Rendells’ February sale was a tale of two auctions. The core of the sale being formed from two deceased estates, unusually both included vehicles in the form of classic motorcycles and modern and classic cars. A better than normal selection of ceramics, good collectables and some outstanding wire sculptures by Totnes artist Matt Cummings attracted the antiques buyers, but at 1.30pm on Friday the saleroom was packed to the rafters with people eager to buy the vehicles on offer. In other sections, it was good to see furniture selling well, with over ninety percent sold and in the picture section, a watercolour by Ernest Guerin attracted multiple telephone bids and determined bidding in the room.


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


Lot 342: Sold £320

Lot 428: Sold £620

Lot 562: Sold £350

Lot 1196: Sold £220

Lot 1212: Sold £310

Lot 1411: Sold £4,800

 Lot 1401: Sold £4,700


Lot 1282: Sold £370


Lot 1208: Sold £330

Lot 1469: Sold £330



Lot 102: A 7’9” antique pine kitchen table with plank top, two short drawers and set on turned legs. Sold for £350. Lot 148: A 6’1” oak triple bookcase with decorative pediment and three glazed doors, set on a plinth base. Sold for £320. Lot 151: A 3’8” Victorian mahogany secretaire/bookcase, with fitted writing drawer and three long graduated drawers under. Sold for £300. Lot 167: An 8’6” oak refectory style dining table, set on bulbous turned supports and stretcher base. Sold for £420. Lot 207: A 3’4” late Georgian cross banded mahogany chest of four long graduated drawers. Sold for £140. Lot 267: A 4’9” antique oak mule chest with decorative fielded panels and two drawers under. Sold for £200. Lot 281: A 4’4” Victorian mahogany writing desk with central slope, set on turned legs. Sold for £280. Lot 288: A 15 ½” Swiss inlaid mahogany cased musical box. Sold for £220. Lot 338: A set of eight stained oak framed high slat back dining chairs – sold with two carvers. Sold for £410. Lot 342: An antique mahogany metamorphic architect’s desk with ratchet back, screen and flanking metal lined drawers, set on square tapered legs. Sold for £320 and Lot 344: A reproduction two seater settee with shaped back and scroll ends, set on turned front legs. Sold for £230.



Lot 411: A side-by-side desk timepiece/barometer in simulated black slate case, with French eight day movement. Sold for £110. Lot 414: A late 19th Century black slate cased drum and scroll mantel clock. With E. Serin, Paris eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £105. Lot 415: A gilt bronze cased timepiece in the form of an Oriental game bird, the turquoise enamelled dial with shipping scene reserve panel, the whole set on an ornate onyz and bamboo effect base. Sold for £370. Lot 424: A brass and glazed cased repeater carriage clock, with enamelled face and eight day gong striking movement. Sold for £220. Lot 428: A mid 19th Century E. Bourdon and Richards “Metallic” barometer in a sedan style case and contained within the original velvet lined black leather clad travelling case. Sold for £620 and Lot 434: A 16” mid 19th Century French ornate ormolu mantel clock, with pink porcelain urn shaped finial, Sevres style panels to sides and Henry Marc, Paris eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £500.




Lot 562: A 19” x17” 19th Century stained and painted oval leaded glass panel depicting Queen Elizabeth I on horseback and other court figures – sold with two other panels. Sold for £350. Lot 640: Nine 19th Century Chinese silk panels embroidered with air dragons – 5 ½” square. Sold for £180. Lot 697: A Leica IIIg camera body in Eveready case – Nr. 981 295. Sold for £540. Lot 698: A Leica MDa camera body in Eveready case – 1265 419. Sold for £320. Lot 713: A 19th Century card case decorated with tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl, with central cartouche. Sold for £110. Lot 732: A painted glass pane depicting Adam and Eve in The Garden of Eden – sold with other glass panels. Sold for £250. Lot 791: An 18th Century French stonebow by This, 43 Boulevard du Temple, Paris. Sold for £475 and Lot 801: An antique flintlock rifle with scrolled etching and ornate patchbox cover. Sold for £160.



