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Sale EX207: Antiques and Interiors

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Wednesday, 9th May 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 612 fine art lots.

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Sale Notes

In a packed Antiques and Interiors auction at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood on Wednesday 9th May, there are some unusual and interesting items. Of West Country interest is a North Devon pottery art vase from the Brannam factory, potted by Thomas Liverton using fish and jelly fish as the main form of decoration (EX207/47) The vase is 18cm. high and produced in 1910. Four years after the vase was produced Britain was at war and a cartoon character “Old Bill” was produced by Bruce Bairnsfather to illustrate life in the trenches. Immortalised in “Fragments from France” Old Bill soon became a firm favourite and a metal car mascot is on offer, dressed in full kit and slung rifle. (EX207/399) For those reliving their childhood memories there is a Triang Minic battery operated Vauxhall Victor with red coachwork and loud tartan upholstery. It comes in its original box and for any ex-Vauxhall Victor owner it’s a must have item and with an estimate of £30-40 still a lot cheaper than the original car.(EX207/398) An unusual tea service is also on offer and is modelled in the form of country cottages, it includes teapot, hot water jug, cream jug, sugar basin and biscuit jar and the polychrome colours are enough to brighten up any tea party.(EX207/44) In 1752 the Dutch merchant ship Geldermalsen sank with a cargo of porcelain and gold, in 1986 the cargo was raised and sold in Amsterdam. The Nanking cargo as we now know it has been bought by collectors’ from around the world and a tea cup and near matching bowl are included in the auction. They still bear their original lot numbers and it’s your chance to buy a piece of ceramic history for under £50. What better way to grace a dining table than with two near matching silver sauce boats? They are of traditional design with wavy edge borders, acanthus capped handles and raised on three swept feet, (EX207/173) the estimate is £150-180* (subject to buyer’s premium + VAT). *Buyer’s Premium of 25.2% incl. VAT @ 20% For further information please call 01392 413100 or visit

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Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100