William (Bill) Hammond (b.1947)
'Head Bone 2', ink and acrylic on paper, title inscribed, signed and dated 1989, 1200 x 790. Note: Illustrated: Peter McCleavey The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Dealer by Jill Trevelyan
Anton Seuffert (1815 - 1887) New Zealand woods glove box
of traditional long rectangular form, the mildly domed lid inlaid with central scroll framed cartouche of maiden hair fern decoration, framed by two encircling Greek key bands. Bone inlaid keyhole escutcheon, rewarewa lining to the hinged lid. 29 x 103 x 75. Original 'A. Seuffert Cabinet Maker' label to the interior. Provenance: The Flower Family collection.
A pair of diamond stud earrings
old European-cut diamonds claw-set and on 14ct. yellow gold posts for pierced ears. One diamond 0.90ct, the other 0.83ct. 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.
A good taxidermy Burchell's zebra head
ears raised, head turned slightly to the right, wall mounting. Depth from nose to wall 765.
An exceptional Satsuma earthenware vase painted by Okamoto Ryozan for the Yasuda Company
decorated with a single masted vessel with 35 crew and passengers depicted on her deck, including samurai, a komusō mendicant monk, numerous men with Edo period chonmage hairstyle and women. The vessel's details and each figure's features and garments finely portrayed. A decorative gilt and enamel band encircles the neck incorporating four renditions of the Tokogawa mon. Marked under the base with the Yasuda insignia, Shimazu mon and nine character seal - Dai Nippon, Kyoto, Ryozan. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height 365.
An 18thC-style French large bracket clock
the pagoda top with ormolu urn finial, the teal painted case decorated with leaves and berries, the white enamel dial with Roman numeral surrounded by further ormolu embellishments, raised on a conforming wall bracket. Bell striking movement. Height overall 1030.
An impressive modern 16-18ct. white gold emerald and diamond cluster ring
the central claw set oval standard mixed-cut natural emerald of 2.83ct flanked by tapered bars of micro-bead set round brilliant cut diamonds, further diamonds in scrolling designs either side, the TDW of 1.27ct, 32 channel set square modified mixed cut natural emeralds bordering the shoulders of 0.64ct. Valuation available.
An impressive modern Art Deco-style 18ct. white gold ruby and diamond dress ring
the central round brilliant-cut diamond of 0.75ct framed by a lozenge form setting with scroll detail incorporating 40 channel-set natural rubies with total weight of 3.60ct and 32 bead set round brilliant cut diamonds of 0.50ct. Valuation available.
An 18ct. white gold sapphire and diamond dress ring
the oval mount with five round brilliant-cut diamonds set in a row framed by 22 square and mixed-cut sapphires, further surrounded by round brilliant cut diamonds, the shoulders in the form of diamond set bows. TDW 1.89ct., TSW 2.60ct. Valuation available.
A 14ct. white gold and diamond solitaire ring
the 1.01ct. round brilliant-cut diamond claw-set, upswept shoulders. Valuation available.
Two WW1 photograph albums of 13/583 2nd Lt. Ernest Arthur Bunkall
of the Auckland Mounted Rifles, Imperial Camel Corps and the Royal Flying Corps. A solicitor from Buckland Road, Epsom he served at Gallipoli as a Trooper before being involved in engagements with the Auckland Mounted Rifles and Camel Corps in Palestine. In March 1918 he was accepted in the Royal Flying Corps and was one of a small number of New Zealanders who served as a Pilot. These two unpublished albums include extremely rare and important images of Bunkall and numerous named colleagues at Gallipoli and in Palestine. Very few images of the Camel Corps have surfaced, and one album is almost entirely in relation to that service. Of particular importance are the photos that relate to the battle at Beersheba in present day Israel.
A platinum jade and diamond ring
the 21ct. round cabochon jade of sea green hue, surrounded by 24 small round brilliant cut diamonds.
