A Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master 'Pepsi' bezel 'Superlative Chronometer' wristwatch
S/N 3224013,1973, model 1675, matte black Mk2 dial, uni-directional bezel, fourth hand dual time-zone indicator, 40mm stainless steel case, s/s folded link jubilee bracelet, acrylic crystal with some scratches.
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.
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 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).
19thC British School
Mother and child, oil on canvas, unsigned. 745 x 630mm
A pair of 18ct white gold tanzanite and diamond drop earrings
a pear cut tanzanite claw set and surrounded by small round brilliant cut diamonds suspended from a tanzanite and diamond cluster, posts for pierced ears, TTW 10.88ct, TDW 0.17ct. Gemologist report available.
An 18ct gold and diamond solitaire ring
a 1.38ct old European cut diamond claw set in a rounded tapering shank. Valuation available.
Daniel Hernandez Morillo (Peru/France 1856-1932)
'Cherries' (portrait of a young woman), oil on board, signed, entitled on mount. Founder and first director of the National School of Fine Arts of Peru. 650 x 345mm.
An impressive 14ct white and yellow gold aquamarine cocktail ring
handcrafted and set with a 40.67ct rectangular chequerboard cut aquamarine of sky blue hue, claw set in a cradle style mount, wide tapering shank. Gemologist report available.
A pair of 14ct white gold and diamond drop earrings
a 1.01ct marquise cut diamond suspended from a diamond set stud, posts for pierced ears, TDW 2.20ct. Gemologist report available.
An impressive lady’s vintage 18ct white gold 2ct diamond solitaire ring
the 2.00ct round brilliant cut diamond of clarity VS-2, colour M-O and 'Good' cut, eight claw setting, rhodium plated, the soft rounded profile band squared off. Valuation available.
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 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).
An 18ct white gold ruby and diamond tennis bracelet
the twenty-one claw set rubies of emerald cut, each separated by a small round brilliant cut diamond (total 22), push clasp with safety catch, TRW 13.53ct, TDW 0.55ct. Gemologist report available.
A pair of church stone griffins
in crouching stance holding a shield, on plinth base. 330 x 300 x 1250mm.
A rare pair of Clarice Cliff tall candlesticks in the Autumn blue pattern
12" tall in the Elton shape with tapering square section bodies decorated with houses nestled between and under ballooning trees, the circular nozzles and tapering bases in striking orange glaze with black trim, printed marks to base including 'Fantasque Hand Painted Bizarre....', 302mm ea. One very small paint rub to top rim, otherwise in very good condition. Provenance: Inherited by our vendor from her grandmother, when she first admired this pair of candlesticks at age six, her grandmother boxed them away for many years until passing them on. Note: this rarer pattern has previously been called 'Balloon Trees'.
A 9ct. white gold and diamond tennis bracelet
set with 70 princess cut diamonds, diamond snap clasp and safety catch. TDW 6.31ct. Old valuation available.
A 9ct white gold sapphire and diamond ring
the 5.00ct rectangular cushion cut cornflower blue sapphire claw set with a baguette cut diamond to each shoulder. Valuation available.
A good 14ct white gold lady's handmade large aquamarine and diamond dress ring
the claw set emerald cut natural aquamarine of 11.00ct, clarity is 'eye clean' and cut is 'very good'. Flanked by six channel set baguette diamonds, TDW 0.30ct. Valuation available
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).