The Design department presents the Spring Design auction on March 16th. There will be numerous highlights across genres and countries. On offer will be a fine selection of pottery and ceramics including a Stan Bitters medallion, 32dia., estimated at $12,000-15,000. Bitters is renowned for his influence on the California arts and crafts scene since the 1960s. Also featuring prominently in the auction is a large Gertud and Otto Natzler bowl, having a fine blue-grey mat glaze, and measuring 12.75w; the bowl is valued conservatively at $5,000-7,000. Other ceramicists include Toshiko Takaezu, Ka-Kwong Hui, Annabeth Rosen, Richard Hirsch, Brother Thomas Bezanson, etc.
There will be numerous furniture highlights in the auction, including a Michel Buffet floor lamp, expected to sell for $7,000-10,000. Also to be offered are several lots by designer Hans J. Wegner, such as a set of eight Heart Chairs estimated at $4,200-5,200, a rare pair of Hans Wegner JH-101 Lounge chairs and JH-103 Sofa, among others. In addition, there will be a pair of Finn Juhl NV-45s offered with an estimate of $20,000-30,000.
For American furniture, there will be a Philip and Kelvin Laverne Fantasia coffee table estimated at $5,000-7,000, a Charles and Ray Eames 670 and 671 lounge chair and ottoman, and an Ettore Sottsass Westside lounge chair just to name a few.
As for early 20th Century items, a Tiffany Studios table lamp with Vine Border (Acorn) shade will be estimated at $7,000-9,000.
Several sterling silver lots will be offered such as a Tiffany & Co. Audubon flatware set valued at $7,000-9,000, and a Christofle, Sceaux flatware set expected to sell for $6,000-9,000.
Bidding for Clars
March 16 auction is available by phone, absentee bid, and 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 $150,000,000 of Fine Art, Furnishings, Jewelry, Vehicles and Collectibles and has set multiple new world auction records.