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Sale FS24: Two Day Fine Art Sale

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From Tuesday, 28th October 2014
Until Wednesday, 29th October 2014

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Two Day Fine Art Sale

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Two Day Fine Art Sale with European and Oriental Ceramics, Glass, Pictures, Works of Art, Clocks, Watches, Jewellery and Furniture with Internet Live Bidding.

This auction has 774 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The last Fine Sale of the year starts with something of a sporting flavour in the silver section, both dating from 1929 and made by Goldsmith’s & Silversmith's Co, London -  one in the form of a Pugilist (FS24/48) and the other somewhat bizarrely in the form of mythic winged lion (FS24/13) marked as a trophy for a Football Tournament. The section finishes with a rarity in the form of a Charles II silver caudle cup (FS24/86), estimated at £1,000-£1,500.

Following this is a very healthy jewellery section that culminates with two choice pieces of Cartier jewellery: a diamond mounted bird brooch (FS24/192) and a platinum single stone ring, containing a VS1 diamond (FS24/194) - something perhaps that might need footballers wages to acquire.

The paintings section has a good range of traditional water colours and oil paintings as well as a good number of more contemporary works, amongst them worthy of note is a graphite figure study by LS Lowry (FS24/223) entitled '10 mins' that shows that his output extended to more than just ‘matchstick’ men. However, if you do prefer the fuller figure then the oil on board of ‘Twinkle Toes’ (FS24/236) painted by Beryl Cook might well be for you.

The second day of the sale begins with the ceramics and glass section that starts with a good selection of 18th century wine glasses and decanters, just in time for Christmas. It also includes a number of sealed onion and mallet shaped wine bottles, including a previously unrecorded magnum sized bottle, circa 1710 (FS24/358) bearing a seal with the arms of Swete, which would sit nicely between the pair of Chinese export ice pails (FS24/412) also on offer. The ceramics and glass section also contains the Roy Paine collection: a thirty five year accumulation of Torquay pottery with estimates from £50-£600.

The works of art section as ever can be relied upon to provide a broad and varied range of Oriental items, particularly Chinese, which includes numerous carved ivories, jades and hardstone artefacts to suit those with deep pockets as well of those of more modest means who wish to add to their collections. The highlight is a wonderfully carved Chinese black limestone beast, tentatively attributed to the Tang Dynasty (FS24/604) and estimated at £3-5000.

Finally, day two concludes with the typical array of oak, walnut and mahogany amongst these traditional staples are a walnut kneehole desk (FS24/776) and a charmingly shabby leather library armchair (FS24/834). Here again more contemporary pieces are becoming increasingly popular, there is no doubting the craftsmanship and quality of the Peter Waals secretaire cabinet (FS24/868) that has a price tag of £4,000-£6,000 nor the iconic status of the preceding lot - an Eero Aarnio fibreglass ‘ball’ chair (FS24/867), something that a Bond villain might look at home in.

Order of Sale

The order of sale will be:-

  • Tuesday, 28th October 2014 10:00am
    Silver (starting at lot 1)
  • Tuesday, 28th October 2014 12:30pm
    Watches and Jewellery (starting at lot 101)
  • Tuesday, 28th October 2014 2:30pm
    Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Prints (starting at lot 201)
  • Wednesday, 29th October 2014 10:00am
    Oriental and European Ceramics and Glass (starting at lot 351)
  • Wednesday, 29th October 2014 12:30pm
    Works of Art and Clocks (starting at lot 551)
  • Wednesday, 29th October 2014 2:30pm
    Furniture (starting at lot 751)

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Telephone: +44 (01392) 413100