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April 2016 Fine Art Sale Preview

Rachel Littlewood takes a moment to pick out some of the many and varied lots in the upcoming April 2016 Fine Sale, which includes silver, jewellery, watches, ceramics and glass, pictures, clocks, works of art and furniture. The two day sale will commence on 19th April 2016 at the South West of England Saleroom Complex in Exeter.

A Rare Set of Twelve Japanese Hand-coloured Woodblock Prints of 'The Twelve Divas', which carry a pre-sale estimate of £6,000-£7,000
        will be auctioned during the two day April 2016 Fine Sale in Exeter on 19th/20th April 2016.

A Rare Set of Twelve Japanese Hand-coloured Woodblock Prints of 'The Twelve Divas', which carry a pre-sale estimate of £6,000-£7,000 will be auctioned during the two day April 2016 Fine Sale in Exeter on 19th/20th April 2016.

Day One of the April 2016 Fine Art Sale on 19th April 2016 starts off with the silver auction. Although there is not a vast quantity of lots in this part of the sale, there are some good select pieces on offer.

A 19th Century Continental silver ring casket (FS30/56) of shell shaped outline carries a pre-sale estimate of £400-£500 and a Victorian silver four-piece tea and coffee service (FS30/70) by the maker Samuel Smily (Goldsmiths Alliance) is expected to fetch £500-£700.

An impressive set of twelve George III silver dishes (FS30/78) by the maker William Stroud of London, dated 1802, is also expected to create interest. The coronet and crest that it bears are that of William Montagu, 5th Duke of Manchester (1768–1843), who was one time Governor of Jamaica and Collector of the Customs for the Port of London. The pre-sale estimate is £2,000-£2,500.

A 19th Century Continental Silver Ring Casket (FS30/56) is being offered in the Fine Sale, which will have
        Live Internet Bidding for those who cannot be present at the the two day auction in Exeter.

A 19th Century Continental Silver Ring Casket (FS30/56) is being offered in the Fine Sale, which will have Live Internet Bidding for those who cannot be present at the the two day auction in Exeter.

There is also a Victorian Silver Four-piece Tea and Coffee Service (FS30/70) included in the Silver Auction within the Fine Sale.

There is also a Victorian Silver Four-piece Tea and Coffee Service (FS30/70) included in the Silver Auction within the Fine Sale.

The Silver Auction within the Fine Sale includes 12 George III Silver Dishes (FS30/78) dating from 1802 made in in London
        for William Montagu, 5th Duke of Manchester (1768-1843), who was one time Governor of Jamaica and Collector of the Customs for the Port of London.

The Silver Auction within the Fine Sale includes 12 George III Silver Dishes (FS30/78) dating from 1802 made in in London for William Montagu, 5th Duke of Manchester (1768-1843), who was one time Governor of Jamaica and Collector of the Customs for the Port of London.

Jewellery and Watches then take centre stage, with a Second World War desk watch by Lange & Sohne (FS30/102) on offer with an estimate £3,000-£5,000 and a Patek Philippe gentleman's 18ct gold 'Eclipse' automatic wristwatch (FS30/111) being offered with a pre-sale estimate of £3,500-£4,000.

There is a good selection of amber in this section of the sale. There is a graduated amber bead single string necklace (FS30/187) that carries an estimate of £1,000-£1,500, whilst a long graduated single string necklace (FS30/191) is expected to fetch £1,500-£2,000.

A stylish Art Deco platinum faced gold, emerald and diamond bracelet (FS30/193) will be keenly sought after with an estimate of £4,000-£5,000 and a gold, sapphire and diamond two stone crossover ring (FS30/228) is inviting bids of £2,500-£3,000. If diamonds are more to your taste then perhaps the three stone diamond ring (FS30/230) on offer might be of interest, with stones of 0.95ct, 1.05ct and 1.00ct and an estimate of £3,500-£4,000.

A Second World War Deck Watch by Lange & Sohne of Geneva (FS30/102) carries a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£3,500.

A Second World War Deck Watch by Lange & Sohne of Geneva (FS30/102) carries a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£3,500.

Amongst the watches within the Fine Sale is a Gentleman's 18ct Gold 'Ellipse' Automatic Wristwatch (FS30/111) that is expecting bids
        of £3,500 and £4,000.

Amongst the watches within the Fine Sale is a Gentleman's 18ct Gold 'Ellipse' Automatic Wristwatch (FS30/111) that is expecting bids of £3,500 and £4,000.

The fine jewellery includes a graduated amber bead single-string necklace (FS30/191), which will be auctioned on 19th April 2016 in Exeter.

The fine jewellery includes a graduated amber bead single-string necklace (FS30/191), which will be auctioned on 19th April 2016 in Exeter.

