Published 27th March 2017
Day One of the April 2017 Fine Art Sale starts on 11th April 2017 with silver, jewellery and paintings. Highlights of the first day include a pair of George II silver sugar casters (FS34/191) (maker Joseph Sanders, London 1735) with a pre-sale estimate of £2,500-£3,500, a pear shaped diamond and ruby cluster ring (FS34/418) estimated at £7,000-£9,000 and a portrait of a lady, thought to be Therese Freifrau von Berthmann (FS34/593) by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805–1873) at £30,000-£50,000.
Day Two of the sale on 12th April 2017 commences with the ceramics where a fine pair of Flight, Barr and Barr (Worcester) two handled urns (FS34/844) are being offered at £3,000-£5,000.
In the works of art section, an Art Deco figure The Dancer of Lebanon by Demetre H Chiparus (1886-1947) is expected to create significant interest at £4,000-£6,000 and in furniture, the final section of the sale, a Shapland and Petter, Barnstaple Arts and Crafts oak settle (FS34/1281) the back with serpentine top rail and inset copper panel 'Welcome ever Smiles' is estimated at £3,000-£4,000.