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Fri 13th May to mark Cuttlestones’ first specialist art auction…

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Following an influx of particularly interesting pictures and paintings into the auction room, Staffordshire Auction House Cuttlestones is set to host its first specialist art auction on Friday 13th May 2016 at its Penkridge saleroom.

An addition to the Staffordshire auctioneers’ already packed calendar of sales, this is the first of what MD and Head Auctioneer, Ben Gamble, is keen to make a regular fixture:

“We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of quality works of art being consigned to auction through our Staffordshire sale rooms, so it seemed a natural progression to put on a specialist art auction as a platform to sell the cream of the crop. The catalogue for the May art auction is set to include around 150 lots, covering oil paintings, watercolours and general pictures.

“There’s a huge variety in terms of the style and age of the works up for auction, with artists including David Barnes, Roger De La Corbiere, Thomas Bush Hardy, Circle of David Wilkie, Benjamin D. Sigmund and many more represented. Estimates range from £30 up to the £1,000 mark and, with more interesting works being consigned for sale all the time, we are aiming to follow this with a second specialist art auction in October this year.”


Lots of particular note include an oil on canvas depicting Heavy Horses by Rosemary Sarah Welch 1946 Est £400-600; a watercolour entitled ‘In a North Wales Valley by Fred J Knowles (1874-1931). In a North Wales Valley, Est £150-250; and a watercolour of cattle watering in a stream by Henry Charles Fox (1860-1929), also expected to fetch £150-250.

The anticipated star lot, however, has to be a pair of Henri Carnier (1800-1868) street scenes depicting Cairo and Alexandra. In oil on canvas they are typical of the prolific British artist’s work depicting city-scapes across the Middle East and North Africa.

The art auction will take place on Friday, 13th May at Cuttlestones’ Penkridge, Staffordshire Auction House from 12 noon. Viewing will take place on the morning of the auction and on the previous day between 12noon and 7pm, with the full catalogue available online from Friday, 6th May.


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