Cordys

0001

A vintage tin fish poacher
with original drainer, swing handle. L.520mm.

Realised: $170

0002

A Victorian copper fish pot
brass riveted handles, with conforming lid, with maker's mark to lid and pot. 330 x 190 x 175mm. FRENCH 19THC MARKED LEGRY for Paul Legry of Paris, 2, Rue Miromesnil, Paris a very well regarded French kithchen equiper.

Realised: $875

0003

Three Georgian pewter plates
maker's crests and touch marks to two. Dia.180 and 240mm.

Realised: $100

0004

A near pair of early 19thC mahogany tea caddies
oblong with slightly domed hinged lids, one with undivided interior, the other with three compartments and a well concealed secret drawer to the base. Slight losses. 205 x 120 x 120mm

Realised: $160

0005

A rare early 19thC straw tea caddy
'treasure chest' shape with the exterior extensively patterned, the lid opens to reveal two straw lidded compartments with ivory knobs. These straw boxes, tea caddies, miniature writing slopes, etc were made by POWs during the Napoleonic Wars. In fragile condition. 230 x 120 x 160mm.

Realised: $170

0006

A Victorian brass plated jewellery casket
the exterior profusely embossed with wild birds in the countryside, decorative rope border and four bun feet. 160 x 110 x 100.mm

Realised: $140

0007

A Georgian papier-mâché double snuff box
oval form, silver heart shaped cartouche to each lid. Some damage. L.95mm.

Estimate: $90

0008

A Victorian burr walnut stationery box
with sloping front, single drawer in base and fitted interior with perpetual calendar.

Realised: $300

0009

A rare 1920s Louis Vuitton trunk custom made for Encyclopaedia Britannica
the monogram canvas showing some distress, original leather trim and brass hardware including substantial end lockable latches, stitched leather top handle, the interior lid printed 'Specially Made for The Encyclopaedia Britannica by Louis Vuitton 149, New Bond St., London' and numbered 20929? 895 x 330 x 280mm. Note: this rare model is featured in Louis Vuitton's 100 Legendary Trunks book. Only 1000 models of this trunk were made in association with the Cambridge University.

Realised: $1,100

0010

An early 20thC silver handled lady’s parasol
scrolling vine decoration.

Realised: $50

0011

An early 20thC silver handled lady’s parasol
repeat scrolling decoration.

Realised: $40

0012

A rare Georgian pin cushion
the naive small wooden doll with full skirt forming the cushion, decorated with cut steel pin borders and flowers. 80 x 100mm.

Realised: $240

0013

A vintage walking stick
the Malacca cane shaft fitted to a monogrammed ivory handle and embossed silver plate collar. L.860mm

Realised: $260

0014

A vintage ivory handled walking stick
the Malacca cane shaft with a monogrammed silver plated collar and right angle ivory handle. L.890mm

Estimate: $200

0015

A c.1900 carved ivory tiger handled walking stick
the tiger perched upon a rocky outcrop, ebony plain tapered shaft. L.890mm.

Realised: $260

0016

A dog head carved malacca cane walking stick
c.1900, in brass decorative mount with vacant cartouche. L.835mm.

Realised: $180

0017

A small Georgian mirror
square with five optic 'bull’s eyes', in birds-eye maple frame. 150 x 150mm.

Realised: $110

0018

An early 20thC decorative carved bone and hand painted fan
opening to reveal a classical biblical figured scene, the sticks finely carved and painted, the box with gilt label detailed 'Ortell’s Valencia'. H.230mm.

Realised: $130

0019

A late 19thC tortoiseshell card case inlaid with silver
the front with a scene of a stork amongst reeds, old repairs, push-button release revealing watered silk concertina interior.

Realised: $290

0020

A small 19thC tortoiseshell trunk form trinket box
the domed lid with steel pin highlights, turned white bone feet. L.57mm.

Realised: $220

0021

A Victorian coromandel wood vanity case
the fitted interior with crystal and silver top jars, lift out compartment and a drawer in the base for jewellery, London 1868 by James Vickery. Some veneer missing from lid. 305 x 230 x 180mm.

Estimate: $650

0022

A Victorian travelling vanity set
the interior with various compartments holding silver plate topped glass pots, manicure accessories and clothes brushes with handles of ivory and bone, the exterior of maroon leatherette with brass carrying handle, some old repairs. 230 x 220 x 130mm.

