Cordys

0001

A colonial mottled kauri apprentice chest
three small drawers over three full width, the fronts inlaid in various NZ timbers, small brass handles, raised on plinth base. (minor damage). 440 x 270 x 450mm.

Realised: $850

0002

A N.Z. colonial burr-totara lidded box
flat circular form. Dia.170mm.

Realised: $110

0003

An impressive Victorian walnut writing slope
brass bound with inset military style handles, the interior with leather insert, ink bottles and pen compartments, the base with drawer to one side, presentation plaque to the lid dated 1879. 500 x 280 x 215mm.

Realised: $400

0004

A c.1900 ivory handled walking stick
broad silver band with oak mildly tapered shaft. L.935mm.

Realised: $180

0005

An Edwardian riding crop
the antler handle with checker carved grip, wide silver band hallmarked London 1908, the malacca shaft with bound leather whip end. L.675mm.

Under Offer

0006

A mid-19thC banjo barometer
break arch pediment, mahogany cased with satinwood shell inlays, the trunk with alcohol thermometer, silvered dial signed Donegan Warranted. H.990mm.

Realised: $350

0007

A mid-19thC stick barometer
swan neck pediment, flame mahogany cased with silvered dial signed Eger.n. Smith & Co. Liverpool, above a damp/dry dial and mercury thermometer. H.990mm.

Realised: $600

0008

An antique Gunter's 100ft surveyors’ chain
made by Chesterman, Sheffield, England, complete with full set of bronze tallies every ten feet.

Realised: $90

0009

An antique whaling blubber knife
No.10, made by Skelton, Sheffield, England, with long wooden handle. L.900mm.

Realised: $220

0010

A quality 20thC scrimshaw tooth
engraved one side with single humpback whale, the other with four broaching images, some natural cracking. L.140mm

Estimate: $500

0011

A c.1900 Negretti & Lambra compensated pocket barometer/compass
the dark red Morocco leather fitted case enclosing the circular brass framed instrument, the case back fitted with a visible compass. Case Dia.58mm.

Realised: $170

0012

A naval brass folding pocket compass
the hinged lid with 'Natural Sine' scale, working.

Realised: $140

0013

An uncommon Victorian rack and pinion King's corkscrew
the turned bone handle with brush absent, the brass ringed barrel with applied Royal coat-of-arms.

Realised: $525

0014

A Victorian cast iron silver roller mill
used by the renowned Auckland silversmith Fred Money, on a tripod base with reeded column supporting the various patterned rollers. H.1280mm. See related lots 409, 561, 563 and 743 this auction.

Realised: $500

0015

A large model paddle steamer
'Maasai', with electric motor and with original fitted and padded box. 1300 x 340 x 500mm.

Estimate: $400

0016

Garth Tapper
'Prosecution', screenprint 53/99, signed, entitled and numbered. 220 x 150mm

Realised: $110

0017

A cartoon 'McNab...Giant Highlander
9ft in his socks', signed E. Crook, 1928.

Estimate: $100

0018

Raoul Guerin (French 1890-1984) cartoon
'L'Intermediaire'. 250 x 190mm.

Estimate: $150

0019

Four photogravures after Arnold Böcklin
(19thC Swiss Symbolist artist). Various sizes in frames 525 x 420mm.

Realised: $500

0020

A French railways poster
'Chemins de fer d’Alsace et de Lorraine / Oderen Vallée de Wildenstein', c.1925. 990 x 690mm.

Estimate: $300

0021

A vintage railway travel poster
by Clodagh Sparrow, c.1937, of Kentish oast houses. 700 x 450mm.

Realised: $300

0022

A 19thC marine painting on tin
of an American sailing ship, with mainsail and pennant marked with black disc. 200 x 280mm

Estimate: $300

0023

A small Dutch 18thC oil on canvas
of a woman feeding birds at a kitchen hearth. 190 x 160mm.

Realised: $400

0024

A small replica Byzantine icon
Mother of God. 110 x 90mm.

Realised: $220

0025

A 19thC Russian orthodox brass cross
moulded with Christ crucified along with numerous religious motifs, the reverse with liturgical inscription. Remnants of blue enamel. H.160mm

Realised: $130

0026

Pair of hand coloured hunting engravings
'After a Good Day' and 'A Meet at the Cross Roads', after the paintings by George Wright, published by Savory. 300 x 450mm

Realised: $80

0027

A set of six equestrian engravings
Winners of the Great St Leger Stakes at Doncaster by (after) John Frederick Herring Snr, later coloured in oils; each gilt framed. 300 x 400mm.

