February Antique & Art Auction

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This month Cordys has been favoured by numerous estate and private vendors who have consigned to us their inherited old family pieces. Our February sale offers selections and collections, including tea caddies, N.Z. and world postcards, framed samplers, travel posters, sextant, telescopes, vintage suitcases, glass fishing floats, 23 Steiff animals including bears and monkeys, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Chanel handbags, seashells, copper kitchenalia, Salters scales, bronze, spelter and carved figures, sports memorabilia, taxidermied giraffe head and neck, kiwi, wildebeest, Cape Buffalo, ivory, fishing equipment, Roman antiquities, books, Waterford crystal glasses, cameo glass perfume bottle, Lalique, Swarovski, Murano, Garry Nash, kauri gum head, historical N.Z. books, a choice of seven Len Castle pieces, Barry Brickell, Luke Adams, Peter Stichbury and Crown Lynn, an interesting Militaria section this month includes an SA dagger, military badges, paintings and photo, uniforms, military band records and books, British and European china has a large impressive Moorcroft vase, Wedgwood Majolica fish platter, Royal Worcester, Evesham dinner sets, Shelly, Doulton, a Doulton Rembrandt exhibition vase, Carltonware, Keith Murray, Chinese jade and ivory, Mah Jong set, bronze incense burner, bamboo root carving, famille rose, brush pots, a large Imari floor vase, Japanese woodblock prints, Edwardian gold pendants, Lapis necklace, pearl necklaces, gold chains, gold and diamond brooches, earrings and rings, plus a 15ct. gold napkin ring of 46gms. The clocks and watches section offers some exceptional pieces, an 18ct. gold Baume & Mercier, 18ct. gold IWC watch and bracelet, Girard Perregaux, Rado Jubilé, Swiss Army watch, WWI gent’s cased wristwatch, mantel, carriage and wall clocks, an 1825 bracket clock, an 1800 French ormolu portico clock, silver and crystal dressing table pieces, vinaigrettes, sovereign holders, fancy silver inkwell, Victorian silver spurs, Russian silver box, candlesticks, trays, silver cutlery including a Georgian knife box with ivory handled cutlery, 1790 silver basket, good 1856 silver tankard, silver coffee set, George III silver pap boat, Persian, Turkoman, Afghan, Baluchi rugs plus others, eight drawer collector’s cabinet, deeds box on stand, French Louis style bedside cabinets, side tables, some fine small tables and cabinets, games table by Evan Rees – Christchurch, walnut credenza, bookcase cabinets, a magnificent burr walnut dressing table, chest of drawers, sets of Hepplewhite, Chippendale style chairs, retro chairs including four Bertoia vintage chairs, sideboards, gilded couch, a superb French burr walnut Bonheur du jour, mirrors, lamps, chandeliers, the prints and paintings section has works by Hotchkiss, etchings from The Gazette Des Beaux-Arts, Buckland Wright, Russell Hollings, James Baker- Pyne, Lois White, Winifred Simpson, Emerson Porter, Eric Lee Johnson, W.G. Baker, Trevor and Connie Lloyd, Kirkwood, Malcolm Warr, C.H. Howarth, Ida Carey and much more. Another Cordy’s MUST VIEW auction.

Catalogue Now available for download.

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 18th February / 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

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

Location
180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

Catalogue
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Auction Highlights

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Lot number 001
A Pitcairn Islands carved wooden flying fish sculpture, detailed with scales, serrated fins and wings, sharp teeth, etc., later mounted on a brass rod and hardwood timber base. No maker's details. Length 430.

Estimate: $220
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 056
A vintage Steiff miniature monkey, with button. Height 80mm

Estimate: $100
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 075
A vintage Chanel black leather handbag, the natural grain finish with monogram stitched to the front, gilt metal fittings including the chain links to the double carry handles, showing some wear. 350 x 290.

Estimate: $250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 113
A large taxidermied head and neck of an adult East African Masai giraffe. Length 2620mm

Estimate: $6500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 119
A large and impressive taxidermy head mount of a Cape buffalo.

Estimate: $3000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 200
German SA dagger with scabbard, with acid etched epithet "Alles F R Deutschland" to the slightly shortened 217mm blade, marked near the hilt with the manufacturer Wilh. Kober & Co, Suhl. c.1933.

Estimate: $1500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 208
Five uniforms and suits from the late Admiral John McKenzie, C.B., C.B.E., R.N.Z.N. (Commander-in-Chief), including formal dress and mess uniforms, dinner suit and tail coat, along with dress shirts, stiff collars and peaked cap.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 234
A Shelley china six place tea service, including cups, saucers, side plates, cake plate, sugar basin and milk jug. Decorated with a fruit blossom on a soft green ground.

Estimate: $200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 253
Doulton Rembrandt Ware Arts & Crafts vase, c.1890, hand painted with a portrait of Oliver Cromwell and a wide band of three galleons under sail with "Protector of the Commonwealth" painted above.

Estimate: $3500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 267
Italian vintage Guido Cacciapuoti "Ceramiche e Gres d'Arte" Art Deco figure of a young girl. Height 260

Estimate: $150
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 363
An early 20thC large "Seikosha" warehouse clock, the circular moulded timber frame with glazed cover enclosing the dial with Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial. Diameter 600mm

Estimate: $250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 365
c.1800 French Empire black and white marble and ormolu Portico clock, the circular ormolu cased movement with white enamel dial and Roman numerals suspended between the two tapered white marble columns.

Estimate: $4250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 381
Edwardian heavy silver inkwell. The plain cylindrical body with serpentine square rim with shell corners and four large scrolling handles terminating with shell feet, the hinged lid enclosing a silver topped glass liner. London 1905 by Peter Henderson Deere. Weight 633gms.

Estimate: $400
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Lot number 386
Russian silver box, the rectangular form box with rounded top and front, with a 14ct. gold and blue stone set stylised opening button, the interior with some gilding remaining and the St. Petersburg mark for 1908 to 1926. Weight 180gms. 100 x 75mm

Estimate: $750
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Lot number 412
Georgian mahogany knife box, with hinged lid and serpentine front, the lid inlaid with a boxwood oval fan rondel, framed by crossbanding and chevron stringing, conforming crossbanding and stringing decorates the front fascia along with a silver shield shape escutcheon.

Estimate: $800
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Lot number 493
Victorian burr walnut twin pedestal dressing table, the mirror with arched top and scrolling frieze pediment supported on two ornate scrolling supports. 1480 x 500 x 1830.

Estimate: 1400
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 505
Mid-19thC French elm farmhouse table, the plank top with pull-out extension to one end, single short drawers, pegged detail and internal taper to the square section legs, good colour and patina. 1995 (unextended) x 930 x 750mm

Estimate: $2800
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 525
Vintage basket chandelier, the metal ceiling rose with a waterfall frame festooned with facet cut crystals, attached to a metal frame decorated with florals and heads, the basket base with three bulbs. Height 600mm

Estimate: $550
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 526
Vintage 12 light crystal and metal chandelier, the scrolling metal branches festooned with facet cut hanging crystals, the glass column to the top attached to a metal rose with six leaves with more hanging crystals. Height 890mm

Estimate: $450
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Lot number 540
A c.1820 English artist unknown, Portrait of a Gent Wearing a Black Coat, oil on canvas, unsigned. 770 x 620, later gilt frame.

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 567
Russell Hollings, "Rain Clouds Over Birkenhead", oil on board, entitled and signed on reverse. 50 x 48, framed.

Estimate: $2250
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Lot number 618
Ida Carey, "Medley of Roses", oil on board, signed. 440 x 340, gilt framed.

Estimate: $500
Price realised: n/a