An impressive 18ct. white gold diamond and rubellite set wide cocktail bracelet
the open worked floral lozenge and rectangular sections mostly highlighted with 37 variously cut rubellites totalling 62.77cts. and highlighted with 871 small modern brilliant cut diamonds with TDW of 7.69cts. Valuation available.
An impressive modern lady's 18ct. white gold and diamond bracelet
the graduating spiralling circular sections fully encrusted with 1006 modern brilliant cut diamonds framing the larger single central champagne diamonds claw set to the centre of each, the 15 champagne coloured brilliant cut diamonds totalling 5.29ct. Valuation available.
An exceptional large old carved ivory tusk
finely detailed as a goddess, natural curved tusk form, the standing goddess in traditional robes with a floral branch held to her right hand, a further basket of flowers to her left, her coiffured hair adorned with an exotic bird, black stained highlights, the thick ivory base plate with carved calligraphy, small area of damage to the surmounting bird's tail. 8.5kgs. Raised on original fitted wood stand. Provenance: Collected by our vendor's parents in the late 1960s while on an overseas excursion. Length 930.
A quality 19thC French walnut and ormolu bureau plat
the rectangular top with rounded ends, the ornate parquetry inlay with floral marquetry centre in fine detail, the frieze with two secret drawers flanking an ornate ormolu panel of industrious cherubs searching for knowledge, raised on tapered and fluted legs with square section mounts, the cross stretchered base of cross-over form, high quality, finely detailed ormolu mounts enhance this unique bureau. Note: this being one of the best examples we have offered. 1440 x 710 x 760.
An impressive modern lady's 18ct. white gold pendanted necklace
the necklace and pendant of encrusted lozenge forms, the pendant with nine joined sections, the necklace with 19 conforming length sections and 12 similar open centre sections, the 950 round modern brilliant cut diamonds with TDW of 7.62cts., colour G-H and clarity SI2-I1. Valuation available.
A spectacular walnut carved Black Forest long case clock
c1900, the ornate case surmounted with a large three-dimensional owl, its wings outstretched, glass eyes, the entire case carved with fruiting grape vines, highlighted with two further smaller owls and a fox to the base, all with glass eyes, the circular brass dial with Arabic numerals, the quality movement striking on an eight rod gong, three suspended weights viewed through the glazed panel door. Provenance: Ex. an old Auckland family with whom it has been in their colonial Arney Road home for many years. Height 2600.
'A Girl on the Beach', oil on canvas, signed, original label on reverse with title and details, original Exhibition invitation attached. 495 x 600. Note: Our elderly vendor recalls the artist informing him that this painting was 'one of the best that he had done'.
An impressive lady's 18ct. white gold green fluorite and diamond pendant
the large green fluorite of 44.5cts., emerald cut, framed by a single row of round brilliant cut diamonds, further diamonds encrusted to the bale, the 24 diamonds with TDW of 2.60ct. Valuation available.
An 18ct. gold and diamond ring
the central Old European cut 1.48ct diamond flanked by 0.50ct Old European cut diamonds in a wide domed tapering band. TDW 2.48cts. Valuation available.
A lady's platinum and diamond tennis bracelet
the 32 round brilliant cut diamonds each in a plain round link setting, TDW 5.54cts.
A large and impressive early 19thC Chinese famille rose lidded jar
baluster form, traditional panelled decoration including multiple figures within interior and walled garden settings, the elaborate framing of florals, butterflies and exotic birds, conforming lid, the top with brass collar and hinge and locking fittings, pinned, elaborate gilt enrichments. Height 620. Provenance: By family descent, purchased by Mrs A.R. Seccombe of Auckland, August 1927 as part of the house and contents purchase of 'Newstead', East Coast Rd, Milford from J. Reid Bennie, an English gentleman who came to N.Z. at the end of WWI with his antique collection. A copy of the letter detailing this purchase is available which notes "It is at least gratifying to know that the antiques which we have so painstakingly collected over a period of years are passing into the hands of those who can genuinely appreciate and enjoy the aesthetic in household embellishment". (See also lots 284 and 354 this catalogue).
'Pitcher with Fruit and Wrappers', acrylic on canvas, signed, 610 x 1220. Provenance: Purchased Ferner Galleries, Auckland.
A George III ornate marquetry inlaid oak longcase clock
by Jacob Lovelace of Exon (Exeter), the brass dial with silvered chapter ring enclosing the subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture, the eight day movement striking on a bell, the case with profuse leaf scroll inlay. Height 2070
An 18ct. white gold and diamond encrusted lady's modern hinged bangle
the top of three stepped diamond encrusted bands, each with a channel set row of 45 princess cut diamonds, each row flanked by 92 micro-claw set round brilliant cut diamonds, TDW 5.48cts. Valuation available.
An old quality Chinese gilded bronze small shishi
in recumbent pose, head turned, front paws crossed, raised on an old carved hardwood stand. Length 53.
'Eurasian Sparrow Hawk', watercolour on paper, signed, entitled, inscribed and dated 1966. 680 x 465.
