Our September spring auction brings an eclectic mix from local estates & private vendors: Treen, toys, vintage phones, cameras, magic lanterns, rare Hammond typewriter, polyphon and discs, fishing, militaria, Pacific and Maori artefacts, photos, N.Z. pottery, crystal, a stunning collection of Lalique, Sarreguemines china, Chinese and Japanese jades, carvings, ceramic, silver, woodblock prints and bronzes. The jewellery section includes a 3ct. diamond ring, fantastic collection of earrings, N.Z. colonial pieces, diamond, sapphire, emerald, aquamarine, ruby bracelets, brooches, necklaces & rings, pearls, gold chains, bangles & so much more. The clocks & watches: gold pocket and wristwatches, Omega, Vacheron & Constantin, Rolex & a private collection of outstanding clocks including a Barraud of London bracket clock, an 1880’s French industrial steam hammer clock, cased ship’s chronometer, etc. Collector’s silver: purses, buttons, frames, cutlery, tea sets, pin cushions, etc. Rugs include Baluchi, Turkoman, Turkish patchwork and a rare North Afghani provincial carpet. Furniture & Decorator items includes dining tables & chairs, chests, Chinese and French, Georgian sideboards, campaign pieces, lighting, as well as garden pots. We finish with a great selection of artworks including: Whistler, Frank Brangwyn, Margot Philips, Helen Brown, Trevor Lloyd, Stanley Palmer, Pauline Thompson and many other national and international artists. Viewing a must.
700 lots from various estates and private vendors has resulted in another eclectic array of unusual collectable, vintage and household items; bromeliad plants, antique furniture, artefacts, military uniforms and range finder, Persian rugs, Chinese & Japanese items, jewellery, gold, silver, amber, vintage clothing and so much more. Many items in this Estate & Collectable auction have no images associated with them. If you would like a photo of a certain lot, please emails us at email@example.com and we can organise one for you.
CORDY’S STELLA VERONICA VEITCH ESTATE COLLECTION. SEE LOTS 300 TO 594 IN ON-LINE CATALOGUE This special addition starts at 6pm with lot 300 and runs to lot 594. (Note: lots 387 to 408 from another one vendor). Includes Stylish Vintage Labelled Clothing & Costume, Linen, Hats, Gloves, Swim Wear, Fashion Accessories, Jewellery Includes Heavy Gold Items, Stylish Vintage Costume Jewellery & Much More. Stella Veronica Veitch was born in Greenwich England in July 1927. The only girl in a family of three she had an older and younger brother. Her father William was the company secretary of the shipping line; The Union Castle, and he would regale the family with tales of foreign lands. Boxes of exotic fruits would arrive every Christmas. The family was comfortable. Stella learned to understand luxury at an early age and she looked forward to the seamstress coming to the house twice a year -winter and summer, to fit the children for their new clothes (last season’s clothes would be given to poorer families). A hairdresser would come to cut their hair and a cook was employed during the festive season. Stella the Traveller – Intrepid courageous: Qualifications in hand, Stella left the UK to start teaching in a British Army school in Egypt. Whilst there she rejected a marriage proposal from a handsome young medic saying ‘What? Give up the glories of Egypt to go back to England and wash your dirty socks?’. She worked in expat schools in Egypt and Libya before moving on to Bahrain where she found her niche teaching at the renowned Awali school and stayed for 15 years of ‘carefree living’. Expat teachers in the Middle East were treated well and every three years were given three months leave. Stella used this time to travel widely – Europe, Scandinavia Japan, Hong Kong, Iraq, India, Kashmir and Africa. At this time a single woman travelling alone was very unusual and required a certain strength of character. The stories and anecdotes from this time in her life nourished her imagination in later life. In those days travelling was mind-blowing in a way that is now gone. We can explore places and know things in the virtual world without ever moving out of our comfort zone, but then travel truly changed people. Stella craved the exotic and unusual and delighted in purchasing sumptuous fabrics and textiles See Herald article https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12260274
August brings another superb offering from many estate & private vendors: bronzes, Vuitton & Chanel bags, pens, Roman coins, duck decoys, stamps, militaria, artefacts from the Pacific & N.Z., pottery, Len Castle etc. Victorian glass, Lalique, McIntyre Moorcroft Florian Wares, a good Royal Worcester lidded urn, Japanese and Chinese jade & other carvings, ceramics and bronzes. Jewellery starts the second session with a glittering array of diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, tanzanite’s & pearls set in rings, earrings, necklaces & bracelets as well as a large collection of amber jewellery. A gent’s Cartier 18ct. gold ‘Tank Francaise’ and other wristwatches & clocks. Collector’s silver has a vast array of cutlery, Georg Jensen cutlery service, rare Queen Anne silver basting spoon, caddy spoons, impressive six-piece silver tea-set on tray etc. Another fine offering of Persian rugs, cushions and bags. The furniture & decorator section has something for everyone; vestment stands, card tables, dining tables, washstands, coffers, desks, sideboards and superb garden pots. A large art section includes works by Louise Henderson, Lance O’Gorman, JBC Hoyte, Theo Schoon, Dennis Knight Turner and many more. An auction that must be viewed.
