December Antique & Art Auction

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This is it! The Famous Cordys Christmas Sale. A feast of gifts to delight the eye.

We offer antique keys, copper saucepans, lolly jars, vintage advertising, instruments, glass net floats, ivory tusks, ivory carvings, walking sticks, swordsticks, old strong boxes, shop counter, display cabinets, many delightful boxes including tortoiseshell, mother of pearl and silver, horn, papier-mâché, wood, tea caddies, work boxes, jewellery boxes, a sumptuous ivory cased sewing set, Mont Blanc pen, perfumes, miniature silver tea set on tray, kauri gum, large and impressive piece of Acropora coral, vintage toys, N.Z. postcards, Ken Kendall sculpture, banknotes, bronze figures, fishing equipment, a large collection of taxidermy including rams, red deer, pheasants, fallow deer, warthog, antelope, kudu, chamois, gemsbock, giraffe, hide rugs, cased fish, the glass collector has a choice of Lalique, Gallé, Daum, Kosta Boda, Waterford, Peter Raos, there are seven guitars to pick your way through, tribal and Maori artefacts, a pair of second edition Buller’s Birds, seven pieces from potter Rick Rudd, Smisek bottle, plus other potter’s works, a very good and original China war medal, for your Christmas dinner we can provide a Mason’s Strathmore set, a Mason’s Regency set and Hutschenreuther Blue Onion sets, other china includes Royal Worcester, Doulton, a large selection of good Chinese and Japanese jade, superb Chinese carved ivory card cases, Japanese ivory figures, Chinese famille rose, blue and white ceramics, scroll paintings, a Rhino horn libation cup, ivory puzzle balls, bronze opium weights, Japanese woodblock prints, a selection of katana and wakizashi. The jewellery section has a huge selection of ‘baubles, bangles and beads’ to solve all your gift problems. Antique and vintage gem set gold and silver rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and brooches, gold chains, pearl necklaces, vintage bakelite brooches, diamond rings, earrings, bracelets, sovereign, gold guinea, N.Z. greenstone, quartz jewellery, Chinese jade rings, coral rings, ruby, emerald, sapphire, tanzanite jewellery, pique earrings and brooch, Rolex wristwatches, Gerrard-Perregeaux wristwatch, 18ct. gold pocket watches, carriage clocks, good antique mantel clocks, an outstanding offering of fine silver including early trefid and dog nose spoons, a good silver and coral baby’s rattle, silver snuffs, vinaigrettes, flasks, N.Z. silver pieces, a large Norwegian silver cutlery service plus many other pieces of silver cutlery, silver candlesticks, tea sets, coffee pot, tongs, mugs, creamers, sauce boats, usual excellent selection of rugs, the furniture has something for everyone, N.Z. kauri and colonial pieces including an early carved folk art cupboard by William Ah Gee, display vitrines, corner cabinets, trunks, bedsides, dining tables and chairs, a huge banqueting table, an American Chinese style dining table and chairs, a Regency rosewood open bookcase, chests of drawers, a large haberdashery shop counter, Chinese and Japanese pieces of furniture, a luxurious antique chinoiserie tray from Castle Howard, carved Chinese Mahjong table, garden planters, lights, the art has works by Stanley Palmer, the Rutland Group, Buckland Wright, Delphine Woolford, Agnes Wood, John Gully, L.W. Wilson, Peggy Spicer, and much more. This is our last sale of the year and we have saved the best for last!.

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 2nd December / 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 28th November / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 30th November / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 1st December / 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 079
A French ivory and silver gilt sewing etui, of oblong shape, the hinged cover opening to reveal hollowed compartments to accept scissors, thimble, stiletto, bodkin and needle case, each piece marked with boar's head indicating .800 fineness. 110 x 58mm

Estimate: $500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 143
An Arapawa sheep ram head mount, the long knotted fleece of mid brown tonings with white highlights, mottled white and black head colouring, spiralling horns, a good example

Estimate: $450
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Lot number 146
A large and impressive red deer stag taxidermy shoulder mount, 18 points, well modelled.

Estimate: $900
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Lot number 156
A feral goat taxidermy head mount, dark brown/black tonings, head turned to the left.

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 165
A good Arapawa sheep ram taxidermy shoulder mount, the mid-brown knotted fleece with white tinged ends, dark brown/black head toning, spiralling horns, well modelled.

Estimate: $350
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 185
A giraffe taxidermy head and neck, an imposing site with ears to attention, head held high, mounted to fix from a wall. Total height approx. 2800mm

Estimate: $4500
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Lot number 221
A large old Indonesian carved wooden dog sculpture, seated with head raised as howling, shell inset highlights, good old patina and evidence of age. Height 960mm

Estimate: $1200
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Lot number 278
"Delphic" Edwardian earthenware hand painted jardiniere, the two gilt framed cartouches incorporating four samoyed dogs, painted and signed by Austin, a notable Royal Worcester artist, on a pale grey ground.

