Sale FS26; Lot: 0456: A Chinese porcelain green enamelled yellow ground 'dragon' bowl the exterior incised and painted with a pair of dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amongst clouds and lightning, six character Kangxi mark in concentric circles, 15cm diameter, [rim chip and cracks].

Sale: FS26 (21 Apr 2015)
Auction Lot: 0456
Estimate: £100-£200
Realised: £4,800
A Chinese porcelain green enamelled yellow ground 'dragon' bowl the exterior incised and painted with a pair of dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amongst clouds and lightning, six character ...

Sale BK5; Lot: 0334: A Catalogue of the different Specimens of Cloth Collected in the Three Voyages of Captain Cook to the Southern Hemisphere.

Sale: BK5 (30 Mar 2011)
Auction Lot: 0334
Estimate: £40,000-£50,000
Realised: £130,000
A Catalogue of the different Specimens of Cloth Collected in the Three Voyages of Captain Cook to the Southern Hemisphere.

Sale FS17; Lot: 0826: A Regency rosewood breakfront side cabinet, applied with beaded mouldings, the four doors inset with fabric panels and divided by moulded uprights, headed by scrolls and on reeded bun feet, 183cm (6ft 0in) wide.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0826
Estimate: £800-£1,200
Realised: £6,800
A Regency rosewood breakfront side cabinet, applied with beaded mouldings, the four doors inset with fabric panels and divided by moulded uprights, headed by scrolls and on reeded bun feet, ...

Antiques and Interiors Auction Extended

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are pleased to announce that the EX153 Antiques and Interiors Sale to be held in Exeter has been extended to two days and will be on 16th/17th February 2016.

Antiques and Collectables Sale The results of our Antiques and Interior Sale held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Tuesday, 26th January 2016 are now available.

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Mark Kingscote and Rebecca Trethewey admire a Dutch school painting at the Bearnes
        Hampton & Littlewood private view for the January 2016 fine art auction held
        on 15th January 2016 in Exeter. The January 2016 Fine Art Auction Private View started the New Year off in style, with the Lord Mayor of Exeter attending the evening that saw our invited guests enjoying sparkling wine and canapes while browsing an interesting and sometimes unusual collection of lots for auction.
A cottage interior with a woman peeling vegetables (FS29/424) (oil on canvas, 30.5cm x 41cm)
        by Johann Bernard de Hoog (1867-1943), which sold in January 2016 for £780. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Pictures Department, discusses the art of the narrative by looking at two exponents of the genre: the 19th century Dutch artist Johann Bernard de Hoog (1867-1943) and the English painter George Goodwin Kilburn (1839-1924) of the same period.
Video: Pardoe Diving Collection, narrated by Brian Goodison-Blanks. VIDEO: Brian Goodison-Blanks, Head of the Maritime Department, introduces the Pardoe Diving Collection, which will be offered at a Special Auction on 15th June 2016 at our South West of England Saleroom Complex in Exeter as well as live online.
Richard Bearne, Chairman of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood. Our Chairman, Richard Bearne, looks back over last year and picks out some of our auction highlights, which include £230,000 for a rare manuscript copy of the Koran and £252,000 for a sketch by John Constable RA.
A wider French Palissy Ware dish signed and dated Boch 1892. Nic Saintey looks at the rustic pottery of French Huguenot Bernard Palissy (1510-1589) and the rebirth of Palissy Ware in the mid 19th century in Tours in the Loire Valley, which saw rivals spring up in Paris and influenced the Majolica Wares of those such as Minton and George Jones.
A rare late George III Silver Table Top Novelty Toothpick Holder, London, 1819 (FS29/151). Martin McIlroy, Head of the Silver Department, marvels in a delightful late George III silver novelty toothpick holder, which is so rare that he has never seen an English example before. He is certain that it will bring home the bacon.
Eight volumes of the first edition of George Eliot's 'Middlemarch'
        fetched £15,000 in our Book Sale on the 26th August 2015 (BK14/92). Richard Bearne, Chairman and Head of the Books Department, discusses serialisaton in newspapers as a popular publishing format, looking back to famous works such as Charles Dicken's 'The Pickwick Paper's and George Eliot's 'Middlemarch' that first appeared in this fashion.
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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