Cordys

0183

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.

Realised: $24,000

0182

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.

Realised: $18,500

0185

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.

Realised: $13,000

0458

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.

Realised: $9,500

0184

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.

Realised: $9,500

0180

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.

Realised: $9,000

0186

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.

Realised: $8,250

0329

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.

Realised: $8,000

0190

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.

Realised: $6,500

0328

An impressive Meiji period Japanese bronze vase from the Nogawa workshop
Kyoto, signed. tapering shouldered shape inlaid in gold, silver and shakudo with a carp rippling the surface of a pond beneath wisteria racemes and tendrils. Height 375. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection

Realised: $6,500

0181

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.

Realised: $6,200

0530

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.

Realised: $5,500

0350A

A 19thC ivory okimono of a man watering a horse
both stand before a large pot, raised on a rockwork plinth, signed intaglio with character marks under the base. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height 105.

Realised: $4,200

0272

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.

Realised: $4,100

0066

A whalebone walking stick
the shaft and handle made of one piece of whalebone, plain with no decoration, metal ferrule to tip. Length 870. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection.

Realised: $3,900

0529

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.

Realised: $3,750

0540

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.

Realised: $3,700

0778

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.

Realised: $3,600

0188

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.

Realised: $3,500

0319

A 19thC Japanese bronze censer
modelled as Kannon transported on the back of a goose, it's head turned back with open bill enabling the incense smoke to waft from it. Raised on a quatrefoil plateau from a swollen table base with shishi mask corners above trefoil feet. The goddess's robes and diadem with gilded detail. Height 355. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection

Realised: $3,200