Cordys

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0001

A French bronze figure group
a greyhound with a spaniel, on oval bronze base, signed P.J. Mêne. 235 x 120 x 170.

Realised: $625

0002

A pair of bronze dancing figures by Ernest Rancoulet (French 1870-1915)
both in classical dress, the man representing 'Harmonie' and the woman 'La Danse', both signed, on later wooden bases. Height 380.

Realised: $1,000

0003

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.

Realised: $150

0004

After Pierre-Jules Mêne (1810-1879) bronze spelter sculpture 'Djinn Etalon Arabe'
the Arabian horse well modelled beside a rustic log form fence. Length 40.

Realised: $900

0005

A spelter bronzed figural candlestick
raised from an onyx plinth base. Repair to arm. Height 480.

Realised: $215

0006

A brass and serpentine manta ray sculpture
with wings outstretched and long tail supported on a steel rod to a serpentine base with part polished top. Width 395, height 280.

Realised: $250

0007

A bronze sculptured female torso
the dark patina with green verdigris highlights. Height 415.

Realised: $240

0008

A brass sculpted crocodile skull on a serpentine boulder
finely detailed and cast as two sections, the natural river worn pounamu boulder with polished top. 400 x 300 x 230.

Realised: $425

0009

A pair of gilt metal curtain hooks
along with four more in brass.

Realised: $199

0010

A cast aluminium Liberty's of London shop sign
polychrome painted, armorial design, inscribed 'Agent For Liberty', with alternate hanging or counter top easel mounts to reverse. Height 550.

Realised: $950

0011

A Burchell's zebra skin rug
in good order. Length from tip to tail 2900, width 1900.

Realised: $800

0012

Two adult whale rib bones
natural curved form, white finish with tan toned sections and ends. Length 1520 and 1700.

Realised: $900

0012A

A taxidermied head of a fallow deer
with 14-point antlers, depth from wall 590.

Realised: $400

0013

An impressive male American buffalo (bison) taxidermied head with full winter coat
his horns blackened, glass eyes. 670 x 700 x 570.

Realised: $2,200

0013A

A taxidermied shoulder mount of a Thar
with a lush winter coat. Depth from wall 670.

Realised: $350

0014

A 20thC scrimshaw whale's tooth depicting an amorous Indian couple riding upon a camel
the text to the reverse referring to the fascination of the artists of the east with such themes, 'Bundi-Kotah style...'. Length 122.

Estimate: $380

0015

A 20thC scrimshaw whale's tooth
engraved 'The Paddle-Steamer Soho Enters the Mouth of the Scheldt in 1853' depicting that scene, finely worked and highlighted in black. Length 150.

Estimate: $500

0016

A 20thC scrimshaw whale's tooth
finely engraved and stained in black with a scene of a whaling long boat being broken in two by a whale, figures falling, etc., signed 'C.S. Raleigh, 1877'. Length 135.

Estimate: $550

0017

A 19thC scrimshaw whale's tooth of a British military ship's officer
good old variable colourway of brown, tan and paler tones, remnants of black ink highlights. Length 130.

Estimate: $650

0018

A large whale's tooth
natural curved form tapering to a point and with semi-polished finish. Length 180.

Realised: $280

0019

A large old whale's tooth
semi-polished finish. Length 198.

Realised: $320

0020

An old large whale's tooth
matt polished finish with some old discolouration. Length 170.

Realised: $220

0021

An old large sperm whale tooth
matt polished finish, showing some discolouration of age. Length 180.

Estimate: $300

0022

A contemporary scrimshawed whale's tooth
showing a Chinese market scene and entitled '1000 B.C.', detailed in black, smooth overall finish. Length 150.

Realised: $310

0023

An old sperm whale tooth
semi-polished finish, the base cut allowing it to stand. Length 135.

Realised: $170

0024

A 20thC scrimshaw whale's tooth
the wide flattened oval section tooth decorated in black with a single sampan under sail, matt polished finish. 120 x 65.

Realised: $300

0025

A 19thC scrimshaw whale's tooth
decorated with the portrait of a British Naval Officer inscribed 'Nes', details in black, aged staining to tooth, a chip to pointed end. Length 125.

Estimate: $500

0026

A vintage whale's tooth
natural textured finish with small semi-polished tip end. Length 120.

Realised: $130

0027

An impressive collection of Pacific seashells
including a large baler shell, a nautilus shell, conch shells, etc.

Estimate: $450

0028

Eight miniature ivory horses
in varying poses. 45 x 40 average size.

