July Antique, Art & Militaria Auction

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A special Antique, Art & Militaria Auction set to commemorate the centennary of the outbreak of WWI.

Our July sale which has superb entries from estates from all around New Zealand also has a special militaria section to commemorate the centenary of WWI. In this section we have an impressive collection of bayonets, uniforms included a N.Z.W.R.A.C. uniform, various medals and badges, kit from the armed forces, swords, very special Shin-shinto period Japanese Tanto short sword and early Edo period Wakizashi sword, silver presentation boxes, a gold sweetheart brooch with a badge from the Tank Corps, battle plans, an interesting medal group, scrap album and 9ct gold medal associated with Captain Eben Thomas, and many interesting associated military items.

The other sections include: shells, large copper measure, travel posters, fishing equipment, glass fishing floats, Liberty pewter, postcard albums, taxidermy, a large Inuit carved whalebone figure, stamp albums, carved ivory pieces, Gibson Les Paul guitar, necessaries, Louis Vuitton, a collection of Don Clarke memorabilia, including a boot, Kosta Boda glass pieces, Georgian drinking glasses, Swarovski, Murano, artefacts and tribal pieces from Australia, the Pacific Islands, PNG, Africa as well as Maori items, 19thC land deeds, books on NZ and the Maori, English and European china includes Royal Doulton, Ruskin, Wilkinson’s Oriflamme, Pilkington, Aultcliff, Minton Secessionists vases, Royal Worcester, Keith Murray, Moorcroft, Chinese jade including two Hotian jade pieces, carved ivory, Famille Rose, scrolls, Chinese silver, Japanese paintings on silk, ornamental roof tiles, ivory netsukes, cloisonne, Zitan box, the jewellery section has something for everyone, diamonds, pearls, rubies, Edwardian and Victorian pendants, greenstone colonial jewellery, antique ivory beads, diamond bracelets, stud earrings, chandelier earrings, yellow diamond necklace, Peter Minturn ring, gold necklaces, wristwatches include Girard Perregaux, silver pocket watches, wall clocks, mantel clocks including three fine French gilded mantel clocks, silver includes early Georgian spoons, salts, snuff boxes, a Russian kovsh and snuff box, wine funnels, ale mugs, coffee pot, numerous vinaigrettes, caddy spoons, a nutmeg grater, sovereign cases, a William and Mary trefid spoon, brandy warmers, cutlery etc, we offer 18 hand-knotted Turkish, Afghan, Iranian rugs and carpets, table lamps, mirrors, chests of drawers, farmhouse tables, wingback chairs, G-Plan sideboard, French bedside cabinets, adjustable music stand, chandeliers, bookcases, Art Deco display cabinet, vintage shop cabinets, the prints and paintings has works from Stanley Palmer, Trevor Lloyd, Lance O’Gorman, Gaston De Vell, Robert Ellis, Don Binney, Helen Brown.

Another “MUST BE VIEWED” sale from Cordy’s.

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 15th July / 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 11th July / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 13th July / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 14th July / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

Catalogue
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Postal bidding
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Prices realised
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Conditions of sale
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Auction Highlights

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Lot number 021
A Louis Vuitton "Judy" handbag in the 'signature monogram' with studded leather corners, the gold metal handle incorporated into the leather top, chain link and leather shoulder strap.

Estimate: $1450
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 042
A c.1900 dog cart, a single pair of blackened iron spoke wheels supports the wooden cart with double bar gallery and panel to the front with two long arms extending, brown paint finish with white and black pin stripe detailing. L:1230mm

Estimate: $300
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 064
Vintage war recruitment poster, the Harry J. Weston image of a woman standing before a battle tattered Australian/N.Z. flag. Printer's details "W.A. Gullick, Government Printer. Sydney" to the bottom right corner; minor distress. 910 x 690mm

Estimate: $140
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 081
An Indian damascene dagger, the curved blade set in a hilt with ram's head pommel, the hilt and sheath decorated in niellotype silver inlay. L:315mm

Estimate: $175
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Lot number 093
A large studio glass vase influenced by the Memphis Group design, hand formed conical iridescent body raised on an orange-yellow-red ring base. H:310mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 094
A studio glass vessel by Chuck Simpson, (U.S., N.Z., Aust. 1944-2001), modelled as two black figures holding a yellow/orange stoppered bottle aloft. Signed & dated 1997. H:300mm

Estimate: $100
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Lot number 102
Waterford cut crystal trophy centrepiece vase, the bowl with serrated rim, various cut and faceted panels raised on a knopped stem issuing from a circular foot with radiating undercutting. H: 245mm

Estimate: $450
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Lot number 115
Carved African Dogon wooden panelled door, carved in high relief with stylised figures and bordered by serrated bands, the carving incorporating an integral sliding lock. 425 x 320mm

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 121
Pair of small bronze statuettes of a Maori man and Maori woman with child, each finely modelled standing wearing a cloak on square greenstone plinth bases. H:200mm

Estimate: $550
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Lot number 144
A vintage Don Clarke rugby boot, no lace, stitched leather, the leather sole with four of the seven metal sprigs remaining. Provenance: From the family collection. Note: the last remaining boot held by the family. Together w/ newspaper article from 1960.

