Starting at 9.30am with The Slater Collection Part 2 of New Zealand historical pottery including many fine examples of rare Crown Lynn, Almalgamated, Milton, Temuka and Titian ware. Together with items from various estates and private vendors, a wide array of miscellaneous, fishing items, musical items, Dame Malvina Major's sheet music collection, New Zealand historical, the largest carved kauri gum bust of 30+ kilos, maritime collection ex. Fosters Chandlery, art glass, fine porcelain and China, Worcester, Moorcroft, etc. Oriental section of over 100 lots; Chinese jade, porcelain, bronzes etc. The jewellery section starting 5pm; over 100 lots, spectacular diamond & rubellite necklace, diamond bangles, bracelets, earrings, a good selection of precious stone rings, etc., wrist watches, French clocks, collectors silver, Persian rugs, a good selection of Georgian, Victorian, Colonial and Oriental furniture and decorator items, a very fine Georgian housekeeper's cupboard etc. The fine art includes entries by William H. Buck, Banksy, Chagall, Ken Kendall, Russell Hollings and Aston Greathead plus many more. This auction must be viewed.
An Artist’s Home A Maker’s Collection ANNEKE BORREN There are few areas in which New Zealand art is renowned on the world scene. But in the 1970s and 80s, New Zealand Studio Pottery reached those heights. This was due in part to the Fletcher Brownbuilt Pottery Award (later known as the Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award) that ran from 1977 to 1998. The Fletcher Brownbuilt exhibitions were internationally regarded as one of the three top ceramic exhibitions alongside Mino in Japan and Faenza in Italy. Over decades New Zealand forged the reputation of being some of the best and most creative potters in the world. It will be remembered as ‘the golden years of clay’. The history of those years has been slow to be told. Only recently have a few top potters, out of necessity, started to publish their own involvement recording their history and telling the story of their art. What is generally not realised is that the huge groundswell of potting over those decades and the mass of artists working with the same medium helped all those potters reach heights they could not have achieved on their own. No one works in isolation. I arrived in New Zealand in early 1963, as a 16-year-old, already a burgeoning potter. I quickly became part of this clay movement, and still am. My home and the collection I have built up throughout my career has become a tribute to those ‘makers of clay’. The collection has come from my colleagues and their work. Their artistic essence has graced my home for decades. I have dusted my friends once a fortnight, meet them again and remembered their stories. A ‘Maker’s Collection’ is very different from a ‘Collector’s Collection’, because it carries ‘the intimacy of knowing, feeling, and instant recognition’. My living with these treasures has enriched me totally, and I will carry the memories and their spirit within me. Included in this collection is my own historical pottery collection. Since 1964 I have kept pieces with the idea putting together my own three dimensional curriculum vitae. My grateful thanks go to Roy Cowan and Juliet Peter, who introduced me to the New Zealand potting community and involved me from the beginning. Also to Howard Williams for his photography and Andrew Grigg, who understands the importance of the New Zealand ceramics market. And lastly but not least my daughters, Tahi and Tamara, who encouraged me to ‘Let go’. ANNEKE BORREN Anneke Borren – potter and collector. By Rick Rudd Anneke Borren was born in the Netherlands and her European heritage informed her practice as a potter. This was in direct contrast with the Anglo-Oriental aesthetic dominant in New Zealand pottery of the 1960s and 1970s. I coined the phrase 'New Zealand Delft' to describe her work when a survey of her career was shown at my museum, Quartz, last year. Anneke has taken the quintessentially Dutch technique of painting on the dry unfired glaze for much of her work throughout the fifty years she has been working with clay and reinvented it in a contemporary style. This difficult technique was made famous by Delft pottery in the 17th and 18th centuries. Anneke even worked in the Royal Dutch Delft factory for a while in 1967. She has retained an enormous collection of her work throughout her career, many of them her 'firsts', ie the first piece of a new design or idea. She very generously has given a collection of twenty-two works as a mini survey to my museum but this is just the tip of a very large iceberg. Anneke has made major contributions to potters' societies over the years and, though her association with potters, artists and object makers, collected a large amalgamation of treasures which have filled her home. She has decided it is time for a change in lifestyle with an incredible downsizing. This auction gives the opportunity to acquire objects selected with an artist's eye and chosen with an understanding of the necessary techniques, abilities and ideas required to execute them. Now all these special pieces are to be set free from one home to find new lives in other collections – enjoy and treasure! Rick Rudd
Please note: Monday is Labour Day holiday. Viewing is Friday & Tuesday with auction starting at 4pm Tuesday Next Colonial/Collectable auction entries accepted Wednesday 18th October, please phone to make arrangements
Starting at 9.30am we are privileged to offer The Slater Collection Part I of New Zealand historical pottery including many fine examples of rare Crown Lynn, Wharetana ware, etc., many coloured McAlpine fridge jugs, trickle glazed animals, Titian ware, etc. also included from various estates and private vendors we have fishing items, a wide array of miscellaneous, taxidermy, military, New Zealand historical, art glass, Skeaping Wedgwood animals, fine porcelain and China, Worcester, Moorcroft, etc. The Oriental section of over 100 lots includes Chinese jade, porcelain, ivory, etc. At 5pm we have the jewellery section of 120 lots which includes a spectacular diamond necklace, diamond bangles, bracelets, earrings, a good selection of precious stone rings, etc., Rolex watches, cased ships chronometer, French clocks, long case clocks, collectors silver, a good selection of Georgian, Victorian, colonial and Oriental furniture and decorator items. The art section is one of our strongest for many months including good examples of modern, contemporary and historical works by Peter McIntyre, Rudi Gopas, Steve Harris, Robin Morrison, Tapper, Payton, Raymond Ching etc. This auction is a must view.
Over 700 lots from many prestigious estates and private vendors including boxes, kauri gum, maps, figures, anglers’ equipment ex. the Keith Draper Collection, militaria, flintlock pistols, greenstone, Maori, Pacific tribal artefacts, N.Z. pottery, early photos, Waterford glass, Beswick, Doulton, Worcester, etc. A substantial Oriental section with jade, ivory, ceramics and bronzes. Jewellery includes diamonds, emeralds and amber, good wristwatches and clocks, silver section features a spectacular rare 1794 Scottish silver tureen, Persian rugs and runners, dining tables, chairs, chests, French, Chinese and Japanese furniture and good garden pots. Art includes works by Andy Warhol, Cedric Savage, Roy Dalgarno, Peter Beadle, plus more.
This month's catalogue of over 800 lots includes many items from numerous estates & private vendors, briefly; walking stick collection, taxidermy bear, cased beetles & butterflies, NZ stamp collections, superb cased NZ ship "Canterbury", Len Castle pottery, art glass, NZEF medal group with letters etc., Royal Worcester, Lladro, quality oriental collections, mainly Chinese, porcelain, jade, ivory etc. The jewellery section of 130 plus lots includes many rings, necklaces, brooches, diamond, gold & precious stone items, watches & clocks, George III, Victorian & other collector's silver, Persian rugs. Furniture includes antique & modernist; tables, chairs, chests, desks, Garth Chester chairs, etc., chandeliers, mirrors, garden pots, petrified wood stools. Art includes an impressive large C.N. Worsley w/c, Garth Tapper oil, Ron Stenberg oil self-portrait, Russell Hollings, Blomfield, John Weeks, colonial & modern etc. etc.