Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood was established in 2009 when two companies, Bearne’s and Hampton & Littlewood, combined to create an auction house with expertise in fine art auctions and valuations. Bearne’s had been set up in 1945 and Hampton & Littlewood in 2001.

The company covers the south-west of England – Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and Devon and holds regular auctions from its saleroom in Exeter.


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Carpenter’s hits include chart toppers

01 November 2021

Antarctic maps take highest prices in collection relating to key Terra Nova crew member

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Chinese cup with surprise in store

23 August 2021

Chinese trick or surprise cups were made to deceive a drinker and illustrate the classical paradigm that modesty brings gain and arrogance results in loss.

'The River' by Walter Sickert

Sickert takes a trip down the river

21 June 2021

Walter Sickert and Winifred Nicholson feature in Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood's picture sale.

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Simple Cornish charm stands out in the salerooms

14 June 2021

Naive-style Cornish art has been on a good run at regional auctions over recent months.

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Varied selection from execution to excise in Exeter saleroom

19 April 2021

Bid to a far higher than predicted £1000 in a recent West Country sale was a broadside whose lengthy title read: 'Life, Trial, and Execution of T.Cooper. Who was executed at Newgate this Morning for the Murder of Timothy Daly, a Policeman, at Highbury.'

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‘Attagirls’ items fly high at two auctions

18 January 2021

Memorabilia relating to members of a pioneering elite group of female pilots who flew in the Second World War soared over estimates at two auction houses.

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Auction previews: issue 2474

04 January 2021

Our regular selection of previews from UK and Irish salerooms.

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Second World War female pioneering pilots memorabilia soars beyond estimates at auction

29 December 2020

Memorabilia relating to members of a pioneering elite group of female pilots who flew in the Second World War soared over estimates at two auction houses.

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Previews

07 December 2020

A special focus on stand-out lots in decorative art & design auctions coming up this month.

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Memorabilia reveals role of the brave British female pilots of the Second World War

25 November 2020

A medal and other items relating to members of a pioneering group of female pilots who flew in the Second World War is coming up at two auctions.

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Drinking vessels bring cheering prices

17 August 2020

Two traditional drinking vessels brought surprising toasts to European craftsmen at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (23% buyer’s premium) in Exeter.

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Sales platforms for totem station signs

17 August 2020

Collected by a Scottish enthusiast, 26 railway station totems – the enamel signs introduced across the UK by newly nationalised British Rail in 1948 – gained UK-wide interest at McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium) in Glasgow.

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Drummer boy jug from Fidelle Duvivier’s month in Worcester surfaces in Exeter

13 July 2020

This spiral-moulded cream jug decorated with a drummer boy is from a well-documented Caughley tea and coffee service painted with figural subjects by Fidelle Duvivier during a brief period of work at the Chamberlain factory in Worcester in October 1792.

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Danger risk from grave errors

27 April 2020

Essay warns about considerable perils of the ‘indecent custom’ of burials in churchyards

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Naval success was right on the money

16 March 2020

A First World War medal fashioned from a Mexican eight reales coin was an unusual feature of a group sold at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (23% buyer’s premium) on February 19.

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UK regional sales: no signs of a slowdown yet

16 March 2020

With the UK auction calendar yet to undergo significant changes and cancellations due to the coronavirus outbreak, many sales took place last week. Here are three highlights from around the country.

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Shelley ceramics, a Queen Anne silver bowl and a Saxon silver penny – five lots to watch at auction this week

09 March 2020

With estimates from £600-15,000, here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2000 including a Walter Greaves Thames work on paper

10 February 2020

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Walter Greaves Thames scene.

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Global selection offered at Exeter sale

03 February 2020

With an Irish silver ‘seal salver’ gleaming at the first Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (23% buyer’s premium) sale of the year (ATG No 2427), Italy, China and Russia provided other highlights.

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