set of eight hand carved vintage lino printing blocks, fixed to wooden block backs, c1950's / 1960's. Includes: 1. 'Bird in the Ahuriri Style' 335 x 28 x 318mm. 2. ‘Design in the Ahuriri Style’ 290 x 26 x 127mm. 3. Untitled figure 121 x 48 x 240mm. 4. ‘Spirits and Clouds’ 147 x 25 x 285mm. 5. Untitled complex figure 215 x 26 x 136mm. 6. 'Design in the Opihi River Style' 401 x 18 x 124mm. 7. 'The Eye' 141 x 47 x 170mm. 8. Untitled 207 x 18 x 32mm. Provenance: These blocks were given by Theo to our vendor's father, Peter Andre, a friend and accomplice upon many of Theo's expeditions. Peter, like Theo was of Dutch Indonesian descent. Note: The post war art scene in New Zealand was very insular, Theo's European modernism and fascination in cross cultural themes were of interest to only a few, Gordon Walters was one of them, he was profoundly influenced. We are only recently appreciating the impact that Theo had on New Zealand art. His documenting of Maori rock art in Canterbury was of major importance and forms the basis of inspiration for this set of rare and important lino blocks. Exhibited: 1982 Rotorua Art Gallery 'Theo Schoon, Collected Works' curated by John Perry. In 1982 in my role as Director of the then Rotorua Art Gallery curated an exhibition entitled 'Theo Schoon Collected Works', so successful was the first ever survey show of the then expatriate artist that Theo returned to N.Z. and resided with me in Rotorua. Word of his return soon got around and an old comrade of Theo's with a similar Dutch, Indonesian heritage got in touch informing Theo that the lino blocks Theo had entrusted to him with many years before were still in his possession having been stored up in the cavity of roof of his house for safe keeping for many years. The lino blocks featuring mainly Rock art and Rotorua inspired elements were reunited with Theo. With Theo's authority five of the blocks were given to me to take up to Elam Art School and a very limited number of impressions  were made from each block under the watchful eye of Robin Lush a Master Printer at the school. When the print run was completed the blocks were returned to the 'owner' as Theo had no need to own them considering his age and physical condition. A small number of the sets were signed by Theo and given away by Theo. The Rotorua Museum of Art and History has in its permanent collection a full set of the signed prints. As far as Theo was concerned they represented a seminal distillation of his early exploration of Maori rock art and his initial reaction to the geothermal activity he bore witness to in the land of 'sulphur steam' and contemporary thoughts and ideas that were percolating in his mind in the early 1950s That these original lino blocks have survived at all bears testimony to the love, respect and understanding that Peter Andre and his descendants had for Theo Schoon. John Perry.
A late 1940s gent's 18ct. yellow gold Rolex bubble-back Oyster Perpetual Chronometer wristwatch
the yellow gold case with pale gilt dial with maker's logo and model details, screw-down crown, working order, with late stitched leather crocodile skin strap.
A platinum and diamond ring set
the 1.00ct princess cut diamond claw set with five smaller princess cut diamonds to each shoulder, colour D, clarity VS2, TDW 1.52ct, valuation available and GIA report for the 1.00ct diamond. Together with a matching platinum eternity ring with eleven channel set princess cut diamonds, TDW 0.55ct, colour D-E, clarity VS. Valuation available.
An Anton Seuffert elaborately inlaid parquetry card table top
on a Victorian walnut tripod base, the top with central eight point star-burst framed by expanding geometric patterns in various N.Z. native timbers. Dia.605, in good condition and polish, the tripod base with fine stringing and inlay to the three turned columns tripod platform and three scrolling legs. H.705. Note: it is recorded in the book 'The Seuffert Legacy' by Brian Peet published 2008 that 'many card tables have been discovered with bases of uncertain origin, suggesting the tops were sold separately...'.
An impressive 1.36ct. solitaire diamond set platinum pendant on chain
the 1.36ct. heart shaped cut diamond of colour F-G and clarity VS-2, framed by 26 claw/channel set baguette cut diamonds totalling 0.90ct., TDW 2.26ct., the pendant suspended from a 14ct. Italian white gold flat link chain. Valuation available.
