December Antique Auction

Auction Details

Please note, this auction starts at 9:30am, not 10:00am as previously advertised on our website. Sorry for any inconvenience.

An exciting large sale to end the year on – includes copper kitchenalia, zebra and leopard skins,  turtle shell, Victorian instruments including opthamoloscope, microscopes, embalming pump and sextant, bucket, dump and bell weights, music boxes, two large kauri gum boulders, large slices of greenstone, spinning wheel, vintage rugby items, vintage fishing equipment, bayonets, American c.1800 midshipman's dirk, stunning Canton silk embroidered shawl, stamps, Victorian glass, Waterford glasses, Lalique bowls and sculpture, Pacific and African tribal pieces, vintage Maori folk art, Winks & Hall inlaid box, Mirek Smisek pottery, Crown Lynn lamp base, fine selection of Chinese jade pieces, Canton enamel, Chinese scrolls, export porcelain, rare pair of large cinnabar lacquer stands, Chinese and Japanese ivory, Katana and Wakisazhi, Japanese ceramics, Staffordshire figures, Meissen, Delft, majolica, hand painted porcelain plaques, Royal Worcester, Ruskin, Clarice Cliff, Royal Doulton including Maori Art trio and a Kia Ora jardinière, Moorcroft, Victorian and Edwardian jewellery, amber, an interesting selection of antique and vintage jewellery boxes including New Zealand jeweller branded boxes (Kohn, Frank Curtis, G. Coates), diamond rings, brooches, bracelets and earrings, ruby and emerald rings, solid gold Cartier box, Tony Buller silver brooch, Mikimoto pearls, carriage clocks, wall and mantel clocks, a superb gilt mantel clock, silver vinaigrettes, four figural pin cushions, silver photo frames, candlesticks, coasters, Georgian silver cutlery, Nouveau enamel christening spoon and fork set, George III silver sugar bucket, Russian silver presentation cigarette case, Fred Money 9ct. gold trophy cup, impressive boxed silver trophy, George II silver coffee pot, silver tea sets, trays, etc., Persian, Gabbeh, Baluchi, Afghan rugs, stools, whatnots, boxes, wine tables, dining tables, Colonial furniture including a large kauri Beaconsfield, large table vitrine, fine quality mirror back sideboard, Victorian and Georgian card tables, desks, matched pair of mahogany washstands, French, Chinese and Japanese furniture including a magnificent Japanese Meiji period hardwood cabinet on stand liberally carved and decorated with ivory, mother-of-pearl, hardstone and gilding, mirrors, chandeliers, a fine selection of paintings and prints including Kees Hos, Sylvia Robins, J.D. Perrett, Lance O'Gorman, Austen Deans, Marilyn Webb, Fumpston, Stanley Palmer, George Chance photos, K. Arini Vane and many more.

To be included in next month's Antique Auction please phone us on 09 523 1049 or email us at

Auction times
Tue 7th December / 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 3rd December / 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 5th December / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 6th December / 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

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Auction Highlights


Lot number 014
A Black Forest carved wood study of a stag's head mounted on a naturalistic branch trophy wall plaque. Finely carved and with dark rich brown patina. Height 860mm

Estimate: $700
Price realised: $1625


Lot number 173
A large pair of fine quality 19thC Bohemian cranberry glass baluster vases with richly gilded decoration, each one with an oval polychrome painted miniature medallion of elegant women. H:350mm. Tiny rim chips.

Estimate: $600
Price realised: $500


Lot number 177
A 1950's Lalique deco style sculpture of The Madonna and Child of tall oblong form with the figures deeply etched to the back of the glass, signed Lalique France to the side, in a special black wood stand. H:240mm, W:55mm, D:40mm

Estimate: $1100
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 233
A mid 19thC Chinese famille rose lidded tureen of oval baluster form, decorated in the "Rose Medallion" pattern with figures, florals and sacred objects, ornate gilt enrichments and 10 floral form large finial. L:320mm, W:205mm, minor flaw.

Estimate: $1650
Price realised: $1500


Lot number 237
A rare fine Chinese famille rose decorated porcelain bowl. Exterior with four circular panels depicting animals and birds amongst florals on a yellow complex interlocking diaper ground with red highlights. Early Republic/late Ching period. D:132mm, H:80mm.

Estimate: $10000
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 254
An old Chinese bronze two-handled incense burner on a tall tripod base, decorated in relief with birds, masks, scrolls, etc., the pierced cover with Kylin finial. H:240mm. Together with a pair of matching two-handled tripod baluster vases. H:255mm

Estimate: $400
Price realised: $525


Lot number 282
A Japanese triptych folding wooden framed porcelain table screen, the central panel depicting an ancient pine tree, the side panels with a dragonfly and a carp, all with calligraphic inscriptions. Overall W:405mm.

Estimate: $200
Price realised: $525


Lot number 284
A rare pair of Chinese red cinnabar plant stands of traditional form with shaped square plinth tops and tall elegant cabriole legs, profuse intricate decoration of dragons chasing flaming pearls, flowers, scrolls and Greek Key patterns. The top 300 x 300mm, H:980mm.

Estimate: $1200
Price realised: $3000


Lot number 372
A Royal Doulton large wall charger in the "Jackdaw of Rheims" pattern depicting "Bishop & Abbot & Prior Were There", in traditional tones with a yellow and brown border, printed marks. D:395mm

Estimate: $425
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 502
A three piece French clock garniture in gilt metal with hand painted porcelain handles and a circular dial, the clock panel painted with a romantic couple, the dial with birds. The side vases of a conforming nature. Height 410mm

Estimate: $550
Price realised: $1000


Lot number 504
French Louis XV mantel clock, the gilt metal architectural case with twinned, square fluted pilasters supporting the movement with a white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, marked "Houlet a Paris". H:400mm

Estimate: $5500
Price realised: $6900


Lot number 579
Large heavy 19thC silver table centrepiece modelled as a tazza with rearing horse in the centre - the base with three classical child figures and round rim with beautifully modelled details of horses heads, oak leaves and acorns. D:265mm, H:310mm. Weight approx. 2.3 kilos.

Estimate: $1800
Price realised: $2700


Lot number 608
A Victorian period silver plated cruet stand of oval shape with a pierced gallery and central handle - together with six matching bottles. Height 315, maker J. Dixon & Sons.

Estimate: $150
Price realised: $150