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Diamonds add some sparkle to successful sale

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: May 04, 2013

  • Star lots, from left: Dudley Adams Regency table globes sold for £22,000; a platinum and diamond two stone cross over ring which sold for £16,500 and a pair of George III mahogany pedestal urns which went for £350,000

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Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood

Sold over two days, the Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Quarterly Fine Art Sale provided more than a few pleasant surprises and some very tense bidding in every section of the sale, with two internet platforms running and telephone bids throughout the sale from every corner of the globe. The auction was also extremely well attended.

Day one started with the Jewellery, providing some sparkling results. A platinum and diamond two stone cross over ring, the diamonds weighing 3.5cts and 3.4cts each, sold for £16,500.

Day two of the sale proved equally exciting and the auction room was again very well attended.

A pair of Canton famille rose porcelain vases stole the show. Dating from the late 19th century, this impressive pair of vases went under the hammer for £20,000.

In the Works of Art section of the sale, there were several highlights, but the most dazzling of these were the pair of Dudley Adams Regency table globes, which caused a stir, literally around the globe. There were telephone bidders and internet bidders competing as quickly as their fingers could work keyboards, but the pair of globes was finally sold for £22,000.

The star lot of the entire sale was a pair of George III mahogany pedestal urns, which were estimated at £120,000-£150,000 which caused a huge stir amongst furniture buyers around the world.

This fantastic quality pair of urns sold for £350,000.

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are currently inviting entries for their next Quarterly Fine Art Sale to be held on July 3 and 4.

If you have items you are thinking of selling and would like one of our experienced specialist team to give you an appraisal please telephone Kellie Thorne on 01392 413100 to make an appointment.

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