May Antique Auction

Auction Details

A selection of toys including Lady Penelope's limo, Thunderbird Two, Hornby train set, a model steam engine, ship's wheels, model yacht, a flotilla of six WWII battleships – The Archilles, The Ajax, The Graf Spee – ivory handled seals, ivory and marine ivory walking sticks, flintlock pistols, top hats, leadlight panels, fur coats, Florence Nightingale memorabilia, Edison phonograph, barometers, carved elephant tusks, Lalique glasses, vases and plates, Murano, Swedish and Harrach glass, Maori, Pacific Island and African artefacts, a Jane Brenkley box, NZ Historic medals, postcard album, Crown Lynn, Stitchbury and Olive Jones pieces, carved Chinese ivory pieces, Famille Rose, Satsuma and other oriental ceramics, Japanese Swords, Meissan, Vienna, Dresden pieces, Royal Doulton, Moorcroft, Masons, Charlotte Rhead, Clarice Cliff, Keith Murray, Victorian and Edwardian jewellery, Mikimoto pearls, diamond pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings, orange sapphire ring, emerald rings, framed miniatures, Longines and Rolex gents watches, a fine selection of carriage clocks, 19th Century figural gilt clocks, an elephant mystery clock, one of the biggest silver sections for some time with outstanding items of Georgian flatware, sugar castor, mugs, condiments, Scottish silver, a Cymric Liberty & Co. silver teaset, Victorian and Edwardian tea and coffee sets, this silver section is a "must view" for collectors, Persian, Afghan, Pakistan, Hamadan, Baluchi rugs, chests of drawers including a superb NZ mottled kauri set, a N.Z.S.C. chair, Georgian tables, desk, bedside cabinet, washstand, fallfront bureau, drawers, Victorian and Edwardian tables, sideboards, Regency sideboard, Regency sofa table, a Gillows manrobe, Japanese and Chinese furniture, Victorian oil paintings, Lloyd etchings, Kirkwood landscape, Hotere acrylic and lithos, Helen Brown, Terry Stringer, Blythe Fletcher, Hilda Wiseman, quality Margret Stoddart w/c, Murray Grimsdale and many more fine paintings and prints.

To be included in next month's Antique Auction please phone us on 09 523 1049 or email us at Entries close 30th April

Auction times
Tue 25th May / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 21st May / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 23rd May / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 24th May / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

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Auction Highlights


Lot number 059
A pair of Edwardian period lady's knee high leather boots, two inch high heel, front lacing, approximately size 6.5. H:430mm.

Estimate: $150
Price realised: $180


Lot number 065
An Art Deco period metal hat block for a wide-brimmed bonnet, the brim of finely angle ridged repeating forms, raised on flared metal bracket with retailer's plaque "Boon & Lane... England". H:200mm, W:440mm

Estimate: $550
Price realised: $350


Lot number 093
An impressive 19thC bronze 'Le Tresor', by T.Curts (Austrian 1895-1929). Inscribed signature and foundry mark 'Copy Right, Thenn, Vienna' to base. H:185mm, W:140mm

Estimate: $4000
Price realised: unsold


Lot number 112
A set of brass scales, in original mahogany box with one complete set of bucket weights, two sets with some missing, original brass trays. Length of box 330mm, Depth:180mm.

Estimate: $250
Price realised: $260


Lot number 114
A vintage Conway Stewart fountain pen shop display stand together with 24 various vintage fountain pens. L:500mm, H:20mm.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: $460


Lot number 133
A modern Lalique vase, similar to above in cranberry, original Lalique box. H:130mm.

Estimate: $350
Price realised: $300


Lot number 141
A Loetz Powolny Art Deco glass vase, the red/orange body with traditional vertical black stripes and rim, wide baluster form, ground pontel to base. H:170mm.

Estimate: $1400
Price realised: unsold


Lot number 146
Lindsay Patterson "Vessel Landscape" glass vase with finely engraved text below from a family letter recalling experiences of emigration from England to New Zealand. H:165mm.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: $540


Lot number 162
A large silver sword and field brooch tin with monogram TL. Marked sterling silver. Patoni silver. L:117mm.

Estimate: $100
Price realised: $70


Lot number 164
A 9ct gold Mason's Lodge medal "Taimau Lodge". The presentation inscription dated 1958. Impressed mark Worrall & Sons Auckland.

Estimate: $250
Price realised: $425


Lot number 184
A fine quality Japanese gilt bronze figure of a Samurai archer, finely detailed decoration, original arched bow and arrow, signed. Meiji period circa. 1900. H:370mm

Estimate: $3000
Price realised: $4800


Lot number 202
An Edo period Japanese tanto (short sword) mounted in the han-dachi style, the black lacquered scabbard with gilt highlights, pierced iron tsuba and woven bound handle. L:780mm

Estimate: $1200
Price realised: $900


Lot number 212
A late 19thC German Dresden porcelain double gourd lidded vase decorated with panels of figures and flowers and richly gilded. Painted Augustus Rex mark. Height 200mm. Small chips.

Estimate: $150
Price realised: $130


Lot number 368
A large impressive 19thC French gilt metal sculptural mantel clock modelled with Spanish Conquistador and set with blue painted glass panels. H:600mm.

Estimate: $2000
Price realised: $2200


Lot number 438
A heavy late Victorian period silver tea kettle on stand, oval section with fluted cornets and highly decorative flat chased decoration of classical floral design. Sheffield 1890. J Dixon & Sons, all marks match. Total weight 1.9kg.

Estimate: $800
Price realised: $1050


Lot number 528
An impressive Victorian period bottle holder, silver plate with highly ornate gallery, on three ball and claw feet with carrying handle in the form of trailing branches and grapes, with original etched and stoppered glass decanters. Height 400mm.

Estimate: $300
Price realised: $360


Lot number 605
A New Zealand Union Steamship Co. saloon chair in exotic pale timber, the curved back with panel decorated with USSCo. logo within laurel leaves, gilded and highlighted in red, the circular seat with original cane top. H:895mm.

Estimate: $1500
Price realised: unsold


Lot number 619
A small Georgian period mahogany flat front chest of four graduated full width drawers, Regency style with reeded top edge, oval brass handles and bracket feet. W:860mm, D:450mm, H:890mm. Some surface marks.

Estimate: $750
Price realised: $1100


Lot number 692
Margaret Olrog Stoddart, "Autumn at Cashmere", watercolour, signed, 245mm x 345mm, original gilt frame under glass, entitled on reverse.

Estimate: $2000
Price realised: $5700


Lot number 694
Ralph Hotere lithograph, "Winter Solstice". signed, dated - 92, entitled and numbered 9/18, 750mm x 530mm, framed under glass.

Estimate: $4750
Price realised: $3600