SALES REPORT FOR THE TWO DAY AUCTION HELD ON 17th AND 18th SEPTEMBER 2015.

THE SALE INCLUDED JEWELLERY, SILVER AND PLATE, FURNITURE, CERAMICS,

STATIONARY ENGINES, COLLECTABLES, CLOCKS, PICTURES AND PAINTINGS.

Summer is over and as with most September sales dealers and collectors flocked to the salerooms in search of new stock and desirable items. The star Lot over the two days was an antique Austro-Hungarian silver gilt pineapple cup. These fine pieces of master craftsman made silver have been produced in Germany, Russia and Eastern Europe since the early 17th Century. This example was later and had some minor damage, but still found every available member of staff manning the telephones, finally selling for a hammer price of £4,300. There were excellent results in Furniture, Collectables, Silver and Jewellery and a collection of Lister and other stationary engines and related items also sold well.

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

FURNITURE:

Lot 145: A 5’ oak two part bookcase cabinet with shelves enclosed by triple bevelled glazed panel doors, over a base with two drawers and cupboard doors under, set on plinth base. Sold for £260. Lot 265: A 5’ 2” early 19th Century mahogany partners table with green leather inset top, three frieze drawers and opposing similar, set on acanthus and rope-twist tapered legs with brass caps and casters. Sold for £900. Lot 303: A late Victorian mahogany framed swivel elbow chair with moulded slat back, studded leather upholstered arms and seat, set on iron adjustment mechanism and four splayed legs. Sold for £200. Lot 316: A 4’ 6” 19th Century mahogany maritime bench with scroll arms and two concealed lockable compartments with recessed brass ring handles, set on a pedestal box base. Sold for £520. Lot 320: A set of six oak framed high rattan panel back dining chairs, with drop-in seats and turned front supports. Sold for £200 and Lot 360: A 20 ½” stained mixed wood specimen chest with twelve drawers enclosed by a glazed panel door, set on plinth base. Sold for £200.

CLOCKS & BAROMETERS:

Lot 436: A 19th Century ornate German white porcelain cased wall clock with aneroid barometer and thermometer scale, with French eight day movement. Sold for £250. Lot 440: A 19th Century Chinoiserie clock garniture, comprising brass and silvered cased ornate mantel clock, with Japy Freres eight day bell striking movement and pair of slender pedestal vases to match, all set on painted and gilded wood stands – some damage. Sold for £480. Lot 469: A late 19th Century brass and bevelled glass cased carriage clock, with French eight day strike repeat movement – in now polished wood case. Sold for £110 and Lot 474: A 19th Century French alabaster and gilt metal cased ornate mantel clock, with eight day bell striking movement, under glass dome – no pendulum. Sold for £120.

COLLECTABLES:

Lot 501: A 1929 Lister D9 stationary engine with water pump and tank set on a trolley – retailed by Hawkes & Sons – retailed by Hawkes & Sons, Taunton. Sold for £270. Lot 571: A Victorian sailor’s Valentine multi coloured and patterned shell display, in hinged octagonal folding box under glass panels. Sold for £620. Lot 609: A stuffed and mounted wild boar’s head, set on a wooden shield shaped wall plaque. Sold for £180. Lot 644: A 3’ 4” late 19th Century Collinson dapple rocking horse, with studded leather tack and velvet covered side-saddle with both pommels, set on a safety rocker base. Sold for £840. Lot 670: A 4’ Relko rocking horse in natural laminated finish, set on a safety rocker base. Sold for £280. Lot 672: A walnut cased Polyphon with inlaid decoration to lid and internal monochrome print depicting a group of putti – some damage – sold with twenty two discs. Sold for £330. Lot 739: A 7” late 19th Century ivory group of monkeys passing each other pieces of fruit – signed in red (a/f). Sold for £270. Lot 740: A 19th Century ivory circular box with painted street scene to lid – sold with a bone fan with pierced decoration. Sold for £360. Lot 747: A 6 Ό” antique Dutch silver gilt serpentine shaped trinket box with embossed regatta scene to lid – engraved on base SMP to JJB – internal hallmarks. Sold for £840 and Lot 750: An 11” antique Austro-Hungarian silver gilt pineapple cup and cover with vase and bouquet finial to top, tree trunk stem with woodsman figure, set on a circular foot – various marks (a/f). Sold for £4,300.