The July auction is another “must view”. From various estates and private vendors: a small singing bird automaton, miniatures, taxidermy, militaria, cased 19thC Tranter revolver, Pacific, African & Maori artefacts, N.Z. historic items, Jane Brenkley, N.Z. pottery, Crown Lynn, Luke Adams, Len Castle & Keith Murray, Waterford glasses, Tudric pewter. The Oriental section has a special collection from a New Zealand. judge based in Hong Kong for 30 years together with superb Chinese and Japanese pieces. The jewellery starts the second session with a fine offering of NZ colonial, gold coins, chains, bracelets & earrings, diamond, emerald, ruby, sapphire rings, necklaces, tennis bracelets & earrings. Wristwatches include Rolex, Omega & Cartier. Collector’s silver, N.Z. silver medals. Good Persian rugs, kilims & saddlebags. The furniture includes Georgian, Victorian & N.Z., chests, dining tables & chairs, oak coffers, Black Forest carved hallstand, garden statuary and pots. A very good art section includes works from Alan Taylor, Otis Frizzell, Perrett, Aston Greathead, a stunning Adele Younghusband nude, five historic N.Z. litho’s by Major Frederick Rice Stack, an impressive oil from Raffaele Zeloni and a Georgian naïve oil plus works from other national and international artists & so much more.
Due to the large number of lots, this auction will start at the earlier time of 3pm. We are proud to announce that this coming Monday's Weekly Estate & Collectable auction features 100+ lots from the renowned collection of Helen Slater from Wanganui. It includes an extensive collection of Crown Lynn, Briar Gardner, Olive Jones, O.C.Stephens, Temuka, Luke Adams, Titian, NZ Army crested, Richmond stoneware, Te Rona, Molle, Waimea, Salisbury, Ascot, AMBRICO, Teal.... This major collection is a must to view and a rare opportunity to purchase items from this carefully curated lifetime collection. Many items shown at various NZ bottle shows and award winning. Many items in this Estate & Collectable auction have no images associated with them. If you would like a photo of a certain lot, please emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can organise one for you.
Our mid-year auction has something to cheer even the bleakest day. We have bronzes, coins, fishing, toys, pipes, cartoons, copper pots, icons, radios, militaria, Pacific, tribal and Maori artefacts, N.Z. pottery and glass, Waterford, Tudric, Lalique, antique china, Lladro gondola, Chinese and Japanese ivory, jade, ceramics and good cloisonné. Another impressive jewellery section: gold sovereigns, vestas, chains & bracelets, rings, diamond, ruby, emerald & sapphire, necklaces, earrings, vintage silver, quality American costume, quality pocket and wristwatches, collectors’ silver, an impressive range of tea-sets, flatware, trays, sauce boats & more. A fine offering of Persian rugs, furniture includes an eclectic offering of good mid-century, Georgian and Victorian. Fine art includes works by Mary Cassatt, Banksy, Hoyte, Helen Brown, Stanley Palmer, Peter Siddell and other national and international artists. An Auction that must be viewed.
