SALE REPORT FOR THE TWO DAY AUCTION HELD ON 23rd AND 24th FEBRUARY 2017. THE SALE INCLUDED FURNITURE, CERAMICS, COLLECTABLES, CLOCKS, METALWARE, PICTURES & PAINTINGS, POSTCARDS, STAMPS & EPHEMERA.

Rendells second online auction at their Stonepark salerooms was heralded as another great success with just under thirty two percent of the Lots on offer being sold to the internet, with buyers bidding online from throughout the U.K., the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and across the European Union.

As usual there was a good attendance of regular buyers in the room who ensured a good level of bidding throughout the two day sale.

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

 

FURNITURE:

Lot 103: A vintage oak framed tennis umpire’s ladder/seat. Sold for £200. Lot 105: A 5’ 7” antique Rajasthani iron bound hardwood camel cart table with double wheel arches to sides and typical later applied feet. Sold for £440. Lot 107: A 6’ Victorian pine twp part dresser with two shelf open plate rack, over a base with three drawers and flanking cupboards. Sold for £220. Lot 136: A 6’ farmhouse kitchen table with antique five plank thick pine top, set on a later painted base. Sold for £320. Lot 150: A 4’ 4 ½” Korean red lacquered two part wedding chest with traditional worked metal butterfly escutcheon to top, over a base with three short drawers and double cupboard under. Sold for £300. Lot 251: A 4’ 6” late Victorian stained oak post office stationery cabinet with fully fitted interior enclosed by a pair of triple panelled cupboard doors – 7’ 1” high. Sold for £240. Lot 277: A 3’ 7” late Georgian mahogany chest on chest with fall-front secretaire drawer and an array of drawers – for restoration. Sold for £300. Lot 311: A 4’ 11” carved oak and slate topped hall shelf with pierced flanking dragons and central fan motif. Sold for £340. Lot 322: A 5’ 8” 19th Century French Empire giltwood console table with serpentine front, central dummy drawer and flanking frieze drawers, swags and bosses, set on turned and tapered supports with shaped X-stretcher. Sold for £340. Lot 342: A set of six Victorian mahogany framed balloon back dining chairs with C-scroll decoration, set on cabriole front legs. Sold for £400. Lot 387: A 4’ 19th Century carved oak twin pedestal desk with green leather inset top, lion mask handles, three frieze drawers and flanking pedestal drawers. Sold for £320 and Lot 396: A 31 ½” 19th Century Oriental carved hardwood ornate free standing cabinet with bone inlaid black lacquered panels, sliding doors, shelves and recess, set on typical scroll end base – some inlay loss, some detached but included. Sold for £220. 

 

CLOCKS & BAROMETERS:

Lot 433: An antique mahogany cased dial wall timepiece, the 12” dial marked for Bunyan & Gardner, Manchester, with eight day single fusee movement. Sold for £150. Lot 444: A 14” diameter 19th Century mahogany cased dial wall timepiece with convex dial marked for Josh Stroud, London, single fusee eight day movement – fully restored. Sold for £880. Lot 447: A German polished oak and brass mounted table clock with gilt spandrels, silvered chapter ring and brass squat bun feet, with W&H eight day ting-tang movement. Sold for £100 and Lot 460: A brass and bevelled glass cased side-by-side desk timepiece and barometer/hydrometer. Sold for £130.  

 

COLLECTABLES:

Lot 542: An early 20th Century large and heavy brass pendant light fitting with central suspender, figaro chains and English alabaster domed shade. Sold for £240. Lot 648: A 3’ reproduction leather clad rhino pattern foot stool – in the style of Omersa for Liberty. Sold for £200. Lot 653: A reproduction Paris style child mannequin with part material cladding to wooden body. Sold for £340. Lot 677: A Second Boer War period hardtack biscuit with inscription “A Merry Christmas 1900 to All, Kroonstad, South Africa from E. Way” and inscribed verso. Sold for £140. Lot 687: A pair of antique armour vambraces. Sold for £240. Lot 688: An 18th Century Scottish dirk with 31cm blade, burr wood grip and thistle pattern finials to shoulder and pommel. Sold for £420. Lot 691: A late 19th Century half bound album entitled JAPAN, containing sixty five hand tinted photographic prints including views of Kobe, Nikko and Kyoto, figures, wrestlers, musicians, robbers and other figures – mostly inscribed. Sold for £920.  Lot 720: A wooden box containing a collection of eighty Morgan silver Dollars, mostly 1921 – sold with a cased Perth Mint Bush Babies II 2012 kookaburra silver proof coin. Sold for £980. Lot 742: A pair of 8” high 19th Century alabaster models of the Medici lions, set on plinth bases. Sold for £260. Lot 744: A 17” gilt gesso picture frame of classical design with four family crests to corners including Medici, ebonised friezes with masks and flanking cherubs playing lutes, with engraved detail – 11” square. Sold for £260 and Lot 760: An 11 Ό” antique Indian twin compartment tea caddy with extensive micro-mosaic decoration and internal twin sliding lids, containing five ancient cuneiform clay tablet fragments – various condition. Sold for £950.  

