Sale FS18; Lot: 0294: A platinum and diamond two stone cross-over ring with cushion-shaped old brilliant-cut diamonds, approximately 9.5mm x 6.1mm and 9.5mm x 5.8mm, estimated to weigh 3.5cts and 3.4cts in a cross-over claw setting between brilliant and baguette-cut diamond shoulders, 8.3gm total weight.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0294
Estimate: £15,000-£18,000
Realised: £16,500
A platinum and diamond two stone cross-over ring with cushion-shaped old brilliant-cut diamonds, approximately 9.5mm x 6.1mm and 9.5mm x 5.8mm, estimated to weigh 3.5cts and 3.4cts in a cross-over ...

Sale FS17; Lot: 0380: Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell [1822-1869] - Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell's Photographic Album. A mixed photographic album of the 1850s and 1860s, elephant folio, lacking front board and some leaves.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0380
Estimate: £4,000-£6,000
Realised: £9,400
Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell [1822-1869] - Colonel Edmund Gilling Hallewell's Photographic Album. A mixed photographic album of the 1850s and 1860s, elephant folio, lacking front board and some leaves.

Sale FS18; Lot: 0686: A Chinese hardstone-inlaid lacquer and hardwood screen and stand the black lacquer rectangular panel inlaid with a double gourd vase, a peach spray, a duck, two hanging plaques and a peaches and bat carving, the frame carved overall with archaistic scrollwork and stylised lotus, total height 103cm, total width 67cm, some restoration and minor damage.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0686
Estimate: £4,000-£6,000
Realised: £6,700
A Chinese hardstone-inlaid lacquer and hardwood screen and stand the black lacquer rectangular panel inlaid with a double gourd vase, a peach spray, a duck, two hanging plaques and a ...

Sporting and Collectors' Sale: Lions, Tigers and Bears!

An Early 20th Century Steiff Blonde Plush Bear 'Big Ted' (SC19/858) is being offered
        in the Sporting and Collectors Sale on 3rd/4th September 2014 with a pre-sale estimate
        of £1,000-£1,500.

Brian Goodison-Blanks previews the September 2014 Sporting and Collectors Sale that is being held in our Exeter salerooms on 3rd/4th September 2014 with live online bidding for those that cannot be at the auction in person. The sale has an even greater number of eclectic and unusual items on offer than usual, with considerable international interest already being shown, stiff competititon is expected over the two day auction.

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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 WEDNESDAY, 27th August 2014. The catalogue is now available.

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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 CH Brannam Barnstaple pottery candlestick after a Cantagalli original. Nic Saintey discusses the artistic influences of the Barnstaple Potteries and another case of artistic plagiarism.
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.
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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