August Antique Auction

Auction Details

Including a selection of cast iron money boxes, kitchenalia, barometers, tea caddies, purses, top hats, fur hats and coats, vintage lights and lamps, Pratt pot lid by Jesse Austin, toys, comprehensive collection of fishing equipment including an old diver's helmet, leadlights, stamp albums, carved ivory, cranberry glass, Lalique, Waterford, fijian, PNG and Maori items, NZ pottery including Len Castle, Ian firth, Denis O'Conner, Chinese ceramics, snuff bottles, jade and ivory netsukes, kozukas, Doulton figurines, Beswick, Doulton series ware, a superb Dresden mirror, Moorcroft, Royal Worcester, Meissan figure group, Georgian and Victorian china, large selection of Hummel, beaded, gold and pearl necklaces, Edwardian pendants, bracelets, diamond rings, gold chains, colonial greenstone jewellery, lady's Rolex watch plus other ladies wrist watches, gent's Girard Perregaux wristwatch, an estate collection of pocket watches including many gold and Georgian, 22 mantle and wall clocks, long case clocks, porcelain and silver perfume bottles, silver pyx, selection of frames, candlesticks, large silver plate game cover, George III Bateman silver teapot, Irish silver cutlery, Scottish silver, Baluchi, Turkish, Afghan and Turkoman rugs, bentwood hat stand, French walnut bed ends, mini silver chest, Georgian chest of drawers, large colonial cupboard, chairs, boulle desk, Regency side board, Italian black leather settee, Japanese furniture, Varley  w/c, Taverner w/c, Rhys Williams drawing, C. Barraud oils, Rembrandt etching plus more fine paintings.

Entries for this Art & Antique auction close 23rd July. To be included in this or next month's Antique Auction please phone us on 09 523 1049 or email us at info@cordys.co.nz.

Auction times
Tue 17th August / 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 13th August / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 15th August / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 16th August / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

Catalogue
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Postal bidding
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Prices realised
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Auction Highlights

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Lot number 012
An early 20thC National fancy large cash register, raised classical decoration with silvered finish, the base with two drawers, oak plinth and marble top, good original condition. Width 680, depth 400, height 460, complete with keys.

Estimate: $1500
Price realised: $1300

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Lot number 095
An old brass diver's helmet of classical form, the front with circular removable screw thread viewing glass flanked by oval glazed panels with grill covers, various valves and ports, the curved frame with multiple wing nut clamping mechanism to edge. (note the locking mechanism for helmet to base not aligning correctly.)

Estimate: $2800
Price realised: $5100

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Lot number 097
An old brown bear skin with fully mounted head, complete with claws, original cotton backing with red fringe. Length 160mm.

Estimate: $1400
Price realised: $1200

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Lot number 108
A sperm whale tooth carving in the form of a sperm whale with black inset cabochon eyes, finely carved teeth and raised tail. Length 180mm.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: $1150

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Lot number 113
"The Empire Stamp Album" complete with a New Zealand collection fairly complete from imperf. full face queens through to the 1990's. Includes used and mint examples, Pictorials, many Penny Universal, all Exhibition, Christchurch (hinged mint) etc.

Estimate: $1400
Price realised: $3000

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Lot number 122
A Victorian period cranberry glass epergne, the four bulbous shaped flower holders with frilled rims and clear glass stems, the circular base with folded rim. Height 375mm.

Estimate: $350
Price realised: $425

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Lot number 129
A Lalique glass model of a salamander, green colourway with frosted angular scale finish and engraved signature to base. Length 160mm.

Estimate: $260
Price realised: $300

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Lot number 158
A New Zealand colonial walking cane with carved Maori head handle and silver plated collar. Length 840mm.

Estimate: $650
Price realised: $650

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Lot number 168
Denis O'Connor sculpture "stone float", wall mounted, of circular form with incised title to rim and cut-out circular section, variable salt glaze, professional repair to firing damage, incised to reverse "February - 82", signature, entitlement and 11 in circle. Diameter 410mm.

Estimate: $1100
Price realised: Unsold

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Lot number 225
A large Chinese porcelain baluster vase with polychrome enamelled painting of birds in a garden - on finely crackled turquoise ground. Height 565mm, seal mark on base and on reverse side of vase.

Estimate: $1800
Price realised: $2000

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Lot number 267
A large impressive 19thC Japanese Imari porcelain charger with foliate rim and painted floral decoration. Diameter 470mm, Meiji period.

Estimate: $1000
Price realised: $900

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Lot number 332
A pair of large good quality Italian Capodimonte two-handled covered baluster vases painted with polychrome floral panels and lavishly gilded on a deep rose pink ground. Height 630mm, signed.

Estimate: $1200
Price realised: Unsold

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Lot number 348
A Royal Worcester circular plate painted with "Ripley Woods", the wide cobalt blue border lavishly gilded. Diameter 270mm. signed Rushton, date marks c.1950.

Estimate: $250
Price realised: $400

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Lot number 600
A modern boulle style mantle clock with profuse ormolu decoration to the case, the brass dial with white enamel plaques with Roman numerals, the case also decorated with painted flowers and bows, has key and pendulum. Clock in working order but chiming mechanism needs attention. Height 580mm.

Estimate: $450
Price realised: $675

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Lot number 605
A heavy bronzed spelter 19thC mantle clock, the shaped base on four bun feet decorated with masks, two satyres holding the large round clock, mythical masks to the sides and top, a round polished coloured granite ball sitting on top of the clock. Height 530mm

Estimate: $550
Price realised: $600

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Lot number 607
A modern Atmos Jaeger-LeCoultre mantle clock, the gilt brass framed glazed cabinet of rectangular form, the cream finished chapter ring with Arabic numerals to the quarters, the gilded perpetual movement run by changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure. Height 232mm. Good working order.

Estimate: $2400
Price realised: Unsold

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Lot number 642
An early 19thC silver plate, large impressive game cover of lobed oval form with decorative attached handle with grape bunch and leaf design, finely engraved with dog crest. Length 510, width 400mm.

Estimate: $550
Price realised: $700

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Lot number 678
A hand knotted Persian Shirvan rug, the field decorated with small stylised floral medallions, nine narrow border guards in colours of red, blue, green, mustard, yellow, apricot and ochre vegetable dyes. Length 1650mm, width 1110mm.

Estimate: $500
Price realised: $950

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Lot number 707
An old French carved walnut elbow chair, the winged back with deep buttoned central panel, upholstered arm rests, the seat with loose cushion, scroll and floral carved decoration, floral patterned cream upholstery.

Estimate: $600
Price realised: $800

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Lot number 710
An ornate French Boulle desk of Louis XV style with elaborate cut brass inlay and gilt metal mounts, three drawers, tooled red leather top and cabriole legs. Width 1260mm.

Estimate: $2000
Price realised: $1900

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Lot number 748
Alfred H. Vickers (1853-1907) English pair of oils on canvas, extensive harbour inlet scenes with cottages, signed, 290mm x 590mm, in later fancy gilt frames.

Estimate: $1400
Price realised: $1200