Cordys

0000

The following 55 lots are offered on behalf of the estate and from the home of the late Douglas Wright
one of New Zealand’s most talented and imaginative dancers and choreographers. Although not a large home, it and its garden were exquisitely decorated in an idiosyncratic manner with an Aladdin’s cave feel

0001

A large potted 'Poor Knights' lily
a mature plant with old flowering stems, in terracotta pot. H. approx. 1200mm.

Realised: $325

0002

A large potted cycad plant
a mature plant in large plastic pot. H. approx. 1500mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $225

0003

A mature potted cycad plant
a smaller 'pup' plant attached, in plastic tub. H. approx. 1100mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $425

0004

A large bromeliad potted plant
the green leaves with dark red highlights, in terracotta pot. approximate H.800mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $40

0005

A mature aloe plicatilis potted plant
the plastic pot of classical terracotta look. H. approx. 1550mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $320

0006

A box of assorted collectables
includes Japanese Arita double gourd vase, swaddled vintage rubber doll, crocheted doll, Donald Duck 'U.S. Mail' wind-up toy, vintage 'millinery blocking scissor action scales', 'Griffin & Sons Ltd Nelson N.Z.' vintage lidded tin, vintage lithographs, wood fired vase, etc. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $100

0007

An old doctor's bag
canvas with metal frame, together with contents - monkey skull, small wood figures and dagger, bone vertebrae section, etc. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $120

0008

A vintage Ave hat block
together with an old Slipper Bed Pan. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $50

0009

A Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes enamelled chain
Office of Worthy Primo. L.560mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $160

0010

Two old pressed steel toy motor cars
a Wyandotte cord convertible - lacking grill but with both bumpers, yellow with green hood. L.330mm. Together with a red fire engine(?), top section only. L.30mm. Both distressed. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $50

0011

An antique pottery recumbent tiger money box
with open mouth and painted decoration. One foot missing. Possibly Indonesian. L.300 x H.250mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $240

0012

A pair of Victorian wooden riding boot trees
with articulated feet. H.550mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $240

0013

An ornate gilt picture frame with a red card slip
exterior size 600 x 500mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $200

0014

A vintage fur cape
with 'Harman Fur, 5 Darby Street Auckland' label. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $70

0015

A collection of various fabrics
tassels, first doll, etc. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $80

0016

An old machine tapestry wall hanging
depicting a scene of an Arab prince on horseback with attendant, palm trees and buildings in the background. With suspension rings and bamboo rod. Distressed. 2200 x 1200mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $200

0017

A decorative old Eastern European wall hanging
chain stitch on cotton, gold stylised floral designs in bright colours on a red ground. 1500 x 2800mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $420

0018

An Indian stone Hindu altar
a shiva lingam, a votive representation of the Hindu deity Shiva in a yoni base (representing male and female), offerings such as oils, honey, water, blood, etc., are poured on the lingam and regathered from the ‘spout’ - then being blessed. L.300mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $90

0019

Five old Dutch Delft tiles
all with polychrome designs of musicians. Border fritting. Each 130 x 130mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $170

0020

A fibreglass mould for a glass arm theatre prop.
three bolted pieces connected as one. L.830mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $100

0022

An early 20thC low long storage trunk painted by Malcolm Ross
various geometric designs to the lid, striped painted sides. 935 x 375 x 270mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $1,025

0023

A vintage tall hinged lidded storage box
painted by Malcolm Ross, the panelled box with red ground and marbleized type black highlights. 605 x 380 x 820mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $120

0024

Two Japanese ukiyo-e prints by Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-92) from the series 'Wakan hyaku monogatari (One hundred ghost stories of China and Japan)
c.1865, ‘Shomu and the elephant’ and ‘Oda Harunaga and a page with a lantern’. Each oban size 340 x 240mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $275

0025

A Tongan Kali head rest with arched legs and pad feet
the head support is tapered towards the centre and the ends angled. L.460, W.at widest point 100, H.150mm. Some distress to one set of legs. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $600

0026

A Leonie Arnold porcelain headed Bird Fetish doll
bound with pale apricot fabric with sequins. L.600, signed with initials and dated '81. An example is held in the Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $140

