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Fine Art Auction Preview

Rachel Littlewood previews the Summer Fine Art Auction, which is being held in Exeter on 3rd/4th July 2013. There is a wide range of items on offer, which will attract interest from around the globe.

A single-stone diamond ring that is being offered in the Summer Fine Art Auction, which is
    being held in Exeter, the capital of the South West of England. The ring carries a pre-sale estimate of
    £8,000-£12,000 (FS19/167a).

A single-stone diamond ring that is being offered in the Summer Fine Art Auction, which is being held in Exeter, the capital of the South West of England. The ring carries a pre-sale estimate of £8,000-£12,000 (FS19/167a).

The Summer Fine Art Auction, to be held on 3rd and 4th July 2013, promises many gems.

In the silver section of the sale on 3rd July 2013, there is a silver three-section graduated coin holder (FS19/53) by Faberge. It is of cylindrical ribbed form with a Greek key border and bears the Faberge mark. It is estimated at £1,800-£2,000 (FS19/53).

Offers of between £1,800 and £2,000 are being invited for 
        this silver Faberge coin holder that is included in the quarterly fine art auction.

Offers of between £1,800 and £2,000 are being invited for this silver Faberge coin holder that is included in the quarterly fine art auction (FS19/53).

Within the jewellery auction of the sale, the brightest star is a single-stone diamond ring (FS19/167a). The stone is a cushion-shaped, old brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately 4.5cts. We are inviting bids of between £8,000 and £12,000.

Offers of between £1,800 and £2,000 are being invited for 
        this silver Faberge coin holder that is included in the quarterly fine art auction.

A pair of paintings of King Frederick V (1723-1766) and Queen Louise (1723-1766) of Norway and Denmark by a Follower of Carl Gustav Pilo [19th Century] carry a pre-sale estimate of £800-£1,200 (FS19/201).

The picture section includes paintings to suit all pockets, including a pair of oils on canvas by a Follower of Carl Gustav Pilo (19th Century), which is being offered as one lot (FS19/201). They depict King Frederick V of Denmark and Norway and Queen Louise of Denmark and Norway. The pre-sale estimate is £800-£1,200. Also within the same section of the sale is an interesting oil on canvas by Heywood Hardy (1842-1933), which is entitled The Cup That Cheers (FS19/231). This is expected to fetch between £8,000-£12,000.

The Cup that Cheers by Heywood Hary (1842-1933), estimated at £8,00-£12,000 (FS19/231).

The Cup that Cheers by Heywood Hary (1842-1933), estimated at £8,00-£12,000 (FS19/231).

Day Two of the sale on 4th July 2013 contains just as much promise, commencing with the ceramics. There is a lovely English Delft Adam and Eve charger (FS19/393), decorated with sponged blue, green, yellow and iron red colours with Adam and Eve either side of the tree with the coiled serpent above. The pre-sale estimate is £1,000-£1,500.

An English Delft Adam and Eve Charger is being offered in the ceramics section of the Fine Art Auction with a pre-sale
        estimate of between £1,000 and £1,5000 (FS19/393).

An English Delft Adam and Eve Charger is being offered in the ceramics section of the Fine Art Auction with a pre-sale estimate of between £1,000 and £1,5000 (FS19/393).

There are a few lots of Martin Brothers stoneware, but of particular note is a Martin Brothers salt glazed stoneware double sided Barrister jug (FS19/431). The grey body is modelled with a wigged and smirking visage. This quirky and unusual jug is expected to fetch £2,000-£2,500.

A Martin Brothers Barrister Jug (FS19/431), which is both quirky and unusual, is expected to fetch between £2,000 and £2,500
        in a sale that is being supported by live online bidding over the Internet.

A Martin Brothers Barrister Jug (FS19/431), which is both quirky and unusual, is expected to fetch between £2,000 and £2,500 in a sale that is being supported by live online bidding over the Internet.

Also of particular note within the ceramics auction of the sale, there is a pair of Imperial Russian (St Petersburg) porcelain plates from the Kremlin Service (FS19/454). They date from the period of Nicholas I and carry a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£3,000. Another item of interest is a rare Worcester coffee pot and cover (FS19/440) of pear shape, which is inviting bids between £4,000-£6,000.

Two Imperial Russian (St Petersburg) porcelain plates from the Kremlin Service (FS19/454) should attract bids
        of between £2,000 and £3,000.

Two Imperial Russian (St Petersburg) porcelain plates from the Kremlin Service (FS19/454) should attract bids of between £2,000 and £3,000.

A rare Worcester porcelain coffee pot and cover is inviting bids of between £4,000 and £6,000 (FS19/440).

A rare Worcester porcelain coffee pot and cover is inviting bids of between £4,000 and £6,000 (FS19/440).

The Works of Art auction includes some good quality bronze sculptures including a large Japanese bronze figure group of a tiger being attacked by two bears (FS19/560). This unsigned bronze dating from the Meiji Period has an estimate of £10,000-£15,000.

A large Japanese bronzed figure group (FS19/560) is being offered with a pre-sale
        estimate of £10,000-£15,000 and is one of several quality bronze sculptures in the
        Fine Art Auction.

A large Japanese bronzed figure group (FS19/560) is being offered with a pre-sale estimate of £10,000-£15,000 and is one of several quality bronze sculptures in the Fine Art Auction.

Another bronze figure being offered in the Fine Art Auction is a magnificent Russian mounted trumpeter, which is inviting bids
        of £6,000-£8,000 (FS19/659).

Another bronze figure being offered in the Fine Art Auction is a magnificent Russian mounted trumpeter, which is inviting bids of £6,000-£8,000 (FS19/659).

There is also a stunning bronze equestrian figure of a Russian trumpeter (FS19/659) cast after the model by Evgenii Alexandrovich Lanceray, which is estimated at £6,000-£8,000.

The late 19th century/early 20th century Tongan headrest (FS19/613) is expected to attract considerable attention in a sale
        that will have live online bidding.

The late 19th century/early 20th century Tongan headrest (FS19/613) is expected to attract considerable attention in a sale that will have live online bidding.

Another lot within this section that is expected to create considerable interest is a late 19th/early 20th Century Tongan headrest (FS19/613), which carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,000-£1,500.

The Works of Art department is also offering the Roberts Collection of largely Japanese netsuke and okimono in this sale.

A Late 17th/Early 18th Century Walnut and Feather Banded Escritoire (FS19/744) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 3rd July 2013 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

A Late 17th/Early 18th Century Walnut and Feather Banded Escritoire (FS19/744) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 3rd July 2013 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

There are all varieties of furniture items on offer. Of particular note, there is a late 17th/early 18th Century walnut feather banded escritoire (FS19/744) with an estimate of £2,000-£3,000 and a Chinese carved hardwood altar cabinet (FS19/787), which has an estimate of £2,000-£4,000.

We are inviting bids of between £2,000 and £4,000 for this Chinese Carved Hardwood Altar Cabinet (FS19/787).

We are inviting bids of between £2,000 and £4,000 for this Chinese Carved Hardwood Altar Cabinet (FS19/787).

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