Artists items at Auction

Items from the estate of the late Dame Elisabeth Frink are included in the Charterhouse two day 14th and 15th November auction in Sherborne, Dorset.

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.

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.

“It is quite an eclectic selection, as you would expect from a family of artists.” Commented Richard Bromell. “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.

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.

Having all been in storage for several years they come to auction very much in a barn stored market fresh condition with a coating of dust adding extra character.

Lots from the estate of the late Dame Elisabeth Frink form part of the Charterhouse two day auction. On Thursday 14th November there are 550 lots of jewellery, silver and watches followed 600 lots of Asian Art, wine, port, antiques and interiors on Friday 15th November.

Viewing for the auction, at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, is on Wednesday 13th 10am-5pm and Thursday 14th 9am-5pm. Alternatively you can see all the lots and download the catalogue on

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for their busy auction programme with coins, medals, toys and other collectors’ items in December, pictures, books and Beswick with automobilia in January and with specialist classic & vintage motorcycle and car auctions in February.

For further information regarding these specialist auctions, or to arrange a home visit, contact Richard Bromell and the team of experts at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email

Items from the estate of the late Dame Elisabeth Frink:

A rare primitive dugout armchair £300-500

A Continental painted two door armoire £300-500

A Scottish Wemyss pottery jug and bowl set, painted roses £100-200

A large Continental wall mirror, nearly 5ft high £100-200

An unusual floor standing wooden candelabrum £100-200

A plan or folio chest £100-200

A dapple grey rocking horse £100-200