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Sale EX241: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 7th January 2020

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 421 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The first auction of 2020 at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood is on Tuesday, 7th January 2020 and contains an eclectic mix of items, which includes a carved wooden crucifix that is tentatively ascribed as being Scandinavian and is engraved with a spear, ladder, crossed bones, a mask and a nesting bird - a curious mix of motifs - and is dated on the reverse 1744 (EX241/284). Equally as curious and with a somewhat sinister air about them are a group of three Chinese white metal and enamel nail guards. Worn by a select number of members of the Manchu court, they were considered to be the height of sophistication and luxury. The owner would grow perhaps one, two or three nails to extraordinary lengths and the wearing of these protective guards signalled to others you were high status and required servants to pretty much attend to most of your needs (EX241/140).

A little more mainstream there is a pair of Tudric pewter twin-branch candlesticks made for Liberty's of London, probably after a design by Archibald Knox, which are expected to achieve in the region of £100 (EX241/277).

Amongst the pictures, there is a spontaneous pen and ink with watercolour study by Robert Lenkiewicz that depicts his son Rueben with two unknown friends (EX241/205). There is also an amusing limited edition print by another Plymouth artist, Beryl Cook, entitled 'Clubbing in the Rain', signed and numbered 579/650, it is estimated at £120-180* (EX241/195).

Finally there is a charming bronze poodle nib cleaner, a must for any budding man of letters and just in time for those post-Christmas thank you letters.(EX241/201).

* 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