Notable Names Highlight Clars February 2011 Auction


OAKLAND, CA.- Clars auctioneers, appraising and selling fine art and antiques since 1948, will offer collectors a two-day sale February 5-6, 2011, with important works of fine art, Asian art, furniture, jewelry, books, manuscripts and collectibles offered from their Oakland salesroom with live bidding via the internet. Top lots include a Paul Klee oil on paper, a rare Queen Elizabeth I manuscript, a first edition of “Grapes of Wrath” and a classic motorcar, among many other desirable lots. An extensive and impressive list of works by American and international artists is led by an unframed oil on paper by Swiss artist Paul Klee titled “Landhaus im Norden,” 1925 (est. $400/600,000). “Under the Mango Tree” by Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (Filipino, 1892-1972) is estimated at $35/45,000 while a framed color pencil on paper titled “Tete de Profil” by Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) should