A large and impressive 8.83ct. natural Ceylonese sapphire and diamond dress ring
the rectangular step cut sapphire with certificate, no evidence of heat treatment, held by four pairs of corner claws above the wide tapered shoulders set with tapered rows of baguette diamonds flanked by modern brilliant cut diamonds. AIGS Gem Lab certificate available. TDW of 1.87ct.
An impressive 4.01ct natural ruby and diamond substantial 18ct. gold and platinum dress ring
the faceted cushion cut 'purple-red' natural ruby with AIGS gemstone identification report commenting 'No indications of heating', held by four tapered corner claws above broad tapered shoulders set with baguette and princess cut diamonds with TDW of 3.00ct.
A pair of impressive 18ct white gold emerald and diamond earrings
each earring set with a 3.86ct mixed cut natural emerald, surrounded by 28 round brilliant cut diamonds, three brilliant cut diamonds set to the bale, attached to hooks for pierced ears. TEW 7.7ct, TDW 0.62ct, valuation available.
An impressive 18ct. white gold emerald and diamond ring
the 13.54ct step cut natural emerald claw set with a 0.22 trapezoid cut natural emerald to each side, the elaborately designed mount and shoulders set with 136 round brilliant cut diamonds, TEW 13.99ct, TDW 1.62ct, valuation available.
A modern gent's Patek Philippe Travel-Time 5134J 18ct. gold wristwatch
the white dial with subsidiary 24-hour and seconds dials, exhibition sapphire back, plain polished 18ct. yellow gold bezel, case No. 3086259, Swiss automatic dual-time Cal. 215/156 movement, case size 37.5mm, Patek Philippe black 'croc leather' bracelet with concealed 18ct. gold deployment buckle. Working order, with card display box and valuation stating new replacement value of $73,200.
An Anton Seuffert elaborately inlaid parquetry card table top on a Victorian walnut tripod base
the top with central eight point star-burst framed by expanding geometric patterns in various N.Z. native timbers. Diameter 605, in good condition and polish, the tripod base with fine stringing and inlay to the three turned columns tripod platform and three scrolling legs. Height 705. Note: it is recorded in the book 'The Seuffert Legacy' by Brian Peet published 2008 that 'many card tables have been discovered with bases of uncertain origin, suggesting the tops were sold separately...'.
A large and impressive pre-European Maori carved pounamu hei tiki
traditional mildly tapered form with chin to left shoulder, hands to thighs and single notch and tapered hourglass drilled and concealed suspension hole to top of head, good dark tone with semi-translucence. Note: the quality of carving, dark tone and size of this hei tiki make it one of the best to have been on the market in many decades. Length 135, width 75. Registered Y20382. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
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
An impressive modern retro style 18ct. white gold and diamond cluster necklace
the 11 swirling triangular type form graduating panelled sections set with a combination of 389 modern brilliant cut diamonds totalling 2.68ct and 236 tapered baguette diamonds totalling 3.16ct. TDW 5.84ct, the other plain links of similar conforming design. Valuation available.
'Puhoi River & Waiwera Landscape', oil on canvas, signed and dated 2004. 820 x 1200.
A pre-European Maori carved pounamu hei tiki
of good proportions with traditional features of head turned to left shoulder and hands clasped to thighs, single tapered hourglass drilled suspension hole, medium to dark green tone with semi-translucent pale inclusions. Length 99, width 51. Registered Y20385. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
A good pre-European Maori carved pounamu hei tiki
of good deep profile, traditional slightly tapered form, dark green tone. Note: the depth and elegant soft carved features of this hei tiki make it an outstanding example. Length 108, width 48, depth 21. Registered Y20384. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
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.
A pre-European Maori carved pounamu hei tiki
with head turned to the right shoulder, hands clasped to thighs and with single tapered hourglass drilled suspension hole, the original being through the top of the head having broken through and then modified through the top of the eye ring, variable mid-green tone with translucent and orange/tan highlights. Height 108, width 61. Registered Y20383. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
A pair of 18ct. white gold and diamond set drop earrings
each as three linked tapered floral form clusters of diamonds, the 294 modern brilliant cut diamonds totalling 2.20ct, the 136 tapered diamonds totalling 2.56ct, TDW 4.76ct. Valuation available.
An impressive designer modern 18ct. white gold and diamond set dog head ring
the large stylish dog's head all-over set with white and black diamonds, the plain collar with further black diamonds in rub-over mounts, the 556 white modern brilliant cut diamonds of 4.49ct., the 384 modern brilliant cut black diamonds totalling 3.28ct., TDW 7.77ct. Valuation available.
