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Autumn 2017 Fine Sale Preview

The Autumn 2017 Fine Sale has just under 1,000 lots with a particularly strong Jewellery section with stunning items on offer throughout the sale of silver, jewellery, ceramics, glass, pictures, works of art, clocks and furniture.

A Graduated Diamond Three-stone Ring (FS36/336) is inviting offers of £10,000-£12,000 in our two day Autumn 2017 Fine Sale, which is taking place 3rd/4th October 2017 in Exeter and online.

A Graduated Diamond Three-stone Ring (FS36/336) is inviting offers of £10,000-£12,000 in our two day Autumn 2017 Fine Sale, which is taking place 3rd/4th October 2017 in Exeter and online.

The Autumn 2017 Fine Art Sale on 3rd/4th October 2017 comprises just under 1,000 lots.

Day One of the sale commences with the silver auction, having just over 130 lots on offer including a pair of Elizabeth II silver novelty condiments by Tiffany & Co (FS36/83), dated London 1961 in the form of owls with inset glass eyes. Each owl is 6cm high and the total weight of the silver is 4.78ozs. These unusual condiments carry a pre-sale estimate of £200-£300, whilst a Victorian silver mounted 'rock crystal' glass claret jug (FS36/133) by the maker Charles Edwards, London and dated 1892 is expected to realised £500-£700.

Elizabeth II silver novelty condiments by Tiffany & Co (FS36/83).

Elizabeth II silver novelty condiments by Tiffany & Co (FS36/83).

A Victorian silver mounted 'rock crystal' glass claret jug (FS36/133).

A Victorian silver mounted 'rock crystal' glass claret jug (FS36/133).

Following on from the silver, next to come under the hammer is the jewellery auction. A strong section of the sale, with many high value highlights – a few of them include a graduated diamond three stone ring (FS36/336) with circular brilliant cut diamonds weighing 1.30cts, 1.80cts and 1.45cts with a pre-sale estimate of £10,000-£12,000 and a platinum and diamond solitaire ring, the diamond weighing approximately 3.5cts. A beautiful pair of 18ct white gold and diamond pendant earrings (FS36/258) are also expected to create interest with an estimate of £2,500-£2,800.

A pair of 18ct White Gold and Diamond Pendant Earrings (FS36/258).

A pair of 18ct White Gold and Diamond Pendant Earrings (FS36/258).

The final lots to go under the hammer on Day One of the sale are the paintings, where a watercolour heightened in white by John Everett Millais (1829–1896) of Effie Dean (FS36/476) signed with a monogram and dated 1876 lower right carries an estimate of £4,000-£6,000 whilst two oil on panels by Abraham Hulk Snr (1813–1897) (FS36/485) a calm estuary scene, evening, boats at anchor, entering a harbour in a strong breeze, is estimated at £2,500-£3,500.

John Everett Millais (1829-1896) - Effie Dean (FS36/476).

John Everett Millais (1829-1896) - Effie Dean (FS36/476).

One of a pair of paintings (FS36/485) by Abraham Hulk Snr (1813-1897).

One of a pair of paintings (FS36/485) by Abraham Hulk Snr (1813-1897).

Day Two of the fine art sale on 4th October 2017 commences with the ceramics and glass. A Royal Worcester porcelain cup and saucer attributed to George Owen (FS36/615) of finely reticulated form is estimated at £800-£1,000 whilst a pair of Wedgwood Fairyland lustre vases (FS36/564) are inviting bids of £1,000-£1,500.

A Royal Worcester Porcelain Cup and Saucer Attributed To George Owen (FS36/615).

A Royal Worcester Porcelain Cup and Saucer Attributed To George Owen (FS36/615).

A pair of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Vases (FS36/564).

A pair of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Vases (FS36/564).

Works of Art and Clocks follow – highlights include a large and impressive Japanese bronze group of a trumpeting elephant being attacked by two tigers (FS36/690). Signed Morimitsu and from the Meiji period, the pre-sale estimate is £2,500-£3,500.

A George III mahogany and quillwork tea caddy (FS36/769) is also expected to sell well – of octagonal outline, the hinged lid and sides decorated with quilling decoration of floral sprays and neo-classical urn decoration the estimate is £400-£600 and in the clocks, a stylish gold, diamond and enamel strut clock by Asprey, London (FS36/821) carries an estimate of £2,000-£3,000.

A Large and Impressive Japanese Bronze Group of A Trumpeting Elephant Being Attacked
        by Two Tigers, Signed Morimitsu, Meiji Period (FS36/690).

A Large and Impressive Japanese Bronze Group of A Trumpeting Elephant Being Attacked by Two Tigers, Signed Morimitsu, Meiji Period (FS36/690).

A George III Mahogany and Quillwork Tea Caddy (FS36/769).

A George III Mahogany and Quillwork Tea Caddy (FS36/769).

A Gold, Diamond and Enamel Strut Clock (FS36/821) by Asprey of London.

A Gold, Diamond and Enamel Strut Clock (FS36/821) by Asprey of London.

The final section of the sale includes over 200 lots of furniture, including a Victorian mahogany breakfront library bookcase (FS36/943) estimate £1,500-£2,000, a fine Napoleon III mahogany, kingwood, burr walnut and marquetry table de milieu (FS36/961) in the Louis XVI style estimate £7,000-£9,000 and a pair of mid 19th Century kingwood, crossbanded and gilt metal mounted pier cabinets (FS36/979) with applied scagliola panels, which carry a pre-sale estimate of £6,000-£8,000.

A Victorian Mahogany Breakfront Library Bookcase (FS36/943).

A Victorian Mahogany Breakfront Library Bookcase (FS36/943).

A Fine Napoleon III Mahogany, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Marquetry Table de Milieu
        (FS36/961).

A Fine Napoleon III Mahogany, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Marquetry Table de Milieu (FS36/961).

A pair of Mid 19th Century Kingwood, Crossbanded and Gilt Metal Mounted Pier Cabinets
        (FS36/979).

A pair of Mid 19th Century Kingwood, Crossbanded and Gilt Metal Mounted Pier Cabinets (FS36/979).

Overall, there are some stunning pieces on offer throughout the auction – one not to be missed.

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  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Fine Art Auction
  • Tiffany & Co

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