A rare and large French ormolu-mounted Chinese Ming dynasty celadon porcelain bowl
the mounts by Henry Dasson, Paris, signed and dated 1878. The late 16th/early 17th century bowl made from the inverted shoulder section of a massive vase; the surface decorated with incised floral pattern. The gilt-bronze mounts in exuberant rococo manner. W.610mm, H.405mm. Note: The mounting of Oriental porcelain in ormolu (gilt-bronze) heightened the impact of what was a luxury ware. The mounts were produced under the guidance of the Parisian marchands-merciers, such as Dasson. These merchants of objets d'art worked outside of the existing French guild system, and therefore, could mount Chinese porcelains or supply furniture with gilt-bronze handles and stands. The foundation of the fashion lay in the mounting of imported 16thC Chinese porcelain in vermeil (silver-gilt).
A magnificent modern diamond necklace
the 53 looping sections of tapered form entirely pavé set with modern brilliant cut diamonds, each individual looping section set with baguette cut diamonds, the 765 modern brilliant cut diamonds totalling 18.75cts, the 194 baguette diamonds totalling 12.35cts. TDW 31.10ct. Valuation available.
An extraordinary and comprehensive collection of approximately 1000 LP records
made over 30 years, the collection consists principally of first recordings by an artist or a group and runs between 1949 to 1974. In some cases, it may be the only album done. Also included are albums made before name change and popularity, for example The Golliwogs that later evolved into Creedence Clearwater Revival. Included are promo copies, DJ only copies, NFS items and autographed albums. Within each album is an information sheet detailing the artist or group, whether they played with others before or after the recording, where they are now and whether living or deceased. Acquired in Europe, GB, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, NZ and a few other countries. See complete database including disc and cover gradings http://www.cordys.co.nz/auctions/B05/catalogue/0075
A lady's modern 18ct. white gold multi-cluster diamond bracelet
the 14 circular clusters each with a central micro-claw set cluster and channel micro-claw set surrounds, pillar sides and pierced decorative linings. The 686 diamonds with TDW 10.00ct. Valuation available.
Original 'Hey Baby' La De Da's drum kit
Rogers 'Holiday' model owned and used by La De Da's foundation member and drummer Brett Neilsen. Complete with original hand painted La De Da's bass drum-head and original 26 inch Avedis Zildjian cymbal. As featured on the La De Da's first LP cover.
An 18ct white gold sapphire and diamond bracelet
eleven oval cut inky blue Kashmir sapphires claw set and surrounded by small round brilliant cut diamonds, joined by small square links set with four diamonds, push clasp with safety catches, TSW 24.80ct, TDW 2.89ct. Gemologist report available.
Paul Dubois (French 1829-1905)
'Le Courage Militaire' (Military Courage) bronze, signed, foundry mark of F. Barbedienne Fondeur, Paris. Réduction Méchanique / A. Collas / Breveté pastille. Dark brown patina. H.855mm.
An impressive 1.2ct. solitaire diamond ring
the modern round brilliant cut of colour 'I', clarity 'Si2' and of 'Good' cut. Valuation available.
A pair of 14ct white gold and diamond stud earrings
a 0.95ct oval cut diamond claw set, posts for pierced ears, TDW 1.91ct, colour F/G. Gemologist report available.
An exceptional Chinese porcelain large vase
the Tianqiuping shaped vase with two circular enamelled rondels decorated with figures within courtyard settings dominated in famille rose, the blue ground body richly gilded with leaves, florals, scrolls and auspicious symbols, Yongzheng (1723-1735) mark to the base. H.500mm. Provenance: Purchased Cordys Antique Sale of 31st May 1984, Lot 147, achieving $5600.
An 18ct. white gold lady's modern pink tourmaline and diamond multi-cluster bracelet
the 12 oval standard mixed cut natural pink tourmalines each encircled with a frame of micro-bead set diamonds, smaller clusters spacing. TDW 2.77ct., TTW 14.33ct. Valuation available.
A 14ct white gold diamond tennis bracelet
fifty-three round brilliant cut diamonds claw set, push clasp with safety catches, TDW 5.28ct. Gemologist report available.
John Weeks (1888-1965)
Mediterranean Harbour, oil on board, unsigned, Week's Estate/John Leech Gallery certificate of authenticity verso. 545 x 670mm
A pair of 18ct white gold sapphire and diamond earrings
three dark blue oval cut sapphires claw-set and surrounded by small round brilliant cut diamonds, suspended by two diamond links, posts for pierced ears, TSW 9.37ct, TDW 1.16ct. Gemologist report available.
A 14ct white gold ruby and diamond bracelet
a 6.75ct. Burmese ruby (included) bezel set in a diamond encrusted mount, the articulated link bracelet set with diamonds, TDW 1.00ct. Gemologist report available.
An encrusted 18ct white gold diamond and pink sapphire hinged bangle
the top with an undulating and cluster design incorporating 185 sapphires totalling 6.40cts and the 233 modern brilliant cut diamonds totalling 2.48cts. Valuation available
An 18ct white gold morganite and diamond pendant
a 46.72ct chequerboard cut morganite of vivid peach-pink tones (included) claw set and surrounded by round brilliant cut diamonds, the diamond set bale in an Odeon Art Deco style, together with a fine 18ct white gold chain set with four round brilliant cut diamonds, TDW 1.28ct (including chain). Gemologist report available.
An 18ct white gold ruby and diamond Art Deco style ring
the 1.50ct round brilliant cut diamond bezel set and surrounded by tapering baguette cut rubies, with further diamonds set to each side and to the shoulders, TDW 2.10ct, TRW 1.50ct. Gemologist report available.
A Peter Madill acoustic guitar made in Auckland 1987
See http://www.madillguitars.co.nz/ Provenance: The Billy T. James Estate Collection (see lot 116).
An 18ct gold three stone diamond ring
a 1.00ct round brilliant cut diamond claw set with a 0.53ct round brilliant diamond to each side, TDW 2.06ct. Gemologist report available.