August Art and Antique Auction

Auction Details

Including brass and copper kitchenalia, a good collection of bone and ivory sewing accessories, stamps, six postcard albums, spelter and bronze figures, samplers, mink jackets, beaded flapper dress, telephones, vintage toys, various old catalogues, taxidermied kea, black stilt, banded rail, kudu head, militaria, paintings on ivory, pond yacht, scrimshaw, cranberry glass, Venetian grape lamp, Pacific tribal items, Maori and New Zealand colonial pieces including a historical travelling medicine chest, Jane Brenkley table and vases, rancich, ted dutch, Molly McAlister and Marte Szirmay pieces, Chinese and Japanese ceramics, a fine selection of Chinese jade pieces, ivory, scrolls, textiles, netsuke, Japanese bronze tiger and box, old palm leaf book, Royal Doulton flambé animals, figurines, Royal Dux, Amphora, Charlotte Rhead, Royal Worcester including an impressive Stinton urn, Clarice Cliff, Hutschenreuther dinner service, Moorcroft, a large collection of jewellery including Victorian and Edwardian pendants, brooches, rings, charms, muff chains, stick pins, four insect brooches, diamond rings, earrings and bracelets, sapphire, ruby, opal rings, cat's eye, greenstone and gold bearing quartz brooches, wristwatches, pocket watches, clocks, Georgian silver including vinaigrettes, wine coasters, wine funnel, Irish silver cutlery, silver dressing table items, photo frames, trays, tea caddy spoons, knives, spoons, cream jugs, candelabra and much more, Persian and Afghan rugs, cast iron fountain, work boxes, N.Z.P.O. trollies, a delightful miniature Davenport that is a tea caddy, work box and writing slope, Louis Vuitton travelling trunk, tables, chests of drawers, sideboards, book cases, chairs, Japanese, chinese furniture, chandeliers, cue stands and cues from the Auckland club, mirrors, long case clocks, Victorian and continental paintings, Australian paintings, New Zealand paintings and prints including Smither, Worsley, Rix Carlton, Hilda Wiseman, Trevor Lloyd, Kirkwood, Barroud, Winkleman photos and much more.

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Auction times
Tue 16th August / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 12th August / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 14th August / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 15th August / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

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Auction Highlights


Lot number 036
A walnut cased music box with brass cylinder playing six aires, for mandolin, piccolo and zither. 550mm x 260mm x 175mm

Estimate: $600
Price realised: $800


Lot number 091
A Victorian nutcracker in the form of a skull and cross bones, together with a pair of opera glasses and an ivory letter opener.

Estimate: $150
Price realised: $210


Lot number 093
Two vintage straw filled golden plush toys, includes a Merrythought dog with brown ears and glass eyes, label to foot and a teddy bear with movable arms and legs, glass eyes, still with original working internal sound box.

Estimate: $180
Price realised: $550


Lot number 098
An old taxidermied kea, the parrot perches, wings outstretched upon a gnarled branch affixed to a rimu shield mount. Wings span 850mm

Estimate: $2000
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 101
A taxidermy and shield mounted kudu head. The antelope trophy with large spiralling horns was presented to Godfrey Bowen, the renowned shearer in 1980 from the South African Wool Board. Overall height 1470mm

Estimate: $1900
Price realised: $1600


Lot number 124
Art Deco period carved ivory figurine by Ludwig Walther (German 1890-1972). Signed to the shaped square ivory base, raised on dark green marble plinth. H:140mm

Estimate: $850
Price realised: $1650


Lot number 147
A Peter Marsh chunk glass leadlight shaded table lamp: the pyramidal shaped shade raised on a wrought iron base. H:350mm.

Estimate: $275
Price realised: $170


Lot number 160
A 1960's Murano art glass vase of geometric triangular form in purple, blue, yellow and clear tones. Height 280mm.

