May Antique & Art Auction

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Another fine and interesting offering from Cordys to warm you up for the onset of winter: kitchenalia, including copper, knife sharpener, butter churn etc., dolls, child's sewing machine, opera glasses, miniatures, autograph albums, a large and varied collection of postcards, boxes including a George III despatch box, Tudric pewter, sawfish bills, taxidermied hawk, keas, kiwi, zebra skin rug, bronze and spelter figures, polished kauri gum, a comprehensive collection of watchmaker's tools, glass and crystal from Lalique, Daum, Loetz, Murano, Garry Nash, Swarovski, artefacts and tribal items from the Pacific, Africa and New Zealand as well as colonial N.Z. photos, land deeds, eight pieces of Len Castle pottery, Crown Lynn Wharatana, Stichbury, Rancich, Smisek, 34 bayonets, seven firearms, two fine pieces of Parianware, Royal Doulton, Mintons, Ruskin, Wedgwood, Moorcroft, Royal Worcester. Cordys is privileged to be able to put forward an exceptional collection of ivory pieces, Chinese, Dieppe, English, Japanese, African, Indian carved items, necklaces, bangles, sperm whale teeth, elephant tusks including a pair of 24 kilo tusks, card cases and figures. This collection must be viewed. The oriental section has Chinese jade and ceramics, wine cups, Yixing ware, Japanese netsukes, woodblock prints, Satsuma. 

Another sparkling jewellery section with diamonds, pearls, emeralds, a delightful antique bee brooch, gold and silver chains, N.Z. colonial jewellery, diamond skull ring, diamond pendants, earrings, bracelets, diamond and jade ring, brooch and pendant, gold coins, gold watches, Chopard, Rolex, Piaget, Cartier, Breitling wristwatches, Arts and Crafts copper mantel clock, a George III bracket clock, impressive French Empire ormolu clock, silver vinaigrettes, snuff boxes, antler horn cigar lighter, photo frames, Russian and Dutch silver spoons, silver and M.O.P. folding fruit knives, selection of silver cutlery including a Queen Ann tablespoon, American cutlery, silver cream jugs, tea sets, baskets, baby's rattles, trays, Persian, Gabbeh, Kashan, Turkoman rugs and runners, kauri loo table, mottled kauri chest of drawers, dressing table, oriental rosewood furniture, superb inlay ivory and hardwood Japanese cabinet, cedar kimono chest, 1930s ice box, leather club chairs, Cutler desk chair, cnr cabinets, Victorian chests of drawers, dining chairs, French style lounge furniture, old easel, pair of Edwardian concrete urns, garden bench, lamps, mirrors, prints and paintings by Cotman, McLeavy, Wandjina bark paintings, John Neale, Auckland Rutland Group, Alan Taylor, Birchnell Delph, Bessie Kendon, a collection of Theo Schoon photographs and drawings, Stanley Palmer, Vera Cummings and so much more. 

Another "MUST VIEW" sale!

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 20th May / 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 16th May / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 18th May / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 19th May / 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 075a
A taxidermied Thar head mount, traditional curved horns, ears extended, glass eyes, long fur to his neck and shoulders.

Estimate: $350
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 077
A good Hartmans zebra skin, the full skin including the head, complete with ears, mane and tail, the quality tanning giving a velvety soft feel. Length 3300mm, width 2400mm

Estimate: $2200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 147
Daum Nancy acid etched cameo glass landscape vase, decorated with an extensive landscape of eucalyptus trees, enamelled "Daum Nancy" mark together with the Cross of Lorraine to the base. H:255mm

Estimate: $6500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 176
N.Z. folk art carved wood clock stand, decorated with Maori designs and inlaid with paua, profile and full face Maori heads, the base which is from an earlier period has similar designs and the incised mark "Geo. Waititi". L:380mm

Estimate: $200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 204
Len Castle slab vase, mildly swollen semi-square form, the rounded shoulder supporting the short rectangular tapered neck and flat rim, wood ash glaze, some firing marks. Impressed potter's monogram to inside top rim, c.1960s/70s. 300 x 180 x 355mm

Estimate: $1500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 262
Victorian Minton Parian Group of Ariadne and The Panther, after the model by Dannecker, c.1884. Ariadne of Greek Mythology was the daughter of Minos, the King of Crete. Crack to her left big toe and base. 300 x 140 x 380.

