Rendells’ March sale was based around three private collections comprising Antique & Later Coinage, Fine Linen & Lace and Automobilia including two vintage petrol pumps. The sale also featured a good selection of antique oak and other furniture and our bi-monthly selection of Jewellery & Silver. The two days viewing were very well attended as was the auction, resulting in a huge number of commission bids being left on items across all sections of the sale. Internet traffic was up again and numerous telephone bids also helped to make this the best sale of the year so far. The market is hungry for quality Lots and entries of similar collections are invited for appraisal and inclusion in forthcoming sales.


Details of these and some of the other better Lots in the Sale follow: Bold Text Items are Illustrated.



Lot 31: A pair of cast iron garden urns with foliate scroll decoration, set on plinth bases with wreath motifs. Sold for £340. Lot 107: A 4’ 7” 18th Century oak dresser, with two shelf open plate rack, over a base with three frieze drawers and pair of panelled cupboard doors under, set on bracket feet. Sold for £800. Lot 139: A 4’ 2” early 18th Century oak triple panel coffer, with repeat motif and spangled decoration to frieze and uprights. Sold for £360. Lot 145: A 3’ 1” early Georgian oak chest of four long drawers. Sold for £320. Lot 173: A 5’ late Victorian stained oak double pedestal roll-top desk, with tambour enclosing a fully fitted interior with numerous drawers and pigeon-holes, central frieze drawer and flanking pedestal drawers. Sold for £440. Lot 181: A 6’ 4” late Victorian Chesterfield settee with carpet bag style upholstery, set on turned legs with porcelain casters. Sold for £320. Lot 189: A 7’ 6” solid oak plank top refectory dining table, with decorative carved frieze, set on turned supports with massive moulded stretchers. Sold for £390. Lot 335: A 36” Victorian ebony strung and inlaid walnut pier cabinet, with gilt metal mounts and velvet lined shelves enclosed by a glazed panel door. Sold for £200 and Lot 365: A 3’ 6” antique oak silver chest, with inlaid monogram and motifs to top, front and sides, pierced brass strap-work, heavy hinges and large lock. Sold for £400.



Lot 439: A 19th Century mahogany cased banjo barometer/thermometer retailed by S & F Hettish of Exeter, with mercury tube works and central convex mirror panel. Sold for £70. Lot 441: An oak cased wall clock, with spring driven timepiece movement. Sold for £70. Lot 463: A 19th Century French porcelain cased mantel clock, with J. Marti eight day gong striking movement. Sold for £80. Lot 464: An 11 ½” Rapport brass and four glass library clock, with Roman numerals to white dial, twin tube mercury filled pendulum and eight day movement  striking on concentric bells. Sold for £520 and Lot 484: An 18th Century figured walnut and checkerboard strung longcase clock, the 12” brass and silvered dial with perching Chelsea bird boss and marked J. Watson, London, the later movement re-worked and striking on a gong. Sold for £1,600.



Lot 503: A Boar’s head set on a wooden shield shaped wall plaque, the cartouche with text “Aldies, Sept 23, 1893, T. Farr. Sold for £270. Lot 511: A Victorian Acenoria skeleton sewing machine, by The Royal Sewing Machine Co., Birmingham. Sold for £210. Lot 567: A 19th Century Persian Qajar helmet of domed form with chain mail neck guard and a matching circular shield, corroded, but with remains of gold overlaid arabesque decoration, the shield with central lion and prey boss. Sold for £1,300. Lot 625: A mid 20th Century dapple grey rocking horse, with horse hair mane and tan leather saddle, set on safety rocker base. Sold for £300. Lot 635: A collection of fine antique and later lace items, including Carrickmacross, Honiton, continental and other examples. Sold for £250. Lot 657: Two 19th Century miniature bisque headed dolls in Regency style blue and white dress. Sold for £420. Lot 664: A collection of 20th Century British coinage, including Maundy Money, Great British Minor Type album, 1953 Coronation set, crowns and card coin tubes, etc. Sold for £500. Lot 728: A 9 1/8” late 18th Century carved ivory figure of a nun wearing a wimple and gown and holding a book of prayer, set on a faceted base – mid European. Sold for £330. Lot 741: A collection of six cased diatom microscope slides, comprising three by Eduard Thom of Leipzig, two J.D. Moller and a W. Watson example – sold with a case of insect slides. Sold for £470. Lot 793: A pair of Lucas, King of the Road vintage acetylene lanterns – No. 742. Sold for £280 and Lots 794 & 795: An early 20th Century Avery-Hardoll Ltd., Surrey – Model CH1 hand cranked petrol pump. Sold for £700 and A 1914 patent British made S.F. Bowser & Co. similar. Sold for £1,100.



