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A Russian icon
in enamels on gesso surface and wooden panel, depicting biblical scenes. 535 x 440.
A large 19thC sailor's wool-work picture
of a British man-o'war standing off a lighthouse surrounded by smaller boats. Some faults. Framed and glazed, overall 600 x 850
A 19thC sailor's woolwork picture of a British sailing ship
some faults. Framed and glazed, overall 340 x 400.
A pair of Wahl-Eversharp fountain pens and a propelling pencil
mottled green and red striped casing.
A cased pair of Conway Stewart fountain pen and propelling pencil
mottled and hatched burgundy casing, 14ct. gold nib, in original fitted box.
A Victorian burr walnut stationery box
with sloping front, single drawer in base and fitted interior with perpetual calendar.
A good quality 19thC rosewood writing slope
the borders beautifully inlaid with cut brass, the fitted interior with tooled green leather, inkwells etc. 500 x 260 x 170.
A Victorian walnut writing slope
brass bound corners, the interior with traditional layout including Morocco leather gilt embellished writing pad. 450 x 240 x 160.
A French Boulle stationery compendium
of credenza shape inlaid in cut brass, red tortoiseshell and white enamel on an ebonized ground, with ormolu edges and high relief floral urn to the drop front, opening to reveal a velvet writing surface and maple lined interior, compartmentalized to hold two ink wells and papers. With key. 355 x 150 x 270.
A 19thC European jewel box
squat sarcophagus shape raised on gilt metal feet, decorated in coloured inks and pen work with Arab figures to the lid and stylised leaves and flower heads as borders patterning the cavetto and walls. 305 x 250 x 120.
A collection of eleven pieces of treen
including; glove powderers, equestrian multi-tool, a watch holder etc.
An Edwardian Underwood & Underwood (New York) stereoscope
together with a large collection of contemporary stereoscopic cards including Boer War cards, etc.
A good Victorian leather bound brass four-draw telescope
with retailer's inscription, Jagger & Harvey, Ship Chandlers, Auckland.
A Victorian brass and ebonised metal monocular microscope
by W. Watson & Sons Ltd, London, No. 12753, in original case, with key.
An Edwardian wall mounted aneroid barometer
with thermometer. Ring suspension. Diameter 200.
A 19thC banjo barometer
the case with 'Dry-Damp' dial, thermometer, silvered dial with ivory adjuster and level, named A. Monti, Canterbury. Height 940.
An early 20thC Stanley 'Surveying Aneroid Compensated' pocket barometer/altimeter
ebonised brass case, the dial with scales detailed in inches and feet, in original stitched leather case, the small viewing magnifying glass absent. Diameter of case 83.
An early 20thC French military/surveyor's alidade compass
invented by Paul Peigne, the mahogany case with boxwood 16cm rule to one side of the folding case, brass and ebonised metal fittings.
A vintage Japanese Tamaya & Co. Ltd ship's sextant
in original box.
Four boxes of lantern slides
various images including; 'Auckland from Masthead' by H. Winkelmann, Wanganui river scene with waka, Making fire old Maori method 1861, Chief Pehi Turoa, Upper Wanganui District, colonial farming scenes, harbour scenes, colonial home life, Maori families, etc.
A mahogany triple-layer case for a deck watch
the hinged lid inset with an ivory plaque engraved 'M F Dent, ... London'. 115 x 100 x 60.
Two vintage leather faux alligator hide suitcases
the interiors with pockets, a double band of leather to the outer side edge, faux amber handle. 535 x 450 x 230 and 460 x 410 x 290.
A leather faux alligator hide suitcase
the interior with pockets for accessories, double bound edges for strength, original label 'G.B. Stylite'. 460 x 320 x 170
An antique cast iron book press
with brass maker's label to front, Edwards, Dunlop & Co, Importers, Sydney.
A Swiss music box with 6" cylinder and three 'bells in sight'
playing eight airs, the lid with inlaid timbers, the case later painted. 425 x 275 x 230.
A Victorian mahogany cased bagatelle billiards game
the folding flame mahogany case enclosing the table top game with baize lined interior, inlaid counters to the edges and holes to receive the nine stained ivory balls, one absent, complete with numbered archway and two cues. Length extended 1820, width 460.
A long copper planter
lozenge form with brass handle to each end. 700 x 220.
An old copper alfresco wine cooler
with metal and wood side handles. 570 x 320 x 350.
A pair of good Victorian silhouettes
man and woman, matching frames with gilt slips. 90 x 65 each.
An oval painted miniature of an elegant woman
signed, in ebonised wood frame. Length 40.
A 19thC Persian miniature watercolour painting on paper
group of four figures. 100 x 180.
A late 18thC miniature portrait of George III (King of Great Britain)
coloured engraving backed onto glass with gold foil, original wood frame with suspension ring. 150 x 120.
An early 19thC papier-mâché snuff box
long rectangular form, the lid inlaid with small abalone pieces and wriggle-work wire detail, contents included. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Length 90.
