A Trobriand Island hardwood stool
two carved acrobats support a circular concave seat with notched and incised decoration. H.550mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]
A cassowary feather fly whisk
a kupesi tapa tablet of fibrous bark and stitched palm ribs, and a Solomon Islands spatula with figural handle. L.390mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]
A Melanesian carved wood stool
the circular top supported on a female figure with a baby carried on her back. H.370mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]
An African carved stool (tonga)
Zimbabwe, circular dished top on complex angular base from a circular plinth. Dia.195mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]
An African Ivory Coast Yaure tribal mask
with a bird crest. H.535mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]
Three aboriginal boomerangs
of mulga wood, the two largest with incised surface to one face. Largest L.840mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]
Five various wooden hair combs
one of palmwood spines with coir binding, one Solomon with incised decoration. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]
A vintage Senufo Ivory Coast African tribal mask
decorated with red and white pigments, carved with bird surmount. H.590mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]
Five various Kiribati coconut wood weapons (swords)
four set with shark's teeth, the fifth with small jawbones (fish/eel?). All with decorative woven leaf bindings. Longest L.1120mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]
A coconut grating stool
possibly Caroline Islands, Micronesia, lanceolate seat on three legs with coir binding. L.690mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]
A massive hank of hand plaited coir rope
Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]
An old Polynesian root-stock club
the head with irregular root spurs, the shaft with notched detail at the terminal end. L.900mm
An old Polynesian root-stock club
the head with irregular root spurs, the shaft with incised detail below the head and notched detail at the terminal end. L.1000mm
A coconut wood short pole club (bowai)
with domed distal end and notched grip. L.705mm.
A Fijian root-stock club (vunikau)
the flaring head with five spurs and conical distal end, the shaft with notched detail at the grip. L.1015mm
A Fijian kiakavo club
with curved and spur head, plain shaft with swollen terminal end. L.1000mm.
A Fijian kiakavo club
with curved head, the spur end chipped, plain shaft with swollen terminal end. L.860mm.
A hefty Fijian ula throwing club
with spherical head and shaft with notched grip. L.450mm.
A Fijian culacula club
of small proportions, the flattened cruciform blade on a short plain shaft with swollen terminal knob. L.710mm.
A small ula missile club
with spherical end and slender shaft. L.350mm
A Fijian culacula club
of small proportions, coconut wood, flattened cruciform blade on a short plain shaft with swollen terminal knob. L.710mm.
A Soloman Island food bowl
a sword fish head to each end, mother of pearl inlaid decoration. L.390mm.
A Soloman Island food bowl
in the form of a bird, mother of pearl inlay. L.250mm.
A Soloman Island large double food bowl
plain design. 230 x 630mm.
A PNG carved mask
leaf shaped with simply blocked facial details, red pigment remnants. On display stand. H.890mm
A vintage PNG highland Mendi tribal shield
elongated oval shape, with striking ochre, white and black painted decoration. Old fire damage hole to lower section. H.1400mm
An Asmat ceremonial dance costume
(West Papua),woven ochre and white pigmented stringwork with grass fringes, full face helmet with ornamental attachments and bodice. H.1180mm approx.
An Asmat ceremonial dance costume
(West Papua),woven ochre and white pigmented stringwork, open face hood fixed to a robe with grass fringe and bands of cassowary feathered tufts. H.1650mm approx.
A striking Asmat (New Guinea) tribal carved and decorated shield
the geometric scroll design highlighted with brown, white and black ochre pigments, the reverse with similar design and central ridged handle, fibre strands knotted to the borders. H.1420mm. W.540mm
An old Borneo Dayak head-hunter’s sword (Mandau)
decorated with repeating painted designs to the wooden scabbard and antler hilt, hide wrapping and multiple teeth tassels, the blade narrowing to the handle. L.620mm.
An Indonesian ancestral statue (korwar)
standing behind and holding a pierced screen. H.670mm.