Estimate: $120

0023

An Art Deco Chinese dragon decorated beaded purse
in colours on black bugle bead ground.

Realised: $175

0024

A United Fire Brigade's Assn. long service medal
on ribbon with three bars.

Realised: $120

0025

An uncommon Husun Star globe
by H. Hughes & Son Ltd, c.1920 for celestial navigation, the 7" ivory coloured globe held in a mahogany case within a brass horizon scale, meridian and horizon ring. 265 x 265 x 275mm.

Realised: $650

0026

A Victorian brass refracting table tripod telescope
in original mahogany case. L.920mm.

Estimate: $800

0027

A Victorian mahogany cased set of four ivory rulers
comprising four 1’ rules and four 2” rules engraved with various scales. W.340mm.

Realised: $250

0028

A set of steel and cast copper fire irons
the shovel, poker and tongs each with acanthus and berry decorated handles.

Estimate: $250

0029

A tile painted with a study of two dogs
both lying on a table with blue and white wine ewer and bowl, in gilt frame. 110 x 145mm.

Realised: $540

0030

'A New Map of Georgia
with Part of Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. Drawn from Original Draughts, assisted by the most approved Maps and Charts Collected by Eman: Bowen. Geographer to his Majesty'. A rare and decorative 1748 map of the south-eastern United States by Emanuel Bowen, from John Harris’ Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels, 3rd edition, pub. London 1764, covering the region from the Mississippi River to Charleston. Detailed with Indian tribal territories, alliances with the French or English and trading paths. Copper plate engraving 360 x 477mm, untrimmed 397 x 520mm including margins, in good condition, some original vertical creases.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

0031

An 18thC map of Shropshire
by Robert Morden. 355 x 420mm

Estimate: $120

0032

An 18thC wood engraving
'Perspective View of Shrewsbury in Shropshire'. 190 x 295mm

Realised: $50

0033

A map of British Guyana
c.1854, drawn by Rapkin, published by John Tallis & Co. 360 x 250mm

Estimate: $120

0034

Garth Tapper
'Prosecution', screenprint 46/99, signed and entitled. 220 x 150mm unframed

Realised: $100

0035

A Victorian ambrotype photo of a young boy in an ornate frame
together with another antique frame (photo absent). 185 x 210mm and 210 x 250mm.

Realised: $130

0036

Two etchings by Giuseppe Zocchi
(1711-1767) Portrait of a man wearing a turban and Old man with gold chain (after Barbieri), possibly early 19thC British impressions. Each 230 x 175mm.

Realised: $70

0037

A vintage railway poster 'The Awakening of Spring in London's Country'
colour lithograph designed by A. A. Moore and issued by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd., 1926. 1000 x 600mm

Realised: $1,200

0038

A framed vintage railway poster 'Old World Villages'
colour lithograph designed by Helen Byrne Bryce and issued by the Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd., c.1924. 1000 x 600mm.

Estimate: $1,500

0039

A rare c.1930s watercolour of 'Miss Amy Johnson'
the famous British aviatrix seated in her plane known as Jason. Signed and inscribed 'Thank God She is Safe'. 270 x 215mm. Note: Johnson, CBE, born 1903 was a pioneering English female pilot who was the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia. She flew in the Second World War as part of the Air Transport Auxiliary and died during a ferry flight, going off course in adverse weather conditions, it is uncertain whether she baled out of her aircraft or if it was a mistaken case of friendly fire.

Estimate: $200 - $400

0040

A 19thC artist unknown
watercolour portrait miniature, bust of a young woman in white dress. 220 x 160mm, in rosewood frame.

Realised: $300

0041

Enid Raynor
'1920s Illustrative Family Group' watercolour, the six figures in an apparent meeting, signed. 245 x 265mm.

Realised: $80

0042

A vintage large format signed photograph of Benito Mussolini
showing him in military uniform with helmet, signed in ink, c.1934. 390 x 290mm. Detailed note attached to backing board 'I Don't Know How Dad got This Photo After the War'.

Realised: $220

0043

A nautical album c.1900 of photographs pertaining to the Aberdeen Line vessels SS Moravian and the SS Miltiades
the 53 individual photographs listed including 'Anchored off Capetown, Table Mountain', 'Observatory, Sydney from Smith's Wharf', 'Albatross and Mollyhawks', etc. Image size approx. 4 x 5", all housed in 'Photographs' album.

