A pair of large and impressive 18ct. white gold emerald and diamond cluster drop earrings
the octagonal drops with central emerald cut emeralds surrounded by bands of modern brilliant and baguette cut diamonds, suspended from a small circular diamond cluster and larger elongated octagonal cluster with central emeralds. The four emeralds with total weight of 5.9ct, the 436 baguette cut diamonds totalling 4.71ct and the 330 modern brilliant cut diamonds totalling 2.81ct. Valuation available.
William (Bill) Hammond (b.1947)
'Head Bone 2', ink and acrylic on paper, title inscribed, signed and dated 1989, 1200 x 790.
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.
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 pair of modern 18ct. white gold and diamond cluster scroll earrings
the open scroll form each with seven square clusters of baguette cut diamonds framed by looping forms. Fittings for pierced ears. The 84 brilliant cut diamonds totalling 2.23ct., the 338 modern brilliant cut diamonds totalling 2.45ct. 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.
A matching pair of impressive Chinese huanghuali display cabinets
with multi-tiered open shelves each with a small cupboard in the base and three small drawers, restrained carved decoration and pierced galleries and slender square section supports. Width of each 980, depth 330, height 1980.
Thomas ('Darby') Ryan
ten works (includes four double sided) 1. 'L. Rotorua & Rotoiti'; 2.Untitled view of Ohinemutu including St. Faiths church, backed with 3. 'Ngongotaha Mountain from Pukeroa Sept. 15/87'; 4. 'Lake Rotoiti from Tapuaeharuru', backed by 5. 'Lake Rotoehu'; 6. 'View from Ngongataha looking towards White Island'; 7. 'Mt. Tarawera after a snow storm October 2nd - 87', backed by 8. 'Mt. Tarawera ... (showing) ... vent'?; 9. 'Lake Rotowherowhero', 'Green Lake Wai-o-tapu Valley', backed by 10. 'Mt. Maungaongaonga with crater and coloured lakes'; watercolour on paper, most entitled, Sizes: one 245 x 360 and nine 230 x 295. Provenance: Ex. William Power, grandson of the artist Thomas Ryan. 'Certificate of Provenance and Authenticity' available.
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.
A large and impressive Muriel Moody salt glazed figure of a reclining woman
one elbow and knees raised, attractively salt glazed with blue and dark olive green/brown tones, old repair to foot. 880 x 445 x 330.
A modern 18ct. white gold and diamond hinged bangle
the top with 32 princess cut channel set diamonds totalling 2.67ct. framed by plain bars. Valuation available.
A rare N.Z. early colonial Hutson majolica two-stage urn on stand
the top section decorated with swags and masks in relief, the base with bulbous fluting, a short column stand and a square plinth base, rich lustrous brown and dark green glaze effects. The base marked 'P. Hutson & Co., Wellington'. Minor losses. Diameter 380, height overall 550.
An 18ct. white gold sapphire and diamond dress ring
the oval mount with five round brilliant cut diamonds set vertically and surrounded by 22 square and mixed cut sapphires also surrounded by an outer ring of round brilliant cut diamonds, the shoulders in the form of diamond set bows. TDW 1.89ct., TSW 2.60ct. Valuation available.
An old Japanese katana sword
visible temper line to blade, the tang with engraved character marks, military leather stitched scabbard. Blade length 545.
A pair of modern 18ct. white gold tanzanite and diamond earrings
each with a heart form with bow and triple drop suspended below, the 20 tanzanites totalling 7.11ct., the 34 modern brilliant cut diamonds totalling 1.50ct. Valuation available.
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 .
An old Japanese tanto short sword
with papers from the Japanese Art Sword Preservation Association, signed tang, engraved with five character marks to one side of the blade three the other. The shagreen grip with acorn and oak leaf menuki and kashira. Blade length 334. The lacquered scabbard with brass fittings.
A 19thC French iron and marble console table
the one-piece red marble shaped top with pale inclusions supported on the iron frame with original distressed paint finish, the two S-scroll front supports with acanthus leaf detail. 1600 x 530 x 840. Provenance: Purchased from Graham Geddes Antiques, Armadale, Australia by Stuart Rattle Interiors for our vendor, June 2011.
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.
'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.
An old Japanese wakizashi sword
multiple character marks to the tang, blade length 502, black lacquered scabbard.
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.
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 Art Deco style 10ct. white gold diamond and ruby ring
the square mount with a central 0.40 ct. rose cut diamond in a rubover mount, four 0.15ct. round brilliant cut diamonds to each corner with eight small round brilliant cut diamonds, the outer edge set with 28 square and mixed cut rubies, the upright shoulders each set with three round brilliant cut diamonds, TDW 1.25 ct., TRW 1.00ct. Valuation available.
'Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island', acrylic on canvas, signed, entitled on reverse and with old John Leech Gallery label detailing title, artist and 'Bought at a One Man Exhibition, Held at the John Leech Gallery, 14th November to 1st December 1967'. Provenance: Purchased by our vendor's mother from the original exhibition. 590 x 745.
