Skip To Content



Your privacy is important. Our Cookies Statement explains how we use cookies on this site. You can change their use at any time. You accept them by continuing to use this site. Our Privacy Statement explains how we use and protect your data.

Fine Art Auction Review

The Tibetan solid bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, a similar Indian Bodisattva and
        three others (FS43/626), which realised £24,000 during the July 2019 Fine Sale at
        our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Rachel Littlewood reviews the two day July 2019 Fine Sale that saw many good prices realised, along with some suprises, such as the £24,000 realised for a collection of Bodhisattva figures and the £6,500 for an oil on canvas by Frederick Gore (1913–2009).

PDF Icon Sale Catalogue (Silver)

PDF Icon Sale Catalogue (Jewellery)

PDF Icon Sale Catalogue (Pictures)

PDF Icon Sale Catalogue (Ceramics)

PDF Icon Sale Catalogue (Works of Art)

PDF Icon Sale Catalogue (Furniture)

PDF Icon Sale Results

Browse Icon Browse lots

Antiques and Interiors Sale Our next Antiques and Interiors Sale will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 commencing at 10:00am. The catalogue is now available.

Browse Icon Browse Catalogue
A typical Art Deco ring. Brian Gooidon-Blanks is pleased to announce that Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood has been instructed to auction a number of artefacts from the collection of Francis Edward Charles Davies (1885-1952), who took part in many Polar Expeditions. This collection will be sold in the upcoming Maritime Sale.
A typical Art Deco ring. Lucy Marles (of the Jewellery Department) discusses the Art Deco movement in jewellery, which has re-emerged as one of today's most popular antique jewellery styles.
Val Barry unloading her kiln at Crouch End. Nic Saintey (Head of the Ceramics Department) looks at the back story to Val Barry as a studio potter and poses the intriguing question about what the artist herself would make about the contents of her studio being sold at auction.
A hand-painted lantern slide of London by Night made by Carpenter & Westley,
        circa 1860s. Brian Goodison-Blanks (Joint Head of the Collectables and Toys Department) delves into the highly-paid Victorian world of the Magic Lantern Projectorist. Their 'magical slides' brought animation and scenes far removed from the day-to-day experiences of those people who first viewed them.
A bronze figure of Mercury (FS38/821). Martin McIlroy (Head of the Works of Art Department) looks at the 'grand tour' that many young aristocrats and gentlemen engaged in from the end of 17th Century as an important part of their cultural education and the items that they might typically collect that now find their way into modern works of art auctions.
Albrect Durer - Self-Portrait at 28, circa 1500. Daniel Goddard (Head of the Pictures Department) contemplates the importance of portraits and portraiture in a contemporary world where the boundaries between reality and imagination are blurred, distorted and jumbled, largely by Social Media and the Internet.

RRS Feed Icon Subscribe to our Upcoming and Recent Auction Feed.