The Lord Mayor of Exeter Councillor Percy Prouse and the Lady Mayoress Elaine Prouse attended the Private View of our April 2015 Fine Art Auction in Exeter. The Lord Mayor and his wife were shown a number of works of art, including a Chinese Red Cinnabar Lacquer 'Dragon' Box and Cover (FS26/733), which went onto realise £44,000 after fierce bidding between telephone and Internet bidders on the second day of the sale.
Exeter's Lord Mayor, Percy Prouse, Lady Mayoress Elaine Prowse and Brian Goodison-Blanks with a cinnabar laquer bowl at the private view of the April 2015 Fine Art Auction held in Exeter on 17th April 2015.
These photographs, taken by our resident photographer Ian Jackson, capture the occassion. Our guests were able to peruse the fine art that was set out for the sale and were able to inspect items at close quarters while enjoying refreshments.
The highlight of the evening was a short talk by Andrew Thomas guiding those present through some of the really exciting pieces on offer in the two day sale.
Bryan Wordsworth finds a comfortable seat from which to study a table.
Ann and Phillip Postlethwaite, beneath a portrait of a Breton fisherwoman.
Eric and Helen Beckley of Chard study the catalogue.
Dave MacDiarmid of South Brent takes a look at the Spring Fine Sale catalogue.
William Harrison and ceramics expert Nic Saintey take a look at a Chinese vase.
Peter Nellist passes some time in a comfortable Regency wing chair.
David Japes takes a close look at a watercolour by Edward Lear.
Marian Smith and John Page chat to jewellery specialist Lucy Marles, right, about a ring.
Clocks expert Leigh Extence passes some time in a comfortable Regency wing chair.
Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood director, Rachel Littlewood, and maritime and sporting specialist Brian Goodison-Blanks.
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