Christmas Antique & Art Auction

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Christmas shopping at Cordys. Our last auction of the year is overflowing with 888 lots of magnificent gifts and stocking fillers. We start the sale with the second half of a lifetime's tool collection of Stanley, Mathieson, Marples, Rabone planes, chisels, plum bobs, hammers, clamps, gouges, screwdrivers and levels. We have a whole section for the girls; Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci and Chanel handbags, most as new. Decoy ducks, jewellery boxes, writing slopes, papier-mâché tea caddies watchmaker’s lathe, carved ivory, books, bronze figures, games boxes, shells, polished kauri gum, dolls, taxidermy, kitchenalia, large amethyst geode, samplers, Gallè, Etling, Kosta Boda, Waterford, Lalique, Cranberry epergne and glasses, Paul Dibble sculpture, R.P. Moore photos, Jane Brenkley box, Scott Parker and Charlie Wilson carved jade and whalebone pieces, Wharetana ware, Pacific Island items, Lladro, Royal Worcester, Clarice Cliff, a good selection of Royal Doulton Maori Art china, Kia Ora jardinière, Beswick, Moorcroft, Battersea enamel, Limoges, a superb Japanese ivory carving of a samurai, Imari, Satsuma, ivory fan, good Japanese swords, Chinese jade, ivory carved tusks, puzzle ball, famille rose, carved soapstone, bronze figures, a superb Chinese rock crystal censer, cloisonné, Chinese silver teaset, boxes, Victorian and Edwardian gold chains, precious stone pendants, lockets, bracelets, brooches, earrings, an impressive Art Deco diamond ring, estate diamond rings, a very good amber necklace, opal rings, pearls, varied selection of gent’s wristwatches including a Rolex, Vacheron and Constantin, pocket watches, carriage clocks, an 1800 French Ormolu Portico clock, silver pin cushions, salvers, cutlery, 1731 silver milk jug, James I seal top spoon, a superb 1790 large silver basket, silver tankards, silver coffee pot, teapot, sauce boat, fish slice, Russian silver vodka cup, Persian, Turkoman, Afghan carpets and runners, foot stools, country stools, Admiral Fitzroy barometer, Georgian decanter stand, Georgian and Victorian chests of drawers, sideboards, sofa tables, desk, library table, chairs, walnut parlour couch, bookcases, a colonial painted kauri box, French furniture, antique Chappell baby grand piano, lamps, chandeliers, including a deer antler light, 2 rocking horses, bird baths, garden seal fountain and chimney pots, art includes works by Ruskin, Cyril Whiteoaks, a beautiful 19thC oil painting portrait, Aboriginal paintings, Lance O’Gorman, Minnie White, Peter McIntyre, Hilda Wiseman, George Chance, Trevor Lloyd, Ida Carey and more. The last sale of the year must be viewed, stock up for Christmas.

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 3rd December / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 29th November / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 1st December / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 2nd December / 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 055
A Stanley No. 55 Universal plane, rosewood handles, complete with four sets of "Cutter Box" blades, No's 1 to 4

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 082
An Ajax large boring machine, 2" auger bit, the folding top with double revolving arm mechanism operating the adjustable height bit, the steel fittings with most black japanning remaining, mahogany frame. Maker's name to top.

Estimate: $200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 116
A watchmaker's lathe by Lorch, Schmidt & Co. 200mm bed with headstock, T-rest and tailstock along with numerous accessories in original walnut case, the case inscribed "Bought from Rbt. Pringle & Sons, London, Oct. 24th 1912"

Estimate: $300
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 121
An Ericsson skeleton desk telephone, the open cast iron base supports the bells beneath and cradles the Bakelite handled handset with brass mouthpiece and earpiece connected with original plaited cord, with brass side-winding handle

Estimate: $500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 125
A French Art Deco bronzed statuette of an archer, modelled kneeling with stretched bow of simulated ivory raised before him, supported on a rectangular black marble plinth base. Width 550, height 510

Estimate: $650
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Lot number 127
A large classical bronze sculpture of "The Discus Thrower", modelled naked with right arm raised holding, discus, oval base, good variable dark patina. Height 645mm

Estimate: $400
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Lot number 147
A rare Victorian fitted mahogany games box, the hinged lid and double opening front revealing a fitted interior with shelves, containing red stained and white bone chess set, cribbage board, draught set, bone domino set, lead horses, cards etc. 330 x 220 x 180

Estimate: $2000
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Lot number 178
"The Uncollected Works of Aubrey Beardsley", John Lane, London, 1925. Hardcover. First Edition, some colour, mostly black and white, Ltd. Ed. 7/110, original gilt decorated and lettered beige basket weave cloth boards.

