Okehampton Auctions

and Wreford's Removals

Next Sale Overview





ON WEDNESDAY 26th September 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. pair pitch pine pews, bamboo & other hallstands, secretaire bookcase, kneehole desks,sets dining chairs,  mah. cupboard, bow front & other chests of drawers, coffer, trunks & boxes, utility cabinet, French oak & painted cupboards, small roll top desk, oak davenport, washstand etc, Clocks & Watches inc. carriage clock, slate mantel clock, oak wall clock etc Silver inc. W&H large comport, canteen cutlery, tea service, photo frames, sifter, cruet stand, jug, mustard, salts, christening mug, ladle, snuff box etc Plate inc. sauce stand, centrepiece, cutlery etc, Jewellery inc. gold gem set rings, cameo brooch, horseshoe pin, silver necklaces, rings & earrings etc, Selection costume jewellery,  Brass & Copper inc. easels, vases, lge jug, trays, deer lamp, hanging lamp, coal helmet etc, Collectables inc. Bone prisoner of war spinning model, Tokiwa dog radio, Hamadan Lori rug, cased scales, dog head walking stick, top hats, inlaid crucifix, Matchbox cars, Steiff & Paddington bears, magic lantern slides, stamps etc, China & Glass inc. Royal Crown Derby bird paperweights, Moorcroft Knightswood lamp, Lalique owl, Beswick Thelwell, dog, calf, lge cat, Portmeirion, meat plates, coloured glass etc, Pictures & Prints inc. lge oil street scene, still life roses, landscapes etc, Modern pine & other furniture inc. lge dresser base, Ercol table & chairs, oak sideboard, pine tables & chairs, bookshelves, ottoman, oak dresser, pine chests of drawers etc, selection tools inc. wood lathe etc, garden tools etc.   


*House clearances* Storage & transport available*

(Accepting goods for October 17th Sale from Thurs. 27th September by appointment)


Tel: 01837 55592 at all times (mobile 07748 907 230)


Catalogue available on-line from end of week before sale


Britain was at war with France in the Napoleonic period almost continuously from 1793 to 1815 when the French were finally defeated at Waterloo. Over this period many people were incarcerated as Prisoners of war. The first specific prison for them was opened near Peterborough in 1796.

The conditions in these establishments were very harsh & crowded, but some of the inmates made models & toys which they were allowed to sell to supplement their rations & have a small income. They used whatever materials they could, including animal bones from their food.

From this period is an intricate moving model of a woman operating a two tier spinning machine. It is 4” high & has been kept in a glass case to protect it. It has an estimate of £600/700.

A large silver comport with twin scrolling handles & pierced galleried rim stands on a knopped pedestal & spreading base. It carries the Walker & Hall hallmarks for Sheffield 1910. It is of heavy guage & has a diameter of 8 ½”, with a guide of £180/200.

A Moorcroft Knightswood pattern table lamp has a 1997 design copyright. It is modelled after an original design by top artist Rachel Bishop. It features a mythical woodland with oak trees & fungi in shades of blue, cream & dark green. It is 12” high & in excellent order asks £70/100.

Lalique is probably the most important factory for the production of opalescent glass. An attractive small example is in the form of a seated owl. At just 2” high it could be a reasonable purchase at £50/60.

Amongst a selection of Royal Crown Derby Imari bird paperweights on offer is a Fairy Wren & Pied wagtail, both complete with original boxes & asking £30/45 each.

Novelty radios were very popular in the 1960’s & ‘70s and some of the more unusual models are very collectable today. The Japanese company Tokiwa Electrical Industries produced a model in the form of a plush coated seated dog with glass eyes. A model No. 725 radio is hidden inside it. At 10” high it is priced at £50/60.

A Persian Hamadan Lori rug made by the Western Persia Lori tribe has a madder ground woven with 2 rows of 5 shaped floral medallions within multiple borders. It measures 290 x 150 cms & has a guide of £100/130.