An elegant 18ct white gold necklace enchaîné set with 163 round brilliant cut diamonds
in either double or triple rows of articulated collets with multiple claws, secured with a concealed clasp. Approx TDW 20.00ct. Total weight 83.80gm. Valuation available.
A quality carved Marsden Flower pounamu lotus flower bowl by Richard Anderson
the undulating rim of elegant sinuous form, raised ribs radiate from the central stem base, the dark tone with pale and orange tinged highlights. Carved from a river cobble. Note: Richard Anderson's carvings have been recognised by Maori tohunga (priests) as being guided by the carvers of old. He is of Tainui Ngati Kahungunu descent and is recognised as one of N.Z.'s best carvers. 170 x 138 x 65.
Peter McIntyre 'Still Life with Violin'
oil on canvas on board, signed in pencil, 500 x 595. Provenance: Purchased by our vendor's grandparents from a Gisborne gallery. Note - our vendor's mother remembers a visit from Peter and Pattie McIntyre where they laughed with delight at seeing the painting as Peter had bought the violin to learn to play but he was hopeless and painted it instead.
Carel de Moor (1655-1738)
'Lady with Rose', oil on canvas, signed lower right. 370 x 345.
An 18thC French Boulle large bracket clock
the domed top with figured finial of a Neptune seated upon globe, the arch top door enclosing the gilded dial with white enamel hour panels with cobalt blue Roman numerals, the pendulum suspends in front of an ormolu back panel, traditional tortoiseshell and cut brass inlay to most panels, classical masks to the scrolling feet; together with the original conforming bracket of tapered form. Height overall 1350.
An estate 18ct. gold and three stone diamond ring
three old European cut diamonds claw set in engraved mount, the central stone of 0.75ct colour E-F, clarity I1 with a 0.55ct diamond to each side colour F-G, clarity SI2 and I1. Old valuation available.
A pre-European Maori pounamu hei tiki
the left arm and leg broken and absent, chin to left shoulder, concealed suspension hole to back top of head. Good dark tone with pale flecked inclusions. Length 93. Provenance: 'Ploughed up in the 1920s by Shirley ... at Kikowhakarere Bay Coromandel, using a horse named Tom'. Registered Y20380.
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.
'Wellington Harbour, oil on three shaped boards, signed, artist made shaped frame. 155 x 195 x 20. Note: This is a large and impressive work.
Charles Decimus Barraud (1822-1897)
'Lake Taupo' (A view from the Waikato River at Tapuaeharuru, with European and Maori settlements, looking towards Mounts Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu), watercolour, signed and dated 1889. Frost & Reed, Bristol, U.K., picture dealers label verso (dated 11/8/97). The mount erroneously inscribed 'Lake Tampo, G.D.Barraud'. 200 x 345.
A Black Forest carved bear stick stand
modelled standing on its hind feet, its forepaws grasping a stick which forms the support for the walking sticks. Detailed with glass eyes and painted detail to the mouth. Height 1080.
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
A historic 1927 large and heavy 9ct. gilded rose gold medallion awarded by the 'Hutt Valley Horticultural Society Inc.'
made by W.R. Bock and Son of Wellington, being the 'F.R. Cooper Memorial' and presentation engraved, presented to 'E. Anstis & Son Coll. Polyanthus 14.9.27.', cast with maker's initial and stamped with their name together with '9ct.'. 35.5gm. Diameter 40, in original dark blue velvet box with maker's stamp to interior lid.
A 19thC artist unknown
untitled Maori artefacts, oil on stretched canvas. 720 x 480. Note: The featured taiaha complete with kaka feathers and dog hair attachment sits beside a carved toki kakauroa, both upon a woven kaitaka (fine woven cloak) with taniko border.
A heavy 18ct. gold and diamond bracelet
the oval curb link chain with four fluted panels, the centre of white gold and set with five small round brilliant cut diamonds, push clasp with safety catches. Valuation available. 50gm.
An early 20thC oak 'grandmother' long case clock
the hood with a plain architectural cornice, barley twist columns flanking the brass face with Roman numerals, gong striking movement. The trunk and base with decorative panelling. Height 1720.
A pair of large seated gargoyles on plinths garden/house entrance sculptures
their wings slightly outstretched, mouths open, claws grasping their circular base, raised on cylinder plinths with rolled rims, the dark grey stone with pale fleck. Height 990.
'the model', C-type print, edition 1/8, signed, entitled, numbered and dated 1997 on reverse. Provenance: Purchased Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, c.1998. 490 x 325.
Helen Brown (1917-86)
'Mahurangi Coast', oil on fine linen, signed and dated 1970. 745 x 1000.
An 18ct. gold aquamarine sapphire and diamond Deco style ring
the 7.40ct emerald cut aquamarine in a rub-over mount and surrounded by 26 small diamonds with an outer ring of 42 small square cut sapphires, three small diamonds set to each shoulder, decorative filigree under-bezel and narrow shank.