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Sale EX227: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 30th April 2019

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 663 fine art lots.

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Sale Notes

The Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood auction in Exeter on Tuesday, 30th April 2019 of over 500 lots covers a range of works of art from the 18th Century right up to contemporary pictures and paintings by living artists.

For those with good local knowledge and a long memory, there are a group of six Dellers of Exeter menus (EX227/356) from the 1930s. Dellers first came to the city in the old Exeter Bank premises in 1905, so this is an opportunity to collect vintage local history and the estimate is £30-£40.

Among the older lots on offer is a late 18th century iron rush-light holder on a turned fruitwood base (EX227/367). A rush-light provided a naked interior light and consisted of dried plant pith soaked in fat or grease. They were inexpensive and easy to make and therefore a popular form of household lighting. Rush-lights were common and not highly valued and therefore relatively few survive and this is example is offered with an estimate of £60-£90.

The auction has a large range of 19th Century and Victorian works of art and artefacts and these include a fine Royal Worcester reticulated hexagonal vase decorated with flowers and fruit between gilded and reticulated borders (EX227/067). Dating from circa 1880, this type of reticulated work was highly skilled and the Worcester decorator George Owen was one of the most noted exponents of this craft. The vase measures 13.5cm and, lacking the original cover, has an estimate of £50-£100.

Alongside the Worcester vase stands an eye-catching lime green glazed Burmantofts bottle-vase with subtle flowerhead decoration (EX227/106). Based in Leeds, the Burmantofts Pottery was established in the 1850s for the production of building materials, using the locally sourced clay. The art pottery came later in the century and this attractive vase has an estimate of £40-£80.

The picture section of the sale includes a version of a familiar 1845 Edwin Landseer painting of King Charles Spaniels titled the The Cavaliers Pets (EX227/297). This good quality small oil on canvas has an estimate of £80-£120. The more modern and contemporary pictures include original works and good quality etchings and limited edition prints like the Francis Kelly line study of a Nude (EX227/280])and the intriguing and amusing Lighthouse Keepers Daughters (EX227/310) by Richard Adams that is offered with three other decorative pictures. Both these lots are estimated below £100.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100