SALE REPORT FOR THE TWO DAY AUCTION HELD ON 23rd AND 24th APRIL 2015.
THE SALE INCLUDED FURNITURE, CERAMICS, COLLECTABLES, CLOCKS,
SPORTING ITEMS, PICTURES & PAINTINGS, POSTCARDS, STAMPS & EPHEMERA.
Rendells’ first sale of Spring featured a larger number of outside effects than usual. These were keenly fought over by the assembled private and trade buyers, with Two late 19th Century large Spanish terracotta olive jars selling for a combined hammer price of £520 and a decorative three tier cast iron fountain selling for £580. Furniture, Collectables and Metalware items also sold well, as did three large coloured prints by the late R.O. Lenkiewicz.
Details of these and some of the other better Lots in the Sale follow: Bold text items are illustrated.
FURNITURE (including Outside Effects):
Lot 13: A set of four rectangular stained glass window panels with Gothic arch decoration. Sold for £280. Lot 30: A 4’ 9” late 19th Century Spanish terracotta olive jar of ovoid form. Sold for £400. Lot 44: An 8’ high reproduction cast iron three tier fountain, set on a base with four opposing classical dolphin pattern supports. Sold for £580. Lot 70: A pair of designer painted aluminium framed sun loungers, with towelled cushions. Sold for £200. Lot 244: A 28” Georgian mahogany gateleg dining table, set on slender turned supports – a/f. Sold for £320. Lot 344: A set of four comb-back Windsor elbow chairs with solid elm seats, set on ring turned legs. Sold for £600. Lot 364: A Victorian burr walnut book-match veneered, scalloped edge tilt-top table, set on a carved and open quatrefoil pedestal base with floral and foliate decoration. Sold for £320 and Lot 388: A 23” antique rosewood cabinet with shaped raised back and shelf, enclosed by brass and pleated material panel door, set on squat cabriole feet. Sold for £250.
CLOCKS & BAROMETERS:
Lot 453: A High Victorian ornate brass clock garniture, with enamelled Roman numerals, eight day bell striking movement and flanking candlesticks. Sold for £140. Lot 481: A 1930’s octagonal chrome plated cased calendar clock by Winterhalder & Hofmeier of Schwartzenbach. Sold for £110. Lot 493: A 1930’s oak long case clock with 12” circular dial and triple large brass weight driven chiming movement. Sold for £120 and Lot 494: A 19th Century mahogany and oak longcase clock, the 14” painted arched dial marked Burlinson of Ripon, with eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £390.
Lot 547: A large brass maritime style pendant light fitting, with enamelled shade and wire bound glass shade. Sold for £300. Lot 557: A hand forged reproduction Viking helmet with chainmail neck, nose and cheek guards, set on a turned wood stand. Sold for £390. Lot 558: A Wilcox & Gibbs chain stitch sewing machine, set on a base with single drawer – No. B 583955. Sold for £150. Lot 567: A 1930’s enamelled advertising sign “Fry’s High Class Chocolate, Makers to the King” – 15” X 19”. Sold for £160. Lot 615: An antique carpenter’s chest, with tray fitted interior containing a quantity of good quality collectable tools. Sold £250. Lot 705: A small collection of small Tunbridge ware boxes and treen items. Sold for £190. Lot 719: An antique pocket pistol with screw barrel by Hill of London and an over under double barrel similar by Southall of London (a/f) – sold with a poacher warning sign and related book. Sold for £310. Lot 738: A late 19th Century carved hardwood group depicting a Taoist man riding atop a buffalo, set on a later lacquered carved stand. Sold for £140. Lot 750: A mid 19th Century strung rosewood cased Swiss musical box by Berens Blumberg & Cie, playing eight Scottish airs, complete with original key – No. 24732. Sold for £580. Lot 754: A Victorian coromandel wood toilet box with mirrored lid and fully fitted interior, containing a selection of silver plated topped bottles and pin-locking secret drawer under. Sold for £200 and Lot 767: A boxed solitaire board – sold with a quantity of collectable old hand made swirl marbles for same. Sold for £220.
