Rendells’ Stonepark Saleroom in Ashburton, Devon experienced another very strong trade particularly in the Jewellery and Silver sections, but also a better demand for furniture than of late. Buyers in attendance at the sale from as far away as New Zealand, with the internet attracting bids from throughout the UK, with bidders from Latvia, Canada, Singapore and the UAE being particularly active. 

Principal prices paid for some of the better Lots in the sale follow: Bold text items are illustrated.

FURNITURE (Including Outside Effects):

Lot 20: A 4’ 6” concrete garden statue depicting Odysseus and Argos. Sold for £290. Lot 49: A pair of Barlow Tyrie brass mounted teak steamer chairs with green swab cushions. Sold for £480. Lot 117: A 5’ 7” Victorian inlaid rosewood break front sideboard with ornate raised multi mirror plate set back, over a base with mirror set open centre section and pair of glazed panel doors. Sold for £220. Lot 252: An early 1950’s three piece cottage suite with scalloped fan back and mint green upholstery, comprising two seater settee and pair of armchairs to match. Sold for £520. Lot 255: A 3’ 11” mid 20th Century golden oak and mixed wood haberdashery unit with eight flights of four slides (glass sliding doors missing). Sold for £620. Lot 267: A 7’ waxed pine break front sideboard with four short drawers and quadruple panelled cupboard doors under, set on plinth base. Sold for £550. Lot 296: A 26” Victorian inlaid rosewood cabinet with triple mirror set raised back, central multi bevelled mirror panel door and flanking open shelves, with fall front music compartment under, set on slender turned legs with porcelain casters. Sold for £400 and Lot 357: A 6’ 3” 19th Century oak servery table with three frieze drawers, set on tapered front legs with pad feet. Sold for £300. 


Lot 403: A late 19th Century brass and bevelled glass cased carriage clock with decorative painted dial and eight day strike repeat movement, in original red leather clad travelling case – strap a/f, repeat button top missing. Sold for £240. Lot 417: A late Victorian brass and bevelled glass cased carriage clock with eight day strike repeat movement – inscription dated 1896. Sold for £100. Lot 418: An Arts & Crafts embossed and riveted copper cased mantel timepiece with serpent to top and bezel, flanking lion mask ring handles and British United Clock Co. drum movement. Sold for £220 and Lot 425: A 19th Century stripped pine longcase clock, the 12” painted arched dial marked for Wm. Reynolds, Launceston, with seconds dial, date aperture and thirty hour bell striking movement. Sold for £150. 


Lot 600: A vintage Excelsior piano accordion in black and white finish, in hard case – keys well worn. Sold for £280. Lot 631: A stuffed and mounted deer’s head, on hook mounting. Sold for £140. Lot 660: Captain P.J. Stopford R.N.: a First World War medal trio consisting of 1914-15 Star, 1914-1918 Medal and Victory Medal, all named with ribbons, contained within a velvet lined and glazed box frame. Sold for £240. Lot 682: An Edwardian novelty silver handled corkscrew in the form of a swimming salmon with red stone eyes by Henry Wells -  Chester 1904 and bearing Registration number. Sold for £460. Lot 707: A collection of vintage spectacles including yellow metal, tinted and further examples – some cased. Sold for £150. Lot 720: A 17th Century Spanish ivory travelling knife and fork set with allover carved decoration, the handles in the form of a gentleman and lady, the sheath with relief panel depicting a conquistador opposing an Inca warrior – damage to ivory, fork tines missing. Sold for £900. Lot 722: An antique gilt metal casket of pitched design with mother-of-pearl banded tortoiseshell panels, set on ball, the velvet lined interior containing two scent bottles with gilt metal tops and painted porcelain plaques. Sold for £220 and Lot 728: An 1870’s Whight & Mann Prima Donna lockstitch sewing machine, on mahogany plinth base. Sold for £400.

Lot 49. Sold for £480.

Lot 296. Sold for £400.


Lot 682. Sold for £460.

Lot 720. Sold for £900.

Lot 1327. Sold for £1,100.

Rendells Stonepark Sales Report For The Two Day Auction Held on 25th and 26th May 2017


Lot 1021: A 27” high clear glass apothecary jar with faceted stopper. Sold for £190. Lot 1022: A 26” high clear glass apothecary jar with faceted stopper. Sold for £130. Lot 1049: A Victorian novelty wedding gift Sunderland lustre two handled chamber pot with ditty to rim, applied frog and printed figure inside, with scatalogical poem entitled “Marriage Present” to sides. Sold for £240. Lot 1133: An Oriental floral decorated six place coffee set with spares. Sold for £180. Lot 1136: A 1963 Royal Worcester figure of Merano and Capt. Raimondo d’Inzeo, modelled by Doris Lindner, set on a walnut plinth base – limited edition number 490/500 with signed certificate. Sold for £260 and Lot 1137: A pair of 10 ½” Bohemian cobalt blue glass lustres with gilt detailing and faceted drops – some replacements, some damaged. Sold for £320. 


