Rendells’ last sale of the year was based around two excellent clearances and several private collections. A group of antique ivory okimonos and netsukes although facing a potential ban in the trade of these works next year, sold for a combined hammer price of £1,210. While in Ceramics a collection of pottery works by Alan and Will Young sold for £1,149. All other sections of the sale reported good results. Surprise of the day was the £1,300 hammer price paid for an 18th Century Queen Anne style wing back armchair which was sold in the room against telephone and commission bids. Our popular small selection of Christmas Jewellery and Watches also sold well.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our vendors for their custom and to wish you all

A Very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year

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


Lot 106: A 3’ 1” 19th Century oak cabinet with two shelf open top, flanking acanthus scroll supports, over a base with frieze drawer and pair of ornate panelled cupboard doors. Sold for £240. Lot 168: A 4’ 2” Art Nouveau inlaid mahogany ornate display cabinet with material lined top section and vaseline glass flowerheads to leaded glazed panel doors. Sold for £500. Lot 251: A 5’ early 20th Century mahogany and oak twin pedestal desk with brown leather inset top – bearing label for Cooke’s of Finsbury. Sold for £300. Lot 268: A 34” Globe-Wernicke five section elastic bookcase, complete with cornice and base section – 7’ 4” high. Sold for £540. Lot 321: An Oriental hardwood elbow chair with mother-of-pearl inland splat, fret-work panels and solid seat. Sold for £200. Lot 322: A 4’ 4” Edwardian inlaid mahogany break bow front vitrine, with material lined interior enclosed by a beaded glazed panel, set on square tapered supports. Sold for £320. Lot 344: A 3’ 9” 19th Century Dutch marquetry display cabinet with dome top, canted sides, set on an open stand with cabriole supports and serpentine stretchers. Sold for £300. Lot 345: An early Georgian Queen Anne style wing back armchair, with scroll arm rest and cushion, set on cabriole front legs with pad feet. Sold for £1,300. Lot 364: A 36” Victorian mahogany draftsman’s table with leatherette insert to ratchet tilting top and flanking lift top pen compartments, set on turned and fluted standard ends. Sold for £340 and Lot 400: A set of six 19th Century rosewood framed balloon back chairs with carved decoration and upholstered seats, set on turned front legs. Sold for £360.


Lot 507: A gilt metal and champleve enamel cased four glass library clock, with white enamelled dial marked for Wales & McCulloch, 56 Cheapside, London, with mercury pendulum and French eight day gong striking movement. Sold for £250. Lot 511: An early 20th Century mahogany cased dome top mantel clock with W&H eight day ting tang movement and dial bearing mark for Mortimer Ricks of Paignton. Sold for £280. Lot 512: An early 19th Century mahogany and brass inlaid cased mitre shaped mantel timepiece, with painted dial marked H.W. Silverside, London, with eight day fusee movement. Sold for £100 and Lot 539: An early 19th Century mahogany longcase clock, the 12” dial marked for Tho. Nickalls of Reigate, with eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £400.


Lot 644: An antique musical box with three bells, enamelled floral decoration and butterfly pattern strikers, with 6 ½” cylinder and later finished case – comb a/f. Sold for £200. Lot 735: A 24” Meiji style bronze umbrella stand with dragon bosses and bird decoration. Sold for £160. Lot 742: A 3’ 4” high early Relko, Devon rocking horse, on 4’ long safety rocker base. Sold for £520. Lot 743: A bleached coral formation, under a 22” flat sided glass dome on socle base. Sold for £120. Lot 769: A reproduction painted metal Royal Mail post box. Sold for £120. Lot 859: A 5 ¼” antique ivory okimono depicting a man sat with baskets of chickens. Sold for £170. Lot 876: A 10 ½” antique carved ivory figure of a Dragon King stood over a water dragon, set on associated hardwood stand. Sold for £200 and Lot 884: An antique ivory carte de visite case, pierced stick fan and small lidded pot with profuse carved decoration. Sold for £700.