Realised: $1,000

0028

A pair of late Georgian portrait miniature etchings
a man and woman, hand coloured, in oval cavetto and leaf moulded gilt frames. 200 x 180mm.

Realised: $200

0029

A hand painted portrait miniature on ivory
a ‘Gainsborough’ lady, framed in piano key ivory.

Realised: $90

0030

A pair of Aesthetic Movement artworks
reverse printed photographs of cameo angels, in ebonized frames with gilt highlights. Overall 545 x 545mm. Faults.

Realised: $275

0031

An early 20thC stereoscopic viewer and cards
the viewer labelled 'The Fine-Art Photographer's Publishing Co. London' on tripod stand with approx. 30 cards, each detailed in print, buildings, alpine scenes, etc.

Realised: $160

0032

A late 19thC Persian Qajar tile
painted with a man on horseback feeding a large bird flying overhead. 155 x 210mm.

Realised: $160

0033

An Edwardian terracotta tile
decorated in relief with a gentleman holding a parasol over a bustling and bustled woman, original paint finish. 110 x 160mm.

Realised: $240

0034

A vintage French earthenware tin glazed wall cistern
from the La Rochelle factory, decorated with their traditional bird and flowering basket pattern, complete with brass tap, bowl and lid, with shaped board to attach to wall, makers mark to reverse. H.750mm.

Realised: $160

0035

An old carved ivory standing figure of the Madonna and Child
she wears traditional draped robes, supporting the child by her right arm. H.180mm.

Estimate: $280

0036

A substantial African old carved ivory tusk section
the traditional bust of a woman with multiple figured 'story-board' above. H.430mm.

Estimate: $1,600

0037

An African large old carved ivory tusk section
similar to above. H.430mm.

Under Offer

0038

An African old carved ivory tusk section
smaller and similar to above. H.285mm.

Estimate: $280

0039

A pair of old African carved ivory tusks
the naked woman with traditional headrest, and encircling figured story board below. L.780mm approx. ea.

Estimate: $2,800

0040

Two kauri gum polished boulders
920 and 590gms each.

Estimate: $160

0041

A piece of brain coral
W.280mm

Realised: $180

0042

A small taxidermied heron
on black stand under a glass dome. H.450mm.

Realised: $240

0043

A large mid/late 20thC bronze statue of a rhinoceros
L.700mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $750

0044

A late Victorian alabaster figure group
two young children reading a book. 230 x 230 x 410mm.

Realised: $800

0045

A framed group of 63 Georgian plaster cameos
including Lord Nelson, The Prince Regent, Lady Hamilton, Capt. Cook, various monarchs, poets, artists, et al.

Realised: $500

0046

An uncommon 1828 hand-engraved 1797 ‘cartwheel’ penny
attributed to convicts who had been transported for a variety of crimes, many minor in nature. Often dubbed ‘leaden hearts’ they were produced as a keepsake for friends and relatives. Engraved ' Dear Father Mother A gift to you from me a friend Whose love Shall never End 1828 When this you see Remember me in a foreign Country'. The greatest period for transportation of convicts was from 1788-1868 when an estimated 165,000 individuals were transported, the majority to Australia after the 1776 Declaration of Independence closed America as a destination for convicts. There are recorded instances of individuals being transported for seven years just for the theft of a handkerchief.

Estimate: $1,600

0047

A pair of 19thC French bronze urns
raised on square black marble and variegated red and white marble bases, the urns decorated with the god Pan dancing with three naked women, olive branches as handles. H.365mm.

Estimate: $1,000

0048

A 19thC European fruitwood wall sconce
carved with an eagle. H.330mm

Realised: $120

0049

A copper coaching horn
brass mouth piece, British Coat-of-Arms and stamped Royal Mail. L.1190mm.

Realised: $130

0050

A collection of four old Egyptian artefacts
includes: two Ushabti bronze figures; a necklace of turquoise and other glazed ceramic beads L.860mm; and a pottery scarab beetle seal.

Realised: $300

0051

A folding landing net
with brass and timber frame, turned wood handle with brass cap.

Estimate: $100

0052

A carved antler cabinet piece angler's 'priest' by Taupo master carver Des Baker
carved as a dragonfly nymph alighted on a stick, c.2004. L.260mm.

Estimate: $500

0053

A fine quality Ogden Smith Ltd. landing net
maker's details stamped to aluminium head, with tapering bobbin turned wooden handle, c.1935. L.1030mm approx.

Estimate: $175

0054

A fine wicker fishing creel
attributed to Ogden Smith, the copper clasp with attractive rich patina. W.330mm

Realised: $140

0055

A late 19thC 2¼" brass reel
with curved winding arm and bone handle. Good patination.

Realised: $70

0056

A vintage Foster of Ashbourne 3” brass and alloy fly reel
c.1920’s.

Realised: $100

0057

A 3" brass 'plate wind' reel
with ebonite back plate, nickel silver rims and ivory handle. Engraved 'J. Gillett, Maker, 40 Fetter Lane, London'.

Realised: $70

0058

A copper one gallon measuring jug
19thC, with excise seal. H.255mm.

Realised: $130

0059

A collection of Australian States stamps
c.1860-1900, includes New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, etc.

Estimate: $350

0060

An uncommon c.1920 Lehmann #755 tinplate yellow cab taxi
complete with driver, side meter and original clockwork spring in working order, lithographically printed and in good condition, the hood flag support present, flag absent. L.178mm.

Realised: $700

0061

Marx USA c1933 'Tidy Tim' tinplate wind-up toy
lithographically printed, 'Keep Your City Spic and Span Says Tidy Tim the Clean Up Man'. Tim holding his wheelbarrow in front.

Realised: $340

0062

A 1930s Meccano ‘hatch blue’ and nickel constructed toy submarine
with two deck guns. L.550mm.

Realised: $120

0063

Two c.1930 Meccano constructed toys
a bi-plane with hatch blue and nickel printed panels, and a roller with constructed cylinder to its centre. L.350 and 230mm.

Realised: $180

0064

A vintage Britain's toy lead garden set
c.1930 from the Miniature Gardening series, includes garden bench, sun dial, paving and floral border, most original paint remains, together with a few other pieces.

Realised: $75

0065

A Staunton pattern chess set
variously in bone and simulated tortoiseshell. Tallest 130mm.

Realised: $300

0066

‘The Beatles Collection’ boxed album set of vinyl record
1978 British release containing the official catalogue of the Beatles in stereo, and a new compilation called Rarities. The set missing 'Please Please Me' record and cover and the record from 'Abbey Road'.

Realised: $350

0067

A small collection of WWI commemorative china
trios and a pin dish.

Realised: $60

0068

A small collection of WWI commemorative china
beakers, a plate and cup and saucer.

Realised: $60

0069

An uncommon N.Z. military dressed German porcelain doll
wearing a traditional WWI N.Z. campaign hat (lemon squeezer) with hat band and 'N.Z. Onward' badge, the jacket with 'N.Z. Volunteers' brass buttons; blue sleeping eyes to the porcelain head, composition body. H.700mm approx.

Estimate: $600

0070

A Northland Regiment presentation wall mirror to Brigadier R.W. Harding
etched with the military crest for '15 Northland' and with silver presentation engraved plaque 'Presented to Brigadier R.W. Harding D.S.O., M.M., E.D. Colonel of The Regiment 1951-61 From the Commanding Officer and All Other Ranks of The Northland Regiment 20.1.62'. 915 x 610mm.

Realised: $100

0071

A WWI watch fob
the enamelled first lieutenant’s dress uniform shoulder ‘pip’, hanging from a black ribbon with 9ct rose gold mounts. The pip reverse engraved '10/1149 Lieut. R. J. Kemp Promoted on the field 1st. January 1917 Fleurbaix. France Major. Saxby'. Note: Richard John Kemp (1889-1964) left New Zealand in 1914, serving with the Engineers at Gallipoli. He was then posted to the Maori Pioneers Battalion and was badly wounded in 1917. Conrad Gordon Saxby (DSO, MiD) fought in the Anglo-Boer War and then with the Auckland Mounted Rifles (13/2150) being subsequently CO of the Maori Pioneers, dying of disease in the UK in 1918 - a victim of the 1918 ‘flu epidemic.

Realised: $200

0072

Dr Christopher Dresser design for Benham and Froud pair of Arts and Crafts copper and brass candlesticks
with petal shaped dish sconce and loaded domed foot, cylinder form wood handles. Stamped registration number 53791. H.155mm.

Realised: $500

0073

Two WWI worked brass shell cases
both as vases/holders, one with handles. Dia.100mm.

Realised: $100

0074

A large French military etching by Achille Jacquet
after Meissonier. 550 x 450mm.

Realised: $160

0075

A large French military etching by Achille Jacquet
after Meissonier. 390 x 485mm

Realised: $130

0076

A WWII military issue brass range finding telescope
arrow marked. L.510mm.

