Rendells’ September sale featured a wide selection of good quality and desirable Lots across all sections of the two days auction. This year has seen a continued improvement in the prices realised for Furniture, but it was the solid Gold items and Silver in particular that really excelled with over 90% of Lots selling at or above reserve. Surprise of the day was the £1,200 hammer price paid for an early 20th Century Chinese Yixing Duan clay part ceremonial tea set. Apparently this type of clay is much sought after by the discerning China tea drinker as it is known for its breathable qualities. Having said that only ten years ago or so these tea sets struggled to sell in this country, but with the rise of the global internet market and affluent Chinese buyers eager to obtain cultural Lots, we advise looking around for this buff biscuit coloured pottery that always features incised text in the form of poems as age appears not to be a barrier in its appeal to the market. 

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


Lot 101: An 18th Century stained wood spindle back bow elbow chair, with shaped solid seat, set on turned front supports. Sold for £230. Lot 158: A 6’ 6” antique style oak refectory dining table with thick triple plank top, set on twin flanking turned supports and moulded uniting stretcher. Sold for £260. Lot 171: A 3’ 3” Korean hardwood wedding cabinet with brass strap-work decoration, four short drawers and pair of panelled doors under with butterfly pattern hinges, set on a raised base. Sold for £230. Lot 178: A 3’ 7” 19th Century waxed pine chest of two short and three long graduated drawers, set on turned feet. Sold for £340. Lot 231: An early 20th Century three fold draught screen with flush brass double hinges, each section with twin glazed panels to top and wooden panelled lower sections, set on iron roller casters. Sold for £250. Lot 256: A 4’ early 19th Century mahogany chest on chest with dentil cornice, reeded canted sides, two short and three long graduated drawers, over a base with three long graduated drawers, set on bracket feet. Sold for £500. Lot 268: A 6’ 7” Georgian oak and walnut cross banded dresser base with moulded top, central drawer and cupboard, with six flanking graduated drawers all with diamond shaped bone escutcheons, set on bracket feet. Sold for £1,100. Lot 274: A Victorian walnut framed drawing room armchair, set on turned front legs with brass casters bearing maker’s stamp. Sold for £840. Lot 281: A 3’ 4 ½” antique walnut wall mounted cabinet with broken dentil pediment and shelves enclosed by a pair of glazed panel doors. Sold for £240. Lot 334: A 4’ 3” 19th Century mahogany part show frame window seat with serpentine front, upholstered sides and fan carved cabriole legs with scroll terminals. Sold for £320 and Lot 367: A 3’ 6” Eastern campaign style camphor wood chest of two long drawers with flush brass handles, set on bracket base. Sold for £220. 


Lot 421: A late 19th Century ebonised cased mantel clock with silvered dial and W&H eight day gong striking movement. Sold for £95. Lot 431: A late 19th Century gilt metal and bevelled glass cased carriage clock with Roman numerals to white dial, fluted columns to corners and eight day gong striking movement – with original travelling case. Sold for £250. Lot 448: A Boxell of Brighton walnut cased mantel clock with eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £100 and Lot 455: A late 18th Century mahogany longcase clock with 11 Ύ” square brass dial marked for Charles Raymond, with eight day movement striking on bell. Sold for £190.


Lot 536: A pair of 24” spheroid pendant lights with metal finials and all-over faceted glass lustres on wire-work frame. Sold for £180. Lot 564: An early 19th Century burr walnut framed, gilt slipped and mounted needlework depicting the third-rate ship H.M.S. Bristol with hat tally as name band – sold with another in oak frame. Sold for £640. Lot 633: A Victorian taxidermy group of eight exotic birds in a naturalistic setting, under glass dome. Sold for £210. Lot 697: A box containing a selection of 20th Century paper and other folding fans. Sold for £140. Lot 735: A large adjustable table top magnifying glass. Sold for £110 and Lot 749: A 2 Ύ” late 18th Century ivory circular trinket box with painted portrait miniature to lid – signed. Sold for £120. 