Realised: $200

0029

A carved antler small figurine
two rats climbing over a woven hat, carver's mark of three crossed fish to base. 65 x 50.

Realised: $90

0030

A small carved antler figurine
in the form of a kangaroo, on naturalistic base, maker's mark of three crossed fish to base. 55 x 60.

Estimate: $120

0031

A small antler carving
in the form of two turtles side by side, maker's mark of three crossed fish to base. Length 60.

Estimate: $120

0032

A small carved antler figure
in the form of a frog, maker as previous lot. Length 40.

Estimate: $120

0033

A small carved antler figure
in the form of an owl sitting on a branch, on a separate antler stand. Maker's mark as previous lot. Height 60.

Realised: $80

0034

A small antler carved figure
in the form of a lizard on a rock, maker's mark as previous lot. Length 60.

Realised: $70

0035

A small antler carving
in the form of two toads on a curled up snake, maker's mark as previous lot. Length 60.

Realised: $70

0036

A small antler carved figure
in the form of a toad, maker's mark as previous lot. Length 55.

Realised: $70

0037

A small antler carving in the form of a mother blue whale mother and calf
maker's mark as previous lot. Length 130.

Realised: $80

0038

A small antler carving
in the form of a skull, attached to an antler stand, maker's mark as previous lot.

Realised: $130

0039

A small antler carving in the form of a water buffalo calf
makers mark of three crossed fish set in a small bronze plaque to the base. Length 60.

Realised: $70

0040

A small antler carving
in the form of a snail, maker's mark as previous lot. Length 35.

Estimate: $120

0041

A small antler carving in the form of a rat rolling on his back
maker's mark as previous lot. Length 50.

Estimate: $120

0042

A carved broadbill bill
decoration of marlin, mahi mahi and waves. Length 577

Realised: $90

0043

A 19thC whalebone cane
plain tapering shaft, small chip to top. Length 920.

Realised: $600

0044

A dog's head handled walking stick
the head carved from horn, mounted with a sterling silver ferrell to a malacca cane stick. Length 890.

Realised: $310

0045

Four various walking sticks
one with horn handle, another with silver mounts.

Realised: $150

0046

A 19thC ivory letter opener with tusk handle
Length 430.

Realised: $210

0047

Four 19thC ivory mounted dressing table bristle brushes
two pairs, both with wild boar crests.

Realised: $100

0048

A collection of 20 antique beaded lace bobbins
17 made of bone and three of wood.

Realised: $200

0049

A Victorian tortoiseshell card case
with hinged lid and fine ivory clashed detail at the opening. 100 x 75.

Realised: $270

0050

Two ostrich feather fans
one with natural colour and mother-of-pearl sticks, the other a crimson colour with faux tortoiseshell sticks.

Estimate: $140

0051

Three early 19thC black lacquer and papier-mâché snuff boxes
two circular with painted picture scene lids, the other rectangular.

Realised: $90

0052

A Victorian mahogany writing slope
hinged lid with cut brass inlay and similar design to the keyhole escutcheon opening to reveal a lined and fitted interior with a secured drawer and recessed handle to the side. 500 x 290 x 200.

Realised: $230

0053

A small Victorian leather box
in the form of a small travelling trunk with metal and pearl stud detail, the interior with two small compartments containing stoppered scent bottles. 120 x 70 x 100.

Realised: $90

0054

A Georgian multi-sided tortoiseshell tea caddy with dome top and ivory mounts
the engraved sealed escutcheon within abalone ribbon inlay. Some distress. Length 145, height 140.

Estimate: $1,000

0055

A Victorian etui
the Moroccan leather case printed with a Swiss chalet and mountain scene, the interior velvet lined and containing sewing accessories, mirror to interior of lid. 135 x 100 x 20.

Realised: $140

0056

A 19thC European jewel box
squat sarcophagus shape raised on gilt metal feet, decorated in coloured inks and pen work with Arab figures to the lid and stylised leaves and flower heads as borders patterning the cavetto and walls. 305 x 250 x 120.

Estimate: $300

0057

A French cigar box
in kingwood veneers, the interior fitted to accommodate 40 petit corona cigars; the side inlaid in herringbone pattern, the lid bookmatched quarters with crossbanding, brass engraved cartouche and brass clashed edges. With key. 230 x 120 x 120.

