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Sale FS49: Fine Art Sale

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From Wednesday, 14th April 2021
Until Friday, 16th April 2021

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Three Day Fine Art Sale

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Three Day Fine Art Sale with European and Oriental Ceramics, Glass, Pictures, Works of Art, Clocks, Watches, Jewellery and Furniture

This auction has 1239 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

The Quarterly Fine Sale has changed format and will be held over three days with a revised running order.

Day One opens with silver and amongst the items of interest is a silver trophy for the Church Institute Bicycling Club (FS49/808) engraved with the names of those who won the 25 mile race on a penny farthing. The section also has a menagerie of novelty pin cushions including a camel, swan, elephant, fox, hedgehog, frog, rabbit and of course plenty of pigs.

The afternoon sale of jewellery boasts an exquisite Art Nouveau gold and mother of pearl necklace (FS49/1015) in its original Liberty’s box that has more than a whiff of Archibald Knox about it and whilst hat pins are scarcely fashionable, an example with a 42ct yellow sapphire (FS49/1041) is bound to attract interest.

The second day begins with ceramics and amongst the Chinese porcelain are three lots of meat plates enamelled in the Tobacco Leaf pattern, perhaps the most rich and desirable decoration produced with estimates ranging from £500-£2,000. Whilst the appeal of Worcester blue and white has waned, the single owner collection being offered does contain a good number of rare patterns in pristine condition such as the Boatman pattern sauce boat (FS49/1309).

The afternoon session continues with the Works of Art and contains a broad variety of items and amongst the bronzes you can choose from a Chinese figure of Lao-Tze riding an oxen (FS49/1393) that looks to have some potential, a more traditional bronze study of a fox (FS49/1468) and a disarming 19th century mythical snail like beast (FS49/1466) that looks to have been concocted by an addled opium eater.

Day Three includes the paintings section which has a great 360 degree panorama from Mount Edgcumbe taking in the local countryside, fortifications and the Navy at Devonport Docks (FS49/1722) attributed to Nicholas Pocock it is estimated at £6,000-8,000, but comprising fourteen sheets of 61cm you’ll need a lot of wall to hang it.

Finally, as is usual, the sale concludes with a healthy offering of 300 lots of furniture that includes a useful number of carpets and an ostentatious carved gilt-wood and marble console table and mirror (FS49/1934) supported by a rather splendid displaying eagle.

Auction Viewing Notes

Please observe our health & safety precautions throughout our salerooms during your visit.

This sale is the postponed sale from 26th/28th January 2021. Please note that the PDF and Page-by-Page catalogues still bear this date.

We are anticipating this sale having in-person bidding and viewings, but please check beforehand. In any event, we can provide condition reports and additional images on request.

Order of Sale

The order of sale will be:-

  • Wednesday, 14th April 2021 10:00am
    Silver, Watches and Jewellery (starting at lot 600)
  • Thursday, 15th April 2021 10:00am
    Ceramics, Works of Art and Clocks (starting at lot 1131)
  • Friday, 16th April 2021 10:00am
    Pictures and Furniture (starting at lot 1551)

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Rachel LittlewoodRachel Littlewood

Tel:+44 (01392) 413100