May Art and Antique Auction

Auction Details

Auction times
Lots 001-521: Tue 22nd May / 9:30am
Lots 530-733: Tue 22nd May / 5:00pm 

Includes copper and brass kitchenalia, mink coats, polar bear rug, carved ivory items, military dinky toys, cased Beckwith revolver, fishing reels, rods, fly boxes, etc., decoy ducks, books, scales, instruments, bronzes, tinplate toys, fine selection of sewing boxes and tea caddies, apprentice chest, card sample albums, cameras, treen items, Tudric pewter, Murano, Whitefriar's Daum and Lalique glass, Pacific and African tribal pieces, Maori artefacts, N.Z. pottery, includes Luke Adams, Doreen Blumhardt, Len Castle and Briar Gardner, taxidermied kea and pukeko, Feltex pictorial rug, Jane Brenkley box, bronze ship's bell, medals and ribbons, Chinese carved jade, horn, chicken blood stone chops, Hotan jade camel, Chinese porcelain, Japanese ivory netsuke and a very superior ivory Geisha girl, fine Satsuma vases, Shelley Art Deco, Copenhagen, Lladro, rare Bretby Aulsebrooks biscuit plate, Royal Doulton, Moorcroft, Claremont, Royal Worcester, Locke Worcester, large collection of Royal Bayreuth, amber, ivory, pearl, gold necklaces, diamond rings, gold and diamond mesh purse, emerald and diamond rings, Omega lady's gold watch, carriage clocks, Cartier desk clock set with diamonds, Peter Woods silver pieces, George III wine funnel, WMF tray, George III vinaigrettes, Irish silver teaset, cutlery, sugar casters, silver nutmeg, grater, Turkoman, Andkhoi, Persian, Afghan rugs, desks, card tables, Kelim ottoman, chests of drawers, lounge and dining chairs, dining tables, impressive Victorian sideboard, Japanese tansu chests, marble sculptures, Carder Bros. chimney pots, crystal chandeliers, prints and paintings, include Russell Flint, Peter Williams, John Weeks, Garther Tapper, Elise Mourant plus much more.

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 22nd May / 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 18th May / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 20th May / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 21st May / 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 018
A 19thC scrimshaw whale's tooth, the large tooth with fine scrimshaw detail of a lady riding side saddle in a long skirt, on a horse with one front leg raised, good old patina. L:180mm

Estimate: $650
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 023
Matched pair of elephant ivory tusks collected by General H. Hart (NZ) on a big game hunt in Rhodesia, Southern Africa, Sept 1926. Mounted within a rimu box stand. Combined weight ~20kg / L: ~1000mm

Estimate: $14500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 032
A mid-Victorian W.A. Beckwith transitional revolver, checkered woodenrip with decorative fan carving. In good period oak case. Overall length 120mm

Estimate: $3250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 110
A pair of bronze figures by Jean Jules Salmson (French 1823-1902), "Rubens & Van Dyke". Each figure signed on circular base and raised on conforming black slate plinth base. H:405mm

Estimate: $3000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 221
Alan Brown (Wanganui) greenstone (nephrite) small arrow form sculpture, feathered end, tapered mildly curved shaft, the mid green stone semi-translucent and with dark flecks, mounted on fitted stand. L:178mm

Estimate: $420
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 256
A dark stained, carved kauri comport decorated with a Maori design around the bowl, including weku heads, raised on a figurative carved stem and with paua shell inlays. H:210mm

Estimate: $250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 265
A bronze ship's bell from "The Maori", 1868, with cast iron hanger. "The Maori" was a Union Steamship Company passenger ship built in 1868 until the vessel sank at her moorings at Saluafata, Samoa in 1913. D:300, Bell height:240mm

Estimate: $650
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 291
Four Chinese chicken blood stone chops with variously rounded tops, unengraved bases, red coloured inclusions to the semi-translucent grey matrix. Each approx. 20 x 20 x 70. complete with "Gem Identification Certificate" from SDGG

Estimate: $20000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 292
Chinese Hotan (He tian) jade talisman camel carved sculpture. 220mm x 70mm x 115mm. Two Certificates of Authenticity: "National, Gold & Diamond Testing Centre" and "Jinan Supervising & Inspections Centre". 2400g

Estimate: $8250
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Lot number 293
Chinese porcelain "moon flask" vase, decorated in polychrome enamels with panels of exotic birds on blossom boughs. Red Qianlong seal mark to base. H:380mm

Estimate: $1500
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Lot number 362
Japanese cloisonne vase with four madoe panels in polychrome depicting various birds and flowers, a small border of stylised flowers decorates the everted mouth. H:190mm

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 375
Japanese bronze temple wine ewer with rich deep green pati- nation, the body decorated with various panels of stiff leaf and diaper design, a square fret scroll decorates the shoulder and the lid. spigot missing from spout. H:525mm

Estimate: $550
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Lot number 405
A Lladro figurine of an elegant young woman in a blue and pink ball gown. 185mm x 320mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 412
A pair of large Doulton stoneware baluster vases, the rim and shoulder with sculpted Art nouveau floral and scroll decoration. Impressed marks and incised initials for Florrie Jones. Fine marks to base of one. H:470mm

Estimate: $1250
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Lot number 443
Victorian Royal Worcester lidded ewer vase, the restrained heavy gilding in Arts & Crafts inspired flowering vine decoration to the ovoid body. Professional repair, printed marks for 1896 and shape #1481. H:385mm

Estimate: $1650
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Lot number 519
Royal Winton vase, hand painted with a harbour scene with a church to the background, blue and white with gilding to rim. Signed "B. Hasting". 120mm x 290mm

Estimate: $120
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 546
Scottish grouse claw brooch with silver plated mounts set with a cairngorm and another stone in rub-over setting mounted to the upper surface; along with a pair of fold-out lorgnettes, with a marcasite set purple enamelled silvered metal frame.

Estimate: $125
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 558
A 1920s silver mounted otter paw brooch, the flattened paw with engraved silver cap end and back bar, engraved "B.B.O.H. Briggate 9.8.29", Birmingham 1929 by Hollman & Norton.

Estimate: $110
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Lot number 563
A 9ct. gold charm bracelet with 21 charms, 13 with 9ct. gold stamps, 67gms

Estimate: $1300
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Lot number 579
Louis XVI style French tortoiseshell mantel clock, the shaped case with bombe fascia mounted with ormolu embellishment and urn finial. Marked "R. & W. Sorley, Glasgow". The gong striking movement marked "L. Marti et Cie" and dated 1889. H:400mm

Estimate: $2500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 658
19thC French lady's desk, the brown painted exterior. With a pull-out writing flap above a full width drawer and cupboard doors opening to reveal six small drawers, a central cupboard and pigeonholes. Provenance: ex. Florence court sale. 90 x 470 x 1180mm

Estimate: $2250
Price realised: n/a