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Sale EX187: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 4th July 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 523 fine art lots.

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Sale Notes

The usual varied and exciting lots are contained in the Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Antiques and Interiors Sale on the 4th July 2017.

The ceramics section includes pieces by two of the best known female potters. The first of several lots by Charlotte Rhead is a vase and matching charger decorated in the 'Circular Fruits' pattern (EX187/22). Another charger is decorated in the 'Golden Leaves' design (EX187/39). The second female potter is Susie Copper and there is an example of her kestrel-shaped coffee service decorated in the 'Bracken' pattern (EX187/29), which shows all the style of the Art Deco period.

A different type of charger, this time Japanese cloisonne enamel examples (a pair) decorated with birds perched amongst flowering shrubs and dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912) (EX187/240) is also included in the sale. Also dating from the same period is a silver presentation bowl and spoon, made by Henry Atkin (EX187/126) with its hammered finish: it’s been heavily influenced by the Arts & Craft Movement. It comes complete and contained in a fitted Morocco leather case.

The Victorians loved all things mechanical and liked to see how things worked, thus the skeleton clock (EX187/257) was always a popular item. With the spire-shaped open cage, all the clocks workings can be seen rather than hidden in a case. The skeleton timepiece on offer in Tuesday’s sale has a single fusee movement and is mounted on a rosewood base and contained under a glass dome to keep the dust away from the movement.

Another popular type of clock is the carriage clock such as the one included in the sale (EX187/265). Once used when travelling, it eventually became the favourite bedside clock. Mostly made in France, they came in a variety of different styles of cases. The one in the sale has fluted columns to the corners of the case.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100