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Top of the Lots

Rachel Littlewood provides a quick roundup of the results from the quarterly fine art sale held in Exeter on 31st October 2012 and 1st November 2012.

A Chinese porcelain vase (FS16/386) realised £12,000.

A Chinese porcelain vase (FS16/386), which realised £12,000 at the Fine Art Auction held in Devon recently.

The Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Quarterly Fine Sale attracted a lot of attention with many lots exceeding their estimates. Amongst the top lots were a Chinese porcelain vase (FS16/386) of bottle form that sold for £12,000 and a 17th Century walnut longcase clock (FS16/663), which realised £12,500.

A Chinese carved rhinoceros horn libation cup (FS16/573), which fetched £34,000 at auction

A Chinese carved rhinoceros horn libation cup (FS16/573), which fetched £34,000 at auction.

One of the star pieces was a 17th/18th Century Chinese carved rhinoceros horn libation cup (FS16/573), which was finely carved overall with fruiting vines on a gnarled vine branch extending to the rim to form the handle. The cup, which was 17.5cm long with minor damage and some age cracks, was on a matching carved wood stand. It exceeded its top estimate, selling for £34,000.

A Meissen porcelain figure allegorical of Africa (FS16/510).

A Meissen porcelain figure allegorical of Africa (FS16/510), sold for £12,000 in the Fine Art Auction held in Exeter.

The Ceramics section also saw a Meissen porcelain figure, allegorical of Africa (lot 510) and modelled by JJ Kaendler, achieve a high price, selling for £12,000.

Miss Dorothea Sharp (1874–1955). Paddling in the shallows (FS16/255), oil on board.
        Sold for £6,200.

Miss Dorothea Sharp (1874–1955). Paddling in the shallows (FS16/255), oil on board. Sold for £6,200.

A highlight of the Pictures section of the auction was an oil on board painting by Miss Dorothea Sharp (1874–1955), entitled Paddling in the shallows, which sold for £6,200.

An early 20th Century platinum and diamond bracelet.

An early 20th Century platinum and diamond bracelet that sold for £6,100 was a highlight of the Jewellery auctioned during the Autumn Fine Sale.

The Jewellery department saw an early 20th Century platinum and diamond bracelet, with diamonds estimated to weigh 6.00cts, sell for £6,100.

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