0027

Two old Cassowary bone daggers
one decorated with seeds and fibre, L.360mm, the other plain, L.210mm. Asmat, Irian Jaya, New Guinea. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $160

0028

An Auckland City Art Gallery
Colin McCahon, 'Gates & Journeys Exhibition' poster, 1989. Some distress. 700 x 1000mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $60

0029

An antique Greek rhyton (drinking-horn) in the shape of a boar's head
painted beneath the rib with figures and horse. Probably Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period, c.330-320B.C. L.225mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $1,500

0030

A vintage hand embroidered copy of a Russian icon
'Mother of God', detailed in colours and with highlighted gold thread. 485 x 385mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $120

0031

A pair of vintage wood skis
brackets for bindings remain. L.1785mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $120

0032

A reprint of the battle scene prints 'Bataille des Pryamides'
in decorative distressed pine frame. 425 x 545mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $10

0034

A good early/mid-20thC Maori figure carved lamp base
the stylised figure with red painted open mouth and extended tongue, linial and notched carved highlights, paua inset eyes, raised on a geometric diamond carved block base with stepped plinth, vintage stylised Maori decorated shade in koru type design, the base with original ebonised finish of height 520. Height overall 730m. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $2,100

0036

An old dark brown vinyl armchair with roll arms and short tapering square section legs - together with an old patchwork quilt
a kilim cushion and a quilted java bedspread. All distressed. This old chair with the covers and cushion is the one Douglas Wright sat in, in his home. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $50

0037

An old finely knotted antique Turkoman bag face
decorated with rows of gul motifs and typical stylized floral designs in colours of deep red, brown and old ivory. 950 x 1480mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $300

0039

A decorative old Rajasthan hardwood settle
ornately carved and pierced with figures, birds, chain designs and horse's heads, supported on baluster front legs. Sold with four old cushions. W.1100mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $300

0040

A 19thC European Prie Dieu chair
with uncommon smoking devil highlighted embroidered upholstery to the seat and flat curved back top rail with large studded and tasselled fringe, carved oak frame. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $550

0041

A 19thC demonic painted two-door Tibetan cabinet
the two doors including various demonic portraits, fruit bowls and cloud scrolls within a carved frame. 670 x 415 x 890mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $440

0042

An early 20thC oak 'Show Walker' single drawer filing cabinet
with brass fittings and maker's details. 405 x 495 x 365mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $60

0043

An early 20thC industrial plated copper document safe
the single door with decorative hinges, remains of old paint with copper showing at the edges, two modern rimu shelves to the interior. 470 x 395 x 525mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $150

0044

A colonial green distress painted two-drawer side table
rectangular form, turned legs, the two drawers with bun handles. 1560 x 565 x 765mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $250

0045

An antique wooden Tibetan altar step
with floral polychrome painted decoration. 650 x 250 x 200mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $220

0046

A hand woven Turkish kilim runner with bold geometric designs
deep turquoise, earth red and ivory. 720 x 3100mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $120

0047

A hand woven Turkish kilim rug
with lineal designs at either end and a central medallion. 950 x 1700. Old repair. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $100

0049

A vintage two-handled composite storage box
on separate wheeled metal base. 540 x 340 x 480mm. Marked 'Suroy, Loos, Nord, France'. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $280

0050

A small Victorian giltwood wall mirror
with rounded top corners, silvered border and plain glass. Some marks. 800 x 600mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $270

0051

An old Tibetan decorative cabinet
c.1900, the front with multiple panels including two pairs of doors, the yellow ground with polychrome decoration of landscapes including various animals, yaks, etc. Panel sides with some original red staining. 980 x 375 x 935mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $625

0052

A late 19thC N.Z. colonial green painted kitchen cupboard
the full width top drawer with bun handles above a single panelled door, old distressed paint finish, dark varnished panelled sides. 970 x 520 x 1245mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $650

0053

A decorative Victorian cast iron garden bench seat in the manner of Coalbrookdale
the back panel with a hunting dog amongst ferns and florals and an oval panel flanked by two further floral decorated panels, bird decorated arms, curving five panel wood plank bolted seat, vintage dark red paint. 1265 x 550 x 790mm. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $4,600

0054

A Victorian cast iron outdoor garden seat
in the Coalbrookdale manner, matching the above bench seat. Provenance: Douglas Wright Estate.

