Rendells’ June sale saw keen competition from collectors eager to secure desirable Lots in several sections of the auction. With numerous telephone bids on two collections of “OO” gauge model railway locomotives and rolling stock. Several Lots of medals. Better Ceramics and High Quality Signed Limited Edition Prints, including a rare Grove Galleries of Manchester print after L.S. Lowry. The sale of Furniture, especially small decorative pieces continues to improve. The Collectables market goes from strength to strength. It really would appear that if something can be collected, there people across the Globe who do collect it. Our extensive Web presence again generating interest from as far afield as China and Israel. Our new section of Postcards, Stamps & Ephemera will continue in August and entries of good quality items are now being invited for inclusion in that sale. 

Details of these and some of the other better Lots in the Sale follow: Bold text items are illustrated.

FURNITURE (including Outside Effects):

Lot 26: In the style of Val D’Osne: a 5’ French cast iron wall fountain, with classical decoration depicting Neptune and dolphin, over a grated basin base. Sold for £265. Lot 28: A 26” antique lead wall fountain trough, with lion mask spout and classical swag decoration. Sold for £200. Lot 108: A 6’2” Victorian pine framed and oak dresser base, with three flights of double drawers, set on a plinth base. Sold for £420. Lot 146: A gilt wood framed two seater boudoir settee, with decorative back rail and upholstery, set on carved cabriole legs. Sold for £200. Lot 251: A 4’2” Victorian pitch pine chest with blind frieze drawer and three long graduated drawers under, set on bracket feet. Sold for £300. Lot 263: A 3’10” antique oak triple panelled coffer with decorative hardwood stylised tree in archway inlaid decoration. Sold for £370. Lot 284: A 5’ mahogany four shelf open bookcase, with adjustable shelves and plinth base. Sold for £210. Lot 290: A 5’7” Victorian stripped pine farmhouse dresser, with three shelf open plate rack, over a base with three short drawers and cupboards under. Sold for £260. Lot 390: A 3’2” Victorian mahogany chest of two short and two long graduated drawers, with rounded corners. Sold for £170 and Lot 443: An early 20th Century stained beech framed two seater settee, with slat-back, two bolsters and upholstered seat, set on cabriole legs. Sold for £200. 


Lot 534: A carved oak cased banjo barometer/thermometer with enamelled dial marked Sidric Regd. Sold for £60. Lot 542: A mid 19th Century black slate and malachite cased drum and scroll mantel clock, with visible anchor escapement and French eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £105. Lot 547: An inlaid mahogany cased mantel clock with enamelled dial marked A J Fraser, Preston and German eight day gong striking movement. Sold for £80. Lot 561: A Jaeger Le Coultre plastic cased skeleton timepiece, with eight day movement (retailed by Fortnum & Mason) – old glued repair to base. Sold for £160. Lot 576: A Regency oak and mahogany longcase clock with 11” painted arched dial and four pillar eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £320 and Lot 577: A 7’2” Georgian mahogany longcase clock, with 12” brass arched dial marked P. Fardrew, Bideford and four pillar eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £480. 


Lot 821: A Victorian exotic bird display under 26” glass dome, with numerous humming and other birds perching in a naturalistic setting, with ebonised oval base. Sold for £310. Lot 827: 132228 William Thomas R.N. – a set of five late 19th Century and 1st World War medals – sold with related paperwork, including East Africa and West Africa medal with Benin River 1894 clasp (HMS Philomel) and a Long Service and Good Conduct medal (HMS Devastation). Sold for £800. Lot 873: A South Devon Militia Medal of Merit, with trophy of arms and circumscription, the reverse with arms of Waterford – 19th Century restrike. Sold for £230. Lot 881: A late Victorian ivory chess set with 4 ½” Kings, pierced crowns and screw circular pieces to all pieces. Sold for £270. Lot 883: A5 ½” early 20th Century Japanese carved ivory okimono, depicting a group of figures beneath a tree, playing a board game. Sold for £190. Lot 912: A collection of rolled gold and other fountain pens, including Parker “Lady”, Sonnet and “51”. Sold for £180. Lot 932: A mid 19th Century flintlock double barrelled rifle (converted to percussion), with R. Soper lock plates and Henry Nock patent barrels. Sold for £290. Lot 945: A collection of boxed “OO” gauge locomotives (all Zero 1 decoder), including eight Wrenn, sixteen Hornby, ten Bachmann, Lima, Dapol and others. Sold for £1,600. Lot 950A: A collection of boxed “OO” gauge locomotives and rolling stock, including Bachmann, Hornby and Lima. Sold for £600 and Lot 982: An inlaid rosewood cased  musical box, playing eight airs – Philadelphia 1876. Sold for £210. 