Cordy's Estate Collectable Auction Tuesday 4th June at 4pm start. 650 + lots of treasure from various local Auckland estates and private homes. Note Monday we are closed for Queens Birthday holiday, auction is Tuesday 4th at 4pm start. Many items in this Estate & Collectable auction have no images associated with them. If you would like a photo of a certain lot, please emails us at email@example.com and we can organise one for you.
Starting with a celebration of NZ Music Month, including posters, record collections, guitars, etc, from Midge Marsden, Eddie Raynor, the Graham Brazier Estate and others, plus entries from The Billie T. James Estate. Also, to include toys, stamps, coins, taxidermy, books, bronzes, a collection of 19thC whaling memorabilia from a private museum, militaria, Pacific and Maori artefacts and folk art, postcards, NZ pottery and glass, Waterford, Moorcroft, antique blue and white china, Chinese silver, jade and ceramics. The jewellery section includes gold chains, medals and fobs, emerald, ruby, sapphire, pearl, tanzanite, diamond rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets, ethnic necklaces, good clocks and watches including Omega. Collectors’ silver includes dressing table accessories, cutlery, tea sets and salvers. Another excellent entry of rugs, bags and kilims. A fine Victorian rosewood teapoy, Georgian Regency dining tables, sideboards etc. Chapman Taylor, Chinese rosewood chairs, leather chairs, retro lounge suite, table lamps, chandeliers, garden pieces and columns. Artwork from William Ashton, Andrew Coates, Brent Harvey, Clarke Esplin, John Weeks, Lance O’Gorman, Peter Beadle, Gary Tricker and others. See NZ Music Month Auction highlights by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/music-month-auction (copy and paste this link into your browser)
Due to the large number of lots, this auction will start at the earlier time of 3pm. A fantastic decor sale of over 700 lots incl antique & colonial furniture, 12 seater Hepplewhite style banquet table, 2 Globe Wernicke bookcases, kauri pew, leather wingback & club chairs, Canadian spindlebacks, antique cased taxidermy fish, collections of: Chinese cloisonné, Matchbox toys, NZ souvenir china, Lladro, Royal Albert, & other china, good silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, Persian silk rugs, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
Many items in this Estate & Collectable auction have no images associated with them. If you would like a photo of a certain lot, please emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can organise one for you.
An extraordinary auction to end the month. From numerous estates & private vendors: antiquities, artefacts, taxidermy, coins, militaria, antique pistols & rifles, medals, a superb collection of Maori artefacts, and N.Z. Wars memorabilia including an H.G. Robley watercolour, N.Z. pottery & applied art, Len Castle etc. Chinese & Japanese ceramics, jades & bronzes, Doulton Lambeth collection, The jewellery includes sovereigns, Victorian and Edwardian pieces, two pairs of impressive diamond stud earrings, pearl, ruby, emerald, sapphire, diamond & aquamarine rings, necklaces and earrings, gold chains, bracelets, earrings, gold pocket and wristwatches, a rare early lantern clock, collector’s silver, 50+ kilims, carpets, rugs and cushions. French Provincial style dining tables, chairs & coffers, Tibetan cabinets, bookcases, garden statuary, artwork by Gordon Walters, Raymond Ching, Weeks, Jean Farquhar, plus more. Of particular note are two engravings of Sydney by J. Eyre 1810. This auction is not to be missed.
