April Antique & Art Auction

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On offer this month we have selected items from the estate of a Hertfordshire Baroness as well as fine pieces from many private N.Z. homes.

This includes fishing reels, decoy ducks, vintage toys, stamps, an Edwardian album of naked art photos, a superb large sampler, vintage clothes, an impressive Art Deco hat block, boxes, taxidermy, whale’s teeth, old maps, old vintage safe, ivory rules, fishing floats, one of the best collections of portrait miniatures we have seen for some time, Garry Nash glass, Waterford, Swarovski, pair of Lalique Dahlia wall lights, Lalique Coquelles wall light, Pacific, African and Maori artefacts and tribal pieces, greenstone boulders, a moa’s foot, carved posts, a Backhouse painted shell, Frank Carpay bowl, bayonets, swords, antique guns, Doulton Dickens Ware, Keith Murray, Royal Worcester, Masons, Chinese jade, ivory, ceramics, scroll paintings, two extremely fine Chinese paintings, famille rose, inkstones, bronze pots, a stunning selection of Japanese ivories. The jewellery has a selection of Victorian and Edwardian pendants, chains, bangles and bracelets, rings as well as diamond earrings, necklaces, bracelets, vintage opal jewellery, moonstones, amber, vintage ivory bead necklace, a luxurious jadeite and diamond butterfly brooch, N.Z. jewellery including gold bearing quartz, gold fob and wristwatches, carriage clocks, silver picture vinaigrette, sovereign cases, baby’s rattle, enamel and silver patch box, a Frank Grady silver tray, silver cutlery including a magnificent George III service, silver salvers, Paul Storr teapot, Hennell silver tea urn, antique boxed silver tea service, etc, a fantastic selection of rugs with a high quality selection of colour, patterns and size, chests of drawers, dining tables and chairs, antique sofas, wingback chairs, French furniture, boullè pier cabinet, vintage shop display cabinets, kauri chairs, desk, mottled wardrobe, an amazing deeply carved round Chinese screen, Chinese rosewood display cabinet and matching altar table, teak display cabinets, Chinese carved nest of tables, table lamps, longcase clocks, chandelier, prints and paintings from such artists as Hotchkis, Cotman, Edwin Pareroultja, Anna Pit Jara, W.G. Baker, John Crichton, E.B. Lattey, Russell Hollings, Hilda Wiseman, a rare WWI watercolour of Gallipoli by Sapper Moore-Jones plus so much more. 

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 21st April / 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 17th April / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 19th April / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 20th April / 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 019
A vintage Japanese "Modern Toys" tin plate police motorcycle and rider, battery operated, the mounting and dismounting rider in two-tone blue on his white bike with printed details for engine, seat, etc., rubber wheels, the tin plate in good condition. L:305mm

Estimate: $220
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 022
A vintage Schuco tinplate "Radiant-5600" battery operated toy aeroplane, with KLM badging. L:420mm

Estimate: $750
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 034
A Belgian polychrome plaster torchere figure, of a woman in blue and red robes standing holding a wrought iron candle stand. Some damage. H:1200mm

Estimate: $250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 042
A Louis Vuitton "Batignolles Vertical" tte bag, in 'monogram' leather with leather shoulder straps, strapping and buckles to sides; mobile phone compartment and zipped pocket to interior. No. CA0035, with dust bag and original box.

Estimate: $650
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 044
American aluminium Art Deco hat block, modelled as the head of an elegant young woman, in the form of a cloche mould, raised on a shaped bracket and plinth base with maker's name plate, "American Hat Block and Die Company". H:420mm

Estimate: $1600
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 045
An unusual model of a Venetian sedan chair, painted with putti and florals on a crackle green ground and with coat-of-arms to each side, the roof of bombe shape, the back wall hung with a miniature cameo portrait in gilt frame. H:470mm

