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April 2017 Fine Art Auction Review

Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873): A Portrait of A Lady (thought to be Therese
        Freifrau Von Bethmann, nee Freiin Vrints V Treuenfeld) (FS34/593) offered in our
        Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 11th April 2017 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Rachel Littlewood reviews the successful April 2017 Fine Art Auction that included a portrait thought to be of Therese Freifau Von Bethmann by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873), which sold for £155,000. The sale also set a world record for the artist James Dickson Innes (1887-1914).

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Antiques and Collectables Sale The results of our two day Sporting and Collectors Sale held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter starting on Wednesday, 17th May 2017 are now available.

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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, 23rd May 2017. The catalogue is now available.

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The artist David Eustace, born in Birmingham in 1950, is now based in Exeter. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Picture Department, looks at the work of the artist David Eustace, an imaginative and eccentric painter of dreams and the theatre of the street.
An English delft royal commemorative plate for the reign of Queen Anne. Nic Saintey charts a brief history and the motivation behind commemorative ceramics starting with the London delft potters who produced some of the earliest pieces to celebrate the Restoration of Charles II in 1661.
Jim Gilbert (1933-1995): Sheila Drunk (FS33/383). Oil on canvas. 40x50cm. Estimate £80-£120. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Picture Department, looks at the artist and law-breaker Jim Gilbert (1933-1995) who started life in the East End of London but began painting while in prison during the 1960s. He won the Arthur Koestler Award for Prisoner Art and even painted a portrait of Dylan Thomas that was presented to Jimmy Carter.
A Victorian Claret Jug decorated with fairies, insects and flowers, London 1873. Martin McIlroy, Head of the Silver Department, charts the rise in popularity of the silver claret jug from Queen Victoria to the Art Deco movement. He also traces the English love of claret from the 12th Century to modern times.
An F&R Pratt pot lid depicting Queen Victoria. Nic Saintey examines how proto-advertising made the humble Victorian pot lid used as part of daily packaging into 'art' that is widely collected today. The fascinating story of their transformation from the utilitarian to the collectable starts over 150 years ago.
A Southern Railway (SR) Platform Sign. Brian Goodison-Blanks finds himself transported back in time while previewing the two day May 2017 Sporting & Collectors Auction, which features an original issue 1977 Star Wars Luke Skywalker action figure. The large sale includes signed album covers and an Edwardian Scottish FA Medal as well as good selection of militaria, antique textiles and clothing, stamps and musical instruments.
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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