with straight heavy laminated 15" blade, the scabbard profusely carved including a horse motif, the hilt carved as a crouching figure.
A mid-19thC Japanese Jingassa
a conical 10-plate steel soldier's helmet, (distressed area with old contemporary repair), retains original grass rope chin strap looped to 4 iron rings, remains of paint finish to interior and exterior. 330 x 170mm.
with wavy blade set in a carved garuda hilt and with a scabbard carved with scrolls and demon masks. L.530mm
An all steel rapier
with slender blade, ovoid at the forte and double edged for 3/4 of its length, the hilt and guard with chiseled chevron pattern, plain oval guard. L.910mm
A horn handled sword stick
with a long tapering fullered blade with flat back. L.910mm
A 19thC Scottish broad sword
Renfrew Highland Militia c.1880, in field dress with silver plated ball tip crossguard (basket hilt removed for battle), etched blade, wire bound leather grip and standard pommel. L.905mm.
A 1827 Pattern British Naval Officer’s Sword
with folding guard, the distressed scabbard marked Woolf & Co, No 45 Old Bond Street, London. L.880mm
A set of English armour
six-plate section of riveted armour off a 16th century shoulder lame. Some rivets absent, copper wire ties to retain shape. L.270mm.
The following 17 lots are from the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon
née Carkeek (1881-1963). A mere pounamu, traditional spatulate shape with swollen butt knob pierced by a large diameter off-centre hourglass hole. With an associated framed 'whakapapa' listing 11 owners, from Muriwai to Aporotanga and Te Awanui. inscribed with subscript: 'Aporotanga paid it to Te Awanui as [crossed out: compens] utu for the great fight that took place between the Arawas & the Ngatiawas at Te Awateatua [possibly Te-Awa-o-te-Atua Pa or river in the Bay of Plenty]. The fight afterwards known as the Waikaukau.' Y20558. L.360mm
A patu paraoa (whalebone club)
of spatula shape with large flattened butt knob pierced by a slightly irregularly drilled hole. Registered Y20559. L.370mm. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
A patu paraoa (whalebone club)
of spatula shape with flattened butt knob with small flanges, pierced by a square chiseled hole. Y20560 registered L.360mm. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
A kotiate parāoa (whalebone hand club)
with lobed blade divided into quadrants by sulci notches/perforations to either side, the grip terminating in a profile weku head, with remnants of red wax to the ring eyes. L.325mm. Y20561 registered. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
A kotiate parāoa (whalebone hand club)
the spatula blade with uncommon notch design to the sides, where each quadrant overlaps the opposing lobe with the pattern reversed on the opposite side, the handle with simple butt knob, pierced and with a two-ply muka loop with affixed log tufts of dog hair. L.305mm. Y20562 registered. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
A 19thC whalebone heru (hair comb)
double sided, with two profile manaia cresting a koruru head above two divided blocks of tines, one block with the outer tine broken off. The face's eyes all with red sealing wax inlay. H.170mm Y20563 registered. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
A 19thC whalebone heru (hair comb)
double sided, with a weku head, shoulders and arms above six tines. The face's eyes and 'crown' with paua inlays. H.175mm Y20564 registered. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
A whalebone tiki
double sided, with head tilted to the side, protruding tongue, hands clasped to abdomen and feet closely drawn up. Ring eyes inlaid with red sealing wax, H.87mm. Y20565 registered. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
A small whalebone tiki
double sided, with head slightly tilted, eyes inlaid with paua, H.64mm. Y20566 registered. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
A portrait of Te Mamaku
a chief of Ngati Haua-te-rangi, oil on canvas, inscribed Topine te Mamaku and initialled M.J. 190 x 140mm. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
A portrait of Te Hei
a Ngati Raukawa chieftainess, oil on canvas, c.1907, inscribed Ani te Hei and initialled M.J. Small repair. 190 x 140mm. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
A whalebone tewhatewha
with distal blade extension and tapering shaft carved with a profile weku head inlaid with paua ring eyes to either side. L.1000mm. Y20567 registered. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
A hand cut slab of pounamu (nephrite)
showing unusual irregular cutting striations and undulations possibly from hand held wire cutting rather than blade cutting. The same technique evident to both faces. 395 x 210 x 20mm. Y20568 registered. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
A New Guinea canoe paddle
the shaft extending with figural carving to the blade, along with other relief carving, remnants of binding to terminal end. L.1640mm. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
A wooden club
of taiaha form, possibly a performance prop. L.1330mm. From the Collection of Hannah Martha Dillon, née Carkeek (1881-1963).
