Okehampton Auctions

and Wreford's Removals

Next Sale Overview





ON WEDNESDAY 26th June 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. Globe Wernickes, pine dresser & wardrobe, 2 armoires, mah. glazed bookcase, Duchess dressing table, oak coffer, refectory table, large. oak drawleaf & 6 chairs, pine, mah. & painted chests of drawers, dome top trunk, ottomans & boxes, farmhouse chair, sets chairs & chapel chairs, utility cupboard etc  Clocks & Watches inc, 14ct & Swiss enamel fob watches, William Watts longcase, mantel clocks, Short & Mason barometer etc, Silver inc.  46 piece Kings pattern cutlery service, sel. Photo frames, soup ladle, manicure set etc, Plate inc Christopher Dresser kettle, tea & coffee services, epergne, trays, cutlery  etc, Jewellery inc.9ct gold necklaces, bracelets, earrings & bar brooches, 9, 14 & 18ct gem set rings, amber necklace, silver charm bracelets, silver necklaces, bracelets, rings & bracelets  etc, Selection costume jewellery,  Brass & Copper inc warming pans, log bin, kettles, Buddhas, vases, oil lamps, lantern, Georgian trivet, pestle & mortar etc, Collectables inc Chinese bronze frog, Chinese trinket cabinet & assorted boxes, Eastern rugs, Hohner accordion, propeller, bayonets, sets scales & weights etc, China & Glass inc. John Harper Shebeg bull, Beswick animals & birds, Moorcroft bowl, Royal Crown Derby Imari bird, Swarovski animals, Lladro, Nao & Doulton figures, Portmeirion, Murano & other coloured glass, meat plates etc, Pictures & Prints inc. Lilian Walters cottage w/c, oil & w/c landscapes, pair Vict. Oval portraits, hunting prints, Graham Clarke Ltd Edition prints etc  Modern pine & other furniture inc. Bookcases, chests drawers, tables & chairs, bedsides, Ercol trolley etc , garden tools, pots, galvanise etc, .   


*House clearances* Storage & transport available*

(Accepting goods for July 17th Sale from Thurs. 27th June by appointment)


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


Catalogue available on-line from end of week before sale


Good quality solid silver complete sets of cutlery are often hard to come by especially with matching hallmarks throughout. People often purchased elements of them over a period of time to spread the considerable cost.

Kings pattern cutlery was introduced in the early 19th Century, a derivative of an 18th Century French design born out of the Hourglass pattern.

A matching 46 piece service with hallmarks for Sheffield 1967 is in excellent order throughout & was purchased by the vendor from the prestigious London Silver Vaults. It comprises a full 6 place setting set & has a guide of £600/700.

The designer Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) is known for his innovative work that seems way ahead of its time. He used a wide range of mediums including silver, ceramics, glass & furniture & attending the 1862 International Museum in London declared that he had designed as much as any man!

A plated spirit kettle on stand with burner has an example held in the Brohan Museum in Berlin. It stands 8” high & expects £200/230.

A silver & amethyst dress necklace in the Art Nouveau taste has 5 pierced heart shaped plaques graduating out from the centre, each set with an oval cut stone. A very pretty piece, it should achieve £70/100.

In Chinese mythology the frog spirit Ching-Wa Sheng is associated with healing & good fortune, so is a popular cultural image. A large Eastern bronze is modelled as a frog playing a horn seated cross legged on a lily pad. He stands 13 ½” high & could see bids in excess of £100/150.

John Harper the principal designer at the Shebeg factory on the Isle of Man designed a range of cattle figures. No. 87/100 of his Ltd Edition Limousin bull is 12” wide & stands 0n a plinth with fence rail. He is reasonably priced at £100/150.

The Surrey artist Lilian Walters exhibited from 1893- 1916. A pleasing watercolour depicting children near an old timber framed cottage measures 6 ½” x 9 ½” & has an estimate of £50/70.

An unusual elaborate wooden wheelbarrow/ cart was probably originally made to display vegetables or plants in a market setting. It is of hand made dowell jointed construction & measures 64” from the front wheel to the end of the handles at the back. Somewhat difficult to price it should achieve at least £70/80.