An impressive lady's modern 18ct. white gold and diamond set necklace
the flexible linked oval micro-bead set D-form segments set with 1,422 round brilliant cut diamonds with TDW 18.16ct. Valuation available. 108gms. Length 460.
A lady's modern 18ct. white gold and fully diamond set necklace
the 161 tapered box and channel section link settings each set with a princess cut diamond, TDW 12.64ct. Length 410. Valuation available.
A lady's 18ct. white gold and diamond solitaire ring
the modern brilliant cut diamond of 1.01ct, graded colour G, SI2 and of excellent make, four claw set, GIA number to girdle. 2017 valuation available.
An exceptional exhibition quality large Chinese carved ivory figure group
the six child figures practicing various martial arts within an outdoor setting including rocky outcrop, fenced garden, trees, weeping willows and blossoms with carved ivory base. 555 x 300 x 260, all upon a conforming shaped rosewood base with fine carved and fretwork detail, highlighted with fine silver wire inlay. Provenance: This large group was brought to New Zealand from China and exhibited in an international exhibition, c.1970. Our vendors had connection with the Chinese delegation and purchased at the exhibition close.
A lady's 18ct. yellow gold and diamond encrusted half-hinged bangle
the 17 tapered diamond clusters of 87 brilliant cut diamonds with TDW 3.00ct. 16.40gm. Valuation available.
A lady's modern 18ct. white gold and diamond set tennis bracelet
the 74 square box link settings each set with a princess cut diamond, TDW 4.87ct. Valuation available.
A lady's 18ct. yellow gold and 1.10ct. diamond solitaire ring
the round modern brilliant cut diamond graded colour K and Si2 and of Very Good make, central proud white gold claw setting. Valuation available.
A large and impressive colonial kauri gum bust
in the form of a Maori mother and child on a wooden base. Cracking commensurate with age. Approx. 30kgs. 500 x 600.
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 fine Chinese Hotan jade shallow dish
plain circular shape raised on a low footring. The translucent stone with areas of mutton fat suffused with faint traces of lilac and small areas of deep green. Diameter 215.
A lady's modern 18ct. white gold and multi-diamond cluster ring
long lozenge form with central triple raised geometric section of 15 baguette diamonds and four modern brilliants framed by a full encircling radiating band of baguette diamonds, an outer row of bead set small modern brilliant cut diamonds, the three bar shoulders with further conforming diamonds, the 96 modern brilliant cut diamonds of 0.58ct., the 66 baguette diamonds of 2.13cts. TDW 2.71ct. Valuation available.
'Pistole', original zinc production plate, c.1950s, entitled to the front and stamped 'copyright Fornasetti', the reverse with stencilled and hand numbered detail and numbering and applied copyright label 'this original artwork is protected by copyright... without prior permission in writing from Fornasetti'. 455 x 560. Note: These original zinc plates were used to apply the design to table lamps. Each with handwritten notes and cataloguing stamps. They are recorded as 'important historical ephemera'.
A 14ct. white gold and diamond solitaire ring
the 1.01ct. round brilliant-cut diamond claw-set, upswept shoulders. Valuation available.
A pair of lady's modern 18ct. white gold and diamond three-quarter hoop earrings
comprising a double row of cast-in micro-claw and micro-bead settings (leaf style edging) including 158 round brilliant cut diamonds with TDW 2.37ct. Valuation available.
'Hibiscus', oil on board, signed, entitled on reverse. Note: Tibbo (1895-1984), a self-taught Samoan artist rose to art stardom in the early 1960s when her primitive folk style was critiqued as 'a special case, a charming primitive'. Her works were exhibited alongside those of McCahon, Hanly, Illingworth and others, it is recorded that 'the Auckland art community of the period created a space for her painting within the domain of Fine Art because folk art, such as that produced by Tibbo, in all its unpretentious, unlearned splendour. fed directly into the anti-establishment, anti-capitalist mood of the times', taken from Art New Zealand 'Between Fine Folk, The Paintings of Teuane Tibbo' by Bronwyn Fletcher, published summer 2002-03 #105. Provenance: From the estate collection of Joy and Denis Hanna. 560 x 685, original frame.
