Okehampton Auctions

and Wreford's Removals

Next Sale Overview






ON WEDNESDAY 14th November 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. oak carved & linenfold coffers, inlaid mirrored credenza, oak, mah. & painted chests of drawers, kneehole desk, bureau, oak & inlaid mah. wardrobes, oak sideboards, sets chairs inc. Chinese hardwood, French cupboard, trunks & boxes, salon suite, secretaire bookcase, dressing table, oak, pine & mah. tables etc, Clocks & Watches inc. longcase & wall clocks, carriage clocks, pocket stop watch, wrist watches etc, Silver inc. Broadway & Co Candelabra, inkwell, chalice, fish slice, milk jug, sugar sifter, christening mug, toast racks, mustard, spoons, tongs, Portuguese crumb scoop etc, Plate inc. candelabra, fish servers, warming dish, tea services, epergne, claret jug etc, Jewellery inc. 18ct gold & diamond feather pen, gold & silver stone set rings, silver pendants, assorted necklaces etc, Selection costume jewellery,  Brass & Copper inc. Chinese censer, jardinière, candlesticks, spit, hunting horn, postal scales, cartridge tray etc Collectables inc. Original cast iron Railway signs, 19th C. enamel box, Kila ceremonial dagger, white £5 note, coins, cigarette cards, lead model farm collection, bronze blacksmith, hunting whips, army uniform, slides, cameras etc, China & Glass inc.L.C. Tiffany lustre glass vase, 19C. menu holders, Beswick Highland cattle, birds, horses, St. Bernard, Royal Crown Derby boxed paperweights, oil lamps, Chinese streak glazed vase, Doulton silver mounted tea service, Lladro & Doulton figures, coloured glass, Worcester Evesham, Poole, Portmeirion etc, Pictures & Prints inc. Jowett harbour w/c. Lugg moorland w/c, 19th C. w/c spinning scene etc,  Modern pine & other furniture inc. extending oak tables & chairs, wardrobes, chests of drawers & bedsides, painted furniture, Laura Ashley Somerset bed, white goods etc, selection tools, garden tools etc.   


*House clearances* Storage & transport available*

(Accepting goods for December 5th Sale from Thurs. 15th November by appointment)


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


Catalogue available on-line from end of week before sale


With the emergence of motorized vehicles on British Highways in the late 19th & early 20th Century, it became of immediate importance to assess the suitability of some of our roads & tracks to accommodate this new type of transport.

 One of the most important areas to look at was whether existing bridges were up to bearing the weight of these new- fangled wonders of invention, which had hitherto only born horse drawn carriages or pedestrians. The railway companies which by then had a considerable network across Britain,  had to issue warning signs with weight restrictions, dictated by the Motor Car Acts of 1896 & 1903.

Of interest to Collectors of Railwayana is a large diamond shaped iron sign from the North Eastern Railway York, giving precise tonnage instructions for various vehicles crossing a bridge, from 3 tonnes to 5 tonnes, including those towing trailers. It stands 37” high and invites bids of     £200/250.

Traditionally associated with Indo-Tibetan Buddhism the Kila is a 3 sided peg like implement, named after the meditational deity Vajrakila. The Kila was used as a ritual implement during ceremonies & was only entrusted to those empowered to use it. It was believed to have a fierce energy, when piercing the ground it could affix an elemental stability to it. It was also used as a tool of exorcism & to pin down negative energies.

The traditional bronzed metal version on offer has the pommel modelled with faces showing the different moods of Vajrikila. The blade has 3 triangular facets meeting at the tip, with serpent like relief decoration , representing the 3 root poisons of negativity that it seeks to expel. It is 10” long & has an estimate of £60/100.

Louis Comfort Tiffany was the son of the founder of Tiffany & Co. He pursued a productive career embracing  many areas of art & craft design from the 1870’s to the 1920’s. In 1894 he patented a type of iridescent glass which was known as “Favrille”, produced from the New York glasshouse that he had established with Arthur Nash, a skilled glassworker from Stourbridge England.

A small shaped glass vase demonstrating this technique has applied “tadpole” shaped decoration, and has his initials & the pattern number R6765. It is 3 ¼” high and has a guide of £220/250.

Perhaps perfect to adorn the table for the upcoming festive season is a pair of silver 3 branch candelabra in the 19th Century style. The carry the hallmarks for Broadway & Co of Birmingham, founded in 1900 & still in production today with the 4th generation of the family still using some of the original tools! In excellent order with scrolling foliate decoration, they stand  9 ¼” high & with hallmarks for 1975 ask £280/320.

A lobed 19th Century Bilston enamel table trinket box is painted with traditional courtship scenes. It is 4” wide & is priced at £70/100. A similar price is anticipated for a pair of Victorian porcelain fan shaped menu holders, together with a set of 4 of ribbon design ones, all with Victorian registration marks.