June Antique Auction & Redmond Collection

Auction Details

Featuring the redmond estate collection of Royal Doulton. We are privileged to have been instructed by the beneficiaries of the Redmond estate to sell this important collection. Over 100 lots are offered in this auction, a further 100 plus lots will be offered in the 16th July 2013 auction. This auction includes Doulton Flambe, Blue Children, hand painted, Hannah Barlow, figures, stoneware, series ware, etc., etc., along with a fine array of carved ivory, Rene Lalique, Galle and Daum cameo glass, Waterford crystal, taxidermy kiwi, etc., fishing equipment, irish tinker's brass violin, oceanic artefacts, Claremont Moorcroft, N.Z. pottery, Rick Lewis bronze, large 1st period Royal Worcester teapot, Stinton, Hadleys, militaria, superb carved ivory tusk section, puzzle ball, figures, Chinese jade, a collection of silver from an English lady resident in China pre-WWII, a good offering of blue and white export china, Zitan and ivory boxes, Japanese and chinese cloisonne, ceramics etc., the jewellery includes five pieces designed by Annie Glazier, a Rhoda Wager gold and opal brooch, gold chains and sovereigns, diamond, ruby, sapphire rings, E dwardian and Victorian, bracelets and pendants, 15ct. muff chain, a 2.9ct. diamond solitaire ring, cameo brooches, cufflinks, N.Z. jewellery, wristwatches, pocket watches, carriage clocks, mantel clocks, silver photo frames, cigarette cases, Australian silver items, Gorg Jensen, silver cutlery including Georgian ii spoons, pie spoons, silver tea and coffee sets, a banqueting tray weighing in at over 3 kilos, a rare George iii caddy spoon, the usual quality offering of rugs and carpets, vintage rocking horses, Georgian leather trunk, Victorian sewing table, wine table, dumb waiter, chests of drawers, stools, military chest, dining tables, chairs, armchairs, French furniture, screens, inlaid vitrine, chinese items, an old Belgian tiled stove, light fittings, superb Victorian banqueting lamp, mirrors, a stunning 1900 Maple longcase clock, art includes Birket-Foster, J.H. Dell, Japanese woodblock prints, a naive George III oil of pigs, Hilda Wiseman, Ben Ho, Terry Stringer, a Peter Mcintyre oil of Antarctica, Prakash Patel, Marilyn Webb, Tom Burnett. Another must be viewed auction.

THE DOUG & JOY REDMOND COLLECTION

Doug was one of those obsessive collectors who once he started he couldn’t let go.

Born in Canterbury, Doug for many years was a door to door milkman owning his own run. He did not indulge himself with too many luxuries, he did not have a modern TV, never owned a computer and his house was modest. He did though have a passion and that was Doulton china for which he was obsessed.

Traveling throughout New Zealand and one major trip to England, Doug and Joy formed what became arguably New Zealand’s best Doulton collection. He targeted quality pieces was not afraid of paying the price for those right examples.

Doug was a passionate researcher with a goal of having good examples of most of the Doulton range. This interest led him to be a founding member of the Christchurch Collectors Club and eventually a life member and patron. As a great orator he gave many insightful talks to a wide range of community groups. 

 A number of ‘International Exhibition’ pieces produced by Doulton have found their way into this collection, notably the ‘Mount Cook and Huka Glacier’ vase, the flambé Omar Khayyam vase, the Sung peacock in flight vase etc. The Redmond’s were also prime lenders to the 1993 NZ Post Royal Doulton Exhibition.

This collection is now be offered for auction by the estate for definite sale, the estimates in many cases are considerably less than the prices paid.

Auction times
Tue 18th June / 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 14th June / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 16th June / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 17th June / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

Catalogue
A PDF of the catalogue.

Postal bidding
A PDF of our bidding form.

Prices realised
A PDF of prices realised.

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Conditions of sale
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Auction Highlights

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Lot number 065
A vintage taxidermy kiwi, in good condition with long hairs extending from the upper beak section, mounted to a square kauri base panel. Length from tip of beak to tail 430mm

Estimate: $1850
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 072
A turn-of-the-century diorama, featuring pheasants in a natural setting of bark, tree branches, bracken, moss, etc., two males, a female and a chick, in glass and wood case. 800 x 280 x 80mm

Estimate: $350
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 074
South-West Irish brass fiddle, the body of traditional violin shape with classical f-holes, original ebony finger board and tail-piece, one piece wooden neck, peg box and scroll, some attention required. Length 560mm, held in later case.

