A 19thC marine ivory carved walking stick handle as a clenched fist
the wrist narrowing, no shaft attached. Height 70.
An early 20thC French green glass and gilt metal wax seal
the faceted and tapered substantial handle with gilt metal mounts, the seal unengraved.
A set of eight antique ivory balls
old yellow patina. Diameter approx. 32.
A Victorian mother-of-pearl inlaid card case
rectangular form, diamond panels, the centre with engraved birds and florals.
An old African carved ivory tusk section candlestick
carved with a bust of a native woman, braided hair. Height 130.
A fine carved Indian ivory goddess figure of Shiva
she holds two floral stems beside her head, her elaborate jewels swirling and falling to her lotus throne, fine detail. Height 105, raised on hardwood stand.
Two old small carved ivory religious figures
both in traditional robes, a large book held under one arm. Heights 45.
A Victorian mother-of-pearl card case
with concertina interior and silver escutcheon. Length 110.
WOOD WALKING STICK FROM WRECK OF ORPHEUS 1863
A 19thC walking stick reputed to have been made from wood salvaged from the H.M.S. Orpheus that ran aground at the entrance to the Manukau Harbour on 7th February 1863.
A Maori tokotoko or 'Talking Stick'
carved by John S. Moore, Cambridge.
An ebonised walking stick
plain with silver mounts. London 1916.
(15310) CARVED IVORY ELEPHANT STICK HANDLE
A small old finely carved standing elephant parasol handle. Length 65.
A vintage palmwood walking stick
with 9ct. gold mount by B.M. & Co. Old repair.
An ebonised walking stick
with horn handle and a silver collar. London 1898.
A Victorian miniature walking cane with horn handle and silver collar
a copy in miniature of Royal Scots guardsman's cane. Hallmarked Birmingham 1898. Length 440.
An Edwardian palmwood walking stick
the silver with presentation inscription dated 1904-05.
An antique dark stained beech walking cane of unusual tapering square section
silver mount. London 1914 engraved with armorial.
A unique artist carved walking stick
the hilt of the deer antler carved in the North American tradition with an eagle, Indian chief, bear, wolf, horse and bison; fitted with a brass ferrule to a spiral patterned and fluted timber shaft. Length 910.
Two early Victorian 'carriage' parasols
both with folding satinwood handles, one with octagonal white silk tasselled shade, the other square lilac silk shade with two-colour tassels.
Two German walking sticks with antler handles
set on hawthorne shafts.
A walking cane with compass finial
the small compass set in a gilt metal finial at the end of the curved handle.
A bone handled walking cane
the L-shaped handle carved with a surface resembling hawthorne.
A Japanese carved bamboo walking stick
the shaft carved with four portrait panels, the handle formed from the rootstock.
A German hallmarked silver handled umbrella
the handle decorated with hop swags and acanthus leaves.
A faux-tortoise shell piqué work lorgnette
the lenses folding into the long handle.
Two pairs of antique Horne & Thornthwhaite gold plated rimmed spectacles
in one original case.
A c.1900 Horne & Thornthwaite gold plated lorgnette
engraved shaped supports, pivoting folding action, in original leather case.
PR VICTORIAN S/SILVER SPECTACLES + VINT. S'GLASSES
A pair of antique silver spectacles and vintage clip-on sunglass lenses.
A carved fruitwood 'Black Forest' inkwell modelled as an owl
the bird's head lifting to reveal a glass well. Height 140.
An antique 'Black Forest' carved fruitwood inkwell modelled as a dog
the head lifting to reveal a glass ink bottle, the front paws resting upon a furled rug, the leading edge of which curves to form a pen rest. Width 210.
An Art Deco faturan bakelite desk stand the cylinder callender
stylised bird and pen rest on black acrylic stand. Length 200.
A Victorian mother-of-pearl card case
one side with engraved floral detail.
BOSUN'S WHISTLE & MV RANGITIRA CLASP KNIFE
A brass bosun whistle and a souvenir pocket knife from the 'M.V. Rangatira'.
A good Leica IIIg 35mm Rangefinder camera
with Leitz lens, Leica lens cap and original stitched leather ever ready case, in vintage bag with other lens, film, etc.
A Canadian military brass extending telescope
the body with original stitched leather cover including two belt lugs, the three draw extension with stamped details 'TEL: SIG: MkIV ALSO G.S. 'CONSOL', Toronto 1917 No. 408', followed by the broad arrow military mark. Length extended 850.
