March Antique & Art Auction

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A superb offering for March from many old family estates. 

We have shells, butterflies, decoy ducks, large and small fishing floats, a rare miniature child’s billiards table, large turtle shell, ship’s lights, bell, sextant and compasses, a quirky cast iron Beefeater doorstop, spelter, bronze and cold painted figurines, money banks, Mahjong sets, Victorian fitted games box, ivory chess set, vintage enamel signs, stamps and postcards, vintage light bulb collection, mini tortoiseshell and M.O.P. lutes and guitars, handbags, violin, Steiff toy collection, Waterford decanters and glasses, Pacific Island, African, tribal artefacts, N.Z. pottery, health posters, Elizabeth Fraser silver pieces, wood rose carvings, cased kiwis, swords, china includes Clarice Cliff, Carlton Ware, Moorcroft, two Royal Worcester Harry Ayrton potpourri vases, a very good offering of Royal Doulton, the Oriental section has two finely carved peach pips, carved ivory, eight ivory figures of the immortals, a superior carved jade buffalo, famille rose, Chinese Imari, Japanese Imari, cloisonné and woodblock prints. 

The jewellery section positively sparkles and radiates quality. We have stunning jadeite and diamonds, diamond solitaires, diamond encrusted earrings, bracelet and necklaces including a delightful leopard's head, Art Deco jade and diamond box, Waitangi proof coin set, rare Victorian diamond snake necklace, an impressive 105.80cts. amethyst pendant, and for the gentlemen a fine array of wristwatches including Roberto Paggio, Omega, Baumer & Mercier, Chopard ‘Mille Miglia’ 18ct. gold wristwatch, carriage, mantel and wall clocks, a superb French Empire gilt and bronze clock. 

The silver section this month must be viewed, we have a William III silver porringer, tea sets, coffee pots, sugar casters, snuff boxes, vinaigrettes, Georgian pie spoons, tablespoons, soup ladles, a Paul Storr King’s pattern serving spoon, bright cut spoons, silver forks, M.O.P. handled cutlery,William and Mary trefid spoon, cream jugs, fish slices, vases, trays, bowls, WMF, Dutch silver, Georg Jensen and so much more. Baluchi, Turkoman, Hamadan, plus other rugs and runners, an exciting selection of rosewood furniture, including dining table and chairs, drawers, nest of tables, bookcases, bedside cabinets, plus other Chinese furniture, French Louis style chairs, small tables, Biedermeier sofa, kauri scotch chests, delightful Georgian small pieces, mahogany hallstand, two military chests, one of unusual cottage size, ottomans, buffets, pair of Bergere chinoiserie chairs, prints and paintings include works by John Weeks, 19thC Baxter engraving, original 19thC portrait paintings, Lettice Sanford, Whistler, Frank McElvey, Theo Schoon, Trevor Lloyd, Vivian Ward, Elise Mourant and Peggy Spicer. 

This sale needs to be viewed.

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 March / 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 14th March / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 16th March / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 17th March / 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 028
A cast iron Yeoman of the Guard (Beefeater) doorstop, painted in original correct uniform colourway, he stands holding a staff surmounted by a casting of "The Tower", registration mark cast to back. H:665mm (excluding staff)

Estimate: $300
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 029
A large Art Nouveau French terracotta bust of a young woman, "Marguerite", her hair tied back, her shoulderless blouse with banded detail to the top, finished in muted grey/brown, red and green tones, impressed moulded details to the reverse, an applied name plaque to the front base, gilt highlights to the recesses. H:550mm

Estimate: $850
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 036
A cold painted bronze attributed to Franz Xavier Bergman, c.1900, of a sparrow perched upon a gnarled tree trunk, the trunk forms a holder for a vase centerpiece, absent and replaced with a scent bottle. The bronze marked: Gesch tzt. 180 x 160 x 170mm

Estimate: $280
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Lot number 038
A large bronze figure of a seated Arab mendicant, after Charles Ponsin Andarahy. 490 x 300 x 620mm

