A Cypriot terracotta skyphos/mastoid deep cup
with small loop handles, decorated with four rondels to either side and concentric banding to the interior. Restoration. Dia.150mm. Provenance: The Williamson Estate Collection.
A large pottery amphora storage jar
with loop handles at the sides, damage to mouth.H.500mm. Provenance: The Williamson Estate Collection.
A large piriform pottery storage jar
with loop handles at the shoulder, all over ribbed surfaces. H.450mm. Provenance: The Williamson Estate Collection.
A Greek oinochoe (wine ewer) with trefoil mouth
a bird shaped askos (oil flask) and a plaster cast of a bas-relief bejewelled hand from antiquity. Faults. Ewer H.235mm. Provenance: The Williamson Estate Collection.
An Egyptian alabaster pilgrim flask
discoid with short neck, two loop handles at the shoulder. Some restoration to one side. H.155mm. Provenance: The Williamson Estate Collection.
Four Middle Eastern artefacts
two small turquoise faience ushabtis, L.60mm; a XVIII dynasty scarab and a Roman terracotta oil lamp. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
Two Middle Eastern artefacts
a string of turquoise faience beads and a terracotta oil lamp. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
Five Roman glass unguentaria and a bangle
three blue glass baluster/piriform, an iridescent blue alabastron, a green 'candlestick unguentarium and a wrythen twist bangle. Tallest H.130mm. Provenance: The Williamson Estate Collection.
Five Roman glass items
an iridescent blue conical bowled and stemmed glass, a cylindrical beaker with trailed band, a fluted stemmed glass, a fluted cylindrical flask with handle and a piriform flask with handle and pinched spout. Tallest H.120mm. Provenance: The Williamson Estate Collection.
Five Roman glass items
a sprinkler flask baluster shape with vertical ribs and with constricted internal neck, a purple/rust piriform flask, a cylindrical bottle with flattened mouth, a mallet body bottle and a flared mouthed flask. Provenance: The Williamson Estate Collection.
Five Roman glass items
an amphora shaped bottle, a small iridescent dish, an ovoid wide mouth carafe, a squat circular small bowl and a pinched walled beaker. Tallest H.75mm. Provenance: The Williamson Estate Collection.
A collection of 41 Roman and other early bronze coins
mainly smaller in size, the largest Dia.25mm. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
Ten ancient Greek and Roman bronze coins
various, the largest of Dia.45mm. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
An ancient Greece Athens 'Tetradrachm' silver coin
449-413B.C. - Sear 2526, a good crisp example 'VF'. Note: Athenian Owls were arguably the most influential of all coins and one of the most highly recognisable as they popularised the practice of putting a head on the obverse and a tail (animal) on the reverse. Athena was goddess of both wisdom and warfare as represented by the owl.
Three ancient bronze coins and one token
includes 'Egypt, AE20 2nd Cent. B.C. Head of Zeus, two eagles, 'Hadrian 117-138, AR Denarius, Rx Tell Vs Stabil, other smaller and a N.Z. token issued by S. Hague Smith, Ironmonger, Merchant, Auckland.
13 napped stone arrowheads and spear points
- variously American Indian, Patagonian and Scottish. Mounted on hardboard displays. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
Late Bronze Age style socket axe head
Han style money knife, five tanged or socketed arrow heads and a small bronze key. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
Two Medieval iron crossbow tips
c.14th-16thC; Roman iron tanged arrowhead c.100AD; Egyptian Neolithic/predynastic stone point; Israel (Mt Carmel) Neolithic tool and a Sandia I lanceolate tool. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
24 napped stone arrowheads and spear points
- various cultures including American Indian.
A framed display of two Bronze Age tanged spearheads and two slender bronze pins
longest 320mm. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
Two pre-Colombian style terracotta pots
squat baluster with side loop handles, painted with hatched and lineal patterns. H.120 and 80mm. . Provenance: The Williamson Estate Collection.
