The Collectors Auction Highlights

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Clars is excited to present The Collectors Auction on September 15th. This spectacular collection is overflowing with an impressive variety of art, jewelry, and furniture.

Asian Art

Asian Art will feature various distinguished private collections of Chinese, Himalayan, South Indian, and Southeast Asian religious works of art. One of the highlights is a Chinese Daoist painting of various religious figures.

A Chinese Daoist painting.
A Chinese Daoist painting.
Estimate: $3,000–$5,000

Also, to be presented in this auction is an extensive collection of Chinese mixed metal ink boxes, silver accessories, and miniature decorative objects.

A group of Chinese export silver miniature items.
A group of Chinese export silver miniature items.
Estimate: $1,000–$1,500

Furniture & Decorative Arts

The Furniture & Decorative Arts portion of the sale will be offering an extensive selection of fine objects, including contemporary furniture from an exclusive St. Helena winery, antique furniture and decorative arts from the 17th through 20th centuries, American carousel animals from Gustav Dentzel, Native American blankets and beadwork, and Indian and Middle Eastern decorative arts.

A set of Restoration Hardware Empire dining chairs and a Restoration Hardware Belgian Trestle round dining table, property from an exclusive St. Helena winery.
A set of Restoration Hardware Empire dining chairs and a Restoration Hardware Belgian Trestle round dining table, property from an exclusive St. Helena winery.
Estimate: $900–$1,300
A Navajo Germantown blanket.
A Navajo Germantown blanket.
Estimate: $2,000–$4,000

Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

The Fine Jewelry & Timepieces department is excited to offer a selection of diamond, colored gemstone and gold jewelry, in their upcoming September 15th sale. This sale features a variety of wardrobe staples to build up the foundation of your jewelry collection at accessible price points. To be featured in the sale are a nice selection of diamond jewelry, including a diamond and 14k white gold band, estimated at $1,200–$1,800, and a pair of diamond stud earrings, estimated at $1,200–$1,800.

The sale will also include a colorful gemstone selection, including a tanzanite, diamond and silver necklace, estimated at $2,000–$3,000, and a pair of emerald, diamond and platinum-topped 18k gold ear clips, estimated at $1,000–$1,500.

A gem-set and 18k gold, ‘Chessman,’ brooch, Seaman Schepps.
A gem-set and 18k gold, ‘Chessman,’ brooch, Seaman Schepps.
Estimate: $1,500–$2,500

Other wearable pieces that will highlight your everyday life include items from makers Seaman Schepps, in a gem-set and 18k gold, ‘Chessman,’ brooch, estimated at $1,500–$2,500, and an enamel and 18k gold bracelet, by Buccellati, estimated at $10,000–$15,000.

Buccellati jewelry
Left: An enamel and 18k gold bracelet, Buccellati. Right: A pair of gem-set 18k gold earrings, Buccellati.
Estimate: $14,000–$21,000

Fine Art

This September at Clars we are excited to offer an original print by French-American naturalist, John James Audubon. Audubon is well known for his illustrations of the birds of North America. The featured engraving is titled Canvas Backed Ducks and dates to 1836.

John James Audubon, <em>Canvas Backed Ducks</em>.
John James Audubon (American, 1785–1851), Canvas Backed Ducks (Pl. CCCI) from The Birds of America, 1836, engraving with aquatint and etching with hand-coloring on J. Whatman Turkey Mill paper, Robert Havell Edition, 25.5″ x 37.75″.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000

Also included in our sale are an oil on canvas painting by Thomas Virgil Troyon Hill Jr., depicting California’s Yosemite Valley, and a still-life oil on canvas painting by Luigi Lucioni.

Thomas Virgil Troyon Hill Jr., <em>Yosemite Valley</em>.
Thomas Virgil Troyon Hill Jr. (American, 1871–1922), Yosemite Valley, oil on canvas, 40″ x 60″.
Estimate: $6,000–$9,000
Bidding for Clars’ September auctions is available by phone, absentee bid, live online at and through and 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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