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Fine Art Auction Review

The Chinese Blue and White Vase (FS41/519) that sold for a hammer price of
        £460,000 in our Exeter salesrooms on 30th January 2019.

Rachel Littlewood reports on the first Fine Sale of 2019, which saw a Chinese Blue and White Vase attract international attention selling for £460,000 as well as a number of other notable results (includes video footage).

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Antiques and Interior Sale Our next Antiques and Interiors Sale will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Tuesday/Wednesday, 19th/20th March 2019 commencing at 10:00am each day. The catalogue is now available.

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Antiquarian Books Sale Our next Antiquarian Book Sale will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Wednesday, 6th March 2019 commencing at 10:00am. The catalogue is now available.

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Vu du Optique (SS6/6) offered in our Auction of Optical Toys starting on 6th March
        2019 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon. Brian Goodison-Blanks previews the special sale of the Philip Banham Collection of Optical Toys noting that in the 19th century the simple effect of Optical Toys and Stereoscopes was equally as amazing to the Victorians as VR is to Millennials.
A five volume Memorial Edition Set of Thomas Bewick's Works (BK21/241), offered
        in our Antiquarian Book Auction starting on 6th March 2019 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon. Rachel Littlewood previews the first Antiquarian Book Auction Sale of 2019, which has something to suit everyone's interests with all the usual categories represented.
The scrolling HB of Hester Bateman's sponsor's mark. Martin McIlroy (Head of the Silver Department) retells the remarkable story of Hester Bateman (d 1794), a renowned female silversmith in the male dominated silver trade of 18th Century London.
Julius Olsson (1864-1942): Moonlit Coastal Scene, Headland Beyond (FS41/382). Daniel Goddard (Head of the Pictures Department) conjures up the Cornish Coastline that has inspired artists of the St Ives Schools, particularly Robert Borlase Smart (1881-1947) and Julius Olsson (1864-1942).
An Isfahan rug (FS40/898). Nic Saintey muses on a carpet which isn't magic, but is certainly unusual.
A Bernard Leach stoneware vase, circa 1947. Nic Saintey provides a brief overview of the Studio Pottery movement from its 'brown and oriental' roots through to its current rebirth.
Front Cover of The Lot Magazine Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood publishes an occasional magazine called The Lot covering our recent news and saleroom hightlights. It also provides interesting insights into our work. The current and previous editions can be downloaded in PDF format or read online as a page-by-page electronic magazine.

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