28th & 29th APRIL 2016.



Rendells’ April sale was based around several good quality private clearances, with excellent quality Lots on offer in all sections of the sale. Furniture, Clocks and Objets D’art in particular attracted a larger than normal amount of commission bids, with viewing figures over the two preview days also up, all leading to a very successful auction overall. The Postcards, Stamps & Ephemera section also selling well included more interesting albums of stamps and a collection of ephemera relating to The Gurkha Regiment was purchased by the Gurkha Museum. The rare Wilsons Soda Fountain which we could find no examples ever having been sold at auction, sold in the room for a hammer price of £680. The Ceramics section featured a large private collection of Torquay & Westcountry pottery from a former member of The Torquay Pottery Collectors Society.


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



Lot 16: A 10’ 4” wide painted wrought iron secret garden gateway and surround with scroll decoration. Sold for £460. Lot 146: A 3’ 6” late Georgian mahogany bow front chest of two short and three long graduated drawers. Sold for £200. Lot 160: A 3’ 5” Victorian waxed pine scullery cupboard with shelves enclosed by two pairs of panelled doors. Sold for £280. Lot 170: A 3’ 6” 19th Century carved oak hall bench with ornate acanthus scroll and triple splat back, solid seat and turned front legs. Sold for £270. Lot 186: A pair of 3’ 3” French polished oak open bookcases, each with two adjustable shelves, marble tops and flanking scroll capitals. Sold for £540. Lot 201: A 3’ 7” antique iron strapwork bound teak colonial dowry chest with triple hinges and twin latches, flanking heavy iron drop handles and decorative base with bracket corners. Sold for £400. Lot 210: A 4’ Edwardian ash chest of two short and three long graduated drawers, set on a plinth base. Sold for £230. Lot 235: A 6’ 10” French walnut baker’s table with integral dough bin and drawer to one end, set on simple square tapered legs. Sold for £420. Lot 332: A French Empire period style gilt metal mounted walnut vitrine with cast gallery, three curved glass panels and applied gilt metal banding, set on turned front supports with shaped undertier and short cabriole legs. Sold for £260. Lot 339: A late Georgian mahogany numismatist’s collectors table, the top set with numerous 1797 cartwheel pennies and others, some bearing inscriptions, in geometric design, set on turned pillar and floral carved tripod base featuring further coins. Sold for £300. Lot 352: A 19 ½” 18th Century oak bible box with old lock plate and carved Medieval tulip motifs – sold with a rustic oak candle box. Sold for £230. Lot 353: A 3’ 6” campaign style two part chest with fitted secretaire drawer to top, two short and two long graduated drawers under, flush brass handles and twin flanking drop handles, set on bracket feet. Sold for £400. Lot 358: A 3’ 6 ½” antique carved oak coffer with integral candle box and triple panel front, set on high supports. Sold for £300. Lot 384: A set of four antique spindle back kitchen chairs with solid elm seats, set on turned supports. Sold for £340 and Lot 386: A 35” 1920’s Wilsons Soda Fountain panelled oak bar with tap to marble top, six glass labelled syrup bottles over a tinned copper drip tray and with original copper soda tank – Pat. 113542. Sold for £680.



Lot 460: A 19th Century French tortoiseshell and gilt metal mounted salon timepiece with white enamelled dial and eight day movement – sold with an associated wall bracket. Sold for £270. Lot 461: William & John Evill of Bath: a late 18th Century gilt metal mounted ebonised cased bracket clock, the 7” arched brass dial with silvered chapter ring, strike/silent regulator and date aperture, the twin fusee verge movement with decorative engraved back plate and eight day repeat strike on bell. Sold for £3,600. Lot 465: A 20” 19th Century ornate parcel gilt bronze mantel clock, featuring a fleeing knight on horseback with rescued maiden, set on a naturalistic floral and rock effect base, with further acanthus scroll stepped plinth base, with French silk suspension eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £1,400. Lot 469: A late 18th Century Austrian ornate ebonised and gilt glazed boxed cased wall clock by Carl Wurm of Vienna, with Arabic numerals to convex dial and visible pendulum aperture, the eight day quarter striking movement striking on two bells. Sold for £500. Lot 488: A brass and bevelled glass cased carriage clock with eight day bell striking alarm movement. Sold for £310 and Lot 501: A 19th Century mahogany longcase clock, the 12” brass dial marked for James Pike of Newton Abbot, with seconds dial and date aperture, with eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £540.



