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Autumn 2017 Fine Sale Preview

A Graduated Diamond Three-stone Ring (FS36/336) is inviting offers of £10,000-£12,000
        in our two day Autumn 2017 Fine Sale, which is taking place 3rd/4th October 2017
        in Exeter and online.

The Autumn 2017 Fine Sale has just under 1,000 lots with a particularly strong Jewellery section with stunning items on offer throughout the sale of silver, jewellery, ceramics, glass, pictures, works of art, clocks and furniture.

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A group of Moor Otters on display before going into hiding! Will you find any this Summer? Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are delighted to be involved with the Moor Otter Project, which is a public art initiative in aid of Dartmoor National Park. Rachel Littlewood explains how people can become Otter Spotters over the Summer on Dartmoor with a chance to win some fabulous 'spotter' prizes. 30 'Golden' Otters will be auctioned in our Exeter salerooms in September and the other 70 will be sold in an online auction.
A rare photograph of Charles Darwin (BK18/336) fetched £5,200. Rachel Littlewood reviews a buoyant auction of books, prints, maps and photographs that saw some excellent results, including £5,200 for a rare photograph of Charles Darwin.
A Doulton political commemorative tyg (FS35/719). Nic Saintey suggests that politically themed pottery might not be as dry and uninteresting as it sounds if you are prepared to scratch beneath the surface.
Bessie Ellen Davidson (1879-1965): Fleurs, 1942 (FS35/458). Estimate £3,000-£5,000. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Pictures Department looks at the life of Australian artist Bessie Ellen Davidson (1879-1965) who was influenced by Impressionism and joined the French Red Cross during World War I.
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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