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Autumn 2015 Fine Art Auction Preview

Rachel Littlewood previews what promises to be a very exciting Autumn 2015 Fine Sale, with possibly the largest furniture section ever offered by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood in a Fine Sale. A definite highlight will be the sale of oil sketch by world-renowned English artist John Constable RA (1776-1837), but with selected lots from Rockbeare Manor near Exeter and many other items across all sections of the sale, we are expecting some fierce bidding and no doubt some surprises in the South West of England Saleroom Complex in October 2015.

An Extensive Italianate River Landscape (FS28/360) by Gabriele Ricciardelli (fl
        1745-1777) from the Rockbeare Manor Collection is being offered with an estimate
        of £15,000-£20,000 in the Autumn 2015 Fine Sale in Exeter, with several online bidding platforms available to Internet-based buyers.

An Extensive Italianate River Landscape (FS28/360) by Gabriele Ricciardelli (fl 1745-1777) from the Rockbeare Manor Collection is being offered with an estimate of £15,000-£20,000 in the Autumn 2015 Fine Sale in Exeter, with several online bidding platforms available to Internet-based buyers.

The Autumn 2015 Fine Art Sale to be held on 6th/7th October 2015 at the South West of England Saleroom Complex in Okehampton Street, Exeter, Devon promises some impressive items with over 900 lots on offer in silver, jewellery, paintings, ceramics, works of art and furniture.

A pair of Victorian Silver Sugar Nips by silvermsith Paul Storr of London in 1837 (FS28/65) are amongst the silverware on offer.

A pair of Victorian Silver Sugar Nips by silvermsith Paul Storr of London in 1837 (FS28/65) are amongst the silverware on offer.

A George V Silver Four-piece Tea Service and Matching Tray by silversmiths Viners Ltd of Sheffield (dating to 1933) is expected to realise between £1,200 and £1,500 (FS28/12).

A George V Silver Four-piece Tea Service and Matching Tray by silversmiths Viners Ltd of Sheffield (dating to 1933) is expected to realise between £1,200 and £1,500 (FS28/12).

A pair of Georg Jensen Silver Candlesticks designed by Harold Nielson (FS28/73) carries a pre-sale estimate of £500-£700.

A pair of Georg Jensen Silver Candlesticks designed by Harold Nielson (FS28/73) carries a pre-sale estimate of £500-£700.

Day One of the sale starts off with the silver auction where a pair of silver sugar nips by the well-known maker Paul Storr (FS28/65) are being offered with a pre-sale estimate of £400-£500 and a George V silver four piece tea service and matching tray (FS28/12) is inviting bids of £1,200-£1,500. A pair of Georg Jensen silver candlesticks by Harold Nelson (FS28/73) are also expected to create interest with an estimate of £500-£700.

An 18ct White Gold, Emerald and Diamond Three Stone Ring (FS28/274) is one of the highlights of the Jewellery auction.

An 18ct White Gold, Emerald and Diamond Three Stone Ring (FS28/274) is one of the highlights of the Jewellery auction.

This early 20th Century Gold and Diamond Mounted Three-stone Ring (FS28/286) is expected to realise between £5,000 and £7,000.

This early 20th Century Gold and Diamond Mounted Three-stone Ring (FS28/286) is expected to realise between £5,000 and £7,000.

An Early 20th Century Amethyst and Seed Pearl Fringe Necklace (FS28/243).

An Early 20th Century Amethyst and Seed Pearl Fringe Necklace (FS28/243).

Closely followed on the heels of the silver section is the jewellery auction. An 18ct white gold, emerald and diamond three stone ring (FS28/274) with central emerald cut emerald between old brilliant cut diamonds each approximately 0.60ct is estimated at £2,000-£3,000, whilst an early 20th Century gold and diamond mounted three stone ring (FS28/286) with central round, brilliant cut diamond estimated to weight 1.5cts set between smaller round brilliant cut diamonds (each approximately 0.55ct) carries a pre-sale estimate of £5,000-£7,000. More modestly priced is an early 20th Century amethyst and seal pearl fringe necklace (FS28/243) with seventeen round and oval amethysts estimated at £300-£400.

The undoubted highlight of the Fine Sale will be oil sketch by John Constable (1776-1837) entitled 'Landscape with Horses' (FS28/409), which is estimated
        at £40,000-£60,000.

The undoubted highlight of the Fine Sale will be oil sketch by John Constable (1776-1837) entitled 'Landscape with Horses' (FS28/409), which is estimated at £40,000-£60,000.

The Little Dancer (FS28/414) by Charles A Buchel (1872–1950) carries a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£3,000.

The Little Dancer (FS28/414) by Charles A Buchel (1872–1950) carries a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£3,000.

A silkscreen print entitled Blue Circle (FS28/301) by Sir Terry Frost RA (1915-2003) will also be offered in the pictures auction at
        the South West Saleroom Complex in Exeter in October 2015.

A silkscreen print entitled Blue Circle (FS28/301) by Sir Terry Frost RA (1915-2003) will also be offered in the pictures auction at the South West Saleroom Complex in Exeter in October 2015.

