Okehampton Auctions

and Wreford's Removals

Next Sale Overview





ON WEDNESDAY 15th January 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. Beithcraft Scotland sideboard, dropleaf table & coffee table, carved French cabinet, bureaus, mah. oak & pine chests of drawers, sets chairs, oak sideboards, inlaid & carved coffers, pine kitchen table, trunks & boxes, Ercol tea trolley, oak bookshelf & bookcase etc, Clocks & watches inc. 9ct Omega ladies wrist watch, Raymond Weil cocktail watch, mantel & wall clocks etc  Silver inc. claret jug, spoons, photo frame, candlestick, snuff boxes, cigarette case, jewelled drummer figure, caddy spoon, sugar tongs  etc, Plate inc canteen cutlery, gallery tray  etc, Jewellery inc. 9 & 18ct. rings, bar brooches, sel. Silver charm bracelets, gold & silver earrings, 9ct ingot on chain,  etc, Selection costume jewellery,  Brass & Copper inc Arts & Crafts firescreen, fire dogs, warming pans, kettle, candlesticks, trivets, fender etc, Collectables inc bowler hat, army bags & helmets, Raymond Waller slides & ephemera, mah jong set, telescope  etc, China & Glass inc  sel. Portmeirion, Royal Albert Country Roses, Beswick bloodhound wall plaque, sel. Blue glasses & bowls, Oriental vases, Charlotte Rhead charger, Victorian footbath, Royal Doulton, Bewswick & Karl Ens figures etc, Pictures & Prints inc.W.S. Tomkin w/c boats, framed tapestry, pencil & wash drawings  etc  Modern pine & other furniture inc. tables & chairs, bedside chests, stick back rocking chair, sofas, sideboards, disability aids, coffee tables etc , .   


*House clearances* Storage & transport available*

(Accepting goods for February 12th Sale from Thurs. 16th January by appointment)


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


Catalogue available on-line from end of week before sale


The major London firm Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company was founded in 1880 by William Gibson & John Lawrence Langman, they absorbed the Goldsmiths Alliance in 1893 & operated out of 112 Regent Street.

They were active as jewellers & diamond dealers as well as producing a wide range of silver & plated wares.

On offer here is an unusual large Edwardian silver & cut glass claret jug bearing their London hallmark for 1904. It has a removable central glass chamber which would have been filled with hot water to warm the wine. This also has a silver mount, lid & folding handle. At 10 ½” high it would make an imposing statement on a dining table & is priced at £120/180.

The artist William Stephen Tomkin (1860- 1940) was the first child of a Kentish farmer. From 1882-1900 he worked as assistant to General Augustus Pitt-Rivers, the prestigious army officer & archaeologist, who he was introduced to through his Uncle Benjamin Harrison, who won international recognition for his pioneering role in archaeology.

He was a prolific painter of maritime subjects as represented by a watercolour entitled “Home with the Tide- On the Thames”. It features a number of vessel including red sailed fishing boats & a steam powered tug boat hauling a 3 masted sailing ship. It measures 11” x 18” & with original gilt frame has a guide of £80/100.

The Swiss  watch company Omega has long been renowned for the quality of its works. Each watch has a unique serial number which shows its authenticity & allows for precise dating of manufacture. A 9ct gold cased ladies wrist watch dating from 1972 has a square chamfered face with bar numerals & has a winder set with a cabochon tigers eye. Complete with its original lizard strap it asks for bids of £300/350.

An 18th Century oak coffer features 3 arched panels to the front inlaid with vases of flowers, enclosed by intricate relief carving of roundels & stylised foliage. It stands 52” wide & 27” high & invites bids of £120/160.

The piece of furniture known as a footman derives from the household servant of the same name & was used as a stand to keep food warm in front of the dining room fire. An early 19th Century painted iron version has a pierced top & frieze & cabriole front supports. It is 17” wide & 14” high & is reasonably priced at £40/60.

Amongst a large selection of silver charm bracelets on offer is a curb link version with heart lock & safety chain hung with 20 various charms including a barrel top gypsy caravan & an accordion. Weighing an impressive 98 grammes all in it asks £85/95.