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Sale EX225: Antiques and Interiors

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From Tuesday, 19th March 2019
Until Wednesday, 20th March 2019

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Antiques and Interiors Sale (with Selected Jewellery)

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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 1050 fine art lots.

Catalogue, Notices and Results

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Sale Notes

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s next Antiques and  Interiors Auction will be a two-day affair on the 19th/20th March 2019, starting on the Tuesday  with over 400 lots of jewellery together with over 100 lots of silver.

Jewellery in the form of snakes was popular in the late 19th and early 20th century and, over recent months, has seen a rise in popularity once again. A 9ct snake bracelet with emerald eyes should attract attention with its estimate of £300-£400* (EX225/164).

Many people will be familiar with cameos like that of the Abduction of Europa and may well have one hidden in a drawer or jewellery basket. But did you know that prior to their popularity in the Victorian period, cameos were worn in ancient Rome and Egypt? Romans would wear cameos of gods and goddesses or themes from mythology, while in the Hellenistic period a woman wearing a cameo of a dancing Eros was a discreet invitation for love. Much classier than having to swipe left or right in the 21st century (ask a millennial if you don’t understand!)

Among the silver included in the first day of the auction is a  small Edwardian silver mounted whisky noggin and perfume bottle, estimate £50-£70*.(EX225/538) The perfect pieces for today’s enthusiast of micro-breweries and small perfumeries.

The second day of the auction begins with a selection of ceramics and glass including a  mid-20th century Karl Ens porcelain parrot, estimate £50-£70* (EX225/673) - his bright colours certainly should attract a lot of interest on the day.

The second day also includes pictures, furniture, collectables and works of art with a good selection throughout the auction. The small group of enamelled compacts, including a George IV silver example dated 1928, would perhaps be more suited to holding USB sticks and data cards than powder in today’s modern world, but would still make a statement today as they did in the early 20th century and with an estimate of £100-£200*(EX225/568). They are certainly worth considering.

*NOTE: Lots subject to Buyer’s Premium of 25.2% incl. VAT @ 20%

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100