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Spring 2014 Works of Art Auction Preview

Martin McIlroy, Head of the Works of Arts Department, takes a look at the wide variety of Works of Art lots from around the world that are included in the upcoming Spring 2014 Fine Sale.

There is a broad spectrum of lots included in the Works of Art Auction in our Spring 2014 Fine Sale, spanning all parts of the world. Bronze, jade, ivory, stone and wood are all included in this section of the sale.

This stunning Chinese jade and silver mounted hand mirror (FS22/713) is being offered in the Works of Art Auction of the Spring 2014 Fine Sale and is inviting 
        bids of between £4,000 and £6,000.

This stunning Chinese jade and silver mounted hand mirror (FS22/713) is being offered in the Works of Art Auction of the Spring 2014 Fine Sale and is inviting bids of between £4,000 and £6,000.

One of the most stunning lots in the sale is a Chinese jade and silver mounted hand mirror (FS22/713), the jade panel and handle decorated with dragons and flowers. The estimate is £4000-£6,000.

The Works of Art Auction includes a Macao export ivory chess set (FS22/762), which is expected to fetch in excess of £1,200. The sale is being held in Exeter and online with two live bidding
        platforms in operation.

The Works of Art Auction includes a Macao export ivory chess set (FS22/762), which is expected to fetch in excess of £1,200. The sale is being held in Exeter and online with two live bidding platforms in operation.

Along with the jade belt hooks, pendants, discs, and boxes is a Macao export ivory chess set (FS22/762). One side stained red and representing Europeans, the other side unstained and representing the Chinese. The ivory chess set comes with a lacquered folding chess board with backgammon board to the interior. It is hoped that this chess set will realise in excess of £1,200.

Amongst the objet de vertu is a wonderful collection of steel cut jewellery (FS22/751) that is being offered as one lot with an estimate of £500-£600.

Amongst the objet de vertu is a wonderful collection of steel cut jewellery (FS22/751) that is being offered as one lot with an estimate of £500-£600.

For people interested in fashion, there is a wonderful collection of 18th and 19th century cut steel jewellery (FS22/751) including buckles, pendants, brooches, purses and buttons. The entire collection is being sold as one lot with an estimate of £500-£600.

Also included in the fashion accessories is a collection of fans which range in date from the 18th century through to the late 19th century. There are examples of ivory brise fans from Canton as well as European ivory and paper fans.

A 19th Century Chinese brise fan (FS22/693) carries an estimate of £400-£500.

A 19th Century Chinese brise fan (FS22/693) carries an estimate of £400-£500.

In contrast, a 19th Century French fan (FS22/642) carries an estimate of £300-£400.

In contrast, a 19th Century French fan (FS22/642) carries an estimate of £300-£400.

There is a 19th century Chinese brise fan (FS22/693) on offer, estimated at £400-£500, whilst in contrast a 19th century French fan (FS22/642), contained in a glazed display case, is expected to realise £300-£400.

Just for Novelty! A Chinese paper and card sectional stacking table top box (FS22/674) is attracting a great deal of interest and is expected to
        exceed its top estimate of £600.

Just for Novelty! A Chinese paper and card sectional stacking table top box (FS22/674) is attracting a great deal of interest and is expected to exceed its top estimate of £600.

For pure novelty, there is a Chinese paper and card sectional stacking table top box (FS22/674). Formed to look like a pagoda, the box breaks down into several tiers, each containing numerous drawers and lidded compartments. A great deal of interest has already been shown in this lot and it is hoped to exceed the top estimate of £600.

This Chinese gilt copper tripod incense burner and cover (FS22/688) is just a delight in pure craftsmanship.

This Chinese gilt copper tripod incense burner and cover (FS22/688) is just a delight in pure craftsmanship.

A Chinese gilt copper tripod incense burner and cover (FS22/688) is just a delight in pure craftsmanship, having a lion finial and intricate panels decorated with insects amongst flowering shrubs and flowers. It is only 13cm high, but it is expected to fetch four figures.

Returning to Europe, there are two bronze figures in the sale by Peter Tereszczuk (1875-1963). One is a study of a woman playing the mandolin (FS22/784), the other is of a woman wearing a bonnet (FS22/781), both bear estimates of between £300-£500.

One of two bronzes in the sale by the artist Peter Tereszczuk (1875-1963): A woman playing the mandolin (FS22/784).

One of two bronzes in the sale by the artist Peter Tereszczuk (1875-1963): A woman playing the mandolin (FS22/784).

One of two bronzes in the sale by the artist Peter Tereszczuk (1875-1963): A woman playing the mandolin (FS22/784).

The second of two bronzes by the artist Peter Tereszczuk (1875-1963): A woman wearing A bonnet (FS22/781).

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  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Works of Art Auctions
  • Peter Tereszczuk (1875-1963)

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