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October 2016 Fine Art Auction Preview

Rachel Littlewood writes about just some of the exciting and varied lots that are being offered in the upcoming October 2016 Fine Art Sale with something for everybody (even someone with everything!) The auction has some unusual silver, some beautiful jewellery, a fuddling cup, some fine real estate (albeit on a small scale) and some rare furniture in the Chinese Chippendale taste.

A Worcester (First Period) Armorial Mug (FS32/636) offered in our Two Day October
        2016 Fine Art Sale, being held in Exeter and over the Internet with live bidding
        support.

A Worcester (First Period) Armorial Mug (FS32/636) offered in our Two Day October 2016 Fine Art Sale, being held in Exeter and over the Internet with live bidding support.

The silver section of the October 2016 Fine Sale offers something for the person who has everything: Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood has the perfect gift – a Victorian silver cucumber cutter in the form of a saw (FS32/77) by the maker Atkin Brothers of Sheffield, dating from 1889. This unusual item, contained in a fitted case, carries a pre-sale estimate of £250-£300.

If your taste is more traditional then perhaps the George V silver four piece part tea and coffee service (FS32/34) by Mappin & Webb is worth a look. Weighing 260.16ozs, this weighty service dated London 1819 is expected to fetch between £3,000-£5,000 and, for collectors of novelty items, the Edward VII silver pin cushion in the form of a pig (FS32/65), together with a smaller pig, is estimated at £200-£250.

A Victorian Silver Cucumber Cutter in the form of a saw by the Sheffield maker Atkin Brothers produced in
        1889 (FS32/77) is being offered in the silver section of the October 2016 Fine Sale.

A Victorian Silver Cucumber Cutter in the form of a saw by the Sheffield maker Atkin Brothers produced in 1889 (FS32/77) is being offered in the silver section of the October 2016 Fine Sale.

A George V silver four piece part tea and coffee service (FS32/34) by Mappin &
        Webb of London is also being offered in the sale.

A George V silver four piece part tea and coffee service (FS32/34) by Mappin & Webb of London is also being offered in the sale.

An Edward VII silver novelty pin cushion(FS32/65) is also amongst the silver on offer.

An Edward VII silver novelty pin cushion(FS32/65) is also amongst the silver on offer.

There are some beautiful items of jewellery on offer too. A diamond five stone ring (FS32/260), the principal stone estimated to weigh 2.5cts, is expected to fetch £4,000-£5,000, whilst a graduated amber coloured bead, single string necklace (FS32/206) is inviting bids of £2,000-£2,500.

Also in this section of the sale is a 22ct gold commemorative medallion of Rt Hon Sir Winston Churchill KG OM CH MP 1874–1965 (FS32/162). Contained in its original fitted case, it is expected to realise £3,000-£3,500.

There is a diamond five stone ring (FS32/260) amongst the beautiful jewellery on offer in the Fine Sale.

There is a diamond five stone ring (FS32/260) amongst the beautiful jewellery on offer in the Fine Sale.

The jewellery section also includes a graduated amber coloured bead necklace (FS32/106) that is inviting bids of £2,000-£2,500.

The jewellery section also includes a graduated amber coloured bead necklace (FS32/106) that is inviting bids of £2,000-£2,500.

There is also a 22ct gold commemorative medallion of the Rt Hon Sir Winston Churchill
        KG OM CH MP (1874-1965) that carries a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£3,500 (FS32/260).

There is also a 22ct gold commemorative medallion of the Rt Hon Sir Winston Churchill KG OM CH MP (1874-1965) that carries a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£3,500 (FS32/260).

A few of the highlights in the picture section include a portrait of Augustus John by Percy Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) (FS32/308). The portrait is signed and dated by the artist and signed on the reverse by the sitter. Worked in pencil drawing and heightened with crayon, the pre-sale estimate is £6,000-£8,000, whilst a Self Portrait (FS32/323) by Robert O Lenkiewicz (1941–2002), signed and inscribed, is estimated at £10,000–£15,000.