A collection of five old wooden items
includes: two ring gauges, one with scaled brass cover, two paper knives and a turned stand.
Two Victorian boxed watchmaker's tools
one a brass Jacot tool, the other a steel turns.
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.
A set of Edwardian period precision scales
in a wooden case with a glass door. Height 430.
A bunch of 20 old jailer's keys
the longest 150mm, on metal ring.
A 19thC Leitz Wetzlar brass and black enamel monocular microscope with interchangeable lenses
in original box. One lens missing. Height 380.
Three pairs of opera glasses
two with mother-of-pearl bodies, a third with a silver plate body embossed with birds and flowering bushes.
A near complete set of ten 2" ivory scale rules
four named Stanley, numbered 10-100, incomplete.
A 'Nauticalia' large brass telescope on tripod
the ribbed sleeve turning to extend the single draw. Length extended 1020, the mahogany extending tripod with multiple brass fittings, engraved maker's name and no. 02088. Together with a wall barometer of the same make.
A reproduction 'Phrenology by L.N. Fowler' bust
crackle glaze finish, various reference points detailed to the head, including: Moral and Religious Sentiments, Domestic Propensites, Love of Sex, etc. Height 260.
A vintage Mamod live steam Traction Engine
lithographically printed in colours, with original packing box. Length 255.
Three vintage c.1950s diecast models
a Tri-ang 'Minic Garages' tow truck (lamp missing), Shell X-100 petrol tanker and green cab. Together with a German Arnold Toys wind up tractor SG Nr. 847, with figure and key. In good condition.
A Hele-Shaw variable displacement radial piston pump model
made by Bar Knight engineers, Glasgow, c.1910. Diameter 80.
SELECTION OF PACIFIC ISLAND SHELLS
A collection of various Pacific Island shells.
Three small conch shells
together with a small cream Melo amphora (bailer) shell. Lengths 170 to 190.
FIJIAN CONCH SHELL
A large Fijian conch shell. Length 300.
impressive cream-coloured Fijian Melo amphora (bailer) shell. Length 290.
A full old tortoise shell
including the high domed back shell and carapace. The shell of 13 principal plates and a border of marginal plates of individually domed shape, surrounded by a margin of 23 smaller plates. Width 400.
14 deep-sea giant tube-worm chitin bodies
these tubes offer protection against predators. Found on the Pacific Ocean sea floor near hydro-thermal vents they can reach lengths of 2.4m. Lengths 250-470.
Three vintage miniature plush Steiff toys
'Peky', 'Kitty' and 'Original Steiff' zebra, with yellow cardboard tags to neck, tags to ear of two and glass eyes.
A replica 1929 Teddy Baby 13" Steiff bear
with teeth, yellow carboard tag, tag to ear and glass eyes.
An old Japanese Shogi game board
of table form, raised on short legs, along with later playing pieces.
A good Victorian burr walnut stationery box with sloping front and small drawer in base
the fitted interior with calendar, inkwell, etc. With patent lock. Width 330, height 330.
A Victorian quality rosewood and brass inlaid jewel box
the interior with blue velvet fittings, leather sectional tray removable to reveal open base.
An early 19thC travelling vanity/doctor's box
rosewood and brass inlay, rectangular form, the lid revealing a sectional compartment, two cut glass bottles remaining, the interior lid with a fold-down red leather panel, a secret drawer to the base, decorative inlaid brass strapping, corners and side handles. 335 x 255 x 185.
A small Georgian pine deeds box
with dark side handles, conforming handle to lid, brass lock and keyhole escutcheon, with mahogany stain finish. 420 x 220 x 250.
A 19thC turned wooden lidded box
squat circular form with pronounced turnings, the lid with stepped handle/finial terminating in an acorn form.
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 small carved bone travelling domino set in decorative 19thC card case
stained black and red.
A pink enamelled mid-20thC thimble and bobbin case
screw fitting to form a compact unit.
BOXED RED ENAMEL CIG. CASE & HOLDER
A 1950s red enamel mounted brass cigarette case and matching cigarette holder. In original box.
An ebony jewel box
with silver and mother-of-pearl mounts to the hinged lid, the silver hallmarked London by Wild & Carr, c.1905. 190 x 150 x 65.
A 19thC small box
modelled as a miniature trunk with cut steel handle, studding and lock.
SELECTION OF CORAL
A collection of white branch coral pieces.
A massive quartz obelisk
of tapering hexagonal section surmounted by a hexagonal faceted top. Height 600.
