A late 19thC European sculpted and glazed china owl vase ornament
the cut-away vase section behind the head, perched on sculpted log section, naturalistically and finely painted. Height 190.
A carved Black Forest type owl wall-mounted
the perched owl with glass eyes, a hook below the branch perch, dark painted highlights. Length 285.
An early 20thC novelty owl gong
the wall mounted plastic owl head with glass eyes supporting the hammer, string suspension to the brass gong. Note the wood knocker 'is from Holly Tree'. Dia.of owl section 125mm.
A classical bronze sculpted ram's head
his curling horns and head finely detailed, mounted on a rimu board. Width 210.
A pair of brass Victorian style lady's boots
engraved and cast detail. Height 225.
A vintage cast iron money box
'City Bank'. 75 x 50 x 100.
A vintage cast iron money box
a honey bear with a hive in front of a garden house, registration mark to base. 100 x 180.
A vintage cast iron nickel plate money bank
in the form of a bank building. 95 x 75 x 130.
A vintage cast iron money box in the form of a Victorian post box
registration mark to base. Height 170.
TOWER MONEY BOX
A vintage cast iron money bank in the form of the Blackpool Tower. 105 x 70 x 190.
A cast iron money box
in the form of a bank building, with iridescent green and gold paint finish. 90 x 70 x 140.
A vintage cast iron money box in the form of a bank building
remains of silver paint. 100 x 60 x 120.
A vintage cast iron money box
Lichfield Cathedral. 80 x 50 x 160.
A 1880's vintage black boy money box
made in the U.S. by Shepard Hardware, with rare blue jacket with original base plate.
A 1870's J & E Stevens Co. American trick money box
'I always did 'Spise a Mule', scarce yellow base with original twist trap. Mechanism does require some attention. Length 250.
Two early 1900s N.Z. Post money boxes
one in the form of a suitcase, the other with rounded ends, no keys.
An antique Simon & Halbig 'Dolly Face' doll
glass eyes, open mouth with pierced ears and composition jointed body, replacement wig however original with supplied. Height 730.
Three vintage boxed sets of 'Victorian Toy Soldiers'
includes 'French Chasseur a Pied', 'Turkish Guards' and 'Prussian Infantry', all in fitted named boxes.
A 19thC Indian papier mâché tray
circular, decorated with panels including depictions of religious figures, princes, warriors and demons. Diameter 410.
A vintage papier-mâché tray
with scalloped rim, painted in florals with a bird in the manner of Jennings & Bettridge. Some chipping. 620 x 500.
An Edwardian Sheraton Revival tray
of kidney shape with brass side handles, scalloped gallery and inlaid shell to the centre, some damage. 590 x 380.
A large Victorian copper kettle
fixed handle and acorn finial.
A Victorian copper fish kettle
fixed brass side handles, initials to lid and front, tin lining. 440 x 170.
A heavy Victorian copper roasting pan
riveted side handles, with original tin lining. 480 x 300 x 110.
A lage heavy Victorian copper jam pan
with riveted brass side handles. Diameter 390.
A large heavy Victorian copper jam pan
with decorative riveted brass side handles. Diameter 430.
A set of cast iron and brass shop scales
with original brass pans and four flat brass weights, 7lb to 1lb, made by the Libra Scale Company, England.
Five brass Avery weights
bell shape, 7lb to ½lb.
An antique set of balance scales
on brass feet with a drawer to the front, with trays. 290 x 140 x 300.
OLIVIA FRENCH CHEESE GRATER
A vintage 'Olivia' brand French metal cheese grater.
An 18th/19thC European style ormolu mounted porcelain bowl
polychrome enamel with elaborate scrolling tendrils highlight with flowers and fruit, the ormolu mounts of French style, scrolling handles, top rim and raised plinth base. Diameter 370.
A Dutch laminated and turned wood bucket
with brass fittings and nsert, the timbers of alternating light and dark tones and with horizontal bands with an ebonised finish. Height 390.
A late 1800s American kerosene lamp
pierced brass base with a large ovoid glass stand painted with lilies and hydrangeas, with matching shade, a large brass oil reservoir sits in the glass base, with chimney. Height 730.
A late 1800s German Westerwald salt glazed kerosene lamp
the black ceramic base supporting a blue glazed stand lavishly embossed with mythical figures, masks and florals, with china oil reservoir, etched glass shade and chimney. Height 660.
A Victorian Vaseline glass kerosene lamp
the metal pyramid shape base with pierced and floral decoration, the oil reservoir of primrose Vaseline glass decorated with flowers, etched glass shade and chimney. Height 590.
A Victorian cast iron and cranberry kerosene lamp
the stepped base supporting an Ionic column, with cranberry glass oil reservoir, etched shade and chimney. Height 660.
A pear shaped fruitwood tea caddy in the antique manner
the hinged lid with a short carved ivory stalk section as the finial. Height 180.
A Regency rosewood tea caddy
plain sarcophagus form, mother-of-pearl- inlaid escutcheon, vacant interior. 285 x 135 x 155.
