31st MARCH and 1st APRIL 2016.



Rendells’ March sale featured a good selection of Silver and Jewellery which attracted bids from private buyers and the London trade amongst others. A straw pole of the traders in attendance confirmed that they are “desperate” for good quality furniture, so now is the time to consider selling your better furniture items. Prices across the sale continue to improve and with the uncertainty generated by the forthcoming Euro vote bullion prices are on the up, this was reflected in the prices being paid for solid gold coins and chains, etc. A fine Georgian silver coffee pot by Francis Crump dating from 1771 was the star Lot in the Silver section selling for a hammer price of £1,000 to a commission bid against interest in the room. Clocks and Collectables also reporting strong results. While in Ceramics a decorated ceramic dished plate by John Pearson of Newlyn school fame sold for £500.


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



Lot 131: A bespoke French golden oak extending dining table with three leaves, set on part chamfered square legs and stretcher base – 9’ 3 ¾” overall. Sold for £720. Lot 144: A 4’ 10” late 19th Century waxed pine two part Cornish dresser with glazed top section, over a base with two short drawers and pair of panelled cupboard doors under. Sold for £240. Lot 186: A set of six blonde wood ladder back dining chairs with rush seats, set on square supports. Sold for £300. Lot 214: A 5’ 6” 19th Century serving table with flanking blind drawers and polished granite top, set on turned and fluted legs with casters. Sold for £250. Lot 226: A 3’ 6” waxed pine cabinet with pigeonhole fitted interior enclosed by a pair of glazed panel sliding doors. Sold for £220. Lot 253: An early 19th Century mahogany four poster bedstead with canopy and blind fretwork decoration. Sold for £320. Lot 227: An antique gilt gesso framed dome top mirror with beaded and acanthus decoration – 5’ 5” X 4’ 6” – later plate. Sold for £410. Lot 309: A 3’ 4” Aesthetic Movement ebonised bonheur du jour with gilt decoration, pierced brass top rail and satin wood lined fully fitted interior. Sold for £220. Lot 329: A 33” antique walnut cross banded chest of two short and two long graduated drawers, set on bracket feet. Sold for £230. Lot 349: A 3’ 3” Victorian mahogany three tier buffet, set on turned supports with brass caps and casters. Sold for £220 and Lot 350: An Edward VII coronation chair with rush seat, named to Countess of Crawford – No. 84 – sold with a reproduction of an Elizabeth II similar. Sold for £230.



Lot 408: A 19th Century mahogany cased dial wall clock with Roman numerals and English single fusee movement. Sold for £220. Lot 411: A late 19th Century Black Forest carved wood cased mantel clock in the form of a hawk perching on a tree stump with wild mushrooms beneath, with generic French timepiece movement, the door bearing label for Camerer, Kuss & Co., London. Sold for £430. Lot 418: A 19th Century mahogany cased dial wall clock with convex glass, Roman numerals and English single fusee movement. Sold for £340 and Lot 419: A mahogany cased dial wall clock with 10” diameter dial, Roman numerals and single fusee timepiece movement. Sold for £260.



Lot 563: A 24” vintage carved wood double sided cobbler’s shop sign depicting a large boot to either side. Sold for £350. Lot 610: A 24” early 20th Century mahogany tambour topped optician’s cabinet with tray fitted interior containing an extensive selection of lenses and tints, etc. Sold for £190. Lot 630: An antique pine carpenter’s chest containing a selection of tools, including Rabone 66’ leather clad measure, moulding planes, mortices, chisels and letter embossers, etc. Sold for £180. Lot 632: Three vintage tin cased snooker cues, comprising John Roberts, W.J. Peall Record and Burroughes & Watts examples. Sold for £360. Lot 658: A mid 18th Century Moroccan nimcha sword with forward facing quillons, knuckle guard and rhino horn grip – with scabbard. Sold for £560. Lot 731: A collection of mid to late 20th Century Great Britain banknotes – from Peppiatt to Gill, including 1947 £5. Sold for £170. Lot 732: A 19th Century Symphonion (Brevette Patent) miniature polyphon in transfer decorated lacquered case bearing Danish retailer’s stamp, complete with seven discs. Sold for £480. Lot 733: A small collection of early 20th Century Chinese (Shanghai) dark stained wood miniature furniture samples, including pair of plantation armchairs, bench chairs, splat examples and table. Sold for £140. Lots 774 & 775: Two stuffed and mounted Indian goat’s heads with painted inscriptions Nilgiris (Tamil Nadu). Sold for £370 (combined).