Lot 1046: An early 19th Century W. Ridgway silicone ware jug, Denby stoneware vase and other collectable ceramics including Dame Laura Knight coronation mug. Sold for £120. Lot 1053: A large collection of Poole Pottery dinner and teaware with sponged style fruit decoration. Sold for £250. Lot 1059: An early 20th Century Yixing Duan clay part ceremonial tea set with incised poem text and flowering prunus decoration – sold with Quimper tea cups and saucers, etc. Sold for £1,200. Lot 1097: A 7” early 19th Century silver lustre jug with blue and white transfer hunting scene decoration in the style of Moreland. Sold for £250. Lott 1103: A pair of modern Moorcroft pin trays with anemone decoration on blue ground – 34/94. Sold for £80. Lot 1118: A modern Moorcroft Simeon pattern vase by Philip Gibson – 122/8. Sold for £110. Lot 1134: A Beswick model of H.R.H. Duke of Edinburgh, mounted on Alamein, Trooping the Colour 1957 – reins a/f. Sold for £180 and Lot 1155: A suite of cut glass drinking vessels including champagne flutes, wines, brandy balloons, tumblers, etc. Sold for £450.


Lot 1172: A set of eight early 20th Century graduated copper rum measures, from ½ gill to 1 gallon. Sold for £300. Lot 1206: An Art Deco style bronzed statue of a dancer, set on a marble socle base. Sold for £130 and Lot 1212: A 6’ Victorian painted cast iron hallstand with pierced floral decoration, nine coat hooks and stickstand base with 1854 dated drip trays. Sold for £350.


Lot 1322: A 9 Ό” diameter Chinese white metal shallow footed rose bowl with embossed dragon decoration, bearing English presentation text dated 1911 “Shanghai” – stamped C.H &Co. with character mark, set on an ornate carved and pierced hardwood stand. Sold for £950. Lot 1323: A 6 Ύ” early 20th Century Chinese white metal rose bowl with embossed dragon decoration – Shanghai, Uenwo and character mark to base, set on a damaged hardwood stand. Sold for £600. Lot 1325: An 11 ½” silver oval fruit bowl with pierced foliate scroll and cast acanthus decoration, by William Deakin – Sheffield 1920. Sold for £580. Lot 1327: A silver three piece tea set with embossed C-scroll and floral decoration, by George Nathan – Chester 1903. Sold for £380 and Lot 1358: A 9 ½” silver cushion shaped cigar box bearing presentation text to Capt. R.W. Davis, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. With facsimile signatures to sides – related paperwork included. Sold for £400.


Lot 1461: A boxed pair of 18ct. white gold two stone diamond drop ear-rings. Sold for £1,250. Lot 1472: A cased 18ct. gold, diamond encrusted and enamelled Royal Flying Corps wings pattern sweetheart brooch. Sold for £520.

Lot 1505: An Art Deco style marked 750 gold ring, set with central diamond, inner pave set band of rubies and diamond encrusted border. Sold for £1,450. Lot 1524: A pair of 14ct. white gold diamond solitaire stud ear-rings. Sold for £500. Lot 1539: An 18ct. gold three stone diamond ring. Sold for £850. Lot 1553: A 1 Ύ” Victorian rose metal diamond encrusted star pattern brooch. Sold for £500. Lot 1605: A 9ct. gold necklace with solid cast and stamped oval rope twist links. Sold for £650 and Lot 1637: A Rolex lady’s Oyster Datejust wristwatch with diamond set dial and bezel, bracelet in steel and 14ct. gold, with box and tag. Sold for £1,700. 


Lot 1663: A collection of maritime pictures and prints and photographs, including an oak framed watercolour depicting H.M.S. Warspite with handwritten details under. Sold for £300. Lot 1702: An antique gilt gesso framed oil on canvas depicting an extensive view of “The Tivoli Gardens”, as seen from the other side of the valley – ink written label verso – 17” x 23”. Sold for £650 and Lot 1746: J. Phelps: a gilt framed pastel portrait depicting two young girls holding flowers – 20” x 24”. Sold for £220.



 Lot 256: Sold £500


 Lot 431: Sold £250


Lot 564: Sold £640


 Lot 1059: Sold £1,200


Lot 1097: Sold £250


Lot 1172: Sold £300

Lot 1322: Sold £950


Lot 1325: Sold £580

Lot 1505: Sold £1,450

Lot 1637: Sold £1,700