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Summer 2018 Fine Art Auction Review

A Large Chinese Yellow Ground 'Dragon' Charger with Chuxiugong Mark (FS39/437) sold
        for £29,000.

Rachel Littlewood reports on the excitement in the auction room and amongst those participating through the Internet or by telephone as several lots exceeded expectations during the two-day Summer 2018 Fine Art Auction recently held in Exeter and online, making the sale a most enjoyable occasion.

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Antiques and Interior Sale Our next Antiques and Interiors Sale will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Tuesday, 7th August 2018 commencing at 10:00. 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.
Terry Frost, RA (1915-2003): Swing Blue. A silkscreen print; image size 46x31.5cm.
        Estimate £1,000-£1,500. Happy Days at the Tate is the inspiration for the Spring Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Pictures & Sculptures with Studio Pottery & Design.
Betty Joel (1894-1985): a Token mahogany bedside cabinet (FS36/1048). Brian Goodison-Blanks writes about the renewed interest in Art Deco furniture as we approach the first centenary of this particular design period and explores the work of Betty Joel (1894-1985), which is being increasingly sought after.
Michael J Praed (b 1941): Sweeping Moors (FS35/557). Estimate £150-£200. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Pictures Department, considers the Cornish pictures of the contemporary artist Michael Praed, who has a distinctive personal style. The Cornish artist lives in Newlyn.
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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