A modern Belle Époque-style 18ct. white gold sapphire and diamond cluster ring
the central rub-over oval shaped diamond of 0.50ct framed by alternating bands of diamonds and sapphires, scrolling and shield form forked shoulders. The 20 claw-set tapered modified mixed-cut natural blue sapphires of 0.80ct, the 56 micro-bead set round brilliant-cut diamonds framing the central stone totalling 0.70ct. Valuation available.
An impressive Art Nouveau-style gem set dragonfly pendant
the body set with six facet-cut aquamarines and one amethyst, the wings encrusted with diamonds and sapphires, silver backed with gold, with fine gold chain.
A good George III oak housekeeper's cupboard
the top with two double panelled doors flanking a fixed conforming section, opening to reveal three shelves, the base with a combination of four short drawers and a small single panelled door cupboard, raised on bracket feet, brass H-form hinges, good colour and patina. 1660 x 505 x 2080.
Royal Worcester Highland Cattle painted urn form vase by H. Stinton
signed, ornate gilt enrichments, shape 1969. The printed mark post 1963. Height 310.
A Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) Shibiyama tusk vase
signed Masahisa on an inlaid mother-of-pearl tablet, decorated in aogai, tortoiseshell, stained ivory, coral, horn and wood, one side with a pigeon beside a display table and vase with a profusion of flowers, the other with birds in flight above lotus and other plants. Silver mount to carved wood base. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height 255.
large scale bronze standing lion, incised signature, date 'August 1995' and foundry mark to the base. Height 580, raised on a rectangular substantial tapered solid totara plinth base. Height overall 775.
untitled 'Mountain to Sea' series, oil on canvas, signed and detailed on reverse. 1830 x 900.
A pair of exceptional Japanese shibiyama and silver cloisonné vases
Meiji period, baluster shape with fluted and scalloped neck raised on a high domed triform base. The necks and shoulders of silver with clusters and racemes of cloisonne flowers, the swollen gold lacquered bodies decorated with shibiyama (aogai, mother of pearl, coral, stained ivory and horn) of birds and flowering plants, the silver bases with conforming cloisonné decoration. Two character signature tablets under the bases. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height 190.
A modern 18ct. white gold amethyst and diamond ring and bracelet
the ring with single oval facet cut amethyst above an encircling row of small modern brilliant cut diamonds, the undulating serpentine outer frame set with an encircling band of baguette diamonds, the conforming bracelet with three linked repeating sections.
A quality Georgian silver salver
with ornate leaf, shell and scroll border, flat chased foliate decoration, the centre engraved with the Arms of Arundel: sable, six martlets argent; supported on three leaf, shell and scroll feet. London 1787 by Hester Bateman. Approx. 1.8 kgs. Diameter 410.
A 19thC 18ct. yellow gold framed quality cameo brooch
the finely carved shell cameo of a woman in profile with curled coiffure, the scrolling vine leaf frame with grape bunch highlights. 55 x 55. Note: One of the best we have seen in a long time.
An impressive large 18ct. rose gold opal and diamond ring
the large oval cabochon opal measuring 175 x 142mm, held by four claws and framed by an encircling band of claw set modern brilliant cut diamonds, forked shoulders.
An 18ct. white gold diamond cluster ring
the pear shape mount set with eight Old European and modern brilliant cut diamonds, swagged undersides to the mount, upright shoulders and plain shank. TDW 1.24ct. Valuation available.
A colonial sandalwood campaign chest
two half drawers over four full drawers, with inset brass military style handles, two brass handles to each side, with carved gallery to the top. 1050 x 500 x 1250.
A 19thC large scrimshaw whale's tooth
finely lined and dot engraved, a classical woman in formal dress with floral swags, a bird perched upon her raised left hand, a handkerchief in her right. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. 970gms. Length 230.
untitled (Motorway Journey), ink on paper, signed and dated 1968. 740 x 545.
A Chinese green jade aubergine pendant on a beaded cord
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.
