October Antique & Art Auction

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Welcome to the October catalogue. We have Part 1 of a special entry of fine woodworking tools, ivory rulers, Stanley and Norris planes and much more from the estate of Charlie Reid. 1969 English family inheritance & numerous estates & private vendors bring together a superb offering of; fishing gear, taxidermy, butterflies, stamps, postcards, photos, kauri gum, pounamu, tortoiseshell musical snuff box, ivory, bronzes, Pacific and N.Z. artefacts, tribal items, N.Z. pottery & glass from; Barry Brickell, Len Castle, Garry Nash. Militaria includes important and sought WWI items. Clarice Cliff, Moorcroft, WMF, Charlotte Rhead, Doulton and Worcester, modern movement and china. Chinese jades, ceramics, bronzes, amber, silver, ivory and lacquer, Japanese woodblock prints and satsuma.

Session 2 commences with jewellery, including amber, ivory, coral and pearl necklaces, five exceptional diamond rings of good size, clarity and colour, as well as sapphire, ruby, emerald rings, bangles, pendants, brooches, seals etc. superb collector's silver; cutlery, tea sets & more, persian rugs; Afghan, Turkoman & other rugs and runners, furniture includes dining tables, chairs, chests, bookcases and so much more, Georgian and Victorian, Chinese rosewood furniture, lamps, superb chandelier, mirrors. Art includes works by Whistler, John Weeks, Lance O'Gorman, Trevor Chamberlain, John Kinder, Peggy Spicer, John Gully plus more. Another Cordys 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 11th October / 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 7th October / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 9th October / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 10th October / 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 001
Two vintage brass oil cans from the Charlie Reid Estate Collection, one of disc form with pump action and long spout.

Estimate: $100
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Lot number 002
Five vintage brass oil cans from the Charlie Reid Estate Collection

Estimate: $100
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Lot number 036
A rare Stanley No. 1 smooth plane, sweetheart logo cutter, Stanley cast name to the blade cap, rosewood handle and knob, a good example in overall fine condition. Sole length 137mm.

Estimate: $1250
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Lot number 105
A candlestick telephone, no dial model, the mouthpiece with patent dates to the back 1901-1908. H:290mm

Estimate: $350
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Lot number 112
A George III mahogany banjo barometer by M. Pensa & Son, Hatton Garden, flame mahogany with satinwood strung border, the silvered circular dial engraved with a map of the world and a scale in Arabic numerals; the trunk further set with a level and maker's details, a "dry damp" scale, a thermometer and an ebony framed circular mirror, surmounted by a swan neck pediment. H:1100mm

Estimate: $550
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Lot number 146
An uncommon late 19thC Polyphon small disc music box, the walnut case with 'polyphon' inset to the lid, opening to reveal the mechanism with numerous revolving teeth, transfer decorated with 'Musterschutz no. 17474'. Arm wind central spline mechanism in working order, transfer decorated panel to lid interior, complete with approx. 27 discs, each of diameter 6.5"

Estimate: $850
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Lot number 152
A novelty clock modelled as a caged articulated bird, with rotating dial and pointer to the centre of the cage. H:120mm

Estimate: $550
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Lot number 175
A vintage 2005 Chanel futuristic hard case handbag, premier edition, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, black lamb skin, silver metal flat chain section strap.

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 177
Early 20thC Maori green stone mere, good dark green tone with paler inclusions, traditional wide spatulate blade, reduced grip with rounded butt end, no drill hole, good overall polish. With numerous old newspaper cuttings pertaining to the sale of greenstone mere, c. 1950/60. L:350mm

Estimate: $1850
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Lot number 190a
Maori chief decorated "New Zealand Insurance Company Ltd" enamel sign. Wellington maker's details to the base, some damage. 610 x 455mm

Estimate: $1000
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Lot number 203
A George III (18thC) East India Co. musketoon, the barrel, lock, ramrod, trigger guard and fittings all with elaborate heavy gold Kubachi decoration. L:915mm

Estimate: $1600
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Lot number 241
Garry Nash art glass beaker form bowl, matt exterior, orange and red striated decoration. engraved signature and date '13. diameter 195mm, H:180.

