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Sale EX153: Antiques and Interiors

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From Tuesday, 16th February 2016
Until Wednesday, 17th February 2016

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Two Day Antiques and Interiors Sale

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An Extended Two Day Antiques and Collectables Auction of silver, ceramics, works of art, pictures and furniture held at our Exeter salerooms.

This auction has 995 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

There was a period when advertising seemed so much more direct and honest in that it merely seemed to present the product you should buy, sometimes with a rather flimsy strap line, and that was that. Examples of this early advertising include a table top cigarette box advertising Balkan Sobranie Cigarettes (EX153/504) estimated at £40-£60. There is also a copy of a classic John Gilroy designed poster advertising Guinness (EX152/852) showing a workman lifting a girder with a single hand above the caption Guinness For Strength for which offers of £60-£80 are expected. However, if your budget is smaller, you might like some barely politically correct posters for New York and London music publishers, one of them advertising The Darktown Strutters Ball (EX153/799).

Elsewhere, the sale boasts entries from the four corners of the globe with Lalique glass from France, majolica from Italy and porcelain from China and a Schuco novelty windup toys from Germany in the form of a dancing mouse (EX153/829) and an Austrian cold painted bronze of a bulldog (EX153/828). However, homespun tastes are also catered for with a good single owner collection of Torquay and Barnstaple pottery made from our own red clay soils, if they haven't all been washed into the seas by another winter storm.

Those with more contemporary taste may prefer a porcelain tea service from the studio of David Leach (EX153/497), estimated at £150-£250 or bespoke pieces from one of the other locally based potters Richard Batterham and Colin Kellam.

However, for those with the most refined taste there is a Patek Philippe gentleman's Ellipse wristwatch (EX153/50) if you have £4,000 to spare and also a platinum, ruby and diamond mounted ring (EX153/197) that seems positively affordable by comparison with a pre-sale estimate of £900-£1,000.

Order of Sale

The order of sale will be:-

  • Tuesday, 16th February 2016 10:00am
    Day One (starting at lot 1)
  • Wednesday, 17th February 2016 10:00am
    Day Two (starting at lot 616)

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100