An unusual early/mid-20thC Indonesian tribal heavy hardwood carved figure
the stylised figure with unusual extended nose/mouth, extended stomach, in crouching pose, hands to buttocks. H.370mm.
A hardwood carved West Timorese statuette of a Madonna and child
her cape covering her head, open to reveal the child held in her arms, the base carved with an encircling carved frangipani band. H.640mm.
'Oceanic Art' by Anthony J.P. Meyer
published Konemann 1995. 1st single vol hardcover edition with dust jacket. 700+ illustrations, text in English, German, French.
A hardwood knobkerrie club
with squat spherical head surmounting four graduated knops and a slender shaft with flaring terminal knob. L.480mm.
An old Maori wooden palisade spike/digging stick
A Maori carved kauri poupou panel
the rectangular panel in relief with an ancestor figure named Tane to the chest, hands clasped to abdomen, a smaller figure striding between the main subjects’ legs. H.1130mm.
1865 'Map showing the Conquered Territory
in the Northern part of the North Island (New Zealand) (signed) Chas. Heaphy, 15 Decr. 1864. Includes statement by Lt. Genl. D.A. Cameron and shows rebel land conquered, land of friendly Māori, Government land, Crown grants and location of fighting. 490 x 395mm.
Map of New Zealand by W. Hughes
with insets: of Auckland, Dunedin and the Otago gold-fields. Pub. George Philip & Son, c.1877.
Robert Frederick Way (1872-1947)
'Anihana' (a portrait of a Maori chief), etching, signed and entitled. 310 x 210mm.
Four chromolithographic prints of NZ flora
by Sarah Featon (1848-1927). Each framed.
John Cecil Hill (1889-1974) set of five caricatures of gentlemen
one with 'The National Bank of N.Z. Ltd', cheques laid to the ground, another detailed on reverse 'N. Board R', etc., each in colours and initialled and dated either 1942 or 1945. 300 x 200mm. Note: Hill was an Auckland Star (Newspaper) cartoonist from 1927 to 1952.
Brett Printing Co. chromolithograph
'Native Flowers of New Zealand'. 520 x 340mm.
Five vintage silk Maori theme printed handkerchiefs
four with portrait illustrations, 'Te Hira Te Kawau, Maori Chief' and others, together with 'Maori Village'. Four with original labels attached detailed 'Stoffels'. 290 x 290mm.
Hilda Wiseman (1894-1984)
Tieke (saddleback) and Kāruhiruhi (pied shag), two linocuts, monogrammed in the plate. 55 x 70mm and 85 x 75mm.
Two 19thC albumen prints of Christchurch
from photos by Dr. Alfred Barker 1859. Each 135 x 170mm
Two early photographs of Wellington
by William Henry Whitmore Davis (1812-1901), depicting Thorndon and early waterfront, c.1867. Each 190 x 250mm.
A scarce copper 'Special Constabulary [Mounted]' medal 1913
to L.L. Mellsop. Awarded by the Auckland Citizens Defence Committee to 'Massey's Cossacks' for the strike of 1913.
An uncommon bronze Royal Humane Society of New Zealand bravery medal and ribbon
'Awarded to Thomas Gillings, For an Act of Bravery, 26 May 1936'. Fitted with swivel scroll suspension and brooch top bar, in Morocco leather case. Produced by Mayer & Kean, Wellington. Gillings (a miner) dived into the Waikato River near Huntly and saved the life of a five year old boy. His left hand was splinted at the time due to an earlier injury. The Mayor of Huntly, Mr C.E. George presented Gillings with his medal at the Huntly Town Hall.
A vintage copper fire screen
embossed with the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. 710 x 680mm.
A set of four Barry Brickell knob handled small coffee mugs
each with speckled dark grey glaze over a lustrous dark red brown stoneware, evidence of small impressed mark under glaze below handle. H.78mm.
