February Antique & Art Auction

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For February we bring selected items from the close of John Dixon Antiques together with items from numerous estates and private vendors; we offer good quality brass and copper buckets, scuttles, etc., a chrome lighthouse lamp, Christopher Dresser copper jug, superb boxes and apprentice chest, birds-eye maple tea caddy, riding crops, walking sticks including whalebone, carved Maori stick handle, good chinoiserie games box, books, a stunning rare and naive Georgian mixed media embroidery, Louis Vuitton handbags, ivory chess set, old chemist bottles, variety of tools, Regimental Leopard skin cape, the glass section has a wide range of Waterford glasses, Lalique, large Victorian dump, Whitefriars paperweight, a selection of tribal artefacts from the Pacific together with quality Maori items, blocks of pounamu, photos, folk art, Winkelmann photos, Rick Rudd teapots, Len Castle, Malcolm Harrison, John Oakley, Carder Bros. garden edging tiles, a WWII German Rifle Association shooting dagger, an unusual WWI Trench Art money box, china and porcelain from Carlton Ware, Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester, Minton, a sumptuous Wedgwood dinner set, Clarice Cliff, Chinese embroideries, paintings, carved jade and wood, red coral branch, ivory, a Rhino horn and a libation cup, blue and white, famille rose, blanc-de-chine ceramics, Japanese woodblock prints, Kutani vases.

The evening session commences with jewellery where we can offer a choice of vintage amber, ivory and coral necklaces, Mikimoto pearls, gold sovereigns, gold watch chain, cufflinks, gold thimble, diamond rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, a lux pink tourmaline and diamond necklace, a 25ct. opal ring, N.Z. jewellery, clocks and watches including two Rolex wristwatches, a small but very good offering of silver, Georgian marrow scoops, Dundee silver soup ladle, Georgian and Victorian cutlery, silver tea sets, a delightful pair of French silver flower troughs in the shape of shoes, 38 Persian, Afghan, Turkoman, Baluchi and tribal carpets, a large furniture section includes items from John Dixon Antiques, a William Norrie scotch chest, piano stools, card tables, wine tables, bedside cabinets, mahogany chests of drawers, bookcases, pier cabinets, an Art Deco china cabinet, Provincial dining tables, chairs, two William IV sofas, three vintage shop display counter cabinets including a haberdashery cabinet with drawers, a very good Beale grand piano, mirrors, lighting, a very appealing Sheraton Revival long case clock, torchiere stands, a Victorian cast iron garden roller, the prints and paintings feature works by Claude Lorrain, Durer, a Gerhard Janensch bronze, John Papas, Cynthia Taylor, Douglas Badcock, John Weeks and Adrian Hill.

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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 24th February / 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 20th February / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 22nd February / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 23rd February / 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 009
An old heavy chrome over brass lighthouse table lamp, the tapered cylindrical block type body with windows, the top section containing the lamp within a railed gallery with a weather vane above, the base modelled as a rocky seashore. H:180mm

Estimate: $400
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Lot number 059
An 18thC map "Part of Sussex" by Robert Morden, hand coloured in outline. 360 x 410mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 079
Five various pharmaceutical bottles and jars, with various enamel and paper labels.

Estimate: $120
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Lot number 095
A vintage regimental drum major's leopard skin 'coat', with head, glass eyes, backed onto red felt lining, length from head to tail 1640. Drummers originally wore distinct uniforms so as to stand out on the battlefield and in some regiments it became the custom for the drum major to wear leopard skins over their uniforms.

Estimate: $850
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 096
An ornate Victorian table centrepiece, the copper metal Rococo style base supporting a dancing cherub, the scrolling and floral sconce issuing from each side of base supports a cranberry crackle glaze frilled dish, a conforming dish supported by the cherub, with matching glass trumpet. W820mm, H900mm

Estimate: $450
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Lot number 140
A Henry Winkelmann vintage yacht photograph, Mercury (?), sail no. Y9. Signed. 280 x 370mm

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 141
A Henry Winkelmann vintage photographic print, two yachts on Waitemata Harbour, 'Venice' (?), sail no. L10 kiwi and another. Signed. 280 x 380mm

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 146
An impressive large Roy Cowan stoneware floor vase, hand built of broad winged form decorated with sculpted sections and bands of incised decoration. H:970, W:1000mm

Estimate: $2500
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Lot number 188
A rare Doulton mouse group by George Tinworth, celebrating the "Gunpowder Plot", depicting a central mouse representing a behatted Guy Fawkes carrying a lantern, seated between two supporting characters; the domed plinth base inscribed: "I see no reason, why gunpowder treason, should ever be forgot". Artist's monogram incised to rear and factory mark impressed beneath. Tiny chip to one ear. H:120

Estimate: $4800
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Lot number 213
A large old African rhino horn, natural condition, unmounted, outer curvature approximately 520mm, weight approx 1798gms. Provenance: The estate of WWII RAF Air Commodore Patrick Geraint Jameson, DFC and bar, DSO (N.Z. 1912 - 1996).