Estimate: $200

0044

A c.1940s Auckland resident's autograph album
including the signatures of Yehudi Menuhin, dated July 1951, the famous violinist and his sister Hephzibah Menuhin, a renowned pianist. Our vendor was an aspiring young musician when he met and secured these signatures.

Realised: $100

0045

'The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia' Vols I & II by Andrew Garron
1st edition, 1886, including multiple black and white engravings and colour maps (including North Island and New Zealand). Spine and other damage.

Realised: $140

0046

A modern American 'Green Club' green jade golf putter
the black lacquer handle with gilt metal foot and a genuine leather handle. L.900. In original green leatherette case.

Realised: $280

0047

A set of 19thC apothecary scales
by Oertling, London, in original glass and wood case, two drawers to the front, raised on three adjustable brass feet, (crack to rear glass). 530 x 280 x 500mm.

Estimate: $350

0048

A pair of large late 19thC brass balance scales
the tripod base with pedal operating the elevating balance scales, the brass pans each on three chain suspension. H.940.mm

Realised: $250

0049

A Victorian four-draw brass telescope
leather case, maker J.H. Steward, The Strand, London. NAMED 'THE LORD BURY TELESCOPE' ON PLAQUE ON BODY

Realised: $230

0050

An Italian 1940s walnut cased games compendium
with roulette wheel, playing cards, dice games, etc. 400 x 300 x 100mm

Realised: $100

0051

An Art Deco 1930s Bakelite Coronet Vogue folding camera
the brown Bakelite body with fine shagreen type finish. Streamline design.

Estimate: $110

0052

A piece of brain coral
together with a barnacle group.

Realised: $360

0053

An old tooth
ridges and patina of age. L.150mm.

Realised: $240

0054

A taxidermy terrapin
modelled walking with head raised. L.340mm.

Realised: $160

0055

A large turtle shell
the thirteen main plates displaying rich butterscotch to dark brown mottling, in good polish. L.630mm.

Realised: $280

0056

A large kauri gum boulder
in natural formation but clean. 4.5kg.

Realised: $750

0057

An ivory statuette of St. George killing the dragon
on rosewood plinth base, H.110mm.

Realised: $340

0058

A carved ivory tusk section
an adult elephant with jewelled caparison together with baby, standing on carved base, with carved wood stand. H.140mm.

Estimate: $450

0059

A pair of Eastern European carved wood and bone figures of fighters
in idiosyncratic costumes with cut-away beeches, capes and papakhi hats; they bear muskets, pairs of holstered flintlock pistols, daggers and swords. Painted soft wood with bone exposed body parts, glass inlaid eyes. Some faults. H.255mm

Realised: $250

0060

Five late Roman Constantinian dynasty coins

Realised: $35

0061

Five Roman Empire and Byzantine coins

Realised: $35

0062

A collection of ancient Roman coins
uncleaned.

Realised: $20

0063

An NZ Bahama 'Mule' 2 cent coin

Estimate: $80

0064

An early Egyptian carved wood sarcophagus mask
finely profiled and with carved peg mounts. L.270mm. Purportedly from the Late Period 6th/3rd century B.C

Realised: $200

0065

A Mont Blanc Meisterstück Classique ballpoint pen
with promotional logo, in box and packaging

Realised: $130

0066

A Parker 'Snake' limited edition fountain pen
1315/5000, with original box, certificate and papers.

Estimate: $1,800

0067

A sterling silver ‘Yard-O-Led’ Corinthian ballpoint pen
hallmarked and numbered #1844, in original wooden box and complete with booklet and leather case.

Realised: $250

0068

A Victorian brass standish
the elaborate stand decorated with a bearded face, scrolls and flowering tendrils, pen rest and two inkwells, raised on three scrolling feet. 430 x 220 x 140mm.

Estimate: $200

0069

A brass 3½" G. Little & Co. London all brass salmon fishing reel
old patina, embossed with maker's details, horn handle, permanent check. Late 19thC

Realised: $70

0070

A 4" walnut star back reel made for McCarthy's Dunedin c.1910
with Bickerdyke line guide and large bulbous handles.

Realised: $90

0071

An Alex Martin 6 x 3½” alloy fly box
with 15 compartments with sliding glass retainers containing 40 dry flies.

Realised: $40

0072

A vintage black tin fly box
Farlow style, with multiple lidded compartments with flies.

