A Stunning Porsche on the Auction Block

This Summer at Clars we are excited to offer a 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe at our Classic Car and Automobilia Auction on July 18th.

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June Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction Highlights

This June, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction on June 21st and The Warehouse Auction on June 22nd.

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Important Summer Fine Art Sale Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Important Summer Fine Art Sale bursting with exceptional artwork from iconic creators on June 20th.

  • Auction
  • Fine Art

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.

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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.

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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.

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June Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction Highlights

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Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction on June 21st, and The Warehouse Auction on June 22nd.

Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

Clars is thrilled to announce their Luxury Jewels and Timepieces Auction on Friday, June 21st, starting at 9:30 AM PDT. This sale will showcase a stunning collection of diamonds, timepieces, antique jewelry and signed pieces.


An antique aquamarine and gold parure.Estimate: $6,000–$8,000
An antique aquamarine and gold parure.
Estimate: $6,000–$8,000

Highlights in our Friday sale include a diamond and platinum rivière necklace, estimated at $25,000–$30,000; a diamond and platinum tennis bracelet, estimated at $15,000–$20,000; an 18k gold Cartier wristwatch, estimated at $2,500–$3,500; a Chopard diamond and 18k gold ‘Your Hour’ wristwatch, estimated at $4,000–$6,000; an antique aquamarine and 18k gold parure set, estimated at $6,000–$8,000; and a Victorian citrine, diamond, enamel, and gold brooch, estimated at $3,000–$5,000. We are also proud to present a set of sapphire, diamond, and gold brooches designed by the renowned artist Salvador Dalí, never before seen on the second-hand market.


From Top to Bottom: A Victorian citrine, diamond, enamel and 15k gold stomacher. Estimate: $3,000–$5,000; An antique foil-back quartz and 14k gold rivière necklace. Estimate: $1,500–$2,500; An antique diamond and 14k gold locket brooch-pendant, Russia. Estimate: $1,800–$2,200
From Top to Bottom: A Victorian citrine, diamond, enamel and 15k gold stomacher. Estimate: $3,000–$5,000; An antique foil-back quartz and 14k gold rivière necklace. Estimate: $1,500–$2,500; An antique diamond and 14k gold locket brooch-pendant, Russia. Estimate: $1,800–$2,200

Furniture & Decorative Arts

The Friday sale features modern highlights from design masters such as Isamu Noguchi, Guido Faleschini, Hans Wegner, and Philip and Kelvin LaVerne. Other highlights include Pre-Columbian and other indigenous arts, sterling silver, musical instruments, fine porcelain, Bohemian glass, and Persian and modern carpets.


A Hans Wegner Ox chair and ottoman.
A Hans Wegner Ox chair and ottoman.
Estimate: $4,000–$6,000
A pair of Philip and Kelvin LaVerne bronze side tables, New York, 1960s.
A pair of Philip and Kelvin LaVerne bronze side tables, New York, 1960s.
Estimate: $4,000–$6,000

Asian Art

The Asian Art department will offer a single-owner collection of Chinese archaic jade and hardstone carvings ranging from bi discs to pendants and cong vessels. The highlight from this collection is a jade ‘dragon’ disc, possibly dated to the Eastern Zhou period (771–256 BCE). Another highlight is a Chinese folding screen inset with sixteen finely decorated underglaze blue porcelain plaques featuring various animals from the Republic period (1911–1949). Rounding out the sale is a sizable collection of Chinese porcelain jars and vases from the Estate of Reynold Tom of Piedmont, California.


Background: A Chinese folding screen inset with underglaze blue porcelain plaques. Foreground: A collection of Chinese archaic jade carvings from a single owner collection.
Background: A Chinese folding screen inset with underglaze blue porcelain plaques. Estimate: $3,000–$5,000; Foreground: A collection of Chinese archaic jade carvings from a single owner collection. Estimate: $8,000–$15,000

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 Warehouse boasts an affordably priced collection that encompasses modern and antique furniture and décor, silver, porcelain, glass, fashion, collectible toys, books, and indigenous arts.

The Asian Art Department presents a meticulously curated collection in our June Warehouse auction, including 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’ June 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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A Stunning Porsche on the Auction Block

This Summer at Clars we are excited to offer a 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe at our Classic Car and Automobilia Auction on July 18th.

  • Auction
  • Automobilia

July Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction Highlights

This July, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction on July 19th and The Warehouse Auction on July 20th.

  • Auction

Important Summer Fine Art Sale Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Important Summer Fine Art Sale bursting with exceptional artwork from iconic creators on June 20th.