NOTE 3PM START A fantastic decor sale of over 700 lots incl antique furniture, French style furniture, dining tables & chairs, kauri C.O.D., display cabinets, Chinese furniture, vintage advertising, pottery, militaria, coin & stamp collections, vintage toys, Royal Albert, Carlton Ware & other china, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, Chinese scrolls, good art, mirrors, Persian rugs, Rocket coffee machine, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
A fantastic decor sale of over 700 lots incl antique furniture & props from the movie based on the 2013 Booker Prize winner “The Luminaries”, Chapman Taylor furniture, good Arts & Crafts furniture from an interesting estate, French armoire, Chinese & Japanese furniture, antique parlour suites, bookcases, dining tables & chairs, wrought iron outdoor set, garden pots, Beswick, Doulton, Copenhagen & other china, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, good art, mirrors, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
A full and exciting March auction. Including: bronzes, vintage signs, boxes, maps, books, statues, militaria, a tremendous Maori artefact collection, massive kauri gum boulder 9.9kgs, Oceania and African, N.Z. pottery and glass, Waterford, a fine pair of Clarice Cliff candlesticks, superb collection of antique English blue and white china, Chinese jade, bronzes, silver, ceramics, Japanese ceramics, bronzes, etc.The evening session opens with our biggest jewellery offering to date. Gold coins, bangles, bracelets, necklaces, Victorian silver, diamond, aquamarine, tanzanite, emerald, ruby, sapphire rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, together with pearl, coral, amber, opal and other semi-precious gemstone pieces. A good selection of clocks and wristwatches, silver cutlery, tea sets, trays plus other collector’s silver. Our usual fine selection of Persian rugs, cushions, etc. The furniture section includes an entry of Chapman Taylor furniture from a private estate, as well as an Art Nouveau display cabinet, pole screens, Georgian, Victorian, French and Chinese furniture, lighting and garden statues finish this section. Fine art has works by D. Hernandez, G. Sheridan Knowles, Peter O’Hagan, Margaret Stoddart, Ida Carey, Louise Henderson, Alan Taylor and Roy Sefton, together with works by other national and international artists. This sale must be viewed.
Cordy’s is privileged to offer items from the estate of Douglas Wright, one of N.Z.’s foremost dancers and choreographer. Included are potted plants, assorted collectables, toys, furniture, textiles, artefacts, religious memorabilia and outdoor furniture. We follow on with our miscellaneous collection - taxidermy, a museum quality 19thC ivory plaque, boxes, fishing gear, kauri gum, Louis Vuitton, militaria, Pacific, African and N.Z. tribal artefacts, a memento from Hillary’s Everest expedition, a stone he collected and gifted to his brother, plus personal papers and letters including one historical letter written from Everest base camp days before the first ever ascent. N.Z. glass and pottery, Whitefriars paperweights, Tiffany Favrile lamp, English and European china and porcelain, Chinese snuffs, ivories, bronzes and porcelain, Japanese bronzes and ceramics. The jewellery includes amber, ivory, pearls, diamond necklaces, bracelets, earrings, together with emeralds, rubies, sapphires, aquamarine and other precious stone jewellery, gold chains and sovereigns. Gold pocket watches, wristwatches, clocks, collector’s silver including cutlery, photo frames, tea sets, trays and salvers. The rug section has another extremely fine offering of kilims and quality hand knotted carpets and rugs. The furniture & decorator section includes 18th, 19th & 20thC pieces: French, Georgian and Victorian, tables, desks, chests, an Italian Rococo bedroom suite, lighting, mirrors and décor items. The Art section includes an historical WWI oil 'How I won the VC at Massines Pte J Carroll VC', seven Henrietta Bloxsomme works, a selection of NW Cusa bird paintings, David Barker, Para Matchitt, L.W. Wilson, John Gully and many more international and national artworks. Must be viewed.
