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Sale EX186: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 20th June 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 613 fine art lots.

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Sale Notes

I am always sentimental when I come across good old fashioned toys and games, perhaps it’s my age, harking back to times when things didn’t need plugging in or a computer to make them work! So seeing a box of good old fashioned wooden jigsaws on offer in the next sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 made me smile. They are something of a mixed bag with examples by Chad Valley and Victory, primarily featuring railway subject matter. One hundred and seventy five pieces of the Flying Scotsman (EX186/364) would keep anyone amused for an hour or two but the collection also includes several boxes published by the Great Western Railway that depict tourist destinations that one could visit by rail and a discrete bit of juvenile subliminal advertising to boot.

The sale also includes a number of Oriental lots, which is a little too distant even for the GWR. Amongst them is a finely painted Satsuma pottery bowl (EX185/93) (named after the Satsuma area of Japan in which it was made) profusely decorated with flowers by Shuzan and an equally delicate and finely carved paper thin Cantonese ivory fan (EX186/461) that might easily be used to good effect by the Arita porcelain Geisha (EX186/95) who is open to offers.

One might need to tempt her with a gift such as a small Georgian Staffordshire enamel patch box (EX186/458). These were so called as they contained small patches or fake beauty spots that were applied with the use of a mirror inside the lid and were all the rage in the late 1700s. Although one of the two in this sale is a little worse for wear, it has a pair of doves on the lid and the caption 'Love the Giver'.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100