November Antique & Art Auction

Auction Details

The penultimate auction of the year includes a large and varied offering of exceptional pieces.

The rare and important Queen Anne double dome bookcase and selected other items come from the family of the late Mrs Owen Rainger, the well known Auckland socialite. Mrs Rainger had exquisite taste in antiques, furnishings, textiles and objet d'art and over the years amassed a superb collection. She and her husband lived in a substantial Remuera manor known as the "pink house" which was featured in architectural books and magazines. Our offerings include; antique kitchenalia, writing slopes, walnut jewellery box, apprentice chest, a delightful French tea caddy, Russian lacquer boxes, chrome deco heater, selection of beautiful South Sea shells, Art Nouveau frame, miniatures, toys, nine guitars, cameras including a Leica, taxidermy, elephant tusk, turtle shells, bronze figures, vintage signs, sword stick, mannequin, Waterford glasses, Lalique Danaides vase, Swarovski, Murano, Raos, a collection of perfume bottles including a Thomas Webb cameo bottle, Pacific Island and African tribal pieces, Maori artefacts, eight lots of kauri gum, vintage photos, Brenkley box, contemporary and older N.Z. pottery, four Rick Rudd teapots, Len Castle blue glazed bowl, militaria section has swords, bayonets, a German SA. dagger, a special German Red Cross star, badges, for the Lladro collector we can offer four spectacular and large pieces, Rosenthal, Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester, a rare George Tinworth mouse sculpture of "Guy Fawkes", a T. Nutt Royal Worcester lidded jar, 20 pieces of Victorian Parian Ware, Minton, Moorcroft, Pilkington Lancaster, Ruskin, Wilkinsons Oriflame, Japanese and Chinese ivory and jade, scroll paintings and woodblock prints, famille rose, export ware, Victorian and Edwardian pendants, brooches, bracelets, chains, diamond rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, colonial jewellery including a greenstone and silver vesta and card case, jade and other semi-precious stone jewellery, clocks and watches, a gent's Rolex Oyster wristwatch, carriage clocks, a gravity clock, French ormolu mantel clocks, Art Deco clock, large 19thC bracket clock, quality silver including a sugar box, tea caddy, 1820 Paul Storr dinner plate, 1822 silver 2nd course dish, coffee pots, teapots, 1749 porringer, candlesticks, ladles, spoons, forks, knives, Irish and Scottish silver, fish slices, teasets, sauce and cream jugs, Persian, Turkoman, Baluchi, Shiraz, Afghan, Andkhoi rugs plus many more, plant stand, umbrella stand, desks, two George III bureaus, dumb waiters, bookcases, sideboards, Georgian and Victorian drawers, tables, chairs, Queen Anne double dome bookcase, colonial burr totara display cabinet, French, Japanese, Chinese pieces, chinoiserie long case clock and corner cabinet, steel strong boxes, Knole sofa, wall plaques, stone Buddhas, mirrors, chandeliers and other lighting, artwork includes 19thC oil portraits, landscapes, marine scenes, two "faked forgeries" of Claude Monet, Tom Esplin, Delphine Woolford, Aston Greathead, P. Beadle, John Gully, Ida Eise, K. Airini Vane, C. Blomfield and so much more. Don’t miss this sale! There is even one lot "For Good Boys and Girls".

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 4th November / 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 31st October / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 2nd November / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 3rd November / 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 044
William IV embroidered sampler, by Sarah Maughn dated 1835, a dedication verse to the top above a large multi-turreted building with garden, lions, floral sprays and birds. 640 x 535mm, maple framed under glass

Estimate: $1100
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 047
A small early plush teddy bear, with pointed face, glass eyes and stitched nose and mouth. L:250mm. Together with a small old plush dog, with glass eyes, stitched nose and mouth and original leather collar. L:220mm

Estimate: $100
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 050
Early 20thC educational children's "The Fox" board game, litho- graphically printed with assorted images, sliding wood tiles, inscribed "Educate Your Children While They Play" and "For Good Boys & Girls". D:355mm

Estimate: $80
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 080
A taxidermied bustard bird head, cream plumage with chocolate tips and peak crest to the top of head, on a shield shaped board.

Estimate: $120
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 085
A taxidermied badger's head, open snarling mouth showing tongue and teeth, attached to a shield shaped oak board.

