March Art & Antique Auction

Auction Details

This large and exciting sale includes items from quality old collections and estates, including; a Doctor from Victoria Avenue, Remuera, and a colourful array of exotica and objet d'art from the estate of Dormia Robson, New Zealand's "first lady hypnotiste", ivory rule, ivory quill cutter, cast iron string holder, miniature sewing machine, ivory miniatures, cased ivory and gold baton, treen, European carved religious figures, toys, doll, old alabaster bust, taxidermy: parrots, monkey, Kingfish, alligator’s head, zebra skin, books, stamps, medals, militaria, violins, tea caddies, nine decoy ducks, fishing gear, antique glass, Clichy and Baccarat paperweights, Murano glass, Solomon Islands lime spatula, bowls, staffs, Tokelau fishing box, African, Pacific and Inuit items, Maori artefacts, five pa kahawai, anchorstone, paddles, a superb finely carved walking stick, a high quality carved marine ivory walking stick handle, Pounamu pieces, ship's bell, N.Z.R. brass plates, an amazing selection of N.Z. stereoscope cards, N.Z. pottery, Kohn medal, rugby, militaria, European and British china, includes Royal Worcester, Moorcroft, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton Maori art, Minton, Meissen, Clarice Cliff, a fine offering of Chinese items, many from the Dormia Robson estate, jade, ivory, carved wood statues, scrolls, Canton enamel, blue and white, an outstanding pair of Japanese Satsuma vases, ten pieces of Sumida Gawa, a 17thC Katana, Japanese iron kettles, the jewellery section has silver charms, estate rings and bangles, two miniature pistols, beads, ivory, gemstone necklaces, Asprey brooch in box, 18ct. gold bands, sovereigns, gold proof coins, 21 lots of N.Z. bank notes, some vintage, some new, Mont Blanc pens, Dunhill pens, lighter, watches, cufflinks, belt, ,Omega and other wristwatches, carriage clocks, three magnificent French 19thC clocks – 2 Boulle, silver snuff boxes, vinaigrettes, 11 vesta boxes, a rare triple sovereign case, wine funnel and matching tray, orange strainer, claret jugs, cutlery, tea sets, coffee pots, a 1703 silver porringer, George I silver mug, an ivory and silver hatchet used in ship launching ceremony, creamers, sauce boats, vases, Persian, Baluchi, Turkoman, Hamadan and Ankhoi rugs, a large warehouse clock, ship’s footlocker, oak butler's tray, pole screen, music canterbury, card tables, American display cabinet, 1760s American maple lowboy, colonial kauri scotch chests, chiffonier, tileback hall stand, Biedermeier table, wine tables, Victorian mahogany half tester bed, Edwardian Art Nouveau Galle style settee, chairs, French furniture, Le Corbusier chaises, Chinese rosewood nests of tables, carved standard lamps, plant stands, Japanese tansu chests, ornate Kashmiri chair, famille rose garden seat, seven mirrors, nine lamps and chandeliers, prints and paintings include works by Andy Warhol signed photo, Audrey Avinoff, horticultural prints, Herbert Tornquist, B. Delph, Perret, Zambuka, White's Aviation, Freda Simmonds, Blomfield and much more. This sale must be viewed.

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Auction times
Tue 26th March / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 22nd March / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 24th March / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 25th March / 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 070
A French Model 1831 Foot Artillery sword, brass hilt, the cross guard stamped 1299, the steel blade stamped 'Jean', along with a brass mounted leather scabbard. L:660mm

Estimate: $400
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 197
An NZR bronze railway engine number plate 'DSA 223', oval form with red paint to the recesses. note built by drewry/ Vulcan in 1953, in NZR service from 1954 to 1985, then to MOTAT in that year 1985. 258 x 415mm

Estimate: $850
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 199
Original bronze bell from the S.S. "TORGAUTEN", named and dated '1901'. Built by the Moss Iron Foundry & Mechanical Works Norway, acquired by the West coast steamship co. in 1904 then to the Maoriland Steamship Co., then in 1915 acquired by the Union S.S. Co., she sank off Cape Maria van Diemen in 1926. No clanger. H:220mm

Estimate: $650
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 317
Two old Chinese rosewood and ivory carved immortals, each roped figure stands holding a symbolic attribute, one a lute, the other a spade, each with ivory head, hands and other details, raised on integral wood plinths carved with reishi. H:167mm

Estimate: $450
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 322
An exuberantly carved Chinese rosewood figure of Pu-tai, the happy buddha stands with arms raised, his robe open displaying his corpulent belly. some damage, losses and old cracks. Height 355mm

Estimate: $110
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 337
An unusual Chinese inkstone, modelled as a shouldered vase and cover with decorative images of Buddha and Bodhisattvas in low relief to the sides. H:185mm

Estimate: $300
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 380
A fine quality Japanese Meiji period two-handled basket vase beautifully woven with traditional designs and a trailing vine. signature to base. Height 285mm

Estimate: $200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 407
An old Japanese carved bone and steel tanto, the scabbard and handle with dragon figure and scroll detail, the steel blade showing some rust. L:385mm

Estimate: $200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 465
A gold and tusk brooch, the pair of small tusks with 15ct. gold mounts incorporating applied fern leaf motifs. W:80mm

Estimate: $150
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 576
A late Victorian cut crystal and silver plate claret jug, the tapering conical crystal body mounted with a plated collar with mask spout, hinged lid and square scroll handle. H:285mm

Estimate: $220
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 577
A Victorian cut crystal and silver plate claret jug, the conical crystal body with fine all-over cutting mounted with a silver plate column with leaf moulded spout, hinged lid and a neo-classical scroll handle. H:305mm

Estimate: $220
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 622
Edwardian Scottish silver and ivory commemorative axe, as used at a ship launching ceremony. Hallmarked Glasgow 1906 by R. & W. Sorley. the blade engraved to one side with the British Royal Coat of Arms. L:240mm

Estimate: $800
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 705
A large Seiko warehouse wall clock, Arabic numerals, painted metal case. D:680mm

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 790
19thC gilded framed convex wall mirror, the circular frame with ebonised internal moulding, the eagle pediment with outstretched wings upon a rocky outcrop, scroll and leaf detail applied mount to the base. D:650mm

Estimate: $450
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 801
Vintage chandelier, five light branches with pressed glass bobeche, faceted drops and chains suspended from branches, the pressed glass column leading to another glass bobeche with four chains of prisms leading to the branches. D: 640mm

Estimate: $350
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 851
A 19thC naive painting of pair of Huia birds, male and female perched on a branch, unsigned oil on board, in birdseye maple frame with giltwood slip. 365 x 490mm

Estimate: $400
Price realised: n/a