October Art and Antique Auction

Auction Details

Includes ship's lamps, tortoiseshell pieces, pharmacy bottles, photographs, treen, New Zealand boxes, naval items, militaria, old coins, stamps, carved Kauri gum chest of drawers, Mouseman ashtray, walking sticks, vintage skis and poles, signs, old instruments, tools, money banks, taxidermied kea, trout, butterflies and beetles, duck decoys, old gramophones, bronze figurines, portrait miniatures, textiles, Malcolm Harrison quilt, pewter, books, an old Blickensderfer typewriter, Georgian glasses, decanters, celery vase, Farquharson crystal vase, special entry of rugby and sporting memorabilia, Rosemarie Muller 1960s dress, New Zealand pottery, Maori artefacts, PNG, Pacific, African items, Chinese jades, scrolls, bronzes, ceramics, Japanese ivory, ceramics, cloisonné, Hutschenreuther, Lladro, Royal Worcester, Doulton, Clarice Cliff, Carlton Ware, Wedgwood, Bairnsfather, Victorian and Edwardian pendants, chains, brooches and rings, impressive pearl and diamond necklace, vintage necklaces, gold sovereigns and half sovereigns, cameos, diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald rings, pocket watches, Breitling and Rolex wristwatches, 19thC French figural clocks, carriage clock, silver photo frames, boxes, vinaigrettes, perfume bottles, New Zealand silver items, trophy cups, WMF, silver cutlery, wine coasters, sugar sifters, candlesticks, rose bowl, Persian, Afghan, Hamadan rugs, Sefton Powrie tables and chairs, bookcases, display cabinets, tilt-top tables, dining tables, chests of drawers including a cedar and kauri scotch chest, an impressive selection of chairs including a number of Louis style armchairs and couches, Japanese and chinese furniture, mirrors, crystal chandeliers, large impressive wrought iron chandelier, good selection of prints and paintings including Mayclair, Cecil Whiteoak, John Weeks, Peggy Spicer, Stanley Palmer and Mervyn Taylor. Auction must be viewed.

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Auction times
Tue 11th October / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 7th October / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 9th October / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 10th October / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

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Auction Highlights


Lot number 017
Three late 19thC milk glass pharmacist drug jars with gilded labels along with a large porcelain pharmacy drug jar with a cupola lid. A.F. Tallest 310mm.

Estimate: $140
Price realised: $340


Lot number 077a
A boxed Swift & Son brass monocular microscope, complete with box of glass slides and an spare lens. Box with brass carrying handle. H:265mm

Estimate: $260
Price realised: $175


Lot number 113
A taxidermy kea perched on a branch issuing from a shield trophy wall mount, wings extended displaying orange/red underwing feathers.

Estimate: $900
Price realised: $500


Lot number 144
An old carved wood figure of St. Sebastian, the monk stands holding an arrow, the symbol of his martyrdom. painted in polychrome enamels. H:435mm

Estimate: $225
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 190
Blickensderfer typewriter, model no. 7, made by the New Zealand Typewriter Company. This model was first offered for sale in 1897. In original oak box.

Estimate: $350
Price realised: n/a


Lot number 221
A 1924 "Special Souvenir All Blacks for England" programme, with details of the 29 games held in the British Isles, articles on "All Blacks compere 1905-24" etc. 40 pages plus a soft cover. 285 x 225mm.

Estimate: $450
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 225
Two early Auckland Rugby Union presentation caps, embroidered with an ARU monogram and dated 1899 with maker's label for R.G. Cox, Cap Maker, Karangahape Road, the other 1902 with inside label J.A. Cooper, Auckland and hand written with recipient's name Sandall, both with original top tassels.

Estimate: $200
Price realised: $200


Lot number 226
Two Auckland Rugby Union presentation caps, 1902 and 1904, both with interior labels printed J.A. Cooper, Auckland, one with recipient's name, Sandall hand-written in ink, both with original top tassels.

Estimate: $200
Price realised: $210


Lot number 229a
A 1947 N.Z. Rugby League Team Leather Rugby ball, printed "NON-PAREIL HAND SEWN" and hand inscribed in ink and individually hand signed by the team players, original deflated bladder and lace.

Estimate: $120
Price realised: $350


Lot number 231
Signed pair of Jonah Lomu Adidas rugby boots, worn by Jonah in training for his comeback match at the Martin Johnson testimonial game at Twickenham. One of only two pairs made especially for this game, the boots are embroidered with "the rebirth" and signed by Jonah himself.

Estimate: $4500
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 263
A kiwi feather "collar", the feathers joined and woven through by strong thread. L:590mm

Estimate: $300
Price realised: $400


Lot number 360
A large Royal Dux figure group, Pax Et Labor depicted as woman supporting child to her father with large hammer to his shoulder, (Peace and Work), in tones of soft red, ivory and tan with gilt enrichments, printed, impressed and applied pink triangle marks. H:620mm

Estimate: $875
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 367
A Royal Worcester miniature coffee set, painted with fruit and signed Freeman, consisting of a coffee pot, lidded sugar and cream, one trio, 1951.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: $1550


Lot number 462
An Art Deco silver brooch in the form of a parrot, the body encrusted with multi-coloured paste stones. H:90mm

Estimate: $220
Price realised: $150


Lot number 524
A gents gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date-just gent's wristwatch in good working order. Complete with original purchase receipt dated 1984, guarantee, other paper work, tags and original box, good working order, one owner.

Estimate: $3750
Price realised: $3800


Lot number 531
A large Victorian figured spelter mantel clock. The classical figure seated with twill to her right hand and supporting a scroll detailed in relief "L'Histoire". The French movement striking on a bell with back plate engraved "Societe Clusienne S.C.A.P.H. Cluses". 610 x 185 x 430mm.

Estimate: $1450
Price realised: $1200


Lot number 532
19thC figural gilt clock, a woman in classical dress leaning on a small gilt column with hoof feet, the round clock beside her with oak leaves, wreaths of flowers and a nesting bird, the enamel dial with roman numerals. 430 x 160 x 455mm

Estimate: $350
Price realised: $450


Lot number 533
19thC French mantel clock, the gilded brass case profusely decorated with classical floral motifs on four paw feet, the se╠vres, style front panel, clock face and top hand painted with birds and flowers, the dial with roman numerals, pendulum present but no key. Requires attention. 200 x 140 x 350mm

Estimate: $350
Price realised: $520


Lot number 584
George III silver chalice, ovoid bowled with gilt washed interior, decorated with a frieze at the rim of a fruiting vine and with pineapples in cartouches. Newcastle, lacking date stamp but with maker's mark for Ann Robertson, active 1804-1810. H:155mm

Estimate: $225
Price realised: $550


Lot number 590
A WMF silver plated spirit kettle, the pot decorated with Art nouveau shield and rondel pattern, raised on a sinuous base with a spirit burner.

Estimate: $140
Price realised: $140


Lot number 612
Cased Art Nouveau cased silver christening set of a spoon and fork by Daniel George Collins, Birmingham 1905. Both with enamelled foliate finials, the spoon with a heart shaped bowl decorated with a stylised fish, the fork with trident tines. In original velvet lined leather case.

Estimate: $950
Price realised: $500