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.
An 18ct. white gold and diamond pendant
a 0.66 ct. round brilliant cut diamond claw set and surrounded by three concentric circles of diamonds, conforming diamond set bale. TDW 1.48ct. Valuation available.
Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976)
'The Cart', offset lithograph in colours, signed in pencil and in the plate. 495 x 400.
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.
'Near Paratere', watercolour on paper, signed and dated 1862, entitled on label verso, 250 x 450. Provenance: the estate collection of Dr Denis and Joy Hanna.
A brass Congreve rolling ball clock
the four-pillar frame with tilting table to accommodate the balls surmounted by the skeleton fusée movement with three enamel annular dials, raised on a 'Sorrento' inlaid walnut plinth base with drawer and enclosed within a brass framed glass case.340 x 300 x 445.
'The Pioneers at Spirit's Bay', oil on board, signed, original John Leech label on reverse detailing artist, title and 'An Original Oil Painting Purchased at a One Man Exhibition in April 1965'. Original frame. Note: This John Leech Gallery Solo Exhibition was opened by Professor Sampson of Auckland University. The Pioneer Series used figurative symbols of the first European settlers. Provenance: Purchased by our vendor's mother from the original exhibition. 600 x 800.
A pair of Crown Lynn Wharetana Maori Art 'Moko' book-ends
Model #1019 recorded as Ceremonial Life-Sized wooden masks... The face moko (tattoo) is typical of a Maori chief or tohunga...', chocolate brown glaze, impressed number to base of each. 95 x 100 x 140.
An 18ct. gold bracelet
the articulated links forming a wide chevron patterned bracelet. 54.47gms.
'Wai Kowhai, Manukau', watercolour on paper, signed, entitled and dated 1860 in graphite, 240 x 350. Provenance: The estate collection of Dr Denis and Joy Hanna.
A lady's 18ct. white gold and diamond bangle
the top with a single row of bead set modern brilliant cut diamonds, the two terminals with clusters of baguette and brilliant cut diamonds. The 87 diamonds with TDW of 0.96ct. Valuation available.
A rare collection of over 100 19thC Japanese woodblock prints in one single long scroll
each woodblock print in colour, includes many war scenes, triptychs etc.
Laurence Broderick (U.K. b.1935)
untitled female form, polished and rough Cornish sandstone, unique 1/1, signed and dated 1984. 260 x 135 x 200. Provenance: A gift from the sculptor to friends in New Zealand in 1984; thence by bequest and descent to our vendor. Laurence Broderick, MRBS, FRSA, is a British sculptor. His best known work is 'The Bull', a public sculpture erected in 2003 at the Bull Ring, Birmingham. His work consists largely of figurative carvings in stone and editions in bronze. The artist has advised our vendor that a similar work would now cost £5000 - £8000.
Shoji Hamada hakeme vase
stoneware, oxide brushed bamboo/hakame motif over the encircling slip. Height 170. Provenance: The Dr Denis and Joy Hanna Collection. Purchased by Denis Hanna in Mashiko, Japan 1964. See Denis's list 'MY HAMADAs'. Exhibited: Waikato Art Museum 'Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach, The Two Friends', June 1980, catalogue # 5. Labelled to base 'WAM H5', original exhibition label include. See additional photos.
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 Cartier style 9ct. gold and diamond cluster ring
the 1.00ct cognac round brilliant cut diamond claw set in a diamond set hexagonal open mount, each shoulder with scrolling decoration.
An 18ct. gold jadeite and diamond bracelet
the articulated mesh strap set with a curved polished piece of variegated jadeite, five channel set small round brilliant cut diamonds set to each end of the jade, push clasp with safety catch.
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.
A William Moorcroft 'Hazeldene' vase
hand tube-lined, painted and glazed, painted signature and date 1912 in green, printed and impressed other marks. Provenance: From the estate collection of Dr. Denis and Joy Hanna, with note included detailing 'Purchased by G.T. Niccol, 1920s, Denis's mothers' family, ship builders Auckland'. Height 128.
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.
An impressive 14ct. gold and jade necklace
15 gold oval floral links with a small variegated apple green jade Putai buddha suspended from each link, ten rectangular links to each side with decorative push clasp, total weight 50.6gms.
An early George III mahogany drop leaf gate-leg dining table
the flaps raising to form an oval top, the tapered legs with shield form restrained carved knees and well detailed hoof feet. 1200 x 1350 x 760.
A quality Victorian mahogany free standing museum/shop display cabinet
the rectangular vitrine top with glazed top and side panels, a door to each end, raised on a base with four turned legs, chamfered square section stretchers, glass interior shelving included. 2030 x 805 x 1780.
A fine hand knotted Afghan Andkhoi carpet
the field decorated with four large medallions and scattered geometric floral designs, bordered by multiple narrow guards and borders in rich red and blue tones. 3500 x 2500.
An old Maori carved patu paraoa
traditional spatulate blade, waisted grip and ridging to the butt, circular hour-glass tapered suspension hole. Length 302. Registered Y20371.