Next Sale: Featured Items
Aproximately 1000 lots
View image gallery
OKEHAMPTON AUCTION ROOMS
UNIT 1 FATHERFORD FARM EXETER ROAD OKEHAMPTON
ON WEDNESDAY 10th February 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. mahogany secretaire, inlaid bureau bookcase, marble top hall table, mirror back & other sideboards, lge pine wardrobe, antique mah. & other chests of drawers, Ercol desk, sign written glazed cabinet, tray top washstand, envelope card tables, corner cabinets, gateleg & other tables, torchere, loo table, pine kitchen table, boxes & trunks, oak barrels etc, Clocks & watches inc. gold pocket watch, assorted wrist watches, miniature longcase clock, inlaid mantel & wall clocks, barometers etc, Silver inc. elaborate Comyns photo frame, Wright & davies barrel pepperette, grape scissors, condiment sets, napkin rings, Georgian spoons, small chalice, horse head letter opener, cigarette box, cutlery, buckles & buttons, evening purse etc,, Plate inc. tea services, tray, biscuit barrel, letter & toast racks etc, Jewellery inc. gem set gold & silver rings, silver charm bracelets, gold & silver chains & bracelets etc, ,Selection costume jewellery, Collectables inc. Naval bicorn hat with tin box, Connaught military drum, euphonium, 19th C. large Avery iron scales, lge, concrete fountain, accordion, coins, hunting crop & sticks, cornets, fishing rods, Bally high top fruit machine, Pingo childs ride, Fit-bit sets, Pelham puppets, lge cast iron wall lamps etc, Brass & Copper inc. kettles, Trench Art, candlesticks, warming pan, large copper & brass pans, fire dogs, standard lamps, oil lamps etc, China & Glass inc. Beswick horses & ponies, Will Young figures, Goldscheider pottery figure, Doulton & Coalport ladies, Murano & Mdina glass, paperweights, stained glass porch lantern, Govancroft book spirirt flasks etc ,Pictures & prints inc. lge pastoral watercolour, hunting prints etc Selection modern pine & other furniture inc. pine dresser, leather inset desk, pine wardrobes & suites, desks, dressing tables, bedside cabinets & chests of drawers, Stag display cabinet, wicker laundry & other baskets, tools & many other useful lots inc. plants & pots
*House clearances* Storage & transport available*
(Accepting goods for March 9th Sale from Thurs. 11th February by appointment)
Tel: 01837 55592 at all times (mobile 07748 907 230)
Catalogue available on-line from end of week before sale
The Connaught Rangers were an Irish Regiment formed when two much older regiments were merged in 1881 and they served in various wars until they were disbanded in 1922. A ceremonial marching drum of rope tension design comes complete with lanyard and is decorated with gilt listing of the many campaigns that they were engaged in, including the Relief of Ladysmith. In reasonable order it has suffered some damage from damp over the years. It is 14” high and has a guide of £120/150.
Another piece of interest to collectors of militaria is a 19th Century bicorn hat, of the type worn by naval officers. It was manufactured by Owen Harries & Son and is covered in black “bear skin” with two gold thread ropework side pieces. It comes complete with its original tin case and invites bids of £90/110.
Amongst a varied selection of silver is an elaborate embossed & pierced dressing table mirror with heart shaped bevelled glass. It has the London hallmark for 1894 and the makers stamp for William Comyns, an important manufacturer of high quality wares from 1885 – 1930. It stands 11 ½” high and is in excellent condition, the comlex decoration incorporating masks, birds, scrolls & latticework. It has an estimate of £400/430.
An unusual heavy guage barrel design pepperette was produced by William Thomas Wright & Frederick Davies in London in 1867, out of their works at 370 Oxford Street. It is 2” high and has linear banded decoration asks £70/80.
For those with a penchant for retro gaming machines, a 3 line Quicksilver “one armed bandit” fruit machine from the 1970’s might be of interest. It was produced by Bally, founded in Chicago in 1932, the name taken from its first game “Ballyhoo”. The 3 line Quicksilver is a high top machine with decorative glass panels operating with 10p coins. It stands 43 ½” high and is priced at £150/200.
The firm W & T Avery is probably the best known British manufacturer of weighing machines. The brand dates from 1818 and enjoyed rapid expansion with several factories operating, until in 1895 they bought the legendary Soho Foundry in Smethwick, the former steam engine factory of James Watt. A large cast iron platform design scales dating from around 1900 has a capacity of up to 58lbs.
At 29” high it makes an imposing statement for £60/80.