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.
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
+44 (01392) 413100