September Antique & Art Auction

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Our September Spring Auction is full of tantalising antiques and estate items. Kitchenalia, instruments, taxidermied badger, crocodile, a Van Ingen tiger’s head, tiger and lion rugs, fur coats, whale’s teeth, elephant tusks, large scale model of the war ship ‘The Hood’, spelter and bronze figures, boxes, books, fishing equipment, glass fishing floats, postcards, stamps, Victorian cranberry epergne, Waterford, Lalique, Pacific Island and Maori artefacts, photos, N.Z. pottery and sculptures, vintage historic photos, good selection of vintage tennis racquets, golf clubs and Fun Ho, the china includes Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester, Moorcroft, Parian, the Oriental section offers fine antique export ware, famille rose, jade, ivory, cloisonné, Japanese Satsuma, rosewood boxes, carved ivory, Kutani, a fine Edo period sword. Jewellery includes Victorian and Edwardian pendants, necklaces, brooches, earrings and rings, an ivory cross, coral and amber necklaces, Charles Horner gold stick pin, gold cufflinks, an extraordinary greenstone and gold vesta case, diamond rings, pendants, earrings, pocket watches, wristwatches including an 18ct Girard- Perregaux, wall clocks and mantel clocks, another quality offering of silver, vesta cases, cigarette boxes, Rueben Watts Dio. School badge, silver and greenstone cutlery, Joseph Swindell & Sons silver greenstone fish set, gilded Apostle spoon, box set of four apostle spoons, candlesticks, marrow scoops, 18th and 19thC cutlery, soup ladles, hip flasks, claret jug, nutmeg grater, Persian, Afghan, Baluchi, Andkoi and Turkoman rugs, a high quality Persian Khorasan carpet, pole screens, boxes, coffers, kauri desk, washstand, towel rail, early dentist chair, Edwardian and Victorian chairs, sideboards, bookcase bureaus, pine dresser, pine cupboards, printer type drawers, French style furniture, Chinese cabinets and tables, Japanese cabinets, mirrors, lights, artwork by Hogarth, Russell Flint, Chagall, John Weeks, S.Goldberg, Lincoln Lee, Louise Henderson, Trevor Lloyd, Stanley Palmer, a rare folio of woodblock prints by John L Moore and much more. Another Cordy’s ‘to be diaried’ 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 9th September / 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 5th September / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 7th September / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 8th September / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

Catalogue
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Prices realised
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Auction Highlights

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Lot number 002
A Regency copper and brass tea urn, spherical shape raised on a short stem from a square plinth base supported on bun feet, the spout with a stained ivory handled spigot tap. Height 330mm

Estimate: $140
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 014
A vintage lion skin rug, the head with glass eyes, backed onto old canvas, paws with some claws, some distress. Width from leg to leg 1970 and from head to tip of tail 2570mm

Estimate: $600
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 036
Vintage Louis Vuitton travel trunk, plain canvas cover with leather edging and corners, the lid lifts to reveal a lift-out tray, the interior lined with leatherette, original gilt label at base of lid. 850 x 550 x 270mm

Estimate: $1200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 048
A large old European bronze of the Greek god Poseidon, a cluster of acanthus leaves forming a torchere to his side, he wears a long flowing robe, his right foot raised upon a large fish, the square form base with canted corners. Impressed numbers to base. Height 525mm

Estimate: $1600
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Lot number 050
Artist unknown, bronze portrait bust of a man, life size, raised on a granite square section plinth base. Height overall 420mm

Estimate: $1250
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Lot number 075
A Squier SQ Stratocaster electric guitar, with red lacquered body, rosewood fret board. c.1984-1987. In good used condition.

Estimate: $275
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 076
An Epiphone 'Texan' acoustic/electric guitar, with Advanced Jumbo (AJ) body inspired by the 1964 model, in spruce and mahogany with rosewood finger board and sound-hole mounted electronic system controls; with soft carry case

Estimate: $275
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 116a
A massive Maori carved Pou post, robustly carved with a figure, it stands clasping a patu to its abdomen, notch and linial carving depicts moko to chin, forehead and biceps. Height 2100mm

Estimate: $1300
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 138
A late 19thC hand tinted photograph by J.C. Morton of Auckland of racing cyclists, entitled "Albert Cycles Behind Pace". The image 270 x 370, details of the photographer attached to the reverse; he probably operated within the years 1870s to 1930s.

