Bellmans to get a taste of the orient

Sale of antiques and decorative interiors from Asia at bellmans SUS-141007-162801001
Sale of antiques and decorative interiors from Asia at bellmans SUS-141007-162801001
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A vibrant and colourful scene is being set in the heart of the Sussex countryside, in preparation for the Bellmans Auctioneers Asian Works of Art evening auction tomorrow (Friday July 18).

Bellmans are excited to announce the sale of approximately 260 lots of antiques and decorative interiors from across Asia. This eclectic and unique collection will go under the hammer on Friday 18th July at 7pm, with the evening getting underway with a drinks reception including Oriental canapés from 5.30pm.

Described as ‘an interior designer’s dream’ by Bellmans saleroom manager William Pasfield, the sale consists primarily of items from the impressive Elizabethan Manor, Stockton House, in Wiltshire, and gives dealers, collectors and novice auction buyers the opportunity to take home a touch of the exotic.

With estimates ranging from £50 to £3,000, the sale invites all budgets, and is a fun opportunity to experience the buzz of a live auction hosted by Bellmans managing director and BBC Bargain Hunt favourite Jonathan Pratt.

Whilst the sun shines, why not invest in one of the garden statuary items which will add interest to any garden. Lot 2250, a terracotta oil jar of fluted globular form, has been described by Mr Pasfield as ‘the best I’ve ever seen’, in light of its atypical form and ‘unusual patination’, and carries a sale estimate of £400-600.

Also exciting potential buyers is lot 2205 (illustrated), eleven Sawankholok pottery roof finials thought to date from the 14th century, which have been mounted on metal stands, and would lend a sense of history to any interior for an estimated £200-300.

Or to add a touch of flamboyance, two rickshaws (lots 2033 and 2034) are an auction first for Bellmans, and perfectly reflect the fun of the evening.

The sale will be fully illustrated online prior to the sale. Live bidding is available via, where you will be able to bid from the comfort of your own home. Condition reports and additional image requests are accepted prior to the sale.

The entire collection has been open to view in person from Wednesday July 16 and will be until the evening of the sale.

For more information and to register your interest, please visit, or alternatively contact Bellmans Auctioneers direct on 01403 700858.

Report and picture contributed by Bellmans Auctioneers.