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Winter 2018 20th Century and Contemporary Auction

An Elizabeth II Silver and Sea Green Enamel 'Knot' Candlestick, Maker Jenny Edge,
        London, 2009 (CC1/85) offered in our One Day 20th Century and Contemporary Sale
        starting on 4th December 2018 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Nic Saintey previews the first 20th Century and Contemporary Sale in what is to become an exciting new series of auctions that will become a regular fixture in the Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood auction calendar, following on from the highly succesful SS4 sale held in February 2018.

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Antiques and Interior Sale Our next (two day) Antiques and Interiors Sale (with Selected Jewellery) will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Tuesday/Wednesday, 11th/12th December 2018 commencing at 10:00 each day. The catalogue is now available.

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A stoneare cycladic vase (SS4/129) by Hans Coper (1920-1981) sold for £305,000 setting
        the auction world record for any studio pottery. There were a few seconds of stunned silence as the new world record for any work of studio pottery was established in Exeter before the saleroom erupted into applause. The stoneware piece by Hans Coper sold for an astounding £305,000.
Louis Wain Motor Car. The Thelma Hulburt Gallery has announced that the young artist James Carstairs is the winner of the THG 2018 Open Exhibition receiving a £750 prize sponsored by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.
A Bernard Leach stoneware vase, circa 1947. Nic Saintey provides a brief overview of the Studio Pottery movement from its 'brown and oriental' roots through to its current rebirth.
Clifford Cyril Webb (1895-1972): Gathering Sea Coal, Northumberland. Linocut in
        colours; 29x71cm; Estimate £150-£200. Daniel Goddard previews some of the charming pictures in two particular collections being offered in the Picture Auction as part of the Summer 2018 Fine Sale.
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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