July Antique Auction & Redmond Collection

Auction Details

Featuring the Redmond Doulton Collection Part II including; figurines, stoneware, Hannah Barlow, Lambeth, Sung, Maoriware, Blue Children, Titanian, flambe, a rare Mt Cook vase, Tittensor hand painted large vase and much more. this auction also includes our usual selection featuring; a large amethyst geode, scales, telescopes, microscopes, decoy ducks, kitchenalia, taxidermy, tortoise shells, carved ivory, miniatures, violin, rare 1975 Le Mans trophy, Waterford, Murano glass, Lalique car mascot, Pacific, African and Maori tribal artefacts, two fine and impressive Backhouse painted shells, other china includes Shelley, Lladro, Moorcroft, Poole, Royal Worcester, Pilkington's, Lancastrian, N.Z. pottery, Chinese ivories, jade, some interesting pieces of silver gilt, Mahjong, scrolls, blue and white lidded jars, vases and export ware, books on ivories, Japanese netsukes, rosewood boxes, woodblock prints, bronzes, Wakizashi, Naginata, Victorian and edwardian pendants, bracelets, fob chains, Georgian mourning pendants, watch keys, gold pencils, estate diamond solitaire ring, brooches, ivory and amber bead necklaces, "Faberge" jade walrus on rock crystal base, greenstone jewellery, wristwatches, pocket watches, carriage clocks, 19thC French mantel clock, a rare Louis XIV Religieuse Boulle bracket clock, silver includes snuff boxes, Russian card case, perfume bottles, dressing table sets, christening sets, bottle tickets, coffee and tea sets, spoons, creamers, George ii silver tankard, George II sauce boat, N.Z. silver medals, napkin rings, Shiraz, Turkoman, Persian, Caucasian rugs, rocking horse, large metal aviary, Chapman Taylor dresser and table and chairs, bookcases, kauri veneer, linen press, wingback chairs, dining tables, chests of drawers, hanging cabinets, French, Japanese, chinese and retro furniture, Biedermeier style display cabinets, a roman marble fountain and a piece from a column, Ottoman Empire garden urn, mirrors, light fittings, prints and paintings include works from Esplin, Sherwood, Andrey Avinoff botanical watercolours, Buckland Wright, Perrett, Ena B. Jeans, W.G. Baker, Ben Ho, Peggy Spicer, Elise Mourant, Lois White, Louis Henderson and much more.

The Redmond Doulton 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 16th July / 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 12th July / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 14th July / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 15th July / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

Catalogue
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Postal bidding
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Prices realised
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Auction Highlights

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Lot number 034
A good taxidermy model of a mallard duck, he stands on his right leg preening his extended left wing, mounted on a driftwood piece on an octagonal ebonised base. Height 400mm

Estimate: $220
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Lot number 036
A taxidermy barn owl, perched upon a branch section with head raised, glass eyes, brown mottled colouring with pale highlights

Estimate: $220
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Lot number 049
A taxidermy woodland jay (bird), dominant mushroom tone plumage, its wings with blue and black finely striped highlights, mounted on a weathered branch section. Height of bird only 300mm approx

Estimate: $120
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Lot number 090
C.1900 carved wood and gesso figure of a Saint with the young Jesus, the Saint's long gold robe with a fancy gilded and painted border, he holds Jesus in his left arm, the child's hand raised in benediction; supported on a tapered plinth base with chamfered corners. H:760mm

Estimate: $1500
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Lot number 105
A small antique icon depicting St Sergius within a richly gilded border. Small chip in one corner. Purchased on the occasion of the Coronation of the Tsar in 1896, see reverse. 90 x 70mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 124
An 18thC/19thC European violin, the front and back boards of high swollen form, two piece back, two 19thC violin repairer's labels to the interior, ebony detail and stringing including crescent form detail to reverse base of neck. Length 590mm

Estimate: $350
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Lot number 164
N.Z. Garry Nash glass sculpture of free form vase sculpture, open at both ends, green, white and blue colours with an applied abstract panel to the front section, signed and dated '87. Height 540mm

Estimate: $850
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Lot number 190
John Philemon Backhouse (1845-1908), Tongariro - A View of a Waka and Sailboats on the lake with Ruapehu and a smoking Ngauruhoe in the background, oil on black-lipped oyster-pearl shell, signed with artist's initials and entitled. A large example and in good condition. W:185mm

Estimate: $800
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 191
John Philemon Backhouse (1845-1908), "Pohutukawa & Puawanange" (sic) (native clematis), oil on black-lipped oyster -pearl shell, signed with artist's initials and entitled. Width 180.

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 194
A New Zealand photograph album, entitled "Illustrations of a Trip to Waikare-moana & Nuhaka. Dec 27th 1897 to Jan 4th 1898". See catalogue for full description.

Estimate: $1750
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Lot number 207
A Doulton Lambeth stoneware vase shaped lamp base, light caramel coloured body decorated with applied encircling bands of flowers and festoons of stiff leaves. Dated 1884, factory and artist's marks under the base. Tiny glaze flake to the foot. Restored foot, drilled under foot. H: 230.

