Rare Asian offerings soar to unexpected high prices at Clars February sale plus Maurice Utrillo oil achieves $77,000

On February 20st and 21nd, 2016, Clars Auction Gallery’s hosted their important Fine Art, Decorative, Jewelry and Asian Art sale which experienced intense bidding, particularly from the Internet, on the investment level property from several major estates and collections that was offered. Overall, the sale performed with strength in all categories achieving $2.1 million but it was the Asian category that generated great surprises driving several lots to astonishing prices. The Asian category is always offered in the final session of Clars Sunday sales and, in perhaps the spirit of saving the most exciting for last, online bidders queued up for a fight to the finish on three lots in particular that came up for sale. Among the first lots that were offered in this session was a Chinese Longquan type ice-crackled brush washer estimated to sell for $800 - $1,200. The bidding opened at $900 and the exhaustive battle of Internet bidders

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