A c.1900 Indian carved ebony standish
elaborately fitted, the central removable box with recumbent elephant to the hinged lid, flanked by a pair of lidded urn form pots as lids for shallow boxes, a removable sconce to each corner, pen rests and single frieze drawer, scrolling base. 350 x 260 x 245.
A Victorian black lacquer jewel chest
floral painted and elaborate mother-of-pearl inlay with gilt enrichments, the hinged lid enclosing a fitted section, the two doors enclosing three drawers, plinth base. With key. 245 x 175 x 275.
A Regency rosewood inlaid tea caddy
of sarcophagus form, fine satinwood inlaid panels with elaborate scrolling frame, captured ring handles, the interior with two lidded compartments.
A small 19thC jewel box
cube form with steel studded decoration, swing handle to the top, the deep blue velvet lined interior with removable sectional tray. 90 x 90 x 95.
A Regency mahogany tea caddy
sarcpophagus form, the hinged lid enclosing two original lidded compartments.
A Victorian mahogany lady's compendium
the lid lifts to reveal various compartments, some padded, two small doors to the front reveal three drawers, the bottom drawer pulls out to reveal a small writing slope, with tooled leather decoration to the interior doors, the exterior with inlaid mother-of-pearl. 330 x 250 x 380.
A mottled puriri timber box
in the form of stacked books, with complex concealed opening sequence. 185 x 140 x 125.
A Victorian rosewood and birdseye maple jewel/work box
cross-banded, restrained inlay of a prancing horse and a pair of leopards, the interior with removable sectional tray. 333 x 255 x 143.
A silver North Otago A & P medal
presented in 1879 to E.E. Harding for 'Best Game Cock and Hen', in box, maker J. Moore. F.
A bronze 1950 Empire Games competitor's medal
maker's mark 'G.W.'.
Seven Victorian 'Attendance' medals
presented for school and Sunday school attendance.
A collection of Masonic regalia and jewels
etc., including a velvet cap with a Maltese cross badge.
A large polar bear rug
good healthy plush coat, with head in open snarling position and claws to feet. 2070 from paw to paw x 2400 head to tail.
A vintage adult brown bear rug with mounted head
modelled with open mouth, most claws present. Showing some signs of age. 2300 x 2180.
A vintage taxidermy turtle
the shell in good condition, unpolished, the head extended. Length 530.
A small turtle shell
the plates with good markings. 360 x 480.
A vintage turtle shell
plates with good marking but some damage. 400 x 480.
A vintage full mount turtle
modelled with head raised, good condition. Length 390.
A rare taxidermy two-headed lamb shoulder mount
wood shield backing. Provenance: Ex. the iconic Wagner Museum, Houhora, Northland. Note: also used as the subject of a Gavin Hipkins photograph 'Houhora (Sheep) 2003'. Depth from shield 280.
A vintage taxidermy kangaroo head
mounted on a wooden shield. Depth from shield 185.
A vintage taxidermy runt piglet
brown toned with black spots, the tail requiring attention, mounted on wood plinth. Length 320.
A vintage taxidermy full body mount wallaby
it's long tail outstretched, it's ears with some damage and covered with red knitted wool. Height 620.
A vintage taxidermy green parrot
mounted upon a branch section with wings semi-outstretched. Height 365.
A taxidermy full body model of a calf
positioned lying down with front legs bent, soft brown tones with pale highlights, glass eyes. Length 640.
Two quality pairs of vintage shark jaws
wired together for display. Width 230 and 330.
Six various vintage surgical tools
includes a mouth widener, 'lower molar' extractor, skull chisel and hammer, cutter, etc.
A selection of nine vintage surgical tools
includes a triple pronged long clamp, hammer, arrow headed reverse pliers, clamps, etc.
A selection of vintage obstetric tools
includes clamps, etc.
A c.1920 American Frohse Anatomical Chart
'Plate No. 7', with five different 'Figure' studies including 'Median Section Through Head', 'The Mouth Cavity', etc. Note: With two rods attached for display as a roller. Paper on linen backing. 1820 x 1100.
An early 20thC 'Winslow Health & Hygiene Series' medical display chart
detailing 'Excess Mortality Due to Alcohol', 'Retardation Due to Alcohol', 'The Nervous System', etc., printed on paper sheet backed on linen mounted on two rods to allow for rolling. 1700 x 1100.
An early 20thC 'Frohse Life Size Anatomical Chart No. XVII. The Circulatory System'
detailing 128 points on a life size human body, with wooden rods to allow for rolling. 1900 x 800.
An early 20thC nearly life size 'American Frohse Anatomical' chart
Plate No. 2, showing the muscles of the human body in 'Front View' and 'Back View', dated 1918, published by A.J. Nystrom & Co. 1600 x 1040, framed under glass.
A vintage Clay-Adams Inc. of New York anatomical half model of a human head
detailing muscles, veins, arteries and nerves, etc., mounted on a circular wood base with maker's label detailing 'Made in Japan'. Height 275.
A rare set of four lithographs after Charles Le Brun from his 'System on Physiognomy'
illustrating resemblance between man and beasts, printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co., London c.1827. Each 520 x 385.