Lot 1155: A pair of 5 ½” antique Staffordshire quill holders with parrots and recumbent lamb decoration. Sold for £110. Lot 1181: A Chinese Straits style koro with dog-o-fo pattern knop to lid. Sold for £110. Lot 1220: A small circular late 19th Century Martin Bros., London, Southall pin tray with raised decoration – chip to rim. Sold for £130. Lot 1250: A 6 ¾” X 3 ¾” Daum, Nancy polychrome cameo glass box lid panel depicting a Winter woodland scene – signed and bearing Croix de Lorraine mark. Sold for £360. Lot 1253: A Bohemian amber glass faceted pagoda shaped bottle and a similarly shaped ruby glass bottle. Sold for £130. Lot 1260: A mid 19th Century Royal Worcester square teapot stand, with gilt highlighted blue and white Oriental style mountains, cranes and floral decoration. Sold for £120. Lot 1274: An 11 ½” Zsolnay Pecs eosin handled bottle vase with floral lustre decoration and a Zsolnay eosin  cache pot – chip to rim. Sold for £190 and Lot 1288: Alan Young: a 15 ¾” pottery model entitled Bill Brewer, Lucy Brewer, Old Uncle Tom Cobley, Jan Stewer and ‘Arry ‘Awke going to the fair – signed and dated 7/94. Sold for £320.


Lot 1418: Harry E. Crute: a framed watercolour depicting a village scene with cattle on a lane (faded) – 14” X 21”. Sold for £170. Lot 1419: Frederick John Widgery: oil on panel, a view of Haldon Moors near Exeter – signed and inscribed verso, August 1928 – 12 ½” X 15 ½”. Sold for £500. Lot 1462: Toni Knights: a framed oil on canvas entitled “Running for Home”, featuring Brixham trawlers off Start Point, South Devon – signed and dated ’91 – 19 ¼” X 29 ¼”. Sold for £250. Lot 1474: W. Sydney Cooper (circle of): a gilt framed and slipped watercolour, depicting cattle watering and flock of sheep on the bank of a river – dated 1897 – 13 ¾” X 20”. Sold for £360 and Lot 1542: R.O. Lenkiewicz: a framed limited edition coloured print entitled “Self Portrait holding rose – 1998” – signed and numbered 121/500 in pencil – 20” X 19 ½”. Sold for £230.


Lot 1555: An 18ct. gold diamond and sapphire cross-over ring, with diamond encrusted shoulders. Sold for £680. Lot 1558: A cased pair of 18ct. white gold stud ear-rings, set with large central diamond within a band of small emeralds and diamond encrusted border – 2.2ct. total. Sold for £3,000. Lot 1564: An 18ct. white gold ring, set with large central diamond within a diamond encrusted border and with twin baguette set shoulders. Sold for £4,000. Lot 1566: An 18ct. white gold ring, set with three central diamonds within a diamond encrusted open border with diamond set shoulders. Sold for £950. Lot 1580: A gentleman’s Breitling steel SuperOcean wristwatch with blue dial – No. A17040 9037, with original bracelet. Sold for £1,600. Lot 1581: A gentleman’s Breitling steel cased chronograph with white dial – No. A13335 40914, on Miller stitched black leather strap. Sold for £1,200. Lot 1584: An 18ct. gold watch chain with elongated oval links, T-bar and lobster clasp. Sold for £800 and Lot 1593: An unmarked high carat white gold ring, set with central princess cut diamond and half diamond encrusted shank. Sold for £1,000.


Lot 1623: A watercolour book containing a collection of photographs, ink sketches and watercolours illustrating the geology of Dartmoor and East Devon. Sold for £160. Lot 1628: A shoe box containing a quantity of small stock sheets, comprising Victorian and other stamps, including Cape of Good Hope triangles, interesting cancellations, some sets, etc. Sold for £380 and Lot 1635: An album containing a collection of World War I embroidered postcards and others. Sold for £120.


 Lot 168: Sold £500


 Lot 345: Sold £1,300

Lot 507: Sold £250


 Lot 742: Sold £520


Lot 1250: Sold £360


Lot 1419: Sold £500

Lot 1558: Sold £3,000

Lot 1564: Sold £4,000

Lot 1580: Sold £1,600

Lot 1584: Sold £800