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Fine Art Auction Review

Rachel Littlewood reviews the results of the last Quarterly Fine Art Auction of the year, which saw some intense bidding for several pieces of jewellery.

A Cushion-cut Blue Sapphire, Single-stone Ring (FS44/258) offered in our Two Day
        Fine Art Sale fetched £12,400.

A Cushion-cut Blue Sapphire, Single-stone Ring (FS44/258) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale fetched £12,400.

In the jewellery section of the Quarterly Fine Art Sale, it was the cushion-cut blue 'Sri Lanka' sapphire single stone ring (FS44/258) that sparkled. In 'natural corundum' with 'no indications of heating' and sold together with a certificate stating this, the beautiful ring was highly sought after. Weighing approximately 21.4cts, the hammer eventually went down at £12,400.

In the same section of the sale, a pair of stunning diamond pendant drop earrings (FS44/230) were also much in demand and with the diamonds being a total weight of approximately 10.06cts, they realised £11,000.

A pair of Diamond Pendant Drop Earrings (FS44/230) that realised £11,000.

A pair of Diamond Pendant Drop Earrings (FS44/230) that realised £11,000.

A charming pair of paintings by John W Morris (c1865-1924) entitled 'The Day's Bag' and 'A Loyal Team' (FS44/442) exceeded their pre-sale estimate and sold for £7,000, whilst an oil on canvas from the Circle of Paul De Vos (Late 17th Century) (FS44/300) depicting Talbot Hounds and boar hounds realised £9,200.

Circle of Paul de Vos (Late 17th Century) - Talbot Hounds and Boar Hounds, Studies (FS44/300) fetched £9,200.

Circle of Paul de Vos (Late 17th Century) - Talbot Hounds and Boar Hounds, Studies (FS44/300) fetched £9,200.

In the works of art section of the sale, a Victorian carved white marble figure of Rebecca by William Theed (British 1804-1891) (FS44/757) draped in a robe and holding a water pitcher supported on a palm tree trunk saw nine telephone bidders fighting it out and the hammer finally went down at £9,800.

William Theed (British 1804-1891) - A Victorian Carved White Marble Figure 'Rebecca'
        (FS44/757) attracted a winning bid of £9,800.

William Theed (British 1804-1891) - A Victorian Carved White Marble Figure 'Rebecca' (FS44/757) attracted a winning bid of £9,800.

An impressive pair of large Canton famille rose enamel baluster vases (FS44/513) also sold well at £5,800 and in the furniture section of the sale a Steinway & Sons model O baby grand piano No 221751 (FS44/994) contained in a rosewood case, together with a piano stool sold for £5,200.

A pair of large Canton Famille Rose Enamel Baluster Vases (FS44/513) fetched £5,800.

A pair of large Canton Famille Rose Enamel Baluster Vases (FS44/513) fetched £5,800.

Steinway & Sons - A Model O Baby Grand Piano No 221751 (FS44/994), which was secured by a winning bid of £5,200.

Steinway & Sons - A Model O Baby Grand Piano No 221751 (FS44/994), which was secured by a winning bid of £5,200.

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  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Fine Art Auction
  • John W Morris (c1865-1924)
  • William Theed (British; 1804-1891)

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