A decor sale of over 500 lots incl antique furniture, good elm Chinese cabinets, unusual Chinese dressing tables, Chinese ebonised dining table, desks, chests of drawers, Doulton, Lladro, paperweights, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, Chinese scrolls, mirrors, table lamps, Persian rugs, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
A superb auction of nearly 600 lots: Antique estate & mid-century furniture, two shop cabinets, retro, etc, stamp & coin collections, taxidermy, retro china, Doulton, Lladro, Royal Albert, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, table lamps, Persian rugs, incl. large antique Persian rug, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
Welcome Back to Cordy’s first auction of 2019. On offer: bronzes, walking sticks, toys, miniatures, antiquities, books, militaria, tribal, N.Z. historical, pottery and glass, WMF, Baccarat, Lenci, Royal Worcester, Sèvres collection, Chinese jade, ceramics, paintings and carvings. The second session opens with jewellery including gold proof coins, gold chains, bangles, rings, a spectacular diamond and sapphire encrusted panther bangle; diamond, ruby, emerald, sapphire rings and earrings; pearls, tanzanite and diamond rings and earrings, etc. Clocks and watches include an Omega Seamaster Polaris wristwatch and a Baum & Mercier wristwatch, collector’s silver cutlery, salvers, tea and coffee sets, candlesticks, etc., a fantastic collection of kilims from the estate of Dr Donald Stenhouse, dining tables and chairs, a delightful tilt-top bird cage wine table, chests of drawers, chairs and three impressive large mahogany book cases, two by Sefton Powrie. We finish with the fine art section with works by Blythe Fletcher, Denis Knight Turner, Raymond Ching, Ron Stenberg, Michael Shephard, bronzes by Wilhelm Kumm, Karl Perl, Rodin, Erte, plus other national and international artists. Must View!
Wishing all our valued customers all the very best for Christmas and the New Year. A decor auction of over 700 lots incl antique furniture, Chinese furniture, Neade telescope, Sefton Powrie Sapele outdoor refectory table & bench, dining tables & chairs, lge Japanese screen, Doulton, Lladro, Royal Albert, Royal Crown Derby, stamp collection, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, crystoleums, chandeliers, mirrors, table lamps, Persian rugs, miscellany & exceptional box-lots. Last chance for Christmas shopping at Cordys!
Our Special Christmas Sale of over 700 lots incl antique furniture, brass bound camphor boxes, brass tray top tables, Chinese furniture, lge Satsuma floor vase, modern country style dining table, mirrored tables & table lamps, lge stained glass window, Barcelona style couch, vintage display cabinets, etched glass kauri swing doors, lge Jacobean style court cupboard, leather club chair, Doulton, Lladro, Venetian glass, pottery, Steiff toys, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, table lamps, Persian rugs, miscellany & exceptional box-lots. Christmas shopping starts at Cordys.
Our last major auction of the year and what an opportunity to purchase that special Christmas gift! We have vintage Hasselblad cameras and lenses from the estate of an enthusiast, stamps, pens, pipes, toys, walking sticks, snuff boxes, bronzes, Vuitton, militaria, antique pistols, Pacific and tribal and early N.Z. historical items, Jane Brenkley, Len Castle, Wharetana, Viesnik and other N.Z. Studio pieces, Art Nouveau W.M.F., Clarice Cliff, Sèvres, Doulton, Worcester, the oriental section is full of jade, ivory carvings, snuff bottles, famille rose and other ceramics. The second section starts with our largest jewellery offering: diamond, emerald, ruby, pearl, tanzanite, sapphire rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets as well as gold coins, chains, bangles, antique and contemporary, a special opal and diamond pendant plus N.Z. jewellery. clocks and watches include Omega, Rolex and other wristwatches, a fine offering of collector’s silver. Persian rugs include many fine kilims from the estate of Dr. Don Stenhouse. Furniture: Victorian six-leaf banquet table and chairs, chests, mule chest, sideboards, French style and Chinese furniture, antique Dutch inlaid chairs, Eames chairs and more. We end with Fine Art: paintings from Stewart MacLennan, Ted Dutch, Frizzell, Stanley Palmer, Rata Lovell-Smith together with Tretchikoff prints, three impressive bronze sculptures and other international artists. Last chance to buy that one-off gift for the hard to buy for people in your life.