Lot 1029: John Pearson: a decorative pottery dished plate with sailing galley seabed design – marked JPX monogram to base. Sold for £500. Lot 1091: A large quantity of Wedgwood Blue Sian pattern dinner and teaware, including tureens, jugs, meat plate, etc. Sold for £260. Lot 1137: An 11 ½” Watcombe pottery winking cat in green glaze. Sold for £120. Lot 1138: A pair of 15 ½” 19th Century Wallendorf Thuringia porcelain figures of a dandy and lady, set on circular bases – slight damage. Sold for £120 and Lot 1155: A pair of 12 ¾” Meissen figural candlesticks with woman holding a child pattern stems, bird and insect decorated reserve panels – glued repairs. Sold for £120.



Lot 1323: A bag containing a collection of Dutch silver oyster forks, various decoration, makers marks and age. Sold for £500. Lot 1352: A Georgian silver teapot of oval design with chased decoration by Peter, Ann and William Bateman – London 1800, set on an associated stand of the same date by S. Godbehere & E. Wigan. Sold for £465. Lot 1365: A Georgian silver boat shaped three bottle cruet stand with reeded loop handles and pierced feet by John Wakelin & William Taylor – London 1780, with three associated cut glass goblet shaped jars with covers. Sold for £380 and Lot 1369: An 18th Century silver coffee pot of slender baluster form with reeded swirl pattern knop to hinged lid, gadrooned borders, acanthus spout and wooden scroll handle, by Francis Crump – London 1770. Sold for £1,000.



Lot 1409: An antique flowerhead pattern brooch, each of the five petals set with cabochon moonstone and old cut diamond edge. Sold for £800. Lot 1437: An 18ct. white gold Art Deco style ring, set with four square cut sapphires interspersed with three rows of three brilliant cut diamonds and with diamond encrusted stepped shoulders. Sold for £700. Lot 1443: A cased pair of 1930’s jade drop ear-rings with diamond set shaped suspenders. Sold for £720. Lot 1444: An 18ct. gold ring, set with central oval emerald within a ten stone diamond scalloped oval border. Sold for £980. Lot 1449: A cased 18ct. gold fancy link necklace, with row of oval sapphires interspersed with small diamonds. Sold for £1,000. Lot 1502: An ornate heart shaped, set with gemstones and serpent, on a double rope twist chain – 36.3grms. total. Sold for £1,000. Lot 1504: A platinum diamond solitaire ring – approx 0.5ct., with diamond set shoulders. Sold for £1,400. Lot 1406: A Georgian foil back white stone solitaire mourning ring with skull motif visible through stone, white enamelled shank bearing inscription and dated 22 Sept 1771. Sold for £1,400 and Lot 1519: A pair of Bulgari 18ct. gold ear-rings, each set with cabochon ruby and small diamonds, with rope twist top section – complete with boxes. Sold for £1,750.



Lot 1595: A pair of 17th Century ornate gilt gesso framed capriccio oil paintings on circular panels, one depicting case ruins, the other with figures travelling towards a hilltop farmhouse – 8 ¼” oval. Sold for £950. Lot 1635: Thomas (Tom) Carr: a framed oil on board entitled “Bathers on the Sea Shore” – 9 ¾” X 13 ¾”. Sold for £300 and Lot 1647: J. F. Herring: a gilt framed oil on board depicting horses in a stable – 9 ¼” X 11 ¾”. Sold for £400.


 Lot 329: Sold £230


 Lot 411: Sold £430


Lot 732: Sold £480


 Lot 1029: Sold £500


Lot 1369: Sold £1,000


Lot 1437: Sold £700

Lot 1444: Sold £980

Lot 1502: Sold £1,000

Lot 1519: Sold £1,750

Lot 1595: Sold £950