A profound sense of New Years optimism greeted Rendells’ first sale of 2015. With increased numbers of traders and private buyers during both viewing days and in attendance at the sale. Internet traffic was up, as were the requests for telephone bids. Resulting in determined competition for the better Lots in the sale. Including an 18th Century walnut lowboy, despite showing severe signs of “dog damage” sold for a very healthy hammer price of £760 and a rare 1974 Mainstone FATG print of The Pond (Salford) after and signed by L.S. Lowry, with all telephone lines booked prior to the auction, expectations were high and realised with the print selling for a hammer price of £1,400. There were excellent results in every section of the sale, with Metalware, Silver and Jewellery also selling well.

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


Lot 137: A 4’ 2” early 20th Century oak double pedestal roll-top desk, by M.W. Edgley Office Furniture, London. Sold for £200. Lot 139: A 6’ 6 ½” painted pine bench, with shaped sides and locker seat. Sold for £200. Lot 169: A 5’ antique oak potboard dresser, with three frieze drawers and turned front supports. Sold for £400. Lot 233: A 4’ reproduction burr wood veneered double pedestal desk, with green leather inset top. Sold for £270. Lot 250: A 4’ 4” bleached mixed wood six shelf open bookcase, with moulded cornice and plinth base. Sold for £210. Lot 263: A 3’ 5” early 20th Century mahogany Aw-lyn gentleman’s wardrobe, with fully fitted interior. Sold for £200. Lot 275: A 3’ 6” 20th Century polished oak monk’s bench, with panelled back and locker seat. Sold for £200. Lot 333: A 5’ 6” Edwardian inlaid and carved mahogany break bow front sideboard, with tongue moulded back rail, lattice and swag decoration, central recessed cupboard and flanking pedestals. Sold for £360. Lot 345: A pair of 16 ½” Art Deco style inlaid and cross banded walnut bedside tables, with suspended tops, open shelf and three long drawers under. Sold for £360 and Lot 358: A 31” antique cross banded walnut veneered lowboy, with three frieze drawers and shaped apron, set on cabriole legs with pad feet. Sold for £760. 


Lot 599: A full length mink coat – sold with a full length racoon coat with striped lapel edging. Sold for £130. Lot 606: L.G. Carter – Metropolitan Police R Division 1897 Victoria Jubilee Medal, Edward VII and George V Coronation Medals. Pte. Carter 4864, 20th London Regt. War and Victory medals – Sold with L.C.C. King’s Medal with 1914-18 bar, cap badges, etc. Sold for £200. Lot 654: a 2 ½” diameter Blue John pot with flared rim. Sold for £180. Lot 675: A clockwork O gauge Bing for Bassett Lowke 4-4-0 locomotive “Sydney” R/N 3410 in poor condition and a guard’s wagon. Sold for £210. Lot 677: A boxed Finescale Brass Gauge 1 Class 4MT locomotive in black British Railways livery, with remote control electronics – as new condition. Sold for £900 and Lot 678: A boxed Finescale Brass Gauge 1 locomotive GWR Hall Class, in GWR green, but unlined and with remote control electronics – sold with a boxed tender to match – both in unused condition. Sold for £1,000.


Lot 1087: A 20th Century Wedgwood tea set with chinoiserie design and gilt detailing. Sold for £100. Lot 1119: A Coalport Revelry design twelve place dinner and coffee service, including sauce boats, vegetable tureens and boxed condiments sets. Sold for £150. Lot 1155: A 7” Bing & Grondahl figure depicting a lady playing tennis – by Hans Tagner. Sold for £110. Lot 1177: An exhibition quality Wedgwood japerware plate, mounted in a gilt metal border frame set with jasperware cabochons – sold with a small jasperware urn, Meigh jug and two bisque figures. Sold for £260. Lot 1201: A 12” antique Oriental vase with chrysanthemum decorated reserve panels and flanking lion mask handles. Sold for £140 and Lot 1213: A Shelley Charm pattern six place tea set, including teapot, sugar bowl, milk jug and sandwich plate – 13752. Sold for £210.


