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Autumn 2017 Fine Sale Review

A graduated diamon three stone ring (FS36/336) realised £11,500.

Rachel Littlewood looks at the highlights of the Autumn 2017 Fine Sale. The Jewellery was particularly strong with some excellent results but Silver was bouyant too with some great results in the Ceramics and Glass section of the sale. The other sections were also strong with some nice surprises amongst the Works of Art.

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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, 24th October 2017. The catalogue is now available.

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Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are pleased to be sponsoring the Michaelmas Fair
        at Powderham Castle in aid of ABF The Soldiers Charity on 3rd November 2016. Martin McIlroy and Lucy Marles will be on hand to provide free verbal valuations
        on jewellery, watches, silver and items of militaria. Martin McIlroy and Lucy Marles will be providing free valuations at the Michaelmas Fair being held at Powderham Castle, the home of The Rt Hon The Earl and Countess of Devon, on 2nd November 2017. Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are sponsoring the event that is being held in aid of ABF The Soldiers Charity.
A rare photograph of Charles Darwin (BK18/336) fetched £5,200. Rachel Littlewood reviews a buoyant auction of books, prints, maps and photographs that saw some excellent results, including £5,200 for a rare photograph of Charles Darwin.
A Doulton political commemorative tyg (FS35/719). Nic Saintey suggests that politically themed pottery might not be as dry and uninteresting as it sounds if you are prepared to scratch beneath the surface.
Bessie Ellen Davidson (1879-1965): Fleurs, 1942 (FS35/458). Estimate £3,000-£5,000. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Pictures Department looks at the life of Australian artist Bessie Ellen Davidson (1879-1965) who was influenced by Impressionism and joined the French Red Cross during World War I.
Michael J Praed (b 1941): Sweeping Moors (FS35/557). Estimate £150-£200. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Pictures Department, considers the Cornish pictures of the contemporary artist Michael Praed, who has a distinctive personal style. The Cornish artist lives in Newlyn.
Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Cats Playing Tennis. Martin McIlroy, Head of the Works of Art Department, looks at Austrian cold painted bronzes of cats. He examines why cats became such a popular subject for artists such as Franz Bergman (1838-1894).
Betty Joel (1894-1985): a Token mahogany bedside cabinet (FS36/1048). Brian Goodison-Blanks writes about the renewed interest in Art Deco furniture as we approach the first centenary of this particular design period and explores the work of Betty Joel (1894-1985), which is being increasingly sought after.
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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