SALE REPORT FOR THE TWO DAY AUCTION HELD ON 16th AND 17th OCTOBER 2014.
THE SALE INCLUDED FURNITURE, CERAMICS, COLLECTABLES, CLOCKS,
BOOKS, PICTURES & PAINTINGS, POSTCARDS, STAMPS & EPHEMERA.
Rendells’ October sale featured a number of highly collectable boxes, including a gilt metal “Grand Tour” trinket box, set with seven micro-mosaic panels by the master Cesare Rocceggiani who worked in the Vatican. Sold to a telephone bidder for a hammer price of £720. Several interesting examples of taxidermy also attracted numerous bids, with an early 20th Century crocodile’s head and forequarters mounted on an oak wall plaque, which was “snapped up!” for £620. In the picture section two high quality limited edition coloured prints and an oil on canvas by the wildlife artist Donald Grant featuring a Masai village scene also attracted determined telephone bidding against the room.
Details of these and some of the other better Lots in the Sale follow: Bold text items are illustrated.
Lot 133: A 6’ 2” 18th Century oak dresser base with three short drawers and shaped apron, over pot board, set on bracket feet. Sold for £1,480. Lot 199: A 3’ 5” late Georgian oak chest of two short and three long graduated drawers, set on bracket feet. Sold for £200. Lot 218: A 3’ antique oak three panel coffer with heavily carved decoration depicting mounted regal figures. Sold for £230. Lot 302: A 3’ 7” Victorian stripped pine larder cupboard, with shelves enclosed by two pairs of panelled doors, set on plinth base. Sold for £200. Lot 310: A 4’ 10” 18th Century oak court cupboard, with carved initials and 1735 to frieze. Sold for £340. Lot 314: A Victorian wall mounted painted cast iron post box (Dawlish Post Office), with crown and “VR” motif to top, enamelled collections detail panel and other accessories. Sold for £500. Lot 366: A set of eight mahogany framed Chippendale style dining chairs, with pierced ribbon splats and drop-in seats, set on chamfered square front legs. Sold for £220. Lot 423: A 4’ 3” 19th Century oak centre table, with green leather inset top and extensive carved grapevine decoration, set on massive barley twist supports. Sold for £280 and Lot 449: A 4’ 6” 19th Century oak framed and gilt slipped wall mirror, with heavily carved Bacchanalian decoration. Sold for £680.
Lot 577: A 10” diameter Oriental pierced hardwood circular vase stand with petal edge, a gilt wood stand, miniature screen stand and two others. Sold for £200. Lot 578: An early 20th Century stuffed and oak wall plaque mounted Nile crocodile head and forequarters. Sold for £620. Lot 597: An antique cased taxidermy display with four pairs of game birds in a naturalistic setting – case 36” X 27 ½”. Sold for £180. Lot 672: A Vintage Rootsteine mannequin head – No. BB9V, mounted on an ebonised socle base. Sold for £130. Lot 675: A white royal stag’s head, set on a large walnut shield shaped wall plaque. Sold for £260. lot 685: A cased part set of 1902 specimen coins, including three of four Maundy Money and two Victorian Florins. Sold for £490. Lot 691: Four antique walking sticks with silver collars, two others and a riding crop. Sold for £140. Lot 710: A small collection of vintage car badges and radiator grille badges, including BARC, RAC and AA of Bengal, etc. Sold for £120. Lot 735: A wooden solitaire board and small collection of collectable vintage marbles. Sold for £180. Lot 744: A 19th Century Indian hardwood workbox with profusely carved Garuda, temples, flora and fauna, ivory and micro-mosaic inlaid decoration, the fully fitted interior with ivory spool pots, with pull-out velvet lined surface under, set on gilt metal paw feet. Sold for £460. Lot 750: A 19th Century Cesare Rocceggiani of Rome gilt metal circular trinket box, set with seven micro-mosaic panels including view of the Colosseum and the Temple of Vesta – stamped Guttin 59812. Sold for £720. Lot 759: A Victorian mahogany apothecary’s box, with flush brass handles, hinged lid enclosing an array of bottles, the pin-locking drawer below with mortar and pestle, balance, etc. Sold for £340. Lot 776: A box containing two Hornby railway engines, three others, a quantity of “00” gauge track and other accessories – most in as new condition. Sold for £135 and Lot 777: A boxed Wilesco D141/66 steam powered model workshop and dynamo – sold with two other Wilesco pieces and Mamod polishing machine. Sold for £125.
