Rendells’ August sale was one of the best viewed sales of the year so far. Along with our usual clientele numbers were greatly boosted by visitors to the county, resulting in a larger than normal quantity of commission bids for the Lots on offer. A very clean example of Watson & Sons “Alpha” plate camera, with accessories (Lot 840) attracted International interest. Selling on the phone to a London based collector for a hammer price of £660. As did several Middle Eastern coffeepots forming part of Lot 1385. Also selling on the phone for £420. In the Clock section (Lot 607) A 19th Century mahogany cased triple fusee bracket clock featured an interesting musical movement playing two tunes on eight concentric bells. Selling to a commission bid for £1,700. The Sale also featured our second bi-monthly specialist section for Postcards, Stamps and Ephemera, which included (Lot 1686) a series of maritime examples of sea going vessels. Sold in the room for £230.


Details of these and some of the other better Lots in the Sale follow:


FURNITURE (including Outside Effects):

Lot 16: Three granite staddle stone bases. Sold for £140. Lot 21: A 3’ 8” concrete statue of Mr. Punch and his dog Toby. Sold for £150. Lot 26: A Shropshire granite apple press. Sold for £160. Lot 39: A 4’ 6” Victorian cast iron rustic oak branch and entwined serpent pattern garden bench. Sold for £520. Lot 55: A 6’ pine kitchen table with two short drawers, set on square legs. Sold for £250. Lot 160: A 5’ antique oak cupboard, with lift-top and cupboard under, set on square feet. Sold for £280. Lot 178: A 3’ 3” French painted pine dresser with triple plate rack and three spice drawers. Sold for £240. Lot 240: A 4’ 2” oak roll-top desk by Corbin Cabinet Lock Co. and retailed by Popham, Radford & Co. Plymouth. Sold for £300. Lot 253: A 4’ antique oak triple panel coffer with carved frieze. Sold for £210. Lot 361: A pair of 3’ 9” fluted plaster columns, set on plinth bases. Sold for £200. Lot 405: A late Georgian inlaid mahogany knife box with fitted interior and serpentine front. Sold for £200. Lot 435: A stained elm framed Windsor comb-back elbow chair, with turned spindles and ring turned legs. Sold for £150. Lot 495: A 27” rosewood and cross-banded sofa table with gilt metal embellishments. Sold for £160 and Lot 513: An antique gilt gesso framed pier mirror – 5’ 10” x 29 ½”. Sold for £130 and Lot 500: A mid 20th Century kitsch tea trolley with spangled yellow surfaces, chromed frame and two fold-out tiers. Sold for £115.



Lot 570: An antique mahogany mounted stick barometer with ivory scale to top, marked Corti, Exeter, with sealed mercury tube. Sold for £400. Lot 574: An oak cased dial wall timepiece marked W.E. Raymont, Brixham, with English eight day movement. Sold for £60. Lot 588: An Art Nouveau style pewter cased mantel timepiece, with kneeling female figure and later dial. Sold for £120. Lot 607: A 19th Century mahogany cased arched top fusee bracket clock, with silvered dial and musical movement playing two tunes on eight concentric bells and striking on gong, the whole set on brass bracket feet. Sold for £1,700 and Lot 613: An 18th Century oak longcase clock with three brass finials and flanking columns, the arched brass dial marked Raymont Jun’r, Stamford, with silvered chapter ring and two subsidiary dials, with four pillar eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £380.



Lot 652: A mid 20th Century cut glass table lamp with mushroom shaped shade. Sold for £120. Lot 769: A 1950’s wood cased Beromat one armed bandit gaming machine – in working order. Sold for £250. Lot 770: A boxed gimbal compass – W.A. Cook, Devonport and Southside Street Plymouth. Sold for £280. Lot 804: A Queen Mary Christmas tin, containing original 1914 tobacco, cigarettes, card and photograph. Sold for £120. Lot 829: Three early 20th Century tourist ware African tribal masks, including Guro tribe and other Ivory Coast. Sold for £140. Lot 834: An early 20th Century ivory chess set with screw bases – sold with a leather clad chess board. Sold for £300. Lot 840: A mahogany cased Watson & Sons. Alfa plate camera, with Thornton Picard roller shutter and other accessories, in original canvas and leather case. Sold for £660. Lot 873: A 19th Century small mahogany cased, key-wind musical box – comb a/f. Sold for £80 and Lot 874: A pair of 5” Blue John conical door stops, set on ebonised circular bases (one a/f). Sold for £400.



Lot 1219: A 15” Lladro figure of a young girl on a swing with dog at her feet. Sold for £180. Lot 1237: A 12 ½” Lladro figure group, with sleeping shepherd and his lass, with attendant sheep. Sold for £150. Lot 1243: A small collection of good quality cut glass wine glasses with faceted stems – sold with other wine glasses and champagnes. Sold for £160. Lot 1279: A collection of Mintons “Haddon Hall” pattern china, including two tureens and meat plate. Sold for £110. Lot 1281: An extensive collection of Royal Albert “Old Country Roses” pattern tea and dinnerware. Sold for £220. Lot 1297: A green glazed Aller Vale winking cat, with glass eye. Sold for £150. Lot 1313: A Royal Albert “Old Country Roses” pattern six place tea set, including teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug. Sold for £110. Lot 1316: A 5 ½” antique Staffordshire jug, with transfer printed and over painted cricketing scene and motifs to handle. Sold for £130 and Lot 1326: An early 20th Century Watcombe Pottery character jug, depicting Joseph Chamberlain above “Tariff Loaf” text. Sold for £120.



Lot 1383: A 19” brass lantern with inset mainly horn panels and Latin text to base “The life of man flies like the shadow”. Sold for £150. Lot 1385: A collection of  Middle Eastern brass and copperware, including an antique coffeepot and two others, etc. Sold for £420. Lot 1386: A collection of pewter items, including antique lidded Quart jug, tankards and plates. Sold for £110. Lot1389: A coopered jardinière, containing trench art goblets, chestnut pan and fire irons, etc. Sold for £100 and Lot 1397: A 6 ½” late 19th Century bronze figure of a child with bird. Sold for £95.



Lot 1471: A Victorian stuffed and cased Pike, “Taken by F. Komlosy in the River Ouse, January 16th, 1880, weight 13lbs. Sold for £300.



Lot 1481: R.D. Sherrin: a gilt framed gouache depicting a moorland view with pool in foreground – sold with a similar by D. Miller. Sold for £140. Lot 1519: John Shapland: a gilt framed mixed media painting depicting hilltop trees overlooking a Mediterranean bay. Sold for £190. Lot 1522: Edmund M. Wimpris: an antique gilt framed watercolour depicting an extensive English landscape, with cottage and grazing sheep. Sold for £210 and Lot 1598: Schiller (19th Century): a set of five small landscape paintings in two frames, depicting alpine mountain and lake scenes. Sold for £160.



Lot 1649: A box containing stock books and tab mounted stamp collections, including Liberia Air Mail, Far East and GB. Sold for £130. Lot 1672: A box containing a large collection of early and mid 20th Century postcards and tea cards, etc. Sold for £170 and Lot 1686: A collection of marine postcards of sea going vessels, mainly monochrome and indexed. Sold for £230.


Lot 39: Sold £520

Lot 500: Sold £115

Lot 607: Sold £1,700

 Lot 840: Sold £660

Lot 874: Sold £400

Lot 1219: Sold £180

Lot 1297: Sold £150

Lot 1316: Sold £130

Lot 1385: Sold £420

Lot 1471: Sold £300