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Memorable Moments I


t has been a busy year for Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood with some


memorable moments along the way. While it is easy to remember the fantastic result for the Chinese blue and white vase that sold for £460,000 in January, there have been some other


pieces and collections that stand out. An appointment to look at a property in Teignmouth revealed that it was once the home of a Studio Potter named Val Barry (1937-2018) and her entire collection of studio wares. Throughout the 1970s and ‘80s her work was well received and taken into collections by a number of international museums including the Victoria & Albert. In addition,


Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Okehampton Street, Exeter. EX4 1DU Tel: 01392 413100 www.bhandl.co.uk


she was awarded a Gold Medal in the 1975 Florence International Ceramics Competition. As well as solo exhibitions, she exhibited in Hong Kong with Bernard, David and Janet Leach, Katherine Playdell-Bouverie, Michael Cardew, Colin Pearson, Henry Hammond and John Maltby amongst others. Suffering illness she retired to the South West and, in the days before the internet, her work was


little known. An auction of part of her studio in June revived interest in her work and enabled the family to provide generous donations to Val’s favourite institutions. There is always something unusual to be found at auction like the two WWII parachutes from an attic in a house being re-developed that sold for £600, or the works plate from a 1952 locomotive that sold for £980 in the collectors’ auction. From our regular valuation events around the South West, a gold and sapphire ring surpassed all expectations selling for £12,400 in the recent Fine Art auction. As well as being memorable pieces they also add a little more important knowledge along the way. Whenever anyone surprised at an auction result would say ‘well, you learn something every day!’, an old boss of mine would always reply ‘it’s a fool who doesn’t’.


ANTIQUES & JEWELLERY VALUATION DAYS


Tuesday 28th January Tuesday 3rd March Harbour House The Promenade Kingsbridge 10.00am - 1.00pm


All enquiries please call 01392 413100


A pair of First Period Worcester baskets Sold for £1,400 (one showing)


St. Edmund’s Court, Okehampton Street, Exeter. EX4 1DU T: 01392 413100 W: www.bhandl.co.uk


E: enquiries@bhandl.co.uk


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