Estimate: $550
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 151
Four vintage Don Clarke scrap books,includes a set of three numbered consecutively and the other entitled "N.Z. Rugby Football Tour 1963-1964", with multiple newspaper cuttings. Approx. 400 x 280mm. Provenance: From the family collection

Estimate: $400
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 221
A rare osoraku-zukuri shaped Shinshinto period Japanese Tanto short sword, the oversized kissaki (point) a very rare feature, the unsigned tang showing good age and with single hole, in Shirasaya and complete with koshirae, banded red lacquered saya and quality fittings including kozuka and kogai, bags for both, all in good condition.

Estimate: $11500
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Lot number 223
An interesting medal group and album associated with Captain Eben J Thomas (1858 - 1920), R.N retired, Capt. Paymaster Imperial Forces South Africa, Navy League Auck. Branch pres., Auck. Hosp. house manager, and joint treasurer for the Auck. Motor Ambulance fund. See catalogue for more details.

Estimate: $1250
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Lot number 224
A bicorn hat with feather cockade, belonging to Captain Eben J. Thomas R.N. in original tin boxes, the hat box with an affixed brass name plaque.

Estimate: $275
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Lot number 226
A medal group to 84074 Airman James Duggan RNZAF, along with uniform items; including 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, France/Germany Star, Defence Medal and War Medal and more. Full details in our catalogue

Estimate: $450
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 244
A 15ct. gold sweetheart bar brooch, mounted with the badge of the Royal Tank Corps, 6.4gms, in original maker's box; along with a small gold circular locket enclosing a photo of a man in Tank Corps uniform and a woman

Estimate: $180
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Lot number 258
Post-Napoleonic French artillery sword, solid brass hilt, grip and pommel, leather scabbard with brass-mounted throat. L:775mm

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 265
A large Victorian cheese dome, in the manner of Dudson, light blue jasperware, decorated with sprigs of fern leaves surrounding the walls and issuing from the knopped finial, the circular base with a frieze of grasses. H:300mm

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 391
Japanese Meiji period fine carved ivory okimono of a man wearing a demon mask, a shishi mask he holds above and pulling over his head, a young child sits beside copying his action, fine engraved and stained detail, minor repair. 65 x 60mm

Estimate: $400
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Lot number 460
A modern 18ct. white gold and multi-diamond set dress ring, the castellated form top with offset baguette cut diamonds framed by a Greek key pattern of 68 smaller round brilliant cut diamonds, the nine baguette cut diamonds totalling 0.90ct

Estimate: $1600
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Lot number 467
A retro Peter Minturn 9ct. gold and citrine dress ring, an oval mixed cut gold citrine claw set and set in a domed mount with 'hedgehog' spiked decoration, decorated shoulders, stamped 9ct. and PM

Estimate: $350
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Lot number 471
An estate 18ct. gold, ruby and diamond ring, the round facet cut ruby in a rub-over mount and surrounded by eight small diamonds, split shoulders in rope form, stamped 18ct. and with import marks for London

Estimate: $180
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Lot number 485
A lady's quality Girard Perregaux vintage 18ct. white gold and diamond dress watch, the silvered oval dial with baton markers for the hours, the bezel with an encircling row of brilliant cut diamonds, matt finish integral link bracelet, all 18ct. white gold. 35.2gms

Estimate: $2500
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Lot number 568
A rare George III silver spirit kettle on stand, of plain tapering oval form, the mildly concave oval fitted lid with ivory finial, the overhead handle with cane binding. London 1793 by Robert Sharp. Weight 1572gms. Together with a 1954 receipt detailing "Spirit Kettle 85 Pounds"

Estimate: $4500
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Lot number 631
An early 20thC oak glazed bookcase cabinet, the short pollard oak upstand back with dental moulded cornice, moulded detail under the top rim, a small glazed door cupboard flanked by open sections above the two main glazed doors, enclosing three fitted shelves, bracket feet. 1090 x 300 x 1480.

Estimate: $750
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Lot number 656
A retro 1960's G-plan "Fresco" sideboard, from the 'Danish' range in teak veneer. The Fresco range was designed by V. B. Wilkins and first introduced in 1967 and now an iconic classic of 60's design. L:2140mm

Estimate: $1400
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Lot number 722
Laurence William Wilson, "Near Glendhu, Wanaka", oil on canvas on panel, signed and entitled. 345 x 490mm, framed

Estimate: $1200
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Lot number 747
Stanley Palmer, "Matauri Bay II", bamboo etching 24/60, signed, entitled and dated 1978. 320 x 440mm

Estimate: $275
Price realised: n/a