A pair of very large Chinese porcelain blue and white jars and covers
decorated with flowering tendrils and 'double happiness' characters. Both on wooden stands. Height 370.
Medal group and badges awarded to Sir William Calder Mackay (1897-1990)
: OBE (Civ) [with case], Military Cross [Lt. Wm. C. Mackay] (for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations on 4th November 1918, north of Le Quesnoy), War and Victory medals [32527 Lieut W.D Mackay NZEF]; Knight Bachelor breast badge [with case] and neck badge [hallmarked 1967]; Boy Scout commissioner's hat plume and Medal of Merit [W.Calder Mackay 1959]; Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary) medallion [with case]. See additional images and copy of obituary.
A 1947 Jane Brenkley carved and decorated waka huia
the hinged lid carved with a central stylised figure flanked by two tiki form masks, cat's eye inserts, the ground with spiral designs, the exterior entirely decorated with further stylised Maori designs, the interior lid poker worked and painted with a lakeside scene of whare, canoe and figure, etc., and the verse, signed and dated 1947, 'From Quiet Homes and Small Beginning, Out to the Undiscovered Ends, There's Nothing Worth the Wear of Winning but Laughter and the Love of Friends'. The top rim with further verse, 'Kia Ora, Fear Nothing; Make the Best of Everything. Ka Toa. Man is Man, and Master of his Fate'. 500 x 140 x 120. A good example in original vintage condition.
An impressive Victorian 18ct. gold diamond and sapphire pendant/brooch
the starburst form with a central 1.00ct oval mixed cut sapphire claw set and surrounded by twelve Old European and Swiss cut diamonds, 24 alternate short and long radiating bars each set with an Old European or Swiss cut diamond, TDW 5.15cts, the brooch pin can be removed to allow the piece to be worn as a pendant, diamond set bale to the top. Valuation available.
A lady's impressive 18ct. white gold and diamond tennis bracelet
the 21 clusters of baguette cut diamonds linked to a single smaller diamond. The 110 baguette cut diamonds totalling 3.35ct., the 21 modern cut diamonds totalling 0.87ct. TDW 4.22ct. Valuation available.
Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976)
'The Cart', offset lithograph in colours, signed in pencil and in the plate. 495 x 400.
Medal group and badges awarded to Brigadier Searle Dwyer Mason (1892-1953)
7/1556, 8936; Sth Canty Dist Cmmdr, Commandant, Burnham Military Camp 1940: CBE (Mil) [neck badge with case]; swing mounted: 1914-15 Star, War and Victory medals [7/1556 Tpr. S.D. Mason NZEF] Geo V Silver Jubilee medal, Geo VI Coronation medal, Efficiency Decoration [Col. S.D.Mason, Cmdg. 3rd N.Z. Inf. Bde] with 'New Zealand' suspension bar [with case], NZ Long and Efficient Service medal [Maj. S.D.Mason, Cantby. Rgt]; unmounted: NZ Territorial Service medal [Capt. S.D. Mason, Cantby. Rgt]. Eight swing mounted miniature group comprising CBE and above excluding Territorial Service medal.
Shoji Hamada stoneware square bottle
press-moulded, each side with diagonal alternating wax resist and dark tenmoku glaze panels. Height 238. Provenance: From the collection of Dr Denis and Joy Hanna. Gifted to Denis Hanna by Hamada, Christchurch 1965 (see catalogue note from the Waikato Art Museum Exhibition 'Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach, The Two Friends', June 1980 catalogue # 4). Exhibited: Pan Pacific Arts Festival Christchurch, Canterbury Museum, February 1965 and Waikato Art Museum June 1980. Two old labels to the base, one a Waikato Art Museum Exhibition label, the other 'Made in Japan' and numbered, probably Canterbury Museum 1965 .
A pair of fine quality French Empire bronze and parcel gilt wall sconces
modelled as swans, gilded floral lamp holders issue from their mouths. Height 385.
A rare 19thC French (Dieppe) carved ivory figure of a standing female nude
holding a draped robe. Old B.A.D.A. seal on base. Height 230.
An 18ct. white gold and diamond bracelet
diamond set circular links with small diamond clusters, push clasp and safety catches, TDW 3.89ct. Valuation available.
An estate Art Deco platinum diamond and emerald bracelet
the engraved and pierced articulated bracelet set with 82 early modern brilliant cut diamonds and 22 rectangular mixed cut emeralds, TDW 3.38ct, TEW 0.70ct. Valuation available.
'Pilgrim and Mountain' dish, stoneware with the pilgrim image and simple mountain form above, pale under-glaze showing against the darker ground glaze, brushed pale overglaze, unglazed rim. Brushed 'BL' monogram to reverse and impressed St Ives mark to reverse. Diameter 382. Provenance: The Dr Denis & Joy Hanna collection. Ex. Len Castle collection, sold by Len to Maree of Maree's Bazaar, Upper Queen St. where it was purchased by Denis Hanna for £8, see note attached. Exhibited: Waikato Art Museum Exhibition 'Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach, The Two Friends' June 1980, illustrated in the catalogue # 106. Note: Leach is noted as the founding father of the British Studio ceramic movement. He was inspired by both traditional English slipware and the arts of the East. Hong Kong born, he spent a great deal of time in Japan and is noted as a champion for bridging the gap between 'Crafts' and 'Art' in Britain. The 'Pilgrim' image was developed throughout Leach's career, forming a small and important body of work that marks the marriage between Eastern and Western ideas and culture. This important motif also represented a self-portrait of the artist.
A 22ct. gold jewellery suite
the hinged bangle, ring and pendant all in the form of a dragon with a pearl in its mouth, ruby eyes and an extra ruby on the tail of the dragon pendant, gold chain with pendant, 67.64gms.
An old Maori marine ivory hei tiki
well defined smooth-edged detail, remains of sealing wax to the eyes. The suspension hole just broken through and later fitted with a white metal (silver) sleeve. Length 64.
A 1940s Jane Brenkley waka huia
smaller and similar to above, lozenge form, the lid, front and back with relief carved stylised tiki face, tongue extended, cat's-eye shell inserts (one missing), the interior lid with a lakeside scene including a traditional Maori couple, pokerwork and painted detail, the interior painted green and with old fabric lining to the base, raised on two bar-form feet. 200 x 145 x 130.
'Diamond Lake Head of Lake Whakatipu', oil on canvas, entitled and named in pencil to stretcher on reverse. 585 x 945. Note: certified by Mrs Bessie Kendon (nee Bessie Blomfield) that this painting was 'Painted by my father Charles Blomfield, certified by Mrs B. Kendon', a 1974 Cordy's valuation accompanies this work.
An 18ct. gold and diamond ring
the seven round brilliant cut diamonds grain set in a tapering flat band. TDW 1.50ct, colour D-G, clarity VS. Valuation available.
A 10ct white gold sapphire and diamond dress ring
a 2.71ct step cut sapphire set horizontally and surround by a conforming band of round brilliant cut diamonds, each shoulders set with five trapezoid mixed cut sapphires and ten round brilliant cut diamonds, each edge on the mount with nine grain set diamonds, domed tapering shank, TDW 1.04ct, TSW 4.81ct. Valuation available.
An old Japanese wakizashi sword
multiple character marks to the tang, blade length 502, black lacquered scabbard.