Ten old turned wooden tools
includes: one plumber's chase wedge and five turn pins together with four sailor's fids.
A collection of 14 various turned wooden plumb bobs
various sizes, most of ovoid bead type form.
A collection of five old wooden items
includes: two ring gauges, one with scaled brass cover, two paper knives and a turned stand.
Four old wooden collector's pieces
includes: a turned circular inkwell with porcelain liner, carved and incised repeating decoration, circular turned lidded box, a Mauchline Ware lidded box and a barrel form measure.
Three 19thC turned wooden bottle holders
includes: a cylindrical lignum vitae holder with screw lid, a boxwood domed screw lid holder with maker's name S. Maw & Son and other.
A 19thC turned wooden lidded box
squat circular form with pronounced turnings, the lid with stepped handle/finial terminating in an acorn form.
An old carved ivory egg form thread case
screw fitting revealing internal post with thread reel, polished exterior. Height 40.
Three items; an Edwardian silver covered prayer book
a papier-mâché snuff box with tortoiseshell panel to the lid and an ecclesiastical engraved brass taper stick for the lighting of church candles.
A vintage pull-along toy horse and cart
well modelled, the horse with skin cover and stitched binding on trolley platform, the carriage with four weheels and seating to the rear, painted details.
An uncommon late 19thC Morocco leather covered chalet fitted sewing box
gilt metal studded decoration and fittings, the roof lid opening to reveal a fitted interior complete with many original fittings, mirror, scissors, thimble, etc. 103 x 70 x 80.
A 19thC French gilt metal decorative watch chatelaine
the main hook support with oval panel, relief urn and crossed horn relief detail, conforming quiver highlighted detail to the three main smaller panels below, two pairs of clips flanking.
A European horn and antler cutlery trio
held in a leather scabbard, comprising: antler handled knife and fork and accompanying spoon with scrimshaw engraving.
A faux-tortoise shell piqué work lorgnette
the lenses folding into the long handle.
A late George III mahogany tea caddy
sarcophagus form, restrained inlay decoration to the exterior, interior with two lidded compartments and a mixing bowl, ruched velvet lining to the lid, on brass bun feet with one ring handle to one side remaining. 325 x 160 x 220.
A 19thC fruitwood oval dough bin/fruit bowl
lozenge form, good old pale tone, a cut-away handle to the underside of each end, one pierced for suspension. 530 x 285.
An early 19thC cruet set
the rosewood base with two turned ebonised stands holding glass salts with turned ebonised handle to the centre. 170 x 150.
Three old wood hat blocks of various shapes and sizes. Height 340
340 and 170.
A Georgian circular papier-mâché table snuff box
the lid painted with a scene of Sir Thomas More in prison, nourished by his daughter c.1535. Diameter 90.
A Victorian mahogany child's commode
the lid lifts to reveal a small enamel 'potty', two curving seat sides. 350 x 300 x 210 when closed.
Two wooden ceremonial mallets
the smaller with silver presentation disc, the larger with painted label. Height 210 and 120.
An early 1900s banner
for the 'Oxford Girls Friendly Society', decorated with Art Nouveau lilies in gold thread on self-patterned silk brocade, on metal bar with fringe and tassels. 450 x 720.
A Regency rosewood tea caddy
sarcophagus shape with mother-of-pearl inlay, the hinged lid opening to reveal two compartments flanking a cavity for mixing bowl. Width 340.
A fine old Asian silk brocade wall hanging
elaborately detailed with multiple bands and gold thread embroidery. 2500 x 2300.
An uncommon early 20thC book page turning device
chromium plated with trigger action, turned wooden handle.
Four old Indian illuminated manuscript hand painted pages
in watercolour and ink, including processional and other figures, some on horseback, rows of calligraphy to all, displayed within three frames.