Estimate: $160
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 139
Two historically important c1910 photograph albums of Anthony 'Tony' Wilding and other Wimbledon tennis players, includes 28 original pre WWI era photographs (53 x 80mm) taken at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships circa 1910

Estimate: $1000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 222
A Royal Doulton character jug, Geoffrey Chaucer, with two handles depicting characters from "Pilgrim's Progress", No. 344/1500

Estimate: $200
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Lot number 225
A Royal Doulton character jug, "Ard of 'earing". Large size.

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 246
A stylish Royal Dux porcelain figurine, in the Art Deco manner with a young naked girl running beside a borzoi dog. Printed marks. Height 370mm

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 336
A cloisonné vase, of ovoid shape with trumpet neck and raised on a spreading circular foot, decorated with six panels enclosing birds and stylised foliate designs on an ochre ground, the neck decorated with flowering tendrils on a green ground. Small dent at foot. H:240mm

Estimate: $120
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Lot number 337
A cloisonné vase, squat ovoid shape with tall trumpet neck, raised on a domed circular foot, decorated with various birds and blossoms on a blue ground, the neck decorated with swags of flowers on a darker blue ground. Height 230mm

Estimate: $120
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Lot number 372
A quality Japanese Edo period Tanto sword blade by Kane To and fittings, fully papered, the blade in good polish with single ubu (drill hole) held within a shirasaya. Both blade and fittings with NBTHK papers

Estimate: $7000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 376
Carved giltwood standing Indian goddess, her long flowing robes flaring at the base heightened with glass jewels in green, pale blue and red, tight circular repeating design to her headdress, traces of red showing through the gilt, some old repairs. H:1180mm

Estimate: $2000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 421
Edwardian greenstone and 9ct. gold mounted vesta, plain rounded rectangular form, the top body and hinged lid rim mounted with engraved 9ct. rose gold. Hallmarked Chester 1905 by Smith & Bartlan. 60 x 45mm

Estimate: $450
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 489
Cased set of four Geo. II and III silver gilt apostle spoons, each with fig shaped bowls and finials depicting St Andrew, St Simon, St Luke and St Thomas, each apostle surmounted by a sacred dove nimbus.

Estimate: $4500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 570
Hand knotted Caucasian carpet, the field decorated with three geometric medallions framed by stylised motifs on an indigo ground showing abrash framed by a broad red border with further geometric motifs flanked by narrower guards in ivory and red. 1900 x 1300.

Estimate: $425
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 589
Middle Eastern parquetry inlaid games table, the swivelling fold-over top opening to reveal a backgammon board and a baize covered surface. 600 x 300 x 580.

Estimate: $175
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 606
A good pair of Victorian carved walnut grandfather and grandmother chairs, the grandfather with open arms, buttoned backs, framed carved detail, scrolling legs with brass and white porcelain casters.

Estimate: $500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 609
A Victorian style walnut conversation settee, of S-form, the two chair settee with bow form scroll back with fine bobbin turned spindle rails, turned and reeded legs, upholstered in a self-patterned salmon brocade. 1200 x 570 x 690.

Estimate: $450
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 647a
An attractive old Thai carved and gilded standing Buddha, with jewelled, gilded flowing robes and coiffure, serene expression, raised on ebonised square section wooden plinth. Overall height 1430

Estimate: $375
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Lot number 672
J. Carpenter, Portrait of a Seated Gent, watercolour, signed, dated 1855 and inscribed "Copy from One Done 1841". 435 x 335, birdseye maple frame under glass

Estimate: $200
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Lot number 734
William George Baker, "Waikato River", Maori Village, oil on board, signed and entitled. 750 x 1100, gilt framed. Note: the companion work to this is held in the Waikato Art Museum collection

Estimate: $5800
Price realised: n/a