Lot 563: An 11 ½” Art Nouveau hanging lamp with graduated vaseline glass shade and embossed coppered tree pattern overlay. Sold for £660.




Lot 571: A pair of soapstone and ornate gilt metal mounted baluster table lamps. Sold for £280. Lot 696: A 3’ 4” resin antelope pattern shop display model. Sold for £120. Lot 707: A 5’ 6” French elaborately pierced metal wayside cross. Sold for £150. Lot 784: A circa 1900 ivory okimono depicting a fish seller and his son – sold with two other old ivory carvings. Sold for £190. Lot 798: A 20” mid 19th Century Berens, Blumberg & Cie rosewood and strung cased musical box playing eight named airs – base plate marked BB&Cie and numbered 24732 – with key. Sold for £420 and Lot 827: A 34 ½” late 18th Century white marble statue of a standing young boy at prayer entitled “Forced Prayer”, signed P. (Pietro) Guarneiro, Milano 1874. Sold for £900.



Lot 1085: Two similar 18” Doulton Lambeth bulbous vases with enamelled blossom decoration – LV/EP – circa 1900. Sold for £150. Lot 1134: A collection of Winchcombe Pottery, including dinner and teaware. Sold for £130. Lot 1235: A collection of good quality cut glassware, including sherries, liqueurs and eight matching tumblers. Sold for £140. Lot 1257: A 13” early 20th Century C.H. Brannam, Barum bulbous vase with piscatorial and foliate decoration, with flanking cryptid handles – dated 1907. Sold for £220. Lot 1258: A Watcombe Pottery six pint teapot, with motto and cottage design, “Drown your sorrows in a cup of tea”. Sold for £170 and Lot 1265: An early Aller Vale dolphin pattern bowl with flanking dorsal fin pattern handles. Sold for £140.



Lot 1344: A Victorian brass fox mask pattern door stop with long handle. Sold for £95. Lot 1376: A 7” finely detailed bronze figure of a Shogun, set on a wooden plinth base. Sold for £580 and Lot 1378: An 8 ½” late 19th Century continental cold painted spelter bust of a banjo player with socle base – after the Vienna bronze “The Banjo Player”. Sold for £160.



Lot 1576: A Stamford Major red stamp album containing Victorian and later stamps from South Africa to South West Africa, including Cape of Good Hope triangles. Sold for £480. Lot 1579: A Senator black stamp album containing Victorian and later stamps from Swaziland to Zanzibar. Sold for £350. Lot 1580: A Merton black stamp album containing Victorian and later stamps from Seychelles to Southern Arab FED. Sold for £400. Lot 1581: A Merton black stamp album containing Victorian and later stamps from Nigeria to Nyasaland, also Palestine. Sold for £420. Lot 1582: A Durham black stamp album containing Victorian and later stamps from Pitcairn Island to St. Vincent, also Samoa. Sold for £600. Lot 1605: A collection of early to mid 20th Century postcards, including Bonzo, topographic and architectural examples. Sold for £240 and Lot 1624: Major D. Neill: Gurkha papers, belt, kukri holder and photographs – sold with a collection of “Top Secret” and other paperwork relating to Malaysian Emergency, D Company engagements, citations, contact reports Sarawak and other documents. Sold for £280.


 Lot 201: Sold £400


 Lot 353: Sold £400


Lot 386: Sold £680


 Lot 461: Sold £3,600


Lot 465: Sold £1,400