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January 2018 Fine Art Auction Preview

The first Fine Art Auction of 2018 will be held over three days, extended from usual
        two to accommodate the sale of the Flowerday Collection of 18th Century English
        porcelain. Rachel Littlewood highlights some of the wonderful highlights of this
        forthcoming auction.

The first Fine Art Auction of 2018 will be held over three days, extended from usual two to accommodate the sale of the Flowerday Collection of 18th Century English porcelain. Rachel Littlewood previews some of the wonderful highlights of this forthcoming auction.

PDF Icon Sale Catalogue (Flowerday Collection)
PDF Icon Sale Catalogue (Silver)
PDF Icon Sale Catalogue (Jewellery and Watches)
PDF Icon Sale Catalogue (Pictures)
PDF Icon Sale Catalogue (Ceramics and Glass)
PDF Icon Sale Catalogue (Works of Art and Clocks)
PDF Icon Sale Catalogue (Furniture)

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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, 16th January 2018. The catalogue is now available.

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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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