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Sale EX103: Antiques and Collectables

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Tuesday, 24th June 2014

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Antiques and Collectables Sale (with Selected Pictures)

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Regular Antiques and Collectables Auction of ceramics, glass, oriental, works of art, books, collectables, pictures and furniture held at our Exeter salerooms, with selected pictures.

This auction has 568 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

There are over 140 paintings and watercolours in the Selected Picture Sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, which starts at 10:00am on Tuesday, 24th June 2014.

The first lot is an etching of a French scene by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) (EX103/1) with an estimate of £60-£90 and there are a number of other printed works by well known artists like the lithograph Kilpeck by John Piper (1903-1992) (EX103/42), the Eric Gill [1882-1940] etching (EX103/54) and the Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) lithograph titled Regatta (EX103/35).

The sale includes three paintings by Stuart Maxwell Armfield (1916-2000) with estimates ranging from £80-£250. (EX103/39a, EX103/40 and EX103/70a). There is also an oil painting by Fred Yates (1922-2008) of a man in the artist's garden in France (EX103/56), which is estimated at £300-£400.

There is a strong group of traditional west country watercolours and paintings, there are continental views, portraits (including Robert Baxter (EX103/26) by Harold Speed (1987-1957), estimated at £100-£200) and several lots of very decorative miniatures.

The sale includes two studio collections - one from the designer and decorator George Daniels who was born in 1854 and aged 16 was apprenticed to the stained glass firm of Clayton & Bell and within six years had become their principal figure artist. Daniels also worked as a freelance designer and painter for firms including JF Bentley, Horace Wilkinson and Mayers of Munich. His stained glass work features in over 200 buildings including Westminster Cathedral and he also exhibited miniatures and landscapes at the Royal Academy. There are eight works by Daniels in this sale including a miniature portrait of his daughter (EX103/11) and the design for a War Memorial mural, which was exhibited at The Royal Academy in 1917. The estimates range from £30-£100.

The second and larger studio collection comes from a Dutch painter who settled in Combe Martin. Thijs Mauve was born in Holland in 1915 and produced a mixture of traditional and also stylised and imaginative landscapes. Among this collection of over 30 paintings are three oils of Cornish Tin Mines and the more abstract oil titled Fragment in Space (EX103/82). The estimates for the Mauve paintings range from £30-£80.

The sale continues with the regular antiques and collectables auction, which has a fascinating selection of antiques and collectables both from earlier times and some only produced very recently. The glassware that always commences the proceedings includes a striking pair of Cranberry glass lustres (EX103/190).  Rather more modern is a Waterford Glass picture frame (EX103/205).

Few of these sales pass without including a Royal Doulton figure or two and there is a small group of rather rarer-than-average examples such as Abdullah (HN2104)(EX103/223) and Phyllis (HN2070)(EX103/225) in this sale. A more recent Beswick figure of the majestic horse Nijinsky (EX103/213) will appeal to those with an equestrian bent and the ornithologists will no doubt appreciate a pair of German porcelain figures of parrots (EX103/259).

Other interesting lots are an extensive group of Bell’s whisky decanters, a selection of maritime equipment and ship medals as well as an extensive collection of Victorian and Edwardian furniture.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100