September Antique & Art Auction

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Welcome to our special September catalogue, including items from the estate of Fred Ambler, O.B.E., a prominant Aucklander. We have a fine array of decorator pieces; bronzes, sculptures, figurines, candelabra, table lamps & so much more; gold coins, toys, vintage fishing items, taxidermy, greenstone, kauri gum, carved ivory, walking sticks, tribal, Maori & Pacific artefacts.

New Zealand pottery and glass includes a spectacular Roy Cowan floor vase, a Brickell fatso jug and three Muriel Moody pieces; Daum, Waterford glass, Royal Worcester, Moorcroft, Doulton & other china. Two wonderful Japanese bronze figures, a singing bowl, carved ivory, satsuma, Chinese ivory, jade, scrolls and ceramics. The jewellery includes a five carat diamond, Tiffany gold, emerald & diamond compact, 4.68 carat emerald & diamond ring, gold chains, amber necklaces, opals etc. rolex, gold & silver watches. Carriage, mantel, wall & mystery clocks. Silver includes Georgian, Victorian, cutlery, tea sets, Georg Jensen & Cartier. Twenty-eight Persian rugs & runners. Georgian & Victorian chests, tables, chairs, stained glass windows, ex-Ponsonby Hotel doors, Chinese & Japanese furniture, mirrors, lights & longcase clocks. Paintings by Roy Cowan, Lance O’Gorman, J.D. Perrett, Nugent Welch, Bessie Christie, Colin Wheeler, Peter Brown, Greathead & others. Another must view auction.

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 13th September / 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 9th September / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 11th September / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 12th September / 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 096
A Napoleonic paperweight, the rectangular small marble slab with applied silver plate disc decorated in relief with a bust of Napoleon in military dress

Estimate: $250
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 115
An old coopered oak barrel, with fitted lid, the copper straps with military arrow marks and initials 'S.W.N.', the base with stencil details "the Hon. Minister for Defence, Wellington, N.Z." H:500mm

Estimate: $650
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 176
Pair of early 20thC small painted paddles with scenes of The Pink and White Terraces, fully inscribed to the shafts "The Pink Terrace, Rotomahana. Destroyed by eruption June 10. 1886"

Estimate: $400
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 197
An archive of military and civil awards, medal groups and medals associated with the Speight family, Auckland; including NZ War Service and Q.E.II Silver Jubilee medals.

Estimate: $1000
Price realised: n/a

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Lot number 224
Muriel Moody (1907-1991) salt glazed sculpture of a shag, raised on mahogany square plinth base. Original exhibition label to base "No. 5 Salt Glazed Bird..." H:500mm

Estimate: $1500
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Lot number 225
Impressive Muriel Moody salt glazed figure of a reclining woman, attractively salt glazed with blue and dark olive green/brown tones. 880 x 445 x 330mm

Estimate: $4500
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Lot number 227
Roy Cowan (CNZM MBE 1918-2006) salt glazed floor pot, striking incised radiating circular and lineal decoration in dark cobalt blue/black and pale blue tones. H:900mm

Estimate: $8500
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Lot number 232
Impressive modern art glass vase, brightly coloured inclusions, black veined detail. Engraved signature to base "Aunacli F.?" H:390mm

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 238
A mid-century American studio glass bottle vase, of mallet shape, emerald green glass. H:340mm

Estimate: $220
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Lot number 244
An Art Deco plaster wall mask "Dorinda", modelled 3/4 profile, named verso. H:330mm

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 308
Japanese Meiji period Satsuma vase, ovoid form with a wide band of encircling figure decoration including various noted deities. Old paper label dated 1945. H:320mm

Estimate: $2000
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Lot number 458
A pair of Nepalese bronze god and goddess figures with jewelled highlights of turquoise and corals, gilded and painted detail. H:315mm

Estimate: $850
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Lot number 482
A magnificent and rare Tiffany & Co. Art Deco 14ct. yellow gold, emerald and diamond lady's powder compact. Full details in catalogue. 128.9gms.

Estimate: $6500
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Lot number 483
18ct. gold and diamond bar brooch, the 5.00ct. round brilliant cut diamond in a white gold scalloped and pierced mount, set to the centre of a yellow gold bar. Clarity I1, colour K-L. Valuation available.

Estimate: $12,000
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Lot number 526a
c.1900 18ct. yellow gold, openfaced pocket watch, on rose gold chain by J. Hargreaves & co., Liverpool. Together with an attached full gold sovereign dated 1914, with soldered scrolling mounts. Total 195gm

Estimate: $3500
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Lot number 540
An elephant 'mystery clock' the bronzed spelter elephant on oak plinth base supports the clock mechanism from its raised trunk, slight faults to enamel dial.

Estimate: $400
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Lot number 550
19thC French Empire period sculptural ormolu bronze mantel clock, modelled as a cherub riding upon a mer-lion. Dated 'April 1826'. H:430mm

Estimate: $4000
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Lot number 573
Victorian three-piece tea and coffee service. Sheffield 1855 by James and Nathaniel Creswick. 1885gms

Estimate: $2000
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Lot number 576
Four piece Art Deco silver tea set. Sheffield 1942 by Frank Cobb & Co. Ltd. Total weight 1705gm

Estimate: $1750
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Lot number 577a
Victorian silver cruet stand, mounted with a frame to hold seven bottles (two absent), of the remaining, three with silver tops by another maker. Sheffield 1869 by Martin Hall Ltd

Estimate: $850
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Lot number 602
A contemporary glass decanter with silver collar and a matching silver decanter coaster. London 2008

Estimate: $400
Price realised: n/a