August Antique & Art Auction

Auction Details

This month's catalogue of over 800 lots includes many items from numerous estates & private vendors, briefly; walking stick collection, taxidermy bear, cased beetles & butterflies, NZ stamp collections, superb cased NZ ship "Canterbury", Len Castle pottery, art glass, NZEF medal group with letters etc., Royal Worcester, Lladro, quality oriental collections, mainly Chinese, porcelain, jade, ivory etc.

The jewellery section of 130 plus lots includes many rings, necklaces, brooches, diamond, gold & precious stone items, watches & clocks, George III, Victorian & other collector's silver, Persian rugs. Furniture includes antique & modernist; tables, chairs, chests, desks, Garth Chester chairs, etc., chandeliers, mirrors, garden pots, petrified wood stools.

Art includes an impressive large C.N. Worsley w/c, Garth Tapper oil, Ron Stenberg oil self-portrait, Russell Hollings, Blomfield, John Weeks, colonial & modern etc. etc.

To be included in any of our future auctions please phone us on 09 523 1049 or email us at info@cordys.co.nz

Auction times
Tue 22nd August / 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 18th August / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 20th August / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 21st August / 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
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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 076
A taxidermy Asian brown bear, head and torso mount, raised paws, open mouth and glass eyes. on shield mount. H:740mm

Estimate: $700
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Lot number 080
A collection of 80+ PNG beetles, each encased in domed acrylic, many colourful examples including some undescribed, mainly weevils and scarabs. Collected by a N.Z. entomologist in PNG c.1970s/80s.

Estimate: $300
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Lot number 182
A well carved N.Z. greenstone taniwha sculpture by Steven Gwaliasi, the stylised open worked sinuous figure with hands clasped to abdomen. H:185mm

Estimate: $650
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Lot number 183
A modern sandstone carved canoe figure head, by Steven Gwaliasi, finely carved traditional form with stylised head. 210 x 100 x 260mm

Estimate: $200
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Lot number 190
A large-scale model of the clipper ship "Canterbury" 1242 tons, built in Glasgow in 1874. Vessel dimensions 1460 x 195 x 920mm. See catalogue for full details

Estimate: $2500
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Lot number 202
Large Len Castle branch pot, slab built, the near square body with tapered rectangular neck, flat rim. Incised potter's mark to base.

Estimate: $4500
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Lot number 203
A Len Castle red crater bowl. Impressed potter's cypher under the base. Max diameter 490mm

Estimate: $1200
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Lot number 204
A Len Castle blue "alkaline pool" bowl. Impressed potter's cypher under the base. Max diameter 390mm

Estimate: $650
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Lot number 210
WWI medals and military archive of NZEF soldier 24/1406 Pvt. Frank Keightley, including: the three British campaign medals, multiple letters, notebooks, certificate of service, etc. Frank Keightley died 14th Sept 1916.

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 212
Keith Murray turquoise blue large vase, incised bands cut to the shoulder, circular printed "KM" mark to the base. D:270mm, H:170mm

Estimate: $1400
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Lot number 224
Italian Maiolica istoriato ware "Adoration" charger, the entire surface hand painted with a multitude of biblical figures. Diameter 505mm

Estimate: $225
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Lot number 228
German Sitzendorf porcelain figure group, of "Napoleon Crossing the Alps", after the painting by Jacques-Louis David. H:400mm

Estimate: $250
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Lot number 348
Chinese carved and gilded wooden Buddhist figure. Raised on painted rocky plinth base. Height 360mm

Estimate: $150
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Lot number 488
An 18ct. yellow gold wide domed band ring, mildly flared. 9.08gms

Estimate: $320
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Lot number 495
Vintage lady's 18ct. White gold, sapphire and diamond cross-over ring incorporating 34 round brilliant cut diamonds with TDW of 0.50ct. + 16 sapphires.

Estimate: $600
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Lot number 506
18ct. gold and diamond solitaire ring, the 0.93ct. round brilliant cut champagne diamond claw. Known as the "Secret Spark" which is part of the maker's Naveya & Sloane signature brand.

Estimate: $1300
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Lot number 507
18ct gold ruby and diamond princess ring. Two rows of marquis rubies (16), a central round brilliant cut diamond with 16 diamonds to outer edge TRW 5.28cts, TDW 0.72cts.

Estimate: $2,500
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Lot number 560
Early brass cased lantern clock, the square case surmounted by fretwork pediment pierced with dolphins supporting a large bell beneath an urn shaped finial. H:390mm

Estimate: $850
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Lot number 759
Pair of Garth Chester (N.Z. 1916-1968), Winter's Hairdressing salon chairs, in original condition with red vinyl covering. From the Monty Winter Beauty Salon located in Smith & Caughey building c.1950s

Estimate: $1200
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Lot number 782
Alfred William Dufty "Study of the Sailing Ship Loch Etive" oil on board, signed. In original oak frame with gilt slip. 450 x 600mm

Estimate: $450
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Lot number 818
Jonathan R. White, Meuler River and Selbourne Range Aspiring National Park, oil on canvas, signed, artist's label and entitled to verso. 860 x 660mm

Estimate: $600
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Lot number 823
Louise Greig, "Venus in Furs" oil on board, signed, entitled and dated 2015 verso. 2016. 565 x 400mm

Estimate: $1000
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Lot number 832
Russell Hollings, "The Palms - Albert Park", oil on board, signed, entitled and dated 1992 on reverse. 380 x 350mm

Estimate: $500
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Lot number 845
Brian Halliday (1936-94), "Kawerau River" oil on board, signed, entitled and dated 1972 verso. 490 x 650mm

Estimate: $450
Price realised: n/a