January marked the first sale of Rendells bi-centennial year
(1816-2016) and despite the awful weather during the two viewing
days the hardy folk of South Devon and beyond flocked to the
salerooms drawn in by the high quality Lots on offer. With many new
registered bidders, an increased number of commission bids and
internet traffic also up. Good quality furniture, a large selection
of excellent Oriental items, Metalware and better Ceramic Lots
shone. While in the Collectables section a collection of medals and
medallions relating to Harding Textile Pin and Machinery Accessory
Manufacturer (Leeds) attracted serious interest finally selling on
the phone for a hammer price of £1,000. Silver reported over 90% of
Lots sold at or above reserve, Jewellery and Pictures also selling
Details of these and some of the other better Lots in the sale
follow: Bold text items are illustrated.
including Outside Effects:
Lot 1. A 5 deep cut
granite trough with chamfered rim 33 wide X 20 deep. Sold for
£840. Lot 16: Three 6 5 reproduction cast iron Victorian
streetlight pattern garden lamps, with faceted copper panelled and
glazed tops. Sold for £350. Lot 28: A 3 8 diameter sandstone cider
press drip stone. Sold for £340. Lot 102: A 4 10 late Victorian
pitch pine dresser with glazed top, over a base with three central
drawers and flanking cupboards. Sold for £360. Lot 112: An 8 4
Victorian mahogany triple wardrobe of massive proportions, with
domed top and central mirror panel door enclosing linen slides and
drawers, with flanking panelled doors 8 2 ½ wide. Sold for £580.
A 20 Victorian mahogany Wellington chest with flight of seven
drawers and flanking acanthus capitals. Sold for £260. Lot 204: A 5
19th Century mahogany oblong tilt-top dining table, set
on massive rope-twist pillar and quatrefoil base. Sold for £360. Lot
308: A 9 Victorian walnut bookcase with ebonised lined and parcel
gilt decoration, with central open shelves and flanking panelled
cupboards. Sold for £340. Lot 330: A 24 Victorian mahogany
Wellington chest with flight of seven graduated drawers, set on
plinth base. Sold for £340. Lot 342: An antique elm oval topped
occasional table, set on turned supports sold with an antique
petal topped tripod wine table A/F. Sold for £280. Lot 362: An 18
Islamic mother-of-pearl and bone inlaid octagonal top table with
central Tughra (calligraphic monogram), the base with arched
apertures. Sold for £230. Lot 376: A 14 early 19th
Century brass inlaid coromandel writing slope with Greek key pattern
border, fitted inkwell and associated inkwells. Sold for £200. Lot
388: A 6 thick plank top farmhouse table, set on square supports
with stretcher. Sold for £280 and Lot 414: A mid 18th
Century English Chinoiserie swing mirror with decorated fall
enclosing a fully fitted interior, with serpentine blind drawer
under, set on pommel feet. Sold for £340.
Lot 517: A 34
vintage enamelled recruiting sign for Royal Navy, Men & Boys Wanted,
Good Pay & Prospects
A/F. Sold for £200. Lot 556: A pair of brass
Corinthian column pattern table lamps with red marble plinth bases.
Sold for £160. Lot 599: A collection of car badges mounted on a
board, including BARC, 750 Motorbike Club, RAC and AA, etc. Sold for
£150. Lot 651: A stuffed and mounted Hebridean rams head set on a
wooden wall plaque. Sold for £230. Lot 709: A 17th
Century continental short sword with wire bound fish skin grip,
brass clamshell guard with double headed eagle crest and bearing
name Ferara to blade. Sold for £320. Lot 729: An HMS Furious
souvenir trinket box containing collectable items including (51 of
52) 1820s Danish extra fine playing cards by Jacob Holmblad
(Copenhagen). Sold for £230. Lot 764: A large collection of medals
relating to Harding (Leeds) Textile Pin and Machinery Accessory
Manufacturer, including 1851 Great Exhibition Prize medal and other
expositions. Sold for £1,000 and Lot 766: A 3 late Georgian oval
horn snuff box, with spangled yellow metal inlay and hand chased
flush hinged to pert flip-top. Sold for £210.