A collection of 17 old mainly Chinese coins
includes: Szechuan dollar (1912), Year 1, 1934 dollar, Sinkiang Sar ND Y7, Sinking 5 Miscals. Y6, etc., each in a plastic sleeve, many ex. Auckland Coin & Bullion Exchange Ltd. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
A collection of mainly 19thC copper coins from Guernsey
Jersey and England, includes 15 Guernsey 1 Doubles, seven Guernsey 2 Doubles, 15 4 doubles, 38 Doubles, Jersey includes 62 copper coins from 1841 1/52 of shilling to 1957 1/12 of shilling, various N.Z., collection of Australian pennies, English pennies 1860-1940, two pages of, assorted tokens from England and Nova Scotia 1788, 1824, 1832 and 1840, etc.
An album of older N.Z. coinage
includes 23 half-pennies from 1940 to 1965, 26 pennies from 1940-1956, 41 threepences including 1935 graded 'GF', 40 sixpences, 46 shillings, 30 florins, no 1935, 20 half-crowns, etc. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
A collection of older world coinage in album
includes Great Britain pennies from 1806, half-pennies from 1806, 20 18thC and 19thC copper tokens 'Birmingham Union Copper Co. 1812, Ireland Wicklow Cronebrane 1/2 1789, etc., N.Z. and G.B. 5/-, assorted Ceylon, India, 10 G.B Maundy coins, 5 Wairarapa Farmer's Co-op. Assn., assorted France, South Africa, Sarawak, Fiji, assorted forgeries, etc.
A large collection of mainly English 19th and 20thC copper coinage
includes many Farthings, a letter included detailing 'Purchased 12 May 1969, etc.'. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
Two Austria 1780 Maria Theresa and double headed eagle thaler coins
in silver. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
Five various small gold coins
includes Italian Umberto I 5 Lire, etc. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
A 1900 Queen Victoria's visit to Ireland souvenir medallion
in white metal, her bust in profile to one side, verse and florals the other. cast maker's marks for Spink & Son, in original red leather fitted box, the exterior detailed 'Presented by Earl Cadogan...'. Dia.39mm. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
A William & Mary 1693 silver half-crown
graded as 'aVF, nice example'. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
Charles I silver shilling
1636-38, described as 'VF/gVF, lovely example'. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
Henry VIII 1526-44 silver groat
described as 'Nice Portrait VF'. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
Five vintage silver coins
includes two Italian Kingdom of Naples - Joachim Murat 5 Lire 1813 Naples, one Italian States Kingdom of Napoleon 5 Lire, China Yunnan Province 7 Mace 2 Candareens and other Chinese silver dollar. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
Two early N.Z. aluminium tokens and one bronze medal
the tokens include: 'Presbyterian Church, Port Chalmers, 1840. Do This in Remembrance of Me', maker's details stamped to both sides, S. Reading, Dunedin, and 'W.R. Cooke & Son Chemist 198 High ST Ch.Ch. 'Good for a Drink at Soda Fountain' together with 'The Bell Medal. Presented by The Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs'. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
32 N.Z. 19thC Tradesmen's Tokens
includes 3 x J. Hurley & Co., 1 x Morris Marks, Auckland, 1d., etc.
A collection of 29 N.Z. 19thC Tradesmen's Tokens
includes Alliance Tea Co., Christchurch, 1866. 8 x H. Ashton, various dates, 5 x G.L. Beath & Co., 1 x Charles Barley, one times S. Beaven, Invercargill 1863, 1 x Brown & Duthie, 2 x J. Caro & Co., 5 x S. Clarkson, 2 x S. Clarkson, 1 x A. Clark and 3 x S. Coombs.
Three 19thC N.Z. tokens
includes George McGaul, Grahamstown, Thames 1874, Somerville, Grocer, Auckland 1857 and William Pratt 'Direct Importer of Every...', Christchurch 1854. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
Three 19thC N.Z. tokens
includes United Farmers Co-operative, 2 shillings,1853, J. Hurley & Co., Wanganui and Hobday & Jobberns, Christchurch.