Realised: $400

0058

A French parquetry jewellery case by Maison Alphonse Giroux et Cie. Paris
of serpentine commode shape with four wing hinged drawers beneath a hinged lid, the ebonized surfaces embellished with applied cut brass mounts and two oval miniature oil panels of garden scenes; the interior with kingwood veneers and ruched satin lining. 350 x 240 x 230.

Estimate: $1,100

0059

A rare early 20thC French Bontem singing bird gilded box
the crisp-tooled gilt metal engraved case of rectangular form, slide button switch to the front releasing the hinged lid and exposing the iridescent feathered singing bird, with articulated bone beak, the wings and body move from side-to-side with accompanying synchronised bird song, standing above a grilled and engraved oval panel. Key wind, working order, hinged back flap revealing the key. 98 x 65 x 35 when closed.See for further details and video of the box in action https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1vqao4xhxlasqu1/AABc8zzfkad-h5gaO4BFKN2Fa?dl=0

Realised: $3,350

0060

A French amboyna games box labelled for Alphonse Giroux
Rue du Coq, Saint-Honoré, Paris; the coffered lid inlaid in ivory with a cartouche flanked by griffins and scrolling tendrils on an ebony panel; the cavetto and walls inlaid with brass stringing. The palisander interior fitted with four lift out compartments holding mother of pearl jetons and four packs of playing cards. With key. 320 x 250 x 100.

Realised: $800

0061

A French marquetry jewellery box
oblong with canted corners, the lid inlaid with a cut brass cartouche on a field of burr maple, framed by shell and brass borders inlaid in ebony and palisander. Conforming decoration to the fascia with similar to the sides; the interior with deep buttoned red satin lining. 235 x 170 x 120.

Realised: $525

0062

A French marquetry jewellery box
with shaped walls and canted corners, the lid inlaid with a cut brass framed shell cartouche set on a field of burr maple, satinwood and kingwood within a clashed brass edge, the interior with turquoise moire satin lining. Raised on brass ball feet. 275 x 200 x 140.

Realised: $475

0063

A 19thC French marquetry dressing case
the lid inlaid with cut brass, copper, shell and various timbers, with conforming elements to the fascia and sides. The interior with deep buttoned coffered and mirrored lid, four scent bottles and a selection of implements. 330 x 235 x 190.

Realised: $970

0064

A 19thC French jewellery box
of cushion topped serpentine shape, with cut brass inlaid cartouche, stringing and clashed edges; veneered in various timbers including amboyna, kingwood and ebony. 380 x 280 x 160.

Realised: $1,000

0065

A 19thC Macassar ebony dressing case by J. Bradshaw & Sons Liverpool
oblong with brass stringing and clashed edges, an inlaid cartouche engraved with a cockerel crest and dated 1871, the interior fitted with silver topped jars and containers engraved with conforming crest, hallmarked London 1869, along with razors and implements in a removable tray. 310 x 220 x 140.

Realised: $1,150

0066

A 19thC macassar ebony work box - writing slope
with brass and shell inlay, opening to reveal a gilt tooled red leather writing surface, ivory and shell bobbins, silver thimbles, etc. 265 x 230 x 110.

Realised: $475

0067

A French Boulle stationery compendium
of credenza shape inlaid in cut brass, red tortoiseshell and white enamel on an ebonized ground, with ormolu edges and high relief floral urn to the drop front, opening to reveal a velvet writing surface and maple lined interior, compartmentalized to hold two ink wells and papers. With key. 355 x 150 x 270.

Realised: $850

0068

A 19thC mother of pearl inlaid ebony workbox
the emerald green satin lined interior fitted with an array of mother of pearl and ivory sewing implements. With key. 300 x 220 x 120.

Realised: $750

0069

A Chinese lacquered writing slope
oblong, the lid decorated with a sampan upon a lake with Mt. Fuji in the background. 370 x 240 x 140.

Realised: $160

0070

A 19thC French palisander box
with an inlaid cartouche to the top framed by cut mixed coloured metals and ivory wreaths and ribbons. 325 x 225 x 120. Key missing.

Realised: $275

0071

A 19thC French amboyna escritoire
with cut brass inlaid strapping and cartouche to the lids, opening to reveal a palisander interior with gilt tooled leather writing surface and compartments with two inkwells. 330 x 260 x 100.

Realised: $620

0072

A French birds-eye maple games box labelled 'Commoy - Rue St. Dominique - Lyon'
the lid inlaid with a brass shield cartouche set in kingwood and ebony encircled by a square fret line; framed by a more elaborate square fret border of brass and mother of pearl on an ebony ground. The palisander interior fitted with four lift-out compartments holding colour stained bone jetons, an octagonal dice well and space for playing cards. 320 x 240 x 60.

