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Please visit our website regularly for COVID-19 updates, as we will post the most up-to-date information about our services here.

Our offices remain closed to the public. We are holding select sales ONLINE ONLY. Sadly, we can not offer in-person viewings but we can offer condition reports and additional images on request.

However, we have rescheduled our postponed Fine Sale (from 26th/28th January 2021) to 14th/16th April 2021, which we anticipate will offer in-person bidding and viewings.

We are grateful to everyone for their patience and understanding at this difficult time.

Our team of specialists are pleased to still offer our full range of professional services including Valuations for Probate and Insurance. They can be contacted by email, telephone, or in person (within a Covid secure manner).

Payments for recent sales can be made via bank transfer. Please telephone (01392) 413100 24 hours beforehand to arrange click and collect for purchased items. If there is no one available, please leave a message and a member of staff will call you back to arrange any hand over of items.

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Fine Art Auction Pre-Sale Highlights

Heywood Hardy (1842-1933) - Lost on the Sands (FS49/1582) offered in our Three
        Day Fine Art Sale starting on 26th January 2021 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

A preview of some of the highlights in the upcoming Three Day Fine Art Auction being held in Exeter and Online (currently postponed). The sale has a slightly revised order and has over 1,300 lots on offer.

Charity Run

Christopher Hampton.

Christopher Hampton, our Managing Director, will be leading a group of intrepid runners, including director Rachel Littlewood, to raise money for charity on Sunday, 23rd May 2021 in Exeter.

Kenidjack (SS04/36) - oil on canvas, sold for £2,200. Daniel Goddard writes about Michael Snow (1930-2012), an artist born in Manchester, who moved to St Ives in the 1950s.
Excerpts From Visions of Cody (BK24/122) by Jack Kerouac offered in our Books, Maps and Prints Auction starting on 25th January 2021 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon. Roger Collicott previews the specialist auction of printed books, antiquarian maps, prints, photographs and ephemera, to be held by Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood (which will now be offered ONLINE ONLY on 12th March 2021, postponed from 1st September 2020 due to Covid).
A Wemyss pottery cat with its European counterpart. Nic Saintey provides a brief history of a Scottish Pottery with a strong Devon connection.
Mary Fedden (1915-2012): The Red Table (CC4/114) offered in our One Day 20th Century and Contemporary Sale starting on 9th September 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon. The next Contemporary and 20th Century Art Auction at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewoods offers major pieces by Mary Fedden and Terry Frost, amongst others. The sale includes jewellery by Georg Jensen as well as glass and pottery, some by Val Barry.
A Diamond single-stone ring (FS46/304) offered in our Two Day Fine Art
Sale starting
        on 21st July 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon. The first Fine Sale since the lockdown proved to be very healthy with strong results in all sections. The large sale, with over 1,000 sold lots totalling £410,000, achieved an 83% selling rate and bodes well for future sales as we emerge into the new normality.
A Bristol delft electioneering plate: Rolle for Ever. Nic Saintey writes about the surprising connection between a plate and a bottle.

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