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Antiquarian Book Auction Preview

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (BK17/95) by Arthur Rackham is offered in our Books,
        Maps and Prints Auction starting on 15th March 2017 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Rachel Littlewood previews the extensive offering of books for auction in the March 2017 Antiquarian Book Auction, which includes a large collection of Cornish books and a fascinating collection of material from the World War II Archive of Noel Melville Richard OBE LVO, Head of the Photographic and Reproductions Branch of the Air Ministry.

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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, 21st March 2017. The catalogue is now available.

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Higos Insurance Logo Higos Insurance and Bearnes Hampton & Littlewod are teaming up once again to provide two special free valuation events in North Devon on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 giving the people of North Devon an excellent opportunity to receive expert valuation advice about their fine art, antiques and jewellery.
The artist David Eustace, born in Birmingham in 1950, is now based in Exeter. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Picture Department, looks at the work of the artist David Eustace, an imaginative and eccentric painter of dreams and the theatre of the street.
Jim Gilbert (1933-1995): Sheila Drunk (FS33/383). Oil on canvas. 40x50cm. Estimate £80-£120. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Picture Department, looks at the artist and law-breaker Jim Gilbert (1933-1995) who started life in the East End of London but began painting while in prison during the 1960s. He won the Arthur Koestler Award for Prisoner Art and even painted a portrait of Dylan Thomas that was presented to Jimmy Carter.
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.
North Moreton Church, Berkshire (FS32/337) by the artist John Piper (1903-1992), was sold for £20,000. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Picture Department, talks about the recent private collection sold at auction for £80,000 and provides some background to the early 20th Century artists whose work was featured in it.
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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Sale FS18; Lot: 0292: A diamond single-stone ring with circular, brilliant-cut diamond approximately 8.1mm x 5.2mm estimated to weigh 2.2cts in a six-claw setting between baguette-cut diamond single-stone shoulders.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0292
Estimate: £5,000-£7,000
Realised: £5,700
A diamond single-stone ring with circular, brilliant-cut diamond approximately 8.1mm x 5.2mm estimated to weigh 2.2cts in a six-claw setting between baguette-cut diamond single-stone shoulders.

Sale FS11; Lot: 0447: A pair of Chinese porcelain vases enamelled in the famille rose palette with magpies amongst prunus, converted as lamps, apocryphal Qianlong marks.

Sale: FS11 (13 Jul 2011)
Auction Lot: 0447
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £26,000
A pair of Chinese porcelain vases enamelled in the famille rose palette with magpies amongst prunus, converted as lamps, apocryphal Qianlong marks.

Sale FS26; Lot: 0803: A Persian ivory, mother of pearl and horn mounted wood box and cover in the form of a parrot, it's plumage inlaid in naturalistic and geometric style, the hinged cover with lock and opening to reveal three internal divisions, on steel legs, late 18th/early 19th century, 16.5cm high [minor damage and losses].

Sale: FS26 (21 Apr 2015)
Auction Lot: 0803
Estimate: £800-£1,200
Realised: £13,500
A Persian ivory, mother of pearl and horn mounted wood box and cover in the form of a parrot, it's plumage inlaid in naturalistic and geometric style, the hinged cover ...