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 194
A white marble statuette of the goddess Hebe, after the statue by Antonio Kanova, the figure modelled standing with a raised libation cup and jug, bare-breasted, wearing a diadem in her hair, a diaphanous robe gathered about her waist. Height 865mm

Estimate: $800
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 196
A fine late 19thC European porcelain plaque, after Raphael's "Madonna Della Sedia" of 1513-14, on green velvet backing within a circular turned mahogany frame. Diameter 100mm

Estimate: $220
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Lot number 209
An impressive amethyst geode, the large portion of crystal boulder open and showing deep purple formation of amethyst crystals. 20 x 230 x 210.

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 275
A vintage bronze kiwi flat back panel, the standing kiwi above green enamelled ferns, rope-twist blue and yellow enamelled base border. 180 x 180mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 277
Paul Dibble, "Devil & Rabbit Dancing", bronze, 2007 from an edition of 13, dark patina, signed. Height 365

Estimate: $2500
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Lot number 372
A Royal Doulton stoneware "Kia Ora" large jardiniere, decorated with a tiki, masks, spiral motifs and "Kia Ora" plaques on a pale mottled blue band, the lower section of the body decorated in darker blue. D:210, H:165

Estimate: $2200
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Lot number 396
A Booths "Real Old Willow" dinner service, principally a 12 place setting, including dinner, luncheon and salad plates, teacups, saucers and cake plates, soup coupes, dessert bowls, and fruit bowls (not all complete 12 place settings). With other additional pieces

Estimate: $1000
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Lot number 425
An ornate Chinese carved ivory elephant tusk, fully carved and pierced along its length with landscapes, pagodas and temples along with numerous figures; the roofs and structures of two of the buildings emphasised with the addition of two large affixed flags. Mounted on a carved wooden stand. Tusk L:725mm

Estimate: $2750
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Lot number 479
fine Japanese Meiji period carved ivory figure of a seated Samurai warrior in full formal dress with Tanto (short sword) to his belt, the finest carved detail to all aspects. Provenance: Ex. the estate collection of H.G.Wells' only daughter, Anna Jane Kennard, who died at age 100 years

Estimate: $8000
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Lot number 575
Art Deco platinum and diamond ring, in the form of a five row diamond set head with peaks to the centre, the central row containing four Old European cut diamonds of good colour, the other four rows containing 26 bead set Old European cut diamonds. T.D.W. 2.30 cts. Valuation available.

Estimate: $7000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 623
A large French spelter mantel clock, the mechanism housed within an architectural case raised on a substantial neo-classical ornamented base incorporating griffins and a caryatid, the clock surmounted by a sculptural figure of a man writing upon a tablet. H:590mm

Estimate: $900
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Lot number 626
19th century French gilt metal mantel clock, the case surmounted by a figure emblematic of Love, accompanied by two doves, the porcelain dial painted with a figure of Cupid, a further Limoges style porcelain plaque inset to the plinth base surrounded by decorative neo-classical embellishments. H:395mm

Estimate: $1400
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Lot number 627
A c.1800 French Empire black and white marble and ormolu Portico clock. Eagle pediment to the case, the movement with silk suspension, striking to the hour and half hour upon a bell, the rectangular white marble stand with adjustable ormolu feet.

Estimate: $4500
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Lot number 645
A ruby glass claret jug, the ovoid body mounted with a silver plated collar, acanthus capped scroll handle and hinged cover with bud finial. Height 250mm

Estimate: $225
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Lot number 703
A George III silver fish slice, with ivory handle and decoratively pierced blade. London 1808 by Thomas Walls. Length 285mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 782
Pair of Louis XVI style giltwood and red marble side tables, the square tops with carved and ribbon moulded edges inset with red and white veined marble panels, raised on tapering fluted legs united by scalloped stretchers with a central finial to the centre. 440 x 440 x 760mm

Estimate: $1150
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Lot number 783
A pair of French Louis XVI style giltwood fauteuil chairs, the oval backs with ribbon carved frames with floral carving at the top, the arms, scrolls and fronts carved with stylised acanthus, raised on tapering fluted legs, upholstered in dusky pink floral patterned brocade.

Estimate: $600
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Lot number 805
A cut crystal basket chandelier, of hemispherical bowl shape comprising a trellis of faceted crystals, the upper section enclosed by a "waterfall" of similar crystals. Height 630mm

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 839
19thC European artist unknown, Portrait of a Young Woman with Pearl Earring, oil on canvas, unsigned, labelled in German on panel on reverse. 510 x 410, original gilt leaf frame.

Estimate: $2200
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Lot number 876
Hilda Wiseman, Rural Landscape with Shed and Chickens, signed, dated 1930. 265 x 275mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 878
Trevor Lloyd, "The End of Their Days", etching, signed and entitled. 130 x 120.

Estimate: $300
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