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Fine Art Auction Preview

The upcoming two day Quarterly Fine Art Sale in October 2021 will soon be upon us with just under 1,200 lots being offered in the auction. The sale offers a fine array of items with everything from a countess's coronet to stunning furniture.

A fine 19th Century French Mahogany, Ebonised, Marquetry and Ormolu Mounted Side Cabinet (FS51/1143) 
        offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 5th October 2021 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

A fine 19th Century French Mahogany, Ebonised, Marquetry and Ormolu Mounted Side Cabinet (FS51/1143) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 5th October 2021 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Day One of the October 2021 Fine Sale commences with the silver section, where a late Victorian Countess's Coronet (FS51/260) by maker Garrard & Co Ltd, London 1900 is being offered. Parcel gilt and matted, with silver balls, crimson velvet caul, bullion cord finial and ermine trim, bids of £1,000-£1,500 are being invited.

Also within the silver section of the sale is a fine set of eight George III silver candlesticks, maker Robert Garrard I (FS51/261). Marked for London 1803 and bearing the Cavendish family crest and weighing 4513grms, this superb set carries a pre-sale estimate of £4,000-£6,000.

A late Victorian Countess's Coronet Maker Garrard & Co Ltd, London, 1900 (FS51/260).

A late Victorian Countess's Coronet Maker Garrard & Co Ltd, London, 1900 (FS51/260).

A fine Sst of eight George III Silver Candlesticks, maker Robert Garrard I, London, 1803 (FS51/261).

A fine Sst of eight George III Silver Candlesticks, maker Robert Garrard I, London, 1803 (FS51/261).

Jewellery follows and there is a good selection of rings, bracelets, watches, pendants and earrings, including an 18ct gold amethyst and diamond dress ring (FS51/468), the central rectangular cut amethyst estimated to weigh 13.67cts, which has an estimate of £1,000-£1,500, a sapphire and diamond ring (FS51/480), the central sapphire weighing 7.87ct and being offered with a sapphire report from the Gem and Pearl Laboratory with an estimate of £5,000-£7,000 and a late 19th/early 20th century diamond mounted negligee necklace (FS51/482), which carries a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£3,000.

The final section of day one sees the paintings being sold, with an oil on canvas by Victoriano Codina Y Langlin (1844–1911) titled Diverted Attention (FS51/564) being offered with an estimate of £1,000-£1,500 and Maria Szantho's (1897–1998), Hungarian) oil on canvas Odalisque (FS51/568) with a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£3,000.

An 18 Carat Gold Amethyst and Diamond Dress Ring (FS51/468).

An 18 Carat Gold Amethyst and Diamond Dress Ring (FS51/468).

A Sapphire and Diamond Ring (FS51/480).

A Sapphire and Diamond Ring (FS51/480).

A late 19th/Early 20th Century Diamond Mounted Negligee Necklace (FS51/482).

A late 19th/Early 20th Century Diamond Mounted Negligee Necklace (FS51/482).

A good section of ceramics starts Day Two of the auction, with a fine Chinese yellow-ground famille rose bowl (FS51/721) with numerous blooms including peony, lotus, dianthus and stippled lilies amongst scrolling foliage being offered with an estimate of £3,000-£5,000 and a fine pair of early Worcester two-handled double lipped sauceboats (FS51/755) dating from circa 1754–56 inviting bids of £1,000-£1,500.

In the works of art section, which follows, an unusual Ottoman tortoiseshell, mother of pearl and ivory strung scribe's table (FS51/886) is expected to fetch £800-£1,200.

The final part of the sale includes furniture and rugs. Amongst the highlights is a fine 19th Century French mahogany, ebonised, marquetry and ormolu mounted side cabinet by Francois Linke (FS51/1143), which is inviting bids of £15,000-£20,000 and an early Victorian rosewood and carved giltwood square pianoforte of Royal Victorian interest (FS51/1226) which carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,000-£1,500. On the interior of the Piano is written paper label stating 'This piano in the years 1845 & 46 was in possession of the Late Prince Consort and was the same on which he played and composed in his private apartments'.

A fine Chinese Yellow-ground Famille Rose Bowl (FS51/721).

A fine Chinese Yellow-ground Famille Rose Bowl (FS51/721).

A fine pair of early Worcester Two-handled Double-lipped Sauceboats (FS51/755).

A fine pair of early Worcester Two-handled Double-lipped Sauceboats (FS51/755).

Of Royal Victorian interest, an early Victorian Rosewood and Carved Giltwood Square Pianoforte (FS51/1226).

Of Royal Victorian interest, an early Victorian Rosewood and Carved Giltwood Square Pianoforte (FS51/1226).

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