CERAMICS:

Lot 1052: A pair of 12” 19th Century Bohemian cobalt blue and white cameo glass baluster vases, with flared rims and gilt detailing. Sold for £640. Lot 1093: A Quianlong style pin tray – sold with an Oriental miniature teapot, tea bowl and brush pot. Sold for £260. Lot 1163: A pair of 7” cut clear glass lustres. Sold for £220 and Lot 1164: A pair of 10 ½” cut clear glass lustres. Sold for £210.

SILVER:

Lot 1320: A silver three piece tea set of bulbous design with gadrooned rims – Sheffield 1914, 15 & 17 – sold with a silver apostle spoon and part carving set with pistol grip handles. Sold for £270. Lot 1325: A Walker & Hall silver three piece tea set of squat bulbous design with piecrust rims – Sheffield 1927. Sold for £290. Lot 1339: A silver mounted cut glass hip flask with screw cap and cup base by Mappin & Webb – London 1919 – sold with an Edward Viner silver sugar caster – Sheffield 1959. Sold for £130. Lot 1346: A silver mounted tortoiseshell and pique-work dressing table set, including 11” scalloped edge tray, pair of bulbous glass bottles and hand mirror – various condition. Sold for £260. Lot 1351: A silver menu holder by Samuel Mordan & Co. with polychrome enamelled snipe decoration – Chester 1904 – Rd.429790. Sold for £260. Lot 1357: A silver sauce boat with shaped and gadrooned rim, set on triple fan pattern feet – Birmingham 1967. Sold for £140 and Lot 1358: An 11” diameter silver salver, with shaped gadrooned rim and central dedication – Sheffield 1889. Sold for £150.

JEWELLERY:

Lot 1388: An 18ct. white gold two stone diamond cross-over ring with diamond encrusted shoulders – 1.8ct. Sold for £2,500. Lot 1401: Two 9ct. gold chains – sold with three 9ct. back and front lockets, Australia emblem bar brooch and amethyst panel brooch. Sold for £180. Lot 1418: An 18ct. white gold Art Deco style diamond encrusted stepped panel ring, set with three central baguettes interspersed with brilliant cut stones – 0.85ct. Sold for £600. Lot 1419: An 18ct. gold three stone diamond ring – 2.13ct. Sold for £2,200. Lot 1425: A pair of 18ct. white gold mounted diamond stud ear-rings – 1.6ct. Sold for £1,150. Lot 1436: A late Georgian mourning ring with enamelled pedestal urn on powder blue ground (under glass) – inscription verso dated 1792. Sold for £450. Lot 1453: An 18ct. white gold Art Deco style ring, set with two central diamonds and diamond encrusted stepped shoulders. Sold for £750. Lot 1473: An 18ct. gold ring, set with large oval aquamarine within a diamond encrusted border. Sold for £700. Lot 1477: An 18ct. gold ring, set with central oval sapphire within an eight stone brilliant cut diamond border. Sold for £900 and Lot 1482: An 18ct. white gold ring, set with central brilliant cut diamond, flanking baguettes and diamond encrusted border, with diamond set shoulders. Sold for £1,400.

PICTURES & PAINTINGS:

Lot 1574: John White R.I.: a gouache painting depicting a view of Yes Tor, Okehampton – signed and inscribed to rear of paper – 6 ½” X 20 ½”. Sold for £330. Lot 1562: Richard Dack (Kingsbridge artist): a pine and hessian framed oil on canvas entitled Penzance Dry Dock, with figures at the stern of a coaster – signed and bearing labels verso – 28” X 28 ½”. Sold for £200 and Lot 1565: A collection of framed Herbert Atkinson rare breed poultry prints from The Feathered World. Sold for £100.

 

 

Lot 316: Sold £520

 

Lot 571: Sold £620

 

Lot 644: Sold £840

 

 Lot 672: Sold £330

 

Lot 747: Sold £840

 

Lot 750: Sold £4,300

Lot 1052: Sold £640

Lot 1325: Sold £290

Lot 1388: Sold £2,500

Lot 1419: Sold £2,200