Rendells’ July sale coincided with a twenty percent rise in the bullion price of gold and silver and was boosted by the inclusion of a large private collection of Jewellery and a good selection of Silver items. All leading to over ninety percent of Silver Lots sold at or above reserve and excellent prices realised for the better Jewellery on offer, including a stunning hardstone cameo brooch with foiled enamel beaded border. Sold for £2,200 and an unmarked white metal three stone diamond ring. Sold for £4,000. Luxury watches also selling well. This upward trend is likely to continue and entries of solid Silver and Gold items are now being invited for inclusion in our next specialist sale to be held in September. Furniture prices continue to improve and as always the Collectors’ section attracted numerous commission bids and was keenly fought over in the room. While in the picture section a 1972 Mainstone published L.S. Lowry signed limited edition coloured print entitled “Fever Van” sold on the phone for a hammer price of £1,250. 

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


Lots 8 and 20: Two 4’ 11” cast concrete garden statues, one depicting Summer, the other Winter. Sold for a combined £610. Lot 102: A 5’ stained pine two part dresser with glazed top, over a base with three drawers and three panelled cupboard doors under. Sold for £250. Lot 151: A 4’ 8” Victorian pine linen press with three slides enclosed by a pair of panelled doors, over two short and two long graduated drawers. Sold for £250. Lot 225: A 6’ 4” solid oak triple plank topped refectory dining table, set on flanking massive turned standard ends. Sold for £260. Lot 289: A 5’ 11” pine scrub top preparation table with two frieze drawers, slatted undertier and square supports to painted base. Sold for £400. Lot 326: A 26 ¾” 19th Century mahogany bow front chest of four long graduated drawers, set on raised bracket feet. Sold for £200. Lot 334: A 4’ 4” Chinese red lacquered hardwood sideboard with three frieze drawers, set on typical square legs. Sold for £200 and Lot 394: A mid 18th Century oak high panel back wainscot hall chair, with locker seat and turned supports to open arms. Sold for £250.


Lot 561: A six branch electrolier with glass flowerheads, lustres and drops. Sold for £280. Lot 565: A stuffed and mounted tawny owl set in a glazed front display case. Sold for £120. Lot 604: A framed and glazed half hull diorama of a tea clipper under full sail – 3’ overall. Sold for £210. Lot 621: A metal ten drawer chest containing approximately one hundred wood carving chisels – various makers, many as new. Sold for £540. Lot 665: A 1930’s cast iron “Hovis” top post box with uncrowned GR cypher (George V) by W.T. Allen & Co., London, dated internally 1936 – late collection plate and painted finish. Sold for £300. Lot 665: A large amethyst geode cave with 15” X 11” aperture. Sold for £220. Lot 704: A 5 ¼” late Georgian white metal mounted horn snuff mull, with thistle decoration to hinged lid. Sold for £200. Lot 708: A mid 19th Century horn snuff mull with enamelled family crest and Latin motto “ The Country’s Faithful Friend”. Sold for £200. Lot 733: A small collection of Georgian male doll’s clothing, including jacket, shirt, breeches and bicorn hats. Sold for £290. Lot 747: A collection of late 19th/early 20th Century medical and anatomical prepared microscope slides enclosed within a multi drawer and glazed cabinet. Sold for £220 and Lot 788: A jar containing a collection of various size antique and later handmade marbles, including Latticino core swirls, solid core swirls and others. Sold for £220.


Lot 1060: A 23” late 19th Century Chinese crackle glazed baluster vase, with flanking mask ring handles and blue and white dog-o-fo decoration – bearing Chenghua Nian Zhi mark to base. Sold for £200. Lot 1107: A 6 ¾” John Ditchfield waisted vase in opalescent black with swirl decoration – signed. Sold for 100 and Lot 1129: A 9” modern Moorcroft baluster vase with cacti and exotic plant decoration – MDS and dated 98. Sold for £160.


Lot 1227: An antique lead wall plaque depicting the coat of arms of Prince George, Duke of Cumberland, husband to Queen Anne. Sold for £100. Lot 1229: A pair of 36” spelter figures depicting Don Juan and Don Caesar – a/f. Sold for £190 and Lot 1233: An 8” cast brass Trafalgar Square lion, set on a black slate base. Sold for £120.