A large flat N.Z. kauri gum slab
variegated tones in browns and golds, together with two other smaller kauri gum pieces, semi-polished honey tones. Lengths 320, 180 and 120. Largest 2.61kgs, two small 383gms and 365gms.
Two N.Z. kauri gum pieces
one polished in crackle golden tones, the other variegated in tones of mustard and brown. 413gms and 205gms. Lengths 170 and 230.
Three small N.Z. polished kauri gum pieces
two crackled honey toned pieces and another semi-polished in a darker gold colour. 174gms, 360gms and 812gms. Length 100-190.
A small kauri gum bible
formed of golden translucent gum, the covers with a cross and chalice in high relief. Some losses. Height 105.
A kauri gum boulder
semi-polished finish. 5.7 kilos.
A kauri gum nugget
dry exterior, clear tone evident to the interior. 410gms.
A taxidermy Asian brown bear
head and torso mount, raised paws, open mouth and glass eyes. On shield mount. Height 740.
Five sperm whale teeth dating from the early 1900s and collected in the 1980s from a descendant of a worker at the Albany Whaling Station
Western Australia, one with an old attempt at scrimshaw. Average length 150.
A bayonet knife with a unique carved antler handle
the artist carved hilt modelled as an American eagle head forming the terminal end of the natural antler grip, bronze cross guard, polished double edged blade, original WWI leather scabbard. Overall length 460.
An antler handled Bowie-style knife
with natural deer antler hilt, brass pommel and crossguard, clipped single edged blade with broad fuller; figured timber scabbard with horn mouth and chape. Overall length 355.
A collection of 80+ PNG beetles
each encased in domed acrylic, many colourful examples including some undescribed, mainly weevils and scarabs. Collected by a N.Z. entomologist in PNG c.1970s/80s. displayed in an open wooden tray.
A collection of 11 insects and one butterfly
includes six various scorpions, each encased in acrylic, displayed in an open wooden tray. Collected by a N.Z. entomologist in Papua New Guinea, c.1970s/80s.
Two mounted sets of African butterfly specimens
The Giant African Swallowtail and The Great Blue African Swallowtail, (both verso and recto), mounted in a wood and glass fronted display case.
Two Ricker framed multiple butterfly specimens
one of nine mounted and labelled African butterflies including the Western Blue, Large Lurid glider and White-barred emperor, the other with four Morpho helener (Peru) butterfly specimens.
A fur muff
in chocolate tones, carrying handle and small zippered compartment.
A vintage Barbour gent's oilskin fishing jacket
multiple pockets, makers label to inside collar.
A game bird decoy
canvas covered kapok and wood infilled. Length 310. Provenance: Charlie Watkinson (born c.1860) who had a double ended hunting punt 'The Gladson' on the Waikato at Mercer (before the bridge was built) with a central Lister engine driving screws at either end, she was mounted with a swivel black powder punt gun that Charlie used to self load with shrapnel and shoot flocks on the water.
A game bird decoy
canvas covered kapok and wood infilled. Length 310. Provenance: As above.
A duck decoy
with oil painted wooden body and attached painted kauri head. Length 340. Provenance: As above.
A Magnum sized wooden duck decoy
handmade from a single block of beautifully grained redwood, the swivelling head with tack eyes, c.1950s. Length 400.
A good Redhead display wooden duck decoy
wide body, head turned to one side, glass eyes. Keel removed and some refurbishment. Length 340.
A 13" wooden spoon bill (shoveller) hen decoy
c.1940s, with early type tack eyes and belly weight insert.
An early 20thC carved and painted wood Drake duck decoy
one glass eye, showing some signs of age. Length 420.
A tiny Victorian W.J. Cummins brass trout reel with original ivory handle
working check and with maker's mark, c.1885. Diameter 55.
An Edwardian Nottingham wood fishing reel with brass star back and on/off check
tapered quality handles, c.1910. Diameter 90.
A rare superior quality Victorian mahogany Gothic starback salmon reel with on/off check button
brass handles and wide drum, c.1900. Diameter 120.
A very good Victorian Hardy Pralon black metal fly box. The exceptional interior with 15 metal hinged flip-up lids to view the 130 trout flies included. Hardies logo to lid
A mixed lot of fishing tackle
including three fishing books, two good Rimfly trout reels, a large old fishing wallet plus contents and a wooden Big Game Lure.
A good Wicker fishing creel
with canvas carry sling. Good condition. Width 340.
A vintage extendable C. Farlow & Co. Ltd alloy gaff
with teardrop belt clip and alloy hook keeper, with maker's details. Rare to find.