The highlight at this month’s sale was definitely the Jewellery Section with a ring set with a central canted square sapphire selling for the top hammer price of the day at £3,700 after determined bidding by two room bidders.

Demand for silver was slightly easier reflecting the drop in silver prices and is a reflection that the weight of silver has such a strong bearing on prices. With the four elements of bidding in the room, commission, telephone and internet all performing well it ensured a good two day sale throughout.

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


Lot 103: A 6’ 2 ¼” old pine two part dresser with glazed top section, over a base with four drawers and quadruple panelled cupboard doors under - a/f. Sold for £650. Lot 129: A 4’ 6” Italian style parlour settee upholstered in repeat pattern and rope piped material, set on turned front legs with brass casters. Sold for £410. Lot 157: A 5’ 9” early 20th Century drop-end reclining day bed with armrests and bolster end, set on ebonised legs. Sold for £180.  Lot 234: A 4’ 10” Victorian stained pine dresser base with two central deep drawers and six flanking graduated drawers, set on turned feet. Sold for £280. Lot 243: An Ekornes (Norway) “Stressless” easy chair and matching footstool upholstered in pale brown leather, set on polished wood open circular bases. Sold for £260. Lot 280: A 6’ 9” brass and button back leather clad club fender. Sold for £200. Lot 286: Two Ernest Race style Antelope chairs. Sold for £190. Lot 290: A late Victorian armchair in the Queen Anne style, upholstered in studded buff leather, set on ornate walnut legs with C-scrolls and shaped terminals. Sold for £420. Lot 300: A pair of 13 ½” French style bedside chests with chevron veneered and inlaid shield shaped tops, gilt metal mounts and three drawers, set on slender cabriole legs. Sold for £240 and Lot 309: A 4’ 8” oak settle with five panel slightly curved back and armrests with turned supports, set on a locker style base with decorative panels and shaped rail supports. Sold for £190. 


Lot 366: A 13 ½” diameter late 19th Century mahogany framed dial wall timepiece marked for Croydon & Sons, Devonport, with American spring driven movement. Sold for £80. Lot 367: A 25” late Victorian black slate cased mantel clock celebrating the works of William Shakespeare, with cast brass bust of the Bard to top and flanking classical female representations of comedy and tragedy, with French eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £280. Lot 370: A 6 ¼” diameter brass bulkhead style cased “The Universal Barometer for Mariners, Agriculturists, Horticulturists, etc.”. Sold for £120 and Lot 389: A 19th Century oak longcase clock with dial marked for Richard Philip, Okehampton and eight day bell striking movement – case and finials a/f. Sold for £140. 


Lot 406: An 18” vintage double sided enamel sign for Blue Bell, Cool & Mellow Tobacco. Sold for £140. Lot 420: A pair of antlers mounted on a carved wood stag’s head with glass eyes and articulated ears. Sold for £140. Lot 452: A 30” early 20th Century enamelled “Millbay Laundry Agency” sign. Sold for £100. Lot 472: A 17th/18th Century axe head with 12” blade – likely executioner’s. Sold for £340. Lot 475: A late 20th Century Yamaha alto saxophone in original fitted hard case. Sold for £240.


Lot 290. Sold £420.

Lot 367. Sold £280.


Lot 544. Sold £3000.

Lot 1314. Sold £420.

Lot 1315. Sold £550.

Rendells Stonepark Sales Report For The Two Day Auction Held on 21st and 22nd September 2017


Lot 483: A framed Victorian sampler dated 1839 by Jane Bradley aged 10, depicting green parrots, blackbirds and two hymnal verses. Sold for £140. Lot 530: A metal sculpture of a crowd of ibis, on a plinth base. Sold for £110. Lot 544: An 1887 Jubilee Coinage long set of eleven coins from gold Five Pound to silver Threepence, in gilt embossed leather clad fitted case by Goldsmiths Alliance Ltd., Cornhill, London – Ef to Unc. Sold for £3,000. Lot 559: A Second World War period German chocolate brown leather P.08 Luger holster by Karl Brocker, 1936, with Waffenamt code stamp. Sold for £140. Lot 604: Seventy archive photographs of the now closed Poole Pottery museum, and a Poole Pottery Souvenir Book. Sold for £130 and Lot 608: A 19th Century Scottish sheep’s horn snuff mull with white metal thistle to lid and text to collar. Sold for £190.


