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Sale FS31: Two Day Fine Art Sale

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From Tuesday, 12th July 2016
Until Wednesday, 13th July 2016

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Two Day Fine Art Sale

  • Sale
  • Lots

Summary

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

This auction has 965 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

I suspect much like me when you see the word Tatzelwurm, your natural instinct is to reach for the dictionary. Apparently, it is a creature with a cat-like head attached to a serpent body that appears in Alpine folklore and, if your curious, one is depicted on an Italian micro mosiac brooch (FS31/221) in the next jewellery section of the next Fine Sale.

Equally as grotesque in appearance, but bearing a playful smile, there is a Han Dynasty pottery Balladeer (FS31/540), being of rather stout appearance and banging a small drum, he looks like a piece of 20th century art rather than something made 2,000 years ago.

Something that is definitely 20th century and possessing a rather naïve and childlike charm are the paintings of Helen Bradley who started painting in her sixties after a chance meeting with LS Lowry. We have two of her typical works on offer Going Home from Great Aunt Janes' (FS31/361) and Piccadilly, Manchester 1915 (FS31/362).

Although a teetotum ball (FS31/789) has the appearance of a brightly coloured child's toy, it is used for the rather more grown up pastime of gambling.

Perhaps something a little more genteel would be a spot of tea drinking and what could be more appropriate than having it prepared and served in a Chinese silver tea service (FS31/107) whilst you view the carpets. This sale has the largest offering of carpets we have seen for many years with forty-four on offer. Many can be purchased for a few hundred pounds, but if you want to push the boat out then bid on the large Heriz carpet (FS31/913), which is estimated at £1,500-£2,000.

Order of Sale

The order of sale will be:-

  • Tuesday, 12th July 2016 10:00am
    Silver (starting at lot 1)
  • Tuesday, 12th July 2016 12:30pm
    Watches and Jewellery (starting at lot 148)
  • Tuesday, 12th July 2016 2:30pm
    Painting, Water Colours, Drawings and Prints (starting at lot 301)
  • Wednesday, 13th July 2016 10:00am
    Ceramics and Glass (starting at lot 501)
  • Wednesday, 13th July 2016 12:30pm
    Works of Art and Clocks (starting at lot 702)
  • Wednesday, 13th July 2016 2:30pm
    Furniture (starting at lot 901)

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Rachel LittlewoodRachel Littlewood


Tel:+44 (01392) 413100
EMail:littlewoodr@bhandl.co.uk