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Sale EX252: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 25th August 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 403 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

There can be few artists whose work is more recognisable than that of LS Lowry. Even those with little interest in paintings can point to a landscape peopled by matchstick men and know who painted it. Whilst his work is a snapshot of a rather down at heel Salford during the mid-20th century, it also has a joyous and playful nature to it. Original paintings by Lowry often exceed £100,000. However, there is a healthy trade in more affordable limited edition prints such as 'Good Friday Daisy Nook' (EX252/228). It is one of three being offered with expectations in the region of £300.

Perhaps to a lesser degree, the work of Robert Lenkiewicz is also easily recognised and here the auctioneers have a pencil sketch of the artists first wife Mouse (EX252/211). There is no doubting the quality of Royal Crown Derby porcelain, often decorated in opulent shades of gold, red and royal blue, one of the few domestic factories that is still hand decorated and still commands a premium as a result. Amongst several Derby lots is a pair of hexagonal bowls in the Witches pattern (EX252/76).

Appealing to the more traditional antique collector is a Dutch pressed copper and brass tobacco box (EX252/314), dating from the late 18th century, it celebrates the Duke of Brunswick, a war hero who led the Anglo German forces to victory over the French in the Battle of Minden on 1st August 1759. Decorated with battle scenes and portraits of the Duke and Frederick the Great, it could be yours for as little as £50.

Finally, in a world of portable mobile phones that seem to do everything for us,, a vintage telephone (EX252/289) complete with mahogany case, brass bells and separate trumpets for speaking and listening really does look like it came out of the ark. Whilst probably not very practical, if you excuse the pun, it is certainly a conversation starter.

Auction Viewing Notes

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Contact for Sale

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Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100