Flight Lieutenant Clive Woodward (Bomber) Estcourt
RNZAF (NZ 391045), RAF Bomber Command WWII archive collection. Includes historical memorabilia from pre-WWII, WWII period and some later material. Estcourt flew as a bomber aimer and navigator, an incredible 40 missions in active service for Bomber Command. The collection includes; Ink signed and detailed bra "1.8.44 TO 18.3.45. 75(NZ) Squadron -&- 7 Pathfinder Squadron". Signed by crew members and with their position; "Skipper J.R.Layton, Navigator L.E.Anger, Rear Gunner L.D.Moore, Mid Upper Gunner D.O.Light, FHR Bomber Clive W.Estcourt, Wireless Op. T.Nicholas, Engineer F.Samuel". Together with 42 named towns and cities, presumably bombed by them. Together with two R.A.F. 8.5lb practice bombs, his leather flying money belt, photos of Estcourt, 50+ various planes & others, NZ flags, Roamer watch, flying sunglasses, badges, blue trench coat, blazer, jacket, books and manuals, 11 pre and war period mostly cloth maps and 12 later, movie memorabilia; day bill and other posters, photo stills for 'Mosquito Squadron" and "633 Squadron" etc., manuscript for the book "The Stain On The Glass" by Charles Jeffrey Gray, brass model planes, plastic model planes, archive material from the Te Rapa Air Force base closed 1992 and more. A full list and further biographical details available at viewing. Provenance: From the estate of Clive Estcourt, being sold for his family.
A large and impressive Charlie Raponi Wilson nephrite hei tiki
of Marsden jade showing good pale inclusions, the right hand to the chest, the left to the left thigh, the head tilted, the serrated paua inset eyes with red sealing wax detail of unusually large proportions. Length 158. Note: Charles Raponi Wilson has been carving since the 1960s and is recognised as a leading carver of hei tiki, drawing inspiration from ancestral taonga. In 2009 he was commissioned by N.Z. Post along with other leading N.Z. artists to carve a hei tiki to feature on its annual Matariki stamp series. In 2010 his design was selected to feature on N.Z.'s most valuable legal tender coin - the 1oz. gold coin
An 18ct. yellow and white gold Art Deco style diamond and sapphire cluster ring
the central modern brilliant cut diamond framed by an encircling band of sapphires and an outer band of 20 modern brilliant cut diamonds, English made.
A Queen Anne double-dome bureau bookcase
the double-domed top above cross-banded glazed doors, the base section with the fall-front opening to reveal a fitted interior above five small drawers. Raised on baluster form legs joined by a serpentine flat shaped stretcher base with bun feet, c.1705. Some distress. 100 x 50 x 222.
An impressive Edwardian silver banquet tray
rectangular form with elaborate leafy scroll framed vacant cartouche, the gadroon border with shell detail to the corners, conforming handles. Birmingham 1907 by J. Sherwood & Sons. Approx. 2.85kgs. 630 x 370.
A good vintage N.Z. tin sign for D.H. Brown & Son
Brookfield Roller Mills, Christchurch, lithographically printed in colours with the business name above, an image of their five storey brick building and associated 'Grain Store', steam train with carriages and tall smoking chimney, all further above relief pressed image of two women wearing white aprons displaying a large sack of 'Peerless Flour', the base detailed with the maker's name 'Geo. Hadfield, Advertising Contractor, Wellington, N.Z.', some minor rusting and paint loss to the base to the base. Overall in very good condition. 740 x 510.
A fine quality modern Italian 'Flexform - Happy' three-seater sofa and a pair of matching side chairs
designed by Antonio Citterio, basket weave backs, polished stainless steel flat bar frames and the highest quality leather mocha brown loose cushions and bolsters.
A lady's 18ct. yellow sapphire and diamond cluster ring in the Art Deco manner
the central emerald cut yellow sapphire of approx. 1.35ct. framed by 10 round brilliant cut diamonds with four baguettes angled to the corners and three further round brilliant cut diamonds to each shoulder. TDW of 0.50ct.
A 9ct. gold charm bracelet
the double curb links set with 23 gold charms many of a substantial size, includes a telephone, pearl set egg basket, ice skate, mandolin etc. 108gms.
A massive mid-18th century Chinese porcelain export ware punch bowl
decorated to the interior in famille rose enamels with flowers, bordered by a trellis and tendril pattern, the exterior entirely deep cobalt glazed and decorated overglaze in gilt with a zig-zag fenced garden and floral sprays. Professional restoration to rim. Diameter 390.
John Barr Clarke Hoyte (1835-1913)
Landscape with Waterfall and Figures, watercolour, signed. 370 x 295.
Untitled globes, sun and moons with various trajectories, zinc production plate, similar to above. 500 x 500.
'Skull & Scissors', mixed media on canvas, signed to the reverse. Provenance: Purchased direct by our vendor from the artist. 1015 x 670.
Kaleidoscopic Titirangi Landscape, oil on linen, signed and dated '08. 1010 x 1400 (oval). Unframed.