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 282
Three vintage Beswick wall ducks, large, medium and small. 5960, 5961 and 596-4

Estimate: $350
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Lot number 293
A large Royal Worcester Jardiniere painted by W. Jarman, squat circular shape with a decorative raised frieze to the shoulder, the body with fluting, decorated with rose buds and blossoms, signed, green mark, c.1907

Estimate: $1250
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Lot number 357
A large Oriental bottle form floor vase, painted decoration of sinuous dragons chasing mystic pearls in striking orange/ red tones upon an entire cresting wave ground with breaking wave highlights. Character marks printed to base

Estimate: $380
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Lot number 388
Late 19thc early 20thC finely carved ivory netsuke of a hare, with amber toned buffalo horn eyes, finely modelled with his long ears to his arched back, head held low as if feeding, the himotoshi hidden to the base, old soft patina of age evident. Length 37

Estimate: $1000
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Lot number 438
An emerald and diamond ring, the impressive 11.40cts. Zambian square cut emerald, claw set in a frame pave set with 28 round brilliant cut diamonds, plus two baguette diamonds to each shoulder. Total diamond weight 0.68ct., set in platinum. Valuation available together with an emerald gem report.

Estimate: $18,000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 453
An 18ct. white gold and blue topaz ring and earring suite by the internationally recognised Brazilian jewellery company H. Stern, the ring with a central oval facet cut blue topaz framed by two smaller oval cuts, totalling 5.75cts and a single 0.01ct. diamond set to one shoulder, the earrings each with an oval facet cut blue topaz totalling 3.20cts.

Estimate: $1500
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Lot number 455a
An estate Art Deco platinum and diamond ring, the cruciform and square mount set with nine old cut diamonds, approximate diamond weight 0.90ct.

Estimate: $1500
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Lot number 481
An 18ct. red coral vintage ring and earring set, the ring with large a circular cabochon orange/red coral gem set to a plain tapered mount with enclosed back, the plain conforming earrings with 18ct. yellow gold mount for pierced ears

Estimate: $280
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Lot number 486
An onyx, 18ct. white gold and diamond dress ring, the large circular dome top with four onyx panels, a white gold cross separates, set with small diamonds in crossed rows, a further row of small diamonds encircles the border, the substantial white gold mount with flared shoulders. Total weight 14.8gms

Estimate: $750
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Lot number 488
A retro 14ct. white gold and aquamarine dress ring, oval facet cut 7ct. aquamarine claw set on a high round mount with a bark finish

Estimate: $350
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Lot number 532
A high quality William IV mahogany dial clock by Brockbank and Atkins, c1835. High grade twin chain fusee movement with bell strike and enamelled dial. Brockbank and Atkins were noted makers, active between 1815 and 1839, circular mahogany case.

Estimate: $2000
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Lot number 535
c.1830s French Empire style ormolu cased mantel clock, surmounted with a classical female seated figure, an open book to her left hand, her right elbow rests upon the square section clock case surmounted by a classical oil lamp. 340 x 130 x 370.

Estimate: $6500
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Lot number 549
A Victorian silver hip flask, flattened ovoid shape with all-over decorative "ribbon-work" engraved design in the Persian manner, a vacant cartouche to one side. With partial hallmarks attributed to John Lowe of Chester. Height 140.

Estimate: $225
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Lot number 622
20thC champagne bottle "Cigars" and spirit bottle/container, American silver plate, the champagne bottle form with moulded foil type top unscrewing as a spirits flask.

Estimate: $180
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Lot number 702
George II walnut chest of drawers each with feather banding to the edges, brass drop handles and brass foliate shield keyhole escutcheons, the top with feather banding to match, raised on plain bracket feet. Provenance: This chest was purchased from the estate of The Hon. Vera Vandeleur Kitson, sister of the fourth Baron Airedale. 980 x 590 x 930

Estimate: $3500
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Lot number 726
Chinese black lacquer trunk, of rectangular form, the hinged lid painted in gilt and colours with a dragon amongst clouds flanked by panels of flowering tendrils, the sides all painted with similar fiery dragons amongst clouds. Engraved brass bindings decorate the corners and edges, the front with a large clasp lock, the sides with brass bale handles. 1070 x 520 x 520.

Estimate: $320
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 730
Table lamp, of Chinese style. The blue metal base decorated with Chinese motifs and on a carved wood stand, with a multi segmented 3-tiered pagoda shade, with upturned eaves and in fabric woven with Qing Imperial dragons in salmon pink, blues, creams, blacks and red, gold painted knob to top, 650 x 1000.

Estimate: $550
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Lot number 767
Agnes Wood, "Women & House", oil on card, signed, entitled and dated June 2000 on reverse. 145 x 130.

Estimate: $450
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Lot number 774
John Gully (1818-1888), "Majestic Peaks", The Minarets Past Glendhu, Queenstown; watercolour, signed and dated 1886. 285 x 395mm

Estimate: $2250
Price realised: n/a