Lot 1251: A pair of late 19th Century Japanese Meiji period bronze model elephants, with verdigris patination and impressed seal marks to base. Sold for £650. Lot 1306: A pair of French style gilt metal twin branch wall sconces with ribbon pattern decoration. Sold for £120. Lot 1309: A cast iron fire basket, with flanking hunting whip and bronzed fox mask decoration. Sold for £120. Lot 1318: A Victorian copper coal scuttle and shovel. Sold for £120. Lot 1324: A 9 ½” 19th Century bronze figure of a putto playing cymbals – after Claude Michel Clodion. Sold for £160 and Lot 1330: An antique Chinese base metal faceted tea caddy, with reverse painted panels depicting Immortals. Sold for £120.


Lot 1431: A small silver bachelor’s teapot with ebony knop and handle – Birmingham 1908. Sold for £105. Lot 1447: A silver four piece tea set by Mappin & Webb, comprising teapot, hot water jug, sugar bowl and milk jug, with applied cast detailing, each set on a raised ribbed foot – Sheffield 1978. Sold for £500. Lot 1449: A silver tazza by Hamilton & Inches with pierced foliate scroll decoration and applied cast detailing to pedestal foot – Edinburgh 1900. Sold for £180. Lot 1456: A silver four piece tea and coffee set by E.H. Parkin, with applied gadrooned decoration and canted sides, each set on four ball feet – Sheffield 1940. Sold for £560. Lot 1466: A 14 ¼” diameter silver salver with rustic pierced border – PML – London 1976. Sold for £290 and Lot 1469: A small silver tazza of faceted design by Walker & Hall – Sheffield 1920 – sold with a silver sugar caster – London 1969. Sold for £170.


Lot 1510: A marked .750 fancy kerb-link choker necklace – marked with “star” 1121 AR. Sold for £500. Lot 1523: A .375 continental yellow gold choker necklace. Sold for £410. Lot 1530: A 9ct. gold clasp bracelet with bark effect finish. Sold for £280. Lot 1535: A vintage variegated butterscotch amber bead necklace, with roughly cylindrical beads. Sold for £1,550. Lot 1542: A marked .750 yellow metal bracelet, with ornate engraved mesh-link strap. Sold for £820. Lot 1567: An 18ct. gold bespoke “Three Hares” ruby and diamond ring made by Kate Higham of Ashburton, from an idea based on a ceiling boss at Widecombe Church. Sold for £980. Lot 1586: A musical jewellery box containing loose butterscotch amber beads, copper bracelet, pendants and hat pin, etc. Sold for £400. Lot 1589: An 18ct. golf floral spray pattern brooch, set with small rubies and sapphire centres. Sold for £200. Lot 1653: A 9ct. gold Omega lady’s wristwatch, with small oblong dial and seventeen jewel movement No.23103739, on original mesh-link strap – London 1965. Sold for £280 and Lot 1654: A 1920’s style lady’s 18ct. white gold cased and diamond bezel wristwatch, with fifteen jewel movement and white metal diamond set strap. Sold for £310.


Lot 1682:John Neale: a pair of framed oils on board depicting estuary views, one with ruined castle, the other saling vessels with town in distance. Sold for £170. Lot 1683: F.J. Widgery: a gilt framed and slipped gouache depicting a Westcountry coastal view, with track in foreground and rugged sedimentary outcrop – 10” X 14”. Sold for £230. Lot 1709: L.S. Lowry: a framed, signed limited edition coloured print entitled “The Pond (Salford)”, bearing FATG blind stamp EFB – Mainstone 1974, 452/850 – 17 ¾” X 22 ¾”. Sold for £1,400. Lot 1744: Leesa Sandys Lumsdaine: a framed oil on canvas with figures and pony, mountainous landscape, entitled “Nosebag”. Sold for £330. Lot 1760: Robert Noble: a gilt framed oil on canvas, depicting cattle watering in a river, entitled “Sunlight On The Stream”, old labels verso – 19 ½” X 29 ½”. Sold for £300 and Lot 1762: G.A. Boyle: oil on panel view of cattle and sheep grazing in a river landscape, indistinctly inscribed – 14 ¼” X 19 ¼”. Sold for £180.





Lot 358: Sold £760

Lot 606: Sold £200

Lot 677: Sold £900

 Lot 678: Sold £1,000

Lot 1177: Sold £260

Lot 1447: Sold £500

Lot 1456: Sold £560

Lot 1535: Sold £1,550

Lot 1567: Sold £980

Lot 1709: Sold £1,400