Five old Australian aluminium bread tokens
each different, each issued by the Newcastle & Suburban Cooperative Society Ltd, two for 'One Loaf' and three for 'Half Loaf'. Provenance: Private Estate Collection.
31 mainly N.Z. and Australian Tradesmen's tokens
as noted on associated sheet, includes N.Z. 1904 Marlborough Exhibition, Pears Soap, 1865 Dunedin Tram Token, NAAFI token 1939-45 War, ½ franc, J.G. Fleming, Tasmania, etc.
28 N.Z. 19thC Tradesmen's tokens
includes James Wallace, 1859 1d., etc.
29 N.Z. 19thC Tradesmen's Tokens
includes 2 x Day & Mieville, 3 x E. De Carle & Co., 1 x T.S. Forsaith, 1858 1d., etc.
A 1930/1940 Taupo fishing lodge Visitor's Book
tooled leather cover, with numerous signatures, including Bernard Freyberg, many N.Z., England, Australia, etc., together with a caricature by Harry Lauder. Some addresses given as onboard ships; the 'Diomede', 'Dunedin', 'Leith', 'Achilles', etc. 235 x 185mm.
A fine weave canvas oilskin hen duck decoy
body hand stitched and packed with kapok, wooden bill and glass eyes, complete with early lead mushroom anchor. L.370mm.
A large Northern pintail carved wooden duck decoy
single piece construction with hand painted finish, glass eyes, cipher and dated 2000 under the base. L.510mm
A vintage redhead duck decoy
wide wooden body, separate head, glass eyes, keel beneath, c.1940s L.340mm.
A display duck decoy by Decourcy L Taylor
monogrammed c.1990s, hand painted one piece North Canadian white pine , sleeping black duck. L380mm
A set of deer antlers and part skull
nine-pointer, mounted on carved wooden back.
A set of elk horns
mounted with part of the skull onto a wooden shield.
A Mandrill baboon skull (Mandrillus sphinx)
two part skull - separate cranium and jaw with all teeth including 55mm (visible) upper incisors. L.240mm
A lion skull
two part skull - separate cranium and jaw complete with all teeth including the large incisors. L.330mm
An old lion's tooth
natural polished tip end showing some wear. L.110mm.
A taxidermied jay
in a perching position on tree branch.
A taxidermied magpie
in standing position perched on a tree branch.
A taxidermied European grey heron
in standing position on a tree. H.900mm.
A taxidermied young red fox
in sitting position on bevel-base. 550 x 240 x 430mm.
A taxidermied head of a chamois
with hook to the wooden mount for hanging.
The taxidermy head of a European mouflon
attached to a carved Black Forest style shield.
A taxidermied chameleon
in a stalking position on a tree branch.
A taxidermied two-toed sloth
on a small tree branch and in a glass jar.
A large vintage full mount turtle
modelled with head raised, the unpolished 13 plate shell of good butterscotch colour, small losses to marginal plates . L.700mm.
A pair of decorative drinking horns
mounted on horn ball attached to a wood base, silver plate rims to horns. H.310mm.
A large bullmouth helmet shell
Three pieces of blue coral
(Heliopora coerulea), on stands. Tallest 235mm
A large scale pond yacht 'Thelma'
in display case, made by Alexander Stewart on his return from Gallipoli. The large glass and stained timber case with brackets to hang from the wall, recently removed for the first time from an old Mt Eden villa. Case dimensions W.1530 x D.320 x H.1675mm.
A cased half ship model of the S.S. Richmond
built in England in 1885. Purchased by the vendor's family for their Pacific Island trading business. The ‘Richmond’ continued to be used on routes between Dunedin, Auckland, the Society Islands, Tonga and Samoa until 1896 when she was sold to the Union Steamship Co. and renamed ‘Haupiri’. In 1915 she was sold by USS Co. to Sun Shipping Co., London, she was lost in a storm in the Mediterranean in 1922. 1570 x 240 x 350mm.
Assorted S.S. Richmond accessories
includes two silver plate food covers, a mug and glass, all marked S.S. Richmond.
