SALE REPORT FOR THE TWO DAY AUCTION HELD ON 18th AND 19th SEPTEMBER 2014.
THE SALE INCLUDED JEWELLEY, SILVER AND PLATE, FURNITURE, CERAMICS, COLLECTABLES, CLOCKS, PICTURES AND PAINTINGS.
Rendells’ September sale was peppered with the type of quality and rare Lots that an increasingly discerning market craves. A mid 20th Century walnut cased freestanding Dynatron radio sold on the telephone after determined bidding for hammer price of £1,250. While in the Ceramics section, a collection of 18th Century Meissen puce camaieu ware items sold for a combined price of £1,350. Collectables remain strong and a rare “proper” Newlyn copper jardinière by John Pearson in 1893 attracted numerous bids, selling for a hammer price of £600. In our bi-monthly Jewellery section a beautiful Cartier lady’s wristwatch, sold to a private buyer for £5,700.
Details of these and some of the other better Lots in the Sale follow: (bold text items are illustrated).
FURNITURE (including Outside Effects:
Lot 12: A Bath stone staddle stone, with 18” diameter top. Sold for £180. Lot 16: A 3’ 4” granite trough. Sold for £220. Lot 38: A set of six painted concrete comical garden cricketer figures. Sold for £180. Lot 42: A 5’ 10” diameter teak table, with eight folding chairs and lazy susan – Lindsay Plantation. Sold for £280. Lot 125: A 30” antique painted and grained pine four shelf open bookcase, with double cupboard under – 7’ high. Sold for £250. Lot 176: A 6’ 3” Edwardian three seater settee with beige draylon upholstery, set on square tapered legs with casters. Sold for £280. Lot 210: A 33” late Georgian flame mahogany veneered bureau, with pigeonhole fitted interior and four long graduated drawers under. Sold for £340. Lot 244: A 4’ 2” late 17th Century oak four panel coffer, with carved acanthus and foliate motif decoration. Sold for £240. Lot 348: A 19th Century Burmese ornate carved hardwood tub chair, with flanking masks, profuse pierced scroll decoration and drop-in seat, set on bird decorated carved front legs. Sold for £290. Lot 368: A 14 ½” Chinese hardwood framed vanity screen, with reversible painted porcelain panel depicting children playing with fireworks, with mountainous waterfall landscape verso, on fret-work base with stylised clouds, bat and flaming pearl motifs. Sold for £270.
Lot 383: A pair of Art Deco style armchairs upholstered in brown leather, set on square tapered front legs. Sold for £210. Lot 419: A mid 20th Century walnut cased free standing Dynatron radio – Type No. B119 “Merlin”. Sold for £1,250 and Lot 447: A late Georgian giltwood triptych over mantel mirror, with classical frieze depicting Cybele’s lion-drawn chariot, angel and nymphs – 4’ 1” x 35”. Sold for £250.
CLOCKS & BAROMETERS:
Lot 461: A 19th Century stained wood cased drop dial wall clock with painted dial, flanking scroll decoration and gilded glass pendulum window, containing an eight day single fusee movement. Sold for £250. Lot 478: A late Regency mahogany cased bracket clock with turned finials and acanthus pediment, with flanking brass ring handles, the 8” dial marked G. Conway, London and containing a twin fusee eight day bell striking movement. Sold for £530. Lot 484: A late 19th Century Royal Bonn “La Mosella” porcelain cased mantel clock, with ornate floral decoration and Ansonia Clock Co. gong striking movement. Sold for £90. Lot 503: An Italian reproduction Louis XV pedestal clock, with Vernis Martin style gilt metal figure to top, gilt embellishments and herring-bone kingwood style veneer, with German Hermle eight day Westminster chiming movement. Sold for £580
Lot 592: A Victorian cased and stuffed Chub by taxidermist G. Bazeley, 18 Horsemarket, Northampton. Sold for £150. Lot 715: A 32” Edwardian scratch built wooden doll’s house, with glazed windows and painted finish. Sold for £260. Lot 777: A group of six SAAF pilots log books from August 1938 to October, for P.D.B. Stevens 41329, Flight Lieutenant to Group Captain and two silver plated presentation items. Sold for £500. Lot 781: A mid 19th Century percussion double barrelled shotgun by William Moore, London. Sold for £400. Lot 785: A 19th Century tinder pistol, with engraved decoration and flip-top compartment to shaped wooden grip. Sold for £205 and Lot 789: A glazed oak cased Short & Mason of London seven day barograph. Sold for £300.
