Elisabeth Frink items in Dorset sale

Items from the estate of the late sculpture and print-maker Dame Elisabeth Frink are to sell in a Dorset auction house in November.

A Weymss set from the Frink collection
A Weymss set from the Frink collection

Auctioneer Richard Bromell of Charterhouse Auctioneers, commented on the lots, “It is quite an eclectic selection, as you would expect from a family of artists. There is period oak and decorative painted Continental furniture, ceramics including a Scottish Wemyss pottery jug and bowl set painted roses, metalwares and other items with the a group of pictures going into our January painting auction.”

Elisabeth Frink's plan or folio chest
Elisabeth Frink’s plan or folio chest

Although Dame Elisabeth Frink’s bronze sculptures can command a million pounds, the items going under the Charterhouse hammer are more modestly estimated to sell from £50 to several hundreds of pounds.

The auction house said that having been stored for several years they come to auction very much in a barn-stored condition.

Born in 1930 Elisabeth Frink studied at the Guildford School of Art and the Chelsea Schools of Art. Although she produced many drawings and prints she is best known for her outdoor sculpture which include the Dorset Martyrs in Dorchester, Paternoster at Paternoster Square, London and Walking Madonna at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.

Elisabeth Frink's dugout chair
A dugout chair from the collection

Dame Elisabeth was married three times. The items in the Charterhouse auction come via her son, Lin Jammet, from her marriage to her first husband Michel Jammet.

A painted armoire from Elisabeth Frink's possessions

Lots from the estate of the late Dame Elisabeth Frink form part of the Charterhouse two day auction on November 14 and 15.

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