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.
An impressive Australian opal and diamond art pendant
the opal hand carved and polished to take advantage of the directional red-orange-green-blue play of colour, of shield shape flanked and overlaid by gold wires with terminal diamonds and with a diamond set fan shaped suspension bale. The opal of approx 55.00ct, TDW 1.82ct. Valuation available
A rare and historic early 20thC New Zealand Army Medical Corps Challenge shield
the oval silver plaque with relief applied and embossed decoration of a mountainous framed harbour with warship, artillery guns, tents, soldiers attending to a wounded comrade upon a stretcher, punga, cabbage trees, ferns and other flora. The applied letters in gold on ribbons and scrolls, 'New Zealand Medical Corps Challenge shield' to the top and the motto 'Caritas in Bello' to the lower plaque, stamped 'StgSILVER'. The ebonised frame with 16 small silver shields, 13 presentation engraved dating from 1908-09 to 1967-68. All on a totara four slab shield with kauri backing. 420 x 410 x 60. Note: Records show in parliamentary debates of August 28, 1908 a 'Grant for designing Challenge Shield New Zealand Medical Corps' was raised for two pounds, two shillings. The Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps (RNZAMC) was formally established in 1908. It is noted that 'The shield is to be awarded for competition amongst the medical corps of the Dominion.' From Papers Past, Otago Witness, 25th March, 1908, pge 14.
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.
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.
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.
An Art Deco inspired opal and diamond ring
the oval opal of approximately 3.00ct. with a green/blue play of colour, in a rub-over setting encircled by 14 brilliant cut diamonds and flanked by two triangular brilliant diamonds at the shoulder. Set in a rhodium plated (10~16ct. tested) white gold mount (marked 18K) with chevron design to the shoulders. TDW 0.60ct. Valuation available.
'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.
David van Diepen
'After C.F. Goldie', ('All 'e Same te Pakeha'), oil on board, signed and inscribed. 710 x 585, oval.
A sapphire and diamond cluster ring with an option to wear fitted inside an 18ct yellow gold frame
the cluster ring with a 0.85ct sapphire surrounded by 24 brilliant cut diamonds, TDW 0.67ct, set in 18ct white gold; the 18ct yellow gold frame hinged to the shank and snap closing to form a shield around the cluster ring. Total weight 15.10gm. Valuation available
A Cartier inspired 18ct yellow gold ring set with a sapphire
four rubies and diamonds; the tapering shank broadening at the shoulder, channel set with 23 small diamonds, flanked by cabochon rubies and supporting a stepped collet set with an oval cut sapphire of approx 1.90ct. 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.
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
Mike Petre (NZ b.1964)
'Mangaotaki', oil on canvas, signed, entitled and dated '96. 690 x 1380. Note: 'Mangaotaki', an early work by Petre, represents the artist's family farm, located in the Waitomo District. Mike is best known for paintings of cows with paint dripping as lower limbs.
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.
A decorative French mantel clock with blue and white porcelain panelled brass case
the bell striking movement by Pierre Le Masson, Paris, the architectural case surmounted by an urn finial on a coffered pediment, satyr mask mounts issue from the sides, the base with a flared frieze set with a lion mask and raised on acanthus capped lion's paw feet. Height 435.
'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.
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.
An 18ct. rose gold large opal sapphire and diamond dress ring
the natural type 1 oval cabochon cut opal of approx. 15ct., held by four claws in a wide flared shoulder mount incorporating the framing of six mixed cut natural blue sapphires and 46 single cut diamonds in a swag type frame, the shoulders pierced in a leaf design. Valuation available.
A 9ct yellow gold tennis bracelet set with 56 round brilliant cut diamonds
in a row of articulated collets with four claws, secured with a concealed clasp. Approx TDW 2.24ct. Total weight 11.80gm. Valuation available.
An 18ct. white gold emerald sapphire and diamond dress ring
the central 0.80ct round brilliant cut diamond in a rubover mount surrounded by alternating swirls of emeralds and sapphires, five small round brilliant cut diamonds set to each decorative shoulder, TDW 1.14ct. Valuation available.
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.
An 18ct. gold diamond ring
the 0.90ct brilliant cut diamond claw set with four baguette diamonds to each shoulder, wide domed tapering shank. (small chip to central diamond).
A pair of 18ct. white gold and diamond drop earrings
two diamond set articulated rods suspended from a stud set with a round brilliant cut diamond with two smaller diamonds on each side, conforming studs to the middle and base of the rods, post for pierced ears. TDW 1.72ct.
