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Sale EX183: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 9th May 2017

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Antiques and Interiors Sale

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Regular Antiques and Interiors Auction of ceramics, glass, works of art, collectables, pictures and furniture held at our Okehampton Street salerooms in Exeter.

This auction has 568 fine art lots.

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Sale Notes

It is not so often that one can say that the drinking of tea can help to win a war but in the case of the AG Richardson pottery teapot (EX183/111) it certainly made a contribution to the Second World War. Commissioned by Dyson & Horsfall of Preston, a catalogue mail order firm, they were made to replace their aluminium stock, which was melted down to produce arms and armaments in 1939. As a patriotic act it paid dividends as they proved to be very popular, probably more so than their metal counterparts. An example is being offered by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 and you should consider it your patriotic duty to bid on it!

Elsewhere in the sale, there is an unusual peach shaped lidless teapot known as a Cadogen (EX183/112) named after the Earl of Cadogen who favoured the shape. It was originally based on a Chinese wine pot that could only be filled through a hole in its base. It had the advantage of keeping tea warmer, but would only accommodate a single cup, still they did become more widely popular and the example illustrated was made by Meissen.

Staying with the tea theme. there is also a rather handsome Walker Hall silver plated samovar on offer, but who says you have to fill it with tea or hot water? (EX183/218)

A little more refined is a lot that includes a 19th century mother of pearl inlaid box containing a sewing kit and thimble, which also comes with a blonde tortoiseshell box (EX183 /335) that contains a miniature pen, spare nibs and small ink bottles. They could make the mundane act of darning or writing a letter a pleasurable experience.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100