Rendells’ July sale featured two collections of Medals and Militaria, including (Lot 675) a collection of Second World War Polish medals which saw all available telephone lines occupied by Polish collectors, as well as attracting commission bids from domestic buyers. The winning bid coming from a London based collector for a hammer price of £1,050. With an excellent selection of diamond set and other jewellery, the Friday afternoon Silver and Jewellery sections reported strong results, but it is the continued growth in demand for Butterscotch Amber that really impressed with Lot 1571 selling for £2,800. This represents the equivalent of £36/Gram, which is far more than the scrap Gram price for Platinum! See the illustration at the end of this report as a colour guide for the type of amber the market craves. Entries are now being invited for inclusion in our September Jewellery Auction.


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



Lot 109: A 6’4” antique stripped pine dresser base with central drawer and cupboard under, with three short flanking drawers, set on shaped bracket feet. Sold for £380. Lot 171: A 4’1” mid 19th Century flame mahogany linen press with Greek key pattern cornice, slide enclosed by panelled doors, over two short and  two long drawers, set on bracket feet. Sold for £400. Lot 178: A 6’ antique pine scullery table with large single drawer, set on chamfered square legs. Sold for £270. Lot 220: A 6’5” late Georgian pine partner’s desk with lifting clerk’s slope, the double pedestal base with opposing drawers and cupboards. Sold for £330. Lot 258: A 3’3” bamboo framed lacquered chest of two short and three long graduated drawers, with gilt dragonfly decoration, brass drop handles and splayed legs. Sold for £250. Lot 309: A 4’3” antique oak double wardrobe with carved foliate decoration and shaped panels, set on standard ends. Sold for £310. Lot 438: A 32” antique mahogany lowboy with two short and one long drawer, set on chamfered square legs. Sold for £280 and Lot 441: A 4’ Edwardian mahogany double pedestal desk, with leatherette inset top, single frieze drawer and eight flanking drawers. Sold for £240.



Lot 493: An Art Deco walnut cased and quarter veneered mantel clock with applied chrome Arabic numerals and eight day ting-tang striking movement. Sold for £55. Lot 498: An antique French ornate gilt metal mounted boulle cased mantel clock, with enamelled dial marked Le Mazurier, Paris and with eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £720 and Lot 515: An oak cased bracket clock of architectural design, with Arabic numerals and silvered chapter ring, with Junghans eight day chiming movement. Sold for £85.



Lot 542: A vintage female shop mannequin with gold painted finish, jointed arms and wrists. Sold for £70. Lot 591: A Tilley floodlight projector with red painted finish – converted to electricity. Sold for £80. Lot 675: Sergeant Major Czapranski: World War II Polish medal collection, including Monte Casino medal with document, other Regimental and Divisional medals, 1939-45 Star, War medal and Defence medal – all with paperwork, etc. Sold for £1,050. Lot 677: Pte. F. Harvey, 7331, North Staffordshire Regiment, South Africa medal with 1901, 1902 and Transvaal clasps to ribbon. Sold for £120. Lot 696: Pte. A. E. Smith, 139241, Canadian memorial cross with ribbon. Sold for £105. Lot 778: A collection of antique and later coins, including Georgian cartwheel penny, Victorian crown and foreign banknotes, etc. Sold for £220. Lot 781: A collection of late Victorian and Edwardian medallions and medals – including YMCI silver typing medal by J. A. Restall, Birmingham, etc. Sold for £150.  Lot 787: A 9” late 19th Century Leuchars & Son, London & Paris boulle dome-top stationery casket – sold with similar gilt metal mounted inkstand and blotter folder – various condition. Sold for £380. Lot 794: A Chinese carved wood visiting card case, with extensive decoration depicting figures and buildings amongst trees. Sold for £130 and Lot 801: A rosewood cased Lachenal & Co. twenty four button concertina. Sold for £170.



Lot 1039: A set of six Escalier Faience ribbon plates with insect decoration – sold with two similar plates. Sold for £150. Lot 1152: An 11” diameter antique Cantonese fruit bowl with famille rose decoration. Sold for £80. Lot 1156: A pair of 8” Watcombe Pottery jardinières with flared rims, incised decoration and polychrome glaze. Sold for £75 and Lot 1217: A 13 ½” antique Chinese double gourd vase, with white enamelled chrysanthemums and monochrome perching birds on turquoise ground – old repair. Sold for £170.




