September Antique Auction

Auction Details

Including the George Parker estate collection, George had a lifetime interest in antiques amassing an impressive collection  of ivory, walking sticks, china, porcelain and many other collections, also we have quality collections of  Art Deco and Art Nouveau including Ferdinand Preiss and other bronze and ivory figurines, Keith Murray, Lalique and two important  Oriental collections plus toys, ,money banks, samplers, treen, tortoishell tea caddy, rosewood dressing case, vintage Castrol sign, New Zealand military flare pistol, fishing reels, hats, bronze sculptures, magnificent collection of walking sticks of wood, carved ivory, marine ivory, Napoleonic bone carving, old hippo, warthog, walrus and elephant tusks, old carved ivory figural items, a special sporting section with silver and other golfing novelty pieces, Doulton golfing china, including a rare series ware sugar caster, rugby caps, photo of 1913 All Blacks, rare photo of the 1888/1889 “New Zealand Native Football Representatives”, Waterford crystal glasses, epergne, GeorgeIII decanters, 23 pieces of Garry Nash glass, tribal items, New Zealand folk art, Crown Lynn, Feltex rug, Chinese and Japanese ceramics, Chinese jade and carved ivory pieces, Japanese netsukes, large ivory Indian elephant, Japanese woodblock prints, Poole, Clarice Cliff, including a rare “Subway Sadie” comport, Charlotte Rhead, Maling, Royal Worcester, Moorcroft including a large Pomegranate comport with a Liberty Tudric pewter base, Tinworth vase, Beswick wall birds and horses, pearl necklaces, gold chains, diamond rings, sovereigns, greenstone jewellery, a simply stunning Edith Morris silver and garnet necklace, miniatures, another fine offering of clocks and watches with a gent’s Rolex Yachtmaster, Omegas, etc, silver snuff boxes,  Dutch silver caster, Dutch silver mini house, claret jugs, decanter labels, George III marrow scoop, Paul Storr spoon, George II tablespoon, Persian, Afghan, Arak, Gabbeh rugs, Colonial kauri scotch chest, oak monk seat, George III wine table, Georgian dumb waiter, chairs, chests, Chinese and Japanese furniture, Dick Frizzell prints, S. White oils, Peggy Spicer, Badcock oils, Stanley Palmer watercolour plus many other fine prints and paintings.

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

Auction times
Tue 14th September / 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Viewing times
Fri 10th September / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 12th September / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 13th September / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

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Auction Highlights


Lot number 009
Victorian cast metal money box, lever activation causes young boy to startle the animal, the cart to tip and deposit a coin into its base. Plinth titled "Bad Accident". W:260mm

Estimate: $550
Price realised: $600


Lot number 036
A Victorian flame mahogany medicine box with brass inset panel to lid and escutcheon. Removable box and tray with scales, mortar and pestle, measuring vial, etc. W:300 D:215 H:160

Estimate: $675
Price realised: $775


Lot number 046
A vintage enamel 'Castrol Wakefield Motor oil' sign of circular form in tones of red, yellow, black and white. D:910mm. Minor damage.

Estimate: $2000
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 081
A Victorian period spelter figural table lamp of Art Nouveau style, young girl holding basket of flowers with trailing leaves and flowers behind, on circular wood plinth base, signed. H:570mm

Estimate: $250
Price realised: $190


Lot number 123
A finely carved sperm whale's tooth as an eagle's head with a curved beak and well defined feathers. L:130mm.

Estimate: $300
Price realised: $445


Lot number 154
A rare vintage photograph in an old timber frame under glass of the 1888- 1889 "New Zealand Native Football Representatives", otherwise known as the New Zealand Native football team. 247 x 350mm.

Estimate: $2200
Price realised: $3600


Lot number 158
A vintage photographic image of the "N.Z. All Black Football Team 1905-1906" also known as "The Originals". With white painted detail of 31 UK matches, team names etc. Image size 355 x 570mm.

Estimate: $1000
Price realised: $2100


Lot number 173
A green glass car mascot "Coq Nain", marked R. Lalique in raised capitals on circular foot. H:205mm.

Estimate: $600
Price realised: $575


Lot number 182
A Victorian period cranberry vaseline glass epergne, with frilled base, one large central trumpet and three smaller trumpets. H:560 D:270mm.

Estimate: $350
Price realised: $500


Lot number 230
A Titian studio Maui platter with relief seabirds as handles and depiction of Maui fishing up New Zealand in relief to the centre. Impressed factory marks to back. L:310 W:190mm.

Estimate: $260
Price realised: $230


Lot number 238
A vintage Feltex Auckland Harbour rug, depicting the harbour bridge and city landscape with Auckland City crest to foreground. 690 x 1340mm, has been hung on a wall and in very good condition, with old label to reverse.

Estimate: $450
Price realised: $1100


Lot number 257
A pair of Chinese porcelain vases, shouldered shape, with insipient lion handles on the neck, decorated in cobalt underglazed blue with figures of scholars and attendants in garden scenes. Minor damage to handles. H:320mm.

Estimate: $350
Price realised: $400


Lot number 270
A pair of large impressive Chinese porcelain vases decorated in polychrome enamels. Six character marks in underglazed blue within a double circle under the foot for Kangxi. H:355mm.

Estimate: $6000
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 285
An large impressive Burmese bronze figure of the seated Buddha in lotus position with earth touching mudra, on lotus throne, old verdigris patina. H:980mm

Estimate: $4000
Price realised: $2000


Lot number 296
A large finely detailed ivory carving as a tall mountainous rock with figures, pine tree, clouds and a hidden building, stained detail to the hair of the figures, raised on carved shaped base with fine silver wire inlay. H:250mm.

Estimate: $750
Price realised: $1700


Lot number 329
A good old large carved ivory study of an elephant, raised on rosewood plinth, the ivory attractively patinated, one tusk loose. W:270mm.

Estimate: $1700
Price realised: $2200


Lot number 384
A Clarice Cliff figured "Subway Sadie" comport in the "Branch & Squares" pattern on a tapered turn pedestal with flared circular base. H:275mm (Clean break and reglue to the neck of the finial)

Estimate: $850
Price realised: $1200


Lot number 439
A rare Royal Doulton stoneware baluster vase designed by George Tinworth with ornate leaf, flower, scrolland "jewelled" decoration. H:230. Impressed marks and monogram.

Estimate: $1200
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 652
A set of William IV double struck King's pattern silver table cutlery, 12 tablespoons, 12 table forks, 12 dessert spoons and 12 dessert forks, all London 1836, maker Benjamin Smith except for three slightly earlier.

Estimate: $5000
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 791
Stanley Palmer, Flag - "The Edge of the Pacific", watercolour, signed, dated 1986. 580 x 395mm

Estimate: $500
Price realised: $450


Lot number 798
Douglas Badcock, "Haruru Falls near Waitangi" oil on board, 460x580mm. Signed.

Estimate: $750
Price realised: $2700