Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Two Aboriginal shields, $24,000, Clars Auction
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A pair of rare, possibly 19th century Aboriginal Northern Australia shields sold for $23,000 each at a Fine Art, Jewelry & Decorative Arts Auction held July 12-13 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a fancy, light brownish pink unmounted diamond weighing 1.51 carats went for $24,000; a large bronze sculpture by Bob Grieves (b. 1986), titled Shenandoah Farewell, realized $15,470; and an oil on board painting by Douglas Hofman (Am., b. 1945), titled Madam Derriere, changed hands for $11,900. Prices include a 19 percent buyer’s premium.