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.

Sale FS12; Lot: 0426: An English delft 'Royal Portrait' plate painted in blue with half length portrait of Queen Anne, early 18th century.

Sale: FS12 (19 Oct 2011)
Auction Lot: 0426
Estimate: £2,500-£3,500
Realised: £3,600
An English delft 'Royal Portrait' plate painted in blue with half length portrait of Queen Anne, early 18th century.

Sale FS18; Lot: 0689: A Chinese bronze ritual libation vessel, in archaic style with pointed spout and two finials, the body cast with a band of taotie masks, scrolls and geometric patterns, on tall tripod legs, Qianlong seal mark and probably of the period, 17cm high.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0689
Estimate: £200-£400
Realised: £6,200
A Chinese bronze ritual libation vessel, in archaic style with pointed spout and two finials, the body cast with a band of taotie masks, scrolls and geometric patterns, on tall ...

South West of England Summer 2014 Fine Art Auction Review

A Chinese porcelain bowl (FS23/336) of finely potted circular form with hidden decoration,
        the white body incised with a pair of dragons chasing pearls, having a six character
        Yongzheng mark in concentric circles, sold for £56,000 after fierce bidding.

Rachel Littlewood reviews the Summer 2014 Fine Sale, which proved to have many surprises in store. The two day sale held in our South West of England saleroom complex saw fierce bidding between Internet and telephone bidders from around the world as well as those present in the auction rooms themselves.

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Antiques and Collectables Sale Our next Antiques and Collectables Sale will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Tuesday, 29th July 2014. The catalogue is now available.

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Gun Money (EX107/146) - An artwork by Bill Mitchell (1934-2013), which
        is being offered in Sale EX107 on 29th July 2014 in Exeter. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Pictures Department, writes that war, world affairs, politics and equality were major influences in the work of the artist Bill Mitchell (1934-2013). A small collection of his artworks will be sold in Exeter on Tuesday, 29th July 2014.
The George V Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to 2589 Private A Tabbet of 3rd
        Batallion, The Royal Fusiliers, which carries a pre-sale estimate of £500-£700. Brian Goodison-Blanks writes about an unexpected find of over 200 military medals from Waterloo to the Second World War, which it is hoped will fetch between £8,000-£10,000 at auction when they go under the hammer during our Autumn 2014 Sporting and Collectors Sale.
A Watcombe terracotta bust of Alexandra Princess of Wales. Nic Saintey discusses an enigmatic piece of Torquay Pottery depicting Alexandra, Princess of Wales (who was the longest serving Princess of Wales). Was it a pretentious start for a provincial pottery or a risky strategy by a fledgling business?
The first of a pair of paintings of kittens by Frederick French (1883-1916) that
    sold in our salerooms for £480 in April 2014 (FS22/396). Daniel Goddard considers the subject of animal paintings while letting slip his theory that knowing your 'favourites' is good for your soul and revealing how smitten his colleague Rachel Littlewood is with her new kitten!
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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