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Sale FS37: Three Day Fine Art Sale

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From Monday, 22nd January 2018
Until Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Three Day Fine Art Sale

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

This auction has 1082 fine art lots.

A printed sale catalogue for this auction is available from the saleroom at a price of £10.00.

Sale Notes

In order to accommodate a good single owner collection of 18th century English porcelain, the next Fine Sale will be held over three days starting on Monday, 22nd January 2018.

Day One comprises the Flowerday Collection, which consists of 125 lots that includes early Chelsea and Bow porcelain, but also covers most domestic producers of note with a strong bias towards Lowestoft and featuring a rare inkwell (FS37/80) with impeccable provenance that should easily achieve its £3,000-£5,000 estimate. Day Three also has a collection of porcelain, which belonged to the late Dr and Mrs Barnes, though this primarily focuses on mid-19th century Alcock porcelains.

Day Two opens with the silver auction, which offers its usually diverse range of lots including a provincial silver seal spoon (FS37/215), dated 1637, that looks affordable at £300-£500 and would certainly be useful when basting a Berthold Muller silver partridge (FS37/284).

Following on Day Two, the jewellery auction boasts a wide choice of antique and collectible pieces including several Rolex watches, a striking gold, silver, diamond and pearl mounted pendant (FS37/436) and a Cartier gold curb link necklace (FS37/455) for those that like their bling with a top notch name.

Another familiar name is Louis Wain, his cat paintings always have a timeless charm (FS37/561) and for collectors we have a monochrome work entitled Mrs Tabby’s Academy, which is brim-full of mischievous kittens.

Somewhat less familiar might be Robert Nixon, otherwise known as 'The Cheshire Prophet', an enigmatic character with several birthdays and an ability to foresee events. The portrait of him (FS37/602) attributed to Nathaniel Hone certainly depicts a confident young man with a piercing stare that cuts right through the viewer.

The works of art auction has a strong offering of bronzes that includes a large and impressive group after Vasily Grachev (FS37/981) of the Galloping Cherkessians, which sound remarkably like a famous American family, but are in fact horsemen from the Caucuses. And finally, the furniture which has been going through something of a purple patch recently continues to offer country, traditional and Regency furniture peppered with some desirable 20th century pieces, amongst them an Edward Barnsley walnut side table (FS37/1241) and a Carlo Bugatti side chair (FS37/1238) in need of some attention, but the 'come and get me' estimate rather reflects its condition.

Auction Viewings

The sale will be on view on the following days in the saleroom (unless otherwise noted) with limited viewing possible on sale days.

  • Friday, 19th January 2018: 9:00am - 5:15pm
  • Saturday, 20th January 2018: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sunday, 21st January 2018: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Order of Sale

The order of sale will be:-

  • Monday, 22nd January 2018 2:00pm
    Flowerday Collection (starting at lot 1)
  • Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 10:00am
    Silver (starting at lot 151)
  • Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 12:30pm
    Watches and Jewellery (starting at lot 381)
  • Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 2:30pm
    Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Pictures (starting at lot 551)
  • Wednesday, 24th January 2018 10:00am
    Oriental and European Ceramics and Glassware (starting at lot 661)
  • Wednesday, 24th January 2018 12:30pm
    Works of Art and Clocks (starting at lot 851)
  • Wednesday, 24th January 2018 2:00pm
    Furniture (starting at lot 1081)

Bidding Options

Bidders at this auction will be able to place bids in person in the saleroom, by telephone (provided they prebook with us) and through commission bids. Buyers will also be able to bid online over the Internet at this sale.

Online Auction and Live Bidding Details

Live online bidding is available through our live bidding partners for this auction.

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Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Rachel LittlewoodRachel Littlewood

Tel:+44 (01392) 413100

Auction Settlement Details

We offer several payment methods.

If you are tranferring funds to us electronically for this auction, please call us on +44 (0)1392 413100 or email us for our client bank account details.

Legal Notice

Please note that this sale will be subject to our usual Terms and Conditions. Your attention is drawn to our conditions of sale, our information for buyers and our information for sellers. Please also note our premium and commission charges.