An oil on canvas laid on panel of North Moreton Church, Berkshire by John Piper (1903-1992) (FS32/337) is inviting bids of £15,000-£20,000.

The portrait of Augustus John by Percy Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) carries a pre-sale estimate of £6,000-£8,000.

The portrait of Augustus John by Percy Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) (FS32/308) carries a pre-sale estimate of £6,000-£8,000.

The picture section also includes a self-portrait (FS32/323) of the late Plymouth artist Robert O Lenkiewicz (1941-2002).

The picture section also includes a self-portrait (FS32/323) of the late Plymouth artist Robert O Lenkiewicz (1941-2002).

An oil on canvas of North Moreton Church in Berkshire (FS32/337) by John Piper (1903-1992) is inviting offers of £15,000-£20,000.

An oil on canvas of North Moreton Church in Berkshire (FS32/337) by John Piper (1903-1992) is inviting offers of £15,000-£20,000.

The ceramics section has some rare and interesting pieces, including a London blue and white delftware fuddling cup (FS32/583), estimated at £1,500-£2,500 and a Worcester (First Period) armorial mug (FS32/636) from circa 1765-70, which has an estimate of £800-£1,200 and a rare Vauxhall blue and white vase (FS32/642), which is estimated at £3,000-£5,000.

A London Blue and White Delftware Fuddling Cup (FS32/583), which is being offered
        in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 4th October 2016 at our salerooms in Exeter,
        Devon.

A London Blue and White Delftware Fuddling Cup (FS32/583), which is being offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 4th October 2016 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

A rare Vauxhall Blue and White Vase carries a pre-sale estimate of £3,000 and £5,000 in the ceramics section.

A rare Vauxhall Blue and White Vase carries a pre-sale estimate of £3,000 and £5,000 in the ceramics section.

For the doll's house collector, there is a gem on offer: an early 19th Century large painted pine doll's house (FS32/740), complete with fixtures, furniture and accessories with an estimate of £8,000-£10,000 and a fine 18th Century bronze sundial by the maker John Bird of London (FS32/759), which carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,500-£2,000.

The Works of Art section includes an early 19th Century doll's house (FS32/740) complete with fixtures, furniture and accessories, which is
        estimated at £8,000-£10,000.

The Works of Art section includes an early 19th Century doll's house (FS32/740) complete with fixtures, furniture and accessories, which is estimated at £8,000-£10,000.

A fine 18th Century bronze sundial by John Bird of London (FS32/759) is being offered with an estimate of £1,500-£2,000.

A fine 18th Century bronze sundial by John Bird of London (FS32/759) is being offered with an estimate of £1,500-£2,000.

The final section of the sale is the furniture, where a large contemporary handmade carpet (FS32/961) designed by David Bamford is being offered. With a provenance from Kingsnympton Park in Devon, it carries and estimate of £2,000-£3,000, whilst a fine Victorian, walnut, pollard oak, marquetry and parquetry hexagonal table (FS32/1057) is estimated at £7,000-£9,000.

Another lot with a provenance of Kingsnympton Park that is expected to create interest is a rare set of twelve George II grey painted armchairs in the Chinese Chippendale taste (FS32/1140). Purchased for the house in 1754 from Joshua Lewis of Exeter for £12 Guineas, this unique set is inviting bids of £10,000-£15,000.

A large handmade carpet designed by David Bamford (FS32/961) from Kingsnympton Park
        is expected to realise between £2,000 and £3,000.

A large handmade carpet designed by David Bamford (FS32/961) from Kingsnympton Park is expected to realise between £2,000 and £3,000.

The furniture includes a fine Victorial hexagonal centre table (FS32/1057) that is inviting offers of £7,000-£9,000.

The furniture includes a fine Victorial hexagonal centre table (FS32/1057) that is inviting offers of £7,000-£9,000.

The rare set of twelve George II Grey Painted Armchairs (FS32/1140) from Kingsnympton
        Park is expected to create interest.

The rare set of twelve George II Grey Painted Armchairs (FS32/1140) from Kingsnympton Park is expected to create interest.

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