In the Spotlight: Michael J Bowman Auction Preview for 20th July
2:40 pm, JULY 17, 2019
This Saturday 20th July 2019, popular bi-monthly auction by Michael J Bowman returns with just over 250 lots to include stunning fine art, collectable books, ephemera, glass, ceramics, metalware, designer watches, vintage pocket watches, fine jewellery and more.
A small collection of early 19th century watercolours by the renowned local artist Rev. John Swete (1752-1821) will feature in Michael Bowman’s 2pm auction at Chudleigh Town Hall next Saturday. Swete was born in Ashburton and became a curate at Highweek before settling at Oxton House. Several of his Dawlish views are included in the collection on offer with estimates between £50 and £300.
From the same vendor comes a small Victorian mug with local interest. Bids of £100-150 are anticipated for a black & white transfer printed mug showing a view of cricket being played on the Den, Teignnmouth.
Lot 100: A Victorian white glazed porcelain mug transfer printed in black with a titled scene showing a group of men playing cricket…
Another artist with local connections is Dame laura Knight (1877-1970). Though born in Derbyshire, she moved to Cornwall with her husband Harold in 1907 and became closely associated with the Newlyn School. In 1929 she went on tours with Carmo’s Circus, experiences which have left us with numerous works depicting circus folk. On offer at Chudleigh is the 1956 watercolur ‘At the Ring Doors’. Measuring 14.5″ x 10.5″ bids of £3,000-4,000 are anticipated.
Elsewhere, the jewellery will be led by a certified natural 5.5 carat pink spinel ring of Sri-Lankan origin. The purplish pink spinel is flanked bydiamonds in 14K white gold and looks for bids of £3,000-5,000.
Check out the full sale catalogue online, and leave commission bids or listen and bid live online from 2pm this Saturday 20th July.