Barry Brickell 'Fatso' salt glazed large jug
typical spherical form with stylised bird beak form spout, green/brown variable tone with pale and brighter highlights in gloss and semi-gloss salt glaze effects, five kiln 'gem' drips, one with clay segment, impressed potter's mark at base of strap handle. H.310mm. Illustrated 'Playing with Fire, Auckland Studio Potter's Society Turns 50' by Peter Lange and Stuart Newby, published January 2011, see page 45, full page illustration.
Barry Brickell large floor storage pot
the mildly domed lid with turned finial, the pool of green blue glaze to the centre, the baluster body with fluted lug handles, darker variable tones with glossy highlights. Unmarked. H.430mm.
A large Barry Brickell stoneware lidded floor pot
the ovoid body with lug form handles, the lid finial with pool of green glaze, speckled glaze/firing effects to the body. Impressed mark to base, the lid with professional restoration. H.515mm.
Barry Brickell large lidded floor pot
baluster form, decorated lug handles, variable glaze with dark and blue highlights. Impressed mark to base, minor faults. H.410mm.
Barry Brickell lidded storage jar
ovoid form, domed lid with knob finial, hairline crack, dark glaze with grey highlights. Impressed mark. H.210mm.
Barry Brickell large flared bowl
pale grey green glaze with red/brown iron glaze to the interior rim and spotted highlights. Impressed mark. Dia.330mm.
Barry Brickell flared bowl
red/brown banded gloss glaze, impressed mark. Dia.300mm.
Barry Brickell bowl
curving sides with repeating motif to the exterior top rim, heavily grogged stoneware, impressed mark. Dia.160mm.
Barry Brickell large rectangular form dish
impressed with curving stylised railway line and bush form, encircling band of repeating motif to interior rim, the grey tan glaze with pale chun type blue highlights. Impressed mark. L.475mm.
Barry Brickell grey glaze vase
baluster form, on iron spotted highlights. Impressed mark to base. H.200mm.
Barry Brickell pouring wine flagon
the beehive form body with tall tapered spout and flared neck, lustrous red/brown glaze with black highlights. Impressed mark to base. H.210mm.
Barry Brickell wine flagon
lustrous and banded glaze, impressed mark. H.180mm.
A Crown Lynn 'Three Faces of Eve' table lamp
the three faces supported upon each other in an Art Deco design, square base. Overall matt white glaze. H.315. Square section silk shade
An uncommon Crown Lynn pictorial plate
'William Clarkson Stanfield. 1793-1867. After the Storm', gilt rim, printed artist, date and title to reverse. Dia.260mm. Note: This plate was presented to Merrin Potter by Tom Clark after she finished working on a special project at Crown Lynn Potteries in 1984. See attached signed letters confirming this.
Len Castle celadon glazed porcelain bowl
flared, the interior with radiating finely impressed flowerhead design, impressed potter's mark and incised 'HM' to base, minor restored rubbing to rim. Dia.245mm.
Len Castle early stoneware pouring bowl
rock ash glaze, sinuous combed band encircling below the top rim, the dark khaki green glaze pooling to the well, impressed mark. Dia.245mm.
Len Castle small shallow flared bowl
impressed repeating design to the rim, grey spotted glaze, early impressed potter's mark. Dia.180mm.
Len Castle Sedge grass vase
tapered form, variable umber glaze, impressed mark. Minor flake to top rim. H.145mm.
A set of six Len Castle tall narrow coffee mugs
each decorated with pressed stylised block stamps, tree and abstract design, impressed potter’s mark to each, c.1970. H.120mm.
A good vintage Len Castle discoid stoneware vase
three heavily combed vertical rope impressions to each side, concave mouth, iron oxide washed matt glaze, impressed potter’s mark. H.355mm
Mirek Smisek 'Gate to the World' salt glazed stoneware deep bowl
with original gallery label under the base, impressed potter's cipher to the side. W.280mm.
A set of six Elizabeth Lissaman bird decorated coffee mugs
each with a cockerel type bird painted in blue and orange/tan on a grey ground, the reverse with a rising sun in similar tone, terracotta type body, incised full marks to base of each including date code for 1976. H.100mm.