There is another single-string necklace with amber coloured beads (FS30/191) that is carrying a pre-sale estimate
        of £1,500-£2,000.

There is another single-string necklace with amber coloured beads (FS30/191) that is carrying a pre-sale estimate of £1,500-£2,000.

The Jewellery auction also includes an Art Deco Platinum-faced Gold, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet (FS30/193).

The Jewellery auction also includes an Art Deco Platinum-faced Gold, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet (FS30/193).

Amongst the rings within the Jewellery auction is a Gold, Sapphire and Diamond Two-stone Cross-over Ring (FS30/228) 
        inviting bids of £2,500-£3,000.

Amongst the rings within the Jewellery auction is a Gold, Sapphire and Diamond Two-stone Cross-over Ring (FS30/228) inviting bids of £2,500-£3,000.

There is also a Diamond Three-stone Ring (FS30/230), which is expected to fetch
        between £3,500 and £4,000.

There is also a Diamond Three-stone Ring (FS30/230), which is expected to fetch between £3,500 and £4,000.

Day One concludes with the paintings auction within the sale and there are plenty of lots on offer for all budgets.

A pen, ink and watercolour heightened with bodycolour by John Piper (1903-1992) entitled Menerbes (FS30/280) has an estimate of £5,000-£7,000. Menerbes is a commune in the Vaucluse in South East France formed as a walled village on a hilltop in the Luberon Mountains. It became a mecca for artists. Nicholas de Stael and Picasso each owned properties there. The region grows lavender, mushrooms and a harsh red wine.

A painting titled Monca (sic) and Death Project 2, Death and the Maiden 1974 by Robert O Lenkiewicz (1941–2002) is also expected to created interest and is estimated at £2,000-£3,000.

A painting by Georgette Rondel (1915-1942) of St Stephens Green, Dublin (FS30/293) has a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£4,000, whilst an oil on canvas of a Chelsea Pensioner by Charles Spencelayh (1865–1958) (FS30/336) is expected to realise £2,000-£3,000.

Other highlights include Lilian Cheviot's oil on canvas of Dartmoor Ponies (FS30/393) with an estimate of £1,200-£1,800 and a farmstead scene by Peter Gerardus Van Os (FS30/410) depicting a horse, sheep and a goat with a view of a farm and windmills beyond. It is an oil on panel and carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,200-£1,800.

Menerbes (FS30/280) by the artist John Piper (1903-1992) is inviting bids of between £5,000 and £7,000.

Menerbes (FS30/280) by the artist John Piper (1903-1992) is inviting bids of between £5,000 and £7,000.

Amongst the Modern British Pictures is a painting by the late Plymouth artist Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002).

Amongst the Modern British Pictures is a painting by the late Plymouth artist Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002).

The Pictures Auction of the Fine Sale also includes an oil painting of St Stephens Green in Dublin (FS30/293) by
        Georgette Rondell (1915-1942).

The Pictures Auction of the Fine Sale also includes an oil painting of St Stephens Green in Dublin (FS30/293) by Georgette Rondell (1915-1942).

The portraits include an oil of a Chelsea Pensioner (FS30/336), seated wearing a blue buttoned tunic and four medals
        by the artist Charles Spencelayh (1865-1958).

The portraits include an oil of a Chelsea Pensioner (FS30/336), seated wearing a blue buttoned tunic and four medals by the artist Charles Spencelayh (1865-1958).

The Pictures Auction also includes a oil landscape fearturing Dartmoor Ponies (FS30/393) by Lilian Cehviot (c1884-1932).

The Pictures Auction also includes a oil landscape fearturing Dartmoor Ponies (FS30/393) by Lilian Cehviot (c1884-1932).

There is also a Farmstead Scene (FS30/410) by Dutch artist Peter Gerardus Van Os (1776-1839).

There is also a Farmstead Scene (FS30/410) by Dutch artist Peter Gerardus Van Os (1776-1839).

Day Two of the auction on 20th April 2016 starts with ceramics and glass.

A large Chinese sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel (FS30/473) from the Tang Dynasty, standing on a base is estimated at £1,000-£2,000, whilst a pair of Chinese eggshell porcelain lime-green ground vases (FS30/520) of ovoid form with waisted neck and everted rim, finely painted with lotus blooms and leafy strapwork and other flowers carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,500-£2,000. A pair of Chinese coral ground famille rose vase (FS30/522) has an estimate of £2,000-£4,000, whilst a Royal Worcester Aesthetic teapot and cover of double sided form (FS30/564) being a satirical view of Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetic Movement is also set to create interest. One side is with him limp wristed and sporting a sunflower and verso with a female follower in similar pose sporting a lily. The pre-sale estimate is £1,500-£1,800.

The Ceramics and Glass Auction includes a large Chinese Sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel (FS30/473), which will be offered
        on the second day of the Fine Sale.