A vintage 'Ascot' The New Racing Game
makers: Jacques & Son, London, in mahogany box. Length 260.
A large early 20thC woven silk floral display in a mercury glass vase
the petals as radiating silk string on wire frames, silk tassel and sculpted centres, dried grass backing. The vase floral painted. Height overall 810.
A Georgian multi-sided tortoiseshell tea caddy
with dome top and ivory mounts, the engraved escutcheon within abalone ribbon inlay. Some distress. Length 145, height 140.
A parquetry and Tunbridge inlay tea caddy
opening to reveal two compartments with lids. 215 x 115 x 120.
A Georgian mahogany inlaid tea caddy
plain oblong form with inlaid decoration to lid, front and edges, the interior with two compartments (lids absent). 190 x 100 x 115
Two European paintings on tin
depicting an elderly man and woman with their grandchildren, each signed Meierheim. Unframed. Each 200 x 170.
Edward (Ted) Scorfield (1882-1965)
hand coloured cartoon print from 'The Bulletin', entitled 'A Touch of Spring' published 1932. 335 x 215.
A Victorian mother-of-pearl card case
push-button release, the interior with multiple card compartments. 110 x 75.
A Victorian postcard album
containing mostly British postcards.
A pair of early 20thC American chromolithographs
one depicting a Black American homestead, the other a rural scene. In birds-eye maple frames. Each 560 x 600.
An embossed leather cased daguerreotype photograph
of two Victorian women, framed by a gilt metal slip. 95 x 80.
An embossed leather cased daguerreotype photograph
of Victorian gentleman, framed by a gilt metal slip. 95 x 80.
An Indian Vizagapatam ivory work/sewing box
the interior with multiple compartments and various bobbins, etc. Some repairs. 230 x 325 x 115.
A quality shaped oval burr walnut tray
pie-crust edge. 485 x 340.
A good Victorian brass reeded column oil lamp
with cranberry glass receptacle and matching shade. Height 650.
A pair of Art Deco alabaster parrot bookends
pale tone with peach blush and darker highlights included. Minor losses. Height 185.
An Art Deco figure group
a woman sitting talking to her hound, her composite face deteriorating, MENNIVILLE, FRANCE scratched into the marble base. 590 x 200 x 300.
An Art Deco bronze figure group
a young girl with two deer, original green patination, on variegated black marble base. 580 x 120 x 230.
A 19thC bronze figurine
a cherub at a blacksmith's forge (Vulcan's Assistant), gilt finish, hammer and piece being worked on absent. 170 x 100 x 260.
A cast aluminium bust of Vladimir Lenin
Cyrillic signature to reverse. 180 x 110 x 290.
A modern figure of Chairman Mao
standing on a tall red stool with white wings to his back, artist's signature to side with impressed mark to stool top. Height 390.
An aluminium figure of Vladimir Lenin
stands leaning on a bookshelf reading, on square plinth base, signed and dated to reverse. Height 320.
A vintage cast aluminium Chiropractic sign
the traditional symbol of a standing figure with arms outstretched and holding up wings. 700 x 700
A vintage painted cast iron Great Eastern Railway carriage shield
decorated with the coat of arms from the counties the railway serviced from 1862 to 1922 when it was merged with other companies. Diameter 330.
A pair of 19thC Chilean or Peruvian carved wooden stirrups
decorated with floral motifs and with steel straps damascened with white metal.
A pair of 19thC Chilean spurs
with large multi-spoke rowels, with pierced shanks, damascene bars and rawhide straps.
An Indian late 19thC metal box for betel nuts
five compartments and a tray to the interior. 200 x 150 x 120.
A collection of 80 thimbles
includes Wedgwood, Royal Copenhagen, silver and silver plate, in specially made oak case.
Two 19thC portraits of women in watercolours
rosewood framed. Each overall 470 x 410mm.
Two early English maps
one by Christopher Saxton, 'Lancastriae 1577' and 'Chester' by John Speed. Each 420 x 530.
A small papier maché snuff box
oblong shape, painted to the lid with a portrait of a nobleman, a printed poem affixed inside the lid. 50 x 80.
A large English 6½" walnut and brass game fishing reel
of heavy construction with on/off check, brass lined spool, Bickerdyke line guide, brass starback, oval logo to the foot, rich patina, c.1890.
A large 7" Scarborough 'Seareel' oak reel
with ventilated spool, line, large winding handles, brass wind-up pressure braking, embossed with maker's logo, c.1940s.
A fine 4¼" A & N.C.S.L (Army & Navy Co-Op Society Ltd.) brass salmon reel
with permanent check, large brown Bakelite handle, fully embossed to the face plate, smooth clicker, c.1895.
A massive 6" Allcock Commodore big game reel
with heavy brake lever, on/off check, wind-up tensioner, large handle to heavy winder, stainless steel construction with chromed parts.
A late 19thC brass 3½" x 1¼" plate fishing reel
for A. Allan Glasgow, with bone handle.
A brass 2½" x 1½" plate fishing reel
for Carter & Co, London, with bone handle. c.1880.