A set of four German hand coloured ornithological lithographs
from Oken's General Natural History, one plate showing the Waldvogel (Dodo) and a kiwi. Each 315 x 250.
A set of six 19thC ink studies of dogs
drawn in brown-black ink on silk. Each approx 85 x 100.
28 pen and ink drawings
some with watercolour tinting (book illustrations), unknown 19thC artist, initialled WWD and dated '99, illustrations of characters and scenes based on the books of Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais. Unframed, various sizes.
David Deuchar (Scottish 1743-1808)
Beggar Woman leaning on a stick, after Rembrandt. Ref: The New Hollstein, vol. text 2, nr. 229, copy D. From a 'Collection of etchings after the most eminent masters of the Dutch and Flemish schools' made for presentation to his friends. 75 x 52.
Beggar seated on a bank, after Rembrandt. Ref: The New Hollstein vol. text 1, nr. 50, copy E. From a 'Collection of etchings after the most eminent masters of the Dutch and Flemish schools' made for presentation to his friends. 75 x 52. In frame along with ten etchings after Holstein, et al.
A pair of small 1830's hunting watercolours
details verso, framed under glass.
A pair of hand painted enamel portrait miniatures
one of Juliette Récamier an early 19thC French socialite, the other of Napoleon II after the portrait by Leopold Bucher, both with gilt slips and frames.
A 19thC European rosewood framed relief plaque
decorated with a woman and four children within an extensive landscape. Diameter approx. 260.
Three old frames
suitable for miniature portraits, one of birds-eye maple and two ebonised.
A 19thC watercolour painted with an elaborate coat of arms
'Ne Cede Malis', further detailed and dated 1863. 275 x 240.
An 1859 Italian military subscription notice
printed in black, gilt framed under glass. The notice 475 x 355.
A white metal patinated sculpture of a naked woman
incised 'Jonathan Breen'. Modelled in a Yoga position, housed in glazed cabinet. Labelled 'Breen's seminal work 'Closure' marked his departure...'
Pair of large 19thC hollow bronzed spelter figures
Benvenuto Cellini and Paolo Veronese, after Albert Carrier Belleuse (1824-1887), both standing on ebonised wooden plinths. Height 600 ea. Note: Benvenuto Cellini (1500–1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who was one of the most important artists of Mannerism. He is remembered for his skill in making pieces such as the Cellini Salt Cellar and Perseus with the Head of Medusa. Paolo Veronese (1528–1588), was an Italian Renaissance painter.
A small bronze figure of a Muay Thai fighter
the figure with tattooed sides, dressed in a loincloth, balanced with one knee raised in fighting stance. On wooden plinth base. Height 165.
An early 20thC bronzed metal rooster and hen
finely detailed, the rooster with tail raised, the hen as if pecking. Heights 200 and 100.
Alfred Dubucand bronze sculpture of a bloodhound
'Chien de chasse Bloodhout ou Saint Hube', signature cast to the base, details stamped to reverse. 250 x 100 x 185.
A 1930s/40s autograph album
includes the inscription and signature from Sir Bernard Freiberg dated Rotorua 26th Nov. '46, enclosed in an envelope detailed 'Photo of Dad in One of His Rooms at the Govt Main Bath Building. Rotorua', the photo included, further detail including 'Both These Men came to Dad for Treatment on the Same Day 27.11.46'.
A collection of signed 1930s Hollywood movie star photos
with original Studio envelopes, including Bing Crosby, Boris Karloff and Gary Cooper and Jane Withers. Some signed, others stamped, all envelopes to one Auckland address, other items include a typed letter from Bing Crosby, postcard responses to requests, list of studio addresses, and other items.
An album of over 1200 Great Britain stamps
from 1841 to more modern issues.
Three albums of Chinese and other Asian stamps
includes Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan.
Charles Upham's Rollop camera
the 35mm T L R model made by the German company Lipca, c.late 1950s with original leather case, the red velvet interior named 'C. Upham'. Provenance: Purchased by our vendor from an Upham family member.
A collection of early 20thC New Zealand postcards
including Auckland suburbs, New Zealand locations, Christmas greetings and the New Zealand Football Team 1905.
A collection of 200 N.Z. postcards
many of early Auckland as well as around N.Z. and Maori subjects.
A rare Jean Schoenner 16½" German magic lantern
tin body, chromed adjustable lens housing, tall chimney, named to plaque on front. In vintage fitted box with numerous slides including a wood framed manual wind kaleidoscopic example. Note: this' Laterna Magica' was used for demonstrations in schools and universities with pupils being taught the world picture from a German perspective.
A vintage tin and chrome magic lantern
A late Victorian leather cased top hat
beaver type skin, showing some age.
A late 19thC Selfridge of London 'Extra Quality' Sombrerera gentleman's hat
with a black encircling band with bow, printed details to the interior, the chin strap requiring attention.
A late 19thC 'Centaur II'
'Extra Quality' gentleman's Sombrerera type hat, printed details to the interior 'Made in England Expressly for J. Ballantyne & Co., N.Z.'.