Sale FS18; Lot: 0813: A pair of George III mahogany pedestal urns, being zinc lined and ormolu mounted, the detachable covers with beaded and paterae decorated handles and beaded finials, the half reeded bodies with fluted bands and applied masks of the devil, ribbon tied husk garlands and circular fluted and beaded paterae, the pedestals below with fluted friezes, one lead lined, the other fitted with three short drawers, each enclosed by a moulded panel door with central oval paterae and circular paterae spandrels and raised on a plinth, 172cm (5ft 6in) high.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0813
Estimate: £120,000-£160,000
Realised: £350,000
A pair of George III mahogany pedestal urns, being zinc lined and ormolu mounted, the detachable covers with beaded and paterae decorated handles and beaded finials, the half reeded bodies ...

Sale FS10; Lot: 0191: A sapphire and diamond five stone half hoop ring.

Sale: FS10 (20 Apr 2011)
Auction Lot: 0191
Estimate: £5,000-£6,000
Realised: £5,000
A sapphire and diamond five stone half hoop ring.

Sale FS11; Lot: 0572: A Chinese pale celadon jade mountain carving, late 18th/early 19th century.

Sale: FS11 (13 Jul 2011)
Auction Lot: 0572
Estimate: £8,000-£12,000
Realised: £40,000
A Chinese pale celadon jade mountain carving, late 18th/early 19th century.

Antiquarian Book Auction Preview

The Autumn 2014 Rare Book Sale has a real rarity in a 1897 first edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula (BK12/237), which carries
    a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£3,000.

Richard Bearne previews the Autumn 2014 Antiquarian Book Auction, which includes the usual range of rare books, prints and maps. The sale is being held at the South West of England Auction Complex in Exeter with online bidding available on several platforms on 1st October 2014. A particular highlight is a rare first edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula, which is attracting bids of £2,000-£3,000.

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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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