A late 19thC 2½" A.& N.C.L. (Army & Navy) brass plate wind reel
of heavy construction, wide spool with permanent check.
A 19thC brass crank wind 2" reel
for A.W. Gamage Ltd, Holborn, London, named to the face.
A Hardy Bros. 3½" Uniqua Duplicated MkII wide drum fly reel
with ribbed brass foot, ebonite handle, tension rim regulator screw on back plate, 'telephone latch' spool release to face plate, double check mechanism. With an attached nickel silver plate attached to inside reel back plate, inscribed: 'Made for W.H. Tisdall Ltd, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton'. Polished 'Spitfire' finish. c.1930
A 3¼" Hardy's 'Silex' No.2 spinning reel
with pierced face plate and spool, twin ivorine handles, three screw drum release latch, red rubber casting release lever and line tension regulator on back plate rim, smooth brass foot, original silk line. c.1914. Uncommon size in good condition.
An early N.Z. 'Wilhous' 3½" wide drum fly reel
with shortened smooth brass foot, 'strap -over' line tension regulator on back plate rim, ebonite handle and 'telephone' latch on faceplate. A rare reel made by N.Z. Sports Manufacturing Co., 205 Karangahape Road, Auckland, c.1920.
A Hardy's 3⅞ " St. John fly reel
made for W.H. Tisdall, Ltd, N.Z., nickel silver retailer's name embossed to the inside plate and maker's initials JS for James Smith. Ribbed brass foot, rim drag screw on back, ebonite handle, double check mechanism. c.1930.
A Hardy Bros 3⅜" 'St. George' fly reel
with brass ridged foot, back plate rim drag screw, agate line guide, ebonite handle, two screw drum latch, original silk line. With leather case. c.1947
A 3¾" trout reel by J.J.S Walker Brampton & Co (Alnwick)
for R. Sanderson Ltd. Turangi, with smooth brass foot, two screw drum release latch, ebonite handle. c.1950
4" trout fly reel by W.H. Dingley
ex-Hardy's employee who set up shop in Alnwick, with smooth brass foot, ebonite handle and three screw drum latch. c.1940.
Hardy's 3⅞" 'Perfect' wide drum fly reel
with an attached nickel silver plate attached to inside reel back plate, inscribed: 'Made for W.H. Tisdall Ltd, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton', ribbed brass foot, rim tension regulator, ebonite handle, original silk line
A Hardy's 3⅝" Perfect fly reel
with smooth foot, strapped tension screw, ivorine handle, professionally repaired back plate rim. c.1910.
A Hardy Bros. 3⅞" 'Perfect' Duplicated MkII fly reel
with agate line guide rim regulator tension screw, ivorine handle, grooved brass foot. Maker's initials for Thomas Armstrong inside reel. c.1930.
3¼" brass plate wind reel
made for W.H.Tisdall, Wellington & Christchurch, requires replacement handle.
2½" brass crank wind reel
for A & W McCarthy, Dunedin & Invercargill. Requires replacement handle.
3" brass plate wind reel
for J.R. Ross & Co, Napier & Palmerston N. Original silk line. Requires replacement handle.
A 4" x 2⅛" ebonite and brass salmon reel
by G Little & Co. Makers to H.R.H. Prince of Wales 15. Fetter Lane London, with ebonite rims and back plate, brass face plate with horn handle, c.1870.
A 4" walnut free-spooling reel
with brass foot and 'cathedral' back plate, twin horn handles. c.1890.
Two walnut free-spooling reels
3" and 3½", both with brass foot and twin horn handles, one 'cathedral' back, the other 'star' back. c.1890
A Malloch black japanned slim line fly box
complete with a full complement of over 70 early vintage Malloch wet flies, c.1890s.
A fine Malloch's early black fly box
5 x 3½ ", with 10 glass spring loaded inspection compartments, each divided in two with flies, plus a drying pad to the lid, c.1890.
A superb Allcocks 'The Smithson' fly box
4½ x 4½" square, with chrome interior with numerous Allcock flies and maker's details, unusually covered with a leatherette finish.
A Scottish anglers merchant's postal cardboard box
containing approx. 150 small flies, the box with details for Alex Martin Ltd Glasgow; the Edinburgh recipient and 1969 postal stamp.
A hand carved balsa drake duck decoy
with glass bead eyes, mottled feathers and green head, c.1940s. Length 350
A hand carved balsa hen duck decoy
with glass bead eyes and mottled feathers, c.1940s. Length 350
A hand carved green wing teal decoy
with glass bead eyes, finely painted. Length 260
An early vintage handmade wooden blue bill duck decoy
with glass eyes, lead belly weight, stable crack to neck, c.1920s. Length 300.
A large hand carved mallard drake duck decoy
c.1950s with recent refurbishing, glass eyes. Length 385.
A fine weave canvas oilskin drake duck decoy
An original Brady wicker fishing creel
complete with canvas carry bag attached, leather and canvas harness, Brady logo attached, c.1940s