Lot 1304: Three silver fronted photograph frames including one with Gothic style corners. Sold for £220. Lot 1311: A 10 ½” Liberty & Co. Cymric silver pen tray with natural turquoise cabochons to corners – Birmingham 1903. Sold for £500. Lot 1314: Eleven pieces of collectable Georg Jensen sterling silver, comprising six matching tea knives and a smaller similar, two spoons, toddy ladle and tea strainer. Sold for £440. Lot 1327: A 3” Russian silver gilt model of a seated English Bulldog with glass bead eyes, set on a brown onyx oval plinth base with silver rim – A.T.84*. Sold for £1,100. Lot 1344: A Walker & Hall silver three piece tea set with gadrooned rim and cast ball feet. Sold for £240. Lot 1353: A 1930’s silver three piece tea set by Jay, Richard Attenborough Co., Ltd. – Sheffield – sold with a pair of silver sugar nips. Sold for £420. Lot 1375: An Edward Viner silver three piece tea set of semi-faceted design – Sheffield 1933. Sold for £240. Lot 1376: Two Birmingham silver photograph frames of shaped design – sold with a white metal framed bevelled dressing table mirror with easel back. Sold for £260. Lot 1380: A silver three piece tea set with shaped canted corners and cast bun feet – Sheffield 1977. Sold for £340 and Lot 1382: Five silver picture frames of varying design, size and condition. Sold for £340. 


Lot 1414: A marked 22k eastern yellow metal ring, set with oblong jade panel. Sold for £280. Lot 1417: A marked 14k white metal diamond solitaire ring – approx 0.8ct. Sold for £650. Lot 1421: A marked 18ct. yellow metal four stone diamond ring – TDW 1.10ct. Sold for £800. Lot 1440: A small jewellery box containing a quantity of enamelled insect brooches and Scottish agate set items – various condition. Sold for £340. Lot 1454: An 18ct. gold ring, set with central oval emerald and flanking diamonds. Sold for £750. Lot 1460: A pair of 18ct. white gold diamond stud ear-rings – TDW 1.50ct. Sold for £2,000. Lot 1465: A 9ct. gold serpent pattern choker necklace with pink stone eyes – in a Wellington & Co. folding case. Sold for £620. Lot 1470: A 9ct. gold curb link neck chain – 32.1grms. Sold for £320. Lot 1473: An 18ct. yellow gold diamond encrusted heart shaped pendant with diamond set suspender on chain – TDW 2ct. – boxed. Sold for £1,000. Lot 1491: A bespoke 18ct. gold ring set with two pear drop diamonds by Porter & Son of Hartley Wintney, Hants – in original box – approx 1.2ct. TDW. Sold for £800. Lot 1497: An 18ct. white gold ring, set with central oblong emerald within a diamond border with baguettes to corners and diamond set shoulders. Sold for £950. Lot 1505: An unmarked 18ct. gold 1950’s diamond encrusted bombe shaped ring. Sold for £850. Lot 1511: An 18ct. gold ring, set with central oval pale blue sapphire (4.45ct.) within a fourteen stone diamond border – approx 1.15ct. TDW. Sold for £2,500. Lot 1540: A 1990’s steel cased unisex Omega Seamaster automatic wristwatch, on NATO strap – sold with original Omega Seamaster bracelet – no box or papers. Sold for £600 and Lot 1547: An 18ct. gold cased gentleman’s hunter pocket watch with ornate engraved and decorated dial and fusee movement by William Robinson of Liverpool – No.5991. Sold for £1,500. 


Lot 1576: F. J. Widgery: a gilt framed gouache coastal view with breakers and rocks in distance – 9 ½” x 13 Ό”. Sold for £200. Lot 1601: Frederick J. Widgery: a gilt framed gouache depicting an extensive Dartmoor view of Yes Tor and Row Tor – signed with handwritten inscription to the mount – 7” x 21”. Sold for £410. Lot 1619: Howard Gaye: a gilt framed watercolour view of Totnes and the river Dart from Sharpham Park – 12 Ό” x 19”. Sold for £240 and Lot 1661: A. Austen: an ornate re-gilded framed oil on canvas, depicting an interior scene with elderly lady seated, wearing a bonnet and sewing clothes – 15 ½” x 11 Ό”. Sold for £150.


Lot 1353. Sold for £420.

Lot 1460. Sold for £2,000.


Lot 1473. Sold for £1,000.

Lot 1511. Sold for £2,500.

Lot 1547. Sold for £1,500.