An uncommon pre-European Maori carved inunga pounamu hei tiki
good proportions and traditional form, chin to the left, hands to thighs, three tapered hourglass drilled and concealed suspension holes to the back top of head, one broken through, natural dark lineal inclusions to the striking pale green tone of this inunga pounamu. Length 91, width 51. Note: the inunga variety of pounamu takes its name from the N.Z. native inunga - freshwater fish. Registered Y20386. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
An impressive Art Deco platinum and diamond brooch
open cut-out style of approximately rectangular form, full bead set with a total of 66 early modern brilliant cut diamonds, the large centre diamond with rub-over setting, 3.50 TDW. In original fitted box with London retailer's details to the interior lid for 'Mumford & Percy'. Valuation available stating 'in excellent condition'.
An exceptional exhibition quality large Chinese carved ivory figure group
the six child figures practicing various martial arts within an outdoor setting including rocky outcrop, fenced garden, trees, weeping willows and blossoms with carved ivory base. 555 x 300 x 260, all upon a conforming shaped rosewood base with fine carved and fretwork detail, highlighted with fine silver wire inlay. Provenance: This large group was brought to New Zealand from China and exhibited in an international exhibition, c.1970. Our vendors had connection with the Chinese delegation and purchased at the exhibition's closure.
A lady's modern 18ct. white gold and large diamond set pendant necklace
the large diamond form pendant comprising 25 circular clusters, each with a single claw set diamond to the open centre, a series of three diamond set links suspend from the fine 18ct. white gold chain, the 266 modern brilliant cut diamonds totalling 3.80ct. 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.
A pair of 18ct. white gold and diamond cluster pendant earrings
each with a diamond set oval cluster supporting the long tapered open worked panel, the 154 modern brilliant cut diamonds totalling 2.74ct. Valuation available.
A fine Chinese Hotan jade shallow dish
plain circular shape raised on a low foot ring. The translucent stone with areas of mutton fat suffused with faint traces of lilac and small areas of deep green. Diameter 215.
An 18ct. yellow gold and diamond set bracelet
the top with nine circular diamond set clusters, the 243 modern brilliant cut diamonds totalling 2.68ct, the back with conforming plain circular basket design panels. Valuation available.
A pre-European Maori pounamu hei tiki
traditional tapered form, head to left shoulder, hands to thighs, three early suspension holes all broken through, good mid-green tone. Length 77, width 53. Registered Y20387. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
An 18ct. yellow gold and diamond set tennis bracelet
the 44 modern brilliant cut diamonds totalling 2.71ct, each set as an individual link, push-in clasp. Valuation available.
A pre-European Maori carved pounamu hei tiki
traditional form with head to left shoulder, hands to thighs, concealed notch and hourglass cut suspension hole broken through, pale to mid-green/grey tone with pale tan and dark included highlights. Length 98, width 48. Registered Y20388. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
A lady's 18ct. white gold and blue topaz bracelet
the 29 square standard step cut blue topaz totalling 38.33ct, each held by corner claws in an elegant clean design. Valuation available.
An extensive 140 piece Italian Art Déco .800 silver table service by Ricci & C. S.p.A.
Alessandria 1934-44, retailed by Porro, Roma, comprising: 12 tablespoons, 24 table forks, 12 dessert spoons, 12 dessert forks, 12 fish knives, 12 fish forks, 12 teaspoons, pr fish servers, pr salad servers, soup ladle, sauce ladle (weight approx 6kg) along with 24 silver handled stainless bladed table knives, 12 luncheon knives and a pair of carvers.
A substantial Chinese Qing period carved ivory tusk depicting the Eight Immortals voyaging to the Feast of Peaches
adrift on a boat with a superstructure carved as a gnarled and ancient pine, the rudder and furled sail as a lotus leaves and flowers conforming to the natural tusk shape. Raised on a hardwood stand carved and pierced as dancing waves and lotus. Length 390. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
A Georgian 18ct. yellow gold and diamond cluster ring
the central old mine cut diamond of approx. 0.85ct, claw set and framed by 12 further old mine cut diamonds, forked shoulders.
A contemporary mere pounamu
by Richard Moore, fashioned from Marsden Flower jade, the butt knob of fluted fan shape. Length 340
A Len Castle large square section bottle vase
stoneware, iron rich glaze to the top over dark tenmoku, impressed potter's mark. Height 415.
