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Sale EX230: Antiques and Interiors

Tuesday, 18th June 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 604 fine art lots.

Catalogue and Notices

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Sale Notes

You may well recognise several of the pieces included in Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s forthcoming Antiques & Interiors auction among the 500 plus lots on offer.

The small blue bird and dishes are easily recognisable as ‘Blue John’, a semi-precious fluorite mineral from Derbyshire. But did you know that its name may have South West roots? In the 18th century, Cornish miners working in Derbyshire often referred to such minerals a ‘Blujenn’ from the old Cornish ‘blodon’ meaning ‘flower’ or ‘bloom’. Its colour is still popular today as it was in the 18th and 19th centuries, hence the estimate of £50-£70* (EX230/378).

Clarice Cliff is something that generations of collectors and the wider public have seen throughout auctions worldwide and continue to covet. Even with the changing fashion of modern interiors, those looking for something ‘retro’ can do no better than acquiring original pieces at auction like the junket set (Estimate £100-£150*) (EX230/62).

In a similar fashion, Moorcroft continues to be a favourite for buyers at auction. Two small squat posy vases (Estimate £100-£120*) (EX230/63) are modestly priced for anyone with an interest to start collecting.

If ceramics are not quite your thing then perhaps the quality of the coromandel workbox would be something more appealing. It would certainly make an excellent place to store some ‘bling’ or your collection of vintage wristwatches. The fitted interior with sprung and sliding sections makes it very appealing, as does the £100-£150* estimate. (EX230/449).

The auction also includes paintings, furniture, works of art and collectables. It might seem strange but Napoleon alongside Admiral Nelson still have a strong legion of followers, even in the 21st Century and so a small circular tortoiseshell box should easily make the top of its £50-£70* estimate.(EX230/385).

Perhaps you might even like the Victorian painted truncheon? (EX230/359). We’re not suggesting it be carried on a daily basis, but it might make an interesting light pull or if mounted on a wooden base a toilet roll holder with a difference!

* NOTE: All Lots are 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

Auction Settlement Details

We offer several payment methods.

If you are tranferring funds to us electronically for this auction, please call us on +44 (0)1392 413100 or email us for our client bank account details.

Legal Notice

Please note that this sale will be subject to our usual Terms and Conditions. Your attention is drawn to our conditions of sale, our information for buyers and our information for sellers. Please also note our premium and commission charges.