Cordys

ANTIQUE & ART AUCTION including THE TUI FLOWER ESTATE COLLECTION In our June auction we are excited to offer items from the Tui Flower estate which includes some of the most exquisite snuff boxes, walking sticks & ivories we have ever seen. Also offered from private vendors & other estates, a vast array of fine items including boxes, musical instruments, postcard albums, taxidermy & coats, fishing, militaria, Pacific, African, Maori & tribal artefacts, N.Z. Historical, Anton Seuffert glove box, a good selection of Len Castle, Waterford glasses, large Lladro figure groups, Doulton, Worcester, etc. The Oriental section has exceptionally fine bronzes, ivories, netsukes, as well as porcelain. The evening session starts at 5pm with jewellery which includes diamond, emerald, ruby & sapphire rings, earrings, etc., followed by clocks and watches, a very special Objet de Vertu section including exceptional snuff boxes, vinaigrettes, etc. The silver section includes Georgian & Victorian with a fine Hester Bateman silver tray,an excellent collection of rugs and runners is next with the furniture full of Georgian, Victorian, Chinese drawers, tables, desks, chairs, linen press, four impressive tall oak display cabinets and garden urns which sat outside the front steps of Tui’s house & so much more.The fine art section has works by Roy Dalgarno, Ron Stenberg, Simon Williams, Don Binny, Fred Graham, Geoff Thomson, and others. Cordys has no hesitation in urging you to view this very special auction Lucy Tui Hampton Aitken QSM (née Flower, 23 November 1925 – 15 August 2017), generally known as Tui Flower, was a pioneering New Zealand food writer. Born in Matamata Tui received an education at Espom Girls’ Grammar and at the University of Otago obtaining a diploma of Home Science. She furthered her education with Cordon Bleu courses in the United States and study at the École Hôtelière de Paris in 1954–55. Her exposure to food journalism in the United States aided her in becoming the food editor of The Woman’s Weekly in 1965. She has been likened to the American food writer Julia Child and is credited with helping New Zealanders move away from their traditional meat, potato and vegetable dinner. In her retirement Tui lived in Mt. Eden in the home owned by her maternal grandparents. It appears that Tui was not the only collector in the family with her parents and grandparents especially being avid collectors with a discerning eye for quality they amassed amazing collections of snuff boxes and bottles, fine Oriental jade, cloisonné, ivory, Satsuma, Maori artefacts, walking sticks, furniture including Anton Seuffert and more. Most of these collections remained intact and untouched in their home until now. It is with great pleasure that we offer Part 1 of this incredible estate collection in this catalogue with items provenanced: The Flower Family Collection. Part 2 will be offered in our July 17th Antique & Art Auction.