A Len Castle slab form branch vase
shino glaze with pale overglaze to the shoulder showing controlled effect, stronger rust red glaze towards the base, press moulded, impressed potter's mark to base. A fine example. Height 360.
A large Baltic 'egg yolk' amber bead necklace
the 62 graduating beads of approximately uniform egg yolk tone showing some more translucent inclusions, the largest beads of diameter 29mm. Length 800 approx.
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.
Harry Linley Richardson (UK/NZ 1878-1947)
'An Old Identity, Wellington' (inscribed Mr J.Johnson verso), oil on canvas, signed. Illustrated: Art in New Zealand, Sept. 1928 page 19. Provenance: The McGregor Wright Gallery Collection. 750 x 600.
An impressive Edwardian silver banquet tray
rectangular form with elaborate leafy scroll framed vacant cartouche, the gadroon border with shell detail to the corners, conforming handles. Birmingham 1907 by J. Sherwood & Sons. Approx. 2.85kgs. 630 x 370.
John Weeks (1888-1965)
Untitled – Industrial Scene, tempera on board, signed, 390 x 500
A Japanese Taisho period ivory miniature shrine cabinet (butsudan)
rectangular with corniced pediment and flanged base, two doors to the front, raised on wooden plinth, all surfaces decorated in low relief with Buddhist adherents, the doors opening to reveal three bosatsu. Signed under the base. 110 x 65 x 165 (excluding stand).
A good N.Z. colonial burr and mottled timber scotch chest
this quality example with solid mottled kauri top, sides, base and frame, the combination of eight drawers with further burr kauri and mottled timber fasciae, original bronzed metal handles, stepped plinth base. 1290 x 615 x 1300. A superior example in good original condition. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
A large and impressive Maori contact period carved pounamu toki (adze blade)
wide flat tapered form with mildly curved bevel, the narrow butt end with early pre-European type lapidary scarf and snap technique evident, the widest edge with two fine multiple notched bands, the dark to mid-green tone with pale and orange/tan specked highlights. Length 315, width 105, depth 22. Registered Y20391. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
An impressive large Meiji Japanese bronze by Omori Mitsumoto (Ko-gen)
the figure group of a rhinoceros being attacked by two tigers. One tiger pinned to the front, the other upon his back, fine realistic detail, glass inset eyes, carved bone horn. Signed with two engraved character marks (Ko-gen) to the underbelly. Length 565. Raised on gnarled azalea root wood stand. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
An estate 18ct. gold platinum and diamond Victorian style brooch
in the form of a flower, the central Old Cut diamond claw set within a diamond encrusted circle, the six petals of alternating rose gold and platinum set with mine cut, Old European cut and Old Swiss cut diamonds, TDW 2.25ct, in original box. Old valuation available.
A Len Castle large blossom vase
press-moulded stoneware, saturated iron under-glaze with rutile over-glaze, the rectangular top pooled with glaze, impressed potter's mark. Height 440.
A pre-European Maori carved pounamu hei tiki
the top of the head with old pre-European scarf and snap cut, the body of mid to pale tone with semi-translucence, the head with evidence of being in a fire. Length 93, width 66. Note: it is possible that due to difficulty in drilling a suspension hole to the top that pre-European modifications to this hei tiki were in progress, however unfinished. Registered Y20390. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
A large and impressive fine hand knotted Turkoman carpet
the field decorated with hundreds of small gul motifs and secondary cruciform motifs framed by multiple narrow guards. As new condition. 3500 x 2500.
'Islands of Dreams, Hawaii', acrylic on board, signed. Note: detail on reverse including alternative title 'Soul Line' and 'Pushing the Medium to its Limit Incorporating Traditional Impressionistic and Abstract. Acrylic on hardboard...'. 740 x 590.
A large pre-European Maori carved pounamu damaged hei tiki
showing evidence of fire discolouration, pale to mid-grey tone with tan inclusions, head to left shoulder, hands to thighs, the legs snapped off and absent. Note: An early 20thC note accompanies this hei tiki stating 'Old broken tiki from Tohuaki Martin old pah Mangarewa/ Mamahu Rotorua Line found in scrub after fire had gone through it. Hamilton Maori Arts School Rotorua'. Registered Y20389. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.
An 18ct. white gold emerald and diamond ring
three round brilliant cut diamonds claw set vertically to the centre and surrounded by a circle of channel set mixed cut emeralds, and two scalloped rows of round brilliant cut diamonds and mixed cut emeralds. TDW 1.69ct, TEW 1.30ct. Valuation available.