  • Auction
  • Fine Art

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
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Important Summer Fine Art Sale Highlights

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  • Fine Art

Clars is excited to present our Important Summer Fine Art Sale on June 20th, commencing at 10 AM PDT. The sale is bursting with exceptional artwork from iconic creators such as Salvador Dalí, Roy Lichtenstein and Aaron Douglas.

One of the most exciting pieces in this month’s Important Summer Fine Art Sale is a never-before-sold oil on canvas painting by world-renowned Spanish Surrealist, Salvador Dalí. Over the course of the early to mid-twentieth century, Dalí established himself as perhaps the most celebrated of the Surrealist painters, famous for both his instantly recognizable visual style and for his eccentric personality and antics. The painting in this month’s sale, titled Portrait of Mrs. Luther Greene, is an oil on canvas that was commissioned by the sitter’s husband in New York City in 1942 — the year of the artist’s first retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.


Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989), Portrait of Mrs. Luther Greene, 1942, oil on canvas, signed and dated right center, 24″ x 20″ (61 x 50.8 cm). Accompanied by preliminary study sketches of Mrs. Greene by Dalí from 1942 (charcoal/ink on paper). Provenance: Private collection (by descent); Mrs. Luther Greene (Ellen Chamberlain), New York. Catalog reference: Fundació Gala - Salvador Dalí: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings by Salvador Dalí (cat. no. P 565). © Fundació Gala - Salvador Dalí
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989), Portrait of Mrs. Luther Greene, 1942, oil on canvas, signed and dated right center, 24″ x 20″ (61 cm x 50.8 cm). Accompanied by preliminary study sketches of Mrs. Greene by Dalí from 1942 (charcoal/ink on paper). Provenance: Private collection (by descent); Mrs. Luther Greene (Ellen Chamberlain), New York. Catalog reference: Fundació Gala – Salvador Dalí: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings by Salvador Dalí (cat. no. P 565). © Fundació Gala – Salvador Dalí
Estimate: $700,000–$1,000,000

The portrait depicts the patron seated in the foreground, wrapped in a red robe. Behind her is a classic, Dalíesque desert landscape with two figures standing in the distance. An amorphous hill on the far right is dotted with buildings — resembling a forgotten ghost town — and a small boat sits beached by the shore on the far left. This exemplary piece is accompanied by the preliminary sketches done by the artist in preparation for the painting.


Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997), Reverie, from 11 Pop Artists, Volume II, 1965, screenprint in colors, 27″ x 23″.
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997), Reverie, from 11 Pop Artists, Volume II, 1965, screenprint in colors, 27″ x 23″.
Estimate: $70,000–$100,000

Another noteworthy piece in the sale is a serigraph by American Pop art pioneer, Roy Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein was one of the most prominent figures to come out of the Pop Art movement and is most known for his comic strip-inspired paintings, prints, and sculptures. The print featured in the June sale is titled Reverie and dates to 1965. Pictured is a young woman with blonde hair and a melancholy expression, holding a microphone while a speech bubble over her head reads the lyrics, “The melody haunts my reverie.” This lyric — taken from the song Stardust by Tin Pan Alley musicians Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish — was written in 1927 and popularized during the 1930s big band era. The retro feel of the imagery is characteristic of Lichtenstein’s work, as is the comic-style dot work, bold color, and thick, black lines. Reverie was created for a portfolio, titled 11 Pop Artists published by Original Editions, that included 2 other prints by the artist as well as prints by Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselman, and other major names in the Pop Art movement.


Aaron Douglas (American, 1899–1979), Untitled, circa 1955, oil on canvas, signed lower left, 22″ x 44″.
Aaron Douglas (American, 1899–1979), Untitled, circa 1955, oil on canvas, signed lower left, 22″ x 44″.
Estimate: $10,000–$20,000

A third striking highlight in our sale is an oil on canvas painting by key Harlem Renaissance figure, Aaron Douglas. Douglas is widely known for the murals he was commissioned to paint in several high-profile locations. These locations included several Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Harlem YMCA, and one of his most acclaimed works, Aspects of Negro Life, at the New York Public Library in Harlem. Douglas worked with writers Alain Locke and W.E.B. Du Bois, and had illustrations included in publications like Vanity Fair, the NAACP journal The Crisis, and Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life among others. Douglas developed a distinctive, graphic style that combined the aesthetic exploration of modernism with more traditional African subject matter. He often used bold color and evocative light sources with leafy foliage and human figures in silhouette. These figures are at times depicted in an African village or tribal setting, dancing, holding spears, or traversing a jungle-like landscape.

