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January 2017 Fine Art Auction Preview

Rachel Littlewood previews some of the exciting lots in the two-day January 2017 Fine Art Auction that will be held in the Southwest Saleroom Complex in Exeter on 24th/25th January 2017. The sale is bumper-sized with the usual mix of silver, jewellery and watches, pictures, ceramics and glass, works of art and clocks as well as fine period furniture.

Children Feeding A Goat in A Pen with a Landscape Beyond (FS33/428) by the artist
        Harold Harvey (1874-1941) is expected to fetch between £8,000 and £12,000 in our
        Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 24th January 2017 at our salerooms in Exeter.

Children Feeding A Goat in A Pen with a Landscape Beyond (FS33/428) by the artist Harold Harvey (1874-1941) is expected to fetch between £8,000 and £12,000 in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 24th January 2017 at our salerooms in Exeter.

Day One of this bumper sized January 2017 Fine Art Auction starts off with the silver section of the sale (on Tuesday, 24th January 2017) including a pair of George III silver sauce tureens (FS33/139), which are also being sold with a pair of sauce ladles carrying a pre-sale estimate of £800-£1,000 and an impressive Edward VII silver two-handled centre bowl (FS33/148) by the maker Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co Ltd. Weighing in at 134.53ozs, it is expected to fetch between £2,500-£3,500.

A pair of George III Silver Sauce Tureens produced by silversmith Henry Chawner
        of London in 1787 (FS33/139) will be offered as part of the silverware in the auction
        in Exeter and live online.

A pair of George III Silver Sauce Tureens produced by silversmith Henry Chawner of London in 1787 (FS33/139) will be offered as part of the silverware in the auction in Exeter and live online.

The silver auction also includes an impressive Edward VII Silver Two-handled Centre
        Bowl by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co Ltd (FS33/148), which is inviting offers
        of between £2,500 and £3,500.

The silver auction also includes an impressive Edward VII Silver Two-handled Centre Bowl by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co Ltd (FS33/148), which is inviting offers of between £2,500 and £3,500.

Next in the order of the day is the jewellery and watches with some beautiful pieces on offer such as an 18ct white gold and diamond three stone ring (FS33/319), the diamonds estimated to weigh 2.25cts. This stunning ring is carrying a pre-sale estimate of £2,500–£3,000 and an Art Deco emerald and diamond rectangular plaque ring (FS33/287) is estimated at £2,800-£3,200.

The jewellery section includes this 18ct white gold and diamond three stone ring
        (FS33/319).

The jewellery section includes this 18ct white gold and diamond three stone ring (FS33/319).

The jewellery also includes an Art Deco emerald and diamond rectangular plaque ring
        (FS33/287).

The jewellery also includes an Art Deco emerald and diamond rectangular plaque ring (FS33/287).

Paintings conclude Day One of the sale with an oil on canvas by Harold Harvey (1874-1941) (FS33/428) depicting children feeding a goat in a pen, which has an estimate of £8,000-£12,000 and another by Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955) titled A Summers Day (FS33/429), estimated at £12,000-£18,000.

Of Cornish interest, there is an oil on board by John Ambrose (1931-2010) depicting fishing boats at Smeetons Pier, St Ives (FS33/474), which carries a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£3,000.

The pictures section includes an oil on canvas entitled A Summer's Day (FS33/429)
        by Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955) that depicts two young girls walking through a cornfield,
        which carries a pre-sale estimate of £12,000-£18,000.

The pictures section includes an oil on canvas entitled A Summer's Day (FS33/429) by Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955) that depicts two young girls walking through a cornfield, which carries a pre-sale estimate of £12,000-£18,000.

There is also an oil on board of Fishing Boats at Smeeton's Pier, St Ives (FS33/474) by artist John Ambrose (1874-1955).

There is also an oil on board of Fishing Boats at Smeeton's Pier, St Ives (FS33/474) by artist John Ambrose (1874-1955).

Day Two of the auction (Wednesday, 25th January 2017) commences with the ceramics section of the sale, where a rare early Worcester small creamboat (FS33/710) is being offered. Dating from circa 1752-53, this rare piece is inviting bids of £800-£1,200 whilst a set of five Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica plates and matching basket (FS33/809) are estimated at £1,800-£2,000.

The ceramics includes a rare early Worcester Small Creamboat (FS33/710).

The ceramics includes a rare early Worcester Small Creamboat (FS33/710).

This set of five Royal Copenhagen 'Flora Danica' plates and matching basket
        (FS33/809) is also included in the two day sale in Exeter.

This set of five Royal Copenhagen 'Flora Danica' plates and matching basket (FS33/809) is also included in the two day sale in Exeter.

The works of art section of the auction usually provides some unusual pieces and this sale is no exception with a large Japanese carved and stained ivory articulated dragon (FS33/888) from the Meiji period being offered at £2,000-£3,000 whilst a large late 19th Century German ivory, metal and paste mounted figure of a medieval knight (FS33/950) in full chain mail and armour applied with jewels carries a pre-sale estimate of £2,500-£3,500.

The Works of Art auction includes this large Japanese carved and stained ivory articulated dragon (FS33/888).

The Works of Art auction includes this large Japanese carved and stained ivory articulated dragon (FS33/888).

The Works of Art section also includes a large late 19th Century German carved ivory,
        metal and paste mounted figure of a medieval knight (FS33/950).

The Works of Art section also includes a large late 19th Century German carved ivory, metal and paste mounted figure of a medieval knight (FS33/950).

And finally, we move to the furniture section of the auction. There is a good selection of carpets and rugs on offer in addition to the large collection of furniture. An unusual pair of 'Antler' chairs and table from Schloss Georgium (FS33/1212) are expected to fetch £1,000-£1,500 whilst rather more traditional in style, a Victorian mahogany housekeeper's cupboard (FS33/1161) is estimated at £2,000-£2,200 and a Louis XV/XVI transitional kingwood, marquetry and gilt metal mounted block front commode (FS33/1182) invites bids of £1,800–£2,200.

The furniture auction includes an unusual pair of 'Antler' chairs and table From
        Schloss Georgium (FS33/1212).

The furniture auction includes an unusual pair of 'Antler' chairs and table From Schloss Georgium (FS33/1212).

There is also a Victorian Mahogany Housekeeper's Cupboard (FS33/1161) amongst the furniture.

There is also a Victorian Mahogany Housekeeper's Cupboard (FS33/1161) amongst the furniture.

The sale also includes a Louis XV/XVI Transitional Kingwood, Marquetry and Gilt
        Metal Mounted Block Front Commode (FS33/1182).

The sale also includes a Louis XV/XVI Transitional Kingwood, Marquetry and Gilt Metal Mounted Block Front Commode (FS33/1182).

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