Okehampton Auctions

and Wreford's Removals

Next Sale Overview





ON WEDNESDAY 15th August 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.secretaire bookcase, pine & mah. chests of drawers, pair pitch pine pews, oak dresser, dropleaf tables,sets chairs, childs chairs, trunks & coffers, chiffonier etc, Clocks & Watches inc. Vincenti boulle mantel clock, Comitti mantel clock, Goliath watch, pocket & wrist watches, elephant clock etc , Silver inc. tea service, large selection cutlery, horn beaker, sugar basket, coaster, card tray, milk & cream jugs, sifter, condiments, tea strainer,stag menu holders etc , Plate inc. candlesticks, hot water jug, photo frames, tea caddies, lidded bowl etc, Jewellery inc.Murrle Bennett brooch, diamond & gem set rings, Victorian brooches, silver & white metal jewellery etc, Selection costume jewellery,  Brass & Copper inc. large jug, bowls, shell cases, candlesticks, elephant bowl, kettle etc, Collectables inc. Sarah Coward bronze lurcher, bronze laughing Buddha, model vehicles, microscope, coins, postcards etc , China & Glass inc. Copenhagen, Bing & Grondahl & Lladro figures, Portmeirion, Staffs dessert service, tea & dinnerware, Clarice Cliff teaware, paperweights, cut glass etc, Pictures & Prints inc. S.T. Dadd watercolour, hunting prints, etc,  Modern pine & other furniture inc. oak table & chairs, wardrobe, bookcases & cabinets chests of drawers, desk etc, large selection tools inc.Myford Super Seven lathe & accessories, floor standing & bench pillar drills, saw bench, planers, radial saw, thicknesser, Kennedy electric hacksaw, Record wood lathe, tool chests, generator, compressor etc,  garden & other tools.   

*** NISSAN MICRA 2011 Puredrive CAR ***

*House clearances* Storage & transport available*

(Accepting goods for September 5th Sale from Thurs. 16th August by appointment)


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


Catalogue available on-line from end of week before sale


Jean Vincenti was a native of Corsica who set up his clockmaking company in Montbeliard in 1823. His company often used the method of decoration invented by Andre Boulle , born in 1642, which employed intricate pierced brass panel set into faux tortoiseshell. The Vincenti Company were awarded the Medaille D’Argent in 1855 & the clocks that they made are considered to be on a par with the famous Japy Freres.

From the 3rd quarter of the 19th Century they are represented by a boulle work bombe shaped mantel clock with ormolu mounts. It has a circular enamel face with twin sets of numerals above a “window” revealing an elaborate pendulum.  It stands 13” high & is expected to achieve £200/300.

Stephen T.  Dadd (1858-1917) was a prolific  artist based in London, one of all too many to lose his life in the 1st World War. He is best known for his intricate depiction of people & animals, especially dogs. Typical of his work is a watercolour  interior scene signed & dated 1900 depicting a workman in cap & smock sitting on a settle with 2 eager dogs seeking to share his lunch.  Measuring 14” x 11 ½” it has a guide of £150/200.

The jewellery business Murrle Bennett was established in London & Pforzheim in the 1880’s. The specialised in producing good quality affordable jewellery mainly in the Art Nouveau & Arts & Crafts style, with Libertys as one of their outlets. A !5ct gold openwork design brroch set green stones & seed pearls with pendant drop & safety chain is 1 ½” wide & asks £120/160 to obtain one of their highly collectable pieces.

Sarah Coward is a contemporary sculptor working from her home in Wiltshire. Her several years working as a veterinary nurse certainly helped to hone her knowledge of animal anatomy. Her bronzes are often commissions taken & produced in very limited runs, as shown by a beautifully  modelled walking  lurcher on plinth base   which is number 2 of 9 made. It also has her foundry stamp. It is 10” long from nose to tail & has a guide of £120/150.

A pair of 19th Century pitch pine double ended pews are of local interest, having been in South Zeal Methodist Chapel. They are 62” wide & are priced at £200/300.

A silver 3 piece tea service in the Georgian manner has the 1919 Sheffield hallmark of Harrison Brothers & Howson, originally based at 67 Norfolk Street, before moving to larger Sheffield premises & opening also in London. It weighs 920 grammes all in , of rounded rectangular design with linear detailing & ball feet. In good order it asks £250/300.

A silver mounted horn beaker dates from around 1800 & has the rarer if indistinct hallmarks for Glasgow. At 5” high it should achieve £70/90.