Lot 1019: Four 7 ½
18th Century Bow porcelain plates in the Kakiemon style
with flowering plants and stylised quail decoration (various
condition) sold with a chintz bowl. Sold for £470. Lot 1127: A 14
19th Century Staffordshire parian bust of Albert Edward
set on a waisted socle Art Union, London 1864 after Morton
Edwards and signed C. Delpech verso. Sold for £220. Lot 1137: A late
19th Century Meissen figure of a woman at her dressing
table A/F. Sold for £300. Lot 1186: A Royal Worcester dessert
service with fruit decoration painted by Frank Roberts and gilt
rims, comprising four shaped serving dishes and twelve plates. Sold
for £1,450. Lot 1190: A 14 18th Century Chinese blue
and white charger with all over foliate decoration. Sold for £400.
Lot 1203: A 6 Clarice Cliff Fantastique
conical vase, retailed by Lawleys of Regent Street and bearing
stamp to base. Sold for £1,150.
Lot 1217: Four late
19th Century Oriental famille palette rose. Sold for £240
and Lot 1228: An 8 diameter Yongzheng bowl with iron red, blue and
celadon floral decoration four character mark to base. Sold for
Lot 1296: Three
antique Omani Dallah handmade copper and brass graduated coffee
pots, with spike finials and embossed spout covers. Sold for £1,270.
Lot 1312: A pair of 12 late 19th Century high relief
embossed silver plated plaques depicting Pan and Silenus with young
satyrs. Sold for £100. Lot 1352: A 14 19th Century
bronze figure of the Borghese Gladiator from The Louvre a souvenir
from the Grand Tour and after the original marble sculpture
rediscovered in 1611. Sold for £1,250. Lot 1356: A pair of 27 ½
pewter ecclesiastical candlesticks. Sold for £110. Lot 1367: An
8 mid/late 18th Century Tibetan gilt bronze figure of
the Vajrayana bodhisattva Tara, wearing a victor crown, clad in
dohti with simple knotted belt and adorned in various jewellery, the
sealed single lotus base with double vajra and central stylised yin
yang motif old collectors label. Sold for £3,000 and Lot
1373: An Art Nouveau embossed copper sign - Estabd 1828. Sold for
Lot 1481: A
quantity of early Victorian silver cutlery by George Adams (for
Chawner & Co.), mainly comprising dinner and dessert forks and
spoons London 1846 also similar ladle and pair of parcel gilt
mustard spoons. Sold for £850.
Lot 1483: An E.P.
Mallory of Bath tray fitted oak canteen, comprising twelve each
dinner and dessert spoons and forks, four teaspoons and a fish slice
William Eaton, mainly London 1839. Sold for £1,450. Lot 1484: A
set of twelve silver teaspoons and pair of damaged sugar tongs by
George Adams (for Chawner & Co.) London 1858. Sold for £500. Lot
1515: A pair of mid 17th Century silver trefid spoons
with pricket initials and dated 1684 to backs of terminals, with rat
tail bowls marks worn, attributed to Thomas Dare. Sold for £800.
Lot 1531: A Georgian silver tankard with heart motif to scroll
handle base marks T.C., London 1786. Sold for £450 and Lot 1543: A
set of Royal Commemorative silver for Queen Elizabeth II silver
jubilee, comprising 10 salver and six 4 ¾ dished plates C.J.
Vander Ltd., London 1977. Sold for £360.
Lot 1574: A 1958
gold sovereign. Sold for £210. Lot 1578: A 1788 gold spade guinea.
Sold for £400. Lot 1686: An 18ct. white gold diamond cluster ring,
set with various cut stones. Sold for £800. Lot 1633: An 18ct. white
gold three stone diamond ring 1.05ct total. Sold for £1,050.
Lot 1686: A pair of 18ct. white gold 1930s
style diamond encrusted drop ear-rings, with triple open square
panel links. Sold for £1,400 and Lot 1703: A gentlemans steel
Brietling Chronomat automatic wristwatch with sapphire crystal,
complete with boxes and paperwork. Sold for £1,400.
Lot 1743: Keith Baynes: a gilt framed oil on canvas
still life entitled Tulips old label verso. Sold for £300. Lot
1816: J.M.W. Turner (circle of) an unframed watercolour entitled
The Wreck, St. Michaels Mount. Sold for £340. Lot 1824: Samuel E.
Kelly: a pair of framed watercolours, depicting South Devon coastal
views. Sold for £220 and Lot 1835: William Williams of Plymouth
1891: a framed oil on canvas depicting a view of the River Dart at
Holne signed, inscribed and dated 19 ½ X 29 ½. Sold for £580.