February Antique & Art Auction

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We are pleased to offer in this varied catalogue; a significant collection of shipping and N.Z.R. memorabilia from the estate collection of Bruce Kemp in addition to a broad collection of other china, Oriental arts, studio arts and furniture, watches and silver. We have some fine jewellery, including an impressive 19ct aquamarine ring, a necklace of over 77carats of pink tourmalines framed by over 13carats of diamonds. Of particular note in the fine arts offering are works by expatriate New Zealander Frances Hodgkins, and quality paintings by the Australian artists William Dexter and Walter Withers.

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Auction times
Tue 16th February / 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 12th February / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 14th February / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 15th February / 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 019
A vintage lion skin rug, the male with mouth open showing tongue and teeth. L:2900mm from nose to end of tail x W:2130mm paw to paw.

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Price realised: $1000

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Lot number 020
A vintage full mount taxidermy leopard, standing in a snarling pose, mounted on a sculptured rock type base.

Estimate: $2200
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Lot number 095
A sculptural glass ewer by Kjell Engman for Kosta Boda, Sweden, c.1990s. Signed to the base. H:400mm

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 097
A vintage Murano glass facet walled vase, pale sapphire blue, submerged in clear glass in the manner of Mandazutto. H:190mm

Estimate: $160
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Lot number 104a
A Murano Sommerso vase, tall plain square section with submerged sapphire blue and amber in pale apricot tinted glass. H:205mm

Estimate: $160
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Lot number 112
N.Z. contemporary Isola series vase by Paul O'Halloran, tapering cylindrical shape. Signed and dated 2003. H:215mm

Estimate: $125
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Lot number 115
Keith Mahy art glass vase, frosted pale blue with multiple blue and orange shard and white murrine decoration. Signed and dated '05. H:390mm

Estimate: $170
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Lot number 148
An early 20thC "N.Z.R." cup and saucer, large printed logo with green printed maker's details to base of each "Dunn Bennett & Co. Ltd......"

Estimate: $250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 194
A modern Maori large carved whalebone wahaika (hand club), traditional curved bladed end with full figure to the mid-section, backing to a relief carved octopus. W:635gms. L:353mm

Estimate: $1200
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 201
A Temuka Ware lidded tobacco jar moulded in relief with Maori motifs, the lid modelled as the bust of a Maori chief with green glaze effects. small rim frits. H:275mm

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 206
1960s large Len Castle wood ash glaze jug, the tapered cylindrical body with fine angular incised bands to the lower body. H:325mm

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 220
A collection of WWII and other medals, includes two pairs of standard issue medals together with two "The Africa Star" and two "The 1939-1945 Star", etc.

Estimate: $220
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Lot number 238
A Lladro sculpture of two herons "Marshland Mates", sculpted by Salvador Debon, raised on a turned wooden plinth. H:350mm

Estimate: $475
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Lot number 247
A William Moorcroft for MacIntyre fruit bowl, in a Florian Blue Poppy design on pale celadon ground, silver plated rim. W.M. initials in green and MacIntyre mark to base. D:260mm

Estimate: $1200
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Lot number 254
A Royal Worcester wall plaque painted by Walter Sedgley, with peacocks amongst Italianate ruins. Signed, puce mark, c.1920. Diameter 295mm

Estimate: $550
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Lot number 399
A platinum and diamond dress ring, the two round brilliant cut diamonds 0.87ct. and 0.85ct., with a narrow platinum band. Valuation available. TDW 1.77cts

Estimate: $8300
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Lot number 401
An impressive 14ct. white gold and diamond cluster 1970's style, estate dress ring, the two star forms and curved channel ribbon accent entirely set with diamonds including 25 channel set baguettes totalling 0.85ct (one is chipped), one claw set round brilliant cut of 0.18ct and 0.85 bead set Old European single cuts of 1.65cts. TDW 2.68cts. Valuation available

Estimate: $2500
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Lot number 411
An estate 9ct. yellow gold sapphire and diamond cluster ring, the woven crossover pattern incorporating seven mixed cut Ceylon sapphires weighing 0.40ct. and of "medium" pale blue hue, the 36 round modern brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.40ct. Valuation available.

Estimate: $900
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Lot number 437
An early 20thC 9ct. yellow gold gent's hardstone cameo ring, the relief two colour agate panel of a classical helmeted gent in profile

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 451
An 18ct. yellow gold and garnet ring, the oval facet cut central garnet in a rub-over mount and surrounded by ten small facet cut garnets. 5.4gms.

Estimate: $150
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 484
A good early 19thC French Empire period bronze ormolu mantel clock, figured with a half lion, half cornucopia, a cherub playing a lyre sits upon his back. With key and valuation. H:430mm

Estimate: $4500
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Lot number 557
100% silk Qum hand knotted rug, decorated with a central floral medallion in terracotta red on a silver/blue ground. Fine intricate detail, in excellent condition. 1500 x 1000mm

Estimate: $1200
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Lot number 563
A small 19thC English rosewood Wellington chest, six graduated drawers, plain design with carved corbels and small turned wood handles. Minor faults and lock and key missing. 580 x 360 x 1800mm

Estimate: $750
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Lot number 601
A rare George III oak country kneehole desk, with a single drawer across the top, three small deep drawers either side and a cupboard door in the centre on brass H-hinges. 790 x 480 x 790mm

Estimate: $1200
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Lot number 651
John Husband, "Charlie's Gate" (First Fall - Winter '78), oil on board, signed, entitled and dated verso. 435 x 465

Estimate: $225
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Lot number 657
William Dexter (U.K., Aust.1817-1860), "Birds Nest", watercolour on paper, signed and inscribed "Sydney" lower right. 218 x 330mm. See catalogue for full description

Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000
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Lot number 658
Walter Withers (1854-1914 Australian), The Cottage, Creswick Victoria, oil on canvas, unsigned, 180 x 260. Provenance: The Collection of Samuel (Sambo) Albert Edmonds. See catalogue for full description.

Estimate: $9,000 - $12,000
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Lot number 676
Frances Hodgkins, Maori girl, watercolour, initialled and dated '96, 270 x 233. Provenance: Ex. the collection of W.N. Pharazyn, Wellington. See catalogue for full description.

Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
Price realised: n/a