May Art and Antique Auction

Auction Details

Includes some fabulous Victorian copper kitchenalia, treen, boxes, spelter figures, steam driven launch, large taxidermied water buffalo head, model boats, toys, pocket sextant, ivory rules, tools, cased instruments, Mr Punch items, stamps, coins, posters, banjo in case, samplers, clockwork dancing duo, water filters, fishing reels, crystal including Waterford, Webb Corbett, Garry Nash and Ann Robinson, Pacific and African tribal pieces including Pitcairn Island fish, important New Zealand pottery including a Hutson Boer War jug and a large majolica Wahine statue, a telescope made by thomas peacock, instrument maker, who became Mayor of Auckland and an M.P., Japanese cloisonné, satsuma, some Burmese items, chinese ceramics, cloisonné, jade, scrolls, delft, Worcester, majolica, Moorcroft, Clarice Cliff, Keith Murray, a large impressive Crown Devon musical jug, Lladro, two pieces of Waistal cooper, a collection of Grimwades Bairnsfather items, a stunning offering of jewellery this month includes heavy 18ct. gold chains, Victorian bug brooch, fine selection of pearl necklaces, charm bracelets, gold sovereigns, diamond encrusted butterfly brooch, an impressive three stone diamond ring totalling 3.11 carats, New Zealand cats eye jewellery, a private collection of clocks and watchmaker's instruments and tools from the estate of James Ellis master clockmaker, gold pocket watches, vintage wrist watches, silver trophy cups, snuff boxes, N.Z. silver medals, Georg Jensen silver cutlery, a rare 18thC mixed cutlery set, various dates and makers but includes Hester Bateman, Georgian and Victorian silver, Persian, Shiraz, Bakhtiari, Afghan, Turkoman carpets, N.Z. colonial furniture, chests of drawers, a William IV period shipping chaise, burr walnut cellarette, corner cupboards, teak military chest, sideboards, display cabinets, pine dressers, Stewart Linford table and chairs, Georgian, regency, Victorian chairs, baby grand piano, Japanese tansu chests, large white marble Fu dogs, Victorian oil paintings, Peggy Spicer, H. Wiseman, Philippa Blair, Theo Schoon, Birtchnell Delph, John Papas, Blythe Fletcher, Peter Beadle, plus many other paintings and prints.

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Auction times
Tue 24th May / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 20th May / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 22nd May / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 23rd May / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

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Auction Highlights

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Lot number 044
Victorian period brass and steel floor mounted balance scales to weigh to 56lbs, supported on a deep oak plinth base, maker's mark D.E. Grave & Co. Ltd, London. Together with set of ten brass weights from 28lbs to 1oz. Height overall 1500mm

Estimate: $3500
Price realised: Unsold

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Lot number 045
A 1930s spelter bronze figure of a footballer. the athlete stands poised to throw the ball in. Raised on a black variegated marble plinth. indistinct signature to base. H: 660mm

Estimate: $1800
Price realised: Unsold

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Lot number 047
A 19thC bronze figure of winged Victory, the figure with one foot balanced on a mottled black sphere raised on a sandstone cube and one arm reaching forward holding a wreath of laurel leaves. H:750mm

Estimate: $700
Price realised: $700

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Lot number 050
A decorative painted and gilded gesso carved wood figure of an egyptian woman standing arms folded, with ornate head dress. early 19thc. considerably distressed. H:655mm

Estimate: $200
Price realised: $350

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Lot number 057
A taxidermied head of an African Cape Buffalo on an old wood shield. Width across horns 800mm. With wear commensurate with age.

Estimate: $1000
Price realised: Unsold

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Lot number 160
An Ann Robinson cast glass "spiral" vase, the thick walls of spiral form "inspired by the patterns of nature". Signed, numbered 1/1 and dated 2005 to base. H: 635mm. Re-stuck chip to base.

Estimate: $11000
Price realised: Unsold

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Lot number 165
A small old African Asante carved standing male figure. West Africa. Height 260mm.

Estimate: $550
Price realised: $775

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Lot number 168a
A Pitcairn Island souvenir carved fish stamped "Made by Sam Young" raised on a turned stand. L: 330mm.

Estimate: $200
Price realised: $300

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Lot number 174
Brass telescope by T. Peacock belonging to Captain R.C. Hammond. The 980mm tube engraved: T. Peacock, 11 Shortland St. Auckland; Raised on 430mm tall tilt and swivel tripod based table stand.

Estimate: $1000
Price realised: $800

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Lot number 224a
A late 18thC Chinese export ware porcelain ashette decorated in underglaze blue with a scene of pagodas, temples and riverside landscape framed by a floral border 370 x 500mm.

Estimate: $325
Price realised: $300

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Lot number 479
Early 20thC brass ship's lantern type clock with three faces, the cylindrical body with a circular silvered dial for clock, similar for barometer and other for thermometer. Ring handle above housing for compass. H:240mm

Estimate: $950
Price realised: $800

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Lot number 480
19thC brass skeleton clock, fusee movement with axe form hammer striking the bell above the movement with traditional brass fretwork cut and turned frame. Glass dome missing. H:460mm. Recently overhauled.

Estimate: $1200
Price realised: $1300

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Lot number 482
19thC Black Forest mantel style cuckoo clock. Carved oak case and fretwork decoration, carved bone hands and roman numerals. With cuckoo bird behind a door, ebonised highlights, gong striking movement. H:605mm. Recently overhauled

Estimate: $1000
Price realised: $750

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Lot number 625
William IV period mahogany framed sofa which extends to become a day bed. Attributed to S.W. Silver & Co., England, c.1840. Featured in "Furniture of the New Zealand Colonial Era" by William Cottrell.

Estimate: $950
Price realised: $1700

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Lot number 664
A William IV period mahogany framed bergere chair upholstered in black and grey striped fabric with a buttoned back. the arms with scrolling terminals, raised on turned front legs.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: $675

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Lot number 702
Edward McLeod, a "Union Steam Ship crossing the Manukau Bar", oil on board, unsigned, c.1900. 450 x 710mm.

Estimate: $350
Price realised: $400