Realised: $1,600

0055

A tall colonial style plinth cupboard
distressed white painted finish, single door.

Realised: $275

0056

A taxidermied bat
wings outstretched, framed under glass.

Realised: $440

0057

An old large whale's tooth
matt polished finish with some old discolouration. L.170mm.

Realised: $380

0058

A good quality reindeer skin rug
original Scandinavian label on reverse. L.1200mm.

Realised: $400

0059

A large taxidermy deer head mount
15-point, mounted on shield base. Width of spread 340mm.

Estimate: $700

0060

An impressive large carved ivory oval presentation tray
most probably Dieppe, third quarter 19th century. Carved in highly detailed relief with over 90 individual characters and animals. The central cartouche depicting a tented medieval market scene with numerous purveyors and customers engaged in lively transactions; strips of ivory veneer radiate from the cartouche to a border of six panels carved with representations of folk involved in strolling, revelry, pastimes, dance, entertainment and belligerence, each panel separated by a neo-classical symbolic figure. 660 x 550mm

Realised: $33,000

0061

An early 20thC African carved ivory lidded box
the tusk section carved in relief with various African animals, lion, elephant, etc., the oval flat lid surmounted with a lion beneath a tree. H.115mm, W.100mm.

Realised: $275

0062

A collection of 15 small carved ivory mainly animals
includes African Ashanti headrest, various lions, elephants and other small and large animals, the tallest 30mm, finely detailed, some damage.

Realised: $200

0063

A pair of decorative drinking horns
mounted on horn ball attached to a wood base, silver plate rims to horns. H.310mm.

Estimate: $280

0064

A whalebone walking stick
with tapered octagonal whale tooth handle with fine ribbing to the top and conforming banded horn rings, later black painted fitting to the shaft with wide bands of criss-cross and spiral carved decoration, the tip end with copper and another band protector. L.815mm

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,750

0065

A sturdy turned mahogany walking stick
stag antler section handle.

Realised: $60

0066

A set of brass sovereign scales
together with a leather sovereign pouch.

Realised: $140

0067

A cased set of 70 silver gilt commemorative medallions
'Our Royal Sovereigns' portraying the monarchs from Offa to Elizabeth II. Danbury Mint, Surrey.

Realised: $325

0068

A Garth Tapper
'Prosecution', lithograph 49/99, signed and entitled. 220 x 150 image, 400 x 300mm paper size unframed.

Realised: $120

0069

A pair of Cecil Aldin colour prints
'Trumped' and 'Revoked', each 280 x 435mm in modern frames.

Estimate: $100

0070

Two Victorian birds-eye maple frames
each with old etchings, gold slips and glass. 580 x 840mm and 640 x 520mm.

Realised: $275

0071

An early 20thC portrait miniature of a young woman
her hair held high, frilled lace ruffled collar, in original brass frame, suspended on a worn silk panel. The oval frame 75 x 63mm.

Estimate: $120

0072

A mahogany deeds box
with brass capping and binding, bale side handles. 475 x 285 x 130m

Realised: $190

0073

A mahogany writing slope
with brass capping and binding, recessed side handles, baize lined interior. 450 x 250 x 150mm

Estimate: $180

0074

A Georgian Sheraton period inlaid tea caddy
oblong with canted corners, the hinged lid inlaid with a moth, the front with a shell in tinted and shaded satinwood. 185 x 105 x 120mm

Realised: $130

0075

A Victorian Edwards & Sons gentleman's travelling valise with contents of ivory and ebony backed brushes
mirror, glove stretchers, etc. (14 pieces).

Estimate: $200

0076

A Victorian leather gentleman's travelling case with contents
two ivory boxes, four ivory mounted brushes and an ivory handled button hook, all with gold crest. W.290mm.

Realised: $550

0077

A pair of ivory backed brushes
in leather case.

