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Works of Art and Clocks

Martin McIlroyMartin McIlroy
Department Head

Leigh ExtenceLeigh Extence
Clock Consultant

Martin McIlroy heads this large and diverse department. Consultants and assistant cataloguers also provide invaluable input and Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are well known in the Fine Art world for offering accurately catalogued and desirable objects, which are fresh to market.

The variety of items that come under the heading Works of Art grows annually: there is Engineering and Scientific, Tapestry and Stumpwork, fans, needlework samplers, Chinese metalwares, ivories and jades, Japanese metal wares and ivories, Ethnic art, Antiquities, Objet de vertu, Architectural works of art, barometers, lighting – the list verges upon the infinite.

The department is also responsible for clocks, which are overseen by our Clock Consultant Leigh Extence. He meticulously values, researches and catalogues the clocks within the Quarterly Fine Art Sales and is regularly on hand to inspect carriage clocks, mantel clocks, bracket clocks, wall clocks and longcase clocks that you may be thinking of selling.

The Works of Art and Clocks Department contributes an extensive section within the four Fine Art Sales each year, in addition to offering many lots in the weekly auctions in both Exeter and Honiton.

If you have an item you believe to be valuable, you can take advantage of our 'free verbal advice' service either at home or by bringing the articles to one of our salerooms. We can find byers for even the most obscure articles and whatever you wish to sell, Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood can help you present it to discerning buyers worldwide.

Works of Art Categories

Clock Categories

Sale BK12; Lot: 0575: Hiroshige ( 1797-1858 ) a bound collection of 44 colour plates, in original wrappers and brocade folding case with bone ties, 370 x 255 mm, 19th cent. * good impressions of the plates, with strong colours.

Sale: BK12 (01 Oct 2014)
Auction Lot: 0575
Estimate: £500-£800
Realised: £5,200
Hiroshige ( 1797-1858 ) a bound collection of 44 colour plates, in original wrappers and brocade folding case with bone ties, 370 x 255 mm, 19th cent. * good impressions ...

Sale FS25; Lot: 0403: Mary Fedden [1915-2012] - Spring flowers, crocus and pansies in a pot - signed and dated Fedden 1995 bottom left oil on board 24.5 x 19.5cm.

Sale: FS25 (27 Jan 2015)
Auction Lot: 0403
Estimate: £3,000-£5,000
Realised: £7,600
Mary Fedden [1915-2012] - Spring flowers, crocus and pansies in a pot - signed and dated Fedden 1995 bottom left oil on board 24.5 x 19.5cm.

Sale SE48; Lot: 0410: Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943) 'Con Brio' - an Art Deco cold painted bronze and ivory figure of a young lady standing on one leg with arms outstretched, mounted on a rectangular onyx dish, the bronze plinth signed 'F. PREISS', 28.5cm high overall, the dish 30cm long.

Sale: SE48 (05 Nov 2008)
Auction Lot: 0410
Estimate: £4,000-£5,000
Realised: £11,500
Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943) 'Con Brio' - an Art Deco cold painted bronze and ivory figure of a young lady standing on one leg with arms outstretched, mounted on a rectangular ...