Critique by W.A. Demers, Photos Courtesy Clars Auction Gallery
OAKLAND, CALIF. — A operate on paper by American Pop artwork icon Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a top rated emphasize at Clars Auction Gallery’s March 17-18 auction. Provided on the next working day of the auction sequence and offering for $31,250, the blended media piece shows an ice product cone with scoops of crimson, pink and white ice cream atop a cone that is adorned with playful linework reminiscent of Art Nouveau style. This perform, which went to a personal consumer bidding by telephone from the San Francisco Bay Place, is one in a sequence of ice product-themed patterns drawn by Warhol for the duration of the 1950s and was possible motivated by the collaborative coloring parties that the artist would host at Serendipity 3, the New York dessert café at which he was a lifelong patron. Yet another top rated spotlight was the greatest one-operator valuable metals assortment to be presented in the gallery’s historical past, such as uncirculated gold cash, silver bars, silver cash and presentation cash, some in unopened containers.
One more Warhol get the job done, “Space Fruits (Peaches),” a color lithograph, 30 by 40 inches, commanded $17,500, and an oil on canvas by Constantine Maleas (Greek, 1879-1928), titled “Analatos Attica (Project #2),” 1921, 15 by 31 inches, rounded out the high-quality art notables, realizing $8,750.
Complete for the sale was $1.6 million and it posted a 74 percent market-through price, providing its catalog to more than 700 registered bidders.
Jewellery was one more concentrate of the March 17 session with the firm’s jewelry and timepiece division presenting a range of diamond, colored gemstone and gold jewelry. Featured have been a selection of wardrobe staples. A choice of diamond jewelry in time for bridal season integrated a diamond and 14K white gold bracelet bringing $8,890 and a diamond and 14K white gold riviere necklace likely out at $6,033. In timepieces, an 18K gold wristwatch, Baumatic, Baum & Mercier, bought for $2,876. Fashionistas chased an Hermes Birkin bag that commanded $16,250.
The major solitary-owner treasured metals collection to be available in the gallery’s background, together with uncirculated gold cash, silver bars, silver cash and presentation coins, some in unopened containers, comprised 51 loads on March 17. The cash recognized a combined $566,250.
On March 18, Asian art came to the fore, with a pair of famille rose inset wall hangings locating a customer for $8,450. Fetching $3,810 was a pair of famille rose porcelain plaques, even though a Chinese embroidered purple ground “Dragon” robe gained $7,500.
The March 17 and 18 sessions had been preceded by the firm’s spring style and design auction on March 16. There have been several highlights across genres and countries, with the maximum selling price, $8,750, going to a Tiffany and Co Audubon flatware established of 61. Amid various furniture highlights in the auction was a Michel Buffet ground lamp that bought for $7,500, and bringing the very same volume was a Philip and Kelvin Laverne Fantasia espresso table.
A René Lalique Lezards et Bluets vase still left the gallery at $8,125.
Prices presented include the buyer’s quality as mentioned by the auction home. Dates of the next profits are as follows: Spring Great Jewellery and Timepieces, April 14, 10 am Great Artwork, Furniture and Ornamental Arts, April 14, 1:30 pm Asian Artwork, Fine Artwork, Furnishings and Attractive Arts, April 15, 9:30 am. For information, 510-428-0100 or www.clars.com.