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Sale EX243: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 25th February 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 464 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood auction on the 25th February 2020 includes the usual eclectic mix of lots.

For those of you hankering after some sun and a summer break then perhaps a view of Venice is in order. An oil on board depicting the Grand Canal painted by TC Lawrence, an English artist, showing the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in the background. The painting is estimated at £80-£120 (EX243/192).

An unusual item is a cast brass door stop modelled as the Lincoln Imp. The Lincoln Imp is a grotesque on the wall of Lincoln Cathedral and it has become the symbol of the city of Lincoln. A legend tells of it being a creature sent to the cathedral by Satan, only to be turned to stone by an angel. Well this particular imp has been turned to brass and used as a door stop. It stands 40cm high and is expected to realise in the region of £50-£80 (EX243/278).

Within the ceramics section is an unusual Foley 'Intarsio' pottery bowl with electro-plate mounted rim, printed and painted to the interior with Shakespeare's Hamlet Act 5 Scene 1 "They Hold Up Adam's Profession" together with a portrait of Yorick and a view of Glamis Castle, the exterior with flowers and scrolling foliage. The bowl is a real collector's piece and should sell for around £120-£180 (EX243/28).

A fine pair of 17th Century style candlesticks with plain cylindrical nozzles and very wide circular drip trays are mounted on an inverted trumpet-shaped flared foot. Very plain and simple in design, they would not look out of place in a modern home. Measuring 20cm. high. and expected to fetch between £80-£120 (EX24/241).

Finally, there is a silver twin handled trophy cup that was made by the Barker Brothers and assayed in Birmingham in 1931. Nothing unusual about that but it hasn't been inscribed so is ready to be used with an engraved inscription. It measures 15cm high and is likely to fetch £80-£100 (EX243/164).

All estimates are subject to Buyers 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