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Advice

Clients are welcome to bring objects to our Westcountry Saleroom Complex in Exeter for advice. A verbal opinion of value will be given without charge or obligation.

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are also pleased to call to inspect items by appointment at a client's home or bank and again no charge is made for this service.

The advice that Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood offers extends from single items to large collections or the entire contents of a residence. The complete service includes detailed listing and labelling, arranging collection, advising on insurance cover and providing detailed sale proposals, with reserves where appropriate, before the preparation of the sale catalogues.

Sale FS29; Lot: 0354: John Craxton RA [1922-2009] - Roman pots, archaeological find, the Downs, Cranborne Chase beyond - initialled JC and dated 1940 bottom right, small label on reverse JOHN CRAXTON 1940 inscribed on backboard in pen 'John Craxton, pots from Crichell Down sits in the possession of Stuart Piggott 1940-41' oil on board 24.5 x 34.5cm.

Sale: FS29 (19 Jan 2016)
Auction Lot: 0354
Estimate: £4,000-£6,000
Realised: £15,000
John Craxton RA [1922-2009] - Roman pots, archaeological find, the Downs, Cranborne Chase beyond - initialled JC and dated 1940 bottom right, small label on reverse JOHN CRAXTON 1940 inscribed ...

Sale FS11; Lot: 0447: A pair of Chinese porcelain vases enamelled in the famille rose palette with magpies amongst prunus, converted as lamps, apocryphal Qianlong marks.

Sale: FS11 (13 Jul 2011)
Auction Lot: 0447
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £26,000
A pair of Chinese porcelain vases enamelled in the famille rose palette with magpies amongst prunus, converted as lamps, apocryphal Qianlong marks.

Sale FS18; Lot: 0294: A platinum and diamond two stone cross-over ring with cushion-shaped old brilliant-cut diamonds, approximately 9.5mm x 6.1mm and 9.5mm x 5.8mm, estimated to weigh 3.5cts and 3.4cts in a cross-over claw setting between brilliant and baguette-cut diamond shoulders, 8.3gm total weight.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0294
Estimate: £15,000-£18,000
Realised: £16,500
A platinum and diamond two stone cross-over ring with cushion-shaped old brilliant-cut diamonds, approximately 9.5mm x 6.1mm and 9.5mm x 5.8mm, estimated to weigh 3.5cts and 3.4cts in a cross-over ...