Sale BK14; Lot: 0101: KORAN Illuminated manuscript, 410 pages, 221 x 141 mm, cont red gilt morocco, with matching doublures, gilt edges, with flap, AH 1293 [1876 A D]. * the caligrapher Yayya Hilmi ''Efendi'', the illumination is of outstanding quality, including a magnificent double frontispiece, decorated in two tones of gold, light green and pale blue. Each panel of text is within a thick gold border with decorations in the margins. The tissue guards protecting the frontispiece are also exquisitely illuminated. This manuscript belongs to the Court style of Ottoman manuscripts, made as gifts and endowments. It was therefore most probably produced in Constantinople.

Sale: BK14 (26 Aug 2015)
Auction Lot: 0101
Estimate: £1,000-£1,500
Realised: £230,000
KORAN Illuminated manuscript, 410 pages, 221 x 141 mm, cont red gilt morocco, with matching doublures, gilt edges, with flap, AH 1293 [1876 A D]. * the caligrapher Yayya Hilmi ...

Sale FS17; Lot: 0677: An 18th century Chinese gilded metal seated deity wearing traditional costume, mounted on a wood base, some painting retouched, 34cm high.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0677
Estimate: £300-£400
Realised: £6,800
An 18th century Chinese gilded metal seated deity wearing traditional costume, mounted on a wood base, some painting retouched, 34cm high.

Sale FS24; Lot: 0868: By Peter Waals (1870-1937) - Cotswold School - A walnut secretaire cabinet, the hinged fall with raised moulded and strapped panel enclosing a fitted and chequer inlaid interior with pigeon holes, seven small drawers and a central enclosed cupboard, having a leather inset writing surface containing an arrangement of six short fielded panel drawers and an enclosed cupboard below, on shaped trestle ends with arched chamfered stretcher, 101cm (3ft 3 3/4in) wide, 130cm (4ft 3in) high. *Note - A somewhat similar secretaire was sold in the contents of Topps, Stockton, Warminster, Woolley & Wallis October 1978.

Sale: FS24 (28 Oct 2014)
Auction Lot: 0868
Estimate: £4,000-£6,000
Realised: £34,000
By Peter Waals (1870-1937) - Cotswold School - A walnut secretaire cabinet, the hinged fall with raised moulded and strapped panel enclosing a fitted and chequer inlaid interior with pigeon ...

October 2016 Fine Art Auction Preview

A Worcester (First Period) Armorial Mug (FS32/636) offered in our Two Day October
        2016 Fine Art Sale, being held in Exeter and over the Internet with live bidding
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Rachel Littlewood writes about just some of the exciting and varied lots that are being offered in the upcoming October 2016 Fine Art Sale with something for everybody (even someone with everything!) The auction has some unusual silver, some beautiful jewellery, a fuddling cup, some fine real estate (albeit on a small scale) and some rare furniture in the Chinese Chippendale taste.

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Antiques and Collectables Sale Our next Antiques and Interiors Sale will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Tuesday, 27th September 2016. The catalogue is now available.

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We are offering a rare, fully-furnished early 19th Century Doll's House (FS32/740)
        for auction on Day Two of the Fine Sale on Wednesday, 5th October 2016 in Exeter
        and Online via the Internet. Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are delighted to be offering a rare, fully-furnished early 19th Century Doll's House in the October 2016 Fine Sale.
ABF The Soldiers' Charity Logo Martin McIlroy and Lucy Marles will be providing free valuations at the Michaelmas Fair being held at Powderham Castle, the home of The Rt Hon The Earl and Countess of Devon, on 3rd November 2016. Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are sponsoring the event that is being held in aid of ABF The Soldiers Charity.
A kitsch/vintage/retro alarm clock that attracted Daniel Goddard's eye. Daniel Goddard reflects on how trendy retro-vintage is becoming on a recent stroll through Exeter on the way to the cinema, noting the firm's recent highly succesful vintage cloth, jewellery and luggage sale and comments on a kitsch/vintage/retro alarm clock that recently caught his eye.
A lustrous Cambrian cow creamer from 1810. Nic Saintey writes about cow creamers, covering their introduction in the first half of the Eighteenth Century through to their fall from grace, implicated in the cholera epidemics that affected Sunderland and East London from the early 1830s.
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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