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Summer 2016 Fine Art Auction Preview

Rachel Littewood previews the two day Summer 2016 Fine Sale, which will be held on 12th/13th July 2016 at our Auction Room Complex in the heart of the Westcountry in Exeter. The sale promises much with an oil of Picadilly in Manchester by Helen Bradley (1900-1979) carrying a pre-sale estimate of £30,000 and £50,000 and an impressive collection of fine jewellery as well as strong silver, ceramics, works of art and furniture sections.

Piccadilly, Manchester 1915 (FS31/362) by Helen Bradley (1900-1979) is being offered in our two day Fine Sale on 12th/13th July 2016 and is expected to fetch between
        £30,000 and £50,000.

Piccadilly, Manchester 1915 (FS31/362) by Helen Bradley (1900-1979) is being offered in our two day Fine Sale on 12th/13th July 2016 and is expected to fetch between £30,000 and £50,000.

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.

A pair of George II Cast Silver Candlesticks (FS31/147) produced in 1750 by silversmith John Cafe of London are expected to fetch
       between £2,500 and £3,000.

A pair of George II Cast Silver Candlesticks (FS31/147) produced in 1750 by silversmith John Cafe of London are expected to fetch between £2,500 and £3,000.

The silver section also includes a A Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Porringerfrom 1710 (FS31/136).

The silver section also includes a A Queen Anne Britannia Standard Silver Porringerfrom 1710 (FS31/136).

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.

A Platinum and Diamond Single-stone Ring (FS31/277) is likely to realise £8,000-£10,000 in the fine jewellery sale in Exeter.

A Platinum and Diamond Single-stone Ring (FS31/277) is likely to realise £8,000-£10,000 in the fine jewellery sale in Exeter.

This Ruby, Diamond and Emerald Mounted 'Perched Owl' Brooch (FS31/203) will be offered amongst the jewellery in July 2016. Prospective buyers will
        also be  able to bid over the Internet during the two day sale.

This Ruby, Diamond and Emerald Mounted 'Perched Owl' Brooch (FS31/203) will be offered amongst the jewellery in July 2016. Prospective buyers will also be able to bid over the Internet during the two day sale.

These Rose Diamond Mounted Heart-shaped Cluster Earrings (FS31/191) are also to be found amongst the jewellery.

These Rose Diamond Mounted Heart-shaped Cluster Earrings (FS31/191) are also to be found amongst the jewellery.

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.

An 18th Century Portrait of a Gentleman (Manner of Sir Joshua Reynolds) (FS31/409), who is thought to be Archibald Ogilvy of Rothiemay, is amongst the portraits for auction.

An 18th Century Portrait of a Gentleman (Manner of Sir Joshua Reynolds) (FS31/409), who is thought to be Archibald Ogilvy of Rothiemay, is amongst the portraits for auction.

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.

This Chinese Export 'Tobacco Leaf' Part Dinner Service (FS31/533) carries a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£4,000.

This Chinese Export 'Tobacco Leaf' Part Dinner Service (FS31/533) carries a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£4,000.

The ceramics auction also includes this Clarice Cliff Pottery Trio in the Tennis Pattern (FS31/650).

The ceramics auction also includes this Clarice Cliff Pottery Trio in the Tennis Pattern (FS31/650).

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.

This Heriz Carpet (FS31/913) is one of many antique rugs and carpets in the sale.

This Heriz Carpet (FS31/913) is one of many antique rugs and carpets in the sale.

Two matching early 19th Century Mahogany Secretaire Bookcases (FS31/1027) are being offered in the furniture section, which are
       expected to realise between £2,000 and £3,000.

Two matching early 19th Century Mahogany Secretaire Bookcases (FS31/1027) are being offered in the furniture section, which are expected to realise between £2,000 and £3,000.

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  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Fine Art Auctions
  • Helen Bradley (1900–1979)
  • Clarice Cliff

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