Lot 1038: A 24” antique Cantonese baluster vase with famille rose multi figure decorated reserve panels – old repair and other damage. Sold for £160. Lot 1091: An Oriental redware teapot (lid missing), in an octagonal bamboo case with penwork decoration – sold with an Oriental bulbous vase with dark brown glaze. Sold for £165. Lot 1118: A 10” Jose Cunha Portuguese pallissy ware wall plaque with snake, frog and insect decoration – sold with a pair of 7 ½” similarly decorated vases, with serpent pattern handles. Sold for £155. Lots 1144 & 1145: A Clarice Cliff crocus pattern Bonjour cruet set and Taormina pattern honey pot. Sold for £250 (combined). Lot 1146: A 14” Tim Andrews bottled shaped raku vase – bearing maker’s mark. Sold for £90. Lot 1148: A 9” Moorcroft Pansy pattern tapered vase, with wide flared rim. Sold for £235 and Lot 1152: A 1910 Brannam Barnstaple triple handled vase, with flared rim and bird and floral design – Reg. No. 44561. Sold for £160.
Lot 1187: A late 19th to early 20th Century brass Merrywaether fireman’s helmet with leather and chain link neck strap (some dents). Sold for £250. Lot 1217: A large brass jardiniere, two small Masthead lights, bucket, etc. Sold for £120. Lot 1221: A large copper cooking pot with lid and iron swing handle. Sold for £95 and Lot 1232: A 12” early 20th Century cloisonne plate – sold with an older cloisonne pin tray (from a vase lid). Sold for £170.
PICTURES & PAINTINGS:
Lot 1343: John White R. I.: a gilt framed gouache painting depicting an extensive Dartmoor view, with ponies and Haytor in distance, signed – 7 ¼” X 20 ¾”. Sold for £200. Lot 1373: after L. S. Lowry: a framed limited edition coloured print entitled “Going to Work”, bearing Henry Donn blind stamp and No. 142/850 – with National Fine Art certificate verso – 18 ¼” X 24”. Sold for £135. Lot 1375: after Cecil Aldin: a pair of two part sporting scene prints, depicting fox hunting and early motor car, both separate vignettes – Frost & Reed. Sold for £120. Lot 1404: A 19th Century oranet gilt gesso framed oil on canvas depicting a Dutch waterway, with fisherman in foreground and windmill in distance – unsigned – 15” X 23”. Sold for £200. Lot 1407: A set of four Oriental lacquered panels with applied decoration featuring two women in a garden, with painted gilt detailing – 36” X 12” – sold with two others similar. Sold for £180. Lot 1410: R. O. Lenkiewicz: limited edition coloured print entitled “Daemon Series – Project 18” – No. 194/375 – signed and titled on mount – 33” X 21”. Sold for £380. Lot 1411: R. O. Lenkiewicz: limited edition coloured print entitled “Painter with Ester, Aristotle/Phylis Theme – Project 18” – No. 19/295 – signed and titled on mount – 28 ¾” X 23 ½”. Sold for £480 and Lot 1412: R. O. Lenkiewicz: limited edition coloured print entitled “Painter with Lisa, Aristotle/Phylis Theme” – No. 225/395 – signed and titled on mount – 31 ½” X 29 ½” – with certificate. Sold for £380.
POSTCARDS,STAMPS & EPHEMERA:
Lot 1424: A collection of Kensitas cigarette silks “Flowers Series” in original paper covers – sold with other cigarette card part sets and collection of mainly mid 20th Century postcards – various subjects. Sold for £90. Lot 1432: A collection of eight photograph albums containing images of shipping, bridges, holiday photographs, camping and topography, etc. Sold for £110. Lot 1441: An album containing a collection of early 20th Century postcards, including posed military figures, tinted “Irish Molly” cards, whimsical kittens, greetings and topographic, etc. Sold for £240. Lot 1451: An Imperial Stamp Album containing Victorian and later stamps, including penny black, penny reds, two penny blues, 6d lilacs, Irish Free State, other Victorian and early 20th Century world stamps, including Straits Settlements, Gold Coast, all Africa, etc. Sold for £480 and Lot 1472: An album of loose stamps – Victorian to George V, including numerous penny reds, 2d blues, other Victorian and Edwardian stamps. Sold for £180.