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Art pottery adds luster to Clars’ decorative arts auction Dec. 9
|Written by Auction House PR|
|Monday, 03 December 2012 14:15|
OAKLAND, Calif. – Coming to the auction block on Sunday, Dec. 9, from two private California collections, will be over 50 examples of rare and exceptional pottery spanning Arts & Crafts through to contemporary studio works. The collection will be offered as part of Clars Decorative Arts and Furnishings Sale and incorporates a very creative range of potters and examples,” said Deric Torres, vice president and director of decorative arts and furnishings. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
From the Arts & Crafts period, will be a Teco Art Pottery vase designed by Fritz Albert estimated to sell for $1,500 to $2,500. A mottled blue to violet drip glaze vase by Frederick Rhead from hia pottery in Santa Barbara carries the same estimate. Exceptional works by Overbeck Pottery will be offered as well.
Turning to the highlights of contemporary studio examples to be offered is an early and rare work from Gertrude and Otto Natzler, an earthenware bowl covered in a brown and turquoise “crater” glaze. This piece is being offered for $3,000 to $5,000.
One of Robert Arneson’s earliest works, a studio earthenware “moon vase” is being offered for $2,000 to $4,000. Regarded as one of the most visionary figures in American pottery and glass, Glen Lukens will be represented with an organic turquoise crackle glaze studio bowl, which is estimated at $2,000 to $4,000. In addition, six glass lots from Lukens will also be offered.
From James Lovera will be the largest example of his work ever to be offered at auction. Measuring over 18 1/2 inches tall, this vase is done in volcanic and iridescent glazes. This work is being offered for $1,500 to $2,500.
Several works from Beatrice Wood will be offered. Among them is a group of four ceramic pieces purchased directly from the artist by Elizabeth Wilbur Stewart, a lifelong friend of the artist. These ceramic pieces include a blue tumbler, raspberry tumbler, striped straight walled pot and a crackle glaze lidded vessel.
Among the other notable makers in the collection include Harrison McIntosh, Myrton Purkiss, Marquerite Wildenhain, Richard Fairbanks, Roy Walker, Laura Andreson, Jack Windsor and Manuel Jalanivich.
In addition to the important pottery to be offered is a circa 1889-1908 Faberge fine silver tray with exotic floral repousse. This exceptional piece is being offered for $4,000 to $6,000.
Clars December Decorative Arts and Furnishings Auction will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. PST in conjunction with their antiques and fine art sale.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
|Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2012 14:51|