Monumental Japanese Meiji period cloisonné vase exhibited at the 1893 Worlds Columbian Exhibition, Chicago and 1894 Midwinter Exposition, San Francisco Provenance: Spenger’s Fish Grotto Collection, Berkeley, CA

All the News on the Spenger Auction

19 Jan

East Bay Times Spenger’s auction nets over $100,000 in first phase The 21st: NPR From Illinois Public Media – WILL Listen Here (Story begins at minute 41) Berkeleyside Spenger’s auctions unearth unusual, valuable items and loads of nostalgia for former Berkeley restaurant KRON4 The Bay Area’s Local News Station San Francisco Chronicle Spenger’s is closed, […]

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The Spenger Diamond

16 Jan

The Spenger Diamond February 17th, 2018 Clars is proud to be offering the incredible Spenger Diamond.  A 34.28 cts. old mine-cut diamond ring. The rare and unusually large Natural Fancy Light Yellow Diamond ring likely dates back to Hawaiian King Kalakaua, who purchased it for Queen Kapiolani to wear to Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Celebration in England in 1887. […]


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 […]

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 […]


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