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Westcountry Fine Art Auction Preview

Rachel Littlewood previews the upcoming Quarterly Fine Art Auction at our Westcountry Saleroom Complex in Exeter, for which we will also be accepting live online bids from the Internet via several platforms. The sale has an impressive array of fine art on offer and is set to deliver an exciting couple of days of bidding.

A Leather Foot Stool in the Form of an Elephant, retailed by Liberty (FS26/990)
        which is being offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 21st April 2015 at our salerooms
        in Exeter, Devon.

A Leather Foot Stool in the Form of an Elephant, retailed by Liberty (FS26/990) which is being offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 21st April 2015 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

The Spring 2015 Quarterly Fine Art Auction to be held on 21st/22nd April 2015 includes some interesting highlights.

Day One of the sale kicks off with the Silver Auction where an early George III silver table centrepiece (FS26/144) by the maker Thomas Hemming, dated London 1765, is being offered. It bears the Lovell family coat of arms and carries a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£5,000.

An early George III silver table centre piece (FS26/144) bearing the Lovell family armorial bearings is expected to fetch between
        £3,000 and £5,000 at the auction in Exeter.

An early George III silver table centre piece (FS26/144) bearing the Lovell family armorial bearings is expected to fetch between £3,000 and £5,000 at the auction in Exeter.

The Jewellery Auction is next to be offered, with a Patek Philippe gentleman's 18ct gold wristwatch (FS26/176) inviting bids of £9,000-£10,000, a Chinese gold and green jade disc panel mounted bracelet (FS26/231) with an estimate of £300-£400 and a platinum and diamond single stone ring (FS26/311), the central stone weighing 1.6cts expected to fetch £2,500-£3,500.

A Gentleman's 18ct Gold Patek Philippe Wristwatch (FS26/176) is being offered in the April 2015 Fine Art Auction, which will have live bidding available
        over several Internet platforms.

A Gentleman's 18ct Gold Patek Philippe Wristwatch (FS26/176) is being offered in the April 2015 Fine Art Auction, which will have live bidding available over several Internet platforms.

A Chinese Gold and Green Jade Disc Panel Mounted Bracelet (FS26/231) is inviting bids of between £300 and £400.

A Chinese Gold and Green Jade Disc Panel Mounted Bracelet (FS26/231) is inviting bids of between £300 and £400.

This Platinum and Diamond Single-stone Ring (FS26/311) carries a pre-sale estimate
        of £2,500-£3,500 and is being sold within the large Jewellery section of the sale.

This Platinum and Diamond Single-stone Ring (FS26/311) carries a pre-sale estimate of £2,500-£3,500 and is being sold within the large Jewellery section of the sale.

Day One concludes with a good selection of paintings in the Pictures Auction. Amongst them there is a painting by Henry Ryland (1856-1924) titled Classical beauty with Greek lyre on a marble balcony (FS26/332). The estimate is £5,000-£7,000. A charming painting by Cyprien Eugene Boulet (1877-1972) titled A Summer Day, a girl in a garden (FS26/348) has a pre-sale estimate of £1,200-£1,600 and a sketch by Donald Hamilton Fraser (1929-2009) of Mont Ste Genevieve, 1965 (FS26/359) carries an estimate of £2,000-£3,000.

The painting of a Classical Beaty with a Greek Lyre on a Marble Balcony (FS26/311) by the artist Henry Ryland (1856-1924) is inviting bids of
        between £2,500 and £3,500.

The painting of a Classical Beaty with a Greek Lyre on a Marble Balcony (FS26/311) by the artist Henry Ryland (1856-1924) is inviting bids of between £2,500 and £3,500.

A Summer Day, A Girl in a Garden (FS26/348) by Cyprien Eugene Boulet (1877-1972) is expected to realise £1,200-£1,600.

A Summer Day, A Girl in a Garden (FS26/348) by Cyprien Eugene Boulet (1877-1972) is expected to realise £1,200-£1,600.

Donald Hamilton Fraser (1929-2009): A Sketch for Mont Ste Genevieve, 1965 (FS26/359)

Donald Hamilton Fraser (1929-2009): A Sketch for Mont Ste Genevieve, 1965 (FS26/359)

Onto Day Two and first up is the Ceramics Auction of the sale, with a Chinese blue and white bottle vase (FS26/465) with an estimate of £400-£600 and a pair of large Chinese blue and white jardinieres (FS26/474) expected to fetch £1,500-£2,000. A rare English delft-ware blue dash charger (FS26/492), which is similar to the next lot in the sale (FS26/493) carries a pre-sale estimate of £4,000-£6,000.

