November Art & Antique Auction

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Welcome to Cordy’s penultimate Antique and Art auction of the year. This very special auction includes art and collectables from the estate of Marjorie & Sydney Musgrove including two Don Binney oil paintings, (their daughter Judith was married to Don Binney) and a Colin McCahon North Otago landscape. From a major corporation we have an important early Milan Mrkusich oil, together with further art works from the estate of Roy Dalgarno including works by leading modern Indian artists. An exceptional offering of jewellery from various estates and private collections, collectors’ silver, furniture, rugs, china, Oriental arts, glass, studio pottery and a diverse collection of miscellany.

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Auction times
Tue 3rd November / 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 30th October / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 1st November / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 2nd November / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

Catalogue
A PDF of the catalogue.

Postal bidding
A PDF of our bidding form.

Prices realised
A PDF of prices realised.

How to bid
The bidding process made simple.

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Conditions of sale
The fine print.

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Auction Highlights

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Lot number 004
c.1900 carved and turned ivory chess set, one side red stained, the other plain, housed in a Chinese black and gold lacquered travelling case with chess board exterior and backgammon interior. Height of the King and Queen 117mm

Estimate: $1600
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 037
An unusual scrimshaw whale's tooth, engraved with a skull, dissected organs, (lungs and heart), along with skeletal sections. Length 150. Provenance: bequeathed to the owner from his Scottish family in 1962

Estimate: $900
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 050
Taxidermy shoulder mount mouflon, a sub-species group of wild sheep, dark red/brown coat with long hair to the throat and chest area, this mature ram with ridged horns curved almost in one full revolution, glass eyes, shaped oak wall mounting backing board.

Estimate: $500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 094
A silver plated brass WWII model aeroplane on bullet stand and stepped circular ebonised wood base. H:200mm

Estimate: $180
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 101
A vintage mandolin, ivory tuning keys with the guard plate and tail piece in tortoiseshell with mother-of-pearl floral decoration, with original case.

Estimate: $250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 103
Spruce & Maple double bass cello, the tuning keys and finger board in ebony, with retractable end pin and canvas case together with bow.

Estimate: $350
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 138
Maori woven muka (worked flax) cape, twin ply construction, decorated with hukahuka thrums and borders of green iridescent, brown and white feathers. Further thrums form a dense collar. 940 x 930. Along with a small woven flax and feather Maori child's cape, twin ply construction with remnants of feathers overall. 570 x 370. Requires registration.

Estimate: $650
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 147
An over-painted photographic portrait of a Maori woman, with moko kauae, in burr totara frame. Overall 660 x 520mm

Estimate: $200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 198
Edgar Mansfield bronze sculpture. Animism series, of curved abstract forms raised on a square stone plinth. Overall height 380mm.

Estimate: $1600
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 212
c.1940 Goebel Art Deco porcelain figure of a lady dancer modelled as a Pierrot, she stands on one foot, her back arched with hands to her back, gilt enrichments, spreading circular base, impressed and printed marks to the base. H:348mm

Estimate: $450
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 244
19thC Japanese gold lacquered inro of five compartments, beautifully decorated in relief with mountainous landscape, stream and flowering tree decoration, various coloured gold highlights, complete with nut form ojime beads. Meiji period or earlier. L:92mm

Estimate: $2000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 363
An amethyst, diamond and ruby dress ring, set in 14ct gold, with an oval cut amethyst flanked by six Argyle light champagne coloured diamonds and surrounded by an undulating halo of 28 tapering baguette cut rubies. Valuation available

Estimate: $800
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 370
18ct. yellow gold and diamond cluster ring, the 0.27ct. round modern cut brilliant diamond claw set and surrounded by eight smaller round modern cut brilliant diamonds. Total diamond weight 0.83cts. Valuation available.

Estimate: $1000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 390
18ct. gold sapphire and diamond cocktail ring, small facet cut pink and blue sapphires set as nine flowerheads with the central flower set with a small single cut diamond. Double wire rope loop shoulders and mount on a plain rounded shank. Weight of sapphires 2.20cts

Estimate: $400
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 392
18ct. yellow and white gold contemporary dress ring, the four ribbons set with small brilliant cut diamonds.

Estimate: $650
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Lot number 427
19thC French figural mantel clock, the white marble base with ormolu decoration, the clock with white enamel dial and Roman numerals in gilded metal surround with figures of two Greek women, one mapping a globe, the other with tablet and stylus, raised on gilded metal feet, with pendulum and key. 530 x 160 x 400

Estimate: $3500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 428
A quality c.1830s French Empire style ormolu cased mantel clock, signed "Weibel a Lyon", the quality movement with hour and half hour bell striking, silk suspension, all on a rectangular plinth base. 340 x 130 x 370mm

Estimate: $4800
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Lot number 429
An impressive and rare 18thC Louis XVI ormolu, patinated bronze and rouge marble striking clock, "Pendule A L'Étude et la Philosophie", sculpted by Joseph Mignonet, Paris. Dial signed "Mignolet à Paris", the movement striking on twin bells. 660 x 150 x 530mm

Estimate: $22,000
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Lot number 440
Victorian silver large hip flask, flattened oval form, removable cup base, domed hinged bayonet, fitted top, presentation engraved. 286gms. Birmingham 1888 by L.G. unascribed. 286gms

Estimate: $260
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Lot number 453
Victorian silver and leather covered glass presentation hip flask, the bayonet locking ball form top to the glass body, with "alligator" skin top half and removable silver cup, base presentation engraved. Birmingham 1897 by A. & J. Zimmerman Ltd.

Estimate: $360
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Lot number 579
A leather wingback armchair, light chocolate brown with metal buttoned detail, square section legs. 800 x 740 x 1090

Estimate: $350
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Lot number 622
Vasudeo S. Gaitonde, "Kultura", 1958, lithograph, signed, entitled and inscribed 58-6-21. 610 x 455 (unframed)

Estimate: $2500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 623
Vasudeo S. Gaintonde, "Kultura", 1958, lithograph in colours 30/70, signed, entitled and inscribed 58-5-53 (unframed)

Estimate: $2500
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 637
Don Binney, Pipiwharauroa, oil on board, signed & dated 1963, 755 x 620. Provenance: The estate of Marjorie Musgrove. Note: This key work comes the artist's pivotal early series and of the same year as his first solo show at the Ikon Gallery

Estimate: $40,000 to $60,000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 638
Don Binney, West Coast landscape, oil on canvas, inscribed "For Marj From Bin, Birthday 1965", 348 x 550. Provenance: The estate of Marjorie Musgrove.

Estimate: $14,000 to $18,000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 639
Colin McCahon, North Otago landscape, 1967, synthetic polymer paint on paper, unsigned, 265 x 730. Reference: Colin McCahon website, record number cm001324. Provenance: The estate of Marjorie Musgrove.

Estimate: $18,000 to $24,000
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Lot number 640
Milan Mrkusich (b.1925), "Earth Emblem IV", oil on jute canvas, signed and dated '64 and entitled "Earth Emblem IV" in stencilled oil paint on reverse. 1125 x 855. Provenance: From a major corporate collection

Estimate: $34,000
Price realised: n/a