Historical items belonging to Captain Ernest E.M. Joyce
together with an autograph album containing Shackleton's and other signatures from the 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition. Includes 1. A silver cigarette case presentation engraved 'Presented to Capt. Mills Joyce By The Executive of the G.W.V.A of Newfoundland in Appreciation of Services on behalf of The Relief Fund. August 1926". 2. A 9ct gold fob engraved 'E.E.Joyce 17-5-13', from 'United Commercial Travellers Assn. of Australasia'. 3. A Curlett family member autograph album containing eight signatures of members of the 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition (Nimrod Expedition) including Ernest Joyce, Ernest Shackleton, George Marston, Ray Priestley, John Davis, Frank Wild, Alistair Forbes Mackay and Jameson Boyd Adams, on the opposing page is a poem written in ink by Ernest Shackleton entitles 'Erebus', 'Keeper of the Southern Gapway, rugged and grime & grand, warden of these...' initialled E.H.S. Note: Erebus was first climbed on Shackleton's 1907-09 expedition, two of those who reached the summit signatures on opposing page. 4. A photo archive including; A vintage silver gelatine photo of Joyce with named dogs, two photo postcards of sled dogs inscribed verso '... from Aunt Bee Mills Joyce', five reprint photos of 'Miss B Curlett, lady and dog' and accompanying letter noting an article stating Joyce 'gave it (the dog) to Beatrice in Christchurch shortly after the Expedition thus 'cementing their Romance'. 5. A signed 1st ed. copy of the book 'The South Polar Trail' by Ernest Joyce 1929 inscribed ' My Dear Nephew John from Uncle Joycey...1929'. 6. Other articles, books, newspaper cuttings and correspondence. Provenance: By descent through the Curlett family, Miss B. Curlett married Joyce in 1917.
'Taupiri Mt', acrylic on board, signed twice, entitled, dated Oct.06 and detailed on reverse. 590 x 490.
An 18ct. white gold and multi-diamond cluster lady's dress ring
the two tapered bands with two raised flowerhead forms, the top entirely set with diamonds including 25 baguette diamonds with TDW of 1.08ct. and 48 round brilliant cut diamonds with TDW of 2.09ct. Valuation available.
emerald and diamond ring, the 0.76ct. marquise cut emerald claw set and surrounded by baguette cut diamonds in a ribbon mount. TDW 0.85ct.
'Monkey Parliament', offset lithograph. 530 x 840. Official Banksy lithograph produced for the Bristol Museum exhibition. This lithograph (as all that were produced) is unsigned and un-editioned.
A Clarice Cliff large Isis vase in the orange Bridgewater pattern
c.1933. The encircling band of decoration showing the pattern in full including the essential Clarice Cliff decorative motifs; bridge, tree, house and flowers. Printed 'Bizarre' mark to the base. Height 285.
A rare fine quality Regency piano top secretaire
the top section with a detailed front panel which lifts up and swivels back to reveal small drawers and pigeon holes, the sliding desk drawer with original tooled green leather inserts and fitted interior with original inkwells, supported on four tapering reeded square section legs, the twin lyre shaped stretcher with central padded foot rest. Ornamented with quality brass rondels, scrolls and lion masks and supported on the original casters. 1150 x 560 x 1300.
(1928-2012), 'Ahead by half a head' (two race horses in full stride), cast bronze, signed and numbered 5/10.
An 18ct. gold bracelet
the articulated hexagonal link bracelet with push clasp and safety clips, 80.5gms.
An unusual Chinese rosewood dressing table
the inverse breakfront base with two cupboards flanking two drawers surmounted by a superstructure of a central mirror flanked by narrower mirrored wings, all decoratively inlaid with ivory; along with a matching octagonal stool. 970 x 390 x 1560.
An 18ct. white gold lady's aquamarine and diamond ring
the emerald cut aquamarine framed by a rectangular band of 12 baguette diamonds and a round brilliant cut diamond to each corner, English made.
A Rolex bi-metal Date/Just lady's wristwatch in 18ct. yellow gold and stainless steel
the white enamel dial with date aperture and gold Roman numerals, all original. Working order. Purchased by our vendor at Cordy's 2008.
A large ornate cast iron hall stand with green and gold patina of French style
modelled with a young slave girl in chains, the top section modelled with scrolling leaves and flowers and supporting seven lion mask coat hooks, the umbrella stand base with the original two shell shaped drip trays. Width 820, height overall 2100.
A pair of elegant modern lady's 18ct. white gold and diamond articulated bell flower earrings
the suspended drop tapered flower with a further smaller conforming drop below, entirely encrusted with modern round brilliant cut diamonds, the 290 diamonds with TDW of 2.46ct. Valuation available.
René Lalique 'Pinsons' blue stained bowl c.1933
the birds repeating in various pose in curving serrated leaf frames, the blue staining to the recesses, acid etched mark. Diameter 236.
An 10ct. gold and diamond necklace
the graduating stretched S-form links with bands of small round brilliant cut diamonds set in between, approx total diamond weight 4cts., 35gms.
An estate 18ct. gold and three stone diamond ring
the 0.43ct. round brilliant cut diamond claw set with a 0.32ct. round brilliant cut diamond to each side, upright shoulders. Colour G-H, clarity SI-1/SI-2, TDW 1.07ct, valuation available.
A large and impressive 19thC gilt overmantle mirror
the scrolling pediment framing a porcelain panel with cherubs in the Serves manner. 2000 x 1570.
An Oriental figured rosewood display cabinet
configured as a combination of sliding and hinged doored cabinets flanking and surrounding open shelves, each shelf with fretwork galleries. 1720 x 360 x 1060.
An impressive Georgian oak two-stage housekeeper's cupboard of plain country style
the panelled front with mahogany cross banding, the top section with four cupboard doors and internal shelves, the base section with six small drawers and a central two door cupboard, brass bale handles, stepped pediment and bracket feet. Original condition. 1800 x 500 x 1950.