Sale FS17; Lot: 0864: A pair of carved padouk upright display cabinets on stands in the Chinese taste, with pagoda canopy and pierced fret crestings, having foliate cornices, fitted with adjustable shelves with feather inlaid edges, each enclosed by a glazed panel door with blind fret ornament, the stands with pierced fret friezes on blind fret square section legs, 75cm (2ft 5 1/2in) wide, 198cm (6ft 6in) high. Sale FS17 - 30th/31st January 2013 Illustration charge..'80.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0864
Estimate: £2,500-£3,500
Realised: £36,000
A pair of carved padouk upright display cabinets on stands in the Chinese taste, with pagoda canopy and pierced fret crestings, having foliate cornices, fitted with adjustable shelves with feather ...

Sale FS26; Lot: 0733: A fine and large Chinese red cinnabar lacquer 'Dragon' box and cover of circular form, the domed cover carved with a five-clawed dragon writhing around a flaming pearl surrounded by cloud scrolls, the sides with four further dragons and two pearls between key pattern borders, the base similarly carved, Qianlong/Jiaqing, 44cm diameter [some damage and wear].

Sale: FS26 (21 Apr 2015)
Auction Lot: 0733
Estimate: £3,000-£5,000
Realised: £44,000
A fine and large Chinese red cinnabar lacquer 'Dragon' box and cover of circular form, the domed cover carved with a five-clawed dragon writhing around a flaming pearl surrounded by ...

Sale FS26; Lot: 0176: Patek Philippe. A gentleman's 18ct gold Patek Philippe wristwatch with complications, model 5015J, the circular white enamel dial 29mm diameter with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds dial, power reserve and moon phase dials in a gold case, 36mm diameter with beaded bezel, the back cover opening to reveal a glazed movement numbered 1959393, also inscribed 'Adjusted to heat and cold isochronism twenty nine 29 jewels Patek Philippe Geneva Swiss 240/152', on leather strap with gold buckle and in fitted case.

Sale: FS26 (21 Apr 2015)
Auction Lot: 0176
Estimate: £9,000-£10,000
Realised: £9,000
Patek Philippe. A gentleman's 18ct gold Patek Philippe wristwatch with complications, model 5015J, the circular white enamel dial 29mm diameter with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds dial, power reserve and moon ...

Antiques and Interiors Auction Extended

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are pleased to announce that the EX153 Antiques and Interiors Sale to be held in Exeter has been extended to two days and will be on 16th/17th February 2016.

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Antiques and Collectables Sale The results of our Antiques and Interior Sale held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Tuesday, 26th January 2016 are now available.

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Mark Kingscote and Rebecca Trethewey admire a Dutch school painting at the Bearnes
        Hampton & Littlewood private view for the January 2016 fine art auction held
        on 15th January 2016 in Exeter. The January 2016 Fine Art Auction Private View started the New Year off in style, with the Lord Mayor of Exeter attending the evening that saw our invited guests enjoying sparkling wine and canapes while browsing an interesting and sometimes unusual collection of lots for auction.
A cottage interior with a woman peeling vegetables (FS29/424) (oil on canvas, 30.5cm x 41cm)
        by Johann Bernard de Hoog (1867-1943), which sold in January 2016 for £780. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Pictures Department, discusses the art of the narrative by looking at two exponents of the genre: the 19th century Dutch artist Johann Bernard de Hoog (1867-1943) and the English painter George Goodwin Kilburn (1839-1924) of the same period.
Video: Pardoe Diving Collection, narrated by Brian Goodison-Blanks. VIDEO: Brian Goodison-Blanks, Head of the Maritime Department, introduces the Pardoe Diving Collection, which will be offered at a Special Auction on 15th June 2016 at our South West of England Saleroom Complex in Exeter as well as live online.
Richard Bearne, Chairman of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood. Our Chairman, Richard Bearne, looks back over last year and picks out some of our auction highlights, which include £230,000 for a rare manuscript copy of the Koran and £252,000 for a sketch by John Constable RA.
A wider French Palissy Ware dish signed and dated Boch 1892. Nic Saintey looks at the rustic pottery of French Huguenot Bernard Palissy (1510-1589) and the rebirth of Palissy Ware in the mid 19th century in Tours in the Loire Valley, which saw rivals spring up in Paris and influenced the Majolica Wares of those such as Minton and George Jones.
A rare late George III Silver Table Top Novelty Toothpick Holder, London, 1819 (FS29/151). Martin McIlroy, Head of the Silver Department, marvels in a delightful late George III silver novelty toothpick holder, which is so rare that he has never seen an English example before. He is certain that it will bring home the bacon.
Eight volumes of the first edition of George Eliot's 'Middlemarch'
        fetched £15,000 in our Book Sale on the 26th August 2015 (BK14/92). Richard Bearne, Chairman and Head of the Books Department, discusses serialisaton in newspapers as a popular publishing format, looking back to famous works such as Charles Dicken's 'The Pickwick Paper's and George Eliot's 'Middlemarch' that first appeared in this fashion.
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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