Lot 1149: A Beswick fireside fox – 2348. Sold for £100. Lot 1156: A 9” Marianne de Trey studio pottery jug, with repeat abstract design on banded ground. Sold for £120. Lot 1170: An 18th Century Meissen puce camaieu tea caddy, with floral knop and heron and insect decoration, with gamebird verso. Sold for £250. Lot 1171: Three 18th Century Meissen puce camaieu ware items, comprising 6” baluster chocolate pot, 10” coffee pot and 4” teapot, with farmyard and wildfowl decoration (some chips and cracks). Sold for £460 and Lot 1172: Six matching 18th Century Meissen puce camaieu tea cups and saucers, with farmyard, wildfowl and insect decoration. Sold for £440.
Lot 1239: An Art Nouveau wrought-iron framed hammered copper panel firescreen, with embossed raptor on tree stump decoration. Sold for £80 and Lot 1260: A 7” Newlyn copper jardinière with embossed repeat band of stylised floral scroll decoration – signed John Pearson and dated 1893 to base, No.2007. Sold for £600.
Lot 1348: An Archibald Knox silver napkin ring with enamelled bosses, for Liberty & Co. – Birmingham 1904. Sold for £220. Lot 1383: A pair of 9” modern silver baluster pattern candlesticks – Birmingham 1999. Sold for £160. Lot 1401: A pair of 7 ¾” silver candlesticks, with detachable nozzles, faceted columns and loaded shaped bases – Sheffield 1891. Sold for £340. Lot 1418: A wooden cased set of six limited edition silver gilt pill boxes with enamelled lids, featuring individual wildfowl, with signed certificate by Sir. Peter Scott – No. 22 of 50. Sold for £200 and Lot 1425: A 10 ½” diameter silver salver by Carrington & Co., with shaped cast rim and pad feet – London 1921. Sold for £160.
Lot 1459: A 9ct. three colour gold engraved link bracelet. Sold for £400. Lot 1506: A pair of 18ct. white gold, 1ct. diamond stud ear-rings. Sold for £4,100. Lot 1520: An 18ct. gold, 1.4ct. diamond solitaire ring, with diamond set shoulders. Sold for £2,700. Lot 1537: A cased 14k. gold mounted multi-strand seed pearl necklace, with ornate pierced central bow pattern section, encrusted with numerous diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires. Sold for £1,400. Lot 1574: A Chopard 18ct. white gold “Happy Daimonds” pendant, with free set diamond under crystal glass within a double diamond encrusted heart motif and with diamond set suspender, on chain. Sold for £1,800. Lot 1591: An 18ct. white gold Art Deco style panel ring, set with central emerald and emerald X motif on diamond encrusted ground. Sold for £1,700. Lot 1599: A white gold flowerhead shaped pendant, set with central diamond within a ten stone diamond border, on platinum chain. Sold for £1,180 and Lot 1665: An 18ct. gold Cartier lady’s wristwatch, with diamond set bezel and alternating diamond set links to 18ct. strap, with quartz movement. Sold for £5,700.
PICTURES & PAINTINGS:
Lot 1701: Albert Moulton Foweraker: a gilt framed and signed watercolour, entitled “Low Tide, St. Ives”. – 7” x 9 ½”. Sold for £220. Lot 1702: F. J. Widgery: a gilt framed and signed watercolour, entitled “Berry Head, Torbay”. – 7” x 10 ¾”. Sold for £250. Lot 1740: James H.C. Miller: a gilt framed and signed oil on canvas, depicting an egg collector climbing on a Cornish stack – from the series Cornish Solitude – 4’ x 31 ½”. Sold for £250. Lot 1757: Alexander Young Jackson (attributed): a painted wood framed oil on board, depicting a snowy wooded landscape – 10” x 13 ½”. Sold for £190 and Lot 1767: Two Japanese prints of women’s bathhouse interiors – after Yoshiko Ogawa. Sold for £100.