Sale FS18; Lot: 0743: Edouard Marcel Sandoz (1881-1971), a patinated bronze study of a Fennec Fox circa 1920s, impressed with Susse Freres foundry mark, inscribed Susse Frs Edts, Paris, cire perdue and signed M Sandoz, 29cm high.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0743
Estimate: £4,000-£6,000
Realised: £6,500
Edouard Marcel Sandoz (1881-1971), a patinated bronze study of a Fennec Fox circa 1920s, impressed with Susse Freres foundry mark, inscribed Susse Frs Edts, Paris, cire perdue and signed M ...

Sale FS18; Lot: 0397: Donald McIntyre [1923-2009] - Road to the Shore signed bottom right D McIntyre oil on board 51 x 61cm.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0397
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £5,600
Donald McIntyre [1923-2009] - Road to the Shore signed bottom right D McIntyre oil on board 51 x 61cm.

Sale FS18; Lot: 0294: A platinum and diamond two stone cross-over ring with cushion-shaped old brilliant-cut diamonds, approximately 9.5mm x 6.1mm and 9.5mm x 5.8mm, estimated to weigh 3.5cts and 3.4cts in a cross-over claw setting between brilliant and baguette-cut diamond shoulders, 8.3gm total weight.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0294
Estimate: £15,000-£18,000
Realised: £16,500
A platinum and diamond two stone cross-over ring with cushion-shaped old brilliant-cut diamonds, approximately 9.5mm x 6.1mm and 9.5mm x 5.8mm, estimated to weigh 3.5cts and 3.4cts in a cross-over ...

Important Waterloo Manuscript

A very important manuscript in the hand of Lieut Col Robert Batty of the 1st Regiment
        of Life Guards relating to the Battle of Waterloo will be offered in our Antiquarian
        Book Sale (BK14) in the bi-centennial year of the famous battle on 26th August 2015,
        which will have live online bidding available.

Richard Bearne, Chairman and Head of the Books Department, writes about an important manuscript that contains a first hand account of the Battle of Waterloo by a senior officer that will be offered in our next auction of manuscripts in August 2015. The manuscript is particularly poignant as June 2015 will be the bi-centenary of the famous battle.

Antiques and Collectables Sale Our next Antiques and Interiors Sale will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Wednesday, 27th May 2015. The catalogue is now available.

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The star lot of the April 2015 Fine Sale was a Chinese Red Cinnabar Lacquer 'Dragon'
        Box and Cover (FS26/733), which realised £44,000 after fierce bidding between telephone
        and Internet bidders at our saleroom complex in Exeter, Devon. Rachel Littlewood reviews what was an exciting fine sale with the auction witnessing several fierce bidding battles from those in the room and those competing over the telephone and the Internet. There were many surprises throughout the auction, which was spread over two days at the Westcountry Saleroom Complex in Exeter.
Raj Bisram and Charles Hanson of Antiques Road Trip enjoy a break from filming
        with Brian Goodison-Blanks. Bidders at our Westcountry saleroom complex in Exeter were treated to a sunny day and appearances of Raj Bisram and Charles Hanson while they filmed an edition of Antiques Road Trip at our regular Antiques and Interiors Auction.
One of a number of pictures from the Studio Collection of the late St Ives artist
        Patricia Algar (1939-2013). Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood will be selling some
        of her Studio Collection work on 27th May 2015. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Pictures Department, recounts the life of the late St Ives based artist Patricia Algar (1939-2013) ahead of the sale of part of her studio collection on 27th May 2015, which includes works covering her entire career.
The spendid Council Chamber in Exeter's historic Grade I listed Guildhall was the setting for the Call My Bluff quiz, which raised money
        for the Lord Mayor's charity: the Exeter Leukemia Fund (ELF). Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood were delighted to run a Call My Bluff fund raising quiz in aid of the Exeter Leukemia Fund (ELF) at Exeter Guildhall on 31st March 2015 as part of its ongoing charitable work.
A pearlware plate attributed to Liverpool showing a typical candy stripe bridge. Nic Saintey, Head of the Ceramics Department, turns his attention to blue and white painted pearlware and creamware, which he likes for its somewhat varied and quirky qualities that lend naive charm to such pieces which is often lacking in porcelain.
Exeter's Lord Mayor, Percy Prouse, Lady Mayoress Elaine Prowse and Brian Goodison-Blanks
        with a cinnabar laquer bowl at the private view of the April 2015 Fine Art Auction
        held in Exeter on 17th April 2015. The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Percy Prouse and the Lady Mayoress, Elaine Prowse, attended the Private View on 17th April 2015 of the April 2015 Fine Art Auction. The reception was held at our Westcountry Saleroom Complex in Exeter. The event gave invited guests the opportunity to examine the many examples of fine art in the auction while enjoying sparkling wine and canapes.
The Raswan Index and Handbook For Arabian Breeders (BK13/262) by Carl Raswan (1893-1966) sold for £1,800 in the Spring 2015
        Antiquarian Book Auction, which includes books, maps and prints. Richard Bearne, Chairman and Head of the Books Department, reviews some of the interesting lots sold in our March 2015 Antiquarian Book Auction. Bidders faced stiff competition for several lots and a number of items far exceeded their pre-sale estimates.
Bob Payne, winner of the Call My Bluff Quiz held in support of Kingsbridge and Salcombe
        Macmillan Cancer Support Group with Daniel Goddard (right) and event organiser Julie
        Thompson. Chris Hampton, Daniel Goddard and Nic Saintey recently hosted a Call My Bluff Quiz that raised in excess of £900 for Macmillan Cancer Support at Stokenham in the South Hams.
A Staunton pattern chess set (FS10/484) in the usual boxwood and ebony. Martin McIlory, Head of the Works of Art Department, discusses the evolution of chess sets and the various patterns commonly found from various parts of the World.
Dan Goddard, Head of the Pictures Department, Francis Mallett and John Paul Somerville. The Private View for the Lenkiewicz Legacy Sale was an opportunity for those present to view some major oil paintings by the late Robert Lenkiewicz as well as a range of other artefacts associated with the renowned Plymouth artist.
Autumn Morning, Windermere (FS26/498), a watercolour by the artist Alfred Heaton
        Cooper (1864-1929) fetched much more than expected, realising £2,500. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Picture Department, surprised by the good results achieved for the two watercolours by Alfred Heaton Cooper (1864-1029), concludes that the artist was not just 'a highly acclaimed Victorian artist'.
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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