Lot 1012: A Royal Doulton “Carlisle” pattern part tea and dinner service. Sold for £115. Lot 1117: A large quantity of Mason’s “Mandalay” pattern dinner and teaware – eight place setting with spares. Sold for £380. Lot 1178: An antique Delft blue and white jug with armorial design. Sold for £100. Lot 1254: A pair of 16” Oriental china lidded temple jars, with polychrome figural scene decoration. Sold for £210. Lot 1270: An 8” Moorcroft Green Finches pattern bulbous vase – impressed marks to base 1991. Sold for £170. Lot 1285: A 9 ½” Lalique moulded glass statuette of an opaque female nude, on rock effect base. Sold for £210. Lot 1290: A Royal Crown Derby “Green Derby Panel” pattern part tea set. Sold for £170. Lot 1294: A 6” Meissen hardpaste porcelain figure of Cupid – D173, 121. Sold for £240 and Lot 1300: A large Lladro figure group entitled The Ride, with family group in a horse-drawn carriage – with display cards. Sold for £800.  


Lot 1360: A 10” Eastern bronze vase of bulbous design with figural reserve panel decoration. Sold for £95. Lot 1387: A 24” Art Deco gilt spelter female figure table lamp, with opaque glass globe and alabaster socle base. Sold for £100. Lot 1394: A champleve enamel jardinière with Oriental scene reserve panels and foliate scroll decoration, set on an associated carved hardwood stand. Sold for £190. Lot 1398: A 24” Islamic copper and silvered inlaid tray, with Asiatic deer and stylised foliate border. Sold for £140 and Lots 1401 & 1402: Two antique car mascot pattern bronzes, one depicting a pixie riding a snail, the other a horned devil seated on a globe, both set on ebonised wood bases. Sold for a combined hammer price of £500. 


Lot 1434: An early 20th Century Iranian Hamadan rug – 7’4” X 4’8”. Sold for £190. Lot 1437: A Berber handmade wool on cotton rug – 8’8” X 5’ - sold with a Mexican blanket/hanging. Sold for £150 and Lot 1440: A Middle Eastern polychrome wool mat – sold with another and a small Afghan rug. Sold for £130. 


Lot 1507: After L.S. Lowry: a signed limited edition Grove Galleries of Manchester print of an industrial landscape, with street scene to foreground – Number 381 of 850. Sold for £760. Lot 1532: Arthur White (Attic Studio St. Ives): a gilt framed oil painting on board entitled “A fisherman’s dwelling at St. Ives” – signed and inscribed verso – 19 ½” X 6 ½”. Sold for £200. Lot 1561: Peter Cosslett: a gilt framed oil on board, depicting a calm coast at sunrise. Sold for £150. Lot 1564: After William Russell Flint: a coloured print of a reclining female nude. Published by Frost & Reed – signed and fine art stamp to margin. Sold for £200. Lot 1574: A 19th Century portrait miniature depicting a young woman with lace trimmed pink dress. Sold for £140. Lot 1575: A 3” diameter Georgian portrait miniature, depicting a young girl with shawl, in hand chased yellow metal fronted frame. Sold for £200 and Lot 1576: A 19th Century portrait miniature mourning brooch with hair panel verso. Sold for £135. 

In the Book Section: Lot 1643: Little Brother and Little Sister and Their Tales, by The Brothers Grimm, Illustrated and signed by Arthur Rackham, being a limited edition number 244 of 525, 4to., grey gilt cloth, no dust cover, spine worn. Sold for £380.


Lot 542: Sold £105

Lot 821: Sold £310

Lot 827: Sold £800

 Lot 945: Sold £1,600

Lot 982: Sold £210

Lot 1254: Sold £210

Lot 1300: Sold £800

Lot 1401-2: Sold £500

Lot 1507: Sold £760

Lot 1575: Sold £200