Nov. Antique, Collectors Tools & Art Auction

Auction Details

The penultimate sale of the year, includes part one of a collector's lifelong passion for tools; we offer chisels, gouges, planes, screwdrivers, levels, plumb bobs, rules, punches, mallets, tremmels, etc. by various makers – Stanley, Matheson, Marples, Rabone and Buck Bros. We then move on to a good selection of toys, Fun Ho, boxed Matchbox cars, comics, vintage tin toys, a Steiff camel, our usual eclectic offering includes fire dogs, sextant, shells, fishing floats and equipment, travel posters, natural history books, five exceedingly good antique maps, Boer War stereocards, telescopes, miner's lamp, candlestick phones, Tunbridge Ware box, tea caddies, including a superb tortoiseshell caddy with M.O.P. inlay, a fine burr walnut small Wellington chest, violin, copper pots, large elephant tusk, zebra skin rugs, taxidermied zebra head, hedgehog, miniatures, marble and alabaster figures, varied perfume bottle section, Waterford glasses, daum vases, Lalique, a substantial vintage malachite glass vase, the usual wide variety of Pacific, Australian and African tribal artefacts, N.Z. Maori artefacts and folk art, N.Z. pottery includes Len Castle, Doreen Blumhardt, impressive Peter Alger platter, Crown Lynn, militaria, parian busts, Lladro figurines, Royal Worcester, Royal Doulton, Carlton Ware, Moorcroft, Chinese jade and ivory pieces, elaborately carved tusk sections, Zitan wood boxes and brush pot, pair large white marble Kylin, famille rose, inkstones, satsuma, Japanese woodblock prints, Victorian silver and gold chains, brooches, bangles, lockets, emerald ring, sovereigns, Deco jade and diamond brooch, Patek Philippe diamond and sapphire watch, Jaeger Le Coultre watch, Rolex Oyster wristwatch, skeleton clock, 1800 French marble and gilt Lyre clock, silver photo frames, vinaigrettes, snuff boxes, silver card cases, Rolls Royce radiator decanter, silver George II coffee pot, silver cutlery, silver tea sets, George I silver mug, persian, Kashan, saruq, shiraz, Baluchi, Turkoman rugs, dog cart, butler's tray, coffers, sword chest, grandfather and grandmother chairs, library chairs, leather wingback chairs, French leather tub chairs, dining tables, Otto Larsen mahogany sideboard, Victorian sideboards, rocking horse, Chinese nest of tables, five vintage bird baths, chimney pots, 1855 military cast iron trough, vintage three tier concrete fountain, garden ornamental pieces, three good longcase clocks, chandeliers, prints and paintings include works by Maud Burge, Emile Bernard, Alan Taylor, Brent Harvey, G.E. Pruden, Mark Cross, Barraud, Nugent Welch, Douglas Badcock, J.D. Perrett, plus more. This sale must be viewed and attended.

To be included in this or any of our auctions please phone us on 09 523 1049 or email us at info@cordys.co.nz

Auction times
Tue 5th November / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 1st November / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 3rd November / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 4th November / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

Catalogue
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Prices realised
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Auction Highlights

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Lot number 074
A rare Robt. Marples beech and rosewood headed brace, together with 27 mostly named Robt. Marples bits, the brace inset with brass plates and button, good condition, complete with green wooden bit holder.

Estimate: $550
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 087
19thC J. Beatty 2" hand forged large chisel, maker's name to blade, turned oak handle to the socket fitting. Length 640mm

Estimate: $200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 088
late 18thC/early 19thC Pennsylvanian German hand forged goose wing axe, the blade with 14" cutting edge, stamped with maker's name, illegible, original hickory handle, left handed.

