Rendells’ May sale returned several “house record” prices including (Lot 756) Two carved coconut items, (Lot 1253) A Loetz Phaenomen Genre art glass vase and (Lot 1495) A pair of Garrard silver wine coolers. The latter two of these selling well above hammer prices realised at large London auction houses for similar items. In Jewellery there is a huge demand for “butterscotch” amber beads, with the price per gram being higher than that of gold! These vintage necklaces can often be found mixed in with costume jewellery and are well worth searching out. They went totally out of fashion in the 1970’s and could be bought in charity shops for as little as 10p. If you have any, now is the time to bring them to Rendells for a free auction assessment, as fashion can change with a heartbeat. 

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


Lot 5: A 6’ teak garden bench – sold with a pair of elbow chairs to match. Sold for £330. Lot 19; A pair of 32” diameter cast iron classical urns with tongue decoration. Sold for £310. Lot 125: A 5’6” pine farmhouse kitchen table, with planked top and single drawer, set on square tapered legs. Sold for £250. Lot 154: A 5’3” Georgian oak dresser base with three short drawers and panelled double cupboard under. Sold for £270. Lot 176: A pair of 20th Century painted oak tambour fronted filing cabinets, each containing nine slides. Sold for £180. Lot 221: A 3’5” Victorian painted pine chest of two short and three long graduated drawers, set on plinth base. Sold for £220. Lot 331: A 3’3” diameter early 19th Century mahogany tilt top table with beaded apron, set on a carved twist and acanthus pillar and quatrefoil platform base with scroll terminals. Sold for £270. Lot 347: A set of six early 19th Century rosewood framed dining chairs, with curved back rails and drop-in seats, set on turned and reeded front legs. Sold for £360. Lot 374: A 29” 19th Century stitched leather mule pannier, with brass latch and material lined interior. Sold for £340. Lot 384: A pair of French style painted wood framed tub chairs, with upholstered backs and seat cushions, set on carved cabriole front legs. Sold for £310 and Lot 393: Two Edwardian solid walnut framed lady’s and gentleman’s drawing room armchairs, with button-back upholstery, set on turned and fluted front legs. Sold for £270. 


Lot 453: An American mahogany cased wall clock with decorative glass door panel and Jerome & Co. gong striking movement. Sold for £95. Lot 503: A late 19th Century black slate and gilt metal cased mantel clock of architectural design, with flanking double Corinthian columns and Henry Marc, Paris, eight day gong striking movement. Sold for £100. Lot 504: An early 19th Century figured mahogany cased bracket clock, with dial marked for Ja’s Bannister, 32 Princes Street, Leicester Square, with twin fusee eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £780. Lot 512: A late Georgian mahogany cased tavern clock, with 15” diameter brass dial marked Henry Gard, Exon (a/f). Sold for £1,300 and Lot 513: An antique brass cased lantern clock, with berry decorated brass dial marked Peter Closon, London Fecit, with twin weight driven bell striking movement – some replacement parts. Sold for £250. 


Lot 535: A collection of five antique ethnic fishing spears, including straw-work, string bound, tufted and shell decorated. Sold for £220. Lot 635: An extensive collection of Beatles LPs – from Please, Please Me to Get Back boxed set – sold with George Harrison  and Plastic Ono Band titles. Sold for £310. Lot 647: A 21 ½” late Victorian iron nail and carvel built half hull model, set on a mahogany plaque with text “Trift” Sept 1895 – relating to the Looe fishing fleet. Sold for £440. Lot 648: A 3’8” late Victorian iron nail and carvel built half hull model – relating to the Looe fishing fleet. Sold for £380. Lot 650: A mid 20th Century painted wood and tacked rocking horse, set on a safety rocker base. Sold for £290. Lot 665: Two vintage leather gun cases, by Churchill and Weestley Richards & Co. Sold for £170. Lot 756: A South West Indian (Maharashtra) carved coconut with colonial hunting scene and Half Moon Tavern, enscribed – done by Henry Gill, Gheria Fort, July 4 1756 – sold with a coconut bowl ladle with matching decoration. Sold for £1,380. Lot 763: A collection of mid 20th Century folk art wooden model boats, including fishing, mercantile and navy. Sold for £160 and Lot 794: A late Victorian ivory handled grooming set, in leather clad fitted travelling case by A.W. Thornhill & Co. of Bond Street (monogrammed). Sold for £250. 