Realised: $140

0073

A 19thC French cast iron decorative panel
open worked with a cherub, lion masks and leafy details. 950 x 570mm

Under Offer

0074

A Victorian kerosene banquet lamp
the brass Corinthian column supporting an apricot glass oil reservoir, with chimney and an etched globe shade. H.840mm.

Realised: $390

0075

A Victorian kerosene lamp
the cream and gilt glass baluster base on an ornate brass foot with conforming brass bracket supporting the glass reservoir, with chimney and fluted cranberry glass shade. H.690mm.

Realised: $375

0076

A pair brass ship's gimbaled candle lamps
together with glass chimney flues.

Realised: $370

0077

Two Great Britain stamp albums
dated 1840-1949 and 1953-1980, earlier album contains Oxford College Messenger stamp which the vendor notes as 'a real rarity', both albums clean and tidy and in sleeve covers.

Realised: $300

0078

Two vintage stamp albums of mainly Commonwealth Coronation
includes many Machins, 1937 Coronations, 1917 War Stamps and various Jubilee, Coronation, Victory, Royal Visit and others.

Realised: $180

0079

A stamp album
contains many New Zealand stamps including earlier Health, etc.

Estimate: $150

0080

Three stamp albums
containing New Zealand stamps, two with some Side-Face Queens.

Estimate: $250

0081

A set of seven N.Z. 1855 imperf. Full-Face Queens stamps
the used set minus one 6d.

Realised: $260

0082

Collections of Australian and Great Britain stamps
each housed in a Tasman album, both fairly complete.

Estimate: $180

0083

The Premier N.Z. Stamp Album with collection included
fairly complete with three Full-Face Queens, some Side-Faces, most Pictorials, etc.

Estimate: $150

0084

Two albums of rarer N.Z. early stamps
includes: 16 Side-Face advertising stamps, 47 assorted 1882 Second Side-Faces categorised with various die and perf types; the second album with ten further 1882 Side-Faces, 1898 used set of Pictorials and others, 1931, 7d. Air Mail, UHM, 1925, Dunedin Exhibition Mint, 1960 and 1967 Pictorial Sets UHM, etc.

Estimate: $250

0085

Collections of Cook Islands and Niue stamps held in two albums
both including early issues, both albums include early overprint N.Z. issues.

Realised: $240

0086

An album of older N.Z. stamps
includes Postal Fiscals 1882, etc., various Victory, 2d blue Full Face Queen and one 6d perforated, assorted 1935 Pictorials Official, Health, Airmails, Life Insurance and various blocks held in the back of the album.

Realised: $200

0087

A stamp album
contains older New Zealand and Australian stamps, not full.

Estimate: $150

0088

An Australian stamp stock book
issues dating from 1913, a large album.

Estimate: $200

0089

A large and various album of Australian stamps
includes earlier Tasmania, some later blocks and gutter pairs, etc.

Estimate: $200

0090

Three albums of world stamps
sorted alphabetically and notably including early New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Ross Dependency, early Queensland, etc.

Estimate: $180

0091

A greedy boy money box
red jacket, manufactured in cast aluminium by H.C. Urlwin, Christchurch.

Realised: $130

0092

A greedy boy money box
green jacket, as above.

Realised: $170

0093

'I Always Did ‘spise a Mule' money bank
manufactured in the USA in the 1950s, no coin trap.

Estimate: $200

0094

'I Always Did ‘spise a Mule' money bank
manufactured in the USA in the 1950s.

Realised: $150

0095

A WWI/WWII medal groups and WWII pair
with ribbons, together with conforming miniatures.

Estimate: $350

0096

A framed WWI/WWII medal group
British War Medal and the Victory Medal to 54529 Roderick William Kemp along with 1939-45 Star, Africa Star and New Zealand War Service Medal.

Realised: $380

0097

A Moroccan Jambiya Koummya dagger
curved brass and silver metal embellished handle, wide pommel and hook ended sheath; the curved part of the blade double edged. L.410mm (incl. sheath).

Realised: $120

0098

An East Indies Golok
with heavy 260mm blade, fitted to a teak hilt, with teak scabbard with metal bindings.

Realised: $50

0099

A set of three Indian knives of graduated sizes
with T-back blades, set in ebony hilts with gilt damascene ferrules. Longest 350mm

Realised: $70

0100

An East Indies small parang
with 215mm long blade fitted to a horn hilt and with horn scabbard.

Realised: $60