December Art and Antique Auction

Auction Details

An impressive eclectic sale to end the year with, money boxes, train sets, meccano, teddy bears, dolls, tin toys, Fun Ho, large pieces of kauri gum, walking sticks, ivory pieces, including a delightful Victorian ivory cross with an ivory angel, books, coral, shells, scrimshaw, whale's teeth, motor oil bottles, bronze figurines, camera, sextant, taxidermied badger, morepork, kiwi, baboon head, large impressive kudu head, gazelle, elephant foot container, selection of 6 large elephant tusks, duck decoys, fishing reels and rods, boxes, tea caddies, miniatures, lighthouse table lamp, cranberry glass, crystal ball, schneider glass lamp, rare rene Lalique perfume bottle, large Garry Nash vases, antique glass, tribal, Pacific Island, Indian, African, Maori artefacts, N.Z. historical documents, pottery - Len Castle, Barry Brickell, Rancich, Chinese ceramics, carved jade, ivory, bronzes, stamps, a good collection of fine Chinese export blue and white china, ginger jars, famille rose, Japanese ceramics, wood netsukes, a superb signed Wakazashi, wood block prints, Grace Seccomb kookaburra, carltonware, Royal Doulton, very good pieces of Worcester including a First period mustard pot, seabright plate, Jas Stinton, a wonderful selection of Victorian, Edwardian and contemporary jewellery including pendants, earrings, Wedgwood silver necklace, lockets, gold chains, bracelets, diamond rings including four estate old cut solitaire rings, bug jewellery, diamond bracelets, earrings, brooches, a superb vintage dragonfly brooch, gold and pearl frog on a leaf brooch, gold sovereigns, pearl necklaces, bracelets, rings, N.Z. jewellery, greenstone and gold, 9ct. Centennial Exhibition pass, a rare Reuben Watts portrait brooch and a pair of knife rests, one of the finest selections of clocks for some time, offering a magnificent French ormolu clock, white marble ormolu clock, wall clocks, French Boulle clock plus watches and keys. A tremendous silver section includes the Dr. Roberts Estate Collection (of Masterton, NZ); mirrors, snuffs, vinaigrettes, pin cushions, miniatures, perfume bottles, card trays, salvers, cream jugs, tea sets, coffee pots, cutlery – 17thC and 18thC trefid and dognose spoons, George I marrow spoon, Irish silver, Scottish silver, spoons, forks, ladles, two very good sets of cutlery, bowls, sugar sifters, candlesticks, sauce boats, our usual good offering of rugs and carpets, ship's table, butler's tray, military coal scuttle, rocking horse, N.Z. colonial furniture, pole screens, dining tables, a magnificent Georgian country style table, Victorian and Georgian chests of drawers, lounge chairs, dining chairs, campaign chest, chinese and Japanese furniture, mirrors, long case clocks, art includes works by James Holmyard, Gwyneth Richardson, Winkleman, Helen Brown, Connie Lloyd, Aston Greathead, J.M. Whistler, Rix Carlton and much more. For all your christmas shopping this last sale of the year must be viewed.

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 4th December / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 30th November / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 2nd December / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 3rd 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 021
A rare early German Lehmann tinplate clockwork motor cyclist "Echo", EPL no. 725. Length 220mm, last patent date 1907. Original condition, not working.

Estimate: $500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 061
Rud. Heckel 1886 violin, two piece back, good overall condition, original label to the interior with maker's name and "Dresden 1886". L:600mm.

Estimate: $3600
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 065
Vintage taxidermy kiwi, in kauri framed and glazed cabinet with various dried ferns, N.Z. giant land snail shells, driftwood, etc. to the base. Case 490 x 285 x 455mm

Estimate: $1450
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 098
A Victorian brass bound walnut liqueur cabinet. Hinged lid and front lift to reveal a removable tray mounted with a gilt metal structure to hold four decanters and 16 glasses (6 absent). 330 x 270 x 270mm

Estimate: $800
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 166
Two 19thC NZ historical documents: One a land deed almost entirely notated in Maori including a map detailed "Pokapu 135 Acres", the other a Mortgage docket dated 1897 related to the previous deed at "Te Ahuahu in the district of Bay of Islands County of Hokianga"

Estimate: $220
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 265
A pair of Chinese porcelain rouleau vases, each glazed with bright cobalt blue ground sgraffito foliate pattern all over and with two reserved oval panels painted in polychrome enamels with flowers, birds and insects. H:300mm

Estimate: $4800
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 278
Chinese bronze jug in the form of a mythical duck, the body decorated with scales and feathers, a stylised lizard to each wing, the handle on top of duck's back in the form of a dragon type lizard. Good patina. 330 x 260mm.

Estimate: $1800
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 482
A c.1900 large gold capped greenstone pendant, the tapered spatulate form pendant of mid-green tone with paler inclusions, the engraved 15ct. gold mount with castellated edge, vacant shield cartouche and ring suspension.

Estimate: $180
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 523
Early 19thC French ormolu and white marble four pillar mantel clock, the circular dial signed Mignolet a Paris, the pendulum in the shape of a goat's head. With key. Height 400mm.

Estimate: $3750
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 524
19thC French ormolu and white marble four column mantel clock of Louis XVI style with lavish classical embellishment, the circular dial signed "Leon Maeght, Amiens". Eight day movement striking on a bell, with key. Height 610mm

Estimate: $7500
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Lot number 525
Extremely large 19thC Louis XVI style ormolu mantel clock, the circular dial signed "De La Fontaine, St. de Bronzen, Paris". Movement flanked by two large female figures (representing Science and Wisdom) with gadrooned front edge. With key. H:690.

Estimate: $13500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 664
Victorian silver and cut crystal claret jug, the compressed spherical body and tall tapered neck with panelled diamond and linial cut decoration. London 1892 by Horace Woodward & co. H:290mm

Estimate: $1650
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 668
Early George III silver lidded tankard, body with two bands of fine multiple ribs, the mildly domed lid with two incised bands, crested with a double headed eagle. London 1773 by William Taylor. Weight 782gms.

Estimate: $1500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 670
Early George III crested silver large baluster coffee pot of tall elegant form, the domed lid with shaped finial, the spout with acanthus leaf and scroll detail. London 1764 by William Cripps. Weight 971gms. H:317mm

Estimate: $2800
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 814
A Victorian rosewood grandfather chair with restrained leaf and scroll carved decoration, omega back, serpentine front, cabriole front legs and brass studded buttoned tan leather covers. Leather worn

Estimate: $350
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Lot number 822
19thC mahogany secretaire campaign chest, traditional split form with secretaire fitted with birdseye maple drawers and pigeon holes, green baize inset writing surface. Provenance: ex. the estate of an admiral of the chilean navy. L:1065mm

Estimate: $5000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 862
Paul Dibble, "Soft Geometric Series 3", cast bronze sculpture, signed and dated 2006. 3 from an edition of 3. Height 525mm

Estimate: $6800
Price realised: n/a