Jill Grainger (left) with Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Chairman Richard Bearne and Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Lesley Robson.
The Private View for the Autumn 2015 Fine Art Auction was well-attended with a lot of excitement surrounding the auction of the oil sketch Landscape with Horses by John Constable RA (1776-1837).
The sketch went on to realise £252,000 during the auction itself. You can learn more about this wonderful painting by watching the video narrated by our picture consultant, Martin Scadgell.
Cllr Lesley Robson, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Exeter, attended the evening. Guests were addressed by art expert Andrew Thomas who updated those present with the results of the earlier Summer 2015 Fine Sale as well as guiding them through some of the more interesting items that had caught his eye.
Guests were able to view the extensive number of high quality lots while being treated to sparkling wine and canapes. The evening was kindly sponsored by Charles Stanley.
Tina Tonkin and Russ Harrison with a set of Heale's chairs they submitted for the Autumn Fine Sale.
Judy Robins and Joanna Brooker look at some ceramics.
Clock expert Leigh Extence passing time chatting with Jenny Duffett.
Judy Salmon and Liz Klyne.
Company Secretary Sue Tharby and clock expert Leigh Extence with some paintings in the upper sale room at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.
Charlotte Lambeth of Charles Stanley, with Freya Dalgleish, a representative of the Lenkiewicz Foundation.
Cllr Colin Brown and Jenny Brown of Monkton Court Hotel near Honiton.
Ann and Colin Dyer leaf through the Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Autumn 2015 Fine Sale catalogue.
Director Rachel Littlewood with Ann and John Pill.
Graham and Jenny Sorrill wait for the start of Andrew Thomas’ sale preview talk.
Jess Huffman and Emma Molony of the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton, get to grips with time ahead of their forthcoming installation (involving over 1,000 clocks) at the gallery, which takes place from 27th-31st of October 2015.
Company Secretary Sue Tharby with director Rachel Littlewood, Asia Dymerska and her daughter Zuzia Dymerska.
Victoria Hunt tries on a sapphire ring as a potential birthday present, with Ian Hunt and Adele Atkinson.
Brian Goodison-Blanks, sporting and collectables specialist, with Emma Molony (left) and Jess Huffman (right) of the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton.
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