Amazing Art Goes Under The Hammer

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 - Belle Gait


Amazing Art Goes Under The Hammer

Two collections of art; one of a selection of art owned by Geoffrey Pointon and the other a selection of sculptures. Read more about thee Bateman's sale here!

February 6th sees two stunning collections of art go under the hammer with Batemans’ Fine Art & Collectables Sale. These incredible items were actually consigned to a sale prior to Christmas, but the sale was rescheduled for this weekend.

 The first collection is part of the estate from the late Geoffrey Pointon who resided in Uppingham. Remembered as being charismatic and having a good sense of humour, he served in the RAF but is better known for being the founder of Pointon York which he managed for over 40 years. He was also amongst the initial founders of The Biz Club in 2007, a company which aims to increase communication between business owners and political bodies as well as offer chances for small business to engage in networking opportunities helping to increase their gainful growth.  


Mr Pointon sadly passed away recently due to Covid-19. His selection of artwork ranges from contemporary abstracts,  political statement art and beautiful landscapes; most of which were created by local artist Mike R. Hoar. The pieces range in size from small sketches to sizable extraordinary pieces of art.


The British born artist was born in Leicester in 1943. He worked as a senior Lecturer of Fine Art at Leicester DeMontfort University. He worked there until 2003 and then continued his painting profession as an international artist from a studio in southern France. During this time, he created some beautiful works of art including sets of paintings created for Heathrow Terminal 4 and the ‘Arcadia’ one of the P&O cruise liners.


Geoffrey Pointon had a long friendship with Mike Hoar and as such, was able to indulge in his lifelong passion for art by regularly buying directly from his artist friend.


One special piece going under the hammer in the sale this Saturday is ‘Abbey Pumping Station Leicestershire’; estimated at £2000 - £3000.

Managing Director & Valuer Greg Bateman said "It is a privilege to be selected by the Executors of Mr Pointon's Estate to handle such an amazing collection of art, especially as it includes such a rich array of local talent. We hope to do Geoffrey proud, helping continue his promotion of Rutland and its business community."


The second collection of art is made up of 12 beautiful statues, many of which are cast in bronze. The seller of these stunning items, has been an avid sculpture collector for close to half a century. However, having now downsized to a smaller space, the sellers think it is time to also downsize their exemplary collection. Works of art from the 1800 & 1900’s are well represented in this lovely collection. Pieces  such as this ‘Reclining Youth’ by Karin Jonzen, this Vincenzio Gemito ‘L’Acquaiolo’  , or this  Sir Alan Rank-Broadley ‘Crouching Youth’. There is also work from Sir William Reead-Dick and Heeirich Carl Baucke. This incredible and vibrant selection of beautiful sculpture art spans over 15 years and truly showcases British and European artistry.


You can view the entire catalogue here.  Batemans of Stamford do, of course, offer collection however, they also have information about shipping available, which means you can bid on any piece from these amazing collections and have it delivered to your home if you are unable to get there yourself. Head over and have a look and get youreelf a beautiful piece of art.