An 18ct white gold 5 carat tanzanite and diamond dress ring
the 5.29ct oval brilliant cut tanzanite with G.I.A certificate, 'transparent bluish violet' colour, multiple small diamonds to the encircling mount and split cross-over shoulders.
A modern limited edition silver medallion and military badge set 'Great British Regiments'
the lid to the plaque detailed 'The Birmingham Mint's Tribute to the 52 time-honoured regiments of the line that have passed into legend. Henry Bedford, Set No. 0345. One set of a limited edition of solid silver medallions with insignia', mahogany boxed including three layers.
An 18ct. gold and diamond ring set
a 0.51ct. princess cut diamond solitaire ring, together with a matching band set with 21 princess cut diamonds. TDW 0.98ct. Valuation available.
A large early 20thC European walnut display bombe cabinet
the scroll carved pediment top above two shaped glazed panelled doors, enclosing fitted shelves, the bombe base with two short above two full width drawers, shaped pediment, lions' paw front feet. Pleasantly faded. 2000 x 550 x 2350.
A French fruitwood country dining table
plank top with clenched ends, on tapering legs with stretchers to each side, pegged construction. 1700 x 750 x 760.
stoneware pottery vase, impressed ovoid form, brushed dark glaze on the pale grey ground, two encircling bands framing, impressed potter's mark, together with the St Ives mark. Provenance: From a major Hawkes Bay Collection, further details available on request, not from the Hanna collection. Height 130, diameter 145.
A Waltham deck watch
brass cased in gimbal mount, mounted in triple layer deck case, silvered dial with Roman numerals, minute indicators, subsidiary eight-day reserve power dial along with a subs-seconds dial. The case contained in an outer deck box with latched hinged cover and securing leather strap, the case engraved 'U.S. Navy, No. 537'. Watch diameter 75.
A lady's modern 18ct. white gold and diamond floral cluster pendant on chain
the central pear shaped cluster of channel and micro-bead settings with a petal surround of further micro-bead diamond settings. The four baguette cut diamonds of 0.18ct., the 81 modern brilliant cut diamonds of 0.78cts. TDW 0.96ct. Valuation available.
A Chinese Hotan Zi jade carved figure group of an elephant and children
the children upon the elephant's back together pouring a sacred vessel, its contents scrolling to the elephant's rear and highlighted by its natural dark amber tone, further coloured highlights to the dominant white jade tone. 97gms. Length 60.
An 18ct. gold diamond and emerald Art Deco style ring
the oval facet cut emerald in a rubover mount, 16 round brilliant and baguette diamonds set in the diamond shaped mount, upright shoulders.
A lady's modern 18ct. white gold and diamond set cluster ring
the front as a large shaped cluster comprising 11 baguette cut diamonds of 0.35ct. framed by two rows of 96 micro-bead set brilliant cut diamonds of 0.62ct. TDW 0.97ct. Valuation available.
An estate 18ct. gold and emerald ring
the 4.20ct. oval cabochon emerald rub-over set, the mount with applied floral and rope decoration, split shoulders. Valuation available.
A 19thC teak two-stage military chest
the five drawers with recessed brass handles, each section with iron side handles, raised on short turned legs. Some surface marks and top drawer locks have been replaced. 1070 x 440 x 1070.
A large old fine quality handmade Chinese all wool carpet
with restrained decoration of phoenix birds, butterflies, birds and floral sprays in shades of brown and blue on a rich cobalt blue ground. 2500 x 3000.
A walking stick made of shark vertebrae with an ivory handle carved with Maori designs. The 65 graduated vertebrae interspersed by horn discs
the silver ferrule embossed with a koruru mask head, the handle with tiki figures on a notched pattern ground. Provenance: Bequeathed to our vendor from his aunt who died without issue. Oral history has it made by a Scottish marine engineer named McLean of Akaroa, Banks Peninsula. Length 930
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 large modern elaborate mirror of French baroque style
three mirror panels the frames lavishly gilded with ornate leaves, flowers, scrolls and swags.
A French fruitwood hall table
two drawers to the front, chamfered solid legs with stretcher to each side, pegged construction. 1400 x 500 x 760.
A pair of large gilt wing back armchairs of French style with leaf
flower and scroll decoration, short cabriole front legs and studded upholstery. Both require re-covering.
A large good quality hand knotted Saruqi rug
the field decorated with rows of gul motifs, multiple narrow guards, in mainly rich red and dark blue. 3000 x 2000.
A modern 14ct.(approx.) white gold jadeite and diamond cluster ring
36 claw set diamonds surround a central oval cabochon cut jade 159 x 115mm, diamonds TDW 0.54ct. Valuation available.