SALES REPORT FOR THE TWO DAY AUCTION HELD ON 26th AND 27th MAY 2016.
THE SALE INCLUDED JEWELLERY, SILVER AND PLATE, FURNITURE, CERAMICS, COLLECTABLES, CLOCKS, PICTURES AND PAINTINGS.
Rendells May sale reported the highest hammer total of the year so far. With furniture continuing to improve and a selection or good quality collectables, jewellery and silver on offer pre-sale estimations were high and realised. The internet worked its magic again with a rare Parang Latok (a type of Indonesian hatchet like sword) selling in the room against telephone bidders for a hammer price of £1,900, while a G & J Lines late Victorian rocking horse will be trotting off to Australia after determined bidding from an antipodean collector. Silver reported over 90% of Lots sold and it was noticeable that gold items were selling way above bullion, an example being the £2,200 paid for an 18ct. gold Albert watch chain with 1901 sovereign fob (this had a bullion value of £1,420 on 24/May/2016).
Details of these and some of the other better Lots in the sale follow: Bold text items are illustrated.
FURNITURE including Outside Effects:
Lot 6: An MTD 450 rotavator. Sold for £380. Lot 14: A pair of 16 Victorian cast iron urns, set on 19 terracotta pedestals. Sold for £220. Lot 71: A 3 9 late Victorian Coalbrookdale style white painted cast iron fern and blackberry pattern garden seat. Sold for £400. Lot 119: A 4 4 late Georgian oak wall mounted plate rack with shaped dividers and two small drawers under. Sold for £230. Lot 156: A 3 8 French waxed pine cabinet with three adjustable shelves enclosed by a pair of part glazed doors, over two short drawers, set on bun feet. Sold for £300. Lot 159: A 4 3 Victorian mahogany two part book cabinet with arched glazed panel doors to top, over a base with shelves enclosed by a pair of panelled cupboard doors. Sold for £340. Lot 192: A 7 1 old stripped pine dresser base with four short drawers and four panelled cupboard doors under, set on plinth base. Sold for £520. Lot 271: A 5 early 19th Century oak two part dresser with two central shelves, flanking cupboards and recess to top, over a base with three frieze drawers. Sold for £240. Lot 322: A 5 1 20th Century burr wood veneered faux partners twin pedestal desk with leather inset top. Sold for £230. Lot 347: A 4 Victorian carved oak bench with acanthus scroll top rail, decorative panelled back, pierced armrests featuring stylised gryphons and locker seat. Sold for £260 and Lot 356: A 4 6 diameter Victorian rosewood breakfast table, set on massive faceted bulbous pillar and ornate scroll tripod base. Sold for £340.
CLOCKS & BAROMETERS:
Lot 406: An original Synchronome Electric, London wall clock, with 18 diameter dial and brass bezel sold as a collectors item only. Sold for £250. Lot 433: A 17 late 19th Century brass cased lantern clock with silvered chapter ring, cherub spandrels and flanking Sold de Mayo motifs to side doors, with eight day Winterhalder & Hofmeier twin bell striking movement. Sold for £400. Lot 437: An early 19th Century oak longcase clock with 12 painted arched dial marked for Benj. Ellis of Woodbridge and with eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £380 and Lot 438: A late 18th Century mahogany and strung longcase clock by James Pike of Newton Abbot, with triple weight driven musical movement playing two Scottish airs of six concentric bells. Sold for £740.
Lot 506: A vintage pressed and painted metal advertising sign for Wallers Bottled Ale and Stout 27 1/3 X 23. Sold for £190. Lot 622: An old stuffed and mounted red stags head, set on a shield shaped wall plaque. Sold for £150. Lot 636: A late 19th Century G & J Lines dapple grey rocking horse with finely carved face and neck, the pine safety rocker base bearing two Lines thistle plaques and ink stamped Patented Jan. 29 1880 Restored by APES (Wales) in 1994. Sold for £3,100. Lot 640: A 21 19th Century Italian white marble statue depicting a reclining putto. Sold for £400. Lot 647: A 20 patinated brass sundial with time compensatory instructions, set on a slate base. Sold for £290. Lot 657: An antique Indonesian parang latok, with ornate white metal mounted carved bone grip and plain wooden sheath. Sold for £1,900 and Lot 686: A late Victorian George Jones Anglo 30+1 button concertina, bearing 350 Commercial Road. East London label a/f. Sold for £270.
