February Highlights

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Our February 10th and 11th Auctions will offer stunning jade from China, rare furniture and collectibles, and Edwardian and Art Deco jewelry from private estates.

Asian Art

On February 11th, the Asian Art department will feature two fine Chinese jade lots comprising a set of imperial quality Chinese white jade belt buckle and associated ornaments depicting dragons and cranes from the 18th to 19th century.


Chinese white jade
Set of Chinese white jade belt buckle and pair of ornaments.
Estimate: $6,000–$9,000

The other lot is a Republic Period Mughal style celadon jade vase and linked cover finely carved in low relief with bamboo, prunus and chrysanthemum along with a pair of magpies. It also has a pair of openwork peony handles and a finial, all set with a linking chain. It is estimated at $4,000–$6,000.


Mughal style celadon jade vase and linked cover.
Mughal style celadon jade vase and linked cover.
Estimate: $4,000–$6,000

Another imperial quality piece being offered in this month’s auction is a 18th century Chinese mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquered box and cover, which is decorated with a stylized longevity character painted in gold lacquer, surrounded by a profusion of floral roundels inlaid with mother-of-pearl.


Chinese mother-of-Pearl inlaid black lacquer box
Chinese mother-of-Pearl inlaid black lacquer box and cover.
Estimate: $6,0000–$9,000

Furniture & Decorative Arts

There will be a fine selection of furniture, porcelains, coins, silver, and other objects de vertu in our February 10th sale. Highlights include a pair of French Napoleonic demilune bronze mounted tables circa 1850, estimated at $3,000–$5,000.


A rare pair of French brass inlaid and bronze mounted Demilune tables
A rare pair of French brass inlaid and bronze mounted Demilune tables, 19th century.
Estimate: $3,000–$5,000
Camera
Selection of Camera equipment including a Leica M2.
Estimate: $1,000–$1,500

Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

The Fine Jewelry & Timepieces department is excited to offer a selection of antique diamond, colored gemstone and gold jewelry in their upcoming February 10th sale.


February Jewelry Highlights
Left: An antique diamond and eighteen karat gold pendant. Estimate: $1,200–$1,800
Right: A pair of emerald, diamond and fourteen karat bi-color gold earrings. Estimate: $1,500–$2,500

This sale features a variety of lovely new and old wardrobe staples to build up the foundation of your jewelry collection at accessible price points, including a colorful gemstone selection with an Art Deco star sapphire and diamond ring, estimated at $800–$1,200 and a pair of emerald, diamond and fourteen karat bi-color gold earrings, estimated at $1,500–$2,500. Other exquisite pieces that will highlight your everyday life are represented by an Edwardian diamond and platinum pendant brooch, estimated at $2,000–$4,000, and an antique diamond and eighteen karat gold pendant, estimated at $1,200–$1,800.


February Jewelry Highlights
Top: An Art Deco diamond, sapphire and platinum ring. Estimate: $800–$1,200
Bottom: An Edwardian diamond and platinum pendant brooch. Estimate: $2,000–$4,000
Bidding for Clars’ February 2023 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 $125,000,000 of Fine Art, Furnishings, Jewelry, Vehicles and Collectibles and has set multiple new world auction records. Follow Clars on Facebook and Twitter!

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