April Antique Auction

Auction Details

One of our finest offerings including ivory balls, Sheraton flame mahogany medicine cabinet, advertising mirror, snuff mulls, Tudric pewter, excellent choice of fishing reels etc, tin toys, musical instruments, Georgian drinking glasses, six pieces of Lalique, Afghan jewellery, Burmese opium weights, African figures, Aboriginal axe, N.Z. Maori Wars powder horn, NZ pottery including Crown Lynn, Mirek Smisek, Barry Brickall, Len Castle, Luke Adams, Homebush, Milton and Hutson, Chinese snuff bottles, Famille Verte and Famille Rose china, including an18thC Mandarin vase and a c1800 bough pot, Cinnabar lacquer vases, bronzes, jade, ivory, Japanese Imari, fine quality Satsuma and Kutani, ivory, ornate bronze pots, Royal Doulton and Lladro figures, Georgian tea bowls and dishes, Royal Worcester including black face sheep cup/saucer, Georgian period Barr, Flight, Barr lidded vase, Moorcroft pieces including Moonlit Blue, Pomegranate, early Pansy, Florian, miniature Martin Bros. bird, Wedgwood Fairyland vase, ornate Dresden figure group, Doulton stoneware and flambe, two Poole chargers, Royal Albert, Wedgwood, Masons, carved ivory pendants, amber necklaces, Victorian and Edwardian bracelets, lockets, chains, etc, three superb pearl necklaces, diamond bracelets, rings, necklaces, cufflinks, sovereigns, greenstone, 9ct half hunter pocket watch, two Rolex gent’s watches, superb collection of clocks including a 19thC skeleton clock, silver Arts and Crafts teaset, an impressive silver chatelaine, 1697 silver mug, George III silver items, rare scottish silver, WMF including a delightful vase, French silver, George II silver basting spoon, hip flasks, etc, Afghan, Turkish, Persian rugs, Victorian tables, desk, chairs, Georgian washstand, wine table, chest on chest and coffer, colonial kauri pieces including a rare solid mottled kauri scotch chest, French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese furniture and quality offering of prints and paintings with a Michael Smither still life, Shona McFarlane, Robert Chilvers, A Sydney,  John Gully watercolour of Lake Wakatipu, Samuel Prout water colour, and a superb painting from Ludwig Naus, The Travelling circus. Another must see auction from Cordys.

To be included next month's Antique Auction please phone us on 09 523 1049 or email us at info@cordys.co.nz.

Auction times
Tue 27th April / 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 23rd April / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 25th April / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 26th April / 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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Conditions of sale
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Auction Highlights

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Lot number 083
An old Folk Art wood articulated figure of Jesus, painted in naturalistic colours with original wig and glass eyes. H:800mm

Estimate: $1200
Price realised: $750

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Lot number 088
An American hunting knife with damascened blade and eagles head carved antler handle. Probably Japanese, in decorative leather sheath. L:230mm

Estimate: $750
Price realised: $750

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Lot number 100
Set of three Murano glass dolphins stylised leaping form, clear colourway with speckled gold fleck internal decoration, paper label to each. Lengths: 225mm, 190mm, 150mm.

Estimate: $180
Price realised: $150

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Lot number 124
A collection of seventeen old Burmese bronze chicken opium weights, the tallest is 65mm, the smallest 25mm.

Estimate: $300
Price realised: $525

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Lot number 131
An old African carved wood fetish standing figure decorated with iron nails and small cloth bundles, the face with red and white pigment and glass inset eyes. L:380mm

Estimate: $400
Price realised: $250

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Lot number 141
An early/mid 19thC maori patu paraoa (whale bone hand club) of light thin sectioned form, well balanced, square section lashing hole. Old ink inscription "Riverton 1845, SJ". Registered Y13314. L:416mm.

Estimate: $1800
Price realised: Unsold

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Lot number 142
Colonel Marmaduke Nixon's personnel powder horn, scrimshaw work to the buffalo horn of two women in typical Victorian dress, one on horseback. See catalogue for full details.

Estimate: $950
Price realised: $2500

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Lot number 280
A large impressive Lladro figurine of cranes on a riverbank amidst bulrushes, on wooden stand. H:520mm

Estimate: $550
Price realised: $1100

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Lot number 296
An early fine quality Irish Belleek two-handled basket dish with four strand basket weave base, the rim encrusted with flowers and leaves, ivory glaze. Impressed marks. L:230mm

Estimate: $650
Price realised: $650

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Lot number 298
A Royal Worcester decorative wall plate painted with fruit and signed P Love, the border frilled and gilded, 1960s. D:265mm

Estimate: $750
Price realised: Unsold

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Lot number 301
A Royal Worcester potpourri vase of baluster shape painted with fruit, signed Freeman and richly gilded, pierced crown shaped cover with original internal lid, date marks c.1960. H:245mm

Estimate: $2000
Price realised: $1800

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Lot number 330
A rare Wedgwood fairy land lustre vase of tall ovoid form, traditional lustre decoration in tones red, blue and green with elaborate enrichments. H:215mm

Estimate: $5500
Price realised: Unsold

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Lot number 331
A large impressive Dresden figure group "The Last Supper". 13 figures in full relief around a long table all on long oval base, coloured glaze with gilt enrichments, finely detailed, crack to table. L:740mm

Estimate: $5750
Price realised: $3300

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Lot number 359
Keith Murray Wedgwood hand thrown vase of mildly tapered cylindrical form, lathe turned with celadon and fine cream slip wear bands, printed KM mark. H:185mm, D:127mm.

Estimate: $500
Price realised: $395

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Lot number 493
A French gilt metal clock garniture, pair twin light table candelabra and central clock with circular enamel dial, the pendulum movement striking on a bell. Marked Doncart a Paris. Working order, with key.

Estimate: $2000
Price realised: $1900

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Lot number 494
A brass skeleton clock the silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals the fusee platform movement striking on two bells, on oval marble base beneath glass dome on wood stand. H:460mm

Estimate: $2250
Price realised: $2100

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Lot number 495
Large ornate 19thC French gilt sculptural mantle clock modelled with elegant woman with mandolin, the base modelled with masks, baskets, birds and classical motifs. H:480mm

Estimate: $2750
Price realised: Unsold

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Lot number 661
A quality George III mahogany tilt top wine table, the circular solid flame mahogany large top on turned pedestal and three way base, good colour and patina. D: 795mm, H:700mm

Estimate: $1500
Price realised: Unsold

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Lot number 722
Michael Smither, still life with yellow teapot, oil on board, initialled and dated 94. 480mm x 730mm.

Estimate: $15500
Price realised: $14000

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Lot number 737
After Ludwig Knaus (1829-1910, German), The Travelling Circus, oil on canvas, inscribed "Kopie Nach L.Knaus 1883". 710mm x 970mm, original gilt frame

Estimate: $5000
Price realised: $7750

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Lot number 738
Bernard Gantner (b.1928, French), "Ruelle en Alsace Rouffach", oil on canvas, signed & dated '69, entitled on reverse, 1020 x 800, original frame. With original 1974 purchase receipt.

Estimate: $1800
Price realised: Unsold