December Art and Antique Auction

Auction Details

Auction Date: Tue 6th December

Our final major sale of the year include candlesticks, kitchenalia, tea caddies, boxes, Mont Blanc pen pouches, scrimshaw, taxidermied crocodile, moose and caribou heads, tiger skin, colonial explosives container, old oars, deco leadlight windows, dentist drawers, musical instruments, ivory rule, Art Deco bronzed figurine, 19thC Russian icon, postcard albums, stamps, decanters, crystal dishes, Murano glass, 19thc Maori patuki, Vassey chimney pots, collection of Briar Gardner pottery, militaria, including badges, medals, Kukri, Japanese and chinese ceramics, ivories, jade pieces, tsuba, snuff bottles, chinese silver teaset, tea caddy, export ware, Lladro, Royal Worcester, Doulton figurines, Harry Davis black face sheep urn, Royal Doulton All Black cricketers pieces, huge collection of Royal Albert old country roses, tunstall, Moorcroft, one of the best selections of jewellery just in time for Christmas, including bug and animal earings and brooches, Victorian and Edwardian pendants, bracelets, rings, chains, brooches, sovereign cases, gold sovereigns, six suits of jewellery, diamond, emerald, sapphire rings, New Zealand jewellery including an Edith Morris silver cuff, watches, clocks, George I silver marrow scoop, and silver mug, Georgian and Victorian silver items, cutlery, teasets, rose bowls, trophy cups, claret jug, Persian, Turkoman, Kazak rugs, pole screen, Victorian and Georgian chairs, tables, impressive New Zealand woods hall stand, sideboards, chests of drawers, Venetian sedan chair, fine Georgian cellarette, Japanese furniture, Chinese cabinets and a carved three seater settee, mirrors, impressive silver plate banqueting lamp, Venetian glass chandelier, three Erte prints, C.H. Howarth, Brian Baxter, Alan Taylor, LW Wilson oil, CN Worsley large watercolour, E. Mervyn Taylor, Aston Greathead and many more prints and paintings. This Christmas sale is a "Must View".

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 6th December / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 2nd December / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 4th December / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 5th December / 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 090
Richard Cosway, 18thC portrait miniature in ivory, of "Mrs Abington (nee Francis Barton) actress", oval form. In original rectangular ebonised frame with convex glass, gilt metal mounts and acorn and ring hanger. 104mm x 78mm.

Estimate: $4500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 128
An early/mid-19thC Maori carved patuki (wooden hand club) 'of a higher ranking person'. Length 410mm. Provenance: gifted to Dr Cooper from Eltham, Taranaki region, c.1850 by local Maori as payment for medical treatment and show of the esteem with which he was held, then by family descent.

Estimate: $7500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 160a
A WWI four medal group including the War Medal and WWI trio, with original ribbons and mounting bars.

Estimate: $1200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 236
A Chinese porcelain polychrome enamelled moon flask, the traditional circular body with large panels of exotic long tailed birds amongst blossoms in tones of rose pink, green and turquoise, seal mark to base. H:380mm

Estimate: $2600
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 238
Late 19thC Chinese silver tea caddy of hexagonal form, the cap lid and top with relief decoration of processional figures with horses, flags and lancers, the body with alternate panels of water lilies, blossoms and bamboo and calligraphy, impressed marks to base. H:113mm, Weight 390gms

Estimate: $1200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 262
Chinese bronze statuette (possibly Ming Dynasty), of the emperor Liu Bei (Xuande) of the Three Kingdoms period. Traces of original gilding and red lacquer, cut away section to reverse. 170 x 120 x 305mm

Estimate: $3800
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 275
A tall Chinese garlic form vase with a long tapered neck, the ovoid body with mild relief scroll decoration, ring mask handles, character mark in underglazed blue to the base. Height 345mm

Estimate: $140
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 286
A Chinese porcelain baluster shape vase, decorated with panels of flowers and scattered sprigs of roses, the neck decorated with lotus, peony and cherry blossoms. H:295mm,

Estimate: $180
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 318
Two Beswick equestrian figures of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh at the trooping the colour 1957. H:270mm.

Estimate: $450
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 319
A pair of Royal Doulton black Jasperware busts of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and H.M.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, commemorating their silver wedding 1947-1972, complete with stands and in original fitted box.

Estimate: $1600
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 320
A Royal Worcester porcelain figure of H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) on his polo horse, issued 1968 in a Ltd. Ed. modelled by Doris Lindner. Height on fitted base 390mm

Estimate: $2200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 321
A rare Royal Worcester porcelain figure of H.M. The Queen (when H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth) in the uniform of the Grenadier Guards on the occasion of the trooping of the colour 1947 on her favourite police horse Tommy. The most famous model by Doris Lindner. complete with presentation glazed cabinet. Ltd. Ed. no. 32/100, No. 1 was presented to the Queen. H:390mm.

Estimate: $5500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 329
A Royal Crown Derby porcelain lidded urn, painted by Cuthbert Gresley with a scene of the ruins of Newark Castle, Scotland. c.1900. Height 255mm.

Estimate: $650
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 514
Three boxed Masonic medals and ribbons from the Masjid I Suleman Lodge, two with enamel decorations, one in silver and in box, one in 9ct gold with elaborate gold and enamel medal with set square, boxed, and the third in silver with an agate fob engraved with masonic symbols, also in box.

Estimate: $980
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 530
A c.1960s Breitling gent's chronometer wristwatch, date Valjoux 7734 model, the black enamel dial with Arabic numerals, two subsidiary dials, date aperture, "17 Rubis Incabloc", black enamel bezel, later strap.

Estimate: $950
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 684
Chinese large carved wood Buddha, represented in a seated lotus pose holding a small vessel to his front, snail scroll coiffure, the robe with remnants of old red and green paint, partial gilt highlights. 600 x 500 x 700mm approx

Estimate: $675
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 702
Antique style Blackamoor standard lamp, the figure stands with a red jacket and turquoise rolled pants, supporting the gilt metal floral stem, no lamp fittings, on a classical base with scroll and stepped design, gilded highlights. H:1200mm.

Estimate: $575
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 703
A vintage Venetian glass chandelier in opalescent tones with a swirling rose pink trim, the six scrolling arms and combination of 14 scrolling leaf and floral stems all fitted to the domed base with pendant drops and a baluster column. Height 580mm

Estimate: $650
Price realised: n/a