Lot 1006: A 9 ½” 19th Century Bohemian green glass slender bulbous vase with enamelled floral and gilded decoration – sold with a cut glass fruit bowl. Sold for £80. Lot 1210: A set of six Waterford cut lead crystal wine glasses. Sold for £75. Lot 1240: A set of four large Caithness art glass “Moggies” cat ornaments, by Sarah Peterson. Sold for £110. Lot 1241: A 4” Moorcroft finches and fruit pattern vase. Sold for £120. Lot 1249: A small collection of art glass, including two squat vases and slender similar, etc. Sold for £80. Lot 1273: A 19th Century famille rose scholar’s brush rest with pierced sides and a parchment weight, both with matching figure group scenes. Sold for £230. and Lot 1276: A Helena Wolfsohn Dresden pot de crème, with trembleuse saucer. Sold for £110.
Lot 1323: A collection of Victorian heavy horse tack, including brow band, fly-head terret, martingales, breastplate and studded trace. Sold for £120. Lot 1332: A pair of gilt metal ram’s head pattern furniture embellishments – sold with an antique hollow cast brass small Buddha head, gilt pediment and brass holy water font. Sold for £160. Lot 1342: A 23” cast iron umbrella stand, in the form of a begging dog holding a whip, with shaped drip tray base. Sold for £90. Lot 1345: A 28” cast iron boot drying stand, with central scraper and open scroll decoration. Sold for £60 and Lot 1348: A 22” vintage copper “Nestle” churn, with push fit lid. Sold for £75.
PICTURES & PAINTINGS:
Lot 1381: Keith Stott: a gilt framed pastel entitled “Snow Storm Passing”, a view of Saddle Tor, Dartmoor, signed and dated – 12” X 11 ¾”. Sold for £120. Lot 1390: L.S. Lowry: a framed limited edition of 500 F.A.T.G. coloured print entitled “Ferry Boats”, signed in pencil, pub. Venture Prints Ltd., 1972 – 12” X 16”. Sold for £780. Lot 1396: John Bampfield: oil on canvas, a stylised scene depicting the charge of the Light Brigade – 17 ½” X 3’ 11 ½”. Sold for £130. Lot 1445: W. Paul: oil on panel, in decorative frame, depicting figures driving a large group of heavy horses. Sold for £140. Lot 1446: F. Foot: a gilt framed oil on board entitled “On the river Dart, Devon – inscribed and dated 1861 verso – 11 ½” X 17 ¼”. Sold for £125. Lot 1458: Donald Grant: a gilt framed oil on canvas depicting a Masai village scene, with group of figures to right foreground, others figures and huts in background – 29 ½” X 4’ 1”. Sold for £820. Lot 1504: Harry E. Crute: a Hogarth framed oil on board depicting a view of the quayside Bayards Cove, Dartmouth – 8 ¾” X 11”. Sold for £150. Lot 1505: Harry E. Crute: a Hogarth framed oil on board depicting a view of Dartmouth Castle – 8 ¾” X 11”. Sold for £150 and Lot 1511: Beryl Cook: a framed artist’s proof No. 4 of 60 entitled “Cruising” – signed and with personal letter from Beryl Cook verso – 21” X 21”. Sold for £780.
POSTCARDS, STAMPS & EPHEMERA:
Lot 1553: Two stock books containing a collection of GB and world stamps, including West Indies, Middle East, Africa and other British dependencies. Sold for £65. Lot 1554: An album containing a large collection of early to mid 20th Century postcards, including sweetheart, Christmas, topographic and royal commemorative, etc. £120. Lot 1582: Two stock books containing a collection of mint and used world and commemorative stamps, including West Indies, Africa and Falkland Islands, etc. Sold for £80 and Lot 1586: Three stock books and an album containing a collection of world stamps, including Trinidad, Natal, Brunei, Costa Rica air mail and other Commonwealth stamps, also eight Penny Reds. Sold for £140