Cordys

0001

A Victorian brass samovar
lobed body, raised on square base, turned wood handles. 390 x 410mm.

Realised: $100

0002

Pair of Abraham Lincoln bronzed metal bookends
made by Jennings Brothers Mfg. Co., designed by Daniel C. French, circa 1920's-30's, each with a gilded seated Lincoln in presidential seat. Maker’s marks cast to the reverse. H.180mm

Realised: $700

0003

A 19thC ormolu bronze statue of Esmeralda with her goat Djali
dancing with a tambourine. H.250mm

Realised: $240

0004

A set of six graduated pewter mugs
from 1 quart to a quarter gill.

Realised: $110

0005

A 19thC fancy gold plated handled ebonised walking stick
the floral relief knob handle presentation inscribed. L.900mm.

Realised: $380

0006

An as new Cartier gold plated Panthère ball-point pen
with twist operation, black enamelled rhombus highlights, in original fitted box with certificate, etc.

Realised: $650

0007

A Louis Vuitton ‘Monogram’ canvas handbag
the flap with metal clasp fitting, side pouch, stitched shoulder strap, the internal pouch showing some delamination, fixed handle. 280 x 220mm. Provenance: Purchased new in Auckland c.1990s.

Estimate: $500

0008

A rare late 19thC French Bontems singing bird tortoiseshell box
the case of rectangular form, slide bar switch to the front releasing the hinged lid and exposing the iridescent feathered singing bird, with articulated wings and accompanying synchronised bird song, standing above a grilled and engraved oval panel. Key wind, working order, hinges to the back flap faulted. 103 x 65 x 35mm. In red leather outer box.

Realised: $3,400

0009

A 19thC French eight airs music box
the floral marquetry inlay lid with banded borders, the eight tunes listed on the original card to the interior lid - 'Romeo et Juliette, etc., the mechanism with seven graduating bells struck by bird form hammers, the comb complete with only one short tooth, working, ornate gilt metal side handles, complete with key. 575 x 305 x 230mm.

Realised: $5,000

0010

An early Edison 'Standard' phonograph
sound reproducer and horn absent. Together with a large collection of Edison Amberola cylinders. 200 x 250mm.

Realised: $280

0011

A hand painted portrait miniature on ivory
Countess Harcourt, signed, in brass and ebonised frame.

Realised: $190

0012

Two 19thC miniatures
one of a gentleman in formal dress, the back of frame with radiating green foil; together with a small miniature of a woman's profile (worn).

Realised: $100

0013

A hand painted miniature on ivory
a woman with flowing hair and plain day dress, the gilt frame set with pearls and faux emeralds, the back with blue foil and frame for hair or photo. 70 x 95mm.

Realised: $250

0014

A hand painted portrait miniature on ivory
a young woman in formal dress, framed under glass with gold slip and birds-eye maple frame. 100 x 80mm.

Realised: $540

0015

Two large 18thC architectural copper plate engravings
by Andrea Palladio. 480 x 680mm ea.

Estimate: $400

0016

A vintage 1960s advertising poster for the aperitif pastis Anisette 51
featuring a dynamic illustration of a rugby player. 600 x 400mm

Estimate: $400

0017

A Gall & Inglis map of China
published Edinburgh 1850. Double-page engraved map with hand-colouring. Some browning. 430 x 565mm

Realised: $120

0018

'Picturesque Australasia'
four volume set pub. Cassell & Co., London 1887-1889, red and gilt cloth covers and edges, the interiors with black and white engraved plates and in-text illustrations, approximately 300pp each.

Realised: $155

0019

A good 19thC New Zealand Ferns album
the cover with impressed gilt lettering; containing various dried specimens and annotated in manuscript with their botanical names. Approximately 50 pages.

Realised: $150

0020

An ivory bilboquet (ball and catch) game
H.145mm

Realised: $220

0021

A piece of natural botryoidal chalcedony (grape agate)
from Sulawesi. 923gm on stand.

Realised: $120

0022

Three vintage meerschaum carved pipes
each in a fitted shaped case, includes a hand holding the bowl, an eagle's claw and grape decorated.

Realised: $180

0023

Three vintage meerschaum carved pipes
includes a full figure woman astride the bowl, one carved as the bust of a characterful gent, the other as eagle's claw.

Realised: $200

0024

An old crocodile skull
no lower jaw. L.600mm.

Realised: $400

0025

A late Victorian silver plate and horse hoof inkwell holder
engraved 'Judy, died 1891', glass inkwell absent. 120 x 150 x 80mm.

Realised: $210

0026

A pair of fallow deer antlers with skull mount
noted to the back of the skull '231', believed to be the Douglas score. Width of span 740mm.