A large vintage 18ct. yellow gold and diamond cluster ring
the 21 brilliant-cut diamonds bead-set in a diamond formed grid, wide flaring ribbed shoulders.
A whalebone walking stick
the shaft with metal ferrule the marine ivory handle in the form of a Turk's knot. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Length 885.
Donald H. Green
'Great White Herons (Kōtuku) Amongst Reeds at the Murray River Estuary', oil on canvas, signed and dated 1979, commissioned by our vendor from the artist. 2500 x 2800.
'Storm Clouds Over Colonial House', acrylic on board, signed. 755 x 600.
A Victorian mahogany twin pedestal partner's desk
the top with three frieze drawers to each side, gilt tooled red leather insert, the pedestals with three drawers to one side, cupboards to the other. 1830 x 1100 x 780.
An important NZ walking stick
the shaft made from jarrah timber from James Busby's Residence which later became the Treaty House. The plain wood shaft topped with a pounamu band, a wide silver collar engraved with 'This Stick is Part of the House wherein the Treaty of Waitangi was signed 1840' with a polished piece of pounamu to the top of the collar. Length 930. The Residence fell into disrepair in the 1890s and was not restored until the 1930s when it was bought and gifted to the nation by Lord Bledisloe. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Length 930.
An estate 18ct. white gold diamond cluster ring
an Old European cut diamond bead-set to the centre and surrounded by another ten Old European cut diamonds. TDW 1.40ct. Valuation available.
A French mantel clock
the ormolu case surmounted by two birds on laurel branches, the drum case holding the bell striking movement with a white enamel dial with Arabic numerals raised on a white marble fluted column from an oblong marble stepped base embellished with further ormolu mounts. Height 280.
(1910-2001), 'Miner Resting', oil on canvas, signed, entitled and dated 1983 verso. Exhibited: Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney. 865 x 715.
A Swiss walnut cased orchestra music box
playing eight airs, on a single cylinder, three bells and a drum. 295 x 565 x 275.
A pair of late 19thC large classical garden urns
the long ovoid bodies with a wide encircling band of classical figured decoration, other encircling bands with classic scrolls and scalloped designs, the short scroll handles to the multiple banded necks with original cap covers, circular pedestal base on removable square plinth. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height overall 1295.
A good late Victorian oak display credenza
the architectural scalloped and oak leaf carved pediment above a single large glazed door enclosing an adjustable glass shelf with mirror back, flanked by an angular open compartment with large tiled panels of cavaliers above smaller compartments with mirror backs, all above a semi-conforming base. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. 1380 x 480 x 2350.
An early 20thC 'The Motty Marksman' refurbished large brass telescope on tripod by J.H. Steward of London
small sighting lens to top, various adjusting wheels and arm, counter weight to base. Length 1280.
A good Gallé c.1900 cameo glass atomizer scent bottle
the tall tapered ovoid body with single purple overlay on a frosted clear ground, finely carved with floral and leaf designs, cameo cut signature, the gilt metal fitted top mount stamped 'Made in France' and with original internal long glass tube, woven gold fabric cover to the external atomizer connection, tassel fringe. Height 162.
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.
A quality Chinese rosewood display cabinet
the base with four panelled frieze drawers with two pairs of carved panelled doors above, the top with a step-down middle panelled section, scroll and floral carved frieze gallery and panel. 1480 x 380 x 1095.
A large Turkish patchwork kilim carpet
comprising 51 variously sized and decorated panels stitched together to make a carpet of 2820 x 2020.
A fine antique Chinese ivory vase and cover
of tall ovoid shape with lion mask captured ring handles to the neck, the body intricately carved in relief with a celestial garden populated with numerous figures of deities, attendants, sages and children visiting temple buildings, raised on a sectional base with pierced detail and with domed cover surmounted by a temple lion dog. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height 305.
A large Lladro figure group
'Onward!', 1991-1993, by Salvador Debon, on wooden stand. Length 640.