Estimate: $120
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Lot number 249
Mel Simpson art glass flared bowl, favrile type iridescent lustre finish, wavy wide flared form, engraved signature to base and date '85. L:410mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 250
Studio Glass bottle vase by Peter Viesnik, flattened ovoid form with red sommerso in clear glass with black trailed internal ribbon, signed. H:310mm

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 271
A modern art glass orb form vase, maker unknown, the white encased ground with black and soft red lattice decorated effects. H:260mm

Estimate: $120
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Lot number 302
1930s opalescent glass cased clock, in the manner of Rene Lalique's "deux colombes" clock, raised on a gilt metal plinth base, with interior illumination and fitted with a Hammond Clock Co, Chicago (1931-37) electrically driven clock mechanism. H:260mm

Estimate: $2250
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Lot number 326
Finely carved "palm" (fingering) piece in rich red lacquered amber, with faint touches of yellow-gold colouring, 2.5x2"; finely carved with entwined dragon on one side, in low relief. (Ming period or earlier). See catalogue for full details

Estimate: $2500
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Lot number 494
An estate platinum and diamond solitaire ring, the 1.72ct Old European cut diamond claw set in a scalloped and pierced mount, colour J-K, clarity VS2, further set with 54 round brilliant cut diamonds, TDW 2.77ct. Valuation available.

Estimate: $10,000
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Lot number 496
A platinum and diamond solitaire ring, the 2.70ct round brilliant cut diamond claw set, five small diamonds set to each shoulder, colour G, clarity SI2. Valuation available.

Estimate: $25,000
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Lot number 497
A 18ct white gold and diamond solitaire ring, the 2.03ct. round brilliant cut diamond claw set, four small diamonds set to each shoulder, colour D, clarity SI1. Valuation available together with a GIA certificate.

Estimate: $25,000
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Lot number 504
An 18ct. gold retro Peter Minturn cocktail ring, the double wire shank with 13 yellow and white gold rods framing a cluster of dark green faux emerald crystals, four of the white gold rods each tipped with a small round brilliant cut diamond. Valuation available.

Estimate: $450
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Lot number 515
A vintage 9ct. gold and citrine cocktail ring, the large oval facet cut citrine in a wide rub-over mount, linear decoration to the upright shoulders.

Estimate: $225
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Lot number 516
A vintage high carat bright gold fancy Maltese cross ring, the filigree cross with puff heart suspended, central small turquoise cabochon, plain half hoop band. 2.9gms

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 545
19thC French gilt brass carriage clock, the four pillars with turned and fluted decoration, the silvered chapter ring with Arabic numerals, Art nouveau relief floral decorated face, working order.

Estimate: $280
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Lot number 563
14 pieces of Tiffany & Co. silver flatware in the Persian pattern, comprising four tablespoons, seven dinner forks and three dessert spoons. stamped with maker's mark and date 1872. each piece monogrammed. Total weight 811gms.

Estimate: $650
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Lot number 566
Victorian silver tea and coffee set, the four piece set with ornate Rococo decoration, the teapot by Robert Hennell III, London 1851, the cream and sugar by Robert Hennell III, London 1862, the coffee pot by Daniel and Charles Houle London 1856, 2700gms

Estimate: $2000
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Lot number 636
Victorian walnut display 'Pier' cabinet, ebony stringing and fine cross-banding, the single glazed door enclosing two adjustable shelves, restrained ormolu mounts, the platform base with shaped apron. 760 x 305 x 1070mm

Estimate: $700
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Lot number 645
George III mahogany bachelor's chest, the flat front with narrow slide above four full width graduating drawers, shaped brass back plate swing handles, attractive small size and colour. 770 x 465 x 850mm

Estimate: $8500
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Lot number 723
Lance O'Gorman, "Viaduct Basin Lifestyle" (After the Cup), acrylic on canvas, signed & dated 2011, entitled verso. 610 x 760

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 740
Karel Burrows "View Toward San Gimignano", mixed media on board, signed, entitled verso. 295 x 295mm

Estimate: $225
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Lot number 754
Bernard Aris "Mt Egmont, New Plymouth", oil on board, signed and entitled. 340 x 495mm

Estimate: $350
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Lot number 766
Artist Unknown (manner of Gottfried Lindauer) Portrait of a Maori Chief wearing a taniko bordered cloak, oil on board. 745 x 620. in replica 'Goldie' frame.

Estimate: $5000
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