Sale FS18; Lot: 0292: A diamond single-stone ring with circular, brilliant-cut diamond approximately 8.1mm x 5.2mm estimated to weigh 2.2cts in a six-claw setting between baguette-cut diamond single-stone shoulders.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0292
Estimate: £5,000-£7,000
Realised: £5,700
A diamond single-stone ring with circular, brilliant-cut diamond approximately 8.1mm x 5.2mm estimated to weigh 2.2cts in a six-claw setting between baguette-cut diamond single-stone shoulders.

Sale FS17; Lot: 0850: A 19th Century French carved giltwood centre table in the Louis XIV taste, surmounted by a rectangular panel of breche violette marble, within a foliate border, the cushion frieze decorated with foliage and with shaped and pierced acanthus and paterae aprons, on openwork square section tapered legs with acanthus leaf husk and paterae ornament, united by curved acanthus scroll stretchers with central finial, the top 165cm (5ft 5in) x 85cm (2ft 9 1/2in).

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0850
Estimate: £7,000-£9,000
Realised: £11,500
A 19th Century French carved giltwood centre table in the Louis XIV taste, surmounted by a rectangular panel of breche violette marble, within a foliate border, the cushion frieze decorated ...

Sale FS10; Lot: 0185: A 17th century gold and hair plait heart-shaped memento mori panel with enamelled skeleton motif together with three similar.

Sale: FS10 (20 Apr 2011)
Auction Lot: 0185
Estimate: £600-£800
Realised: £4,300
A 17th century gold and hair plait heart-shaped memento mori panel with enamelled skeleton motif together with three similar.

Ceramics and Glass

Nic SainteyNic Saintey
Director

Andrew ThomasAndrew Thomas
Valuations Expert and Ceramics Consultant

The Ceramic and Glass Department of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, run by Nicholas Saintey, handles a fascinating variety of pottery, porcelain and glassware. Many hitherto unrecognised and important pieces have been brought to the market place through the department's enthusiasm and expertise. In excess of 5,000 lots are offered every year.

English Pottery

As ceramics become increasingly popular, so the fields of collecting broaden far beyond the traditionally strong market for 18th century English work. Our auctions include examples from most of the better-known English factories, as well as pottery and porcelain from oriental and continental sources. Many owners are also discovering that pieces bought in the 1920's - perhaps as wedding presents for their grandparents or parents - have become sought after antiques. Our reference library can help to establish not only the value but also the full history of the piece.

Glassware


The department also handles all aspects of glassware, from the best of French to early English and the decorative work of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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