Lot 1064: A 24” 19th Century Japanese charger with figures, scales and landscape decorated reserve panels. Sold for £240. Lot 1158: A collection of assorted Swarovski crystal animals and bird ornaments, including snake, dolphins and giraffe, etc. Sold for £130. Lot 1166: A 15” 18th Century Nankin blue and white meat plate with Oriental island landscape scene decoration. Sold for £210. Lot 1204: A set of ten graduated Oriental eggshell porcelain bowls, decorated in the famille rose palette. Sold for £100. Lot 1248: Six antique glass rummers – sold with three cordial glasses and another. Sold for £100 and Lot 1253: A 9 1/8” Loetz Phaenomen Genre tapered glass vase, with blue iridescent banded decoration, wide flared rim and milled pontil to base. Sold for £2,600.


Lot 1485: A pair of small silver coffee pots with faceted spouts – Sheffield 1934. Sold for £320. Lot 1495: A cased pair of 10 ½” Garrard of London silver limited edition (31 & 32 of 50) ornate campagna pattern wine coolers, with flanking lion mask ring handles and applied grapevine decoration – commemorating Queen Elizabeth II, Silver Wedding – London 1973. Sold for £4,600. Lot 1499: A Victorian Sampson Mordan combined vinaigrette and silver topped cobalt blue glass scent bottle – London 1864. Sold for £360. Lot 1500: A Victorian Sampson Mordan sewing kit in the form of an acorn, with parcel gilt interior – London 1876 and containing a Charles Horner thimble. Sold for £340. Lot 1513: A cased set of six Garrard of London silver goblets, with parcel gilt interiors – commemorating Queen Elizabeth II, Silver Wedding – London 1972. Sold for £620 and Lot 1522: A cased 11 ½” Garrard of London silver claret jug, with scroll handle and applied grapevine decoration – commemorating Queen Elizabeth II, Silver Wedding – London 1973. Sold for £530. 


Lot 1600: A pair of platinum and diamond encrusted clover pattern clip-on ear-rings. Sold for £2,000. Lot 1617: A pair of designer yellow and white gold diamond drop ear-rings. Sold for £1,000. Lot 1626: An African amber bead necklace with varying colour flattened ovoid beads. Sold for £1,800. Lot 1631: An amber bead and white metal necklace. Sold for £1,100. Lot 1646: An 18ct. white gold and platinum 1ct. diamond solitaire ring, with diamond set shoulders. Sold for £1,900. Lot 1650: An Art Deco diamond encrusted open ribbon pattern brooch, set with baguette and other cut stones. Sold for £2,700. Lot 1653: An 18ct. gold and citrine panelled tennis bracelet. Sold for £340. Lot 1661: A pair of gold square panel diamond cluster ear-rings (approx 3.6ct. total), each set with nine stones. Sold for £1,500 and Lot 1733: A Regency two colour gold and turquoise set fob seal, with intaglio aquamarine panel with owl motif. Sold for £400. 


Lot 1867: A pair of gilt framed oval oil on board portraits – David Clifford (Bristol Customs C.1830) and his wife Mary. Sold for £160. Lot 1871: J.M. Colvin: a stained wood framed oil on canvas depicting a fisher-girl on a stormy coastal cliff – 9 ½” X 14”. Sold for £170. Lot 1898: A pair of ornate framed Dutch oval oils on canvas, depicting coastal shipping scenes – 13” X 16”. Sold for £210. Lot 1943: After Beryl Cook: a signed limited edition coloured print entitled The Bus Stop (327/650) – with certificate. Sold for £250 and Lot 1954: J. Classens: a pair of gilt framed oils on canvas, depicting sailing vessels on their moorings – 17 ½” X 32”. Sold for £200.


Lot 504: Sold £780

Lot 647: Sold £440

Lot 756: Sold £1,380

 Lot 1166: Sold £210

Lot 1253: Sold £2,600

Lot 1495: Sold £4,600

Lot 1626: Sold £1,800

Lot 1646: Sold £1,900

Lot 1650: Sold £2,700

Lot 1661: Sold £1,500