In other instances, figures are shown in American cityscapes, holding industrial tools with skyscrapers looming in the distance, or playing brass instruments in bands. The work in our June sale shows three silhouetted human figures holding spears and chasing five bison-like animals through an abstracted environment that uses the interplay between color and light to mimic an earthly landscape while remaining nonobjective. Douglas’s approach marries the celebratory aspects of Harlem Renaissance figuration with an Orphism-inspired understanding of color theory that creates a composition in which movement and light become as intrinsic to the material as paint and canvas.


Karen LaMonte (American, b. 1967), Nocturne, 2015, white bronze, signed, dated and stamped on base, edition 1/5, 58.5″ x 18″ x 11″.
Karen LaMonte (American, b. 1967), Nocturne, 2015, white bronze, signed, dated and stamped on base, edition 1/5, 58.5″ x 18″ x 11″.
Estimate: $30,000–$50,000
Barry Frydlender (Israeli, b. 1954), Take a Picture of Me, 2005, chromogenic print, 75″ x 49.5″.
Barry Frydlender (Israeli, b. 1954), Take a Picture of Me, 2005, chromogenic print, 75″ x 49.5″.
Estimate: $15,000–$25,000

In addition to the aforementioned works, we are also pleased to offer abstract sculptures by Claire Falkenstein, a life-size bronze gown by Karen LaMonte, a suite of six bullfighting paintings by LeRoy Neiman, an abstract expressionist oil by Tancredi Parmeggiani, and much more in our Important Summer Fine Art Sale on June 20th.


Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge (American, 1883–1951), August Reflections, oil on canvas, signed, gallery title label (Newman Galleries, Philadelphia) affixed verso, 20″ x 24″.
Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge (American, 1883–1951), August Reflections, oil on canvas, signed, gallery title label (Newman Galleries, Philadelphia) affixed verso, 20″ x 24″.
Estimate: $30,000–$50,000
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), <em>Homme Barbu Couronne de Feuillage</em>, 1962, linocut, 13.5″ x 10.5″.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Homme Barbu Couronne de Feuillage, 1962, linocut, 13.5″ x 10.5″.
Estimate: $25,000–$35,000
(lot of 6) LeRoy Neiman (American, 1921–2012), <em>The Red Corrida</em>, oils on panels, largest: 7.75″ x 11.75″.
(lot of 6) LeRoy Neiman (American, 1921–2012), The Red Corrida, oils on panels, largest: 7.75″ x 11.75″.
Estimate: $20,000–$30,000
(lot of 4) Claire Falkenstein (American, 1908–1998), Untitleds, set of four mixed media (glass and metal) sculptures, overall each: 3″h x 3″w x 3″d (red), 1.5″h x 2.75″w x 2.75″d (blue), 1.25″h x 3″w x 2″d (orange/red), 2″h x 4″d x 2.75″d (clear/green). Provenance: Estate of Richard D. Lowell (Fresno, California).
(lot of 4) Claire Falkenstein (American, 1908–1998), Untitleds, set of four mixed media (glass and metal) sculptures, overall each: 3″h x 3″w x 3″d (red), 1.5″h x 2.75″w x 2.75″d (blue), 1.25″h x 3″w x 2″d (orange/red), 2″h x 4″d x 2.75″d (clear/green). Provenance: Estate of Richard D. Lowell (Fresno, California).
Estimate: $20,000–$25,000
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), <em>Plat à la Tête de Faune</em>, 1948, partially engraved white earthenware ceramic plate with colored engobe and glaze, 12.5″ x 15.5″ x 2″.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Plat à la Tête de Faune, 1948, partially engraved white earthenware ceramic plate with colored engobe and glaze, 12.5″ x 15.5″ x 2″.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000
Tancredi Parmeggiani (Italian, 1927–1964), Untitled, oil on board, 16″ x 26″. Provenance: Private Collection, Auburn, CA, thence by descent to the present owner.
Tancredi Parmeggiani (Italian, 1927–1964), Untitled, oil on board, 16″ x 26″. Provenance: Private Collection, Auburn, CA, thence by descent to the present owner.
Estimate: $8,000–$12,000
John Marin (American, 1870–1953), <em>Flatiron Building, NYC</em>, 1911, watercolor, 12″ x 15.75″.
John Marin (American, 1870–1953), Flatiron Building, NYC, 1911, watercolor, 12″ x 15.75″.
Estimate: $8,000–$12,000
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997), Modern Head #5, 1970, embossed graphite with Strathmore die-cut paper overlay, 20.25″ x 11.25″.
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997), Modern Head #5, 1970, embossed graphite with Strathmore die-cut paper overlay, 20.25″ x 11.25″.
Estimate: $8,000–$12,000
Jacqueline Gilmore (American, 21st century), <em>Ashes to Ashes</em>, 2016, oil on canvas, 90″ x 180″.
Jacqueline Gilmore (American, 21st century), Ashes to Ashes, 2016, oil on canvas, 90″ x 180″.
Estimate: $8,000–$12,000
Oscar Deveza Zalameda (Philippines, 1930–2010), Fish Market, oil on canvas, 30″ x 36″.
Oscar Deveza Zalameda (Philippines, 1930–2010), Fish Market, oil on canvas, 30″ x 36″.
Estimate: $8,000–$12,000
Bidding for Clars’ June 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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A Stunning Porsche on the Auction Block

This Summer at Clars we are excited to offer a 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe at our Classic Car and Automobilia Auction on July 18th.

