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Sale EX253: Antiques and Interiors

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Tuesday, 15th September 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 430 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The Antiques & Interiors auction at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood in Exeter on Tuesday, 15th September 2020 includes a group of sculptures inspired by the ancient spirit of Omar Khayam and Rumi's exotic poetry. These are the work of Am Afifi (1949-2019) who exhibited regularly in Europe and declared "My art reflects my attitude to life and contains solemn and philosophical expressions counterbalanced by joyful and hedonistic imagery." Two bronzed resin busts -The Thinker and The Dream and Consequence of Lust are a typical example of the thought provoking themes and offered together they have an estimate of £60-£90* (EX253/331).

Among the more traditional antiques is a four-tier treen spice tower with containers for Ginger, Mace, Cloves and Nutmeg, which comes with a collection of vintage kitchenalia including grinders, mortars, pestles and boxes estimated at £60-£100* (EX253/301).

For the Royal Worcester collectors, a pair of blush ivory vases are offered together with a similar pair of jugs with an estimate of £120-£160* (EX153/39) and among the picture section, which includes miniatures and 19th Century paintings, there are also more contemporary works, including an etching of Duncombe Park by John Brunsdon with a lithograph of Christchurch by Edwin La Dell estimated at £80-£120* (EX253/199).

Finally, returning to the theme of the exotic (or is it erotic?), the 1990s Cologne exhibition poster for BilderLust Erotische Photographie is estimated at £30-£50* (EX253/238).

Auction Viewing Notes

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Contact for Sale

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Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100