An impressive Anton Seuffert desktop writing compendium of New Zealand native timbers
including totara, rewa rewa, rimu and puriri, two folding doors open to receptacles for paper, envelopes, etc, with a section to the back that pulls up to reveal year, month and day calendars. Each door has a panel inlaid with a variegated cube pattern and the sides and drawer front are inlaid in a basket weave pattern, with the back of one piece of burr totora. Original Seuffert paper label inside and a silver presentation plaque to the front 'To the Venerable John Frederic Lloyd, Archdeacon of Waitemata. A token of love and esteem, from the clergy of the Archdeaconry, on his leaving New Zealand, 7 Feb. 1870.' Note: Of all the furniture and decorative inlaid items Anton and William Seuffert are known to have produced, this is possibly the only desktop compendium thought to exist. W.440 x D.320 x H.430mm.
A large and impressive Chinese Imperial Charger
six character Guangxu mark to the base and probably of the period, the interior with variously coloured finely enamelled five-claw dragons amongst clouds on pale green ground, the exterior with scrolling floral sprays, chrysanthemums, on yellow. Dia. 546. Restored chip to rim. Provenance: From the collection of Commander B.C. Tuson (d.2013) and his daughter in law, Victoria Susan Brain. Commander Tuson had an interest antiques from a young age. When posted to Singapore as a Naval Officer in the early 1970's his collecting focus was dominated by Asian antiquities.
An 18ct. white gold and diamond solitaire ring
the 3.10ct round brilliant cut diamond claw set, upright shoulders. Valuation available, ($72,000).
An 18ct. yellow gold and diamond Cartier bangle
the hinged bangle set with 204 small round brilliant cut diamonds, in sections of 17 between crossed circle motifs, 'Cartier' stamped to the interior of the band with serial numbers. 47.55gm.
A 14ct. white gold diamond tennis bracelet
38 round brilliant cut diamonds claw set, push clasp with safety catches. TDW 12.16cts. Valuation available ($46,000).
A pair of 14ct. white gold and diamond stud earrings
each earring set with a 1.52ct round brilliant cut diamond and surrounded by a further 15 smaller brilliant cut diamonds. TDW for both earrings 3.69cts, posts and butterflies for pierced ears. Valuation available, ($22,000).
'Still Life with Spring Flowers', oil on canvas board, signed and dated 1959. 595 x 445mm. Provenance: Painted specifically for and gifted to our vendor, the artist's grandson. He picked the flowers for this work which has been retained in his possession since 1959.
An extensive 140 piece Italian Art Déco .800 silver table service by Ricci & C. S.p.A.
Alessandria 1934-44, retailed by Porro, Roma, comprising: 12 tablespoons, 24 table forks, 12 dessert spoons, 12 dessert forks, 12 fish knives, 12 fish forks, 12 teaspoons, pr fish servers, pr salad servers, soup ladle, sauce ladle (weight approx 6kg) along with 24 silver handled stainless bladed table knives, 12 luncheon knives and a pair of carvers.
An 18ct. gold Cartier diamond ring
the wide gold band with 18 circles each set with a round brilliant cut diamond. TDW 2.26cts, clarity VS, colour G-H, Cartier stamp to interior of shank. Valuation available.
An 18ct. white gold and diamond combination pendant/ring
the 1.02ct pear shape yellow diamond claw set and surrounded by a yellow gold band set with small round brilliant cut diamonds with an outer band of round brilliant cut diamonds set in white gold, open basket diamond encrusted mount, with a further seven brilliant cut diamonds to each upright shoulder, the entire mount detachable from the ring allowing to be worn as a pendant. TDW 1.48ct. Valuation available.
A 19thC French bronze ormolu neo-classical mantel clock
with Sèvres porcelain tangerine orange face, columns and urn. The magnificent architectural breakfront case with chiseled acanthus and anthemion borders, the pediment surmounted by two sculptural griffins flanking the campana finial. The face painted with Cupid and Aphrodite in polychrome on a gilt 'seaweed' ground surrounded by Roman numerals in cartouches. H.420mm
An 18ct. white gold tanzanite
sapphire and diamond pendant, a 9.56ct cushion cut tanzanite set to the centre of a double row of round brilliant cut diamonds, a 0.67ct pear cut sapphire to the top of the tanzanite, suspended from a white gold chain set with 12 round brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 1.31ct. Valuation available.
Mary Ellen Edwards (British 1839-1934 )
oil on canvas, 'Victorian Country Girl Waiting at Gate', initialled to one corner, in gilt frame (a tear to small portion of canvas). 890 x 560mm. Note: Edwards also known as MEE, was an English artist who contributed to many Victorian newspapers and journals, as well being a prolific illustrator of children's books. Born the daughter of Mary Johnson and Downes Edwards, a farmer and engineer who had a number of successful inventions. She was born on her father’s farm in Surbiton (also known as Kingstington-upon-Thames) on 9 November 1838. She came from an artistic family. Her uncle was E. Killingworth Johnson and her mother's uncle was James Wright, both Members of the Society of Painters in Water Colours. She spent her early years with her family in Surbiton, the Isle of Man, South Kensington, and Chelsea, London. On 13 June 1866, Edwards married John Freer. Freer worked for the Peninsular and Oriental Company, a steam navigation service. Edwards and Freer had one son, John E. L. Freer, born in 1867. Edward's first husband (Freer) died in 1869. At this time and over the following decade Mary Ellen was submitting her work to the annual Royal Academy shows. In 1872 she married the artist John Charles Staples, with whom she worked on many projects until his death at the end of the century.
A pair of church stone classical seated hound dogs
their backs straight, their collars detailed in relief with studded detail, each upon a square plinth exhibiting patina of age. H.765mm.
A fine Turkoman carpet
the large central panel with numerous geometric medallions, multiple border guards, in red, crimson and white tones. 3500 x 2500mm.
A pair of 18ct. white gold tanzanite
sapphire and diamond drop earrings, each earring set with a 4.57 cushion cut tanzanite set to the centre of a double row of round brilliant cut diamonds, a 0.25 pear cut sapphire set to the top of the tanzanite, suspended from a small diamond set chain, the hinged clasps also set with eight small round brilliant cut diamonds. Total tanzanite weight 9.15ct, TDW 1.16ct. Valuation available.
A Chinese mutton fat jade snuff bottle
rose quartz stopper and silver spoon.
A Chinese mutton fat jade snuff bottle
with original receipt from Dominion Antiques, stating 'Hollowed out of an Imperial handling piece, carved as a gourd with coral and pearl handle, Qianlong Period' (Ex. Sir Heaton Rhode's Collection).
An 18ct. yellow gold bracelet
wide articulated links with push clasp. 64.9gm.
An 18ct white gold sapphire and diamond ring
the 2.04ct mixed cut sapphire of a deep cornflower blue claw set and surrounded by ten round brilliant cut diamonds (colour E-F) with 12 small diamonds pavé set to each shoulder (colour D-F), TDW 1.58ct. Valuation available.