Ten Dutch 21.6ct. gold 10 guilder coins
one dated 1913, three 1912, five 1917 and one 1925. 67.3gms.
An 18ct white gold
sapphire and diamond ring, the 1.00ct emerald cut diamond in a raised rub-over mount and surrounded by twelve fancy cut bright blue sapphires, TDW 1.20cts. Valuation available.
An impressive Japanese Edo period Samurai suit of armour
with multi hob-nail plate sujibachi ridged helmet, decorative fukigaeshi (turnbacks), russet lacquered iron menpo (face plate), laced multi-panelled throat guard, shoulderplates, chest guards and leg guards in orange and black dominate tones. Complete with two later swords.
A large harlequin set of German .800 silver cutlery
mainly two patterns and including 12 of the following; dessert spoons, dessert forks, cake spoons, fish knives, fish forks, teaspoons, coffee spoons, fruit knives and forks, dinner knives, luncheon knives; 11 cake spoons & table forks; butter knives and rests (6), cake forks (5), pairs: salad server, pickle forks, fish servers with gilded blades; serving utensils (4), serving spoon, butter knife, cheese knife, baby pusher and odd dessert fork. Weight (solid items only) 4315gms (excludes filled silver handled utensils). Contained in seven drawer cutlery cabinet, the bottom drawer with collection of oddments, including cutlery, candelabra capitals and drip trays etc. Provenance: Originally belonging to Benjamin David Magnus born Hamburg died November 1942 in Terezín concentration camp (Czechoslovakia, River Alba). See additional photos.
Bishop John Coleridge Patteson's personal copy of the rare 'Stanford’s map of Australasia'
London: Edward Stanford, 1859. First edition. Steel engraved map with hand colouring, total 1550 x 1740 mm, dissected into 48 sections, laid onto linen edged with blue silk, folding to 255 x 215 mm, within original embossed brown morocco boards with gilt lettering and ornament (rubbed, surface tears, spine frayed at head and tail), engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh, a near fine example of this truly monumental map (scale ca. 1:4 200 000), the original colouring still strong and vibrant and with some hand annotation in pencil around the 'Salomon Islands' group. The interior cover inscribed in ink 'Bishop Patterson from T. Mort Esq. Good wishes April 1864'. Wikipedia records Patterson as; 'A missionary to the South Seas from 1855, Patteson became an accomplished linguist, learning 23 of the islands' more than 1,000 languages. In 1861, he was selected as the first Bishop of Melanesia. Patteson was killed by natives on Nukapu, in the Solomon Islands.' Note: This and lots 213, 214, 215 & 220 are from the same vendor.
'Rangitikei River Through the Trees', oil on artist's board, signed. Note: Another painting on reverse, 'Lake & Mountain Scene', signed. 325 x 505.
A Chryselephantine Art Deco style sculpture
in the manner of Ernst Seger, depicting a standing robed woman flanked by two polar bears raised on a white marble plinth base. Cold painted, patinated bronze and ivory. Height 670, width 655.
A modern 18ct. white gold and diamond set pendant on chain
the circular hollow dome with cast-in channel and micro-claw settings supporting the 90 baguette cut diamonds and 50 round brilliant cut diamonds with TDW of 3.25ct., decorative pierced back, suspended on a fine gold chain. Valuation available.
Eight good quality Louis XVI-style rosewood dining chairs
with well carved decoration of fruit, flowers, scrolls and leaves, turned and fluted front legs, shaped fronts and quality brocade fabric covers.
'The Firefighters ', No. 1, oil on board, signed and dated '94, labelled and entitled on reverse. 365 x 440.
A modern lady's 18ct. gold rubellite and diamond cocktail ring
the four pear-cut rubellites forming a floral section centred by a single brilliant cut diamond, further diamonds encrusted to the open flaring leaf forms and shoulders, the 126 round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 1.26ct. Valuation available.
'Britannia - Britain', 'Britannia Weeps for the Loss of Her Colonies, (from the Virtues Series)', Cibachrome photograph collage 2/2, entitled and inscribed 'We are under no king; we must each look to ourselves'; entitled, inscribed, signed and dated 1996 on reverse. 195 x 180 and 495 x 580 (diptych). Together with the book 'Under The Aegis, The Virtues' by Megan Jenkinson, 1996, signed.
An 18ct yellow gold emerald and diamond ring
the 0.90ct emerald cut medium green emerald in a raised rub over mount and surrounded by ten round old cut diamonds in a scalloped setting, TDW 1.60cts, valuation available.
A large vintage Len Castle blossom vase
swollen rectangular form, pale grey all-over glaze, tenmoko to the flat rectangular rim and showing at the corners, impressed potter's mark. 380 x 260 x 425. Provenance: From the Estate Collection of Keith Blight and noted to the base 'This pot was featured at the entrance of the Auckland Studio Potter's Exhibition 1976. Len sold it to me for under $100.... I was the Exhibition Designer. Keith Blight 2007'.