A decor sale of over 500 lots from various vendors incl antique furniture, colonial kauri kitchen dresser, Irish pine dresser, retro furniture, desks, photographic equipment, large stamp collection, Deco china, Doulton, Royal Albert, etc, NZ studio pottery, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, table lamps, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
A decor sale of over 500 lots from various vendors incl antique furniture, scotch chests, Cassina LC3 sofa, dining table, side tables, Danske Mobler daybed, fruitwood console table, rolltop desk, brass & iron dble bed, display cabinets, etc, NZ studio pottery, stamp & coin collections, assorted china, silver and silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, table lamps, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
The penultimate auction for the year includes some very special entries; walking sticks, miniatures, toys, Louis Vuitton, fishing, duck decoys, violins, a good offering of militaria, African and tribal artefacts, N.Z. historical including a special desktop writing compendium by Anton Seuffert. A superb glass section, early Garry Nash, two pieces of Thomas Webb, Lalique, Waterford etc. Modern movement has three pieces of Tiffany Studios glass including a Harp desk Lamp. of special interest to our oriental collectors are 38 Chinese snuff bottles, an imperial yellow peking glass vase, a rare 17th/18thC celadon vase, a large and impressive Chinese Imperial charger, cloisonné etc. The second session opens with our largest jewellery offering: impressive diamond rings, bracelets, bangles, ear- rings and necklaces, Tahitian pearls, amethyst, ruby, emerald, sapphire, tanzanite, aquamarine pendants, rings, earrings, gold sovereigns, Tiffany and Cartier. Clocks and watches include omega, Tudor, Longines, Baume & Mercier together with quality French mantel clocks. Collector’s silver. 30+ antique and new Persian carpets and rugs. Furniture & decorator items; tables, chairs, cabinets, desks and chests, impressive mottled kauri scotch chest, a rare 19thC Italian rococo bedroom suite. The Fine art section includes works by Louise Henderson, Adele Younghusband, John Gully, John Kinder, Blomfield, Ted Dutch and a Yearbury panel, plus many other national and international artists. Another must view auction
Antique furniture, scotch chests, leather chaise, antique long case clocks, dining table, shop display cabinet, side tables, Bentwood chairs, desk, etc, NZ studio pottery, stamp collection, Lladro, Royal Albert & other china, silver and silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, crystal and glass, Oriental items, antique Persian rugs, art, mirrors, chandeliers, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
TUESDAY 23rd 4PM NOTE: HOLIDAY MONDAY A decor auction of over 600 lots from various vendors incl antique, furniture, French style parlour suite & other furniture in French manner, dining table, display cabinets, side tables, etc, dinner sets, Lladro, Limoge & other china, stone crocks, camera lens collection, doll collection, Fun Ho, silver and silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, crystal and glass, Oriental items, antique Persian rugs, art, mirrors, miscellany & exceptional box-lots. ON VIEW TUESDAY 23rd
Another fantastic selection of many local estates and private vendors; Good offering of french style vintage furniture, gilded sideboards etc. 19thC, Victorian, colonial and retro furniture, smalls, collectibles and so much more - mostly at NO RESERVE. Large selection of smaller Foster Clark paintings, coming off very successful sale of the artists works in our October Art & Antique auction.
Our October auction includes a spectacular array of selected estate & private entries; money banks, walking sticks, fishing equipment, a rare Hardy ‘Perfect’ reel, music boxes, pen collection, militaria including a rare mameluke sword, N.Z. pottery, Waterford, pewter, china includes a very large Moorcroft Pansy vase, Chinese jade, ivories & ceramics, Japanese ivories. Jewellery offers gold sovereigns, gold and gemstone necklaces, rings, a very good selection of diamonds; earrings, pendants, bracelets & rings, special suffrage entry, clocks and watches, Rolex etc., the strong silver section includes: tea sets, cutlery, an impressive four kilo silver tray & much more, Persian rugs, kilim cushions, large furniture section; Seuffert inlaid pedestal table, coffers, silver chest, dining tables and chairs, chests of drawers, library chairs, Victorian, Georgian and colonial. We finish with a particularly good Fine Art section that has eight rare Theo Schoon carved printing blocks, other works by Kirkwood, Peggy Spicer, Foster Clark, Yearbury, contemporary and older British and European art and so much more. A must view auction !