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Maritime, Sporting and Collectors

A Diamond single-stone ring (FS46/304) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 21st July 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Brian Goodison-Blanks previews the Maritime, Sporting and Collectors Sale that has been eagerly awaited. It has a wide range of fascinating artefacts on offer - one with a link to the Titanic, some with a local Devon flavour; others with connections to Nelson and another to a famous polar expedition.

Adhering to social distancing and Government guidelines from the 15th June 2020, our saleroom will be open for valuations and collections.

We are now holding regular sales both in the salerooms and online.

We look forward to welcoming you all again to our salerooms.

All enquiries, please contact (01392) 413100 or email enquiries@bhandl.co.uk.

Please check this page and our social media accounts for updates.

A Diamond single-stone ring (FS46/304) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting
        on 21st July 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon. The first Fine Sale since the lockdown proved to be very healthy with strong results in all sections. The large sale, with over 1,000 sold lots totalling £410,000, achieved an 83% selling rate and bodes well for future sales as we emerge into the new normality.
A Bristol delft electioneering plate: Rolle for Ever. Nic Saintey writes about the surprising connection between a plate and a bottle.
A George III Silver Mug by makers William and James Priest of London in 1767. Martin McIlroy (Head of Silver) writes about the difference between tankards and mugs, which are popular amongst silver collectors. He explores their development from an early period through to more modern times.
A Donyatt pottery charger depicting the Ilse Brewers twins (Courtesy South West Heritage Trust). Nic Saintey (Head of Ceramics), a Somerset resident,writes about an iconic Donyatt plate that commemorates an unusual birth and the tragic story behind it.
A photograph from an album documenting the William Scoresby Expeditions 1927 Onwards (MA19/13). Brian Goodison-Blanks (Joint Head of Collectables and Toys) reflects on some of collectable artefacts that he has encountered in recent years, many of them having been almost forgotten in attics, which prove to be not only fascinating but also valuable.
A Georgian ring. Lucy Marles (Jewellery Valuer) writes about what to look out for when buying Georgian jewellery at auction and introduces some of the different metal works employed by Georgian jewellers.
A 1653 Commonwealth Crown sold for £1,500. Brian Goodison-Blanks (Joint Head of the Collectables and Toys Department) considers coin and token collecting, which has been undertaken since early times. He looks at three examples that illustrate the items that attract buyers.
A standard 19th century Swiss musical box. Martin McIlroy (Head of the Works of Art Department) investigates the development of musical boxes from their origins in the 1800s through to their decine by the First World war.
Daniel Goddard (Head of the Picture Department) delves into the life of the artist
            Fred Yates (1922-2008), recalling the various factors that had an influence on
            his work, and considers what it is about his work that appeals to many. Daniel Goddard (Head of the Picture Department) delves into the life of the artist Fred Yates (1922-2008), recalling the various factors that had an influence on his work, and considers what it is about his work that appeals to many.

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