 

CERAMICS:

Lots 1002, 1016, 1026 and 1043: A large collection of modern Spode Italian blue and white china breakfast, dinner and teaware – various condition. Sold for a combined hammer price of £615. Lot 1088: A Wedgwood Florentine Black pattern eight place dinner and coffee service, including vegetable dishes, meat plate, gravy boat and stand, etc. Sold for £290. Lot 1105: Two similar pairs of early 20th Century Oriental blue and white moon flask pattern vases – 6” and 6 ½” high. Sold for £120. Lot 1118: A 9” antique Oriental blue and white moon flask pattern vase with flanking dragon pattern handles, decorated with figures at a harbour. Sold for £170 and Lot 1127: A pair of 10” early 20th Century Oriental bell shaped candlesticks with figural decoration, gilt banding and text to body – sold with another similar with dragon chasing a flaming pearl decoration. Sold for £200.

 

METALWORK:

Lot 1181: A 22” late Victorian/early 20th Century painted spelter figure of a lifeboat man aboard the Royal Disinfectant boat, advertising Life Buoy Soap – bears a signature of A. Foretay. Sold for £400. Lot 1202: A pair of early 20th Century George Bocock & Co. Seahorse copper ship’s port and starboard lanterns. Sold for £95. Lot 1232: A set of five graduated copper haystack measures, including one five gallon measure – various warrant stamps. Sold for £230. Lot 1241: A copper Wingene milk churn. Sold for £110 and Lot 1245: A 14 ½” Art Nouveau Kayzerzinn pewter two handled posy bowl with cockerel decoration – marked 4511. Sold for £110.

 

PICTURES & PAINTINGS:

Lot 1291: Frederick John Widgery: a modern gilt framed gouache depicting a Summer view below Haytor with heather fringed stream and footpath in the foreground and sheep grazing – signed – 10” x 13 Ύ”. Sold for £580. Lot 1325: Walter J. Shaw: a gilt framed oil on canvas entitled “Blue Bigbury Bay” – 11 Ύ” x 17 ½”. Sold for £400. Lot 1345: F. J. Widgery: a gilt framed gouache depicting a Dartmoor view with tor in distance and track in foreground – 9 ½” x 13 ½”. Sold for £420. Lot 1357: Hendrik Grise: a gilt and hessian framed mixed media depicting a seated female nude – 22 ½” x 18 Ύ”. Sold for £140. Lot 1372: Two gilt framed oval portrait miniatures, one depicting Napoleon, the other of Josephine – signed Pina Valenti verso – 2 Ό” x 1 Ύ”. Sold for £520. Lot 1373: An ebonised framed and gilt metal mounted oval portrait miniature, depicting a 19th Century officer in uniform – 3 Ό” x 2 ½”. Sold for £160 and Lot 1376: An ebonised framed and gilt metal mounted oval portrait miniature, depicting a 19th Century officer in uniform – 2 ½” x 1 Ύ”. Sold for £180.

 

POSTCARDS,STAMPS & EPHEMERA:

Lot 1412: An oak framed triptych of early 20th Century New Zealand monochrome photographs including “Te Hongi, Maori greeting”. Sold for £220. Lot 1419: An album containing a collection of Victorian and later Colonial stamps. Sold for £200. Lot 1420: An album containing a collection of Victorian and later Colonial stamps. Sold for £240. Lot 1422: An album containing a collection of Victorian and later Colonial stamps. Sold for £200. Lot 1457: Two albums containing a collection of hinge mounted late 19th to early 20th Century world stamps. Sold for £120. Lot 1461: An album containing approx 180 postcards of mainly England and Wales. Sold for £100. Lot 1492: Three items of football ephemera: 1968 Arsenal V Leeds programme, a signed Watford V Luton similar and signed Peter Bonetti testimonial dinner menu. Sold for £100 and Lot 1495: A large collection of assorted sets of cigarette cards including W.D. & H.O. Wills, John Player, De Reske and Churchmans, etc. Sold for £100.

 

 Lot 444: Sold £880

 

 Lot 648: Sold £200

 

Lot 687: Sold £240

 

 Lot 688: Sold £420

 

Lot 744: Sold £260

 

Lot 760: Sold £950

 

Lot 1127: Sold £200

 

Lot 1181: Sold £400

Lot 1291: Sold £580

Lot 1372: Sold £520