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Aproximately 1000 lots
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OKEHAMPTON AUCTION ROOMS
UNIT 4a FATHERFORD FARM EXETER ROAD OKEHAMPTON
ON WEDNESDAY 3rd June at 10 a.m. prompt
Viewing Monday 10am to 1pm, Tuesday 12pm to 6pm & Morning of Sale from 8.30am
Approx. 1000 lots
Furniture inc Edwardian satinwood cabinet, inlaid display cabinet, mah. linen press, 19th C. chests of drawers, modern Schumann piano, writing desks, showframe chair, balloon back chairs, Queen Anne style chairs, inlaid chairs, “bookcase” cocktail cabinet, overmantel mirrors, wooden trunks, Georgian bureau etc, Clocks & watches inc, Germani gents diamond wrist watch, grandmother clock, mantel clocks, fob watches etc Silver inc dressing case set, trophy cup, David Andersen silver gilt & enamel cutlery, cruets, bon bon dishes, sil. topped jars etc, Plate inc. tea & coffee set, cutlery sets etc, Jewellery inc. diamond crossover ring, gem set rings, turban brooch, gold chain, silver charm bracelet etc & Selection costume jewellery, Collectables inc. M & S Evening Star train set, quantity old bottles, inlaid boxes, top hat, carriage lamps, trombone, model boat, clarinet, sampler etc Brass & Copper inc warming pan, oil lamps, crumb tray, oriental bowl etc, China & Glass inc. Beswick wall plaques- mallards, pheasants, kingfishers, Midwinter Stylecraft Riverside service, lge blue glass rolling pin, lge pair Satsuma vases, Lladro wedding group, Royal Doulton NSPCC figures, Swarovski, Portmeirion, Canton bowl set, Chinese blue & white bowl, etc, Pictures & prints inc, MacIvor moorland scene, oil pastoral & coastal scenes etc, Selection modern pine & other furniture inc. large oak extending table, large inlaid cabinet, pine dresser, bookcases, white goods etc, concrete garden pots, tools & many other useful lots
*House clearances* Storage & transport available*
(Accepting goods for June 24th Sale from Thurs. 4th June by appointment)
Tel: 01837 55592 at all times (mobile 07748 907 230)
Catalogue available on-line
Vintage Beswick pottery can be seen to cover two areas of the collectors market, appealing to followers of the factory itself and to those seeking items fitting the retro furnishing trend.
3 sets of bird wall plaques on offer certainly would have suited the mid 20th Century taste. They were all produced at the same time, from just post World War II and were all discontinued in the early 1970’s. The 596 series of 5 mallard ducks with a repair to the largest were designed by Watkins and are estimated at £80/100.
The same designer was responsible for the 3 pheasants, model 661 at £70/80, whilst Gredington is credited with the 3 kingfishers, model 729 also at £70/80.
The Midwinter factory was certainly one that responded to the design requirements of post war Britain. In 1952 Roy Midwinter had made a sales trip to Canada and was disappointed by the reaction to their traditional designs. Inspired by the work of young designers in California he launched the modern “Stylecraft” range in 1953, with the shape known as “Fashion” in 1954. The fluid clean lines and rimless tableware were a far departure from their previous lines. One of the patterns from this era was John Russells “Riverside” featuring riverbank plants. A table service of over 70 pieces is on offer, including tea, coffee & dinnerware and makes a bold statement for £60/80.
Dating from the late 1920’s is a set of 12 fruit knives and forks from the David Andersen company from Oslo in Norway. Founded in 1876, Arthur, Davids son took over the reins in 1901. He rapidly introduced enamel work into their designs and this remains the outstanding feature of their work.
This set has hallmarked silver gilt blades with harlequin pastel enamel handles and comes in original box. The guide of £100/130 reflects that some repair work is needed to the collars.
Pierre Germani is a name synonymous with the high end jewellery and watch market. Athough based in Lebanon his watches are all made in Switzerland. A gents wrist watch, model PG 114 has a mother of pearl face with 3 bold numerals, with a diamond set border & diamond numerals, on a black leather strap. It retains its original tag and does not appear to have been worn. Bids of £320/350 are expected.
A leather travelling case with canvas cover is fitted with a variety of silver mounted brushes and bottles with linear decoration and asks £60/80.
An Edwardian parlour cabinet of small proportions combines satinwood with ebonised balustrade details to pleasing effect. The upper section has an inset mirror above an inlaid cupboard door flanked by curved shelves, on turned legs. In good order it is likely to achieve £100/150.