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Fancy lot turns out nice again

02 April 2018

At some point in its life, an early photographically illustrated work on the art of wood turning offered in a recent Exeter sale had been converted for use as a postcard album, but it still sold for a four-times estimate £4300.

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Hans Coper ‘arrow head’ bid to sensational £305,000 target

05 March 2018

A sensational result emerged for the artist-potter Hans Coper (1920-81) at the 20th Century & Contemporary sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood in Exeter.

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Carpenter’s tool store is chest the thing for unusual purchases

05 March 2018

Outselling much of the sort of furniture its owner could have worked on, an 18th century carpenter’s oak tool chest on stand was among the pleasant surprises for vendors at the opening sale of the year at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (21% buyer’s premium).

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Top design in the Exeter spotlight

12 February 2018

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood of Exeter plans to hold its first-ever 20th century and contemporary art and design sale later this month.

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Tribute to a gallant captain and his brave fire brigade

12 February 2018

This painting of a fire in north London drew heated bidding when it went under the hammer at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (21% buyer’s premium).

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Chelsea heads up at auction

08 January 2018

The late Gerald and Brenda Flowerday caught the collecting bug in the late 1960s, igniting a keen interest in 18th century English ceramics that would last for the next 40 years.

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Gardner figures are Russian in at Exeter auction

13 November 2017

Autumn has been the setting for so many specialist sales round the regions that an all-disciplines, quality sale such as that held by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (21% buyer’s premium) at Exeter on October 3 was almost a rarity.

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Landscape painter Hamilton Hay reaps sale reward

06 November 2017

This evening village scene by the landscape painter James Hamilton Hay (1874- 1916) drew multiple bids at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (21% buyer’s premium) in Exeter on October 3.

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Owen once, Owen twice... Owen once, Owen twice... reticulated wares roll into two sales

23 October 2017

Dominated by two lots of Chinese porcelain, the September 28-30 sale at Hansons (17.5% buyer’s premium) also included eight Royal Worcester pieces by George Owen (1845-1917) who was inspired by the Orient to produce his trademark reticulated wares.

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English Civil War and much more in Exeter

02 October 2017

A single-owner collection relating to the English Civil War featured among the 740 lots that made up a September 6 sale held by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (21% buyer’s premium).

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Sir Peter Lely link to nude painting tempts Exeter bidders

21 August 2017

A large oil painting offered at auction for first time depicts notorious figure from Charles II’s court and sells for five times top estimate.

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Crucifix link to now demolished Swiss covered bridge

22 May 2017

The big surprise at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood'’s April 11-12 sale at Exeter was this 17th-18th century Tyrolean wood and gilt crucifix.

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Rare peak at Welsh artist’s work

15 May 2017

Unusual appearance of mountain views by painter whose career was cut short by tuberculosis

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Unknown portrait is top lot at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood auction

03 May 2017

A portrait of a beautiful but mysterious 19th century lady led a sale at Exeter-based auction house Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood taking a hammer price of £155,000.

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Constable sketch brings £252,000 in Exeter

13 October 2015

A John Constable (1776-1837) oil sketch drew prolonged competition at the latest auction held at Exeter saleroom Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.

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Exeter salerooms to offer John Constable oil sketch of Suffolk

10 September 2015

Exeter saleroom Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood will offer a well-provenanced oil by John Constable (1776-1837) in their October 6 fine art sale.

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Koran sells for £230,000 at auction in Exeter

01 September 2015

Sent for auction by a local lady who had been gifted it some 20 years ago, a late 19th century Koran ensured that the latest book sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood was their most successful ever.

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Stunning delft chargers take £34,500 in Exeter

14 May 2015

The two outstanding blue dash chargers offered at a recent sale held by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood in Exeter form part of a small but distinctive group of early 18th century delft dishes boldly painted with a variety of quirky bird, animal and figure subjects.

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Twelve bidders compete for Peter Waals secretaire in Exeter

11 November 2014

A walnut secretaire cabinet by Peter Waals (1870-1937) has sold for £34,000 at Bearne Hampton & Littlewood in Exeter.

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Large Lenkiewicz group sees signs of growth

23 May 2014

Most fine art sales at Exeter saleroom Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood feature multiple works by the irrepressible Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) and their latest event was no different.