Estimate: $1600
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Lot number 056
A vintage enamelled tin sign, "Aspinall's Varnishes", some distress. 460 x 820mm

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 058
A vintage enamelled tin sign, "Phillips Cycles Ltd, Birmingham, England", minor distress to the edging. 470 x 730mm

Estimate: $1250
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Lot number 059
A cast iron Victorian post box face plate, with original lettering and brass clearing times, repainted. 270 x 740mm

Estimate: $400
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Lot number 075
A large collection of vintage postcards held within a large album, includes N.Z., Rotorua etc., beauties, embossed floral Christmas, children, etc.

Estimate: $1000
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Lot number 134
A studio-glass "Lipstick" vase by Keith Mahy, deep blue with abstracted forms and with signature red mouth. Height 250mm

Estimate: $100
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Lot number 165
A pair of cased taxidermy kiwi birds, one with head held high, the other held down, mid-brown plumage, displayed together in a later mahogany framed and glazed case with opening door to the back. Some feather loss to back of one and paint adhered to back of other.

Estimate: $2000
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Lot number 175
A pair of unusual Hummel bone china table lamp bases, each modelled as a child with a kid goat seated before a tree trunk which forms the stem for the lamp holder. Height including lamp holder 265mm

Estimate: $200
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Lot number 244
A set of Chinese carved ivory figures of the Eight Immortals, raised on a small wooden plinth base, each depicted standing bearing his object of power. Height 125mm

Estimate: $1500
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Lot number 252
Large carved Chinese jade figure of a recumbent buffalo, modelled in a classical pose with head turned to the left, fine incised detail to the tail and other areas, good deep mid-green colourway with some darker inclusions. 135 x 80 x 65mm

Estimate: $5500
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Lot number 254
19thC Chinese bronze incense burner, compressed spherical form, the body with two large panels of relief dragon and mystic pearl decoration below a frieze of stiff leaf design, raised on three short mask feet. Good old patina. H:170mm

Estimate: $450
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Lot number 308
A rare 1935 N.Z. Waitangi proof coin set in original box, includes crown, half-crown, florin, shilling, sixpence and threepence, all in original government issued red card case with blue interior. Note: only 364 sets were issued. In good original condition

Estimate: $11000
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Lot number 376
19thC French Empire gilt and patinated bronze sculptural mantel clock, "Daphne holding Apolloís Harp". Complete with pendulum, key and original certificate of purchase. 365 x 137 x 587mm

Estimate: $5500
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Lot number 395
Victorian silver and leather covered glass presentation hip flask, the bayonet locking ball form top to the glass body, with alligator skin top half and removable silver cup, base presentation engraved. Birmingham 1897 by A. & J. Zimmerman Ltd.

Estimate: $400
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Lot number 470
William III silver porringer, of traditional form, the embossed fluted decoration to the lower portion with a band of quatrefoil decoration, the upper portion with another small embossed band. London 1697 by James Chadwick. 105 x 90mm

Estimate: $3600
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Lot number 552
Nest of four Chinese contemporary rosewood occasional tables, of oblong section, each with panelled top, shaped friezes with line and dot detailed carving raised on square section legs joined by shaped stretchers and with small hoof feet. Largest 480 x 350 x 710mm

Estimate: $400
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Lot number 599
A pair of black leather wingback chairs, with loose cushions, button backed, and with domed upholsterer's tacks as decorative embellishment around frame and arms. Attractive old worn patination. 800 x 950 x 980

Estimate: $850
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Lot number 630
British artist unknown, portrait of a gentleman in black jacket, oil on canvas. 760 x 625mm, contemporary gilt frame

Estimate: $550
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Lot number 662
Frank McKelvey, A.R.H.A. (Irish 1895-1974), "Young Bathers on a Rocky Shore", watercolour signed, c1922. 250 x 365mm

Estimate: $3000
Price realised: n/a