Lot 1174: A pair of 12” Victorian cut clear glass lustres – two drops a/f. Sold for £145. Lot 1196: A 4 ½” 18th Century Chinese export tankard decorated with famille rose enamelled Mandarin court figures within a blue and white bordered reserve panel. Sold for £220. Lot 1199: A 7” antique Sunderland lustre jug with monochrome printed reserve panels, 1793 Iron Bridge, vessel and “Sailor’s Tear” verse. Sold for £130.


Lot 1208: Four pairs of antique Staffordshire small seated Dalmatian dogs, all on cobalt blue bases. Sold for £330. Lot 1212: A 17” late 19th Century Aller Vale glazed terracotta ewer with stylised tulip and floral scroll decoration – slight glaze loss to foot. Sold for £310. Lot 1216: A pair of 19th Century Staffordshire cow and milking maid flatback figures – sold with a pair of seated Dalmatian dogs – various condition. Sold for £150. Lot 1219: Two pairs of Victorian Staffordshire seated Dalmatian dogs, another pair and pair of later recumbent Dalmatian pattern quill stands. Sold for £250. Lot 1223: A small collection of antique Chinese blue and white china, including an 8” cylindrical vase with Mandarin decoration, three small plates and tea bowls, etc. – various condition. Sold for £420. Lot 1224: Two pieces of Louis Wain decorated china by The Bristol Cat and Dog Pottery, comprising a 2 ½” cream jug and 3” diameter sugar bowl. Sold for £130 and Lot 1229: An 11 ½” antique blue and white maiolica medicine jar with foliate scroll decoration and cartouche marked R. Gentian. Sold for £125.



Lot 1278: Matt Cummings: a 19” mixed media sculpture of a mountain lion set on a painted wood rocky outcrop effect base – M.C. 09. Sold for £190. Lot 1279: Matt Cummings: an 18” mixed media sculpture of a snow leopard and her cub, set on a polished wood base – M. Cummings 2006. Sold for £150. Lot1282: Matt Cummings: a 23” mixed media sculpture of an ocelot set on a wooden plinth. Sold for £370 and Lot 1285: Matt Cummings: a 32” mixed media sculpture of a seated cheetah – bearing stamped copper tag MOC 2005. Sold for £200.



Lot 1401: Swallow Doretti “barn find” in Oxford blue with twin SU carburettors and Vanguard 1991cc engine. Sold for £4,700. Lot 1403: Triumph Spitfire Mk3, 1.2L 1967 in powder blue, with detachable hard-top. Sold for £2,000. Lot 1407: Volkswagen Polo 1200 – type SC60, blue, 2010 – in poor condition. Sold for £3,500. Lot 1408: A.J.S. Model 16, 350cc, 1937 in black and gold livery – part assembled - Sold for £3,200. Lot 1409: A.J.S. Model 16M, 1957 in black and gold livery. Sold for £2,000 and Lot 1411: Matchless Model “R”, 250cc, flat tank 1927. Sold for £4,800.



Lot 1461: Edward Atkinson Hornel (style of): a gilt framed oil painting depicting a young lady and child picking apples – 13” X 11 ½”. Sold for £130. Ernest Guerin: a gilt wood tryptich framed watercolour, entitled “Notre Dame de Lativity, Presqu’ile de Quiberon Morbihan, Bretagne – 19” X 3’7 ½”. Sold for £3,800. Lot 1507: Van Keulen (c.1724): an antique map detailing the coast from Bigbury, Devon to Falmouth, Cornwall, with later hand colouring – 21” X 23”. Sold for £220, Lot 1511: Harry Edmunds Crute: an oak framed watercolour view of a sandy bay – signed. Sold for £230. Lot 1546: Charles W. Wyllie: a gilt framed watercolour depicting a busy canal scene – 18” X 15”. Sold for £460 and Lot 1555: A 19th Century oil painting on canvas, view of the banks of the river Dart, with woman and dog waiting at a crossing point – signed Mark Edwin Dockree. Sold for £250.