  • Auction
  • Automobilia

July Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction Highlights

This July, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction on July 19th and The Warehouse Auction on July 20th.

  • Auction

Property from the Estate of Professor Raymond Lifchez

Clars is pleased to offer the Art & Photography Collection from the Estate of Professor Raymond Lifchez who made a deep and lasting impact on teaching and advocacy for accessible design.

  • Estate Spotlight
  • Fine Art

June Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction Highlights

This June, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction on June 21st and The Warehouse Auction on June 22nd.

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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

Artist Spotlight: Albert Hirschfeld

Albert Hirschfeld — a master caricaturist — is known for his depictions of twentieth-century pop culture icons.

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  • Fine Art

May Auction Highlights

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Clars is excited to present The Golden & Glamour Era Auction — featuring the jewelry collection of Hollywood actress, Joanna Barnes — on May 16th, our Furniture, Art & Asian Auction on May 17th, The Warehouse Auction on May 18th, and our Spring Fine & Rare Wines Auction on May 20th.

The Golden & Glamour Era Auction

At Clars Auctions, we are deeply honored to have been chosen as the exclusive venue to showcase the extraordinary collection of antique and signed jewelry belonging to the esteemed Joanna Barnes. Each item within this remarkable collection serves as a testament to Ms. Barnes’ impeccable taste and enduring legacy in the world of Hollywood glamour. From the delicate antique brooches to the intricate designs of her bracelets and dazzling sparkle of her earrings, every piece offers a captivating glimpse into Ms. Barnes’ journey from a budding ingenue to a revered icon of the silver screen.


<b>Clockwise:</b> Tiffany & Co., a pair of turquoise, sapphire and 18k gold ear-clips. <b>Estimate: $800–$1,200</b>; An antique enamel and 14k gold link necklace. <b><nobr>Estimate: $2,000–$3,000</nobr></b>; An antique aquamarine, diamond and 14k gold brooch. <b><nobr>Estimate: $2,000–$3,000</nobr></b>; Tiffany & Co., an 18k gold Scorpio pendant. <b><nobr>Estimate: $6,000–$8,000</nobr></b>.
Clockwise: Tiffany & Co., a pair of turquoise, sapphire and 18k gold ear-clips. Estimate: $800–$1,200; An antique enamel and 14k gold link necklace. Estimate: $2,000–$3,000; An antique aquamarine, diamond and 14k gold brooch. Estimate: $2,000–$3,000; Tiffany & Co., an 18k gold Scorpio pendant. Estimate: $6,000–$8,000.

At the forefront of Ms. Barnes’ collection are sophisticated creations by renowned artisans such as Tiffany & Co. Among the highlights in the sale are an exquisite 18k gold Scorpio pendant, a radiant citrine and 18k gold brooch, a resplendent 18k gold bombe ring crafted by David Webb, and an opulent 18k gold ‘elephant hair’ bangle bracelet from the esteemed house of Gucci. Furthermore, the auction presents a meticulously curated array of exceptional antique pieces, including an enchanting antique aquamarine, diamond, and 14k gold brooch and a captivating antique enamel and 14k gold link necklace.


A Judith Leiber Couture Martini Glass Cocktail minaudiere clutch bag.
A Judith Leiber Couture Martini Glass Cocktail minaudiere clutch bag.
Estimate: $1,200–$1,500

Complementing the jewelry auction is a collection of luxury bags, featuring Judith Leiber Couture minaudiere clutches and Louis Vuitton monogram luggage.

Furniture & Decorative Arts

Furniture enthusiasts can anticipate a diverse array of offerings, spanning various periods and styles, at our upcoming May 17th sale. Among the highlights are coveted modern pieces like the iconic Mira and George Nakashima Cushion and New Chairs which are sure to captivate aficionados of contemporary design.


