Important Paintings by Zhang Daqian to be Presented at Clars’ December 16th, 2018 Auction

12 Dec

Oakland,CA – 15 & 16 – December 2018 –,Two paintings by Zhang Daqian (Chinese, 1899-1983) will headline Clars December 15th& 16th FineArt, Decorative Art, Furniture, Jewelry and Asian Art Auction. Complementing the Daqians will be numerous important and investment level offerings in Asianart, paintings, decorative art and antiques from private collections,institutions and California estates Also to be presented at this sale will be exceptional fine estate jewelry created by some of the major design houses including Cartier and Bulgari. Following are the highlights from this important upcoming sale.

Zhang Daqian
The Lotus Pond

ASIAN FINE ART & ANTIQUES

The Paintings –

The second Zhang Daqian painting, also an ink on paper, features a scholar on a boat gazing at a waterfall. The right with colophon is dedicated to Kuangwen, cyclical year renchen (=1952) fifth month. This work is signed ‘Zhang Daqian Yuan’, followed by two seals. [sight: 37″h x 13″w, overall (framed): 50.25″h x19.25″w.]  This work will be presented with an estimate of $30,000 -$50,000. 

Also to be offered will be a set of two Chinese folding fans by artists Jiang Tingxi (1669-1772) and Wang Youdun (1692-1758). The fans, titled Flowers,are ink and color on paper featuring various flowers. The lower left is signed ‘chen Jiang Tingxi gonghui’ followed by two seals. On the reverse is a poetic inscription in clerical script on gilt flecked paper signed ‘chen Wang Youdun’ followed by two seals. The fans have wooden ribs with inscription heightened ingilt and come with an inscribed wood box. This set will be offered for $8,000 -$12,000. 

Zhang Daqian
Scholar on Boat

Attributed to Ma Hezhi (Chinese, 1131-1161) will be the ink and color on silk titled Scenes of DynasticFigures. This work, which measures 12.5” high, features ten scenesof Chinese dynastic emperors and historical figures followed by inscriptions.The left bears the signature ‘Fufeng Ma Hezhi’ and seal and will be offered foran estimate of $7,000 – $10,000. 

The Decorative Arts & Antiques

An impressive selection of Chinese jades and hardstone carving will be offered. Topping this selection will be a Chinese jade double vase with matching lids. Each of thevessels is carved with meandering chilongs in relief and flanked by flanges andzoomorphic handles. They are set on a base carved with an inscription along theside and presented on a silver wire inlaid wood stand. This double vase carriesan estimate of $7,000 – $10,000. 

The second Chinese jade double vase in yellow-green is one lidded urn carved with chilongs in highrelief flanked by a smaller square gu-form vase. This double vase will be offeredfor $6,000 – $9,000. 

Chinese folding fans

In Chinese porcelains, the top offering is expected to be a pair of porcelain vases with a wide mouth andshort neck above a tapering ovoid body. The pair is decorated with fivechildren playing various musical instruments in a garden. The base bears the mark‘Hongxian.’

Rounding out the decorative art will be a collection of Chinese snuff bottles in various mediums includingglass, stone, jade and porcelain. Of note in this collection will be a rockcrystal inside-painted snuff bottle that bears the signature ‘Zhou Leyuan’ andis dedicated to Zhixuan.

JEWELRY & TIMEPIECES

A rich selection of exceptional fine estate jewelry and timepieces will be offered at this sale. Commanding topbilling will be an exquisite jadeite, diamond and 18k yellow gold ring that isestimated at $35,000 – $45,000. An un-mounted pear-cut diamondweighing 4.01 cts will be offered with an estimated of $20,000 – $30,000.

Jadeite, Diamond and 18K Yellow Gold Ring

In timepieces and from the finest makers will be two significant examples. The first is a Cartier BallonBleu 18k yellow gold wristwatch (Ref. W69001Z2) that will be offered with an estimateof $10,000 – $15,000.

The second timepiece of note is a rare and unusual Patek Philippe 18k yellow gold Lorgnette pendantwatch with a 14k yellow gold slide necklace. This fabulous piece carries anestimate of $10,000 – $15,000.

Completing the highlights in this category will be a Bulgari black onyx 18k yellow gold Tubogas bracelet,a 2.68 cts radiant-cut diamond ring, a demantoid garnet and 14k yellow goldSautoir necklace and a large collection of stickpins in a variety of artdesigns and mediums.

FINE ART

Keith Haring
Untitled (from Pop Shop VI)

Clars will be offering a large variety of contemporary prints ranging from Sam Francis’ For the Blue Sons of the Air to Philip Guston’s Studio Corner. One of the highlights will be a Keith Haring screen print fromthe Pop Shop VI series. The print, which isestimated to sell between $7,000 and $10,000, is a vibrant and clean example of Haring’s heavy lined humanoid forms. 

Clars will also be auctioning off three original Andy Warhol polaroids. These works, which are all initialed by the artist, are from thepersonal collection of Warhol’s former assistant Ronnie Cutrone. Each work hasan estimate of $6,000 – $9,000.

DECORATIVE ARTS

The holidays bring out the quest for the finest in luxury and accessories to complement your own collection orto dazzle someone in your life. To be offered at this sale will be a largecollection of luxury accessories including handbags by Louis Vuitton andChanel.

Bidding for Clars’ auctions is available in person, by phone, absentee and live online at Live.Clars.comandthrough Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. ClarsAuction 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 auctiongallery of a number of institutions and distinguished private collectors acrossthe country including the Richard Mellon Scaife Estate, the Thomas J. PerkinsEstate and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC).

In the last 5 years, Clars Auction Gallery has sold over $105,000,000 of Fine Art, Furnishings, Jewelry, Vehicles andCollectibles and has set multiple new world auction records. Follow Clars on Facebook and Twitter!

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