August Art and Antique Auction

Auction Details

Includes boot scrapers, money banks, kitchenalia, ivory rules, theodolites, rules, telelscopes, barometers, fishing reels, gaffs and rods, duck decoys, fishing floats, wooden skis and poles, ivory items, whale's teeth, elephant tusks, bison head, small boxes, tea caddies, games box, Alabaster table lamp, postcard and stamp albums, including chinese stamps, books, antique reference books, electric guitars, antique glasses, Lalique, Daum cameo lamp, Schneider deco cameo lamp, south American artefacts, as well as our usual offering of good Maori artefacts, N.Z. pottery – Len Castle, Luke Adams, Briar Gardener, Barry Brickell, etc., fine selection of pistols and holsters, plus other military items, Chinese jade, ivory, horn and ceramics, Chinese silver, scholar's rocks, Japanese ivory, netsukes, cloisonne, ceramics, British and european china includes Wedgwood, Moorcroft, royal Worcester, Royal Doulton, 18thC china, Lladro, Clarice Cliff, Shorters fish set, Victorian and Edwardian pendants, rings, chains, etc., Tiffany bracelets, a spectacular opal and diamond pendant, diamond rings, sapphire and diamond rings, George III gold guinea, sovereigns, greenstone pendants, peter Minturn greyhound brooch, N.Z. vintage watch keys, carriage clocks, mantel and wall clocks, George III silver nutmeg grater, card cases, vinaigrettes, boxes, inkwells, Asprey silver dish, an eclectic collection of Victorian and vintage cutlery, King's and Queen's pattern cutlery, silver claret jug, coffee pot, tea sets, George III creamers, selection of candlesticks, two pairs of stunning silver and greenstone knife rests, antique silver reference books, Baluchi, Tabriz, Persian, Turkish, Afghan carpets and runners, old weather vane, wine tables, Victorian and Georgian chests of drawers, lovely Edwardian display vitrine, N.Z. scotch chests, colonial burr totara chiffonier book case, inlaid woods box, set of four old painted Sunday School chairs, dining chairs, grandfather chairs, bentwood two-seater, Chinese and Japanese furniture, good selection of decorative mirrors, lamps, chandeliers, prints and paintings, include works by W.J. Whitney, Bartolozzi engravings, Japanese woodblock prints, Kenneth Jack, Maud Sherwood, John Papas, George Chance, Alan Taylor, Juliet Peters and a wonderfully decorative large Georgian painting of a military officer and a Charles Blomfield White Terraces. Sale must be viewed.

Auction Catalogue now available for download.

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Auction times
Tue 14th August / 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 10th August / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 12th August / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 13th August / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

Catalogue
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Auction Highlights

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Lot number 090
A pair of mounted elephant tusks, natural curved form tapering to a defined point, mounted on an oval mahogany stand with a brass elephant to the centre standing with raised trunk. Length of tusks 850mm approx.

Estimate: $4750
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 091
An impressive male American buffalo (bison) taxidermied head with full winter coat, his horns blackened, glass eyes. 62mm x 58mm x 73mm

Estimate: $1650
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 112
An early 20thC games box with lift-up lid and fold-out front, contains chess set, draughts, cribbage, bezique, lead horse racing figures, dice and turned wooden shakers, two lift-out compartments, with key, marked "Frank Hall, London 1925". 240mm x 230mm x 180mm.

Estimate: $550
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 151
A 1960s Marinucci electric guitar, the body with variable red and black staining to the edge, applied tortoise-shell type panels, six strings.

Estimate: $225
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 154
A Mannix 1960s double neck electric guitar, the dark silvered flecked enamelled body supporting the two necks, one a 12 string, the other a six string, the body with four clear acrylic control knobs and various switches.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 215
An Armi San Marco replica colt, 1847 black powder revolver, walnut grips, brass trigger guard and fitting, engraved six shot cylinder, dragoon colts, cal. .44, boxed complete with powder flask and bullet mould. S/ M8054. 'B' endorsed 'Firearms Licence Required'

Estimate: $350
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 279
Chinese scholar's rock (Gongshi or 'spirit' stone), naturally formed with various holes and water worn surfaces, the central base fitted to a carved hardwood stand raised on five restrained scroll legs, the stone of dark grey colouring. H:385mm, max W:240mm.