Estimate: $1150
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 099
Knud Max Moller (Danish, 1879 -1965) Two Boys Playing with a Mole, bronze sculpture, signed and dated 1917. Width 300mm

Estimate: $600
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 129
A good Rene Lalique 'Formose' opalescent cased glass vase, spherical form, moulded in relief with goldfish, engraved signature and 'no. 934' to the base rim. Height 175mm.

Estimate: $4000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 132
A Rene Lalique Ormeaux vase, green colourway, cased, introduced in 1926, also known as "Feuillages", the spherical body with relief moulded multiple leaf design, narrow neck with flared flat top rim, the base engraved "R. Lalique France" and numbered, internal crack to mid-body section.

Estimate: $650
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 199
Paul Dibble, "Soft Geometric Series 3", cast bronze sculpture, signed and dated 2006, #3 from an edition of 3. Height 525mm

Estimate: $6500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 204
A Royal Doulton "Souter's Cats" series ware plate, "The Lovers", decorated with two cats to the centre framed by a border incorporating four Art nouveau female portraits alternating with four souter cat caricatures on a pale green ground. printed mark, circa 1906-39. Diameter 235

Estimate: $550
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 207
Very large Royal Doulton "Blue Children" jardiniere, decorated with "Hide & Seek", scene 17 from the series; of squat circular shape with everted rim, rim chip and crack. H:280, D:330

Estimate: $250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 215
Royal Doulton "Blue Children" vase, the moon vase on four gilded floral over blue feet, the same decorated to the narrow side panels and rim, one side decorated with a mother and daughter in garden, the other decorated with a young woman sitting on the quayside with cottages and boats in the background, signed "W. Brown". 110 x 370mm.

Estimate: $2000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 230
A Royal Doulton Shakespearian series ware biscuit barrel "Anne Page" d3746, with silver plated cover and swing handle. Height 150mm

Estimate: $180
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 232
Doulton Burslem "Rembrandt" ware vase, painted by Walter nunn (act. 1897 - 1910), a band encircles the shoulder inscribed: "Our Content is our Best Having" beneath a still leaf border and above a band of golden rosettes. Glaze flake to rim and small frits to foot. H:310mm

Estimate: $1600
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 243
A fine Royal Doulton cabinet vase hand-painted by John Hugh Plant (act. 1902-20), compressed ovoid shape raised on a footed plinth base, painted with a panel with an italian scene "St. Giulio, Lake Orta", within gilt enriched borders on a pink ground. Signed, entitled under the base, impressed date June 1913, factory printed marks.

Estimate: $600
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 252
A Doulton Flambe "Sung" vase designed by Charles Noke and Fred Moore, tulip shape with fluted body, circa 1947, signed noke and monogrammed FM. Height 185mm

Estimate: $750
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 261
A Doulton Burslem "Morrisian" ware teapot, circa 1901-20, decorated with dancers encircling the pot on a yellow ground, some age crazing. H:210mm

Estimate: $75
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 776
A teak military secretaire chest, the upper section with a full width drawer, the front opening to reveal pigeon holes and small drawers, above two drawers of half width, the lower section with two drawers of full width, all with recessed brass handles, brass bale handles to the sides, along with brass capping and binding. 950 x 500 x 990mm

Estimate: $3000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 830
An impressive c.1900 English Maple and Co. Ltd, London, complicated striking grandfather clock, the ornate oak case carved in the Jacobean manner with a classical woman figure, masks, urns, scrolls and pillars to the door. Height 2000mm

Estimate: $5500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 838
After George Morland, c.1800, "The Pigs and the Trough", oil on panel, unsigned, labelled verso. 150 x 220, gilt framed with dark chocolate brown velvet slip.

Estimate: $220
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Lot number 873
Peter McIntyre (1910-1995), "The Ice Breaker U.S.S.Glacier in Antarctica During Operation Deep Freeze", oil on canvas, signed (c.1957). provenance: Gifted by the artist to Admiral George Dufek (1903-1977), U.S. Navy, U.S. Antarctic Service (1939-1941)

Estimate: $12500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 899
A Lois White (1903-1984), Reclining Nude with Three Women in Attendance, woodblock, purchased by the owner from the Vida Steinhardt collection. unsigned. 250 x 200

Estimate: $1000
Price realised: n/a