November Antique Auction

Auction Details

Includes kitchenalia, miner’s lamp, spelter figurines and lamps, Pitcairn Island pieces, moa leg bone, turtle shells, taxidermied heads, leopard and hyena skins, ivory teeth and tusks, dolls, quilts, a rare postage stamp Tivaevae, miniatures, 19thC bronze boxers, Louis Vuitton trunk, Militaria, rocking horse, 18th & 19thC glasses, Garry Nash sculpture, Waterford, Daum, Baccarat, carved kauri gum, two Huia feathers, two Jane Brenkley pieces, