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Antiquarian Book Auction Preview

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (BK17/95) by Arthur Rackham is offered in our Books,
        Maps and Prints Auction starting on 15th March 2017 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Rachel Littlewood previews the extensive offering of books for auction in the March 2017 Antiquarian Book Auction, which includes a large collection of Cornish books and a fascinating collection of material from the World War II Archive of Noel Melville Richard OBE LVO, Head of the Photographic and Reproductions Branch of the Air Ministry.

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Antiques and Collectables Sale Our next Antiques and Interiors Sale will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Tuesday, 21st March 2017. The catalogue is now available.

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Higos Insurance Logo Higos Insurance and Bearnes Hampton & Littlewod are teaming up once again to provide two special free valuation events in North Devon on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 giving the people of North Devon an excellent opportunity to receive expert valuation advice about their fine art, antiques and jewellery.
The artist David Eustace, born in Birmingham in 1950, is now based in Exeter. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Picture Department, looks at the work of the artist David Eustace, an imaginative and eccentric painter of dreams and the theatre of the street.
Jim Gilbert (1933-1995): Sheila Drunk (FS33/383). Oil on canvas. 40x50cm. Estimate £80-£120. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Picture Department, looks at the artist and law-breaker Jim Gilbert (1933-1995) who started life in the East End of London but began painting while in prison during the 1960s. He won the Arthur Koestler Award for Prisoner Art and even painted a portrait of Dylan Thomas that was presented to Jimmy Carter.
A lustrous Cambrian cow creamer from 1810. Nic Saintey writes about cow creamers, covering their introduction in the first half of the Eighteenth Century through to their fall from grace, implicated in the cholera epidemics that affected Sunderland and East London from the early 1830s.
North Moreton Church, Berkshire (FS32/337) by the artist John Piper (1903-1992), was sold for £20,000. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Picture Department, talks about the recent private collection sold at auction for £80,000 and provides some background to the early 20th Century artists whose work was featured in it.
Front Cover of The Lot Magazine Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood publishes an occasional magazine called The Lot covering our recent news and saleroom hightlights. It also provides interesting insights into our work. The current and previous editions can be downloaded in PDF format or read online as a page-by-page electronic magazine.

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Sale FS28; Lot: 0409: John Constable RA [Suffolk 1776-1837 London] - Landscape with horses - oil sketch on canvas 24 x 36cm.

Sale: FS28 (06 Oct 2015)
Auction Lot: 0409
Estimate: £40,000-£60,000
Realised: £252,000
John Constable RA [Suffolk 1776-1837 London] - Landscape with horses - oil sketch on canvas 24 x 36cm.

Sale FS17; Lot: 0742: L'Echopié Jne à Paris, a bronze, ormolu and marble mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the white enamel dial signed L'Echopié Jne à Paris, with black Roman numerals and decorative brass hands, the three tier bronze case with raised relief to the front depicting children playing instruments within a field, with goats to the case sides and floral swags set below, standing on ormolu cloven supports, surmounted by a suckling baby with mother, possibly Apollo with the Goddess Leto, seated on a classical day bed with ormolu griffin supports to the four corners, standing on a further green marble base with ormolu mounts to the edges and turned feet, height: 45cm.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0742
Estimate: £2,500-£3,000
Realised: £7,600
L'Echopié Jne à Paris, a bronze, ormolu and marble mantel clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the white enamel dial signed ...

Sale FS10; Lot: 0081: A silver presentation casket engraved with views of Tiverton including the Castle, Old Blundells, St Peters Church and the Town Hall, presented by the Viscount of Tiverton, maker W & S, Birmingham, 1898.

Sale: FS10 (20 Apr 2011)
Auction Lot: 0081
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £4,100
A silver presentation casket engraved with views of Tiverton including the Castle, Old Blundells, St Peters Church and the Town Hall, presented by the Viscount of Tiverton, maker W & ...