A 1.63ct. diamond solitaire pendant in 14ct. yellow gold mount on 14ct. yellow gold chain
the round brilliant cut diamond detailed on valuation as 1.63ct., Clarity VS-1, Colour K-M, cut good and medium to thick bruted girdle, claw set in a 14ct. yellow gold scallop sided box and suspended from a flat link 14ct. Italian yellow gold chain. Valuation available.
A large heavy and impression George III silver salver
with ornate leaf and scroll shaped border and finely engraved floral decoration, on three elaborate pierced feet. London 1796 by John Crouch I and Thomas Hannam. Approx. 2400gm. Dia.470mm.
An 18ct. gold and diamond tennis bracelet
69 round brilliant cut diamonds in rub-over mounts, push clasp with safety catch. TDW 3.13ct. Valuation available.
A large and impressive c.1900 stained glass window
the long rectangular form with arched top incorporating a single male peacock, his body in blue sectional leaded glass with tail fully extended encompassing the whole space and highlighted with blue, green and orange small oval panels, the top corners conforming in a geometric pattern. The substantial wood frame showing some distress. 2610 x 125 x 750. Provenance: Removed many years ago from a commercial building (possibly Dalgety's) in Tutanekai Street, Rotorua.
A 1970s Favre Leuba Bathy 50 Depthmeter gent's diver's watch
stainless steel case with blue 43mm dia. Bakelite bezel, working. Note: This watch features a mechanical depth gauge to 50 metres, screw-down type crown, a later stainless steel integral link bracelet.
A vintage Rolex Cellini 18ct. yellow gold gent's wristwatch
the rectangular gold case with wood grained dial, Model 5071, manual winding movement, gilt Rolex buckle, leather strap.
A good 18thC white painted French Louis XV two-stage buffet de corps
the top section with two glazed doors and three internal shelves, the base with two panelled cupboard doors and two drawers, supported on short cabriole legs with shaped apron between. W.1440 x D.670 x H.2430mm.
A pair of Chinese ivory figures of noblemen
they stand wearing highly patterned robes detailed with colour, one holds a ruyi sceptre, the other a furled scroll. Provenance: Private Collection Auckland. H.250mm on wooden stands.
A carved ivory dog's head handled walking stick
the hound well modelled with glass eyes, some slight losses to ears, silver collar engraved 'J. Coke, Birkdale 1896' and hallmarked for Chester 1893 amongst acanthus scrolls, fitted to a pale malacca cane with copper ferrule. L.880mm
An impressive and heavy Victorian silver banqueting tray
oval form, the interior with engraved scrolling and floral decoration, the rim and handles with bead edging, London 1886 by Thomas Bradbury & Sons (Thomas Bradbury III and John S Henderson), impressed retailer's mark to the base,' J. Aitchison, To the Queen, Princes St, Edinburgh'. 4100gm.
An early 18thC English figured walnut longcase clock
by Edward Faulkner, London, the arched dial with silvered chapter ring, gilded spandrels, calendar aperture, strike silent dial and subsidiary dial, the eight-day movement striking on a bell, the hood with column mouldings and flat top, the case with arched panelled door. Edward Faulkner was apprenticed in 1692, Freeman of the Clockmaker’s Company 1702 and Master at the Clockmaker’s Company 1734-1744. H.2200mm
An estate 18ct. gold platinum and diamond Victorian style brooch
in the form of a flower, the central Old Cut diamond claw set within a diamond encrusted circle, the six petals of alternating rose gold and platinum set with mine cut, Old European cut and Old Swiss cut diamonds, TDW 2.25ct, in original box. Old valuation available.
An exuberantly carved Chinese ivory figure of Shou Lao
the god of longevity stands leaning on a gnarled staff, unfurling a long scroll. Provenance: Private Collection Auckland. H.360mm on wooden stand.
An 18ct gold Egyptian Revival necklace
articulated links with graduating solid bars, 40gm.
An old Maori carved waka stern post
finely detailed with traditional concentric spiral and notch carving, a recumbent figure to the base, the black finish showing some destress. H.765mm