Estimate: $125
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Lot number 214
A Doulton Lambeth vase hand painted by Emily J. Gillman, ovoid shape, decorated with racemes of wisteria on a graduated yellow-brown ground. Artist's monogram under the base along with printed and impressed factory marks. Hairline to interior, not appearing to exterior. Height 265mm

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 232
A Doulton Lambeth Hannah Barlow stoneware vase, squat ovoid form, the body with a wide band of sgrafitto decoration. Impressed marks and date 1887. Height 167mm

Estimate: $1600
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Lot number 240
A pair of Doulton Burslem Morrisian ewers, tall ovoid shape with slender trumpet mouth, loop handles, raised on circular bases, decorated in blue and white with a lightly clad maiden dancing and playing instruments. Both pieces with professional restoration. Height 390mm

Estimate: $700
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Lot number 245
A Doulton Burslem "Spanish" ware biscuit barrel (c.1891 - 1901) with fluted and lobed body decorated with floral designs, held within a silver plated frame, marked for the retailers "Hardy Bros., Sydney". Height 155mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 249
A Royal Doulton "Old English Country Fairs" series ware biscuit barrel "The Barrow Race", cylindrical shape with curved shoulder, with silver plated cover and swing handle. Special mark under base. Height 155mm

Estimate: $200
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Lot number 250
Two pieces of Doulton Burslem blue and white, a "Sorrento" piece and an unnamed piece - a mug and a dish in silver plated frame, each depicting children.

Estimate: $100
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Lot number 255
A Royal Doulton hand-painted small cabinet urn, painted by Harry Nixon (act. 1900 - 1950), decorated with a rural landscape with horses and a man ploughing. Minute hairline to rim. H:105mm

Estimate: $450
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Lot number 274
A Royal Doulton Flambe charger, decorated to the centre with an Egyptian King Vulture perched upon an outcrop in the foreground of a desert landscape with two pyramids on the horizon, framed by a "Sung" effect border. Impressed date code for April 1923. Diameter 345mm

Estimate: $600
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Lot number 345
A Royal Doulton figurine, "Anne of Cleves", the fourth wife of Henry VIII, seated and in full court dress embroidering a cloth. Ltd. Ed. 1653/9500, designed by T. Parsons, HN 3356. Height 170mm

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 347
A Royal Doulton figurine, "Bonnie Lassie", a Scottish girl with baskets of flowers, designed by Harradine, introduced 1934, withdrawn 1953, HN1626, printed mark. Height 140mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 405
A Len Castle studio pottery bowl, striking teal blue glaze with crackle finish, circular foot, impressed potter's mark. Diameter 205mm

Estimate: $160
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Lot number 439
An early Chinese carved ivory figure depicting a South-West Asian Muslim merchant, the rare figure is carved to follow the natural curve of the tusk. Old age cracks along with some small chips. Height 203mm

Estimate: $1100
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Lot number 461
A pair of Chinese large blue and white lidded jars, baluster form, a wide band of encircling painted decoration of figures in a coastal landscape with blossoms, birds and attendants, panelled borders, conforming lids. Heights 350mm

Estimate: $950
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Lot number 617
A French Belle epoque mantel clock, square form case of caramel toned marble, on four bun feet, the enamel dial with Arabic numerals. With key and pendulum, in working order, (small chip to front). 240 x 90 x 200mm

Estimate: $450
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Lot number 756
A wingback armchair of Georgian style with square section front legs and deep buttoned, studded brown leather covers and fitted cushion

Estimate: $750
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Lot number 762
A George III mahogany flat front chest of two short over three full width graduated drawers, pierced and shaped brass plate back handles, cockbeaded detail, shaped bracket feet, Belfast maker or retailer's label to interior. 1085 x 520 x 1080mm

Estimate: $850
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Lot number 783
Five matching French style giltwood open elbow chairs of Louis XVI style with cartouche backs, turned and fluted front legs and studded brocade covers. Require re-upholstery.

Estimate: $850
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Lot number 796
A good mid-19thC Chinese bench-top apothecary chest, the two folding sections with over 100 drawers, most with original labels of various medicinal herbs. Exterior circular lock plate. 840 x 215 x 645 when open

Estimate: $2000
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Lot number 818
Andrey Avinoff (Russia b.1884 - New York d.1949), a pair of Cattelya orchid studies, watercolour, c.1935. 440 x 330 each.

Estimate: $7800
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Lot number 821
Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911) attributed, An Oriental Beauty, oil on board, signed upper left. 332 x 107, contemporary silvered frame.

Estimate: $850
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Lot number 858
William George Baker, "L. Pukaki", oil on canvas, signed and entitled. 490 x 395mm

Estimate: $2200
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Lot number 859
William George Baker, "Manawatu Gorge", oil on canvas, signed and entitled. 495 x 390, framed

Estimate: $1800
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Lot number 875
Peter Robinson untitled early work on paper, encaustic and mixed media, unsigned. 610 x 870, framed under glass.

Estimate: $2000
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Lot number 876
Ida G Eise (1894 - 1978) Untitled Still Life - flowers and apples before a window, oil on board, signed and dated '74. 600 x 500mm

Estimate: $1000
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