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Preview of January 2012 Fine Art Auction in Exeter

Nic Saintey previews the forthcoming fine art sale, which is to be held over two days in Exeter (Devon) on 25th and 26th January 2012, which is already generating considerable interest.

As is usual there is a healthy selection of Chinese porcelain, including mark and period Kangxi (FS13/337) and Guangxu (FS13/338) examples and also a good bronze inlaid censer (FS13/465) and an imposing jade, coral and ivory inlaid hard wood table screen (FS13/437) estimated at £8,000-12,000.

Bronze Inlaid Censer

Bronze Inlaid Censer (FS13/465).

The sale also includes a section of Maritime interest and of note is (Lot 240) Reuben Chappell's oil on board captioned Lewisham of Bideford, Captain J Slade, no doubt a vessel that plied it's trade on both sides of the Bristol Channel, where the products of Cambrian Works at Swansea (Lots FS13/378, FS13/379, FS13/380, FS13/390, FS13/392) or the collection of architypal Welsh love spoons (FS13/409-418) would have been familiar.

Reuben Chappell's oil on board captioned 'Lewisham of Bideford, Captain J Slade'

Reuben Chappell's oil on board captioned "Lewisham of Bideford, Captain J Slade" (FS13/240).

There is also on offer the largest selection of clocks and watches we have had for a number of years, the most noteworthy perhaps being the John Ebsworth, 17th century brass lantern clock (FS13/507) retaining its original escape wheel and estimated at £5,000-£7,000.

John Ebsworth, 17th century brass lantern clock

John Ebsworth, 17th century brass lantern clock (FS13/507).

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  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Fine Art Auction
  • Kangxi Porcelain
  • Reuben Chappell
  • Cambrian Works
  • Welsh Love Spoons
  • John Ebsworth

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