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Sale EX203: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 6th March 2018

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Antiques and Interiors Sale

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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 539 fine art lots.

Catalogue, Notices and Results

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Sale Notes

History has largely forgotten the name of Pike & Elliman, a company of London shop fitters and makers of weights, measures and shop jars. Which is a shame as the next sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood on Tuesday, 6th March 2018 has a glorious tobacco jar (EX203/101), which is likely to be recycled for kitchen use, captioned on the front for Dark Shag.

Something a little more refined is a pair of damaged Derby porcelain tea cups (EX203/100) decorated by their best landscape painter Zachariah Boreman. However, whilst there is no doubting the quality of his work, it begs the question why not paint the outside where your work is constantly on view rather than the inside, where your vista only becomes apparent once you have drained the cup?

A far more recognisable piece is the Clarice Cliff coffee pot brightly painted in the Gayday pattern (EX203/80), a classic piece of Art Deco with a stylish but impractical triangular handle.

Equally as colourful is a naive painting by a relative unknown artist called Lewis Mitchell (EX203/249), who incidentally was born about the same time that the Clarice Cliff was popular. One can't help but smile when looking at it.

Just as pleasing, but far more traditional in its appeal, is an oil on canvas by living artist Gudrun Sibbons (EX203/246)of a plough team on their way to work. For what looks like an archetypal English pastoral view, one might be surprised that the artist was born in Germany.

Finally, amongst the works of art is a tuned mahogany gaming board (EX203/368) that looks something like a solitaire board, but has the addition of being marked with consonants and joined by black lines. It is obviously a game of some sort, but alas the name of this pastime and the rules have been lost, unless someone out there can shed some light on it?

Auction Viewing Notes

Please call (01392) 413100 before visiting our salerooms on Saturday to check we are open as we have been closed due to the severe snow in Exeter.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100