A vintage David Low ink cartoon
inscribed 'This is the Experimental Room, and Oh Boy! What Experiments!', featuring three early style Mickey Mouse jumping on stacks of cheese. 210 x 170, inscribed to the reverse 'Drawn by David Low for Mr Peter Clark (Trinity College), Dairy Board - Fisherman'. Note: Sir David Low (1891-1963), was a N.Z. political cartoonist who lived and worked in the United Kingdom for many years, he drew fame for satirising such personalities as Adolf Hitler.
After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873)
'The Empress Eugenie' surrounded by her ladies in waiting, the original painted 1855, Château at Compiègne the miniature finely painted on ivory. Gilt framed under glass. Note: Winterhalter was a German painter and lithographer known for his portraits of royalty in the mid-19thC. Among his best known works is 'Empress Eugenie Surrounded by her Ladies-in-Waiting'. 125 x 180.
A pair of George III portrait miniatures
the gent and lady finely painted in formal attire, oval form, painted on ivory, the ebonised frames with gilt metal fittings. 78 x 65 painting size.
A vintage lady's crocodile skin evening purse
An Art Deco decorative floral beaded belt
the lustrous mauve, green and pale toned beads as a flowering vine on dark ground, tapered form.
A c.1920 Dutch silver framed embroidered lady's handbag
sapphire cabochons to the ball clasps, panelled scenes of castle and deer framed by florals.
Three vintage purses
includes one leather with gilt trim, another beaded with peacock design, the other smaller embroidered with silver plate frame.
A full length Arctic fox fur coat
alternating rows of fur and suede, fully lined, some wear around pockets.
A full length mink coat
dark chocolate brown, upright collar, with buttoned cuffs to the sleeves, fully lined and in excellent condition.
An early 20thC pink silk parasol
the hardwood handle with tri-coloured horn toned plastic decorative end, frill and lace work attached, in old Japanese lacquered box.
A 1937 Liberty of London George VI 'Coronation Souvenir'
the original carved box with details printed to lid enclosing the Liberty clutch purse and scarf and decorative red dominated print, the scarf with 'Liberty' label attached.
A Louis Vuitton Deauville handbag
monogram canvas, tan leather handles and trim, double zip-around closure, four interior pockets and white elastic bottle holders, open exterior pocket, with original padlock and key. Original Japanese purchase receipts enclosed, in LV soft storage bag. 350 x 270 x 140.
A 19thC black lacquered bamboo sword stick
the long blade with single edge and pseudo temper line evident, push-button blade release. Length 890.
(15310) CARVED IVORY ELEPHANT STICK HANDLE
A small old finely carved standing elephant parasol handle. Length 65.
An old finely carved ivory walking cane handle
decorated with an entwined snake. Length 140.
An ivory handled and rosewood walking cane
the handle carved with a fouled anchor motif, the rosewood shaft with metal ferrule. Handle with some faults. Length 900.
A silver topped and rosewood walking cane
floral embossed top with plain rosewood shaft and brass ferrule.
A 19thC rare and complete set of S. Mawson & Thompson of London obstetric instruments in velvet lined leather bag
the steel instruments, many with ebony handles, include four pairs of various forceps, a Smelie perforator and a balene and ivory handled uterine Sound, all fitted to the stitched black leather and purple velvet lined unfolding bag, gold tooled maker's mark. This set would accompany the physician to the home for delivery.
An early 20thC leather and hickory golf club set
the 'Clyde' bag with silver presentation plaque including 'Gisborne N.Z. 1939', the five hickory shafted steel headed clubs including four irons and one putter.
A c.1913 Buffle Head Drake duck decoy by Crawford Pepp
carved and painted wood with original label detailing this to be 'A Very Rare Piece of Pepp's Work. This Example ....'. Length 350.
An early 20thC carved and painted wood duck decoy
finely detailed with looping gilt work as feather detail, painted colours, tack eyes. Length 420.
An early 20thC carved and painted wood duck decoy
glass eyes, swivelling head. Length 360.
An early 20thC carved and painted wood Drake duck decoy
one glass eye, showing some signs of age. Length 420.
