Rendells’ last sale of the year was a festive little affair with a selection of Lots aimed at both the trade and Christmas shoppers. Mince pies and clotted cream were hoovered up almost as fast as the interesting items on offer.

A private collection of Chinese ceramics all sold well above reserve, attracting bids from both Chinese and domestic buyers. While in the Christmas Jewellery section rings and ear-rings also sold well.

Next year will see Rendells offering an online bidding platform via The-Saleroom.Com. This represents an extension of our previous web presence and will promote our vendors’ items to a truly global market with all Lots having online photographs as standard, in addition to our usual extensive condition report and image service.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients

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


 Lot 117: A 4’ 6” Victorian stripped pine linen press with pair of arched panel doors, over two short and two long graduated drawers, set on plinth base. Sold for £330. Lot 139: A 4’ Victorian mahogany bow front chest of two short and three long graduated drawers, set on squat bun feet. Sold for £200. Lot 160: A 6’ 9” polished oak refectory table, set on turned supports and moulded stretcher base. Sold for £210. Lot 263: A 4’ Victorian mahogany chest of two short and five long graduated drawers, set on turned feet – 5’ 9” high. Sold for £250. Lot 289: A 4’ 6” old stripped pine farmhouse kitchen table with two frieze drawers, set on square tapered legs and uniting stretcher. Sold for £220. Lot 315: A 4’ 6” Victorian mahogany twin pedestal partner’s style desk with later inset top, eight through drawers with flush brass handles and set on plinth bases. Sold for £300 and Lot 350: A 4’ Victorian mahogany twin pedestal faux partner’s desk with moulded and green leather inset top, three frieze drawers, six flanking pedestal drawers and opposing dummy drawer fronts, set on rounded plinth bases. Sold for £520.


Lot 401: A late Victorian carved oak framed banjo barometer/thermometer with printed ceramic dial marked for James Luckings & Co., Opticians, Birmingham and aneroid works. Sold for £75. Lot 415: A brass and bevelled glass cased carriage clock with eight day repeat bell striking movement. Sold for £170. Lot 426: A 20th Century oak cased grandmother clock with brass arched dial and eight day chiming movement. Sold for £90 and Lot 429: A 19th Century mixed wood longcase clock with painted arched dial and eight day bell striking movement – for restoration. Sold for £160.


Lot 584: A vintage set of Jaraso Personal Weighing Machine scales. Sold for £60. Lot 592: A glass slope fronted counter display case. Sold for £60. Lot 603: A 28” octagonal metal framed and glazed terrarium with pitched roof. Sold for £75. Lot 646: A vintage copper masthead light, with original glass by Nippon Sento Ltd. No.404. 12/1974. Sold for £85. Lot 657: A pair of vintage leather riding boots with laced foot and buckled calves – sold with a pair of wooden boot trees. Sold for £75. Lot 662: A painted and carved giltwood wall mounted room number device with numeral “3” to escutcheon. Sold for £90. Lot 664: A 1940 dated Patt. 25A copper Masthead lamp with original burner, brass swing handle and lens dated 1941. Sold for £140. Lot 667: A buildable plush model of a white deer. Sold for £100. Lot 681: An early 20th Century Greek Laterna stained wood cased barrel organ – re-pinned. Sold for £110 and Lot 695: A collection of antique foreign and Great British coinage, including 1622 Polish silver 3 Groschen and Charles II silver Threepence, etc. Sold for £130.


Lot 1201: A copper coal scuttle containing a selection of hand bells. Sold for £45. Lot 1210: A 1930’s brass figure group depicting two Alsatian dogs, set on a marble stepped plinth base. Sold for £55. Lot 1212: A mounted porthole by Simpson of Glasgow, enclosing a print of the steamship SS Uganda. Sold for £75. Lot 1220: A large old brass porthole – dive recovered from a shipwreck. Sold for £70. 


Lot 1014: An antique Chinese famille rose slender baluster lidded jar – restored – sold with a pair of blue and white floral panel small vases and pair of small pedestal bowls. Sold for £210. Lot 1039: A pair of antique Chinese bottle vases – sold with other blue and white pieces including small temple jar and inkwell. Sold for £400. Lot 1087: An 8” early 21st Century Moorcroft vase Windrush Blue on Blue pattern – 122/8 designed by Debbie Hancock. Sold for £100. Lot 1094: A 7 Ό” diameter late 19th Century Chinese “Hundred Boys” bowl with enamelled decoration on turquoise ground and frilled rim – bearing Qianlong character seal mark to base. Sold for £380. Lot 1115: A 6 ½” diameter antique Chinese bowl with ho-ho bird and fire dragon flanking a flaming pearl in famille vert palette – Qianlong style character mark to base. Sold for £340. Lot 1117: An antique Chinese export Cantonese teapot with crabstock spout and typical figural decoration. Sold for £260. Lot 1147: An antique Chinese bowl with fire dragons and pearl decoration with gilt highlighting – Qianlong style seal mark to base. Sold for £220. Lot 1157: A boxed modern Moorcroft Macintosh pattern slender bulbous vase – 121/14, designed by Rachel Bishop. Sold for £300 and Lot 1158: An 18th Century Chinese blue and white footed bowl with floral panels and geometric decoration – single Kanji to inner surface. Sold for £200.  


Lot 1306: An 18ct. white gold ring, set with large central oval emerald flanked by two diamonds. Sold for £1,100. Lot 1307: A pair of 18ct. white gold diamond stud ear-rings – approx 1ct. TDW. Sold for £500. Lot 1320: An 18ct. gold 1920’s style ring, with brilliant cut diamond solitaire in square setting and with diamond set shoulders. Sold for £480. Lot 1322: A pair of 18ct. white and yellow gold ear-rings, each set with aquamarine drop and two diamonds to suspenders. Sold for £1,000. Lot 1328: A 15ct. gold bracelet, set with seven cabochon moonstones and six diamonds. Sold for £820 and Lot 1336: An 18ct. white gold Art Deco style panel ring, set with central aquamarine within a ten stone diamond border. Sold for £1,100.  


Lot 1412: After Thomas Sidney Cooper: a gilt framed oil on canvas depicting cattle watering – 7 ½” x 11 Ό”. Sold for £180. Lot 1418: Thomas Bush Hardy R.B.A.: a gilt framed and slipped watercolour, depicting a shipping scene with figures in a rowing boat on choppy coastal seas – 7” x 10”. Sold for £280. Lot 1427: Johannes Helder: a rustic wide framed oil on canvas, depicting beached and other vessels with quayside and building in background – signed – 13” x 32”. Sold for £340. Lot 1437: Frederick J. Widgery: a gilt framed watercolour depicting a view of “Cut Hill, North Dartmoor” – signed and inscribed to the mount – 10 Ύ” x 17 Ό”. Sold for £330. Lot 1462: Bessie Bamber (attributed): a 19th Century ornate gilt framed oil on canvas depicting a kitten and puppy in a garden watching a bee on a flower – 13 ½” x 19 ½”. Sold for £130 and Lot 1493: A gilt framed 19th Century oil on canvas portrait of a seated lady – re-lined, varnished and repaired. Sold for £420.


 Lot 664: Sold £140


 Lot 1094: Sold £380


Lot 1117: Sold £260


 Lot 1157: Sold £300


Lot 1306: Sold £1,100


Lot 1322: Sold £1,000


Lot 1328: Sold £820


Lot 1336: Sold £1,100

Lot 1437: Sold £330

Lot 1493: Sold £420