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Westcountry Fine Art Auction

Rachel Littlewood casts an eye over the forthcoming Autumn 2014 Fine Sale at our Westcountry saleroom complex in Exeter. The sale promises a wide range of lots with examples of fine antique silver dating from 17th century; some stunning jewellery and watches; an exciting selection of pictures from diverse artists such Birket Foster and Lenkiewicz; an array of fine antique glassware and ceramics; as well as some lovely period furniture.

The first day of the two day Autumn 2014 Fine Sale in October (FS24) starts off with the silver auction within the sale.

Amongst the highlights of this section is an Arts and Crafts influence pedestal silver bowl made by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co in London in 1905 (FS24/19). It carries a pre-sale estimate of £800-£1,000. A Charles II silver caudle cup (maker HN Bird) with an olive branch below (FS24/86) and dated to 1664 is expected to fetch between £1,000 and £1,500.

An Arts and Crafts influence silver bowl made by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co
        in London in 1905 (FS24/19) is inviting bids of £800-£1,000 in our two day Autumn 2014 Fine
        Sale being held at our Westcountry saleroom complex in Exeter, starting on 28th October
        2014.

An Arts and Crafts influence silver bowl made by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co in London in 1905 (FS24/19) is inviting bids of £800-£1,000 in our two day Autumn 2014 Fine Sale being held at our Westcountry saleroom complex in Exeter, starting on 28th October 2014.

The fine silver auction also includes a Charles II silver caudle cup crafted in
        London in 1664 by HN Bird (FS24/86), which is estimated to be worth between £1,000
        and £1,500.

The fine silver auction also includes a Charles II silver caudle cup crafted in London in 1664 by HN Bird (FS24/86), which is estimated to be worth between £1,000 and £1,500.

The second part of the first day includes some super pieces of jewellery and watches.

A gentleman's 18ct gold Rolex oyster perpetual day date superlative chronometer wristwatch (FS24/117) carries a pre-sale estimate of £5,000-£7,000, whilst a very pretty Cartier diamond mounted bird on a branch brooch is expected to fetch between £3,000 and £4,000.

A gentleman's 18ct gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual wristwatch (FS24/117) is expected to fetch between £5,000 and £7,000 at auction during the sale. Buyers will be able 
        to bid live online during the entire sale.

A gentleman's 18ct gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual wristwatch (FS24/117) is expected to fetch between £5,000 and £7,000 at auction during the sale. Buyers will be able to bid live online during the entire sale.

There are some exciting pieces of Cartier jewellery in the sale, including a diamond mounted brooch (FS24/192), which is expected to
        fetch £3,000-£4,000 in our Westcountry salerooms.

There are some exciting pieces of Cartier jewellery in the sale, including a diamond mounted brooch (FS24/192), which is expected to fetch £3,000-£4,000 in our Westcountry salerooms.

Within the pictures auction there is a pencil and watercolour with bodycolour by Myles Birket Foster (1825–1899) entitled Elderberry Gatherers (FS24/292). It is signed with a monogram lower left, titled and with a gallery label on the reverse. Measuring 33.5cm x 69.5cm, it carries a pre-sale estimate of £12,000-£18,000.

A painting by Robert O Lenkiewicz (1941–2002) titled Young Hasid (FS24/237) carries a pre-sale estimate of £4,000-£6,000.

The Elderberry Gatherers (FS24/292) by Myles Birket Foster (1825–1899), which is expected to realise £12,000-£18,000.

The Elderberry Gatherers (FS24/292) by Myles Birket Foster (1825–1899), which is expected to realise £12,000-£18,000.

Young Hasid (FS24/237) by the late Westcountry artist Robert O Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) is estimated at £4,000-£6,000.

Young Hasid (FS24/237) by the late Westcountry artist Robert O Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) is estimated at £4,000-£6,000.

Day Two of the sale commences with the ceramics and glass auction.

A mid 18th Century sealed mallet shaped wine bottle (FS24/369) dating from circa 1745–50, it is expected to fetch between £400-£600, whilst a Lalique vase Formose (FS24/372) carries a pre-sale estimate of £800-£1,000.

The ceramics section includes a Moorcroft pottery vase (FS24/528) with a green signature and '1919', which has a pre-sale estimate of £1,000-£1,200 and a Wilson creamware topographical part dessert service (FS24/438) is inviting bids of between £800 and £1,200.

A mid 18th century sealed mallet shaped wine bottle (FS24/369) from around 1745-50 is inviting bids of between £400 and £600.

A mid 18th century sealed mallet shaped wine bottle (FS24/369) from around 1745-50 is inviting bids of between £400 and £600.

Another lot within the glassware auction is a Lalique vase formose (FS24/372), which is estimated at £800-£1,000.

Another lot within the glassware auction is a Lalique vase formose (FS24/372), which is estimated at £800-£1,000.

The ceramics auction includes a Moorcroft pottery vase (FS25/528) that carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,000 and £1,200.

The ceramics auction includes a Moorcroft pottery vase (FS25/528) that carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,000 and £1,200.

A Wilson creamware topographical part dessert service (FS24/438) is set to attract bids of £800-£1,200 during the ceramics auction within the Autumn 2014 Fine Sale in Exeter.

A Wilson creamware topographical part dessert service (FS24/438) is set to attract bids of £800-£1,200 during the ceramics auction within the Autumn 2014 Fine Sale in Exeter.

The works of art auction follows on from this and includes a Louis Vuitton canvas and wood bound travelling trunk (FS24/552) that has an estimate of £3,000-£3,500.

A 19th Century mahogany apothecary's travelling box (FS24/556) is expected to fetch £800-£900, whilst a Chinese carved tusk group (FS24/596) carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,500-£2,000.

The Works of Art auction within the Fine Sale includes a Louis Vuitton canvas and wood bound travelling trunk (FS24/552) with an estimate of
        £3,000 and £3,500.

The Works of Art auction within the Fine Sale includes a Louis Vuitton canvas and wood bound travelling trunk (FS24/552) with an estimate of £3,000 and £3,500.

The Works of Art include a 19th century mahogany apothecary's travelling box (FS24/556), which is expected to sell for
        £800-£900.

The Works of Art include a 19th century mahogany apothecary's travelling box (FS24/556), which is expected to sell for £800-£900.

The final section of the sale does not disappoint with some lovely pieces of period furniture on offer.

An early 18th Century walnut and cross and feather banded kneehole desk (FS24/776) is inviting bids of £3,000-£4,000, whilst a Black Forest carved lindenwood stick stand in the form of a standing bear (FS24/855) has a pre-sale estimate of £800-£1,200.

Amongst the period furniture on offer is an early 18th century kneehole desk (FS24/776) that is expected to command between
        £3,000 and £4,000 at auction.

Amongst the period furniture on offer is an early 18th century kneehole desk (FS24/776) that is expected to command between £3,000 and £4,000 at auction.

This Black Forest cared lindenwood stick stand (FS24/855) has a pre-sale estimate of £800-£1,200.

This Black Forest carved lindenwood stick stand (FS24/855) has a pre-sale estimate of £800-£1,200.

Tags

  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Fine Art Auction
  • Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company
  • HN Bird
  • Rolex
  • Cartier
  • Myles Birket Foster (1825–1899)
  • Robert O Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)
  • Lalique
  • Moorcroft
  • Wilson Creamware
  • Louis Vuitton

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