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Blogs

Some of the specialists at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood blog regularly on their fields of expertise, providing you with insight into their work and an opportunity to share your experiences with them.

Our blogs cover diverse fields, such as fine art pictures, books, manuscripts, ceramics and glass, silver and objet d'art.

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood is believed to be the first fine art auction house and valuation business in the United Kingdom to start corporately blogging, which reflects our reputation as being one of the most technologically advanced fine art auctioneers in the country.

You can visit the Fine Art Bloggers at our blog site:-

http://blogs.bhandl.co.uk.

Recent Blog Posts

Internal Link Rare Cornish Books: William Borlase
Internal Link Rare prophesies book by William Lilly:
Internal Link Rare Cornish Books: Edward Twycross The Mansions of England and Wales - County of Cornwall
Internal Link Rare Cornish Books: William Pryce Archaelogia Cornu Britannica
Internal Link Rare Cornish Books: Philip Rashleigh Specimens of British Minerals
Internal Link Torquay Pottery Grotesques – A Menagerie of Monstrosities
Internal Link British Commemorative Ceramics and Bonaparte - The Bogey Man Returns
Internal Link The Roy Paine Collection – Dating Torquay Pottery
Internal Link Torquay Pottery: Aller Vale Boer War Commemoratives – Tommy Atkins a Local Hero
Internal Link Torquay Pottery Auction: The Roy Paine Collection

The Bloggers

Christopher HamptonChristopher Hampton
Managing Director

Daniel GoddardDaniel Goddard
Director

Rachel LittlewoodRachel Littlewood
Operations Director

Nic SainteyNic Saintey
Director

Martin McIlroyMartin McIlroy
Specialist

Brian Goodison-BlanksBrian Goodison-Blanks
Specialist

Roger CollicottRoger Collicott
Consultant

Sale FS11; Lot: 0572: A Chinese pale celadon jade mountain carving, late 18th/early 19th century.

Sale: FS11 (13 Jul 2011)
Auction Lot: 0572
Estimate: £8,000-£12,000
Realised: £40,000
A Chinese pale celadon jade mountain carving, late 18th/early 19th century.

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 MA12; Lot: 0140: A Chilean 12 bolt copper and brass diving helmet.

Sale: MA12 (15 Jun 2011)
Auction Lot: 0140
Estimate: £1,200-£1,500
Realised: £1,700
A Chilean 12 bolt copper and brass diving helmet.