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Fine Sale Preview

Rachel Littlewood previews the first Fine Sale of 2020, which has many lots on offer. There is some interesting silver in the auction, a range of jewellery and pictures with Westcountry subjects. The two day sale includes glass and ceramics with an 'Electioneering' plate with local interest on offer and a diverse collection of works of art and concludes with some fine furniture.

Joan Gillchrest (1918-2008): St Buryan Church, Winter Time (FS45/321) offered
        in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 21st January 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter,
        Devon.

Joan Gillchrest (1918-2008): St Buryan Church, Winter Time (FS45/321) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 21st January 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

The first Fine Art Sale of 2020 will be upon us before we know it on 21st/22nd January 2020, with many lots on offer.

Day One of the sale commences with the silver where an Edward VII silver presentation tray by Elkington & Co, Birmingham (FS45/22) dated 1902 and weighing 111.92ozs is inviting bids of £1,200-£1,500 and a pair of George V silver entrée dishes and covers by Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd (FS45/58), together with a near matching entrée dish and cover by Hawkes Eyre & Co is expected to realise £1,500-£1,800.

An Edward VII Silver Presentation Tray, Maker Elkington and Co, Birmingham, 1902 (FS45/22).

An Edward VII Silver Presentation Tray, Maker Elkington and Co, Birmingham, 1902 (FS45/22).

A pair of George V Silver Entree Dishes and Covers (FS45/58).

A pair of George V Silver Entree Dishes and Covers (FS45/58).

In the jewellery auction which follows, a gentleman's stainless steel 'Rolex Oyster' wristwatch (FS45/210) circa 1982, model number 6426 is expected to create interest. This example carries the official United Arab Emirates Armed Forces logo, Rolex crown and seventeen jewel movement and carries a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£2,500.

If you are looking for something a little more delicate though, perhaps the French Art Deco diamond mounted rectangular plaque brooch (FS45/241) would be more suitable. The central diamond weighs approximately 1ct, whilst the remaining diamonds are estimated to weight 6cts. This stylish piece carries a pre-sale estimate of £2,500-£3,000.

Rolex: A Gentleman's Stainless Steel 'Rolex Oyster' Wristwatch, circa 1982 model 6426 (FS45/210).

Rolex: A Gentleman's Stainless Steel 'Rolex Oyster' Wristwatch, circa 1982 model 6426 (FS45/210).

A French Art Deco Diamond Mounted Rectangular Plaque Brooch (FS45/241).

A French Art Deco Diamond Mounted Rectangular Plaque Brooch (FS45/241).

In the paintings auction, a seasonal oil on board by Joan Gillchrest titled St Buryan Church, Winter Time (FS45/321). St Buryan's 14th Century Church is a distinctive landmark for miles around with a circular graveyard surrounded by granite built cottages. This oil on board, which is signed with monogram bottom right and was illustrated in the book Joan Gillcrest, A Life in Pictures is expected to realise £6,000-£8,000.

Still in the paintings section, an oil on panel by Thomas Luny (1759-1837) titled Shaldon Bridge, Teignmouth, Devon (FS45/366) is inviting bids of £2,500-£3,500.

Thomas Luny (1759-1837) - Shaldon Bridge, Teignmouth, Devon, (FS45/366).

Thomas Luny (1759-1837) - Shaldon Bridge, Teignmouth, Devon, (FS45/366).

Day Two of the Fine Art Auction commences with ceramics and glass, where a Chinese famille rose medallion bowl (FS45/606) with flared rim and short cylindrical footrim and with an iron red six-character Daoguang seal mark is estimated at £800–£1,200, whilst a Bristol blue and white delftware 'Electioneering' plate (FS45/629) inscribed 'Rolle for Ever' within a Merryman wreath cartouche and dating from the 18th Century is expected to fetch £800-£1,200.

A Chinese Famille Rose Medallion Bowl (FS45/606).

A Chinese Famille Rose Medallion Bowl (FS45/606).

A Bristol Blue and White Delftware 'Electioneering' Plate (FS45/629).

A Bristol Blue and White Delftware 'Electioneering' Plate (FS45/629).

Works of Art are next to go under the hammer and include a pair of late Regency inlaid mahogany square cutlery urns (FS45/876) of tapering outline and domed rising action. Measuring 50cm high when closed and 75cm high when open, they are expected to realise between £1,200 and £1,800.

A near matching pair of large 19th Century alabaster ewers (FS45/890) are also expected to sell well. Both have been converted to table lamps and are inviting bids of £1,200 and £1,500.

A pair of late Regency Inlaid Mahogany Square Cutlery Urns (FS45/876).

A pair of late Regency Inlaid Mahogany Square Cutlery Urns (FS45/876).

Large 19th Century Alabaster Ewers of Neo-classical Design (FS45/890).

Large 19th Century Alabaster Ewers of Neo-classical Design (FS45/890).

Furniture is the last section to go under the hammer on Wednesday, 20th January 2020. An early 18th Century walnut and cross and feather banded tallboy (FS45/991) in two parts with a moulded cornice and containing three short and six long drawers is expected to realise between £4,000 and £6,000, whilst an early 18th Century Italian tortoiseshell, ebony and coromandel wood architectural cabinet (FS45/1080) on a 19th Century carved mahogany stand is inviting bids of £6,000-£8,000.

An early 18th Century Walnut and Cross and Feather Banded Tallboy (FS45/991).

An early 18th Century Walnut and Cross and Feather Banded Tallboy (FS45/991).

An early 18th Century Italian tortoiseshell, ebony and coromandel wood architectural
        cabinet on a 19th Century carved mahogany stand (FS45/1080).

An early 18th Century Italian tortoiseshell, ebony and coromandel wood architectural cabinet on a 19th Century carved mahogany stand (FS45/1080).

Tags

  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Elkington & Co
  • Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd
  • Hawkes Eyre & Co
  • Rolex
  • Joan Gillchrest
  • Thomas Luny (1759-1837)

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