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This Little Piggy Went to Market

A Wemyss pottery cat with its European counterpart.

Nic Saintey provides a brief history of a Scottish Pottery with a strong Devon connection.

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

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

Mary Fedden (1915-2012): The Red Table (CC4/114) offered in our One Day 20th Century
        and Contemporary Sale starting on 9th September 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter,
        Devon. The next Contemporary and 20th Century Art Auction at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewoods offers major pieces by Mary Fedden and Terry Frost, amongst others. The sale includes jewellery by Georg Jensen as well as glass and pottery, some by Val Barry.
A postcard of 'SS Titanic' signed by five survivors: Beatrice Sandstrom, Eva Hart, Edith Haisman, Bert Dean and Millvina Dean (SC31/180) is being offered in our One Day Maritime, Sporting and Collectors Auction starting on 12th August 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.
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.

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