The 20th Century & Contemporary department encompasses jewellery, silver, studio pottery, ceramics, metalwares, works of art, pictures, sculpture, furniture and furnishings from the beginning of the 20th Century to the present day and because of this wide field of subjects, it is overseen by the various specialist departments.
Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood hold two 20th Century sales a year and these have built in size over the last few years, as interests and collecting habits have changed. World record prices have been achieved in these sales and of particular note, was the Hans Coper vase which was sold for £305,000.
The 20th Century and Contemporary auctions attract buyers from all over the world and are presented on two online bidding platforms, in addition to bidding in person.
Eric Henri Kennington [British 1888-1960] Bronze study of Bacchus
Hans Coper (1920-1981), a stoneware cycladic vase: of arrow head form
Dame Lucie Rie DBE (1902 - 1995)
Julian Trevelyan [1910-1988]- Summer landscape with lavender field
Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
Mary Fedden [1915-2012] - The Red Table,:- signed and dated 1987 bottom left
Terry Frost [1915-2003] - May June,:- inscribed as titled, signed and dated '68 on the reverse