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Sale EX233: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 6th August 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 750 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The next auction at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood's Exeter saleroom includes 300 lots of affordable jewellery for both sexes, amongst them is a stainless steel Rolex Tudor Prince-Quartz Oysterdate stainless steel wristwatch, a bit of a mouthful, but estimated at £200-£300* (EX233/84) and a charming gold sapphire and diamond mounted ring that has Art Deco appeal and hopes for £100-£200* (EX233/272).

However, if that seems pricey, you could always bid for a platinum and cubic zirconia two stone cross-over ring, which has all the sparkle of diamonds to the untrained eye, but could be yours for less than £100.(EX233/273).

Somewhat more traditional is a terracotta group, almost certainly by Watcombe or the Torquay Terracotta Company, that has been set on a walnut base, both companies started with highbrow sculptural groups, rather than the motto wares they are more readily known for, but one assumes either they didn't compete well against the contemporary parian ware or proved too expensive for local pockets(EX233/463). So whilst there is plenty of the affordable pieces about, these groups are now rarer and desirable.

If you are a temperate drinker of wine, you might like the four German silver mounted bottle stoppers, surmounted with a squirrel, stag, owl or horse (EX233/116), which for as little as £120-£180*, could keep your favourite tipple fresh.

Amongst the paintings on offer is a sun drenched view of the Alcazar Palace in Seville by Ernest Arthur Rowe, who specialised in garden views, particularly of English stately homes. However, after recovering from a bout of tuberculosis in Switzerland, he chose to spend his winters in southern Europe, where presumably he painted the example this one (EX233/536).

Sunniness of a different nature is portrayed by a much lesser known artist Maria L Angus. Her portrait of a young girl before an Art Nouveau screen (EX233/378) can't help but make one smile and of the two watercolours, I know which one I prefer.

*NOTE Lots include 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