A miniature colonial cedar chest of five drawers
two breakfront drawers across the top with three graduated full width drawers below, bobbin turned mouldings, kauri linings and short turned feet. W.400 x D.310 x H.430mm.
A decoratively veneered box
oblong shape with hinged lid, parquetry inlaid in various mottled, figured and burr timbers on a solid mottled timber carcase. 310 x 260 x 130mm
An unusual burr totara planter
tapering octagonal shape. Dia.265mm, H.190mm
A Schuco clockwork monkey drummer
and a German tinplate cat toy.
An American colonial 'Dinah' mechanical cast iron money box
working order. J.E. Stevens Pat. 1869. H.180mm.
A 1920s English Hoop-la Clown and Trick Dog cast-iron moneybox
with coin. Minor repair to base. L. 220mm, H.190mm
A 1909 English brass 'Alice in Wonderland' moneybox
Pat. #18808-07, missing bottom base-plate. H.100mm
A c.1910 English cast-iron standing Golliwog moneybox
by John Harper. Back head panel separate from body. H.150mm
Two 19thC artist's paint boxes
one labelled inside the lid 'Illuminating Colours & Materials, Winsor & Newton, London'
Four framed pages from a New Zealand fern album
each 430 x 325mm
A Victorian leather bound double opening photograph album
each side with 14 gilt edged leaves holding 30 images (60 total), the covers embossed with shamrocks and roses. W.330mm
A collection of approximately 35 Fire Brigade photos
includes 19thC individual portraits, group photos and post card photos.
A French portrait miniature on ivory
signed Geurin, of a woman in pink dress. Oval in papier maché frame. 145 x 125mm
A Georgian papier maché snuff box
cushion shape with cut metal inlay. W.95mm
A Georgian painted papier-mâché snuff box lid
in 19thC gilt frame, a portrait of an elderly gentleman. Overall 250 x 250mm.
A good 19thC whalebone walking stick
the plain tapered shaft with bands of horn below the tapered octagonal sperm whale’s tooth handle. L. 915mm
A vintage ivory handled walking cane
the shaft with a silver collar and square section ivory handle.
An antique walking stick
the wooden shaft with silver plate handle, restrained decoration.
An Edwardian oak smoker's compendium
the doors opening to reveal pipe racks and three drawers. 325 x 235 x 305mm
A late 19thC gilt spelter standing figure of a stork
in upright pose, raised on original ebonised turned wood stand. H.195mm.
The Discobolus of Myron (The Discus Thrower)
bronze statue on marble base. H.640mm.
A bronze statuette of a battle weary knight
seated beside his horn, shield and helmet holding his mace. L.330mm
A Troughton Simms brass theodolite
in case, with silvered scales, one levelling tube broken.
A 5½" x 27" lathe
steel bed with brass fittings.
A French 'Maison de l’Ingénieur Chevallier' pocket barometer
An unusual French vintage pair of folding binoculars with inbuilt compass and signalling mirror
in original velvet purse. L.100mm.
An Edwardian oak and silver plated framed three bottle tantalus
with the original square section decanters. With key. L.360mm.
A Philips 'Porteldisc' record player
c.1941, portable Bakelite cased, magnetic reproducer, combination of lid and turntable.
An antique violin
with Antonio Stradivarius label, with case and bow.
'Notable Australian Thoroughbreds'
ATP 1981, No.1581/3500 and 'Notable English and Irish Thoroughbreds', ATP 1983, No.1581/2500.
Louis Vuitton yellow Houston mini handbag
monogrammed patent leather, stitched brown handle, used with some red marks showing.
A 1901 Sparkbrook M.L.E Mk1* .303 rifle
(Long Tom), S/No.83509, with NZ issue marks, 03 date to butt plate tang, lobbing sight. Provenance: Private Estate Collection. License required.
An 1882 Martini Henry Carbine IC1
converted 1893 H.R.B. Co., .303 A.C MkII. S/n A6844. Provenance: Private Estate Collection. License required.