Two aluminium fly boxes
complete with flies, together with an old Condex fly reel, in box.
A Hardy's 'The Perfect' fly reel
together with an old Kilward mahogany two-piece rod, in cloth bag.
Three vintage fly fishing rods in their cloth bags
'Housbro', 'Edgar Sealey and another. $120 Edgar Sealey two piece with spare tip. Housbro - The Dorothy Fly Rod two piece Bamboo Tonkonian Dorothy fly rod - two piece with spare tip
An original 16½" carved heart cedar mason hen mallard decoy
c1930s, with full swivel head, lead belly weights and brass wire line attachment.
A rare 13½" fine weave canvas Armstrong featherweight stuffed decoy
c1920, with glass eyes and full makers details to underside of bill.
A good 13" wooden spoon bill drake decoy
c1940s, hand-carved & finished with tack eyes and lead belly inserts.
A 13" wooden spoon bill (shoveller) hen decoy
c.1940s, with early type tack eyes and belly weight insert.
An old Chinese carved bone travelling chess set
the black lacquer box with game board top enclosing the carved natural and red stained pieces.
An early 20thC 'Uncle Sam's 3 Coin Register Bank'
black finished tin with gilt lithography including 'Amount Deposited', the back with various details including 'Durable Toy & Novelty Corporation, H.H. Payson'. 115 x 135 x 155.
An early 20thC carved ivory figure of Jesus standing holding a lamb
a halo radiates behind his head, a long robe draped around his shoulder. Height 150, raised on stepped hardwood stand. Minor loss.
A 19thC sailor's wool work picture
the vessel under sail, unusually detailed showing the ship's deck, some attention required, in later frame under glass. 330 x 595.
A partially embroidered linen apron pattern commemorating the 1934 London to Melbourne Air Race
framed and glazed. Overall 750 x 750.
An early 19thC hand-coloured engraving 'No. XIII. The Country Butcher'
after the painting by George Moreland, London 1802, details to base of image. 460 x 560, framed under glass.
An oval painted miniature of ducks and ducklings
signed, in burr wood frame. Length 90.
An early 20thC nephrite and gilt brass suspended perfume bottle
the tapered curved flat side nephrite body with incised cut edge, screw lid and chain suspension, dark green toned with black flecks. Length 60.
A vintage Art Deco style figurine
in the manner of Chiparus, a figure of a woman in bronze and faux ivory sitting on a polished variegated marble base, 170 x 60 x 220.
ANTIQUE BRONZE BUST OF A GENT
A small bronze bust of a bearded classical man on octagonal stand. Height 165.
A 19thC bronze sculpture of Albrecht Dürer after the original by Christian Daniel Rauch (1777-1857 German)
he stands wearing a long robe, raised on a stepped base with 'AD' monogram to the front. Height 195. Note: Rauch founded the Berlin School of Sculpture and was the foremost German sculptor of the 19thC.
A 19thC silver plated bronze figure of a standing classical woman holding a leafy branch
on turned wood plinth base. Height 450.
A pair of 19thC French silver plated bronze duellists in Elizabethan costume
on circular red marble bases, impressed marks Lalouette. Both swords require attention. Height 330.
A rare large 19thC Swiss interchangeable cylinder music box
c.1880, each 13" cylinder playing eight airs, and additionally with six bells. The clockwork mechanism and the comb requiring some attention, the case with crossbanding and floral inlays raised on a conforming table with a single frieze drawer to hold the additional cylinders supported on four cabriole legs terminating in brass casters. Overall 980 x 520 x 1020.
A Victorian Swiss Revine cylinder Music box
c.1870, the single cylinder playing ten airs, with nine German silver bells, housed in a rosewood case, banded and with floral inlays, crank included and original paper label to interior listing available songs, in excellent order and working condition. Overall 570 x 320 x 230.