Estimate: $220
Price realised: $360


Lot number 176
A Jane Brenkley carved and painted Maori scene side table, the oval form top with a Maori family in a bush setting, raised on stylised figure support with extended tongue and cat's eye details. 630mm x 405mm x 680mm

Estimate: $2750
Price realised: $2600


Lot number 212
A Chinese disc pendant of dark emerald green jade. Carved with opposing dragons to the outer edge and with a sinuous pierced and carved dragon to the centre. Suspended on a black bead necklace. D:52mm

Estimate: $400
Price realised: $300


Lot number 258
A satsuma earthenware vase decorated with exotic birds perched in a flowering cherry tree above blossoming chrysanthemums and irises. H:240mm.

Estimate: $160
Price realised: $150


Lot number 305
A Doulton Lambeth studio pottery baluster shaped vase with an encircling collar, decorated with Art Nouveau inspired floral designs, reserved on a mottled inky blue ground. Impressed marks and incised artist's monogram. H:245mm

Estimate: $225
Price realised: $190


Lot number 309
A Royal Doulton Kingsware Sir Francis Drake jug (air brushed design). H:240mm

Estimate: $250
Price realised: $240


Lot number 400
Early 20thC 15ct. gold peridot and seed pearl necklace. The fancy scrolling main section with heart form facet cut peridot highlighted with seed pearls within an open frame with leaves, a conforming peridot tear form drop.

Estimate: $650
Price realised: $825


Lot number 410
A 9ct. rose gold fob chain, three small round links alternating with a long solid box link. 9ct. gold and smoky quartz spinner attached to base and with two 'dog clips'.

Estimate: $550
Price realised: $475


Lot number 413
An Edwardian period 9ct. rose gold muff chain, set with ten natural turquoise nuggets spaced along the chain of circular and oval curved links. 'Dog clip' type clasp stamped 9c. L:1580mm

Estimate: $850
Price realised: $850


Lot number 488
A gilded gold mounted boar's tusk brooch, the engraved cap end with a shaped border and ball detail, shield strapped to the centre and other mount. Minor damage.

Estimate: $160
Price realised: $160


Lot number 500a
George III period silver pair cased gents pocket watch, open face, the dome glass with flat centre bevelled, the enamel dial with roman numerals, damaged and with old repair, the movement engraved Cha. Maggs Axbridge.

Estimate: $350
Price realised: $520


Lot number 507a
An early 20thC gilt brass bird in cage clock. the brass wire cage enclosing the central ball displaying the hour with bird ticking from side-to-side on the base, the winder underneath. H:125mm

Estimate: $350
Price realised: $450


Lot number 556
Silver plate on copper samovar of Georgian style, the oval bowl raised on four fluted legs with lion mask capitals and paw feet, upon a quatrefoil plinth raised on ball feet. H:465mm

Estimate: $600
Price realised: $650


Lot number 561
A WMF Art Nouveau silver plate mounted crystal bodied claret jug, the tapering cylindrical body etched with flowers and leaves. The collar, handle and hinged cover similarly embossed with flowers and leaves. H:330mm

Estimate: $650
Price realised: $625


Lot number 636
An Edwardian silver mounted wall calendar of rectangular form, the pig skin front with display for day, date and month operated by three pull tassels, one unattached. London 1908 by Cohen & Charles.

Estimate: $300
Price realised: $320


Lot number 661
William IV rosewood sewing table with drop flaps to either side, a single frieze drawer to one side, dummy to the other. Raised above a slide out fabric work-well from a turned column and quatrefoil plinth base. 740mm x 535mm x 730mm.

Estimate: $1200
Price realised: $1400


Lot number 663
A Louis Vuitton vintage travelling trunk, bound with beech strapping, monogram printed canvas covered and with brass caps, bindings, lock furniture and studs, all with L.V. stamps. 810mm x 475mm x 340mm. See catalogue (pg 26) for full details.

Estimate: $4500
Price realised: $4750


Lot number 737
A mid-century chandelier, with two tiers of 15 lights held on sinuous arms from annular stainless rings which support four tiers of concentric rings of crystal rods. Ex. "The Auckland club".

Estimate: $1000
Price realised: $1100