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Sale FS29: Two Day Fine Art Sale

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From Tuesday, 19th January 2016
Until Wednesday, 20th January 2016

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 958 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The New Year looks like it will be a prosperous one if the first Fine Sale of 2016 is anything to go by. Containing more than a 1,000 lots, it starts as usual with the Silver section which includes pieces from Denmark, Holland, France and China, but also has a strong offering of Georgian silver, which includes a George II kettle (FS29/176) by Thomas Whipham, a glorious toothpick holder in the form of a pig (FS29/151) and a slightly later bread basket modelled with summer blooms and ears of wheat (FS29/117).

Whilst the Jewellery section has the usual array of good quality gem set rings, one of the most desirable pieces is also silver. Embellished with green and blue enamel it takes the form of an Arts & Crafts buckle made by Jessie Marion King for Liberty (FS29/233) and is estimated at £1,000-£1,500. Another silver and enamelled piece is the 1925 Montblanc baby safety pen (FS29/211).

Day One of the sale is completed with Paintings that includes a number of sporting paintings by Henry Alken Junior (FS29/360) and (FS29/363), but features work by contemporary artists like John Bratby who's pencil, ink and pastel Aphrodite Belly Dancer reclining at Taverna (FS29/346) is affordable and a lot of fun. The section also has several collections of photographs amongst them a carbon print  by Herbert Ponting of A Fakir of Holy Benares (FS29/448) and a series of gelatin silver prints by Lewis Wickes Hine used for the Survey of Child Labour Conditions in America, amongst them Oyster Shuckers in Biloxi (FS29/465).

The second day's sale starts with the glass and ceramics and includes a previously unrecorded wine bottle for Sir James Tillie of PentillIe Castle (FS29/485) and a crisply decorated Yongzheng period eggshell porcelain 'cockerel bowl' (FS29/505) estimated at £1,000-£2,000 and a Wedgwood Willow Fairyland lustre jar and cover dating from 1925 (FS29/577), but is suitably completed by an extensive single owner collection of 18th century English porcelain that includes Chelsea, Bow, Worcester, Longton Hall and all the usual suspects.

Highlights include an early Worcester octagonal cup, circa 1753 (FS29/586), a Chelsea Kakiemon teabowl and saucer (FS29/600). The Works of Art has an eclectic offering that includes a Chinese reverse painting on glass depicting a charming Chinese family at the table (FS29/725) and a black lacquer box decorated with the comedy actor John Liston playing the part of Paul Pry (FS29/789), but also includes a Fijian throwing club (FS29/768), a number of pewter pieces by Archibald Knox and two coconut cups (FS29/811, 812).

The second day is completed with a full furniture section that includes a good offering of carpets with estimates from £100-£1,500 and a splendid French giltwood and marble centre table (FS29/1053). There also a large consignment of furniture from Rockbeare Manor including a large club fender (FS29/1056) and many mirrors, the pick of which could be yours for £1,200-£1,500 (FS29/1061).

Order of Sale

The order of sale will be:-

  • Tuesday, 19th January 2016 10:00am
    Silver (starting at lot 1)
  • Tuesday, 19th January 2016 12:30pm
    Watches and Jewellery (starting at lot 181)
  • Tuesday, 19th January 2016 2:30pm
    Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Miniatures (starting at lot 301)
  • Wednesday, 20th January 2016 10:00am
    Oriental and European Ceramics and Glass (starting at lot 401)
  • Wednesday, 20th January 2016 12:30pm
    Works of Art and Clocks (starting at lot 681)
  • Wednesday, 20th January 2016 2:30pm
    Furniture (starting at lot 881)

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Rachel LittlewoodRachel Littlewood


Tel:+44 (01392) 413100
EMail:littlewoodr@bhandl.co.uk
Sale FS17; Lot: 0525: A large pair of Canton porcelain vases of shouldered oviform with raised flaring neck, the neck and shoulders applied with opposing Kylins and chilongs, enamelled front and verso with panels of warriors and other figures within a courtyard, with smaller subsidiary panels containing lotus and pairs of figures reserved on a profuse ground of fruit, peony and other blooms, 98.5cm high, circa 1880-1890.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0525
Estimate: £3,000-£4,000
Realised: £21,000
A large pair of Canton porcelain vases of shouldered oviform with raised flaring neck, the neck and shoulders applied with opposing Kylins and chilongs, enamelled front and verso with panels ...

Sale SC20; Lot: 0924A: A 1930s flapper dress the black narrow cut dress with applied bead decoration, together with two other flapper dresses, with bags and accessories and an embroidered Indian made jacket.

Sale: SC20 (25 Feb 2015)
Auction Lot: 0924A
Estimate: £120-£150
Realised: £800
A 1930s flapper dress the black narrow cut dress with applied bead decoration, together with two other flapper dresses, with bags and accessories and an embroidered Indian made jacket.

Sale FS25; Lot: 0751: A Turkish carpet of very large size, the blue/green field with an all over geometric design of interlaced serated palmettes and lanceolate leaves in principal colours of brick red, green and orange, enclosed by a main brick red palmette and foliate meander border, 812cm (26ft 8in) x 714cm (23ft 5in).

Sale: FS25 (27 Jan 2015)
Auction Lot: 0751
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £15,000
A Turkish carpet of very large size, the blue/green field with an all over geometric design of interlaced serated palmettes and lanceolate leaves in principal colours of brick red, green ...