Lot 1331: A 5 ½” Russian silver finely detailed model of a parrot perching on a Corinthian capital and polished black onyx pedestal base with ornate acanthus paw terminals – Kokoshnik mark for Caucasus. Sold for £1,400. Lot 1350: A pair of 12” ornate continental silver column candlesticks with quatrefoil bases and shell terminals – stamped and dated 1848, maker’s mark P.B&S. Sold for £400. Lot 1353: An old Georg Jensen silver pedestal dish with grapevine decoration, twist stem and circular foot – 263 B, bearing G.J Ltd. Mark and import marks. Sold for £850. Lot 1380: A pair of 10” silver candlesticks of faceted design with detachable nozzles and octagonal loaded bases – Sheffield 1911. Sold for £200. Lot 1393: A Victorian silver tankard with glass bottom – London 1839. Sold for £250. Lot 1398: A silver trophy cup with wide angular handles and socle base – Sheffield 1938 – sold with a silver trophy bowl – Birmingham 1962 – 17oz. Sold for £240 and Lot 1408: Three silver fronted photograph frames, all with easel backs – various sizes. Sold for £230.


Lot 1422: A 1973 gold sovereign. Sold for £240. Lot 1459: A Cellini 18ct. white gold diamond pendant with 0.5ct central stone and diamond encrusted border and suspender, complete with original folding case, bag and certificate – also DPL diamond certificate. Sold for £1,200. Lot 1468: A marked 14c yellow metal tennis bracelet, set with twenty one graduated sapphires (approx 10ct.) and diamond set fancy crescent pattern links. Sold for £1,000. Lot 1473: An 18ct. gold four stone diamond ring – approx 1.34ct. Sold for £1,200. Lot 1474: An unmarked white metal three stone diamond ring – approx 2.55ct. total diamond weight. Sold for £4,000. Lot 1479: An 18ct. white gold ring, set with central oval sapphire within an eight stone diamond border. Sold for £900. Lot 1526: A 2 ½” 19th Century oval yellow metal framed hardstone high relief cameo brooch depicting a Roman bust with crown and laurel leaves, the border with band of foiled enamel beading, contained within a red leather display. Sold £2,200. Lot 1535: A red leather cased suite of Georgian style yellow metal jewellery, comprising pendant necklace, two bracelets, pair of ear-rings and ring, all set with foil backed amethysts and seed pearls. Sold for £1,100. Lot 1537: An unmarked white metal ring, set with central raised diamond and diamond encrusted shoulders. Sold for £1,000. Lot 1576: A gentleman’s steel cased Rolex Explorer II wristwatch with white dial – no box or papers. Sold for £3,000. Lot 1580: A 9ct. gold A.L. Dennison cased half hunter pocket watch, with Rolex lever movement – case Birmingham 1922. Sold for £800 and Lot 1582: A gentleman’s steel cased Omega Seamaster chronograph wristwatch, with blue bezel and wave dial on original bracelet – no box or papers. Sold for £1,400.


Lot  1614: An ornate framed 19th Century oval portrait, depicting a woman in dark attire with chatelaine – bearing label verso – 11 ½” X 9 ¼”. Sold for £180. Lot 1628: L.S. Lowry: a framed signed limited edition coloured print entitled “Fever Van”, bearing FATG blind stamp (EDK), published by Mainstone 1972 – signed in blue ink on mount – 17 ¼” X 20 ½”. Sold for £1,250. and Lot 1674: H.B. (John Doyle): a set of six Hogarth framed antique coloured lithographs of political cartoons, including “ A Lesson in Elephant Riding”, published by Thomas Maclean – signed with initials. Sold for £180.



 Lot 655: Sold £300


 Lot 1331: Sold £1,400


Lot 1350: Sold £400


 Lot 1353: Sold £850


Lot 1459: Sold £1,200


Lot 1474: Sold £4,000

Lot 1526: Sold £2,200


Lot 1576: Sold £3,000

Lot 1582: Sold £1,400

Lot 1628: Sold £1,250