Estimate: $650
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 170
A contemporary whalebone wahaika, carved by Louis Denolfo, the long hooked form spatulate blade with reduced grip, pierced suspension hole, stylised mask to butt end with protruding tongue and inlaid red wax eyes, stylised male full figure to back edge. L:320mm

Estimate: $850
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 254
A 19thC Sevres porcelain lidded urn, the tall ovoid body hand painted with two panels outlined with gilt borders, the domed lid with an encircling floral frieze and decorative jewelling, surmounted by a gilt bronze finial, raised on a circular spreading foot from a gilt bronze plinth base. H:320mm

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 278
A large 19thC fine Chinese watercolour scroll on paper of an emperor seated upon his throne. Approx. 1280 x 800 image size, rolled as a scroll with hardwood ends

Estimate: $500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 379
A c.1900 Art Nouveau 9ct. rose and yellow gold, opal and seed pearl pendant on chain, the large opal claw set cabochon opal of good blue, red, orange and grey tone. Weight 5.25ct.

Estimate: $1500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 413
A 24ct gold and diamond solitaire ring, the 1.00 carat modern round brilliant cut diamond claw set in a plain tapering band with swept up square shoulders. Valuation available

Estimate: $3,500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 415
18ct. gold South Seas pearl & diamond cluster ring, the impressive 14mm. round pearl in the centre of a free-form cluster set with 12 marquise brilliant cut diamonds and 23 round modern brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 2.16cts., colour F, all set in 18ct. yellow gold. Valuation available.

Estimate: $3000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 416
A good 1.05ct. diamond solitaire lady's ring in a 14ct. yellow gold setting, the 1.05ct. round brilliant cut diamond of clarity VS-2, colour I-J, cut 'Good' and of strong blue fluorescence, held in a 4-claw tall V setting with six small claw set round brilliant cut diamonds to the shoulders. Valuation available.

Estimate: $4000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 422
An 18ct white gold and diamond dress ring, a 1.80 carat emerald cut faux emerald set with three round brilliant cut diamonds to each side, in 18ct white gold with triple split shoulders, valuation available.

Estimate: $450
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 495
An impressive Victorian silver four piece tea and coffee service in original fitted oak box. In original blue velvet lined fitted oak box with brass side handles, inlaid vacant plaque to top and original key.

Estimate: $3000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 642
A pair of French giltwood open elbow chairs, of Second Empire style c.1870, ornately decorated with leaves, flowers and scrolls, the top rails with pierced ribbon work, the legs carved and fluted, the seats, arms and backs with studded cream cotton covers

Estimate: $1200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 668
An unusual Chinese carved wooden four panel screen of circular shape, deeply carved in high relief with scenes of equestrian warriors and soldiers in landscapes with pavilions, bridged rivers, temples, etc. W:1600mm, H:1820mm

Estimate: $1250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 674
A large and impressive metal bust of Schubert, dressed in frock coat and cravat, painted white with conforming metal socle, on a black painted base. 460 x 750mm

Estimate: $450
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 675
A large and impressive metal bust of Meyerbeer, dressed in coat and cravat. 450 x 700mm

Estimate: $450
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Lot number 683
A large French cut crystal chandelier of 12 lights, arranged in two tiers of six lights each, each branch festooned with multiple faceted drops. H: approx. 750mm

Estimate: $850
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Lot number 703
Attributed Antonio Gisbert, "Portrait of an Ingenue", oil on canvas, signed indistinctly lower left. 780 x 620mm

Estimate: $550
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 733
Francis Hamar Arden (1842-1899), New Plymouth c.1870, showing several houses and a fortified building (Marsland Hill Barracks) in the distance, Mt Taranaki to the background, watercolour on paper, unsigned. 165 x 253.

Estimate: $500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 734
Sapper H. Moore-Jones, untitled landscape, probably a view of Table Top, Gallipoli, watercolour, signed lower right. Provenance: by family descent to a grand-niece of the artist, then to our vendor. 250 x 340mm

Estimate: $4500
Price realised: n/a