Peter Stichbury teapot and Nicholas Brandon flask
the teapot (H.240mm incl handle) with green rock ash glaze and decorative incised and fluted band, cane handle, impressed mark. The flagon with strap handle. H.235mm.
Peter Stichbury large pottery charger
hand poured ironsand decoration to the glaze, chun over tenmoku, impressed potter's mark to foot. Dia.388mm.
Helen Mason sculpted and glazed wall panel
approximately circular with wire cut and applied sections, the centre with red and chun type glaze, old illegible label on reverse. Dia.320mm.
Dennis O'Connor salt glazed flared bowl
heavy variable dribbled glaze, impressed potter's mark to base. Dia.340mm.
John Roy early colourful abstract painted vase
flared form, gold abstract lineal highlights, incised signature and date to base '93 and to the lower side '94. H.160mm.
John Roy untitled double figure sculpture
man confronting the devil upon a stylised double torso base. Painted and impressed artist's marks. H.280mm.
Jim Greig stoneware tapered vase
lozenge section form with concave cut top, incised stylised potter's initials to base. H.200mm.
Flora Christella tall salt glazed cylinder vase
incised floral/mosquito decoration, unmarked. H.405mm.
Doris Dutch teapot
green brown glaze with pale highlights, cane bound overhead handle. Impressed mark. H.185mm including handle.
Two John Parker black flared bowls
gloss glaze, ribbed highlights, one with eight circular cut-outs, potter's mark to base. Dia.270 and 290mm.
Merilyn Wiseman blue glazed sculpted square dish
the central panel with repeating diamond forms, raised on four sculpted feet, relief potter's mark to base. 315 x 315mm.
Merilyn Wiseman tall flared vase of frond/pod type form
striking blue glaze, potter's mark to base. Minor glaze flake repair. H.340mm.
Merilyn Wiseman white glazed trough form vase
sinuous leaf forms, leaf form handles, arching base. Potter's mark to base. L.290mm.
Yvonne Rust tall salt glazed vase
baluster form with heavy dark olive green glaze, ribbed mount. H.515mm.
Two Yvonne Rust sculpted vases
one with triple nozzle top, the other of baluster form with applied rondels and impressed decorated base, one with impressed potter's mark. H.225 and 140mm.
Yvonne Rust tall sculpted vase
the bulbous top with flared rim, applied rondels. H.490mm. Provenance: Purchased Quarry Gallery.
Yvonne Rust salt glazed jug
tall baluster form, lustrous dribbled tones. H.280mm.
Peter Algar large lidded floor pot
ovoid form, partial bright red glaze on grey, double strap lug form handles, the recessed lid with long finial. H.420mm.
Peter Collis gold/bronze glazed urn form vase
the compressed wide spherical body with trumpet form neck, fluted scrolling strap handle. H.470mm.
Graham Ambrose set of three cherry red gloss glazed flared bowls
graduating size, impressed potter's mark. The tallest 160mm.
Mike O'Donnell pictorial glazed 15-tile artwork
'Consultation', mounted with two birds, signed and entitled, mounted on backing board. 455 x 600mm.
Briar Gardner baluster flared vase
streaky yellow above green blue glaze, incised full signature potter's mark to base. Fine small hair crack to rim. H.150mm.
John Parker studio pottery specimen vase
the spherical body with angular combed texture, lustrous matt glaze, impressed potter's mark to base. H.155mm.
Estelle Martin large pottery bowl
wood fired restrained glaze effects in matt tone. Incised potter's mark and date '80. Dia.335mm.
Andrew van der Putten salt glazed jug
golden green variable tone, impressed potter's mark to base of handle. H.220mm.
Andrew van der Putten colourful glazed decorated bowl
fruit and leaf design with black outline, potter's signature and date '92 to base. Dia.300mm.
An unusual large Mollé pottery leaf dish
apple green glaze with caramel trickle glaze to the rim, script signature to base. 320 x 240mm.