Major-General Horatio Gordon Robley(1840-1930)
two works, ‘From a Painted Door’ and ‘From a Maori rafter’, watercolour on paper, both signed and entitled, 245 x 175mm.
Major-General Horatio Gordon Robley
two works, both ‘From a Maori rafter’, both signed & entitled 245 x 175mm
Two folk art carved wood Maori figures
a man kneeling with taiaha and a woman kneeling holding a mere. Tallest 295mm
19thC Maori tekoteko figure
with a patu held in the right hand, open mouth displaying block form teeth and male genitals present, surmounting a Koruru mask suggesting this figure was featured in an elevated position. Old red brown paint finish. H.820mm. Provenance: From Queen Victoria School for Maori Girls in Parnell, Auckland, which opened in 1902 and closed 2001. Registered Y13863.
An early/mid 20thC Maori carved walking stick
the handle carved as an arched full figure, its hands going down the shaft above two reverse facing stylised figures and the dominant length of curvilinear and notch detail. The handle figure with pronounced extending head, paua inserts. L.890mm.
An old taiaha
traditionally carved with a stylised head and protruding tongue with whorl design, one paua ring inset eye remaining to either side, idiosyncratically carved asymmetrical forehead pattern. L.1600mm. Y20631 registered
A 19thC taiaha
of overall slender proportions, red-brown timber, with small carved head and protruding tongue, ring eye inserts absent. A name faintly incised on the shaft (NA RUHIPI) and to the opposite side in cursive script ( ----- taiaha) L.1500mm. Y20632 Registered
A mid/late-20thC quality Maori carved stylised figure
the fine incised tattoo type decoration highlighted with blue, hands clasped to front, genitals evident. Rotorua school. H.605mm.
NZ colonial artist unknown
portrait of a Maori woman wearing korowai cloak, after a photograph/postcard by Muir & Moodie sometimes entitled 'Meditation', oil on board, monogrammed and dated 1900. 390 x 300mm
Two moa leg bones
a tibia and top section of a femur. 370 and 150mm.
A rare model colonial kauri gum chest of drawers
the two drawers with bun handles and hand form pulls, shaped panelled sides, raised on four claw feet, the top with fancy upstand back and oversized turned finials, highlights of cherub and florals encased within panels. 120 x 100 x 190mm. Mounted on original faded velvet plinth with circular ebonised base. Some loses and restoration. Provenance: From the estate of R.K. Garlick (arrived in New Zealand in 1862) who was the owner of one of the first gum trading shops in Fort Street. The Garlicks lived in 'Ferndale'; one of Mt. Albert's stately homes. The Garlick & Lyon gum merchants store established in the 1880's had a 90ft frontage and cost £4,500 to setup.
A massive kauri gum boulder
in polished state and natural as found form. Collected by a Scottish immigrant who worked in the kauri logging industry, c.1890s, as a limber (removing top branches to facilitate felling). In this employment he recovered this and two other naturally bled massive boulders, the others still held by family descendants. Weight approx. 9.9kgs (21lbs). 500 x 230 x 175mm.
A scrimshaw whale's tooth
finely engraved and stained in black with detail of a sailing ship and a whaling scene including a whale destroying a long boat and birds awkwardly in flight, the reverse engraved 'Whaler Metacom 1842', 20thC, crack to tip end. L.150mm.
An old antler fid
the natural shape with attractive patination, collected from an elderly fisherman working out of Moeraki. L.250mm.
A vintage c.1899 'Native Flowers of N.Z.' colour lithograph
half of the original painting by William Huddlestone, lithographed by William Shaw Diedrich Schmidt, displaying an elaborate N.Z. floral display within a Maori carved kumete. 460 x 575, framed under glass.
A New Hebrides/Vanuatu iron trade axe hafted on a wooden club handle
the terminal end with 'cotton reel' finial; a hybrid form that emerged from the colonial era of the 1800s.
