Published 5th April 2012
Heading into an Easter weekend with the potential of snow seems a gloomy prospect. However, Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood's sale of Antiques and Collectables, including Silver and Jewellery, on Wednesday, 11th April 2012 is a brighter outlook in more ways than one.
A Clarice Cliff Melon (Picasso fruit) pattern plate is an excellent example of the vibrant colours used by Clarice Cliff in her designs and should easily achieve its £80-£100 estimate. Clarice Cliff collectors will also be attracted by the Crocus pattern preserve pot and the more unusual Clarice Cliff 'Erin' pattern milk jug and sugar bowl, £40-£60 and £80-£100 respectively. A George Jones majolica strawberry dish is another example of the bright colourful pieces of majolica made by this well known Victorian maker. Despite missing the bird handle, the quality of George Jones work should help it achieve its estimate of £100-£150.
Georgian silver and Victorian silver remain strong in the current market and there are several Victorian silver tea services included in the sale. An Edwardian silver dog whistle, Chester 1903, is an attractive collector's item at £100-£150, while a George II Silver marrow scoop and George II silver cheese scoop should attract interest from Georgian silver collectors at £100-£150.
There are a number of pieces of Victorian jewellery within the jewellery section that will appeal to Victorian jewellery enthusiasts. Included in the sale is a 9ct gold heart shaped amethyst and seed pearl pendant of Victorian design, estimate £120-£150 and several Victorian shell cameos at £100-£120 each.
The auction at the Dowell street saleroom in Honiton has over 900 lots on Victorian furniture, pictures, stamps and collectables and will be on view Tuesday, 10th April form 9:00am until 7:00pm. For further details please contact Brian Goodison-Blanks on (01404) 510000.