A pair of Mira Nakashima walnut Conold Cushion chairs with a copy of the original order card.
A pair of Mira Nakashima walnut Conold Cushion chairs with a copy of the original order card.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000

For those with a penchant for traditional elegance, a striking Pottier & Stymus New York Aesthetic chamber suite awaits, alongside 19th-century Barbedienne bronzes and Italian marble figures. Complementing these treasures are vibrant Studio Glass pieces, timeless Georg Jensen silverware, and a captivating collection of Indigenous art — showcasing exquisite Inuit carvings — and Navajo rugs.


An important Pottier & Stymus New York Aesthetic carved chamber suite executed for James Clair Floods Atherton mansion, Linden Towers.
An important Pottier & Stymus New York Aesthetic carved chamber suite executed for James Clair Floods Atherton mansion, Linden Towers.
Estimate: $15,000–$20,000

Fine Art

In the realm of fine art, our May auction promises a captivating array of works. One stand out piece is an oil on board painting by French Barbizon School artist, Félix Ziem. Born in the wine capital of Burgundy in 1821, Ziem originally set his sights on a career in architecture and studied at L’École des Beaux-Arts before developing his painting hobby into a full-time practice. Ziem first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1849 and traveled throughout Europe and the eastern Mediterranean, taking inspiration from scenery in Venice, Constantinople, Egypt, and the French Riviera. Ziem was commercially successful during his lifetime and was also known to mentor younger artists. The painting in our sale this month is titled Étude Sur les Bord de la Méditerranée, and depicts a row of buildings on a cliffside overlooking the ocean, dotted with sparse vegetation under a blue sky. It was shown at the Paris Exhibition of 1925 and is a fine example of Ziem’s affinity for seaside scenes.


Félix Ziem (French, 1821–1911), Étude Sur les Bord de la Méditerranée, oil on board, 7″ x 11″ (18cm x 28cm).
Félix Ziem (French, 1821–1911), Étude Sur les Bord de la Méditerranée, oil on board, 7″ x 11″ (18cm x 28cm).
Estimate: $8,000–$12,000

A second work featured this month is a bronze sculpture by American sculptor, Richard Howard Hunt. Hunt was born in Chicago in 1935 and was interested in the arts from an early age, attending operas with his mother and working with clay in a makeshift studio in the basement of his family’s home. While studying at the Art Institute of Chicago, Hunt explored assemblage with found objects, mixing organic and industrial materials to create expressionistic and surreal sculptures. His piece Arachne was bought by the Museum of Modern Art while Hunt was a junior in college. Hunt was inspired by social issues during his early career — he was greatly affected by attending the funeral of Emmett Till and the Civil Rights movement, participating in desegregation protests during the 1960s. Hunt frequently experimented with welding, using materials from junkyards to form figural and abstract works. Hunt was extremely influential and admired during his decades-long career, being the first African American artist to to serve on the National Council on the Arts and having a sculpture commissioned by President Barack Obama in 2022. The bronze sculpture in this month’s auction is an abstract, tree-like form with horn-like appendages and Hunt’s signature flowing lines, made of bronze with a burnished golden sheen.


Richard Howard Hunt (American, 1935–2023), Untitled, 1979, bronze, 11.25″ x 5.25″ x 8″.
Richard Howard Hunt (American, 1935–2023), Untitled, 1979, bronze, 11.25″ x 5.25″ x 8″.
Estimate: $6,000–$9,000

A third highlight this month is a collection of works on paper by American caricaturist, Albert Hirschfeld. Hirschfeld is known for his work on Broadway playbills, contributions to The New York Times and other major publications, and Hollywood studio art direction. The exclusive collection of works at Clars this month includes original gouache paintings used in prominent magazines, such as an illustration of Harry Truman that was featured on the cover of Colliers Magazine in 1954, a caricature of Dwight Eisenhower used for the cover of American Mercury Magazine in 1945, and a satirical painting of Joseph McCarthy that graced the cover of Colliers Magazine in 1950. A number of pen and ink drawings are featured, including a portrait of comedian Fred Allen and a cast portrait from the 1959 Broadway production of Much Ado About Nothing, as well as several lithographs depicting recognizable pop culture figures.


Al Hirschfeld (American, 1903–2003), Harry Truman: I'm Sitting on Top of the World, 1954, gouache and ink on paper, published for the cover of Colliers Magazine January 20, 1954, 15″ x 12.5″.
Al Hirschfeld (American, 1903–2003), Harry Truman: I’m Sitting on Top of the World, 1954, gouache and ink on paper, published for the cover of Colliers Magazine January 20, 1954, 15″ x 12.5″.
Estimate: $3,000–$5,000

Asian Art

In the Asian Art department, two captivating highlights await eager collectors. One of these highlights is a grand Chinese embroidered panel, traditionally symbolizing birthday celebrations, which intricately showcases dragon motifs and auspicious symbols — reflecting the richness of Chinese cultural heritage.