Estimate: $480
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 096
A copper and brass vase shaped samovar, with two handles issuing from the sides with turned ebony insets, the whole raised on a cast brass acanthus leaf base. H:515mm

Estimate: $150
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 103
An old bronze ship's bell, traditional flared form, sturdy iron turned fitting with knob end to top. D:282mm, H:380mm

Estimate: $400
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 109
An old ship's copper navigation lamp, corner mounted with original curved red glass to the curved front with "PORT" to plaque above, door to back, swing handle to top.

Estimate: $220
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 155
A Victorian cranberry glass dressing table jar, enamel painting to the front in the Mary Gregory manner of a young child in the garden. Height 125mm

Estimate: $100
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 156
A Victorian Bohemian glass toilet water bottle, in the form of a bell, with ruby glass, gilding and white enamel decoration. Height 200mm

Estimate: $130
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 157
A Victorian cranberry glass perfume bottle, in the shape of a horn with enamelled and gilt embellishment, the hinged brass top enclosing the original stopper; suspended on short chains from a finger ring. Length 115mm

Estimate: $100
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 161
A Victorian ormolu and mother-of-pearl scent bottle holder, the decorative brass base set with four small shells, supporting two larger shells which open to reveal a stand holding four small glass scent bottles. H:280.

Estimate: $325
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Lot number 162
A Victorian china perfume flask, of Persian inspired design; the brass screw cap set with a red cabochon 'jewel' and turquoise glass beads. L:105mm

Estimate: $275
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Lot number 163
A pair of Art Deco black glass perfume bottles, each with incised and cut floral decoration with gilt embellishment. London 1929 by Henry Perkins & Sons. H:155mm

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 190
A rei puta, suspended from three holes in the top edge above a scalloped section and with inset paua eyes to the tip. The suspension cord with bone toggle. Provenance: Collection G.J. Grace. L:95mm

Estimate: $150
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 193
A replica toki poutangata by Hohepa Mokaraka, carved in the Northern style with figural heel, butt knob as a head, lashing with decorative feathers Provenance: Collection G.J Grace. H:380mm, blade 165mm

Estimate: $450
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 200
A pounamu hei tiki, modelled with chin turned to left shoulder, ring eyes inset with paua shell, hands grasping thighs, swollen belly, suspension hole piercing the forehead. Height 80mm

Estimate: $650
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 300
Rare Doulton mouse group by George Tinworth, celebrating the Gunpowder Plot, depicting a central mouse representing a behatted Guy Fawkes carrying a lantern. H:120mm. This is the only other referenced version of this model known and the only known example to have come on the auction market. See catalogue for full details

Estimate: $6500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 442
Chinese jade carving, probably mid-Qing dynasty in the manner of an archaic dynastic burial jade. Provenance: Ex. the collection of Mrs. Owen Rainger. W:200mm

Estimate: $2500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 546
Large 19thC English walnut bracket clock, the silvered dial with subsidiary dials above four chime/silent regulation and Westminster chimes or 8 bells, twin chain fusée movement, the case with Gothic arches, barley twist column mouldings and carved finials. Working order, with key. H:760mm

Estimate: $4000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 549
19thC French bronze and ormolu Cartel wall clock, 8-day striking movement, the face with enamelled central section detailing "J. Delaye & Cie. A Grenoble", framed by eight black and white enamelled Arabic numeral hour plaques, c.1860. H:740mm

Estimate: $4500
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Lot number 726
George III oak fall front bureau, mahogany crossbanded fall front and four full width drawers, the fitted interior with an oval Sheraton inlaid panelled door. 960 x 580 x 1065mm

Estimate: $1400
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Lot number 748
Exceptional Queen Anne - George I period walnut double-dome bureau bookcase of small proportions, with ogee moulded cornice above a pair of shaped moulded mirrored doors, the mirrors with soft edge bevels enclosing four tiers of open pigeon holes and small concave fronted drawers. 820 x 470 x 2000 "Probably the best piece of furniture imported into New Zealand."

Estimate: $25,000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 812
A nine branch crystal chandelier, six scrolling arms to the base with three to the top, the bobeches and the central column festooned with facet cut prisms. W:560mm, H:740mm

Estimate: $600
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 829
Anton Van Wouw (South African 1862-1945) "The Dagga Smoker" (a Kalahari bushman collecting water), bronze with various dark and natural patinated surfaces, signed A. Van Wouw and inscribed "S. A. Joh-burg". W:510mm, H:170mm

Estimate: $5000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 841
Herbert R. Cole, "Sail versus Steam", large oil on canvas, signed and dated 1913 twice. 1200mm x 1820mm, framed.

Estimate: $1800
Price realised: n/a