SALES REPORT FOR THE TWO DAY AUCTION HELD ON 23rd AND 24th MARCH 2017.THE SALE INCLUDED JEWELLERY, SILVER AND PLATE, FURNITURE, CERAMICS, COLLECTABLES, CLOCKS, PICTURES AND PAINTINGS.
Rendells’ Stonepark Saleroom Ashburton again attracted a good attendance of buyers for their March Sale with internet bidders also bidding strongly with buyers from the USA and China noticeably showing good interest.
Principal prices paid for some of the better Lots in the sale follow: Bold text items are illustrated.
Lot 104: A late 19th Century ash two part cupboard with moulded cornice and shelves enclosed by two pairs of panelled doors, set on plinth base – 7’ high. Sold for £480. Lot 138: A 9’ Brights of Nettlebed antique style polished oak extending refectory dining table with thick solid bracketed top, set on flanking twin heavy turned supports. Sold for £220. Lot 162: A 4’ 5” French ornate stained and carved walnut break bow front display cabinet with glass shelves enclosed by multiple bevelled glass panel door, set on ornate cabriole legs. Sold for £220. Lot 196: A 10’ Victorian stained pine farmhouse table with thick four plank top and three frieze drawers, set on turned legs – a/f. Sold for £650. Lot 215: A 4’ 6” early 20th Century oak Kenrick & Jefferson Ltd., roll-top architect’s desk with tambour enclosing a large writing surface, with an array of pedestal drawers, panelled sides and plinth bases. Sold for £220. Lot 298: A 4’ 2” Irish Coast polished reclaimed hardwood coffee table with bracketed planked top, two through drawers and undertier. Sold for £270. Lot 336: A set of six antiqued stained wood wheel back kitchen chairs with solid elm seats and crinoline stretchers, set on turned supports. Sold for £300. Lot 358: From the Royal visit to the Huccaby Races in 1901, a James II oak elbow chair with later adaptation – sold with images and medallions. Soft for £285 and Lot 374: A 4’ 5” French waxed pine preparation table with sliding top and well interior, set on square tapered legs and cross stretcher. Sold for £250.
CLOCKS & BAROMETERS:
Lot 439: A 21” late Victorian ornate black slate cased mantel clock with gilt mask handles, flanking models of a tiger and a leopard, large swag to front and cast scroll paw feet, with French eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £300. Lot 455: A Jeager LeCoultre brass and glass cased ATMOS Classic mantel clock in original box with all paperwork – retailed by Gunter of Newton Abbot 6th September 1978. Sold for £600. Lot 457: A 19th Century stained oak longcase clock, the 11” painted arched dial indistinctly marked for F. Barnes, with eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £170 and Lot 459: An antique mahogany longcase clock, the 12” silvered arch dial seconds dial and date aperture, marked for R. Dingley, Launceston, with four pillar eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £220.
Lot 552: A Corinthian column brass telescopic standard lamp, set on stepped base and claw feet, with shade. Sold for £110. Lot 553: A Russian Lomo MBC-10/SF-100B stereo microscope system, with illuminator and Nikkon EM M90 camera (various lenses). Sold for £130. Lot 594: A 1985: brass NATO standard 105mm shell case – sold with a 1943 British Ordnance 6 pounder shell. Sold for £130. Lot 654: A 5’ dapple grey wooden rocking horse by Horseplay of Broadhempston, Devon, “Big William”, set on a hardwood safety stand. Sold for £400. Lot 668: A tub containing a quantity of commemorative coins including 1936 Edward VIII gold plated crown, 2014 Half Crown, 2015 silver £50 and gold plated First World War Centenary Crown – sea. Sold for £150. Lot 684: Pte. W. Garlick 2383 East Surrey Regt: Queen’s South Africa medal – sold with a First World War pair to Pte. W. H. Coleman G-14306 and a RAF Long Service/Good Conduct medal – all with ribbons. Sold for £160. Lot 696: A late 19th Century German 1874 pattern bayonet with Solingen blade, numbered cross guard and brass grip – sold with a First World War scabbard and frog marked Nuremberg 1915. Sold for £240. Lot 731: A collection of pens including a Parker Duofold, boxed set, Mont Blanc, Watermans, propelling pencils – some 14k nibs. Sold for £380. Lot 739: A collection of various fountain pens including Parker 51 Series, Auroa, etc. Sold for £150. Lot 762: A transit cased Mamiya RB67 camera outfit with 90mm and 50mm lenses, two standard 120 backs and Polaroid back, in Hakuba case. Sold for £180. Lot 783: A 19” 19th Century mahogany cased musical box, numbered 11913 – in need of attention. Sold for £220 and Lot 786: An antique mahogany doctor’s travelling case with velvet lined interior and pin locking drawer, containing an assortment of bottles, balance scales and metal boxes, etc. Sold for £160.