Estimate: $650
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 266
A large rare and collectable Minton Secessionist earthenware vase, with early design shape F3509 of moulded flowers and bold geometric patterns in colours and shades of blue, ivory and green. Height 320mm

Estimate: $350
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Lot number 278
Royal Doulton character jug, "Queen Victoria" D7152, in a limited edition. Height 180mm

Estimate: $100
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Lot number 310
Royal Worcester lidded hand painted potpourri urn by H. Ayrton. Painted with fruit. Signed, printed marks in black to base. H:340mm

Estimate: $4200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 312
Booths Real Old Willow dinner set, 20 dinner plates, 8 luncheon plates, 6 larger dinner plates, 6 large soup dishes, 12 dessert dishes, 6 soup coupes, 5 saucers, 13 sweet dishes and many more.

Estimate: $800
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 325
Victorian ivory and ebony figure of a judge, the finely carved head and torso of the judge in wig and gown sits on a turned ivory column, under a glass dome with wood base, height of figure 165mm

Estimate: $1850
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Lot number 328
A pair of extremely large elephant tusks, good uniformity of size and colour, with a total weight of approx. 24kgs, an outer curvature of approx. 1650 ea. and maximum girth of 340mm

Estimate: $14,000
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Lot number 332
Ivory elephant tusk section, beautifully carved in relief with the Buddhist patrons, the signs of the zodiac, rats, ox, tiger, rabbits, snake, horse, sheep, monkeys, and more. Repair to base. H:270mm

Estimate: $4000
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Lot number 407
Rare ancient Parthian (Central Asia) green glazed terracotta vase, the ovoid body with mildly flared neck and two strap form lug handles, relief small rondels to the neck and shoulder. c.100AD to 300AD. H:148mm

Estimate: $2200
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Lot number 474
18ct. white gold, black and white diamond designer skull ring, the full relief skull set with 179 round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 1.99cts. Total diamond weight 4.01cts. Valuation available

Estimate: $4200
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Lot number 480
An estate emerald and diamond ring, the 2.45ct. emerald cut natural emerald claw set with a 0.50ct. triangle brilliant cut diamond to each shoulder, the shank of 18ct. yellow gold with a double bezel mount in 18ct. white gold. Valuation available.

Estimate: $8000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 482
18ct. gold diamond and ruby cluster dress ring, the 1.00ct. oval modern brilliant cut diamond of "Very Good Make" colour I and clarity VS2/SI1. Valuation available.

Estimate: $5800
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 483
9ct. yellow gold and silver, diamond cluster ring, the central 3.08ct. emerald cut diamond of colour: M-N-O, clarity VS1 or higher, a small blue sapphire claw set above and below, five single cut diamonds framing each sapphire with a further nine diamonds set to each shoulder, one missing. Valuation available.

Estimate: $12,500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 489
Art Deco, emerald and diamond cluster dress ring, set in18ct. yellow and white gold, the central diamond in a rub-over setting flanked by six pairs of diamonds separated by curved channel set bands of emeralds, some stones missing. Valuation available.

Estimate: $850
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 512
French Empire period ormolu figural mantel clock, modelled with a classical seated winged female figure, cornucopia and two handled urn. With pendulum and key. H:400mm

Estimate: $3000
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Lot number 664
c.1880s Japanese two section Nihonmatsu cedar kimono chest, a combination of three long drawers above another with small cupboard beside enclosing two further drawers. 1055 x 430 x 1080mm

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 667
c.1930s polished aluminium and tin ice box/fridge, the two pairs of doors to the front with ribbed bands, brass latch handles and decorative hinges, raised on conforming bar form feet. A rare find in good original condition. 640 x 450 x 930mm

Estimate: $350
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Lot number 777
Eileen Mayo, "Travellers", lithograph in colours, edition 5/48, signed, entitled and numbered. Old labels on reverse. Original frame under glass. 345 x 540.

Estimate: $650
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Lot number 819
Vera Cummings, Untitled Portrait of Maori Woman with Pipe, oil on canvas, signed in red brush point centre right. 245 x 195.

Estimate: $5000
Price realised: n/a