Lot 1015: An oak framed late 19th Century Royal Delft hand painted plaque by Joost Thoot & Labouchere, depicting a family group seated by the coast – 1897. Sold for £130. Lot 1032: A 19th Century majolica lidded Toby jug with caryatid handle – a/f. Sold for £120. Lot 1077: Approximately fifty pieces of Tokio dinner ware including tureens, sauce boat, ladles and meat plates. Sold for £110. Lot 1087: A 1940’s Royal Doulton bulldog draped in a Union flag – sold with a Royal Doulton bowl in the Clarice Cliff style. Sold for £170.


Lot 1169: An 8” diameter brass hand bell with turned wood handle. Sold for £60. Lot 1173: A box containing a quantity of pewter items, including an Art Nouveau tray, condiments, tazza, etc. Sold for £75. Lot 1188: A late 19th Century brass triple fold photograph frame with pietra dura floral panel, bearing H. Rodriques 42 Piccadilly retailer to reverse. Sold for £190. Lot 1194: An Art Nouveau WMF silver plated visiting card tray with woman lying beside a pool decoration. Sold for £100 and Lot 1198: Three Art Nouveau visiting card trays including Kayserzinn dragonfly and WMF silver plated Venus decorated dish. Sold for £110.


Lot 1309: A 4 ¾” silver Arts & Crafts trinket box by A.E. Jones with motto “Gather ye roses while ye may, old time is still a flying” to lid, cast border and hammered front – Birmingham 1911. Sold for £680. Lot 1314: A 10 ¼” cast silver candlestick with decorative twist stem and acanthus scrolls to shaped base by William Café – London 1762. Sold for £420. Lot 1315: A 5 ¼” George II silver tankard with all-over embossed C-scroll and floral decoration, cast shell motif to scroll handle and later base presentation text with 1838 Connought Rangers interest – Isaac Cookson, Newcastle 1739. Sold for £550. Lot 1365: A small silver three piece tea set of semi-reeded design – London 1899-1901. Sold for £170 and Lot 1384: A 12” diameter silver salver by Mappin & Webb with cast and pierced rim and hammered finish to centre – London 1906. Sold for £180.


Lot 1416: A marked 9ct. yellow metal neck chain. Sold for £280. Lot 1439: A Goldsmith’s & Silversmith’s box containing a pair of yellow metal garnet set foliate pattern drop ear-rings. Sold for £720. Lot 1441: A 1” unmarked yellow metal crescent pattern brooch, set with alternating graduated diamonds and sapphires, with safety chain. Sold for £580. Lot 1445: A marked 18ct. white metal ring, set with large central canted oblong tanzanite (3ct.) within a fourteen stone diamond border (1.15ct. TDW). Sold for £1,950. Lot 1448: An 18ct. white gold five stone diamond ring with pierced open setting. Sold for £600. Lot 1450: A 2 ¼” unmarked yellow and white metal crescent pattern brooch, set with seventeen graduated old cut diamonds. Sold for £820. Lot 1451: An unmarked yellow metal double diamond cluster ring. Sold for £700. Lot 1452: An early 20th Century 9ct. rose gold bracelet with a collection of antique yellow metal fob seals set with various stones, watch key, fan pattern photograph frame, heart shaped padlock and safety chain. Sold for £950. Lot 1453: A yellow metal Celtic cross, set with amethysts and diamonds with further diamonds to suspender. Sold for £550. Lot 1479: An 18ct. gold graduated five stone diamond ring – approx 2.5ct TDW. Sold for £2,100. Lot 1484: A marked 18ct. yellow metal ring, set with central canted square sapphire (3.2ct.) within a twelve stone diamond border – approx 1.25ct. TDW. Sold for £3,700 and Lot 1485: A pair of antique diamond cluster drop ear-rings on later yellow metal wires. Sold for £880.


Lot 1583: John Syer (Jr): an ornate gilt gesso framed oil on canvas landscape, entitled “Near Betws-y-Coed, North Wales” with two figures crossing a clapper bridge – signed and dated 1868 – 29 ¼” x 24 ¼”. Sold for £320.


Lot 1445. Sold £1950.

Lot 1450. Sold £820.


Lot 1452. Sold £950.

Lot 1479. Sold £2,100.

Lot 1484. Sold for £3,700.