January Art and Antique Auction

Auction Details

Our January summer sale includes copper pots and bowls, warming pans, brass binnacles, old diver’s helmet, model steam engines, Masonic items, Victorian tortoiseshell pieces, petrified Kauri, large French advertising poster, dolls, N.Z. vintage poster, ivory, burr totara frame, impressive native woods urn, 19th Century Scottish dirk, Louis Vuitton case, sawfish bill, dinosaur egg, Tudric pewter, HMV heater, Waterford crystal glasses, Lalique, Daum, Cranberry glass, Pacific and Maori tribal items, Chinese jade, carved peach pips, Chinese carved ivory, Chinese and Japanese ceramics, Cloisonné, Japanese woodblock prints, Beswick, Dresden, Dux, Worcester, Doulton figurines, Victorian platters, Royal Worcester Highland Cattle plates and vase, Moorcroft, antique pendants, fobs, Albertina, brooches, 18ct. gold cufflinks, selection of sovereigns and half sovereigns, pearls, ivory beads, Patoni brooch and earrings, Kohn cufflink, Colonial gold quartz and gold vesta, Elsie Reeve silver pendant, wristwatches, pocket watches, carriage clocks, mantel and wall clocks, silver sovereign cases, bottle coaster, sugar casters, silver and crystal claret jug, silver cutlery, condiment sets, N.Z. silver presentation trowel, Persian Bukhara, Afghan, Baluchi rugs, nest of tables, pub tables, piano stools, hall seat, country benches, wire plant stands, a great selection of kauri furniture including drawers, chiffonier, crib, dressing table, Beaconsfield, French armchairs, desks, chest on chest, corner cupboards, vintage carnival cane, suite, day bed, tea trolley, mirrors, chandeliers, antique British and European oil paintings, maps, Les Cleveland photos, Blythe Fletcher, Peggy Spicer, Gretchen Albrecht and many more prints and paintings.

To be included in any future auctions please phone us on 09 523 1049 or email us at info@cordys.co.nz.

Auction times
Tue 25th January / 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 21st January / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 23rd January / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 24th January / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

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Auction Highlights


Lot number 016
An early 20thC Ernst Leitz monocular microscope, lacquered and ebonised brass finish, circular viewing platform, the named mahogany case fitted with sliding boxes containing various lenses etc. Case height 350mm

Estimate: $750
Price realised: $400


Lot number 017
A good c.1900 Smith and Beck, London binocular microscope, all lacquered brass in original fitted mahogany case with numerous lenses, stand, etc. Case Height: 415mm

Estimate: $1800
Price realised: $1750


Lot number 019a
A steam powered model clinker built launch with a removeable top deck to reveal the water tank and engine mechanism. Rudder absent. With display stand. L:840mm.

Estimate: $1100
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 020
A Stuart-type model steam engine with an oscillating piston driving a crank held in a double H-frame, driving a 6" power take-off wheel. H:275mm.

Estimate: $850
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 043
A large French advertising sign for Vernet mineral water, coloured lithographic print on paper, laid on linen. H:220mm, W:140mm. Unframed.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: $570


Lot number 048
A Simon and Halbig 1079-6 porcelain head doll. Original red hair wig, sleeping eyes, open mouth, composite jointed limbs and original clothes. L:370mm. Minor faults to composite limbs.

Estimate: $175
Price realised: $270


Lot number 062
A large pair of Edwardian period brass twin light oil burning table lamps. With fancy frosted glass shades and clear glass chimneys. Height overall 690mm.

Estimate: $600
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 067
A large 19thC Scottish Officer's Dirk with regimental crest of the Highland Light Infantry, gilt metal mounts, basket weave carved handle and facet cut amber coloured stone pommels. With original small knife and fork. L:570mm.

Estimate: $3000
Price realised: $2750


Lot number 068
An early 19thC Scottish Dirk, the double edged steel blade tapering to a point with various markings towards the handle end, the primitive carved wood handle as a Scottish figure. L:380mm.

Estimate: $1000
Price realised: $750


Lot number 081
An English Tudric Art Nouveau pewter four piece tea and coffee set on original tray, original wicker bound handles, blue and green enamelled decoration. Length of tray 450mm.

Estimate: $750
Price realised: $1900


Lot number 095
A Lalique hemispherical glass bowl, cactus pattern, frosted and clear glass. Etched mark to the base. D:255mm, H:100mm.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: $600


Lot number 118
A carved folk art Maori totemic figure. H:245mm

Estimate: $100
Price realised: $95


Lot number 160
A pair of 18thC Chinese porcelain small bowls, decorated with five reverse swastika medallions in gilt, tied with various coloured ribbon encircling the body. Each bearing Qing Dynasty, Qianlong reign marks in iron red brush point. D:110mm, H:60mm.

Estimate: $1500
Price realised: $1400


Lot number 235
A Royal Doulton squat circular teapot decorated in cobalt blue and gilt with chrysanthemum flowers and foliage along with a milk jug. Burslem mark.

Estimate: $225
Price realised: $260


Lot number 250
An Aynsley rack plate with central floral decoration signed J.A. Bailey and a wide lavishly gilded border. D:265mm.

Estimate: $120
Price realised: $85


Lot number 408
An Edwardian period silver sugar caster in the form of a lidded urn, slight reeded decoration to pedestal base, body and rim. Sheffield 1909, makers Walker & Hall. H:200mm.

Estimate: $180
Price realised: $220


Lot number 452
A New Zealand historical silver presentation trowel with greenstone handle. Jones & Sons, Christchurch, impressed mark 'J&S', floral engraving top and bottom of blade, in original fitted red leather box. L:181mm.

Estimate: $1000
Price realised: $1950


Lot number 518
A pair of pale green and white paint finish open elbow chairs of French Louis XVI style with leaf ribbon and scroll decoration, gilt highlights, turned and fluted front legs and an ivory coloured ticking ready for upholstery.

Estimate: $500
Price realised: $925


Lot number 528
A fine quality Victorian period burr walnut credenza with restrained carved decoration and banded inlay, the tall central section with panelled door the two side cabinets with curved glass and internal shelves. W:1370mm, D:420mm, H:1370mm.

Estimate: $2600
Price realised: Unsold