A Chinese Blue and White Bottle Vase (FS26/465) being offered in the Ceramics Auction of the Fine Art Sale.

A Chinese Blue and White Bottle Vase (FS26/465) being offered in the Ceramics Auction of the Fine Art Sale.

A Pair of Large Chinese Blue and White Jardinieres (FS26/474) are being offered in the Ceramics Auction with a pre-sale estimate of £1,500-£2,000.

A Pair of Large Chinese Blue and White Jardinieres (FS26/474) are being offered in the Ceramics Auction with a pre-sale estimate of £1,500-£2,000.

A Rare English Delftware Blue-dash Charger (FS26/492) is expected to attract bids of £4,000-£6,000.

A Rare English Delftware Blue-dash Charger (FS26/492) is expected to attract bids of £4,000-£6,000.

An extensive collection of coins is being offered in the Works of Art Auction of the sale, including a Victorian Gothic type crown (FS26/617) with an estimate of £800-£1,000. A fine and large Chinese red cinnabar lacquer 'Dragon' box and cover (FS26/733), from a Private collection in Dorset is expected to create interest at £3,000-£5,000. There is a good selection of treen in the sale. For example, there is a 19th Century Welsh treen love spoon (FS36/824) with an estimate of £300-£400. A super Victorian coromandel and silver mounted games compendium (FS26/811) carries a pre-sale estimate of £900-£1,100.

A Victoria Gothic Type Crown (FS26/617) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 21st April 2015.

A Victoria Gothic Type Crown (FS26/617) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 21st April 2015.

A Fine and Large Chinese Red Cinnabar Lacquer 'Dragon' Box and Cover (FS26/733), which is inviting bids of between £3,000 and
       £5,000.

A Fine and Large Chinese Red Cinnabar Lacquer 'Dragon' Box and Cover (FS26/733), which is inviting bids of between £3,000 and £5,000.

A 19th Century Welsh Treen love Spoon (FS26/733) is amongst the Works of Art on offer in the Fine Art Sale.

A 19th Century Welsh Treen love Spoon (FS26/733) is amongst the Works of Art on offer in the Fine Art Sale.

A Victorian Coromandel and Silver Mounted Games Compendium (FS26/811) is being offered for auction in the Works of Art section of the Fine Art Sale.

A Victorian Coromandel and Silver Mounted Games Compendium (FS26/811) is being offered for auction in the Works of Art section of the Fine Art Sale.

The final section to be offered in this prestigious sale is that of the Furniture Auction. A Charles and Ray Eames lounge chair for Herman Miller (FS26/988), in black leather upholstery, moulded back and seat on an aluminium stand is inviting bids of £1,200–£1,500. A charming leather footstool in the form of an elephant, retailed by Liberty (FS26/990) is expected to create interest too, with an estimate of £250-£350. So too is a Robert Thompson of Kilburn (The Mouseman) oak octagonal dining table (FS26/991). The top is adzed with concave edges and is on a curved cruciform pillar and trestle base. The curved upright is carved with a mouse. Measuring 135cm across, this beautiful piece has a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£4,000.

Amongst the 20th Century furniture on offer is a lounge chair for Herman Miller (FS26/988) by Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Eames (1912-1988).

Amongst the 20th Century furniture on offer is a lounge chair for Herman Miller (FS26/988) by Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Eames (1912-1988).

An Oak Octagonal Dining Table (FS26/991) by Robert Thompson of Kilburn (The Mouseman) is expected to attract bids of between £3,000 and £4,000.

An Oak Octagonal Dining Table (FS26/991) by Robert Thompson of Kilburn (The Mouseman) is expected to attract bids of between £3,000 and £4,000.

Tags

  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Fine Art Auctions
  • Thomas Hemming
  • Patek Philippe
  • Cyprien Eugene Boulet (1877-1972)
  • Donald Hamilton Fraser (1929-2009)
  • Charles and Ray Eames
  • Robert Thompson of Kilburn (The Mouseman)

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