A Chinese embroidered panel. 124.5″ x 72.5″.
A Chinese embroidered panel. 124.5″ x 72.5″.
Estimate: $3,000–$5,000

The other highlight is a finely carved Chinese bamboo figure of Shoulao, embodying the deity of longevity, radiates wisdom and prosperity, making it a cherished addition to any discerning collector’s repertoire.


A Chinese bamboo figure of Shoulao.
A Chinese bamboo figure of Shoulao.
Estimate: $1,000–$1,500

The Warehouse Auction

Clars’ Warehouse Auction boasts an accessibly priced collection that encompasses modern and antique furniture and décor, silver, porcelain, glass, fashion, collectible toys, books, and indigenous arts. Also on offer will be 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. Additionally, the Asian Art department will present a meticulously curated collection spanning Japanese woodblock prints, ceramics, folding screens, and various decorative pieces. Meanwhile, the Jewelry department is thrilled to present an array of affordable items, including diamonds, silver and gold necklaces.

Bidding for Clars’ May 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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A Stunning Porsche on the Auction Block

This Summer at Clars we are excited to offer a 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe at our Classic Car and Automobilia Auction on July 18th.

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July Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction Highlights

This July, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction on July 19th and The Warehouse Auction on July 20th.

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June Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction Highlights

This June, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction on June 21st and The Warehouse Auction on June 22nd.

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Important Summer Fine Art Sale Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Important Summer Fine Art Sale bursting with exceptional artwork from iconic creators on June 20th.

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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.

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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.

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April Auction Highlights

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Clars is excited to present The Maritime Sale — featuring the collection of Frank’s Fisherman, the estate of Meri Jaye and Playland at the Beach — on April 18th, our Furniture, Art, Jewelry & Asian Auction — featuring the Estate of Harvey Clar on April 19th, and our Warehouse Auction on April 20th.

The Maritime Sale

This April, Clars is hosting a Maritime Sale that will include a multitude of art and décor from celebrated nautical interior designer, Meri Jaye as well as memorabilia and artifacts from the historic marine collectibles shop, Frank’s Fisherman, a San Francisco landmark that was converted from a fishing supplier in the 1970s.


Edward Moran (American/British, 1829–1901), New York Bay from the Battery, 1871, oil on canvas, 24.75″ x 42.75″. Provenance: Estate of Mérí Jaye (San Francisco, California).
Edward Moran (American/British, 1829–1901), New York Bay from the Battery, 1871, oil on canvas, 24.75″ x 42.75″. Provenance: From the Estate of Meri Jaye (San Francisco, California).
Estimate: $20,000–$40,000
A massive scratch built paddle wheel steamship model ‘California, built by Tom Fordham (d. 2004), Scale 1/4″+1’.
A massive paddle wheel steamship model of the SS California, scratch built by Tom Fordham (d. 2004), scale 1/4″+1’, mounted in a glazed case, 37.5″ x 63″ x 19.25″. 
Estimate: $6,000–$8,000

This sprawling collection includes fine paintings from the Atlantic to the Pacific, stunningly crafted model ships, authentic relics from functioning boats, and much more that is sure to draw the enthusiasm of marine collectors. This auction also extends beyond these two extraordinary collections. Additional estates and collections, including vintage fixtures from the beloved San Francisco landmark Playland at the Beach, will also be offered.

Furniture & Decorative Arts

Our April 19th auction features 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. The estate of Meri Jaye of Nob Hill, San Francisco, also contributes to this sale. Her collection boasts a coveted 1780 edition of Don Quixote, printed by Don Joaquin Ibarra, and a deluxe copy edition of Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe, signed by illustrator Arthur Rackham.


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

The auction further presents a selection of indigenous art from other estates, including Native American beadwork, Hopi kachinas, and Inuit figures. Rounding out this diverse auction is a collection of antique furniture in Regency and Georgian periods, including miniature cabinets, and brass-bound writing boxes.


<em>Don Quixote</em>, Saavedra, Miquel de Cervantes. El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. Madrid: Don Joaquin Ibarra, 1780.
Don Quixote, Saavedra, Miquel de Cervantes. El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. Madrid: Don Joaquin Ibarra, 1780.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000

Fine Art

This month at Clars, we are pleased to present a number of works by well-known and up-and-coming artists. Featured in our April sale is a bronze sculpture by German-born American sculptor, Adolph Alexander Weinman. Weinman received his arts education at Cooper Union and later at the Art Students League of New York, after which he became a member of the National Sculpture Society and served as its president. He is most known for his architectural sculpture, as well as portrayals of American presidents. His most acclaimed works include a bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Kentucky State Capitol, the Fountain of the Centaurs at the Missouri State Capitol, his work on Pennsylvania Station in New York, and the pediments of the National Archive Building and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. The piece in our April sale is a nude female figure dancing with a hoop, set atop a marble base. The sculpture masterfully evokes movement and displays the influence of the Art Deco style that was flourishing in 1922 when the sculpture was cast.


