A lady's spectacular 18ct. yellow gold rubellite diamond and precious stone bracelet
the scrolling open floral cluster forms including 85 variously facet cut rubellites of 71.53ct together with 1288 modern brilliant cut diamonds totalling 12.31ct and highlighted with green garnets and yellow sapphires together totalling 8.31ct. Valuation available.
An 18ct white gold and diamond necklace
161 channel set princess cut diamonds in tapering articulated links, push clasp with safety catch, TDW 12.64ct. Valuation available.
An original Papa Bear chair (model AP 19) and ottoman (model AP 29) by Hans Wegner
designed in 1951 and manufactured by AP Stolen. With teak 'paw' arm rests, legs and ottoman ends, original oatmeal toned upholstery. Note: Hans Wegner (1914-2007) is credited with being one of the most important and influential designers in history and noted as a driving force in the mid-century Danish modern movement—an era that forever changed the way the world looks at furniture.
Two rare early 20thC Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940) Orientalist salon chairs
displaying Moorish influences, ebonised walnut frames with incised Eastern designs. The original (goat skin) parchment upholstery hand painted with gestural restrained floral designs and eastern calligraphic script framed by hand embossed geometric star form copper plaques. W.370mm x D. 510mm x H.1110mm. Note: Carlo Bugatti is world renowned as an Italian decorator, designer and manufacturer of Art Nouveau furniture. A specialist in interior decoration, Carlo studied firstly at the Brera Academy in Milan, and subsequently, from 1875, at the Académie des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1880 he started to manufacture furniture in Milan, later transferring to France. From 1888 he began to be successful beyond Italy.
John Barr Clarke Hoyte (1835-1913)
Tarawera, watercolour on paper, signed. 395 x 650mm.
A pair of platinum and 18ct white gold 1ct ea. diamond stud earrings
the pair of round brilliant cut diamonds claw set with posts for pierced ears, TDW 2.02ct. Valuation available.
A large Chinese jade carving of two qilin
carved in compact sinuous form, the larger roaring as the smaller climbs his hindquarters, pale green tending to mutton fat tones. The larger with lion head with single horn and hide of heavy scales with three-clawed feet; the smaller with similar though less developed attributes. W.180mm.
Roy Cowan major large garden sculpture
tapered and sculpted cylindrical form, the top with multiple trumpet form piercings and scrolling forms, in rich dark red brown, mid-brown and speckled pale glaze highlights. H.1080.
A pair of large and impressive early 19thC Canton famille rose lidded jars
classic baluster form with all-over panelled decoration of classic court scenes amongst scattered florals and precious objects encircling intense bands with butterfly and floral highlights, the domed lids with foo finials, traditional gilt enrichments. Minor professional restoration associated with the removal of metal fittings, some chipping to interior of lid rims. H.440.
Doreen Blumhardt (1914-2009) 'Heaven-Man -Earth' a significant sculptural installation
the three sculpted stoneware elements raised on stoneware lozenge sections with relief South Coast Wellington rock impressions, speckled brown glaze highlights. The tallest section 1400mm. Note: Dame Blumhardt was a pioneer of art education and the founder of the Blumhardt Foundation, set up to foster art in New Zealand. Her collection is housed at the Dowse Art Museum.
George Henry Harlow (Attributed) (1787-1819)
Portrait of Lady Eliza Louise Moresby, oil on canvas, 740 x 600mm. Lady Moresby was wife of Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Fairfax Moresby, GCB.
An iconic New Zealand Garth Chester Curvesse chair
constructed from a single piece of bent plywood, c.1944. This chair remains the single most significant piece of furniture produced in New Zealand, in good polished finish.
A good 18ct yellow & white gold ladies three stone diamond ring
round modern brilliant cuts set in a row of TDW 1.80ct, the central 0.90ct of G-H colour and I2 clarity. Valuation available
A lady’s vintage quality handmade 18ct yellow gold sapphire and diamond cluster ring
the 2.56ct Ceylonese sapphire of good light blue colour encircled by 14 brilliant cut diamonds, 16 further diamonds channel set in two bands to each shoulder. Valuation available.
A Corum 18ct. yellow gold $20 double eagle wristwatch
1897 gold coin, quartz movement, 18K framing case, date aperture, diamond set crown, black leather strap with Corum tang buckle, working. Battery and back gasket replaced Feb. 2019.
An impressive quality 19thC Grand Tour micro-mosaic and gold multi-pendant necklace
the seven graduating micro-mosaic pendant drops highlighted with coloured enamels including Egyptian female rulers, butterflies, bird and cherub, each in a gold frame with rope twist and bead border, suspended from a snake link chain with sprung ring suspension clasp, requiring attention. Testing as 14ct. yellow gold. The largest pendant of width 34mm. Total length 40mm. Note: the intricate micro-mosaic works were created in Rome, being highly regarded by 'Grand Tour' travellers c.1860s. the painstakingly crafted tiny fragments of glass for Tesserae were highlighted with enamelled metallics which in ancient Egypt symbolised renewal or eternity itself. The elaborate Etruscan styled gold wirework and beading was inspired by the famous Italian jeweller Fortunato Pio Castellani. Examples including this quantity of pendants on a single necklace are extremely rare. Minor losses consistent with age. Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Manawatu family with N.Z. parliamentary and union heritage linking back to the late 19th and early 20thC, items from this family were deposited with the Dominion Museum, c.1920.
A quality William IV silver four piece tea and coffee service
love bird finials, the squat baluster bodies with fine repeating shell fan panels, pleated spreading feet, Neptune type handles to two pieces. London 1830 by Jonathan Hayne. 2.46kgs
Roy Cowan large "Owl" stoneware sculpture
tall tapered flat slab form, the two circular piercings towards the top with radiating concave framing and incising below of owl's eyes form, sculpted ribbed neck, aqua-green and dark speckled brown glaze highlights. H.905mm. Provenance: Ex. the Lorraine and Patrick Williams collection, Wellington
A pair of 18ct white gold diamond and gemstone set earrings
in the form of a dragonfly, the body and wings set with mixed cut natural tsavorite garnets (green), pink sapphires for eyes, a large diamond and sapphire encrusted wing hanging from the dragonfly, diamond set hinged clip with posts for pierced ears, TDW 1.83ct. Valuation available.
An 18ct gold and diamond hinged bangle
nine diamond set clusters with spiral basket backs to the front, the back with fourteen plain gold spiral basket mounts, push clasp with safety catches, TDW 2.68ct. Valuation available.