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
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our vendors for
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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 Cookes 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 draftsmans 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
gentlemans Breitling steel SuperOcean wristwatch with blue dial
No. A17040 9037, with original bracelet. Sold for £1,600. Lot
1581: A gentlemans 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
STAMPS & EPHEMERA:
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.