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April 2017 Fine Art Auction Preview

Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873): A Portrait of A Lady (thought to be Therese
        Freifrau Von Bethmann, nee Freiin Vrints V Treuenfeld) (FS34/593) offered in our
        Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 11th April 2017 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Rachel Littlewood previews the April 2017 Fine Art Auction, which has over a thousand fine art lots, including a portrait thought to be of Therese Freifau Von Bethmann by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873).

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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 FS17; Lot: 0380: Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell [1822-1869] - Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell's Photographic Album. A mixed photographic album of the 1850s and 1860s, elephant folio, lacking front board and some leaves.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0380
Estimate: £4,000-£6,000
Realised: £9,400
Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell [1822-1869] - Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell's Photographic Album. A mixed photographic album of the 1850s and 1860s, elephant folio, lacking front board and some leaves.

Sale FS12; Lot: 0185: An 18ct gold presentation snuff box, inscribed 'The Cumberland Coal Association ...', Maker Edward Smith, Birmingham 1862, 177 gms.

Sale: FS12 (19 Oct 2011)
Auction Lot: 0185
Estimate: £5,000-£7,000
Realised: £4,500
An 18ct gold presentation snuff box, inscribed 'The Cumberland Coal Association ...', Maker Edward Smith, Birmingham 1862, 177 gms.

Sale FS29; Lot: 0725: An unusual late 18th century Chinese Export reverse mirror painting depicting opium smokers seated around a table in an interior with an open veranda to one side, contained in a later gilt frame, 43 x 69cm [chip under frame].

Sale: FS29 (19 Jan 2016)
Auction Lot: 0725
Estimate: £2,500-£3,500
Realised: £9,400
An unusual late 18th century Chinese Export reverse mirror painting depicting opium smokers seated around a table in an interior with an open veranda to one side, contained in a ...