Lot 1009: Three gourd shaped clear glass apothecary’s jars – sold with a large cylindrical similar – stoppers various condition. Sold for £480. Lot 1045: A set of four cylindrical apothecary’s jars, with gilt domed tops and printed and gilded name cartouches. Sold for £500. Lot 1058: A collection of Royal Worcester “Evesham” pattern including a section of dinner plates and soup bowls. Sold for £150 and Lot 1169: An 18” Kutani ceramic figure of a Japanese lady wearing a highly detailed kimono – on stand. Sold for £280.



Lot 1361: An oak canteen containing a harlequin suite of silver cutlery (mainly rat tail pattern) – sold with a canteen containing silver plated knives and part carving set – all with matching monogram. Sold for £900. Lot 1388: Seven matching silver goblets with parcel gilt interiors – all J.B.C. & Sons Ltd. – London 1977 to 1991 (four personalised) – sold with two silver teaspoons. Sold for £520. Lot 1394: An 18th Century silver coffee pot of slender baluster design, with flip top, embossed C-scroll and fruit decoration, acanthus scroll handle and beaded spout – London, probably Thomas Wallis. Sold for £360. Lot 1405: A pair of 7 ¼” Chinese white metal ornate candlesticks, the stems with applied air dragons on a cloud ground, set on bamboo effect embossed circular bases – bearing character mark and initials HC (Hung Chung). Sold for £720 and Lot 1407: A Walker & Hall silver harlequin three piece tea set of faceted design – Sheffield 1926 and 1928. Sold for £210.



Lot 1469: A marked 585 ornate clasp bracelet set with cabochon and other rubies, with teardrop amethyst set ends. Sold for £500. Lot 1499: An unmarked gold insect pattern brooch, with old diamond set wings, tiger’s-eye and cabochon tiger’s-eye tourmaline. Sold for £450. Lot 1528: An 18ct. gold keeper ring, set with rows of small diamonds. Sold for £330. Lot 1532: An 18ct white gold diamond solitaire ring (1.01ct.), with diamond set shoulders – IGL certificate included – colour F. Sold for £1,650. Lot 1540: An 18ct. gold and platinum diamond solitaire ring – approx 1.3ct. Sold for £1,700. Lot 1542A: An 18ct. white gold ring, set with three central diamonds within a diamond encrusted open border, with diamond set shoulders. Sold for £1,050. Lot 1582: A Rolex lady’s oyster perpetual steel cased wristwatch, with diamond set bezel and dial – model 67180, serial No. T831101, complete with original presentation box, outer card box, all related paperwork and sea. Sold for £2,100. Lot 1587: A Rolex lady’s perpetual/date steel and gold wristwatch, with original bracelet – 62523D. 18. Sold for £1,850 and Lot 1612: An Official Medal for the Golden Jubilee of the Reign of Queen Victoria, by J. Boehm and F. Leighton, silver 77mm diameter, the reverse with allegorical figures before the enthroned Queen, in gilt red leather case. Sold for £360.



Lot 1659: Frederick Foot (of Ashburton): a framed watercolour entitled Fingle Bridge on the Teign, Devonshire – signed and dated 1875 – 13 ½” X 19 ¾”. Sold for £230. Lot 1663: William Cruickshank: a gilt framed watercolour depicting a study of a greenfinch beside its nest – 7 ½” X 9”. Sold for £220. Lot 1682: An ebonised and gilt framed 19th Century oil on panel depicting an Elizabethan lady – 10 ¾” X 8”. Sold for £200 and Lot 1694: John White R.I.: a gilt framed and slipped watercolour, depicting a view in Branscombe, East Devon, street scene with man and child – signed – 10” X 13 ¾”. Sold for £310.


Lot 464: Sold £520


Lot 567: Sold £1,300


Lot 728: Sold £320


 Lots 794 & 795: Sold £1,800


Lot 1045: Sold £500


Lot 1388: Sold £520

Lot 1405: Sold £720

Lot 532: Sold £1,650

Lot 1580: Sold £2,100

Lot 1612: Sold £360