Published 30th June 2016
Day One of the two day Summer 2016 Fine Art Auction at The Salerooms at St Edmunds Court on Okehampton Street in Exeter starts off with a selection of silver including a pair of George II cast silver candlesticks (FS31/147), which carry a pre-sale estimate of £2,500-£3,000 and a Queen Anne Britannia silver porringer (FS31/136), which is expected to fetch between £500-£700.
There is a large jewellery section on offer, with prices to suit all pockets. One of the star lots of this section is a platinum and diamond single stone ring (FS31/277) estimated at £8,000-£10,000. A pretty ruby, diamond and emerald mounted perched owl brooch (FS31/203) is also expected to sell well with an estimate of £1,700-£2,000. Also a pair of rose diamond mounted heart shaped cluster earrings (FS31/191) are inviting bids of £350-£450.
The first day of the sale finishes with the paintings section. Highlights include an oil on board by Helen Bradley (1900–1979) of Piccadilly, Manchester, 1915 (FS31/362), measuring 49.5cm x 75.5cm, which carries a pre-sale estimate of £30,000-£50,000 and a Portrait of a Gentleman in the manner of Sir Joshua Reynolds (18th Century) (FS31/409) – an oil on canvas, which is estimated at £2,000-£3,000.
Day Two of the the Fine Sale sees the ceramics come under the hammer.
A colourful Chinese export 'tobacco leaf' part dinner service (FS31/533) has an estimate of £2,000-£4,000, whilst an even more vibrantly coloured Clarice Cliff 'Tennis Trio' (FS31/650) is expected to fetch £300-£500.
In the works of art section, a group of four German carved ivory figures (FS31/803) are inviting bids of £2,000-£3,000, whilst a charming Austrian cold painted terracotta pug (FS31/633), which forms part of a collection of pugs, is expected to fetch between £400 and £600.
The final part of the sale includes carpets, rugs and furniture.
A large Heriz carpet (FS31/913) with a brick red field measuring 362cm x 288cm carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,500-£2,000, whilst two matching early 19th Century mahogany secretaire bookcases (FS31/1027) are inviting bids of £2,000-£2,500.
The auction goes on view of Friday, 8th July 2016 at the Auction Rooms, St Edmunds Court, Okehampton Street, Exeter, although there will be a selected preview available in the Estuary Room at Darts Farm, Topsham on Tuesday, 5th July 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.