Estimate: $1200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 286
A large famille verte Chinese porcelain baluster vase decorated with lions in contorted poses on a background of floral tendrils and scattered cloud motifs, lappet design at the mouth and stiff panel design at the foot. H:430mm

Estimate: $700
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 297
A pair of ceramic foo dogs, one with raised paw on a pup, the other with raised paw on decorative ball, both on square matching stands, in a bright turquoise glaze. 150mm x 400mm

Estimate: $250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 329
Chinese fan, the sticks of finely carved and pierced wood, the end sticks carved in high relief with figures, buildings and flowers, the blade painted in watercolour and with applied silk with a scene of courtiers and nobles amongst pavilions and fenced buildings. in modern display frame under glass. 620mm x 650mm.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 441
c.1900 double tiger's claw and gold mounted brooch, the claws mounted base to base with points held high, the wide gold central mount with five filigree scrolls, gold caps to the top edge, tests as 20ct.

Estimate: $250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 490
A New Zealand colonial Read Bros. 9ct. gold and ram's horn brooch, the horn with a polished pointed tip to one end mounted with an engraved gold collar, tap end and shield. Impressed maker's mark and 9ct. L:106mm

Estimate: $250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 512
English Art Deco desktop clock garniture comprising a marbled and malachite cased clock with Rotherhams movement (at fault), along with a conforming stone easel perpetual calendar with silver mounts, hallmarked London 1937 and a small ashtray similarly of marble and malachite.

Estimate: $630
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 513
A mahogany cased, gimbal mounted ship's chronometer, the silvered dial engraved "John Brunton, No. 3 America Square, London, No. 511". Up-Down dial at XII and subsidiary seconds dial at VI (A.F.).

Estimate: $1000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 528
Silver vase shaped trophy cup, long loop handles with acanthus mounts, the lower half with linen fold type decoration, the conical lid with conforming linen fold style decoration, turned finial top, presented for 'Best Bred Romney Fleece'. Sheffield 1921. H:410mm.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 584a
Aesthetic style silver coffee pot, the tapering cylindrical body engraved with foliate panels, the handle and spout of tapering square section with grained panels and bas relief foliate decoration, the lid with an integral hinge engraved with a guilloche border surmounted by a squat urn finial detailed with stylised floral design. London 1869 by Barnards. 815gms.

Estimate: $1400
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 587
A good pair of New Zealand colonial silver and greenstone boxed knife rests, the maker 'A.M.' unidentified, the two tusk form greenstone bars from an engraved textured central collar on a knopped stem and spreading circular base, impressed marks, in a fitted leatherette box stamped in gilt 'New Zealand Green- stone' and with retailer's label "G. & T. Young Ltd...".

Estimate: $800
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 591
American silver baluster shaped cream jug with double scroll handles and raised on three pad feet. Boston, Massachusetts, c.1875-1885 by Lewis e. Jenks. H:105mm

Estimate: $275
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Lot number 682
An early 20thC Jacobean style large oak carver armchair, traditional carved detail, the back top rail with cherubs flanking a crown above Wycombe caned panel and seat, barley twist open scroll arm supports, further crown detail to the lower stretcher, turned and bobbin supports.

Estimate: $275
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Lot number 685
A good early Victorian gentleman's library open armchair, the mahogany frame with restrained scroll back and arms, turned front legs, raised on brown porcelain and brass casters, the fine trellis pattern upholstery with dark ground, button back, generous armrests and seat.

Estimate: $1250
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Lot number 711
A 19thC French bronzed spelter figured lamp signed L. Gregoire and entitled "L'amour Triomphant", as a cherub standing on one leg, his bow to his left hand, his right arm raised supporting a lamp with an opaque glass shade, original bronze patina, the circular stepped marble base with presentation plaque. H:760mm. Requires rewiring.

Estimate: $850
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 715
An ornate vintage patinated brass and cut glass chandelier, the main tier of eight lobes with cast scroll decoration and stiff leaf pediment fronting the light sconces, four further lights extend from the stem, six tiers of multiple pendant drops extend below to the large facet ball, swags connect above to the conforming smaller fittings. D:580, H:750.

Estimate: $1400
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Lot number 733
Sydney Long (1871-1955 Aust.), "Narabeen", watercolour, signed, entitled on reverse. 345mm x 475mm, framed under glass.

Estimate: $2500
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Lot number 740
Thomas Aldworth (Darby) Ryan (1864-1923), "Ohinemutu Village & Lake Rotorua", watercolour, signed and inscribed to J. (James) Cowan and dated 1896. Conserved, framed and glazed.

Estimate: $2500
Price realised: n/a