Realised: $130

0077

A Persian Dahl
the circular solid brass domed shield with turned up edge, the exterior face with geometrical shapes and designs in silver and brass, four raised brass bosses to centre. c.1890. Dia. 370mm

Realised: $425

0078

An early 19thC Indian Talwar
all steel sword with hand forged curved single edge steel blade. Three small areas of dot punched decoration to blade. Cast steel hilt with integral knuckle bow, saucer shaped disc and sunburst dome pommel. Inlaid silver koftgarlie of plants and flowers to hilt. L.830mm.

Realised: $220

0079

A Prussian Falchion infantry sidearm
c.1839, with bright, downward curved, hatchet point single edged blade, solid brass hilt with ribbed grip and down swept cross guard and finial. Chain guard as replacement for knuckle bow. L.710mm.

Realised: $250

0080

An Austrian pioneer falchion
c.1853-1889, with wide single edge, hatchet point blade, single shallow full length fuller to right hand face. Hilt with timber scales to each side of shaped blade tang, rounded pommel. Straight steel bar cross guard with rounded quillons. Leather covered wood scabbard with brass chape and locket. L.615mm. 635mm including scabbard. 452mm blade length. 470mm scabbard (later decorated leather). Guard stamped “77”. Frog stud stamped “1.79”. Chape and locket – lacquered brass. Wooden scales replaced, screwed, not riveted. Total weight 2080gm

Realised: $375

0081

A Japanese wakizashi
the mumei (nameless sword) with c.1935 Shin-Gunto pattern Army leather covered timber scabbard and hilt, Shin-Gunto leather cavalry trooper and NCO sword knot. Older hand forged blade shortened at tang end. Two peg holes to tang. L.680mm.

Realised: $575

0082

A display collection of fifteen Eastern and South East Asian bladed weapons
including a small Japanese wakizashi; an early Persian relic yataghan; together with knives, daggers and swords from the East Indies, Bali, Borneo and Malaysia. Attached to an ornamental two diamond brass rack. W. 700mm, H.700mm.

Estimate: $1,650

0083

An unusual Pacific sculptural timber piece
of two coir lashed blades, resembling tweezers, on palmwood base. H.860mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Estimate: $120

0084

A New Zealand folk art carved bust
flattened three dimensional form, possibly Elvis Presley. H.450mm on stand. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $240

0085

A metal etched printers block portrait of a Maori chief
with moko. H.335mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $140

0086

A Maori folk art carved frame
with koruru and profile wheku heads flanking a small cavity. W.460mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $200

0087

A Maori folk art carved frame for a mantel clock
with a koruru head flanked by fish, above linked pairs of dolphin tails. W.470mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $150

0088

An African Luba-Shankadi (Congo DRC) headrest
in the manner of the Master of the Cascade Coiffure, with two facing figures clasping arms, each with left leg crooked. W.190mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $160

0089

An African acacia wood carved headrest
Pokot/Turkana ethnic group, mid 20thC; with incised decoration and brass carrying handle. W.250mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $110

0090

A Fijian pit fired pot
squat baluster shape with raised decoration. H.280mm Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $100

0091

A large sago storage pot
red terracotta with applied clay strips forming a stylised face, Aibom Village - Chambri Lakes area, Sepik Region, PNG. H.380mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $80

0092

A PNG Sepik Region sago storage pot
red terracotta with raised decoration and another circular with studded decoration. Dia.190mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $80

0093

A PNG wooden club/baton
a hardwood bowl and a Solomon Island ladle. Longest L.560mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $55

0094

An African knobkerrie club
the spherical end bound in tightly woven copper wire. L.580mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $120

0095

A Vanuatuan penis shaped club and a Tongan seven-sided club
L.555mm and 505mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $70

0096

A late 19thC Fijian totokia (beaked battle-hammer)
the long cylindrical handle with swollen multi-spiked 'pineapple' head with long tapered protruding beak, good old patina, the butt with short flared mildly domed end. L.840mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $450

0097

A Pitcairn Island carved wood folk art flying fish
with open mouth, the wings stamped 'From Pitcairn Island / Made by Radley Christian. L.370mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $180

0098

A standing bronze figure of a woman
possibly S.E. Asian (Cambodian), wearing two tiered coronet and patterned apron. H.525mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $130

0099

Two African ibeji figures
(Yoruba, Nigeria), male and female. Tallest H.280mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $100

0100

Portrait oil on board of Te Hau Takiri Wharepapa
after Gottfried Lindauer. 595 x 460mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $180