Sale FS11; Lot: 0405: Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) - Cock and Hen Pheasant, signed and dated 1901.

Sale: FS11 (13 Jul 2011)
Auction Lot: 0405
Estimate: £12,000-£18,000
Realised: £26,000
Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) - Cock and Hen Pheasant, signed and dated 1901.

Sale FS18; Lot: 0856: By Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple a late Victorian/Edwardian oak wardrobe in the Art Nouveau taste, applied throughout with beaten patinated metal strap hinges and knobs, the raised pediment above an arched mirrored door, flanked by two panelled doors each inset with a tile picture depicting a peacock, an arrangement of six drawers below and on bracket feet, 180cm (5ft 11in) wide, 216cm (7ft 1in) high, the brass locks all impressed S & P B, the tiles marked Flaxman on the reverse.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0856
Estimate: £1,500-£2,000
Realised: £4,900
By Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple a late Victorian/Edwardian oak wardrobe in the Art Nouveau taste, applied throughout with beaten patinated metal strap hinges and knobs, the raised pediment above an ...

Sale FS17; Lot: 0525: A large pair of Canton porcelain vases of shouldered oviform with raised flaring neck, the neck and shoulders applied with opposing Kylins and chilongs, enamelled front and verso with panels of warriors and other figures within a courtyard, with smaller subsidiary panels containing lotus and pairs of figures reserved on a profuse ground of fruit, peony and other blooms, 98.5cm high, circa 1880-1890.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0525
Estimate: £3,000-£4,000
Realised: £21,000
A large pair of Canton porcelain vases of shouldered oviform with raised flaring neck, the neck and shoulders applied with opposing Kylins and chilongs, enamelled front and verso with panels ...

Toying with the Past

A Corgi James Bond (007) Aston Martin DB5.

Brian Goodison-Blanks, an expert in collectables, toys with the past as he recalls British toys made in the mid-20th century, recollecting such names as Britain's, Lesney, Corgi and Matchbox. He nostalgically remembers how enthralling they were then in his childhood as they are to him now today.

Antiques and Collectables Sale Our next Antiques and Interiors Sale will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Wednesday, 2nd September 2015. The catalogue is now available. Please note that due to the Bank Holiday weekend, the sale will only be on view on Tuesday, 1st September 2015.

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Antiques and Collectables Sale Our next Books, Maps and Prints Sale will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Wednesday, 26th August 2015. The catalogue is now available.

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To be included in the Fine Picture Sale on 6th October 2015: John Constable RA (1776-1837) - Ponies and donkey in a forest clearing, oil on canvas,
24cm x 36cm. Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are delighted to announce that they will be offering an oil painting by John Constable (1776-1837) with impeccable provenance in their Autumn 2015 Fine Art Auction.
Mary and David White at our July 2015 Fine Art Auction preview held at the West County Saleroom Complex in Exeter. The Summer 2015 Fine Art Auction Preview was a busy affair with many people travelling to Exeter to enjoy the fine art put out on display across our auction rooms in the West Country Saleroom Complex on what was a very pleasant summer's evening.
An impressively large pair of Canton vases nearly 80cm high. Nic Saintey, Head of the Ceramics Department, writes about Canton Porcelain and its decoration as well as the export economics that shaped its development.
A pair of Stuart Devlin scent bottles (FS26/92), sold for £420. Silver expert Martin McIlroy looks at current trends in fine silver auctions noting the value in novelty and concludes that size matters and small is beautiful.
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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