Lot 1025: A quantity of Copeland Spode Italian pattern dinner ware, including tureens and vegetable dishes. Sold for £120. Lot 1037: A Neale style creamware plate with Minerva Let Wisdom Unite Us scene by Rothwell. Sold for £120 and Lot 1113: A set of four Mailing green Cobblestone pattern storage jars sold with jelly moulds, etc. Sold for £150.
Lot 1361: A 13 Ύ diameter Mappin Brothers silver salver with cast rim and engraved decoration, set on triple scroll feet Sheffield 1874. Sold for £370. Lot 1383: A 14 diameter Elkington & Co. silver salver with beaded rim and engraved decoration, set on triple cast feet Birmingham 1887. Sold for £380. Lot 1384: A 3 ½ mid 19th Century Austrian silver musical trinket box with hand chased and engraved decoration, parcel gilt interior and detached musical movement to base for restoration. Sold for £230. Lot 1385: A set of 1930s Middle Eastern white metal table items, comprising six napkin rings and triple condiment stand, all with nielo Nile scene decoration. Sold for £170 and Lot 1411: A small collection of English silver rat tail spoons and forks Sheffield 1923. Sold for £210.
Lot 1451: A 4 ½ 19th Century continental gold cage work over crystal flattened teardrop shaped scent flask with hinged flip-top enclosing handmade stopper, the cage work with finely hand chased with scrolls and flowers, each side set with a central enamelled panel featuring a posy of polychrome flowers on light blue ground bearing French eagle head (18k) hallmarks to stopper and hinge. Sold for £1,700. Lot 1452: A 14ct. white gold diamond solitaire ring sold with G.I.E. certificate. Sold for £950. Lot 1457: An 18ct. gold ring set with central 1.05ct. emerald within a diamond encrusted border with flanking baguettes. Sold for £700. Lot 1481: A boxed marked 18k fancy beaded link choker necklace. Sold for £420. Lot 1498: An 18ct. gold double Albert watch chain with kerb links, T-bar and two lobster clips, set with a loose mounted 1901 sovereign. Sold for £2,200. Lot 1503: A platinum diamond solitaire ring. Sold for £750. Lot 1508: An 18ct. gold two stone diamond cross-over ring 2ct. total. Sold for £2,700. Lot 1513: A high carat gold diamond solitaire ring approx 0.9ct. Sold for £1,100. Lot 1540: An 18ct. gold diamond solitaire ring approx 2.3ct. Sold for £3,200. Lot 1541: An 18ct. gold diamond solitaire ring with diamond set shoulders approx 1.9ct. total. Sold for £3,200. Lot 1561: An early 20th Century French 18k cased hunter pocket watch by Lipman Freres, in leather clad retailers box. Sold for £650 and Lot 1563: A 14k cased Para wristwatch sold with a silver cased Waltham pocket watch and others. Sold for £650.
PICTURES & PAINTING:
Lot 1602: A gilt framed old master sepia ink sketch depicting a Venetian view from The Grand Canal towards The Basilica Santa Maria della Salute 7 X 10 ½. Sold for £220. Lot 1604: John Knapp-Fisher: a framed 1960s oil on board depicting a wind swept landscape on the east coast of Suffolk 19 ½ X 26 ½. Sold for £550. Lot 1627: R.O. Lenkiewicz: a framed oil on card entitled Study R.O. Lenkiewicz Self-Portrait at Easel signed and inscribed verso 8 ½ X 6 Ό. Sold for £4,500. Lot 1628: R.O. Lenkiewicz: a framed oil on card entitled The Painter Self-Portrait Profile at Easel signed and inscribed verso 9 X 7. Sold for £4,500. Lot 1632: Rudolph Hellwag: a gilt framed and slipped oil on board depicting a Thames view of Southwark Cathedral from London Bridge signed, titled and dated 1923 7 Ύ X 10. Sold for £240 and Lot 1686: William Staples Drown: a rustic wide gilt framed oil on canvas, farmhouse kitchen interior scene entitled A Morning Nap, Cleeve Prior 1897 13 ½ X 17 ½. Sold for £280.