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South West Fine Art Auction Preview

Rolex. A Gentleman's Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II Automatic
        Wristwatch (FS42/290) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 16th April
        2019 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon, with a pre-sale estimate of £8,000-£12,000.

Rachel Littlewood previews the next Fine Art Auction, which will be held at the South West salerooms in Exeter on 16th/17th April 2019. It promises many highlights with the usual vast array of antiques and fine art.

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Selected items from the studio of Valerie Barry. Nic Saintey (Head of the Ceramics Department) looks at the work of studio potter Val Barry, whose has become largely forgotten, but may yet find reinvigorated favour in the current post-Leach environment.
This Cartier diamond ring (FS24/194) is a good example of a circular, brilliant-cut
        diamond certified E colour and VS1 clarity. Lucy Marles (of the Jewellery Department) explains the ins and outs of buying diamond jewellery at auction.
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.
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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