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Sale FS25: Two Day Fine Art Sale

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From Tuesday, 27th January 2015
Until Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Two Day Fine Art Sale

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Summary

Two Day Fine Art Sale with European and Oriental Ceramics, Glass, Pictures, Works of Art, Clocks, Watches, Jewellery and Furniture

This auction has 732 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

Whilst the next Fine Sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood is not until 27th and 28th January 2015, it does have the premium of being digitally on view for over a month, owing to the Christmas break. As such, whilst reviewing the sale, I will try hard not to mention seasonal puns such as the large Turkey carpet (FS25/751) that is on offer.

Instead, I shall extoll the virtues of the menagerie of beasts on offer that range from the everyday like the Dutch silver cow creamer (FS25/102) through the dove that appears on a gold and pietra dura brooch (FS25/224) to the watchful hare (FS25/436) painted with every attention to detail by Lucy Leavers. But if you prefer your beasts a little more fantastical then perhaps you might like the Magdeburg style elephant and castle bestiary candlestick (FS25/653) or the grotesque Torquay pottery vases (FS25/526), whose grimacing visages look like they would harm any flowers foolishly placed within them.

However, a beast that is altogether more reflective is depicted in a bronze by Rheingold (FS25/688), which shows a monkey sat atop a pile of Darwin volumes pondering a human skull with a pair of callipers held in one foot. If that seems altogether too philosophical for you then why not a pretty picture of some flowers (FS25/403) by Mary Fedden, a pot of crocuses and pansies shouldn't be too challenging.

Order of Sale

The order of sale will be:-

  • Tuesday, 27th January 2015 10:00am
    Silver (starting at lot 1)
  • Tuesday, 27th January 2015 12:30pm
    Watches and Jewellery (starting at lot 151)
  • Tuesday, 27th January 2015 2:30pm
    Painting, Water Colours, Drawings and Prints (starting at lot 301)
  • Wednesday, 28th January 2015 10:00am
    Oriental and European Ceramcs and Glass (starting at lot 451)
  • Wednesday, 28th January 2015 12:30pm
    Works of Art and Clocks (starting at lot 601)
  • Wednesday, 28th January 2015 2:30pm
    Furniture (starting at lot 749)

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100

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Auction Lot: 0615
Estimate: £150-£250
Realised: £5,000
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Sale: FS30 (19 Apr 2016)
Auction Lot: 0881
Estimate: £4,000-£5,000
Realised: £3,600
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Auction Lot: 0686
Estimate: £4,000-£6,000
Realised: £6,700
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