An 18ct. gold cased chronograph by J.J. Badollet & Cie
Geneve, the hunter case with radial machine engraved pattern and engraved crest to the cover (an eagle displayed), inside back cover with coat-of-arms of Mosley (sable, a chevron between three mill-picks argent); the white enamel dial with sweep seconds hand, two subsidiary hour dials flanking a subs-seconds dial. Glass absent. Dust cover engraved: 'Examined by E.J. Dent, 82 Strand' above four winding/adjustment holes. Overall diameter 50.
An uncommon Crown Lynn dark blue McAlpine refrigerator jug
ribbed tall rectangular section form with 'McAlpine' in relief to each side. Height 220.
A pair of modern lady's 18ct. white gold
diamond and pink tourmaline drop earrings, each set with seven variously cut tourmalines in drop and open looping framed sections encrusted with diamonds, the 188 round brilliant cuts with TDW of 1.27ct. Valuation available.
A c.1920s banquet extension oak barley twist dining table and 12 chairs
the drawer leaf oak table with barley twist legs and carved detail extending to approx. 2200, width 980, height 770. Together with 12 Jacobean style carved oak chairs including two carvers and 10 side chairs, each with cream upholstered back panel and seats, grapevine detail, barley twist supports.
An 18ct white gold yellow sapphire and diamond ring
the 4.42ct oval mixed sapphire of an intense yellow hue, with six square cut carre diamonds in a three tiered mount to each shoulder, valuation available.
A Chinese porcelain double gourd vase in the manner of the Ming period
decorated in an underglaze blue with qilin and tigers in a landscape. Height 420.
A fine Chinese carved bamboo brush pot
rounded square form, intaglio cut with mountainous landscape including buildings and figures, rosewood fitted base and top, remains of original lining. Height 125.
A late 19thC French ormolu and marble nymph-figured mantel clock
the gilded bronze winged nymph leaning upon the tall arched mottled marble case housing the dial, conforming marble plinth base, classical ormolu mounts, the quality French silk suspension movement striking on a bell, with pendulum and key. Height 560.
An 18ct white gold and cluster ring
a 0.32ct modern brilliant cut diamond in a rub over mount and surrounded by six round brilliant cut diamonds in a scalloped shape, TDW 1.40cts, valuation available.
A Victorian large silver plate table centrepiece on tray
by H.D. Wilkinson of Sheffield, England the mirrored tray with decorative relief border and four protruding scrolling feet, the large baluster stand with conforming base and four removable arms each supporting a cut glass dish, a matching larger dish to the raised central section, one small dish with crack and minor chipping. Provenance: Ex. a private Auckland family, accompanied by a 1970 George Walker Ltd receipt.
A pair of vintage antique style large figured ormolu table candelabra
the classical woman figure with arm raised supporting a column with five decorative scrolling branches, each with an electric light, a central conforming light to the centre, on a pedestal base with circular alabaster platform raised on four tapered feet. Frosted glass shades. Height 990.
A Chinese rosewood extension banquet table and eight chairs
the oval table with two leaves with a frieze carved with relief scroll motifs, raised on tapering legs with spade feet; the chairs including two carver chairs, all with a Shou motif decorated back splat, the panelled seats with shaped frieze and legs conforming to the table with loose cushions.
A Waltham deck watch
brass cased in gimbal mount, mounted in triple layer deck case, silvered dial with Roman numerals, minute indicators, subsidiary eight-day reserve power dial along with a subs-seconds dial. The case contained in an outer deck box with latched hinged cover and securing leather strap, the case engraved 'U.S. Navy, No. 537'. Watch diameter 75.
A 14ct. Dutch gold fob chain
the heavy curb links with dog clip and floating extra chain with bolt ring for attaching a pendant. 41.1gms.
An ornate 18ct. gold necklace
the meshed chain decorated with 26 small flat discs, the front with graduating size rectangular-form flattened tubes, each with conforming gold disc. 31.gms.
Norbertine Von Bresslern-Roth (Austrian 1891-1978)
'Wolfe', c.1925 lino-cut in colours, signed in pencil. Note: Bresslern-Roth is recorded as one of the pre-eminent lino-cut artists of the 20thC. Her work was dominated by animals and birds and composition style influenced by L.H. Jungnickel. Her work had a profound influence on later lino-cut artists. 220 x 205.
An 18ct. white gold ruby and diamond cluster pendant on chain
the rectangular pendant of domed form set with 25 oval facet cut rubies totalling 4.90ct. highlighted with modern brilliant cut diamonds between, further diamonds to the suspension bale, TDW 0.62ct, suspended on a fine box link silver chain.
A chromed brass model of an Airspeed Oxford training bomber with dorsal turret
mounted on a propeller boss set with an aneroid barometer and further raised on a section of propeller blade. Height 330.
Robin Morrison (1944-1993)
'Power Lines', vintage Cibachrome print. 245 x 370.
An impressive Victorian flame mahogany scotch chest
a narrow shaped frieze drawer to the top over two hat box and two quarter-size drawers, three full width drawers below, turned barley twist columns to each side, turned wood handles with mother-of-pearl insets, turned ivory buttons form the keyhole escutcheons, on plinth base and turned bun feet. 1250 x 600 x 1380.