Lot 1001: A pair of 14” Wedgwood Fallow Deer pattern blue and white baluster vases. Sold for £100. Lot 1091: A large quantity of Paragon Tree of Kashmir pattern tea and dinnerware – 150 items listed. Sold for £130. Lot 1146: A 12” antique Chinese blue and white slender baluster vase decorated with two dragons amidst carnations and foliage – four character mark to base. Sold for £220. Lot 1164: An antique continental cup and saucer with hand painted flowers and insect decoration, with applied flowers – crossed swords mark. Sold for £130. Lot 1196: An 11 ½” Doulton Lambeth two handled vase with arabesque decoration, marked for Emily E. Stormer – rim damaged. Sold for £120 and Lot 1202: A 6” high mid 20th Century Royal Worcester satin finish figurine of a racehorse and jockey “Cantering to the Finish”, by Doris Lindner, set on a black plinth base. Sold for £260.
Lot 1232: Two Indian brass coffee pots with turned finials and vajra marks – Sold with an Arabic similar with turned decoration. Sold for £210. Lot 1258: A set of four copper graduated kettles. Sold for £100. Lot 1273: An Art Nouveau style copper clad fire kerb. Sold for £70. Lot 1277: Thirteen consecutive tuned hand bells with embossed leather handles and felted clappers, one named to Mears of London – from E to C#. Sold for £300. Lot 1289: A pair of cast iron horse heads with oxidised finish. Sold for £180 and Lot 1295: A 7” 19th Century Tibetan finely hollow cast bronze Buddha sitting in lotus position with hands in witness and leisure gestures. The Heart’s Seal swastika to chest, detailed robes and sat on a double lotus pattern base. Sold for £950.
Lot 1391: A silver harlequin three piece tea set of semi reeded design – Chester 1908 – teapot – Sheffield. Sold for £180. Lot 1406: A quantity of silver forks and spoons – London 1908 – 38oz. Sold for £380. Lot 1425: An early 20th Century silver eight piece condiment set, comprising two mustard pots, four salts (one glass liner a/f and one missing) and pair of pepperettes – Birmingham 1922. Sold for £160. Lot 1431: An Edwardian silver spirit kettle with slender scroll supports to ebony handle, shaped cast rim and embossed decoration, set on a base with four open cast feet – Sheffield 1905. Sold for £520. Lot 1437: A 6” silver cow creamer with insect knop to hinged lid, by Richards Comyns – London 1966. Sold for £400. Lot 1458: A 10” diameter silver salver with cast scroll rim – Birmingham 1901. Sold for £180 and Lot 1461: A silver three piece semi-reeded oval design tea set – Sheffield 1911/12 Sold for £240.
Lot 1536: An 18ct. gold three stone diamond ring with diamond set shoulders – approx 1.75ct TDW. Sold for £2,900. Lot 1537: An 18ct. gold ring set with large central aquamarine within a ten stone diamond border – 3ct. and 1.25ct. Sold for £1,200. Lot 1549: A marked .750 gold snake link necklace with six baguette coloured stone pendant – in original box by H. Stern. Sold for £460. Lot 1578: A Chinese carved and pierced jade panel pendant on twine suspender set with pink stone and seed pearls – sold with a jadeite similar and another with goldfish and lily pad decoration. Sold for £2,900. Lot 1597: A 15ct. gold Victorian style flowerhead ring, set with eight petal shaped sapphires on diamond encrusted ground. Sold for £460. Lot 1655: A Breitling steel cased SuperOcean automatic COSC gentleman’s wristwatch, on bracelet. Sold for £1,000. Lot 1658: A Tiffany & Co. steel cased “Atlas” automatic chronograph gentleman’s wristwatch, on leather strap with clasp. Sold for £950. Lot 1660: An Omega steel cased Speedmaster day/date chronograph automatic wristwatch with blue dial, one bracelet link a/f. Sold for £900 and Lot 1688: An 18ct. gold cased Rolex Oyster President day/date gentleman’s bracelet wristwatch in original postage box, outer box and brown leather presentation box with Rolex crown buckle to lid – with hang tag, full paperwork in leather folder with branded notepad and green sticker to case back – all dated 1989 – as new. Sold for £8,200.
PICTURES & PAINTINGS:
Lot 1713: Jan Van Hessel: a pair of gilt framed oils on wood panels depicting views of lakeside cottages with figures in boats and country landscape – gallery labels verso – 7 ½” x 11 ½”. Sold for £90. Lot 1723: Cecil Aldin: a pair of stained wood framed early 20th Century coloured prints, one entitled Mated and Revoked, depicting gentlemen playing chess in a club, the other The Fallowfield Hunt, Breakfast at the Three Pigeons. Sold for £130. Lot 1751: George Ayling: a framed oil on canvas board, depicting an atmospheric river scene with moored barge, figure in a row boat and tug in distance – 11 ¼” x 15 ¼”. Sold for £240. Lot 1767: A gilt framed 19th Century Dutch oil on canvas, depicting rowing boat and fishing vessels off the coast on choppy seas – 7 ½” x 13 ½”. Sold for £120. Lot 1769: Ernest Stuart: a gilt framed watercolour, depicting a study of Atlantic breakers on the Cornish coast – signed – 10 ½” x 29 ½”. Sold for £200. Lot 1782: Vernon Ward: an ornate antiqued gilt framed oil on canvas, depicting a fly fishing scene – 15 ½” x 19 ½”. Sold for £280 and Lot 1796: James Lawrence Isherwood: an unframed expressionist oil on hardboard panel, entitled “Sun, Wigan, Shawl + Woman” – signed and dated 67’ – 18” x 24”. Sold for £520.