A Solomon Island burnished wooden oval bowl
with conforming low foot. 340 x 255mm
A Solomon Islands large circular wooden bowl
with water washed finish. Dia.510mm
Two Solomon Islands paddles
light brown wood with ring terminal finials, one faulted. L.1290mm
A Solomon Islands paddle club
oval blade with medial rib, shaft with tapering finial. L.1060mm
A large Solomon Islands paddle club
oval blade with medial rib, shaft with tapering finial. L.1240mm
An Oceania wooden shallow dish
circular with single handle issuing from the rim. Dia.325mm
A late 19thC/early 20thC Samoan wooden saw tooth club (nifo'oti)
with long teeth to one side and a single curved hook at the end. L.750mm.
An old Vanuatu hardwood club
simple shape expanding at the head, fine old blackened patina. L.890mm
A Solomon Islands long club
lanceolate blade with medial rib, dark brown colour. L.1120mm.
A Fijian ula
with rootstock head with natural fissures, the slender shaft with notched decoration at the grip. L.400mm
A Fijian ula
with small spherical rootstock head on a slender shaft. L.365mm
A 19thC Fijian tabua on cord
the sperm whale tooth tabua finely engraved with lineal dot designs and crosses, some lettering evident, connected to an old cord of traditional woven and braided magimagi (sennit). The tooth length 165mm, the cord 660mm.
A Lapita pottery vessel
winged shape with raised surface decoration. W.155mm.
An old Borneo Dayak tall carved panel
dominated with two figures in relief, one with horn type headrest and spear, the other standing upon the head of a bull. Further relief decorated lineal panels, supported upon an ebonised stand. H.2130, W.515mm.
An old Australian Aboriginal hardwood bullroarer of broad flat shape
notched at one end for fibre cord, L.500mm. Sold in these room in 1998 as a woomera.
An old aboriginal nulla nulla (hunting stick)
Cape York area, traditional tapered cylindrical form with swollen head tapering to a point, dark patina. L.570mm
A trade axe
the steel blade on a simple wooden shaft with butt knob. L.640mm
A Pitcairn Island carved wood folk art flying fish
with open mouth and inlaid eyes. Stamped 'Made by Vernon Young', slight faults. L.345mm.
An African carved ivory crocodile. L.390mm.
An African spatula bladed short sword
with ivory hilt with incised banded decoration. L.460mm
An African Assegai short thrusting spear
with slender leaf shaped blade affixed to a tapering wooden shaft with leather thong bindings. L.1340mm.
An African war axe
with wing shaped blade fixed to a slender wooden shaft. L.765mm
An unusually long Maasai seme sword
with flat narrow forte extending to a spatula tip, with wooden hilt and hide covered scabbard. L.1170mm
Two African wooden clubs
one Northern Nguni tribal group, possibly Swazi, with round head surmounted by a ridged comb, pierced to accept a steel blade, the simple shaft with anthropomorphic suggestion of small breasts , L.595mm, the other possibly Zulu, with multiple branched head and tapering shaft, L.620mm. Provenance: Private Auckland collection, previously the collection of M.D.Simpson (Merton D. Simpson Gallery, N.Y.).
An old African Ivory Coast awalé board game 'table' and 46 nickernuts
with 14 compartments raised on an asymmetrical platform base. Provenance: Private Collection of a Senior UNICEF Photographer in Africa c.1970 and her partner a diplomat with the British High Commission. 735mm.
An African Ivory Coast presentation dish
the circular adze hewn dish with a central oval compartment covered by a deep lid surmounted by carved faces and in low relief with a torso and limbs, a small integral pedestal stands raised from the dish floor. Dia.480mm. Provenance: Private Collection of a Senior UNICEF Photographer in Africa c.1970 and her partner a diplomat with the British High Commission
An African knobkerrie
the single piece hardwood knob, with four panels of finely woven brass wire grips to shaft. L.670mm.
Three vintage African carved ivory letter openers
each with a variously carved finial.
A pair of old West African carved wood stylised figures
their heads of stylised flattened curved form, the man with beard, original dark stained patina. Heights approx. 385mm ea. Note: both with old collection details painted to reverse 'EA1980.257 Morris W. Africa', the other numbered EA1980.258. some repairs and loss.