A 1951 Francis-Barnett 'Merlin' 122cc motorcycle. One of Francis-Barnett’s first post-war offerings was the Model 51 Merlin. Introduced in 1946
it was powered by the 122cc Villiers 9D single-port engine, within a rigid frame equipped with a girder front fork. Handsome and lightweight, the well-equipped Merlin came with a speedometer and direct lighting as standard. A particularly neat touch was the oil tank - complete with petrol mix measure - attached to the rear chain stays. Recently restored and in working condition. Provenance: From the Estate of an Auckland gentleman who completed the restoration. Complete with helmet, goggles, various pamphlets and other associated items.
A taxidermy Asian Brown Bear head
shoulder mount with open mouth showing teeth, light coloured snout and mounted on a shield plaque.
An old tiger skin with full taxidermy head mount
the head with glass eyes and mouth open in snarling pose, some claws present. Length 2600.
An uncommon vintage leopard full body taxidermy mount
the leopard lying on its left side, head turned right, snarling pose, most claws present, glass eyes. Length 1150.
A red stag taxidermy head mount
the antlers of 13 points, dark stained shield back board. Width of antlers 770.
An impressiveWater Buffalo shoulder mount taxidermy
glass eyes, natural dark brown finish with curved black horns. Depth from back of mount to nose 1030.
A kudu skull and horn
natural long curling horns fitted to the top skull section. Length of horns 850.
A similar taxidermy black goat head
with removable horns.
A re-creation model snowy owl
the model perched on a circular plinth base.
A re-creation American golden eagle
modelled perched on wooden stand.
A South Island king salmon
with wall mount. In the manner of O'Rourke Taxidermists. Length 860.
An early scrimshaw whale's tooth depicting a moustached gentleman in kilt and feathered cap
signed 'Mr Atioell', black stained detail and polished finish. Length 105.
An old sperm whale tooth
semi-polished, cut base to allow standing. Height 95.
A python snake skin mounted with head
approximately 4½ metres long and 26cm at the widest part.
An unpolished kauri gum boulder
with unusual opaqueness and swirling grain patterning to one side. Length 230. 1.28kg.
A small flat piece of kauri gum boulder
semi-translucent, unpolished and with an attractive craze patterning to both sides. 865 gms. Length 260.
An small unpolished kauri gum boulder
with interesting craze patterning to the exterior. 767gms. Length 170.
A kauri gum nugget
dry exterior, clear tone evident to the interior. 410gms.
A massive quartz obelisk
of tapering hexagonal section surmounted by a hexagonal faceted top. Height 600.
A striking cut and polished amethyst quartz geode
tall mountainous form, the single polished cut showing deep vibrant purple amethyst crystal interior, on black lacquered base. The geode measuring 260 x 140 x 400.
A set of ten 19thC copper measure jugs
in traditional haystack form, eight of the jugs with original lead verification stamp, ranging in size from 1/8th of a gill to two gallons.
A large copper cooking pot
two iron handles attached by way of iron straps, hand-beaten effect to the exterior. Diameter 520, height 335.
A large shallow copper cooking pot
two iron handles, on three brass feet, tin lining to the interior and handbeaten effect to the exterior. Diameter 690.
Eleven vintage silver plate shipping line cutlery items
Union Steamship and others, fish knives and forks, etc.
ANTIQUE THREE DRAW POCKET TELESCOPE
A Victorian brass and mahogany three draw pocket telescope.
PR BRASS PRINCES CANDLESTICKS
A pair of Victorian period brass cotton reel candlesticks. Height 300.
A brass model of a WWII Lockheed Lightning P-38 long range fighter
on ball support with wood plinth base. Height 250.
A Folmer Graflex K20 aircraft camera
for the USAAF, 1942 (WWII).
A Thornton Pickard-Imperial half-plate camera
An old German Limbach bisque doll
with sleeping blue glass paperweight eyes, open mouth with four teeth and composition body with moveable limbs. Wally mark, with three leaf clover symbol. Length 500.