Adolph Alexander Weinman (American, 1870–1952), Untitled (Nude Dancer with Hoop), 1922, bronze sculpture, 19″h.
Adolph Alexander Weinman (American, 1870–1952), Untitled (Nude Dancer with Hoop), 1922, bronze sculpture, 19″h.
Estimate: $15,000–$20,000

A second highlight in our sale is a 1915 edition of volume ten of The North American Indian, a book and portfolio by American photographer, Edward Sheriff Curtis. Curtis is widely known for his depictions of the American West and Native American people, including important figures like Geronimo, Princess Angeline, and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. In 1906, financier J.P. Morgan commissioned Curtis to produce the 20-volume series containing many of his photographs of the Native American peoples across the country. Volume 10 is centered on the Kwakiutl people of the Pacific Northwest, mainly based in British Columbia, Canada. The volume in our April sale contained 74 sepia-toned photogravure plates and is out of an edition of 500.


Curtis, Edward S., <em>The North American Indian. Volume X</em>.
Curtis, Edward S., The North American Indian. Volume X.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000

Another highlight is an oil on canvas painting by Icelandic-American artist, Louisa Matthiasdottir. Born in Reykjavik, Matthiasdottir studied art in Denmark and Paris before moving to New York City in the 1940s. She studied there under Hans Hoffmann and Robert De Nico, Sr., and exhibited often in New York and other major east coast cities. She is known for her landscapes and cityscapes depicting Iceland, with a focus on the light, agriculture, and colorful architecture of the towns. Her work is included in collections at the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Reykjavik Art Museum.


Deladier Almeida (American, b. 1961), Summer Spread, 2023, oil on canvas, 48#8243; x 79#8243;. Provenance: Private collection (Boulder, Colorado).
Deladier Almeida (American, b. 1961), Summer Spread, 2023, oil on canvas, 48″ x 79″. Provenance: Private collection (Boulder, Colorado).
Estimate: $8,000–$12,000

Along with these exciting items, we will also present a large oil on canvas painting by Deladier Almeida, a painting by Karl Albert Buehr, sculptures by Beniamino Bufano, a mixed media piece by Sam Gilliam, and much more.

Asian Art

A standout piece from the April 19th auction is a hanging scroll calligraphy by Yu Youren, a master revered for his exceptional skill in calligraphy — particularly in cursive script. Yu Youren is celebrated for pioneering the “Standard Cursive Script,” earning him accolades as the “Contemporary Sage of Cursive” and “Modern Saint of Calligraphy.” This calligraphy came from the collection of Huang Siufeng (1892–1975), who held a prominent position at the Central Bank of China during the late 1930s. It was acquired at auction in Seattle where Huang Siufeng lived for many years.


Yu Youren, Calligraphy, hanging scroll, ink on paper, 39.875″ x 13.75″.
Yu Youren, Calligraphy, hanging scroll, ink on paper, 39.875″ x 13.75″.
Estimate: $2,000–$4,000

Accompanying this masterpiece is a Chinese famille rose blue ground bowl, with a blue background and adorned with bird and floral motifs. It also features a dragon in the interior. This exquisite piece, featuring the Guangxu six-character mark, showcases the refined porcelain artistry of the late Qing dynasty period.


A Chinese famille rose blue ground bowl decorated with bird and floral motifs and one dragon inside the bowl, bearing Guangxu six-character mark, 6.625″ across.
A Chinese famille rose blue ground bowl decorated with bird and floral motifs and one dragon inside the bowl, bearing Guangxu six-character mark, 6.625″ across.
Estimate: $1,000–$1,500

Next is a Japanese six-panel folding screen, illustrating morning glories, measuring 36″ high by 102″ wide. This screen exemplifies the Japanese aesthetic of capturing the fleeting beauty of nature, rendered in delicate detail and vibrant hues.


A Japanese six-panel folding screen depicting morning glory, 36″ x 102″.
A Japanese six-panel folding screen depicting morning glory, 36″ x 102″.
Estimate: $2,000–$3,000

Completing our highlights is a Chinese landscape painting — executed in the splashed color technique — attributed to Zhang Daqian. This painting showcases Zhang Daqian’s mastery of ink and color on paper. Known for his innovative splashed ink technique, Zhang Daqian’s work is a bridge between traditional Chinese landscapes and modern abstract expression. This work is inscribed, dated, and adorned with two seals.


