April Art & Antique Auction

Auction Details

We start off this auction with a special tool section, most of which are from the collection of a dedicated collector. It includes Stanley no. 1 along with many Stanley, Mathieson and union planes, ivory rule, levels, spokeshaves, vintage drills, chisels, etc. We then move into our usual sections; copper samovar, vintage miniature sewing machine, diver's suit, Hammond typewriter, Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox toys, taxidermy includes crocodile, yellow jay, parakeet, peacock, Lady Amhurst pheasant, African caracal cat, bear rug, buffalo robe, kiwi, fishing reels, rods, fly boxes, priests, boxes, walking sticks, bronzes, collectable African American items, miniatures, Bing Crosby collection, stamps, some stunning dieppe school ivory pieces, lustre vases, perfume bottles including a cameo glass bottle, Waterford, Lalique, Murano, Swarovski, Garry Nash, Tribal, Pacific Island and Maori artefacts, WWI Anzac hoof inkwell, N.Z. pottery, Terry Stringer bronze, Lladro, Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Royal Worcester, Moorcroft, Parian, etc., Chinese snuff bottles, ivory pieces, horn libation cups, boxes, famille rose, famille verte, export ware, Japanese ivory netsukes, satsuma, cloisonne, woodblock prints, the jewellery includes Albertinas, pearl necklaces, ivory, gold chains, Edwardian bangles, estate diamond brooches, rings, N.Z. jewellery, an extremely large tusk and gold necklace, Omega wristwatch, pocket watches, mantel clocks, wall clocks, two very good French ormolu mantel clocks, some fine Dutch silver items, perfume bottles, vesta cases, a silver cigarette case with an Asti girl in enamels to front, Queen Anne silver brandy pan, ivory and silver presentation trowel, silver cutlery, tea sets, etc., Baluchi, Turkoman, Afghan, Shiraz, Hamadan, Isfahan and Malayer rugs, marble garden urns, brass bound box, wine table, card tables, dining tables, kauri pieces, chaise longue, chairs, oak bookcase secretaire, linen press, military chest, coffers, French furniture, a very fine Dutch inlaid card table, rocking horse, Chinese and Japanese furniture, crystal chandeliers, table lamps, mirrors, prints and paintings which include works by T.Gainsborough, Mervyn Taylor, John Papas, Ida Eise, Rita Angus and many 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 23rd April / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 19th April / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 21st April / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 22nd April / 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 099
An early 20thC "Stitchwell" small hand operated sewing machine, the circular nickel plate embossed with maker's details, decorative transfer decoration to the black enamelled body

Estimate: $140
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 102
Vintage American Hammond 2 Universal typewriter, in oak case with medallions of the manufacturer and one engraved McKay Bros., sole representatives for N.Z. c.1905

Estimate: $550
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 123
A taxidermied African Caracal cat, attached to a small plank, in walking position, green glass eyes, soft tawny winter coat. Length from nose to hind leg 900mm

Estimate: $1750
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 239
Large Garry Nash glass sculpture of free form vase shape, open at both ends, green, white and blue colours with an applied abstract panel to the front section. Signed and dated '87.

Estimate: $1100
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 252
20thC Maori whalebone carved wahiaka, traditionally carved with full figure to back of the hooked form blade, stylised carved mask to butt end, drilled suspension hole, paua inset eyes. L:350mm

Estimate: $1850
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 255
Pair of vintage Maori plastic dolls, both in traditional dress with flax piu-piu, feather cloaks on flax ground, woven head bands, etc., ex. Rotorua. Heights approx. 470mm

Estimate: $450
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 281
A taxidermied South Island brown kiwi, presented standing upon a small plinth base with rimu leaves on an octagonal timber plinth base. Height 260mm

Estimate: $800
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Lot number 310
A rare Winstanley china dog, the white Jack russell terrier with black patches, glass eyes, signature to base. 400 x 280mm

Estimate: $110
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Lot number 368
Horn libation cup, carved in relief and intaglio with dragons, bats and archaic style mythical beasts to the surface of the cup, raised on three leaf shaped feet. H:165mm

Estimate: $400
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 420
Japanese Meiji period carved ivory figure of a standing farmer, wearing a traditional robe, a bound crop to his back, a knife to his right hand. Signed. H:137mm

Estimate: $375
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Lot number 436
Japanese Meiji period Satsuma vase, richly gilded, cobalt ground, elephant mask handles, gilded character marks on black to base. Height 250mm

Estimate: $800
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Lot number 541
French ormolu mantel clock, signed on the enamel dial "Bourdon & Dalbergue, Paris". Hour and half hour bell striking movement, c.1860.

Estimate: $5000
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Lot number 590
George III silver wine funnel, hallmarks to body and strainer by Robert & Samuel Hennell. London 1804. Weight 198gms. 95 x 195mm

Estimate: $750
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Lot number 661
Victorian Cuban mahogany treasure chest with ornate gilt brass strapping and fittings. In original condition with varnish showing some distress. Plain interior. 700 x 460 x 450mm

Estimate: $650
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Lot number 673
N.Z. Arts & Crafts side table, the octagonal top with deep carved relief dragon form fish, the matching shaped frieze on four curved legs with notched carved decoration. 355 x 355 x 630mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 712
Art deco 1940s showground bumper car, original rubber bumper, black vinyl two seater seat, original steering wheel. ex. Lunar park, Australia.

Estimate: $1200
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Lot number 732
Early 19thC oil on canvas laid on tin, artist unknown, a country gentleman in black coat and hat. The moulded frame with gilded highlights. 910 x 640mm

Estimate: $5000
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Lot number 734
George III polychrome engraving, "Battle of Laswari", published 1807, aquatint steel engraving. Rosewood frame with gilt slip, under glass. 550 x 425mm.

Estimate: $220
Price realised: n/a