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Sale EX216: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 18th September 2018

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Antiques and Interiors Sale (with Selected Jewellery)

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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 731 fine art lots.

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Sale Notes

A small studio collection of paintings, watercolours and prints by Mary Beresford-Williams, who was born in 1931, catches the eye in the Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s Antiques and Interiors Auction, including Jewellery on Tuesday, 18th September 2018commencing at 10.00am . The collection comprises 30 lots and the subjects are West Country coastal scenes and landscapes, children and family groups typically at leisure or relaxing. There are several Theatre and Circus scenes, much like the paintings of Dame Laura Knight. A view from the audience to a spot-lit stage with dancers and singers (EX216/484) and another oil painting titled ‘Bathing Hats’, the estimate for each is £100-£150* (EX216/485).

Alongside this collection of pictures is a contemporary lithograph by Harold Cohen (1928-2016) intriguingly titled ‘Arnolfini’. Cohen was an English painter with an international reputation when he went to the University of California in 1968 for a one-year Visiting Professorship. In America Cohen became the author of the AARON program, a research effort in autonomous machine (art making) intelligence, which began in 1973. Together, Cohen and AARON have exhibited at London's Tate Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum and this lithograph is a reference to his ‘art making. The estimate is £50-£100*.(EX216/486).

Further into the auction, there are a number of clocks and timepieces including two miniature carriage clocks, one in silver and one in brass, each with estimates of £50-£100* (EX216/610) (EX216/611).

There are also a number of Royal Doulton figures that include the part flambé Paisley Shawl with an estimate of £80-£120*.(EX216/394).

For the man or woman who has everything, how about a pair of silver and enamelled Order of The British Empire cufflinks?, estimated at £40-£60*.(EX216/319).

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