Sale FS18; Lot: 0869: An early 19th Century Chinese export lacquer eight fold screen, decorated in gilt with a continuous scene of figures in pagoda garden landscapes and lake and mountain landscapes with figures in boats and on bridges within a wide geometric border with birds, flowers and foliage bordered with lines, the reverse panels with birds amidst flowering and fruiting trees, each panel 199cm (6ft 6 1/4in) x 55cm (1ft 9 3/4in).

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0869
Estimate: £3,000-£5,000
Realised: £6,200
An early 19th Century Chinese export lacquer eight fold screen, decorated in gilt with a continuous scene of figures in pagoda garden landscapes and lake and mountain landscapes with figures ...

Sale FS10; Lot: 0600: A 17th century oak refectory table, the four plank cleated top on massive baluster supports.

Sale: FS10 (20 Apr 2011)
Auction Lot: 0600
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £6,200
A 17th century oak refectory table, the four plank cleated top on massive baluster supports.

Sale FS11; Lot: 0572: A Chinese pale celadon jade mountain carving, late 18th/early 19th century.

Sale: FS11 (13 Jul 2011)
Auction Lot: 0572
Estimate: £8,000-£12,000
Realised: £40,000
A Chinese pale celadon jade mountain carving, late 18th/early 19th century.

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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