Attributed to Zhang Daqian, Splashed ink landscape, ink and color on paper, framed and glazed, inscribed, dated, and with two seals, 13″ x 37.25″.
Attributed to Zhang Daqian, Splashed Ink Landscape, ink and color on paper, framed and glazed, inscribed, dated, and with two seals, 13″ x 37.25″.
Estimate: $8,000–$12,000

Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

The Fine Jewelry & Timepiece department is excited to offer a selection of diamond, colored gemstone, and gold jewelry in the upcoming April 19th sale. This sale features a variety of wardrobe staples to build up the foundation of your jewelry collection at accessible price points. Highlights include an opal, ruby, and gold pendant brooch, estimated at $2,000–$3,000; a pair of diamond and 14k gold earrings, estimated at $1,500–$2,500; and a gold link bracelet, estimated at $500–$700.


A gemstone and 14k gold bracelet. Estimate: $500–$700; A pair of diamond and 14k gold earrings. Estimate: $1,500–$2,500; An opal, ruby and 14k rose gold pendant. Estimate: $2,000–$3,000
A gemstone and 14k gold bracelet. Estimate: $500–$700; A pair of diamond and 14k gold earrings. Estimate: $1,500–$2,500; An opal, ruby and 14k rose gold pendant. Estimate: $2,000–$3,000

The Warehouse Auction

Clars’ April Warehouse Auction will feature a collection from the estate of Harvey Clar, the gallery’s founder, including Lladro, Boehm and Lalique figures. Antique and contemporary silver, porcelain, glass, fine books, carpets, furniture, mirrors and lighting will also be up for offer.

In addition, there will be an eclectic range of art, prints and photographs available. 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. The Asian Art Department presents a meticulously curated collection spanning Japanese woodblock prints, ceramics, folding screens, and various decorative pieces. Meanwhile, the Jewelry department is thrilled to present an array of affordable items, including diamonds, silver and gold necklaces.

Bidding for Clars’ April 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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A Stunning Porsche on the Auction Block

This Summer at Clars we are excited to offer a 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe at our Classic Car and Automobilia Auction on July 18th.

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July Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction Highlights

This July, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction on July 19th and The Warehouse Auction on July 20th.

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June Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction Highlights

This June, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction on June 21st and The Warehouse Auction on June 22nd.

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Important Summer Fine Art Sale Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Important Summer Fine Art Sale bursting with exceptional artwork from iconic creators on June 20th.

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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.

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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.

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Artists to Watch: California

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  • 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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A Stunning Porsche on the Auction Block

This Summer at Clars we are excited to offer a 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe at our Classic Car and Automobilia Auction on July 18th.

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July Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction Highlights

This July, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction on July 19th and The Warehouse Auction on July 20th.

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June Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction Highlights

This June, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction on June 21st and The Warehouse Auction on June 22nd.

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Important Summer Fine Art Sale Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Important Summer Fine Art Sale bursting with exceptional artwork from iconic creators on June 20th.

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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.

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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.

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Spring Modern + Contemporary Art Highlights

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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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A Stunning Porsche on the Auction Block

This Summer at Clars we are excited to offer a 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe at our Classic Car and Automobilia Auction on July 18th.

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July Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction Highlights

This July, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction on July 19th and The Warehouse Auction on July 20th.

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June Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction Highlights

This June, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction on June 21st and The Warehouse Auction on June 22nd.

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Important Summer Fine Art Sale Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Important Summer Fine Art Sale bursting with exceptional artwork from iconic creators on June 20th.

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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.

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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.

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Spring Luxury Jewels & Timepieces Highlights

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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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This Summer at Clars we are excited to offer a 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe at our Classic Car and Automobilia Auction on July 18th.

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July Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction Highlights

This July, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction on July 19th and The Warehouse Auction on July 20th.

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June Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction Highlights

This June, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction on June 21st and The Warehouse Auction on June 22nd.

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Important Summer Fine Art Sale Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Important Summer Fine Art Sale bursting with exceptional artwork from iconic creators on June 20th.

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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.

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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.

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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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This Summer at Clars we are excited to offer a 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe at our Classic Car and Automobilia Auction on July 18th.

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July Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction Highlights

This July, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture, Art & Asian Auction on July 19th and The Warehouse Auction on July 20th.

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June Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction Highlights

This June, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction on June 21st and The Warehouse Auction on June 22nd.

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Important Summer Fine Art Sale Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Important Summer Fine Art Sale bursting with exceptional artwork from iconic creators on June 20th.

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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.

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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.

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