Realised: $775

0073

A 19thC walnut writing slope
with enhanced figured graining, brass mounts and jasperware cartouche to the opening to reveal a coromandel wood interior with gilt tooled leather writing surface and compartments with inkwell, wax seal and key. 310 x 245 x 100.

Realised: $450

0074

A teak oblong box with brass inlay and clashed edges
the hinged lid with a central cartouche framed by four cruciform quadrants and a line of rondels; conforming decoration to the walls. Brass locking strap to the front. 255 x 140 x 120.

Realised: $275

0075

A 19thC French Morocco leather covered dressing case by Veuve Pierre Somani et Fils
fitted with an arrangement of silver plate mounted faceted clear glass jars, bottles and boxes, the lift-out trays enclosing grooming implements and toilet requisites, the case marked 'Vve P Sormani & Fils, 10 Rue de Charlot, Paris', c.1880. 345 x 250 x 175.

Realised: $1,000

0076

A Victorian quartered oak decanter case
oblong with brass strapped corners and bale handle to the lid, the front opening to reveal an interior fitted to hold three decanters and glasses, replaced with three later claret jugs. 370 x 220 x 270.

Realised: $410

0077

A Regency mahogany tea caddy
the interior fitted with two lidded canisters flanking a glass mixing bowl. 310 x 150 x 150.

Realised: $225

0078

A Victorian birds-eye maple writing slope
with decorative edge to the hinged lid. 300 x 210 x 130.

Realised: $160

0079

An Arts & Crafts brass oblong box
the hinged lid with swing handle, the top and sides decorated with stylised fruit and leaves, the interior with a removable tray. 340 x 180 x 210.

Realised: $230

0080

A vintage Louis Vuitton 'Cabas Piano' shoulder bag
with original tags and dust bag. 400 x 310.

Estimate: $550

0081

An vintage Louis Vuitton red Epi Leather 'Jasmin' handbag
in soft rounded shape with double zip enclosure and leather handles.

Estimate: $950

0082

An vintage black Chanel 'Caviar' leather tote bag
with quilt stitching and gold metal fittings. With dust bag. As new.

Estimate: $1,200

0083

A brand new Michael Kors 'Ashbury' leather 'Grab Bag'
in pebbled finish, ecru colour, with original tag and care card, together with Michael Kors shopping bag.

Realised: $200

0084

A vintage crocodile skin handbag
deer antler handle with silver caps set with coral and turquoise, silver and ivory buttons on the body of bag and latch. 470 x 330.

Realised: $300

0085

Two impressive polished kauri gum pieces
both with multiple sides, in bright crackled honey tones. 509gm. Lengths 150 and 180.

Realised: $180

0086

Two polished kauri gum pieces
one domed shaped, the other six-sided, in bright crackled honey tones. 775gm. Lengths 90 and 100.

Realised: $280

0087

Two polished kauri gum pieces
one of cylindrical form, the other free form, in bright crackled honey tones. 614gm. Lengths 140 and 170.

Realised: $210

0088

Two polished kauri gum pieces
one angular, the other curved, in bright crackled honey tones. 361gm. Lengths 90 and 110.

Realised: $170

0089

Three small polished kauri gum pieces
two in bright crackled honey tones, the other two-toned honey and butterscotch. 201gm. Lengths 60, 80 and 90.

Realised: $90

0090

A late 19th/early 20thC Persian Mughal illuminated book
includes 10 fine hand painted miniature paintings, the printed text pages repeating. Painting size 168 x 100.

Realised: $375

0091

Reprint copy of 'New Zealand Graphic & Descriptive' by C.D. Barraud
1977 edition 561/1000, in original packing box.

Realised: $170

0092

Approximately 11 various publications
on N.Z. trout fishing.

Estimate: $100

0093

Approximately 11 various publications
on N.Z. trout fishing.

Estimate: $100

0094

A selection of Hardy Bros.
and other tackle catalogues.

Estimate: $80

0095

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.

Realised: $680

0096

An early 19thC English Thomas Harris Culpeper-type brass microscope
wheel adjustable focus, the stage with engraved signature 'T. Harris & Son, British Museum, London', the original boxed base with single frieze drawer containing original brass and ivory fittings. Height 380.

Realised: $4,250

0097

An early 20thC mahogany and glazed cased barograph
engraved with retailer's name, 'E.P. Mallory, Bath'. 365 x 215 x 190.

Realised: $250