Sale SE48; Lot: 0047: Three Sèvres Plates and a Soup Plate A set of three Sèvres plates and a matching soup plate, each painted with a central spray of flowers and fruit, the rims with similar smaller floral sprays within reserves on a bleu celeste ground gilded with scrolling foliage, blue interlaced L's enclosing date code LL (1788), painters marks for Levé, Commelin and Massy, gilder's marks for Vincent, Chauveaux and possibly Vandé, 24 and 25cm diamter, the soup plate with chip to foot rim.

Sale: SE48 (05 Nov 2008)
Auction Lot: 0047
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £5,300
Three Sèvres Plates and a Soup Plate A set of three Sèvres plates and a matching soup plate, each painted with a central spray of flowers and fruit, the rims ...

Sale SE48; Lot: 0151: A translucent white guilloche enamelled cane handle of tapering cylinderical form with foliate chased two-colour gold bands struck with marks for Henrik Wigstorm, 47mm long, in a fitted holly wood case stamped 'Faberge', together with a handwritten note.

Sale: SE48 (05 Nov 2008)
Auction Lot: 0151
Estimate: £6,000-£8,000
Realised: £15,500
A translucent white guilloche enamelled cane handle of tapering cylinderical form with foliate chased two-colour gold bands struck with marks for Henrik Wigstorm, 47mm long, in a fitted holly wood ...

Sale FS12; Lot: 0082: A Chinese silver four piece tea service.

Sale: FS12 (19 Oct 2011)
Auction Lot: 0082
Estimate: £1,200-£1,500
Realised: £5,700
A Chinese silver four piece tea service.

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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