An impressive male American buffalo (bison) taxidermied head with full winter coat
his horns blackened, glass eyes. 670 x 700 x 570.
A large old hand knotted Persian Heriz hunting carpet
the field with a large central medallion and four corner designs - decorated with birds, animals and trailing leaves and flowers, seven border guards, the central wide guard decorated with exotic birds, flowers and leaves in multiple colours including red, blue and green on an old ivory ground. Width 3500, length 4500 x 3500.
Helen Brown (1917-86)
'Tarawera 1', oil on canvas, signed and dated '74, entitled verso. John Leech Gallery exhibition label verso (3rd-20th June 1975). 750 x 1000.
Carel de Moor (1655-1738)
'Lady with Rose', oil on canvas, signed lower right. 370 x 345.
'Brown Ochre X', oil on linen canvas, signed and detailed on reverse, dated 2008. 695 x 895.
A 'Gold Kiwi' 1oz pure gold coin
issued by New Zealand Mint, in original plastic case with printed card interior.
Laurence William Wilson (1850-1912)
'Valley of Rees & Dart Rivers, Wakatipu', oil on board, unsigned, titled in artist's hand and dated 1906. 450 x 700.
Helen Brown (1917-86)
'Mahurangi Coast', oil on fine linen, signed and dated 1970. 745 x 1000.
An estate 18ct. yellow and white gold 0.50ct diamond solitaire ring
the early modern bead set diamond in a hexagonal bezel outlined by a conforming frame raised on filigree shoulders. Valuation available.
A good 18ct. rose gold set oval natural opal pendant
suspended on a swivel bale in a bezel mount the opal of approximately 50.50ct. displays directional orange-green or green-blue broadflash play of colour to alternate sides within a light body. Valuation available.
A Chinese ink and watercolour painting by Fung Zi Kai
a garden landscape with buildings and figures, calligraphic inscription and seal marks. On rice paper. 355 x 260.
A c1900 Tiffany Studios New York bronze and Favril glass table lamp
the iridescent baluster shade engraved 'LCT', the bronze base with tapered cylinder section stem on a spreading lobed base, stamped beneath 'Tiffany Studios New York'. Height 365.
A French red tortoiseshell Boulle cased mantel clock
with bell striking movement by Samuel Marti et Cie, c.1860, the Louis XV style case with ormolu mounts, the dial with enamel cartouches with Roman numerals. Height 360.
A good WMF Art Nouveau tall claret jug
tapered green glass body, the silver plate mounts including two pairs of maiden busts to the base, the sinuous handle and stopper with pierced pod and tendril design. Stamped marks to the base. The stopper stuck. Height 378.
An18ct yellow gold set natural opal pendant
the stone of long oval shape, approx. 6.80ct with slightly directional orange-green-blue play of colour, bezel set in gold below a stepped waterfall mount with scroll wire sides, suspended on a fluted fan bale. Valuation available.
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 delicate Edwardian inspired turquoise
sapphire and diamond set pendant, the oval cabochon turquoise claw set, framed by a meandering tendril border mounted with sapphires and diamonds, edged with rows of micro-set diamonds; suspended from a diamond set enhancer from a smaller turquoise cabochon, again edged with micro-set diamonds. Valuation available.
An 18ct rose gold set opal and diamond dress ring
the oval cabochon opal of approx. 2.25ct with semi-directional orange-green play of colour, surrounded by a halo of 16 diamonds, flanked by engraved shoulders and raised on scroll wire scrolls from the tapered rounded shank. TDW 0.33ct. Valuation available.
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.
An impressive modern 18ct. rose gold large opal and diamond dress ring
the large oval cabochon opal of overall pale tone exhibiting good fire, claw set, the wide flared shoulders of fleur-de-lis type design highlighted with 39 small modern brilliant cut diamonds to each shoulder. The opal measuring 22 x 14.5mm.
A Victorian silver four-piece tea and coffee service
the coffee pot with plain baluster body, the teapot of bullet shape, conforming sugar basin and milk jug, all with engraved vacant cartouches. Sheffield 1868 by Martin Hall Ltd. Total weight 2228gm.
An impressive Victorian figured mahogany split Scotch chest
a small full width drawer over three curving hat box drawers, with three full width drawers below, the plinth base also opens into a drawer, carved corbels and barley twist column to each side, raised on double bun feet. 1300 x 600 x 1390.
A Victorian 15ct. gold muff chain
fine links with one dog clip. 42.9gm.
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.