March Art and Antique Auction

Auction Details

One of our biggest offerings yet, includes trench art, irons, old tools, weights, books, rosewood sewing box, native timber frames, music box, kitchenalia, Art Deco Spelter figurine, Knox pewter jug and tea caddy, New Zealand gold riding crop, walking sticks, Leica M3 camera with extra lenses, medals, ivory, whale bone, kauri gum, stone Buddha and Ganesh statues, old diving helmet, silk shawl, selection of dolls, doll’s house, New Zealand stamps, duck decoys, fishing reels, fishing floats, Georgian decanters, Venetian, Bohemian, Murano, Lalique, Waterford glass, Maori, Pacific, African tribal items, New Zealand Post bronze coat of arms, rare mounted female Huia head, Barry Brickell, Briar Gardener, Temuka, Titian, Len Castle, Smisek and other New Zealand pottery pieces, a fine selection of Chinese jade, including two Ruyi sceptres, the porcelain features a pair of rare Daoguang period Canton porcelain bowls, plus other sought after items, Japanese cloisonné, Satsuma, ivory, Katana swords, Staffordshire figurines, Grace Secombe, Copenhagen, Royal Crown Derby paperweights, Victorian tiles, Ruskin, Clarice Cliff, Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester, Edwardian jewellery including a butterfly, “turban” brooch, bug earrings, diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald rings, sovereigns, greenstone and gold quartz pieces, the jewellery section also includes items from abandoned Safety Deposit Boxes from a bank in the city, ladies Rolex wristwatch, carriage clocks, silver photo frames, boxes, perfume bottles, salvers, sugar casters, George III coffee pot, George II spice pot, New Zealand silver jug, vase and tuatara, cutlery, Kashan, Persian, Shiraz, Baluchi, Turkoman carpets, a selection of good New Zealand furniture including scotch chests, desk, miner’s settle, wardrobes, a rare burr kauri military chest, hallstand, Victorian tables, chairs, dressing tables, cupboards, side boards, Georgian Chinoiserie corner cupboard, large late 17thC court cupboard, Chinoiserie work box, French chairs, tables, mirrors, chandelier, British watercolours and oils, Thorburn bird studies, Guy Ngan bronzes, paintings and prints, Peter McIntyre, Stanley Palmer, Peggy Spicer, Aston Greathead, K. Irini Vane, plus much more.

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Auction times
Tue 22nd March / 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 18th March / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 20th March / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 21st March / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

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Auction Highlights


Lot number 025
A 19thC Sheffield plate ewer, helmet shape with a flying handle with lion mask terminal, polished to remove the plate and reveal the copper. H:315mm.

Estimate: $140
Price realised: $140


Lot number 075
A 20thC bronze sculpture by Susan Gloria Brauchli, "The Chameleon-Incognito". No.1 of an edition of 70. Signed and with certificate. H 470mm.

Estimate: $475
Price realised: $1900


Lot number 076
An old copper diver's helmet with green verdigris patina, brass mounts with circular screw on face plate, glazed side panels with grill covers and wing nuts to the shaped base rim. H:360.

Estimate: $2500
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 131
A good quality 19thC Bohemian facet cut blue glass jug with beautifully engraved decoration of bear in a forest. H:200mm.

Estimate: $450
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 134
A good quality 19thC Bohemian amber glass goblet with finely engraved decoration of deer in a forest landscape. H:170mm.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: $270


Lot number 160
A New Zealand Coat of Arms, cast bronze with painted polychrome decoration. H:530, W:600mm.

Estimate: $650
Price realised: $1100


Lot number 164
A Paul Dibble bronze sculpture depicting the legend of Maui with fish supporting a volcano, waka, sail boat etc. Signed and dated 2003, artists proof. H:360mm.

Estimate: $3750
Price realised: $3100


Lot number 263
A large Chinese octagonal shaped porcelain bowl with a circular well. Blue six character Qing Dynasty, Qianlong reign mark to the back. D:430mm.

Estimate: $5000
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 328
An early 20thC Satsuma wall plate, the black ground ornately gilded with pagoda and temple buildings within a coastal landscape. Satsuma seal mark to the reverse. D:310mm.

Estimate: $700
Price realised: $700


Lot number 424
A Doulton Burslem vase painted by Louis Bilton with the Waratah design. Factory mark c.1892-1902, impressed no. 6085 and inscribed Telopea Speciosissima c.1892. H:260mm.

Estimate: $475
Price realised: $650


Lot number 590
A George III period baluster silver coffee pot. H:270mm, weight approx. 780g. London 1768, maker Walter Brind.

Estimate: $1500
Price realised: $1700


Lot number 686
A Georgian mahogany tilt-top circular wine table of plain design on a slender baluster column support with tripod base and pad feet. D:750mm, H:670mm. Repolished top.

Estimate: $650
Price realised: $450


Lot number 721
A good quality Victorian period rosewood breakfront low bookcase cabinet with two central mirrored doors. L:1830mm, D:400mm, H:1000mm.

Estimate: $1800
Price realised: $2000


Lot number 806
Artist unknown "Lieut. Col. King, Light Bengal Cavalry", oils on ivory panel, unsigned. 180mm x 130mm.

Estimate: $2000
Price realised: $2000


Lot number 814
A large and rare Guy Ngan bronze "Anchor Stone", Ltd. Ed. 3/3, embossed with artist's mark and numbered. On marble base. H:530mm, D:390mm.

Estimate: $24000
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 834
Gretchen Albrecht "Witness" lithograph in colours, signed, entitled, numbered 15/30. Dated '82. With frame. 500mm x 690mm.

Estimate: $850
Price realised: $825