The Ceramics and Glass Auction includes a large Chinese Sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel (FS30/473), which will be offered on the second day of the Fine Sale.

A pair of Chinese Eggshell Porcelain Lime-green Ground Vases (FS30/520) is being offered as part of the Ceramics and Glass Auction
        within the April 2016 Fine Sale.

A pair of Chinese Eggshell Porcelain Lime-green Ground Vases (FS30/520) is being offered as part of the Ceramics and Glass Auction within the April 2016 Fine Sale.

A pair of Chinese Coral-ground Famille Rose Vases (FS30/522) is expected to fetch between
        £2,000 and £4,000.

A pair of Chinese Coral-ground Famille Rose Vases (FS30/522) is expected to fetch between £2,000 and £4,000.

The auction includes a Royal Worcester Aesthetic Teapot and Cover (FS30/564).

The auction includes a Royal Worcester Aesthetic Teapot and Cover (FS30/564).

Next up are the works of art in the sale. A pair of Chinese cloisonné rectangular plaques (FS30/611) is expected to create interest inviting bids of £3,000-£4,000, whilst a 19th Century Cantonese lacquer games box (FS30/637) enclosing thirteen ivory puzzles carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,200-£1,500.

From Japan, is a rare set of hand-coloured woodblock prints of 'The twelve Divas' (FS30/644). with an estimate of £5,000-£7,000.

Also of particular note within the works of art is a rare late 18th/early 19th Century cryptograph folding cipher machine (FS30/719) carrying a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£5,000.

The Works of Art Auction includes a pair of Chinese Cloisonne Rectangular Plaques (FS30/611),
        estimated at £3,000-£4,000.

The Works of Art Auction includes a pair of Chinese Cloisonne Rectangular Plaques (FS30/611), estimated at £3,000-£4,000.

There is also a 19th Century Cantonese Lacquer Games Box (FS30/637) included amongst the Works of Art.

There is also a 19th Century Cantonese Lacquer Games Box (FS30/637) included amongst the Works of Art.

Amongst the Objet de Vertu is a rare late 18th /Early 19th Century cryptograph folding cipher machine (FS30/719).

Amongst the Objet de Vertu is a rare late 18th /Early 19th Century cryptograph folding cipher machine (FS30/719).

The last section of the auction sees the furniture being offered for sale. Highlights include an early 18th Century walnut double dome bureau cabinet (FS30/816) estimated at £1,500-£2,000, a Regency rosewood carved giltwood and brass mounted chiffonier in the manner of George Oakley (FS30/846), which is being offered for sale with an estimate of £10,000-£15,000.

A pair of Regency rosewood and brass inlaid card tables (FS30/848) (one re-polished) is expected to fetch between £3,000 and £5,000 and an early Victorian oak library bookcase of large size (FS30/881) measuring 284cm in length and 272cm high is estimated at £4,000-£6,000.

Another highlight is the late 19th Century satinwood and inlaid Carlton House writing desk by John Watson, 8 New Oxford Street, WC (FS30/885) estimated at £4,000-£6,000 and a Louis Vuitton brown canvass, brass and leather bound trunk (FS30/921) with an estimate of £1,200-£1,500.

The Furniture Auction includes an early 18th Century Walnut Double Dome Bureau Cabinet (FS30/816).

The Furniture Auction includes an early 18th Century Walnut Double Dome Bureau Cabinet (FS30/816).

One of the star lots of the furniture auction is the Regency Rosewood Carved Giltwood and Brass Mounted Chiffonier in the manner of George Oakley (FS30/846),
        which is inviting offers between £10,000 and £15,000.

One of the star lots of the furniture auction is the Regency Rosewood Carved Giltwood and Brass Mounted Chiffonier in the manner of George Oakley (FS30/846), which is inviting offers between £10,000 and £15,000.

The furniture auction also include a pair of Regency Rosewood and Brass Inlaid Rectangular Card Tables (FS30/848), which have
        a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£5,000.

The furniture auction also include a pair of Regency Rosewood and Brass Inlaid Rectangular Card Tables (FS30/848), which have a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£5,000.

An early Victorian Oak Library Bookcase (FS30/881) is included amongst the Victorian furniture on offer.

An early Victorian Oak Library Bookcase (FS30/881) is included amongst the Victorian furniture on offer.

The furniture sale includes a late 19th Century Satinwood and Inlaid Carlton House Writing Desk (FS30/885).

The furniture sale includes a late 19th Century Satinwood and Inlaid Carlton House Writing Desk (FS30/885).

There is also a Louis Vuitton trunk (FS30/921) being offered amongst the 20th Century furniture.

There is also a Louis Vuitton trunk (FS30/921) being offered amongst the 20th Century furniture.

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