Realised: $180

0027

An old large tiger skin with head
L.2500mm. Some distress.

Realised: $1,000

0028

A vintage polar bear rug
good healthy plush coat, with head in open snarling position and claws to feet, linen and felt backed, by Ward of London. W.2280mm, L.2620mm.

Realised: $4,800

0029

A vintage taxidermy turtle
the shell of thirteen main plates showing golden to brown butterscotch patterns, in good condition, the head extended. L.630mm

Realised: $525

0030

A good quality reindeer skin rug
original Scandinavian label on reverse. L.1200mm.

Realised: $360

0031

A good quality reindeer skin rug
original Scandinavian label on reverse. L.1200mm.

Realised: $360

0032

A Mongolian goat hide
with long lustrous blonde fur. L.1000mm.

Realised: $400

0033

A large old cast iron whaling pot (try pot)
traditional bell form, old black paint finish over other colours, old repair. On later circular ring stand with three feet. Dia.1025mm, H.800mm approx.

Realised: $900

0034

An old cast iron whaling pot (try pot)
similar smaller form to above. Old repair to base. Dia.745mm.

Realised: $600

0035

A selection of gemstone and synthetic examples
some in original wrappings, the rest set out in a sample box.

Realised: $120

0036

A selection of gemstones and synthetic examples
in 29 small labelled bottles in a fitted box.

Realised: $140

0037

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. 400 x 310 x 430mm.

Realised: $550

0038

A 19thC French Boulle tortoiseshell and brass inlaid inkstand
of box form with two pen troughs and carrying handle flanked by cut glass inkwells; a single drawer to the frieze. W.285mm.

Realised: $360

0039

A Victorian walnut writing compendium
the hinged lid and fall front revealing a satinwood fitted interior with two inkwells. 290 x 230 x 330mm.

Realised: $420

0040

A Victorian rosewood writing slope
with brass capped corners, escutcheon and cartouche. 350 x 230 x 135mm.

Realised: $100

0041

A small wooden box
made from oak that survived the burning of the House of Commons (UK), 1834, silver plaque to lid. 110 x 60 x 40mm.

Realised: $120

0042

A Victorian walnut dome top tea caddy
with marquetry inlay, the interior with two compartments. W.250mm

Realised: $120

0043

A Victorian burr walnut tea caddy
oblong, the interior with two curved lidded removable caddies. 250 x 150 x 165mm.

Estimate: $200

0044

A pink toned shagreen card box
the wood lined interior with two compartments for playing cards. 170 x 110 x 60mm.

Realised: $90

0045

A vintage Plume Motor Spirit enamel and metal sign
single sided on circular stand, with 'Property of Vacuum Oil Ltd Australasia' to underside of base. W.430mm, H.190mm.

Realised: $360

0046

An impressive Edwardian oak tantalus
with two decanters and eight glasses, with a central two-drawer compartment, silver plate plaques, dated 1903, no key. 470 x 310 x 310mm.

Realised: $925

0047

An early Victorian mahogany banjo barometer of impressive size
c.1845, with broken arch pediment, damp/dry dial, mercury thermometer and convex mirror to the trunk above a large silvered 10½” (27cm) main register signed Emery Churcher, the spirit level signed M.Fatorini, Chichester. H.1170mm. Provenance: Captain Clayton Matthew Thomas (1831-1922) by descent to our vendor. Clayton is renowned for his maritime paintings. After a distinguished career serving in a number of ships, including commanding the ‘Kent’ and the ‘City of Brisbane’ he settled in Auckland in 1864, appointed nautical assessor in the inquiry into the loss of S.S. Tauranga in 1871 and as a Surveyor for Lloyds in 1875.

Realised: $450

0048

A Victorian Sikes hydrometer in original fitted mahogany case
brass construction with various weights and thermometer.

Realised: $100

0049

A large antique set of laboratory balance scales
by Baird & Tatlock, London, c.1894, with brass beam and column, glazed cased, Model No. 0164. 390 x 220 x 450mm. Provenance: ex-Avondale College.

Realised: $240

0050

A vintage large brass National cash register
elaborately decorated and raised on an oak base with cash drawer. 510 x 420 x 580mm.

Realised: $900

0051

Three British silver crowns
one George III and two Victorian.

Realised: $230

0052

A vintage brass Pfluegar ‘Progress’ fly reel
skeleton, with old line, in old draw string bag.

Realised: $120

0053

A vintage black tin fly box
Farlow style, with multiple lidded compartments with flies.

Estimate: $120

0054

A black lacquer tin fly box
Army & Navy type, contains flies.

Realised: $120

0055

A cardboard Hardy Bros. fly box
contains a selection of flies.

Estimate: $100

0056

A F. Steans & Co. 3½" trout reel
with brass foot and logo stamp to face plate, original finish polished off.

