Newly Discovered Monumental Japanese Cloisonne Vase from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair Comes to Auction

07 Jan

Coming to Auction Sunday, February 17th Oakland, CA – For over 100 years, a monumental 8-foot Japanese cloisonné vase reigned as the centerpiece in the main dining room of Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto in Berkeley (CA), one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s oldest and most beloved restaurants. And, for over 100 years, no one was […]

April 2016 – Newly Discovered Painting by Elliot Daingerfield Skyrockets

08 Jun

Oakland, CA, 18 – April 2016 – “Twilight,” the newly discovered painting by Elliot Daingerfield (American 1859-1932) recently found concealed inside a mirror at Clars Auction Gallery took an exciting leap from “amazing discovery” to “hidden treasure” status when it skyrocketed to over four times it’s high estimate selling for an astonishing $39,325 on Sunday, […]

Rare 19th Century gold quartz cane sold for a record breaking price of $49,725

Sep. 2006 – Rare 19th Century gold quartz cane sold for a record breaking price of $49,725

07 Jun

September 19, 2006 Clars Auction Gallery has held their auctions live online for the past two years, and the impact the Internet has played in the auction world still amazes Clars’ President Redge Martin. One lot which he found particularly delightful to watch sell over the Internet was a Chinese zitan-stained hardwood and jade inlaid […]


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