Day One of the Fine Sale concludes with the paintings auction, the highlight of course being the superb John Constable (1776–1837) oil sketch on canvas titled Landscape with Horses (FS28/409). With impeccable provenance, this painting by the world renowned John Constable carries a pre-sale estimate of £40,000-£60,000.

Other highlights include The Little Dancer by Charles A Buchel (1872–1950) (FS28/414) with an estimate of £2,000-£3,000 and a silkscreen print entitled Blue Circle (FS28/301) by Sir Terry Frost (1915–2003), which is estimated at £800-£1,200.

Gabrielle Ricciardelli's (fl 1745–1777) oil on canvas of an extensive landscape (FS28/360) from Rockbeare Manor, Exeter, Devon is also expected to create considerable interest with an estimate of £15,000-£20,000.

A Chinese Small Famille Rose Cong Vase (FS28/492), which is expected to realise between £8,000 and £12,000 in the ceramics auction.

A Chinese Small Famille Rose Cong Vase (FS28/492), which is expected to realise between £8,000 and £12,000 in the ceramics auction.

A Chinese Famille Rose 'Wu Shuang Pu' Vase (FS28/508).

A Chinese Famille Rose 'Wu Shuang Pu' Vase (FS28/508).

A late 17th century English dated delftware spice jar of squat globular form (FS28/523).

A late 17th century English dated delftware spice jar of squat globular form (FS28/523).

A Lalique Glass Car Mascot, 'Faucon' (FS28/468) is amongst the glassware in the auction.

A Lalique Glass Car Mascot, 'Faucon' (FS28/468) is amongst the glassware in the auction.

Day Two starts off with the fine ceramics and glassware auction with a Chinese Cong vase and cover with a four character mark for 'Hall for the Cultivation of Virtue' (FS28/492) estimated at £8,000-£12,000 and another Chinese piece – a Wu Shuang Pu vase (FS28/492) with an estimate of £1,000-£2,000. Made a little closer to home is a late 17th Century English delft spice jar (FS28/523) inviting bids of £600-£800. A  a Lalique car mascot 'Faucon' (FS28/468) is expected to fly with a pre-sale estimate of £1,500-£2,000.

A Bergman Cold Painted Bronze Model of A Yellow and White Cockatoo (FS28/703).

A Bergman Cold Painted Bronze Model of A Yellow and White Cockatoo (FS28/703).

A Chinese Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Box and Cover (FS28/636) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 6th October 2015 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

A Chinese Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Box and Cover (FS28/636) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 6th October 2015 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

The Works of Art auction is the next in the order of sale, with a large Bergman cold painted bronze of a cockatoo (FS28/703) that carries an estimate of £800-£1,200.

A Chinese carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover (FS28/636) is also expected to create a good deal of interest and is estimated at £800-£1,200.

An Impressive George III Mahogany Breakfront Library Bookcase of Large Size (FS28/942) from Rockbeare Manor carries
        a pre-sale estimate of £20,000-£30,000.

An Impressive George III Mahogany Breakfront Library Bookcase of Large Size (FS28/942) from Rockbeare Manor carries a pre-sale estimate of £20,000-£30,000.

A George III Mahogany Sideboard Table (FS28/940) also from the Rockbeare Manor Collection.

A George III Mahogany Sideboard Table (FS28/940) also from the Rockbeare Manor Collection.

A Regency Mahogany Three Pillar D End Dining Table (FS28/933).

A Regency Mahogany Three Pillar D End Dining Table (FS28/933).

A 19th Century Colonial Hardwood and Inlaid Secretaire Cabinet (FS28/861) from a private collection of colonial and campaign furniture.

A 19th Century Colonial Hardwood and Inlaid Secretaire Cabinet (FS28/861) from a private collection of colonial and campaign furniture.

A 19th Century Indo Colonial Hardwood and Ivory Inlaid Rectangular Kneehole Desk (FS28/859).

A 19th Century Indo Colonial Hardwood and Ivory Inlaid Rectangular Kneehole Desk (FS28/859).

With possibly the biggest furniture section having been offered in one of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood's fine art auctions, there are some superb pieces to go under the hammer in this last section of the auction.

In particular are the selected items from Rockbeare Manor, Exeter, Devon, which Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are privileged to be offering including a George III mahogany breakfront library bookcase of large size (FS28/942) with an estimate of £20,000-£30,000 and a George III mahogany sideboard table of arc outline (FS28/940) estimated at £20,000-£25,000. A superb Regency mahogany three pillar D end dining table (FS28/933) is also expected to sell well carrying a pre-sale estimate of £15,000-£20,000.

This is just a small selection of lots on offer from Rockbeare Manor and there are also numerous other properties included within this section of the sale.

A collection of Colonial and campaign furniture (FS28/851-871) is sure to interest many with items such as a 19th Century colonial hardwood and inlaid secretaire cabinet (FS28/861) estimated at £1,500-£2,000 and a 19th Century Indo colonial hardwood and ivory inlaid rectangular kneehole desk (FS28/859), which invites bids of £3,500-£4,500.

Tags

  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Fine Art Auctions
  • John Constable (1776-1837)
  • Charles A Buchel (1872–1950)
  • Sir Terry Frost (1915–2003)
  • Gabrielle Ricciardelli (fl 1745–1777)
  • Harold Nelson
  • Georg Jensen
  • Lalique

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