Realised: $80

0057

A 4" walnut star back reel made for McCarthy's Dunedin c.1910
with Bickerdyke line guide and large bulbous handles.

Estimate: $100

0058

A rare Hardy's 4½” 'Perfect' wide drum brass-faced reel
c.1906, with smooth brass foot, ivory handle, strapped brass 'line tension' screw and check mechanism, brass face plate stamped with 'straight-line' and 'rod-in-hand' trademark and logo.

Realised: $1,400

0059

A vintage Hardy's landing net
with original netting, stamp to brass handle. L.1530mm

Realised: $90

0060

A Hardy's salmon tailer
c.1950, alloy with bamboo handle, belt clip to shaft, remnant of logo to base, L. 1600mm extended.

Estimate: $100

0061

A vintage brass two-draw lady's gaff
stamped 'Made in Great Britain' and with remnants of logo to base. L.345mm (900mm extended)

Estimate: $120

0062

An excellent 1920s miniature wicker fishing creel
with leather and canvas straps and wooden tie. 170 x 290 x 150mm.

Realised: $150

0063

An Australian tin plate toy 'siege gun'
c.1940s, model H83, with wooden projectiles. L.340mm

Realised: $90

0064

A Greedy Boy money box
red jacket with pink collar, cast aluminium by H.C.U. Ltd, Ch-Ch. H.160mm

Realised: $170

0065

A Greedy Boy money box
green jacket with white collar, cast aluminium by H.C.U. Ltd, Ch-Ch. H.160mm

Realised: $160

0066

A Greedy Boy money box
green jacket with cream collar, cast aluminium by H.C.U. Ltd, Ch-Ch. H.160mm

Realised: $130

0067

A Greedy Boy money box
green jacket with red collar, cast aluminium by H.C.U. Ltd, Ch-Ch. H.160mm

Realised: $180

0068

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 from an old Mt Eden villa. Case dimensions 1530 x 320 x 1675mm.

Realised: $1,800

0069

A brass ship's light
in the manner of Holder Stroud of Sydney, with later electric fitting. H.420mm.

Realised: $100

0070

A vintage ship's beacon lamp
red glass and black paint finish, with large handle. 240 x 400mm.

Realised: $160

0071

A vintage ship's beacon lamp
red glass, old paint finish, brass label, with large handle. 240 x 400mm.

Realised: $120

0072

A vintage ship's light
red glass, old paint finish, with handle. 320 x 430mm.

Realised: $140

0073

A vintage bronze ship's bell
‘KESTREL’ painted in red enamel to the side. 270 x 370mm.

Realised: $660

0074

A Victorian copper helmet coal scuttle
with swing handle and riveted detail. W.270 x H.440 (incl. handle)

Realised: $200

0075

A wrought iron menorah candle stand
along with a selection of copper kitchen pans, braziers and coffee pot. H.940mm

Realised: $250

0076

A Victorian decorative cast iron kerosene room heater
elaborately cast and pierced with masks and scrolls, four red glazed panels to the square section body, removable lid, fitted with a period kerosene lamp, side handles. H.810.350

Realised: $800

0077

A late 19thC four burner gas room heater
green enamelled top and base with scroll and leaf decoration, gas side valve, the four sections each with glass viewing panel. H.850mm.

Realised: $250

0078

A circa 1900 Godin enamel and steel coal burning heater
cylindrical form with decorative scroll and green enamelled highlights. H.760mm.

Realised: $190

0079

A framed WWII propaganda poster
'Into Action', depicting a large convoy of ships passing the Rock of Gibraltar, with a 4-engined amphibious plane flying overhead. 720 x 470mm.

Estimate: $450

0080

A framed WWII propaganda lithograph
'Back Them Up', designed by Frank Wootton, depicting two Hawker Hurricane fighters flying over a British aircraft carrier, in the background a Junkers Ju-88 nose-dives towards the sea. 720 x 470mm.

Estimate: $450

0081

Eight military books
- 'The Mounted Riflemen in Sinai and Palestine', A. Briscoe Moore, very rare, 1920; 'The Great World War, A History', 5 vols, editor Frank A. Mumby, 1916/17; 'Official History NZ WWII Italy Vol I' 1957 and '21 Battalion' 1953.

Realised: $140

0082

A pair of WWI NZEF service medals
awarded to '30252 PTE. C.W.MONTGOMERY', ribbons attached.

Realised: $180

0083

Three WWI issue NZEF war medals
two British war medals to 4/67A SPR. C.P.FAIR and 75674 PTE. H.W.GOODIN no hanger and a Victory medal to 10/1756 SJT. F.S.BROUGHTON.

