May Art & Antique Auction

Auction Details

Includes a fabulous jewellery section, nautical items, a heavy brass anchor, ship’s telegraphs, portholes, frigate signalling lamp, large and heavy brass ship’s propeller, medals, Masonic sword, four Leica cameras, a Lancaster studio camera, Thornton Pickard on stand, sub-miniature camera, model lifeboat, a collection of magnificently carved ivory figures in the Dieppe manner, taxidermied hare, pheasant’s, bison head, wildebeest head, boxes, tea caddies, sampler, beaded cushions, a collection of folk art ‘gollies’, bronze and spelter figurines, a bellarmine, vintage and retro coats and dresses, mink jackets, books, sets of Waterford glasses, tribal, Pacific and Maori artefacts, feather cloak, ventifact rocks, a large and impressive Roy Cowan slab pot, ted dutch, Mirek smisek, crown Lynn, spartan santa’s, British and European china, includes Meissen, Amphora, Minton’s secessionist, Carlton Ware, an offering of good Doulton stoneware, Royal Worcester, Royal Crown Derby, etc., Chinese jade and ivory, carved hardwood figures, ceramic items, Japanese ivory, Satsuma and woodblock prints, this month’s jewellery selection is one of the best for quite some time and we are offering ivory brooches, a good art deco diamond and aquamarine brooch, antique brooches set with diamonds and pearls, diamonds and emeralds, diamonds and rubies, a very special 19thc garnet and diamond encrusted gold cross with matching heart shaped slider, a superb 19thc diamond encrusted large double snake pendant, 19thc emerald and diamond ring, brooch and bangle, Victorian earrings, sovereigns, etc., contemporary items include a 4.7ct. emerald and 4ct. diamond ring, a 2ct. diamond solitaire ring, a 2.33 diamond solitaire ring, diamond set necklaces, pendants and bangles, our usual quality selection of clocks and watches, silver tea and coffee sets, cutlery sets, vinaigrettes, George II silver porringer, W.M.F. pieces, silver candlesticks, Russian silver, American silver, Edwardian silver, dog collar, turkomans, persian, Hamadan, Kayseri, Baluchi rugs plus many others, garden pots, davenports, desks, dining tables, chests of drawers, chairs, military chest, wine tables, baby grand piano, corner cabinets, Liberty bookcase, French furniture including a good provincial country dining table, mirrors and chandeliers. the art includes works by George Woods, George French Angus, Basil register, Claudia Pond Eley, Gretchen Albrecht, Betty Beadle, Arthur dagley, ted dutch, Victorian works, large marine oil, lithos, etc.

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 21st May / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 17th May / 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 19th May / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 20th May / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

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Lot number 020a
A Thornton Picard "Imperial Perfecta" plate camera, mahogany framed complete with four plate holders, associated oak extending tripod base, 12 "Ilford Selochrome" plates and a mahogany panel with glazed door.

Estimate: $650
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Lot number 021
A Leica IIIc 35mm camera, with Leitz Summar 50mm f/2 lens, (replacement cap). Engraved with owner's name Lt. Col. D.T. Morrison dated June 1945.

Estimate: $400
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Lot number 022
A Leica IIIc 35mm camera, with Leitz Summitar 50 f/2 lens, in original "Ever Ready" case

Estimate: $725
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Lot number 028
A large wood model of a lifeboat, the Barnett class lifeboat operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, this model of the lifeboat Plymouth, the decking and cabin in natural wood finish, the hull painted in red, blue and white, on stand. 1040 x 310mm

Estimate: $550
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Lot number 035
An old carved ivory panel depicting a historical scene of a man (Cernunnos) wearing a deer mask and antlers and with long staff and hounds being adored by four naked woman. 65 x 117mm

Estimate: $220
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Lot number 042
19thC European carved ivory figure group, all raised on a square dark wood stand with thumb nail edge. 180 x 160 x 180mm

Estimate: $2600
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Lot number 054
A characterful taxidermy hare, he sits with head and ears raised, glass eyes. Height 420mm

Estimate: $350
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Lot number 057
A taxidermy black Wildebeest head, a shoulder mount, this unusual animal still with long ridge of fur to its nose and chin, ears pointed down, horns with a pronounced curve, brown/black tonings. Depth from wall to nose 760mm

Estimate: $1600
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Lot number 060
A good vintage zebra skin, large size, complete with head and tail.

Estimate: $1750
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Lot number 083
A Greek orthodox Russian icon, painted with Christ (Pantokrator), "The Almighty" with halo to his head, his right hand raised with finger and thumb touching, gilt enrichments. 195 x 145mm

Estimate: $350
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Lot number 130
A Solomon Islands kapkap, from a disc of Tridacna clam shell overlaid with a filigree tortoiseshell panel. Diameter 130mm

Estimate: $400
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Lot number 150
An Austrian Amphora vase of tapered cylindrical form with flared base and inverted rim, relief decorated to the rim with gilt leaves on a powder blue matt ground of purple painted trees with gilt enrichments, the base with full relief florals and gilded branch forms of a dark blue/green ground, impressed marks. Height 230mm

Estimate: $260
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Lot number 188
A Maling comport decorated in trailing vines with leaves and flowers in pinks, yellows, purples and greens on a blue ground. Hairline crack. 180 x 190mm

Estimate: $100
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Lot number 218
A Royal Doulton Armada Series Ware jug decorated with a portrait of Sir Martin Forster beneath a pattern to the exterior and interior of the rim of the Armada. Height 195mm

Estimate: $120
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