A platinum and diamond solitaire ring
the 1.90ct. round brilliant cut diamond claw set with a tapered baguette diamond to each shoulder. TDW 2.16ct. Valuation available.
A set of three N.Z. 2013 'The Hobbit $10 proof 1 troy oz. gold coins
each coin of 1 troy oz., 0.999 pure gold, depicting Hobbit figures from the 'Middle-Earth', in original presentation box with packaging, limited edition 95/250.
A rare 19thC North-east Caucasian Kuba Seichour (Seychour) runner
decorated with five complex 'fan-bladed' medallions in polychrome on an indigo ground, framed by a madder rosette/latch-hook inner border and a 'Georgian' outer border. Hand knotted wool pile in exceptional condition with oxidised charcoal areas, original macramé ends with some losses and original flat side cords with minor repairs. 2660 x 980mm
A fine old Caucasian Shirvan kilim wide runner
slit weft weave, all wool, decorated with four medallions and multiple geometric borders. 3050 x 1900mm
'Naked Balzac with Folded Arms', cast bronze, signature to the base. H.715mm. Probably a mid 20thC casting from the 1892 original. Note: In 1891, Rodin received a commission for a statue of novelist Honoré de Balzac (1799- 1850). The figure of Balzac as a man of great physical appetites and strength is Rodin's second conception of the figure. Balzac stands legs wide apart and arms folded over his powerful girth. Between his legs is a tree stump form - an unnecessary support for the piece - which emphasizes the subject as rooted to the earth. Rodin's idea is that Balzac was a confident man who grew up on the land, a force of nature. ‘For me, Balzac is… a creator, and this is the idea I would wish to make understood in my statue.’
An impressive colonial mottled kauri scotch chest
a full width drawer to the serpentine shaped top with a hat box drawer to the centre and two half drawers to each side, three full width drawers to the base. Ornately carved and scrolling corbels and half columns to each side, raised on bun feet. W.1180 x D.580 x H.1450mm.
A fine antique Shirvan runner
hand knotted wool pile on wool weft and warp, decorated with six step-sided medallions framed by rosette and arrowhead patterned borders. c.1900. 3080 x 1330mm
A Japanese Tokyo School ivory figure of a samurai
standing wearing robes decorated with clan mon, he grasps his katana in his right hand, his wakizashi thrust through his belt, a signalling baton held in his hand and concealed behind his back. Finished in pigment and light staining. Raised seal tablet (Shibasui?) under the base. H.150mm.
A 1993 N.Z. '40th Anniversary of the Coronation' $5 gold proof coin
47.53gm. 916.7 gold, 1.4011 ounces of pure gold. Note: this coin had a very low mintage of only 210 pieces.
Blythe Fletcher (1890-1949)
'Arabian Market Scene', tempera on board, signed and dated '24. 735 x 1215. Note: Fletcher was born in Yorkshire, England in 1890, coming to New Zealand and settling in Christchurch in 1909 and is noted exhibiting with the N.Z. Academy of Fine Arts in 1916. This major work exhibits the artist's strength of use of colour and vibrancy of subject, this market street scene is most likely Bethlehem, the Palestinian town south of Jerusalem, the biblical birthplace of Jesus.
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.
A modern 18ct. yellow and white gold solitaire diamond ring
rounded Gypsy style, the top half in white gold with a countersunk setting supporting the 0.83ct round brilliant cut diamond of colour I, clarity VS1, yellow gold lower shank. Valuation available.
An N.Z. 2007 '100 Years of Adventure' Scouting $10 proof gold coin
39.94gm. of 0.917 gold, with original packaging.
An old Turkish Meghri hand knotted carpet
wool pile on wool foundation, the field unusually decorated with two long panels, one patterned with latch-hook outlined medallions, the other with palmettes. 2380 x 1620mm.
A good antique Turkoman Beshir tribal rug
hand knotted fine wool pile on wool foundation, the field decorated with closely spaced palmette and rosette medallions, framed by geometric borders. c.1900. 3200 x 1610mm
A 19thC oak cased bracket clock
with Winterhalder & Hofmeier eight-day gong striking movement, chiming on either eight bells or four gongs (attention required); the face with gilt-metal spandrels and arch framing the main and subsidiary dials. H.580mm
A Georgian mahogany bow-front five drawer chest
two half drawers to the top, brass handles and back plates, raised on bracket feet. 1040 x 510 x 1030mm.
A William IV four piece silver tea set
decorated in an Orientalist manner, the large cream and sugar with original gilding, floral finials, ivory heat rings, London 1830 by Richard Pearce & George Burrows. 2215gm.
A large and impressive Sefton Powrie glazed breakfront bookcase cabinet
restrained elegant pediment over four doors, each glass panel with brass inserts, adjustable shelves, a double cupboard to the centre with a single to each side, raised on plinth base. 2450 x 420 x 2500mm.
An antique Turkoman Yomud tribal carpet
the entire field decorated with kepse guls, framed by a geometric meander border, with geometric patterned guard panels at the ends. 3200 x 1930mm