Realised: $300

0084

A group of WWI and WWII medals
comprising British War Medal and Victory Medal; New Zealand War Service Medal, Defence Medal and War Medal, with a collection of RNZAF buttons, badges and pins.

Realised: $180

0085

Three folders of R.A.F. First Day Covers
from the R.A.F. Museum.

Realised: $190

0086

Two folders of R.A.F. First Day Covers
from the R.A.F. Museum, together with three explanatory catalogues.

Realised: $190

0087

An R.A.F Flight Lieutenant Navigator uniform
the owner flew with both 101 Squadron and 27 Squadron from June 1952 until December 1962.

Realised: $130

0088

A George V military parade sword
the gilt metal pierced guard showing some rust, the leather scabbard with metal fittings.

Realised: $320

0089

An early 190thc Frachetti flintlock blunderbuss
the lock with maker's name 'F*Frachetti', the octagonal barrel extending to the round and oval, gilt tendril and floral highlights, the walnut folding stock with scrolling metal wire inserts, belt clip attached to the side, no ramrod, some losses and attention required. L.900mm. No licence required.

Realised: $1,100

0090

A small Lefaucheux type pinfire revolver
octagonal barrel 6 shot cylinder, action with folding trigger, chromed metalwork, walnut checkered grips. No licence required.

Realised: $190

0091

A scarce 2nd Model Tranter's Patent self-cocking percussion revolver with New Zealand history
c.1854-55, Serial no. 2371T, .54 Bore, 6½" octagonal proof marked barrel, rammer loose, finely chequered walnut grip. Complete with green baize-lined mahogany case. Accessories include Tranter-marked bullet mould, tin for W. Tranter's Lubricating Bullets containing 9 projectiles, nipple wrench, powder flask, oil bottle, ebony cleaning rod and cap tin. Top strap marked 'W. T. Bassett' for William Thomas Bassett, born 1829 in Leicester, England, he married Mary Shipherd in 1865 at Onehunga. Bassett served in the Otahuhu Troop of the Royal Calvary Volunteers as a Lieutenant, (retired as Captain) enlisted on 14 July 1863. A number of these militia were raised in Auckland for the defence of the settlers on the southern frontier of the province during the land wars. Basset with his cousin John Hall had purchased a number of blocks of land and in 1862 they sold three allotments to the Crown. The purpose of these land transactions is not readily apparent, and may have been pure land speculation, as was fairly common at that stage of the colony's history. Another possibility is that they sold the land to the Crown as part of preparations for the British invasion of the Waikato, as one of the blocks was immediately to the west of what was to become Bluff Stockade, an important position for the defence of the Waikato River just south of Pokeno the original terminus of the Great South Road built from Drury in 1862–63. Bassett and his cousin also farmed in partnership in Mangere and became prominent members of the NZ Agricultural Society and the Auckland Acclimatisation Society. Provenance: To his sister and by bequest to her descendant our vendor.

Estimate: $4,000

0092

A Cook Islands tivaevae
the floral design in green and white with yellow highlights on maroon ground, chain and other coloured stitching. 1600 x 830mm.

Estimate: $200

0093

A 19thC Fijian tabua necklace
the whale's tooth with traditional turmeric rubbed finish, suspended on a woven coconut fibre cord necklace. Tooth L.123mm.

Realised: $200

0094

An Indonesian singing bird cage
from Lombok, with painted wooden frame and fine wire wall. On stand

Estimate: $100

0095

An African wooden stool
with circular concave top raised on an angular pierced support from a circular base. Dia.295mm

Realised: $280

0096

An African tribal Punu mask
the spirit mask from the Gabon with pronounced facial features, scarification to forehead, high headdress, with white pigment to face. 170 x 330mm.

Estimate: $250

0097

A 19thC Maori hoe (canoe paddle)
long steering type, the lanceolate blade with adzed finish (reglued cracks), the tapering shaft terminating in a simple terminal knob. L.1580mm. Provenance: Private Waikato estate collection. Registered Y20955.

Realised: $800

0098

A pre-European Maori pounamu hei tiki
of small rounded rectangular form, the suspension hole with heavy countersinking to the reverse flanked by the eyes, flat topped head, hands to thighs, mid green tone. H.52mm. Registered Y20956

Realised: $3,400

0099

A large Maori pre-European pounamu toki (greenstone adze)
quadrangular cross section, the slightly convex bevel with reduction to one side this area showing finely pecked finish conforming to side and tapered tang otherwise in polish. Dark green metasomised pounamu. L.240mm. Registered Y20954.

Realised: $2,000

0100

An early Maori nephrite toki (greenstone adze)
evidence of early lapidary scarf and snap technique, tapered bevel. L.147mm. Registered Y20953.

Realised: $500