June Art and Antique Auction

Auction Details

Includes copper and brass pots, brass balance scales, sextants, barometer, knife sharpener, mini mangle, small Victorian printing press, taxidermied animals, vintage fur coats, musical instruments, reference books, daum bowl, a fine selection of Maori artefacts – tiki, adzes, pounders, taiaha, tewhatewha, walking sticks, wakahuia, tribal and Pacific Island artefacts, Aboriginal items, old New Zealand photos and pottery including Len Castle Crum Works, smisek, Ian Firth hippo, a new section devoted to militaria with swords, sabres, cutlasses, bayonets, colonial uniforms, hats and helmets, medals, Boer War rifle plus other rifles and shotguns, Chinese blue and white famille rose, famille verte, plus more chinese ceramics, jade, cinnabar, lacquer, Japanese ceramics, royal crown derby paperweights, Lladro figurines, Moorcroft, a rare piece of Clarice Cliff, Royal Worcester, Martin Brothers face jug, de Morgan tile, Edwardian pendants, gold chains, diamond, ruby, sapphire rings, Victorian and Edwardian bangles, mourning brooches, half sovereigns, gold bearing quartz and greenstone jewellery, Teutenberg medal, a rare New Zealand made silver and paua brooch by T.R.Gordon, clocks and watches, sets of Art Nouveau silver buttons, George III silver buckles, 1768 silver samovar, a rare pair of Paul Storr entree dishes, Asprey cutlery service, Victorian silver banqueting tray, Persian, Afghan, Baluchi rugs, colonial kauri furniture, bookcases, chests of drawers, dining tables, sideboards, mule chests, chairs, couches, Japanese and chinese furniture, longcase clocks, paintings including marine paintings, Kirkwood, Perrett, Louise Henderson, Peter McIntyre, Brownie Downing original watercolour, selection of vintage photos by Winkelmann and Whites Aviation. Sale must be viewed.

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

Auction times
Tue 21st June / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 17th June / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 19th June / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 20th June / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

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Auction Highlights


Lot number 031
A taxidermied deer's head, mounted on shield shaped board, 12 pointer.

Estimate: $200
Price realised: $475


Lot number 078
Vintage train electric head lamp, a circular cylindrical steel case with a convex front glass in a hinged mount. "International Railway Supply Company. New York City, U.S.A.". Diameter:515mm. With original spare bulbs.

Estimate: $1100
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 099
A Garry Nash blue glass vase, mildly tapered cylindrical form, intaglio cut with lineal stylised leaf and abstract forms, matt finish, engraved signature and date '86 to base. H:300mm.

Estimate: $220
Price realised: $340


Lot number 183
A Huia feather, framed and mounted under glass with wooden black frame. Length of feather 190mm.

Estimate: $1250
Price realised: $1200


Lot number 255
Five Parian busts of 19thc British generals: Gordon, Buller, Kitchener, Roberts and French. In wooden and glass rectangular shaped display case with oak frame and gold slip.

Estimate: $550
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 278
A replica flintlock blunderbuss, mahogany stock, traditional steel flared barrel marked 4 drams black powder, flintlock action, brass fittings, captured ramrod.

Estimate: $200
Price realised: $450


Lot number 320
Large Chinese porcelain famille rose rouleau vase decorated with scattered vases of flowers, a scholar's table along with precious objects and circular mons of various patterns. H:625mm.

Estimate: $300
Price realised: $450


Lot number 326
A pair of old porcelain parrots, bright turquoise in colour, standing on a purple rock, feather crest to one parrot chipped. Height 105mm.

Estimate: $425
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 407
A 19thC French Sevres ink stand, two ink pots and a square lidded pot to the centre, pen trays to either side, gilded Griffin feet at each corner, green and gilded embellishments. H:120mm, W:255mm, D:140mm.

Estimate: $350
Price realised: $875


Lot number 420
A Martin Bros. double sided mask jug, the ovoid body modelled to either side with a grinning face in deep relief, short loop handles to the top rim, variable brown glaze, the base incised "Martin Bros. London & Southall, 3-1901". H:155mm, minor glaze rub to spout.

Estimate: $5500
Price realised: $4500


Lot number 489
A mid 20thC costume brooch in the form of a large butterfly set with coloured stones.

Estimate: $80
Price realised: $70


Lot number 511
A silver and agate cuff, the wide shaped silver band decorated with Arts & Crafts scrolls, flowers and leaves, set with one large oval pink cabochon agate to the centre with a smaller cabochon agate to each side, marked "925"

Estimate: $250
Price realised: $300


Lot number 558
A gent's 18ct. gold full Hunter chronograph pocket watch, stem wind, seconds hand, in good working order, the movement marked "George Young, Dunedin", London 1875.

Estimate: $3300
Price realised: $2800


Lot number 594
W.M.F. silver plate maiden decanter stand on a stylised base of whiplash type design with receptacles for six liqueur glasses (glasses absent), her arms outstretched supporting a cylindrical frame to which is fitted a cut crystal decanter still with original stopper. 330 x 185 x 375mm.

Estimate: $650
Price realised: $500