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Bidding in Person

You are welcome to attend any of our sales to place bids in person.

However, you will need to have registered with us before the start of the sale, so that you can be issued with a paddle (normally a wooden 'bat' or a card with your unique bidder number written on it). You will use the paddle to make your bids by raising it to catch the auctioneer's eye.

Please complete a Bidder Registration Form to register with us if you have not already done so.

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If you would like to register for an upcoming auction, please complete and return this form to us. You may be asked for further proof of identity if you are not known to us.

Forms should be completed and returned to us in good time either in person, by post or fax to:-

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
St Edmund's Court
Okehampton Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 1DU
United Kingdom

Fax: Fax Number

+44 (01392) 207007

If you are registering on the day of the sale, suitable forms will be available at reception. However, you can save time if you download and complete this form before you arrive.

Sale FS29; Lot: 0535: A Chinese blue and white cylindrical brushpot painted with three figures and a deer in a continuous landscape with pine trees and rockwork, apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark, 12.5cm high and wood stand.

Sale: FS29 (19 Jan 2016)
Auction Lot: 0535
Estimate: £200-£300
Realised: £5,200
A Chinese blue and white cylindrical brushpot painted with three figures and a deer in a continuous landscape with pine trees and rockwork, apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark, 12.5cm high and ...

Sale FS22; Lot: 0974: By Direction of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter Cathedral - A pair of 16th Century Italian carved giltwood and polychrome decorated thrones, the high panelled backs with arcaded pendant hung canopies of half dodecogonal form, pierced and decorated with scrolling foliage, one with foliate scroll finials, the other lacking and with vaulted interiors of star shape, each with a central pendant, the polychrome decorated rectangular panels with female figures and birds amidst scrolling foliage, between canted panelled stiles in gilt with red and gilt decorated reserves, the box seats with short arm supports on turned uprights, having panels with coat of arms to either side, the seats with central Moresque decorated panels, flanked by stiles with raised masks and foliage, on block feet, Circa 1620, 223.5cm (7ft 4in) high, the seats 74cm (2ft 5in) wide. *Note A gift to Exeter Cathedral by the Reverend Sir Patrick Ferguson Davie BT, Circa 1960 of Creedy Park, Devon. Purchased in London the thrones are discussed in Charles Tracy's book Continental Church Furniture in England - A Traffic in Piety, pages 138 - 139.

Sale: FS22 (29 Apr 2014)
Auction Lot: 0974
Estimate: £10,000-£15,000
Realised: £9,000
By Direction of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter Cathedral - A pair of 16th Century Italian carved giltwood and polychrome decorated thrones, the high panelled backs with arcaded pendant ...

Sale FS29; Lot: 0456: Herbert George Ponting [1870-1935] - 'Terra Nova' in a Gale, December 1910 carbon print - 46 x 34.5cm, sheet size 53.6 x 41.5 captioned and signed HG PONTING in ink in the lower margin.

Sale: FS29 (19 Jan 2016)
Auction Lot: 0456
Estimate: £2,500-£3,500
Realised: £5,100
Herbert George Ponting [1870-1935] - 'Terra Nova' in a Gale, December 1910 carbon print - 46 x 34.5cm, sheet size 53.6 x 41.5 captioned and signed HG PONTING in ink ...