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 089
19thC J. Clark 3" hand forged steel auger long bit, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. An impressive example in fine condition. Length 970

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 090
19thC hand forged bark spud (bark remover), the steel blade with a long socket fitting to the turned oak handle. Length 810mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 131
Seven vintage steel plumb bobs, tapered forms some with cylindrical bodies. Longest 135mm

Estimate: $110
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Lot number 189
A John Tallis map of New Zealand, c.1850s, includes decorative vignettes of Auckland, Wellington and Mt Egmont from New Plymouth, a Maori warrior and seal. Engraved for R. Montgomery Martinís Illustrated Atlas. 265 x 260mm

Estimate: $350
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Lot number 194
Persian illuminated manuscript page, almost entirely decorated with an image of battling figures in boats, their vessels richly gilded, tones of red, green and blue on a mid/dark blue sea further highlighted with fish. 330 x 230mm

Estimate: $200
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Lot number 220
Victorian figured walnut table top small Wellington chest, the four full width drawers with small bun handles, mahogany lining and adjustable sections, locked by the traditional vertical right hinged panel with fine ebony moulding. 400 x 350 x 500mm

Estimate: $1400
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Lot number 258
A good taxidermy zebra head, ears raised, head turned slightly to the right, wall mounting. Depth from nose to wall 765mm

Estimate: $2400
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Lot number 260
A taxidermy hedgehog of an unusual pale colour, standing on a tree burl. 230 x 170 x 70mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 287
Four Georgian period plain horn beakers. Height approx. 100mm, one with initialled cartouche. Two with rim damage.

Estimate: $120
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Lot number 322
19thC Maori woven muka cloak, the woven banding showing tapering for the shoulders, entirely decorated with linial stitched wool banding, some distress, in tones of red, green and black, single blue band to the top. Y16320 1400 x 1200mm

Estimate: $1850
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Lot number 327
Maori carved donation box/whare, with carved gable facade boards (Maihi), highlighted with paua shell inserts, woven fibre panelled roof and sides, the recessed front with coin/note slot above a lockable removable window panel. 675 x 350 x 450mm

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 358
Two Victorian period Copeland Art Union Parianware busts, Shakespeare & Milton. Height of each 330 on original socles (circular bases), impressed marks. Minor faults.

Estimate: $450
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Lot number 378
Royal Worcester potpourri vase, of ovoid shape with pierced crown shaped cover and original internal lid, painted with fruit signed T. Platt, the borders richly gilded. Date marks 1960s. Height 240mm

Estimate: $1200
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Lot number 419
A pair of Royal Doulton black Jasperware busts of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and H.M.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, commemorating their silver wedding 1947-1972, each with gilded details to their spreading circular stands.

Estimate: $600
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Lot number 466
Japanese Buddhist giltwood Senju Kannon (Kuanyin) statue, the Goddess of a Thousand Arms, also known as the Goddess of Mercy - standing on lotus throne. Height overall 1170mm

Estimate: $3500
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Lot number 470
Chinese porcelain rouleau vases, each with a six character Guangxu mark under the base, on pink ground with scraffito incised foliate decoration and with reserved panels painted in enamels with song birds perched upon prunus blossom boughs and amongst chrysanthemum flowers. H:410mm

Estimate: $6800
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Lot number 571
Victorian period brass skeleton clock, of traditional design with fusee key wind pendulum movement, the silvered chapter ring with pierced decoration and Roman numerals, standing on four feet beneath the original glass dome on wood plinth base. With pendulum and key. H:430mm

Estimate: $750
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Lot number 572
19thC French mantel clock, the black slate case surmounted by a gilt bronze figure group of an 18thC woman kneeling and sewing the buckle on the shoe of an officer in naval dress, the square slate case embellished with ormolu festoons. H:490mm

Estimate: $1800
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Lot number 618
Victorian silver six person 50 piece Albany pattern cutlery service. The knives with named steel blades and silver handles and the pair of serving spoons hallmarked Sheffield 1896 and 1898, the balance of the set hallmarked London 1897 by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Total weight excluding knives 2.75 kgs

Estimate: $2400
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Lot number 716
Victorian style painted rocking horse, the grey dappled black mare with natural horse hair, mane and tail, studded leather saddle and bridle. Length 1550mm.

Estimate: $850
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Lot number 761
Early 19thC artist unknown, Portrait of a clergyman in traditional black robe with white collar, oil on canvas on board, labelled on reverse with members of the "Webb" and "Bell" families. 430 x 335mm, gilt framed

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 784
Thomas Attwood (attributed), "Wanganui River" (Hatrick & Co., Steamers on the River), oil on canvas, unsigned. 595 x 860.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: n/a