September Art and Antique Auction

Auction Details

Including a fine selection of ceramic and copper jelly moulds, a massive colonial rolling pin, Prattware jars, ten treen nutcrackers, plus more treen items, tea caddies, work boxes, camera, accordions, Hornby train sets, brass diver’s helmet, two book presses, old books, violin, kerosene lamps, fishing floats, fishing reels, duck decoys, old woodworking tools, ivory rule, medals, Hitler Youth knife, textiles, mink coats, Waterford glass, Daum, Murano, Maori artefacts, Rarotongan Tivaevae, New Zealand pottery including Crown Lynn, Len Castle, Smisek, etc., Chinese and Japanese ceramics including Famille Rose, Satsuma, jade carvings, scrolls, bronzes, Copenhagen, Royal Dux, Hereford china, Royal Crown Derby paperweights, Royal Doulton, Moorcroft, Royal Worcester, Clarice Cliff, impressive Wedgwood Fairyland lustre bowl, Victorian and Edwardian jewellery, heavy gold chains and bracelets, diamond rings, figural brooches, earrings, miniature paintings, 18ct. gold lady’s Omega watch, gents wristwatches including a Rolex, pocket watches, clocks, Vitascope, silver collection including quality George II tankard, dressing table items, vesta cases, snuff mull, WMF plaques, cutlery, good selection of heavy trays and salvers, coffee pot, tea sets, Persian, Afghan, Gabbeh, Turkoman rugs, screens, William IV Cellarette, Victorian military paymaster’s strong box, Victorian goldsmith’s trunk, many different styles of chairs, Chapman-Taylor table and chairs, New Zealand furniture, large dining tables, desks, etc., amongst the prints and paintings are English watercolours and oils, C.D. Barraud, Gordon Walters amd Robin White prints, Russell Jackson, Nugent Welch, Yearbury wood panel, plus much more

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Auction times
Tue 13th September / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Sun 11th September / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 12th September / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

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Auction Highlights


Lot number 022
An early 20thC carved beech nut- cracker, the top as the head of a characterful gent, possibly Scrooge, the handle operating his lower jaw.

Estimate: $130
Price realised: $160


Lot number 056
A Hornby clockwork O-gauge train set comprising 0-4-0 loco and tender (LMS livery), 4 passenger coaches, 3 cattle trucks, 1 cement wagon, 1 goods van, 3 open wagons (1 missing bogie). With an amount of track.

Estimate: $450
Price realised: $495


Lot number 061
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.

Estimate: $2200
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 092
A pair of 1930s bakelite plastic desk lamps, designed by eric Kirkman Cole, manufactured under licence in Czechoslovakia.

Estimate: $450
Price realised: $395


Lot number 094
An old violin, impressed mark "Norman Duke, London", in original case, with bow.

Estimate: $300
Price realised: $275


Lot number 104
Taxidermy fully mounted kiwi, standing with head turned to the right and beak raised to the horizontal, mounted on a circular wooden plaque with a thumb moulded edge. H:290mm, L:470mm.

Estimate: $2000
Price realised: $2900


Lot number 106
Early 20thC spelter bronze table lamp modelled as a young dutch girl carrying a basket of fish beside a pond. The pond's surface is of mottled green/blue glass which conceals an electric light. H:285mm

Estimate: $425
Price realised: $280


Lot number 157
An Imperial German infantry officer's Picklehaube helmet plate, post 1896, pressed metal with gilt finish

Estimate: $120
Price realised: $110


Lot number 449
9ct. rose gold charm bracelet of curved links with a 9ct. yellow gold padlock and safety chain, 16 charms including two large decorative fob seals, a jockey's cap that opens to reveal a horses head, Noah's Ark and others. 124.4gms.

Estimate: $2800
Price realised: $2800


Lot number 517
An Ebel crocodile skin covered, gold plated lady's purse watch, slide winding mechanism, date dial indicator, day aperture.

Estimate: $100
Price realised: $170


Lot number 647
A pair of Italian Renaissance influenced armchairs with X-stretcher bases with mask bosses, the arms carved with beast's head terminals, joining the back with comic marks.

Estimate: $750
Price realised: $1450


Lot number 648
Pair of ebonised beech framed baronial armchairs, the backs upholstered in sections of pony hide, the seats upholstered in black leather. The front stretchers carved with shell and scroll designs, raised on stylised paw feet.

Estimate: $1100
Price realised: $1100