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May 10th General Sale

Auction 20 – May 10th 2014

Damien Hirst Sketch

An original dedicated sketch by one the most famous and iconic late 20th century artists, Damien Hirst will be sold at Ottery Auction Rooms on 16th January 2014. This cartoon was gifted to the housekeeper at Chanters House, Lord Coleridge’s residence and also exclusive bed and breakfast, when Hirst came to watch the famous Ottery St Mary Tar barrels back in 2001. The gift was for making Hirst feel at home and cooking him breakfast in bed after a late night.

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Pair of Japanese Satsuma vase.
Realized £650

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4 Gold sovereigns on a 9ct bracelet
Realized £1000

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Chinese Jade Cong
Realized £240

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Miniature Bergman bronze cat
realized £140

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Set of 22 Victorian ivory snooker balls
Realized £1500

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One of a folio of Chinese paintings on paper

Realized £2500 plus premium

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Assorted Crown Derby tea ware
Realized £330

Ottery Auction Rooms Looks to the East

Ottery Auction Rooms had over 900 lots in their last Antique and Fine Art Sale at the Finnimore Industrial Estate Auction Rooms. There were interesting and quirky items from all over the world things. It is the burgeoning economy of China that is producing dividends with approx. 100 lots of Chinese ceramics, glass. paintings, weaponry and silk works being fiercely contested with bidders in the room, on telephones and on the internet. Some of these items were sold directly to China via the live internet bidding service offered by Ottery Auction Rooms and some items bought by Chinese runners who will take their purchases back to their employers in Mainland China and Hong Kong and some items went into the hands of English collectors.

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