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Sale FS33: Two Day Fine Art Sale

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From Tuesday, 24th January 2017
Until Wednesday, 25th January 2017

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

This auction has 1053 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The next Fine Sale has a thoroughly healthy 1,200 lots on offer and whether you’re looking for a rarity or something affordable and quirky, there should be something for everyone.

As usual, proceedings start with the silver and the choice here is between a very showy silver punch bowl (FS33/148) with winged caryatid handles made by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd that certainly demands attention with an estimate of £2,500-£3,500 or a smaller but equally high quality silver ‘castle top’ card case by Nathaniel Mills (FS33/98) £400-£600. At the more quaint end of the scale, there is also a Victorian silver cat’s bell (FS33/93) for that special pussy of yours and at £70-£90 it could be money well spent.

However, if you do wish to push the boat out then the Jewellery department will certainly help you with a gold and diamond heart shaped pendant brooch (FS33/210),which will certainly show your love, but those earnest attentions would be further helped by the purchase of a platinum and diamond mounted clip brooch (FS33/228) if you have £3,000-£4,000 to spend.

The first day of the sale is wrapped up with a robust picture section that has a good number of ‘on trend’ modern British works amongst them a Salford landscape by Brian Shields, a student of Lowry more usually known as Braaq, (FS33/359), it is titled ‘Just spent me Mam’s milk money on this’ and shows a lad chasing a train and flying a kite amongst the smoky chimney tops.

The antithesis of this Northern landscape comes in the form of two bright sunlight rural images containing children the first by Harold Harvey (FS33/428), which depicts two children feeding goats and the other by Dorethea Sharp, which has two young girls in a cornfield (FS33/429).

Day two of the sale starts with ceramics, which has a typical array of domestic, European and Oriental pieces. The section includes a thoroughly traditional single owner collection of one hundred pieces of Worcester First Period porcelain, something of a rarity nowadays. It boasts a rare early cream boat (FS33/710) circa 1752/53, a Jabberwocky pattern plate (FS33/696), a Sir Joshua Reynolds pattern teapot (FS33/724) and a James Giles decorated bird decorated teacup (FS33/730) and saucer - one of four lots attributed to his workshops.

Amongst the Works of Art is a snuff bottle (FS33/874) painted in workshops on the other side of the world, a tour de force of interior painting, it has a portrait of Master Yanting by the celebrated Ma Shaoxuan and is estimated at £2,000-£4,000. Bearing a similar estimate is a Japanese carved and reticulated ivory model of a dragon (FS33/888), an equally skilful construction measuring over a metre long!

Proceedings finish with the furniture section that has a teak and brass bound peat bucket (FS33/1204) that would grace any stately fire place or shooting lodge at only £800-£1,000 and who knows after a successful day’s sport your bag might include enough beasts to make up the pair of antler chairs and matching table (FS33/1212) provenanced to Schloss Georgium. I can’t say quite how relaxed one might feel lounging within them, but they would certainly be a talking point.

Order of Sale

The order of sale will be:-

  • Tuesday, 24th January 2017 10:00am
    Silver (starting at lot 1)
  • Tuesday, 24th January 2017 12:30pm
    Watches and Jewellery (starting at lot 151)
  • Tuesday, 24th January 2017 2:30pm
    Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Pictures (starting at lot 351)
  • Wednesday, 25th January 2017 10:00am
    Oriental and European Ceramics and Glassware (starting at lot 601)
  • Wednesday, 25th January 2017 12:30pm
    Works of Art and Clocks (starting at lot 821)
  • Wednesday, 25th January 2017 2:30pm
    Furniture (starting at lot 1051)

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Rachel LittlewoodRachel Littlewood

Tel:+44 (01392) 413100