Lot 1406: A pair of Oriental silver small vases, with enamelled chicken decoration – sold with a white metal figure. Sold for £150. Lot 1408: A Nathaniel Mills silver visiting card case, with engraved pavilion decoration within a chased foliate border, with vase of flowers verso, personalised with initials – Birmingham 1843. Sold for £320. Lot 1444: An 11 ½” Italian silver ornate trophy cup, with cherub masks and foliate scroll pattern handles. Sold for £350. Lot 1454: An Edwardian Scottish silver spirit kettle with ebony handle and knop, set on a matching stand with reeded supports and paw feet – Glasgow 1905. Sold for £420. Lot 1456: A set of six silver table forks with armorial crests verso – William Chawner, London 1828. Sold for £145 and Lot 1457: A set of six silver hors d’oeuvres forks with armorial crests verso – William Chawner, London 1828. Sold for £115.



Lot 1518: An 18ct. gold three stone sapphire ring, interspersed with small diamonds. Sold for £650. Lot 1536: An 18ct. gold clasp bracelet with diamond encrusted bow motif and baguette set clasp. Sold for £2,050. Lot 1563: A Tiffany & Co. platinum and diamond ring with concentric band and central stone – original box. Sold for £1,050. Lot 1565: An 18ct. white gold diamond encrusted shaped oblong Art Deco brooch, set with brilliant, baguette and other cut stones. Sold for £4,000. Lot 1566: An 18ct. gold three stone diamond ring. Sold for £1,180. Lot 1567: An amber bead necklace. Sold for £620. Lot 1571: A butterscotch amber bead necklace. Sold for £2,800. Lot 1580: A string of graduated butterscotch amber beads, with later silver clasp. Sold for £660. Lot 1590: A 9ct. gold fancy box-link chain. Sold for £580. Lot 1615: An 18ct. white gold pendant with free set central diamond, within a diamond encrusted band and diamond set suspender, on chain. Sold for £8,200. Lot 1620: An 18ct. gold ring set with central oval emerald, within a diamond border. Sold for £1,100. Lot 1639: An 18ct. gold flowerhead pattern ring, set with old cut central diamond, within an eight stone border. Sold for £750. Lot 1642: A Boodles 18ct. white gold and diamond ring with stylised motif. Sold for £700. Lot 1691: An 18ct. white gold ring set with central emerald cut aquamarine, within a brilliant and baguette diamond border. Sold for £1,060. Lot 1700: A 14k white gold ring set with large central oval ruby, within concentric diamond border and diamond set shoulders. Sold for £620 and Lot 1754: A boxed and cased Belgravia Watch Co. limited edition chronograph and moon phase wristwatch, with apricot coloured dial and visible movement to reverse – paperwork included. Sold for £400.



Lot 1801: Vernon Carr Boyle: a gilt framed watercolour of a yacht in Poole Harbour, Dorset – sold with a J. Chancellor print “Tubby Blake’s Yacht”. Sold for £80. Lot 1831: Gehard Lucas-Larsen: a mid 20th Century oil on canvas-laid board depicting a stormy waves breaking on shore – 15 ½” X 31”. Sold for £110. Lot 1877: Two piano key ivory framed portrait miniatures, one of Napoleon, the other Nelson. Sold for £130. Lot 1880: Two piano key ivory framed portrait miniatures, depicting Regency ladies. Sold for £100. Lot 1909: After Robert O. Lenkiewicz: a gilt framed signed limited edition print (436 of 475), entitled “The Painter with Anna / Rear View – from Project 18, Published by Fisher Mackenzie – 30” X 23 ½”. Sold for £340 and Lot 1916: Manner of Reuben Chappell: an unframed gouache painting depicting the SS Trevethoe, 1925 – 16” X 25”. Sold for £220.


Lot 253: Sold £250

Lot 498: Sold £720

Lot 6757: Sold £1,050

 Lot 787: Sold £380

Sold £320

Sold £420

Lot 565: Sold £4,000

Lot 571: Sold £2,800

Lot 1615: Sold £8,200

Lot 1691: Sold £1,060