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June 2018 Fine Art Auction Preview

The June 2018 Fine Art Auction offers a wide range of lots across all sections of the sale, with some spectacular pieces on offer. The two day auction is being held in Exeter on 10th/11th July 2018 with live online bidding for those unable to attend in person.

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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, 19th June 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.
Isle of Skye: Towering Clouds over the Bay is being offered in the fundraising auction. Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are delighted to be conducting the Fundraising Art Auction (originally to be held on Friday, 2nd March 2018 but now in June 2018 due to the severe weather in March) for Honiton's Admiral Nurse Campaign and the Thelma Hulbert Gallery Learning Programme. A total of 56 works have been donated for the auction from artists such a Alan Cotton, Peter Randall-Page, Luke Jerram, Frances Hatch and many others from around the region.
Louis Wain Motor Car. Louis Wain was one of the most famous postcard artists of all time, famed for his anthropomorphised cats and kittens. Martin McIlroy recalls his story and its tragedies, from his boyhood truancy through his wife's death (which defined his career) to his twilight years in a mental hospital.
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.
Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Cats Playing Tennis. Martin McIlroy, Head of the Works of Art Department, looks at Austrian cold painted bronzes of cats. He examines why cats became such a popular subject for artists such as Franz Bergman (1838-1894).
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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