Estimate: $35,000
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Lot number 215
An old Chinese silver, enamelled and jewelled kylin, finely worked and of large form with upstanding wings finely wireworker, the scales to the body detailed with blue enamel, turquoise beads enrich all, on hardwood stand with fine wire inlay, minor damage. 210 x 80 x 230mm

Estimate: $200
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Lot number 237
A Chinese blanc-de-chine figure group, of Kuanyin seated cross- legged with hands in adoration mudra, the goddess sits in a grotto flanked by two attendant figures. Impressed seal marks to back. Some minor losses. H:330mm

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 240
An early 20thC Chinese enamel, metal and jade libation cup, the enamel bowl of lotus leaf form with coloured panelled highlights, the wire support forming the handle with attached carved pale green jade panel and a small snuff spoon end, old repair, further enamelled foot support.

Estimate: $180
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Lot number 262
A pair of Meiji Kutani vases, decorated with panels of flowers, birds and outdoor scenes, seal mark to base, one rim with chipping. H:370mm

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 344
A high quality 19thC mahogany dial clock by Brockbank & Atkins. High grade twin chain fusée movement with bell strike, enamelled dial, circular mahogany case.

Estimate: $1800
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Lot number 391
A Wm. IV silver mounted crystal oil jug, round spreading foot, the body with faceted panels, the silver collar, handle and spout silver with restrained reeded decoration, stopper absent. London 1830 by William Brown. H:100mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 392
A silver plated Victorian centrepiece, modelled as two whippets or greyhounds, seated beneath two slender palm trees with a canopy of arching fronds.

Estimate: $275
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Lot number 474
A decorative good quality late 19thC walnut parquetry specimen cabinet on stand of 17thC Italian style, six small drawers with brass ring handles raised on a stand with panelled front, tapering square section legs and concave stretcher base, original iron side handles. 510 x 300 x 920mm

Estimate: $1200
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Lot number 523
A good late 19thC Bureau Plat, the top of serpentine form with heavy cast ormolu border, above a shaped conforming apron, drawer to one side, the red tortoiseshell boullè lined with cut brass incorporating frolicking putti in a field of foliate scrolls, ormolu medallions in high relief decorate the sides, the cabriole legs with ormolu caryatids masks, sabot feet, the piece in fine condition. 1460 x 900 x 780mm

Estimate: $3000
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Lot number 527
A long vintage haberdashery glazed oak display cabinet, incorporating a combination of five rows of nine drawers, graduating in depth each with a metal cup handle, most with content slot fitting; glazed top, front and sides, drawers to the back, plinth base. 3030 x 700 x 970mm (crack to one side of glass)

Estimate: $1000
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Lot number 535
A quality modern Beale 6 foot black lacquered grand piano, in very good all round condition, complete with stool. One Auckland owner since new. Valuation available, c.$15000. 1900 x 1510 x 1015.

Estimate: $4500
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Lot number 546
An ornately carved oak framed mirror, the oval bevelled glass framed by a broad border with serpentine outline, carved in high relief with classical architectural elements, foliate scrolls, birds and animals. 910 x 1110mm

Estimate: $200
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Lot number 551
A vintage beaded waterfall ceiling light shade, with five tiers of blue, red and amber bugle and seed beads, the silk cupola distressed. D:420mm, H:700mm

Estimate: $200
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Lot number 552
A Continental porcelain table lamp, modelled as a young child holding a classical urn with Greek Key border, black, white and gold with a pleated thick fabric shade. Height overall 870mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 584
William Frederick Hulk (1852-c.1906), "Cattle Grazing", signed, oil on canvas. 295mm x 220mm, original gilt frame with some losses.

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 593
John Papas "Follower of Odysseus", oil on canvas and board, signed and entitled verso and with further signature on top edge. 1200 x 1200mm

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 594
Cynthia Taylor, "Land Treasure", oil on canvas, signed and dated '97. 910 x 1210mm

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 630
George Edmund Pruden, "The Drop Scene, Whanganui River", oil on board, signed and dated 1909. 1050 x 640mm

Estimate: $500
Price realised: n/a