Realised: $100

0078

A pair of C.F. Goldie books
'His Life & Painting' and 'Prints, Drawings & Criticism', in original Solander cases and card outers, pub Alister Taylor 1979. No.352/1600mm.

Realised: $750

0079

'Notable New Zealand Thoroughbreds'
ATP 1980, No.1202/2000 and 'Notable English and Irish Thoroughbreds', ATP 1983, No.1202/2500.

Realised: $100

0080

'Illustrations to Adventure in New Zealand' - Edw. Jerningham Wakefield
Reed 1968, facsimile ed. (500 copies)

Realised: $110

0081

Zane Grey 'The Lord of Lackawaxen Creek'
(Bradbury, Lime Rock 1981), limited edition, miniature book, marbled paper cover, illustrated by Catryna Ten Eyck, signed by the illustrator. Together with 'Aelian on Fly-Fishing’, (Poole Press, Berkeley, 1979), 1st edition, miniature book, 88 of 250 copies signed by printer Maryline P. Adams & J. P. Adams. In bamboo box.

Estimate: $100

0082

A Hardy Pralon 4’ x 3’ fly box
black japanned exterior with cream interior containing 75+ old Hardy flies. Original waistcoat size.

Realised: $100

0083

A c.1940s Allcock 6½ x 3½’ alloy fly box
16 flip-up windows with 70 old flies, including both named and very small examples.

Realised: $60

0084

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

Estimate: $80

0085

A rare Edwardian 6½ x 6¼’ black metal fly box
with 30 clear amber coloured compartments containing approximately 120 early mixed flies.

Realised: $60

0086

A c.1910 Army & Navy 2¼’ brass fly reel
embossed, with working permanent check and full length foot.

Estimate: $120

0087

A c.1850-1940s Dingley 3½’ alloy fly reel
with brass foot and sounding check, initialled to inside spool 'No.8 D2', screw is easily turned.

Estimate: $170

0088

A Malloch 4¼’ salmon fly reel
with embossed face plate, large ivory handle and strong working check. Note: This was one of the first alloy models.

Estimate: $100

0089

A rare c.1960s Hardy 6’ Eddystone deep sea reel
with brass Bickerdyke line guide and alloy spool, strong working check, twist tensioner and level controlled breaking.

Realised: $150

0090

A c.1880 French bamboo shooting stick
with hinged seat and steel spike and stamped (to metal) 'Br. SGDG' (French patent marks)

Realised: $150

0091

A c.1940 12’ Whistler Golden Eye wooden decoy duck
hand carved, wide 7’ body and wooden and lead keel.

Realised: $210

0092

A c.1930s Mason-style Blue Bill decoy duck
solid wood with partial swivel head, glass eyes and lead keel.

Estimate: $200

0093

An unusual 15’ wooden Shoveler decoy duck
hand carved, painted and with glass eyes.

Realised: $140

0094

A 11½’ Blue Wing Teal wooden decoy duck
hand carved and painted, glass eyes and lead keel. With wooden display stand.

Realised: $150

0095

A trio of 1954 American hollow-moulded decoy ducks
by J.S. McGuire, stamped 'Featherlite’ M-55'

Realised: $100

0096

A Penn Senator 10/0 big game reel
with rod.

Realised: $260

0097

A collection of vintage fishing equipment
includes bamboo rods and bamboo handled landing net, all in an old canvas bag.

Realised: $160

0098

A polished piece of kauri gum
golden translucent colour. 845gm.

Realised: $230

0099

A piece of polished kauri gum
golden translucent colour with the underside in original rough state. 882gm

Realised: $220

0100

Three pieces of polished kauri gum
golden translucent colour, includes two large pieces of a kauri gum ball. 935gm.

Realised: $260

0101

Four pieces of polished kauri gum
golden translucent colour. 1143gm

Realised: $240

0102

Four pieces of polished kauri gum
golden translucent colour. 729gm.

Realised: $200

0103

A piece of polished kauri gum
golden translucent colour, 735gm.

Realised: $200

0104

A large glass/quartz sphere
with flecks of white, red and black. 16½ kgs.

Realised: $200