A West African double figure group
'Mother & Child', similar to above. Collection details to reverse: 'EA1980.268 Morris W. Africa'. H.190mm.
A vintage West African three-figure group
the carved pale wood with restrained carved and black stained highlights including protruding belly buttons. H.180mm. Collection details painted to the base 'EA1980.269 Morris W. Africa'.
An old West African (Senufo) carved wood horn bill fertility sculpture
modelled standing, remains of dark stained pigment. H.180mm. Note: old collection details painted to base 'EA1980.267 Morris W. Africa'.
Two West African carved wooden tribal masks
both with restrained scarification detail, dark and red stained highlights, the larger with some insect damage. Both with collection details painted to reverse 'EA1980.260 Morris W. Africa', the other numbered 1980.259. H.(approx). 315mm.
An old African leather and beaded belt type section
the rectangular leather length with coloured and lineal beaded highlights, the centre top with pouch opening, the long leather tasselled fringes with red and white bead highlights. L. approx. 700mm.
large stoneware pourer, of squat circular kendi form, the angled neck with cork stopper, tenmoku glazed, impressed cipher. Dia.260mm
A Len Castle large blossom vase
press-moulded stoneware, saturated iron under-glaze with rutile over-glaze, the rectangular top pooled with glaze, impressed potter's mark, C1970. H.440.
a large chalice, with deep bowl raised on conical base, impressed mark. H.330mm
raku fired, pigmented and burnished, carved ceramic blade form. Impressed mark and exhibition labelled. Chips. H.650mm
pottery vase, matt white with dark banding. H.100mm
ribbed spherical vase with slender neck. H.210mm.
textured teal bowl, circular on ring turned foot. Dia.300mm
textured white vase, tapering cylindrical. H.245mm
Vortex cone, matt white glaze. Impressed initials. H.120mm.
Vortex cone, matt white glaze. Impressed initials. H.245mm.
Vortex vase, conical ring turned and cylindrical neck shape pierced with brass screws, gloss black glaze. Impressed initials.H.230mm.
Vortex vase, conical ring turned and cylindrical neck shape pierced with brass screws, gloss black glaze. Impressed initials.H.405mm.
small 'Vortex' totem cone, black gloss glaze, impressed initials. H.190mm
Vortex flared bowl with pierced flower holder insert, black gloss glaze, impressed initials. H.190mm x Dia.290mm
'Vortex' cone vase, black gloss glaze, impressed initials. H.280mm
bronze glazed cut walled bottle vase. H.140mm
small bronze glazed bowl. Dia.115mm
Peter Stichbury large decorative shallow bowl
the tenmoku glaze with poured iron sand decoration with soft golden type highlights. Impressed potter's mark. Dia.390mm.
Garry Nash art glass volcanic type series lava vase
tall flattened ovoid form with yellow lipped rim, signed and date matt crackle red exterior with yellow highlights, d '98 to base. H.315mm.
An early Garry Nash (Sunbeam Glassworks) 'trail' bowl
circular with slight fluting, graduated celadon colour with fine mauve trailing. Etched signature and dated '90. Dia.320mm
A large and impressive Garry Nash glass sculpture of free form vase shape
open at both ends, cerulean blue with internal black feathered design and shading. Signed and dated '97. H.700mm.
A Garry Nash large glass vase
squat circular, yellow interior, emerald exterior with gold/palladium shards and red rim. signed and dated '94. Dia.290mm
Rebecca Heap 'Spiky Geode'
clear and green glass, Dia.130mm
Lynden Over (Lava Glass) vase
tapering shape, sommerso red, black and white in clear casing. Signed and dated 2010. H.190mm
A large Hoglund glass circular dish
the centre with a blue-green spiral framed by a broad amethyst band and with a deep sapphire border. Signed. Dia.620mm
A very large Hoglund glass vase
blue with blue-green markings, ovoid shape, etched mark 'O & M Hoglund, America's Cup 2003'. Hoglund was appointed as a merchandise licensee for the 2000 and 2003 America's Cup. H.380mm
A very large Hoglund glass vase
with blue-green-purple markings, ovoid shape, etched mark 'O & M Hoglund, America's Cup 2003'. Hoglund was appointed as a merchandise licensee for the 2000 and 2003 America's Cup. H.380mm