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Sale EX190: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 15th August 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 499 fine art lots.

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Sale Notes

Included in Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s Antique and Interiors Auction on Tuesday, 15th August 2017 are a wonderful collection of collectable items.

There is an imposing Staffordshire pottery model of Sir William Wallace holding a shield in one hand and a sword in the other (EX190/57). He defeated Edward I forces at the Battle of Sterling Bridge but was eventually caught and executed in 1305. He’s dressed in traditional kilt and bonnet and the whole figure stands 43cm high, the estimate is £60-£80*.

There is a fine example of a Victorian silver scent bottle (EX190/156), produced by Horton and Allday in Birmingham in 1890. It is of tear-drop outline, with a hinged lid and glass stopper. It comes in a green Morocco leather fitted case and was retailed by the famous silversmiths Mappin and Webb. The scent bottle measures 12.5cm long and is estimated to fetch in the region of £80-£120*.

From Japan comes three carved ivory netsukes dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912) depicting two fishermen and a merchant, all carved by the same artist. (EX190/344). Netsukes were toggles, which would have accoutrements suspended from them and hung on a sash around the waist. The estimate for these three figures is £100-£120*.

A reminder of more elegant times is a blonde tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl inlaid card case (EX190/345). Decorated with birds amongst floral sprays, they originally carried calling cards. Often found in carved ivory, mother-of-pearl or lacquered card cases have become quite collectable.

Another area of collecting is Tunbridge wares, a mechanical form of inlay produced in the mid-1800s often used to create scenes of castles, ruins and famous views as well as geometric designs. A mid Victorian Tunbridgeware box decorated with Abbey ruins (EX190/288) shows a ruined castle and the sides are decorated with Berlin work designs, the estimate is £100-£150*.

The final item of interest is a post-war glass car mascot from the Lalique factory (EX190/17). Modelled as a female nude with long flowing hair, it would have originally be mounted and illuminated on top of the radiator cap. The estimate is £100-£150*.

* Subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 25.2% incl. VAT @ 20%.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100