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Research & Identification

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood has one of the most comprehensive sets of auction records and files in the United Kingdom. The extensive reference library together with specialist Internet programs and other software applications complements the knowledge and experience of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood experts and enables them to assist owners with the identification and valuation of works of art.

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood also has access to national and local Museums and Art Galleries and other academic authorities both for research and sale notification.

Sale FS23; Lot: 0526: A Fine Chinese carved celadon jade phoenix and chilong vase the phoenix supporting a vase of flattened baluster form with a chilong to one side chasing a sacred flaming pearl, the stone with natural flaws and opaque and russet inclusions, Qianlong, 13cm high; and hardwood stand.

Sale: FS23 (08 Jul 2014)
Auction Lot: 0526
Estimate: £5,000-£7,000
Realised: £5,800
A Fine Chinese carved celadon jade phoenix and chilong vase the phoenix supporting a vase of flattened baluster form with a chilong to one side chasing a sacred flaming pearl, ...

Sale FS13; Lot: 0464: A Chinese bronze and inlaid vessel cast as a crouching mythical tortoise, with scales to its legs, Ming/Qing Dynasty, 11cm long.

Sale: FS13 (25 Jan 2012)
Auction Lot: 0464
Estimate: £500-£700
Realised: £5,100
A Chinese bronze and inlaid vessel cast as a crouching mythical tortoise, with scales to its legs, Ming/Qing Dynasty, 11cm long.

Sale FS18; Lot: 0856: By Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple a late Victorian/Edwardian oak wardrobe in the Art Nouveau taste, applied throughout with beaten patinated metal strap hinges and knobs, the raised pediment above an arched mirrored door, flanked by two panelled doors each inset with a tile picture depicting a peacock, an arrangement of six drawers below and on bracket feet, 180cm (5ft 11in) wide, 216cm (7ft 1in) high, the brass locks all impressed S & P B, the tiles marked Flaxman on the reverse.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0856
Estimate: £1,500-£2,000
Realised: £4,900
By Shapland & Petter, Barnstaple a late Victorian/Edwardian oak wardrobe in the Art Nouveau taste, applied throughout with beaten patinated metal strap hinges and knobs, the raised pediment above an ...