May Antique & Art Auction

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To help you ease your way into the wintery weather come into the warmth and comfort of a Cordys antique and art sale.

On offer we have coins, taxidermy, coats, silk shawls bronzes, tortoiseshell purses, etc., an impressive offering of walking sticks, barometers, old maps, ship's bell, bakelite chess set, pond yacht, vintage advertising, books, 5 guitars, Lalique bowl and vase, Georgian rummers, cranberry, Waterford, an extensive selection of artefacts from the Pacific, Africa, Pitcairn, good selection of tabua & whale's teeth, elephant tusk water diviners, a stalagmite, Maori artefacts, colonial and folk art pieces, kauri gum, Gallipoli prints, N.Z. pottery from Barry Brickell, Frank Carpay, etc., Royal Doulton Dickens Ware, Gnomes, Bjorn Wiinblad, Royal Worcester, Moorcroft, Chinese silver including an unusual golfing trophy, famille rose, ivory, jade, snuff bottles, spinach jade bowls on stand, an exquisite Japanese Imari export barber’s bowl, ivory netsukes, an exceptional jewellery section with diamond, opal, sapphire, ruby, aquamarine set bracelets, necklaces, earrings, brooches, rings, sovereigns, gold $20 and $10 U.S. coins, tribal necklaces, diamond pendants, coral rings and necklaces, antique and contem- porary pieces, N.Z. jewellery including gold bearing quartz, a sumptuous Victorian Etruscan style gilt necklace, a green garnet frog ring, sapphire tassel earrings - this section must be viewed.

For the horologist one of the best collections of pocket watches we have seen for a long time – again must be viewed, carriage clocks, mantel clocks, mystery clocks, silver map tool, boxes, cat pin cushion, snuff boxes, silver spirit kettles, tea sets, coffee pot, salvers, cutlery, salts, candelabra, silver hunting horn in its box, Frank Grady chatelaine clip, among our usual outstanding rugs are 26 kelim cushions, desks, tables, chairs, sofas, card tables, French furniture, mottled kauri wardrobe and chests of drawers, bookcases, Chinese nest of tables, the helm (ship's wheel) from the tug that aided the Wahine, mirrors, table lamps, artwork from Frederick Goodall, a stunning Orientalist oil by Joanivits, Ida Eise, Tom Burnett, Louise Henderson, Sylvia Siddell, Aston Greathead, Adele Younghusband, John Kinder, Mervyn Taylor and others, viewing is essential.

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 19th May / 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 15th May / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 17th May / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 18th May / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

Catalogue
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Auction Highlights

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Lot number 001
A Continental brass and glass inkwell, the cube inkwell with faceted walls and a hinged squat circular cover mounted on a brass lozenge shaped stand, flanked by a pair of standing griffins. W:270mm

Estimate: $225
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Lot number 002
An old decorative brass inkstand, the twin pots with relief and pierced decoration, the rectangular base with pen support.

Estimate: $120
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Lot number 038
An old ivory handled walking cane, the handle at right angles to the malacca shaft, the curved notch and sinuous bands to the handle, woven silver wire fitting

Estimate: $250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 040a
A marine ivory walking cane, the tapered octagonal sperm whale tooth carved handle with fine ribbing to the top and conforming banded horn rings. Tip end with copper and other band protector. L: 815mm.

Estimate: $650
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Lot number 045
An intricately carved ebony walking stick with silver pommel handle, the handle repoussé decorated with figures and native houses in a wooded landscape, the entire shaft decorated with bands of flowering tendrils separated by notched borders. The majority wrythen carved. L:915mm

Estimate: $400
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Lot number 047
A Maori carved walking stick, the upper half of the shaft carved with a full standing figure, his face decorated with moko, he wears a cloak and holds a wahaika detailed in paua shell, the shaft beneath him carved with various notch and linial detailing. L:810mm

Estimate: $600
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Lot number 056
Two 19thC carved coconut shells, with floral motifs, the head of a gentleman to one, the head and torso of a woman to the other. One with ivory pins for hanging, possibly carved by prisoners of war or sailors. L: 180 & 120mm

Estimate: $220
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Lot number 057
A 19thC Crimea War commemorative paper clip, gilded and painted brass with crossed flags, wreaths, mottos to banners, etc.

