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.