SALES REPORT FOR THE TWO DAY AUCTION HELD ON 11th AND 12th DECEMBER 2014.
THE SALE INCLUDED FURNITURE, CERAMICS, COLLECTABLES, CLOCKS,
CHRISTMAS JEWELLERY, PICTURES & PAINTINGS, BOOKS AND EPHEMERA.
Rendell’s last sale of the year was peppered with desirable and collectable Lots, featuring highlights in each section. A rare example of a 1763 Baskerville Bible in transitional typeface (fair condition) attracted several phone bids finally selling for a hammer price of £3,000. While in metalware a John Pearson, Newlyn copper jardinière broke the house record for piece of Newlyn selling to the phone for £1,900. A private collection of out of production Dartington and Colin Kellam pottery also sold well. While in Jewellery an 18ct. gold heart shaped diamond solitaire ring sold for £2,500.
Details of these and some of the other better Lots in the Sale follow: Bold text items are illustrated.
Lot 103: A 7’ 6” pine farmhouse kitchen table with three frieze drawers, set on square tapered legs. Sold for £260. Lot 162: A6’ 4” late 19th Century James Shoolbred retailed inlaid mahogany triple wardrobe by Shapland & Petter, with flanking bevelled mirror panelled doors. Sold for £520. Lot 176: A 7’ stripped pine dining table, set on twin massive acanthus carved and turned pedestals. Sold for £210. Lot 210: A 4’ 7” early Victorian mahogany tilt-top dining table, set on tapered pillar and platform base. Sold for £200. Lot 280: A 6’ Edwardian stained oak break front open bookcase with adjustable shelves, set on a base with filing shelves. Sold for £940. Lot 330: A 26” Victorian brass mounted oak “country house” post box of stepped design. Sold for £260. Lot 336: A 12 ½” early 20th Century oak stationery box, opening to reveal a fully fitted interior, including porcelain note boards, sprung drawer and fold-out writing surface. Sold for £200 and Lot 380: A 32” late Georgian mahogany chest of four long graduated drawers with original blue paper lining, set on bracket feet. Sold for £270.
CLOCKS & BAROMETERS:
Lot 424: A brass and bevelled glass cased carriage clock, with French eight day movement. Sold for £72.
Lot 425: A limited edition E. Dent & Co. Ltd. Chronological Equilibrium Mystery Clock, No. 148/500, with silvered chapter ring and dolphin pattern supports – circa 1975. Sold for £450.
Lot 641: A collection of vintage spectacles, including green and blue “syphilis” glasses with folding frames, bone measures and an Allegro stropping and honing machine, etc. Sold for £270. Lot 684: A 5 ½” antique European carved antler in the form of a kneeling man holding a metal trident. Sold for £155. Lot 694: A Rolleiflex camera with 1:28/80 Carl Zeiss lens No. 2265676, in leather case. Sold for £220. Lot 695: An antique sporting gun – J. Moreton & Co., London, with butterfly stamp to barrel. Sold for £210. Lot 722: A set of three boxed Bachmann Gauge 1 carriages in GWR livery – all wired for lighting. Sold for £340 and Lot 730: A boxed Bachmann Brassworks Gauge 1 4575 locomotive in GWR livery and remote control electronics – as new. Sold for £420.
Lot 1199: A collection of predominantly 19th Century Meissen blue onion pattern teaware – various marks, age and condition. Sold for £100. Dartington “Poppy” pattern pottery Lots. Sold for a combined hammer price of £320. Lot 1232: A Wedgwood Burslem Ferdinand the Bull “Taurus”, with houses of the Zodiac design, by Arnold Machin and Eric Ravilious. Sold for £320. Lot 1241: Seven pieces of pink and green mottled SylvaC, comprising two jugs and five vases. Sold for £120. Lot 1243: An 8” turn of the century Weller Louweisa silver overlaid pottery vase – internal rim chip. Sold for £100 and Lot 1250: A set of 5” 19th Century Meissen Four Seasons figures – some damage. Sold for £620.
Lot 1319: An 8 ¾” diameter Newlyn copper jardinière, featuring stylised Viking ships on a wavy sea, with “Sol de Mayo” sun with face to mainsail of leading ship, the base incised John Pearson, 1894, No. 2079 – the whole 12” high. Sold for £1,900.
Seven Gold Sovereign coins – ranging from 1887 to 1932. Sold for a combined hammer price of £1,090. Lot 1360: An 18ct. gold and diamond cluster ring. Sold for £240. Lot 1367: An 18ct. gold ring set with heart shaped diamond solitaire. Sold for £2,500. Lot 1390: A Bulgari gold expanding bangle, with banded links interspersed with diamond encrusted panels. Sold for £2,500. Lot 1399: An 18ct. white gold flower-head ring, with open set central diamond within a diamond border and with diamond set shoulders. Sold for £600. Lot 1414: An 18ct. white gold ring set with central aquamarine, within a diamond border with flanking baguettes and diamond set shoulders. Sold for £600 and Lot 1415: An Art Deco style 18ct. white gold ring, set with central diamond within and octagonal ruby set border and with diamond set pierced shoulders. Sold for £1,000.
PICTURES & PAINTINGS:
Lot 1421: Frank Hider: a pair of framed oils on canvas, one a coastal scene with figures and beached fishing vessel at sunset, the other coastal rocks – 13 ½” X 17 ½”. Sold for £100. Lot 1428: Ernest Knight: a framed oil canvas of Widecombe, Church, signed – 19” X 25”. Sold for £230. Lot 1443: After E. Galien-Laloue: an ornate gilt framed watercolour on card “Notre Dame after the snow”, bears a signature. Sold for £130 and Lot 1473: R. Thorne Waite: watercolour a country farmhouse with figures and sheep on a track – 7 ¼” X 11”. Sold for £150.
Lot 1565: A 1763 Baskerville’s holy bible, thick red morocco leather bound boards (front detached), ribbed spine worn, with inscriptions relating to the Senior, Witter and Smyth families, printed in Cambridge by John Baskerville, also containing other ephemera. Sold for £3,000.
POSTCARDS, STAMPS & EPHEMERA:
Lot 1581: A plastic wallet containing a collection of stock sheet, loose and card mounted mainly GB stamps – sold with a folder of 1966 World Cup postal records, including early radiotherapy photographs, etc. Sold for £105. Lot 1595: A red ring bound album containing a collection of GB stamps 1840 to 1979, including 1d Black, 3x 2d Blue and 51x 1d Red, etc. Sold for £100 and Lot 1626: Two albums containing early and mid 20th Century postcards, including numerous coastal views, sepia topographic and floral studies, etc. Sold for £120.