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Sale EX142: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 18th August 2015

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Antiques and Interiors Sale

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Summary

Regular Antiques and Interiors Auction of ceramics, glass, works of art, collectables, pictures and furniture held at our Okehampton Street salerooms in Exeter.

This auction has 537 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The next sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood is this forthcoming Tuesday, 18th August 2015 and amongst the lots on offer is a stylish Wedgwood vase designed by Keith Murray. Born to a Scottish father and a New Zealand mother Murray emigrated to England at the age of 14. He qualified as an architect in the early 1920s, but during the depression he had to make ends meet as an illustrator. He tried unsuccessfully to design glass for Whitefriars in London before ending up at Wedgwood in 1932, where he pursued a rewarding career designing sleek annular shaped vases for the next seven years. He didn't however forget his training and also designed the new factory for Wedgwood whilst he was there.

There is a healthy picture section that has a good traditional still life of flowers by Alfred Devers, signed and dated 1886 it would bring sunshine to any room. Also on offer is a delightful water colour by Joseph Hughes Clayton, a Liverpool artist who generally painted the local coastline as far west as Anglesey. The image on offer is a departure from the norm and depicts a summer landscape with a windmill and cottage, perhaps it was painted whilst on holiday, though I doubt he went as far as Walter Jenks Morgan whose watercolour of a Bedouin caravan is also on offer with a presale estimate of only £30-£50.

Offerings from even further east include a Russian porcelain Easter egg estimated at £60-£90 and a Japanese carved ivory box decorated with panels of tigers and rather po-faced lions. Whilst carved ivory may not be everybody's cup of tea one wonders how many children would be pleased to receive another of the lots in this sale a small Edwardian model of a pony. There is no doubting it's cuddly credentials, but some may be less keen to hear it is made with real pony skin.

The next sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood is this forthcoming Tuesday, 18th August 2015 and amongst the lots on offer is a stylish Wedgwood vase designed by Keith Murray. Born to a Scottish father and a New Zealand mother Murray emigrated to England at the age of 14. He qualified as an architect in the early 1920s, but during the depression he had to make ends meet as an illustrator. He tried unsuccessfully to design glass for Whitefriars in London before ending up at Wedgwood in 1932, where he pursued a rewarding career designing sleek annular shaped vases for the next seven years. He didn't however forget his training and also designed the new factory for Wedgwood whilst he was there.

There is a healthy picture section that has a good traditional still life of flowers by Alfred Devers, signed and dated 1886 it would bring sunshine to any room. Also on offer is a delightful water colour by Joseph Hughes Clayton, a Liverpool artist who generally painted the local coastline as far west as Anglesey. The image on offer is a departure from the norm and depicts a summer landscape with a windmill and cottage, perhaps it was painted whilst on holiday, though I doubt he went as far as Walter Jenks Morgan whose watercolour of a Bedouin caravan is also on offer with a presale estimate of only £30-£50.

Offerings from even further east include a Russian porcelain Easter egg estimated at £60-£90 and a Japanese carved ivory box decorated with panels of tigers and rather po-faced lions. Whilst carved ivory may not be everybody's cup of tea one wonders how many children would be pleased to receive another of the lots in this sale a small Edwardian model of a pony. There is no doubting it's cuddly credentials, but some may be less keen to hear it is made with real pony skin.

The next sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood is this forthcoming Tuesday, 18th August 2015 and amongst the lots on offer is a stylish Wedgwood vase designed by Keith Murray. Born to a Scottish father and a New Zealand mother Murray emigrated to England at the age of 14. He qualified as an architect in the early 1920s, but during the depression he had to make ends meet as an illustrator. He tried unsuccessfully to design glass for Whitefriars in London before ending up at Wedgwood in 1932, where he pursued a rewarding career designing sleek annular shaped vases for the next seven years. He didn't however forget his training and also designed the new factory for Wedgwood whilst he was there.

There is a healthy picture section that has a good traditional still life of flowers by Alfred Devers, signed and dated 1886 it would bring sunshine to any room. Also on offer is a delightful water colour by Joseph Hughes Clayton, a Liverpool artist who generally painted the local coastline as far west as Anglesey. The image on offer is a departure from the norm and depicts a summer landscape with a windmill and cottage, perhaps it was painted whilst on holiday, though I doubt he went as far as Walter Jenks Morgan whose watercolour of a Bedouin caravan is also on offer with a presale estimate of only £30-£50.

Offerings from even further east include a Russian porcelain Easter egg estimated at £60-£90 and a Japanese carved ivory box decorated with panels of tigers and rather po-faced lions. Whilst carved ivory may not be everybody's cup of tea one wonders how many children would be pleased to receive another of the lots in this sale a small Edwardian model of a pony. There is no doubting it's cuddly credentials, but some may be less keen to hear it is made with real pony skin.

Contact for Sale

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Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100