Estimate: $80
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Lot number 163
A large Crown Lynn swan, creamish white glaze with yellow painted beak, printed mark. L:300mm

Estimate: $180
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Lot number 174
A Royal Doulton stoneware 'Kia Ora' large jardinière, decorated in tiki masks, spiral motifs and 'Kia Ora' plaques, in a pale mottled blue band, the lower section of the body decorated in darker blue, D:210mm, H:165mm

Estimate: $1650
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Lot number 200
A c.1900 Prattware Portland classical vase, baluster form with loop handles, classically Greek decorated with white on black including figures and decorative bands, gilt enrichments. Unmarked. H:223mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 210
A Royal Worcester Persian urn and cover, spherical shape with trumpet neck and two gilded scrolling handles, the body decorated with an exotic long tailed bird perched upon a fruiting branch; the cupola shaped, pierced lid with broken finial. Puce mark, 19thC. H:340mm

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 228
A large W. & R. Carlton Ware octagonal jar and cover, inverse baluster shape decorated with fruit on a blue lustre ground. H:350mm

Estimate: $200
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Lot number 233
Two 19thC Staffordshire figurines, two girls on ponies, one with Scottish sash and bonnet, the other with floral dress and sun hat. 150 x 230mm

Estimate: $650
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Lot number 236
Two old Chinese fancy silver accessories, includes: a folding cigarette case, embossed in high relief with a dragon, the hinged lid with fitted interior sections, the main case folding open, together with a filigree silver pipe section with dragon to its ridge.

Estimate: $180
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Lot number 257
A Chinese butterscotch jade finely carved pendant/toggle as a Buddha's hand finger citron, the dark amber tone with fine detail and good polish, suspension branch/loop to the top. The jade from the Fu Jian City (North China) and of Lardetite type.

Estimate: $450
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Lot number 258
A large Chinese pale jade finely carved pendant/toggle, hand carved as two pea pods, one large and of wide form, finely detailed to the top with leaves in shallow relief, a pale tan colour with a rich dark amber inclusion to each side. L:79mm.

Estimate: $550
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Lot number 375
9ct. yellow gold, sapphire and multi-diamond ladies/ gents dress ring, the cornflower blue cushion cut sapphire in rub-over mount framed by 24 modern brilliant cut diamonds including four larger set to the corners and a further nine graduated diamonds to each shoulder, cushion shape overall form to the top, wide flared shoulders. Total 17.2gms.

Estimate: $1500
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Lot number 376
18ct. yellow gold and three stone diamond ring, the baguette cut diamonds with central stone of 0.42ct. flanked by two diamonds each of 0.24ct., colour G, clarity V.S.

Estimate: $1500
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Lot number 377
18ct. white gold, yellow diamond, green garnet and ruby frog ring, the large form with 15 larger oval facet cut yellow diamonds set to its back spaced by smaller yellow diamonds totalling 4.93cts., the body and legs entirely encrusted with circular facet cut green garnets totalling 0.92ct.

Estimate: $8500
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Lot number 380a
An estate 18ct. yellow gold, ruby and diamond London Bridge ring, the three rubies totalling 0.55 of medium-dark red, separated by two old European cut diamonds of approx. 0.32ct.

Estimate: $600
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Lot number 381
9ct. yellow and white gold, sapphire and diamond cluster ring, the central oval cornflower blue faceted sapphire, claw set above six illusion set modern brilliant cut diamonds.

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 465
19th century French bronze, ormolu and marble portico mantle clock, the 4 1/2" white enamel dial with Roman hours, Arabic quarters and makers name "Grebert a Paris". H:290mm

Estimate: $4500
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Lot number 470
French Empire period ormolu figural mantel clock, modelled with a classical seated winged female figure, cornucopia and two handled urn. c.1810. H:400mm

Estimate: $2600
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Lot number 497
A silver tea and coffee service, Regency style, plain design with ebonised handle and knop to coffee and teapot, with cream and sugar. Sheffield 1921 by Walker & Hall. W:1940g

Estimate: $1500
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Lot number 537
A pair of sterling silver napkin rings with naval connection, each engraved with the crest and motto of the Grover family. Both hallmarked by the Barnard silversmiths, London 1894 & 1900

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 623
19thC European decorative oak display sideboard, the back with stepped pediment above carved panels, the two bevelled glazed shaped doors framing the central door with multiple stepped high relief panel. 1400 x 535 x H:2270

Estimate: $1800
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Lot number 627
French Louis IV style canapé, the giltwood frame carved with a furled ribbon and bead edging, the top rail surmounted by a floral carving. W:1770mm

Estimate: $750
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Lot number 659
Frederick Goodall (UK 1822 - 1904), Eastern bazaar scene with peddler and other figures, oil on canvas, signed. In gilt slip mount without frame. 440 x 340mm

Estimate: $2200
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Lot number 708
John Kinder (1819-1903), "St. John's College Chapel. 1892", watercolour, signed , entitled and dated, 200 x 320mm

Estimate: $6500
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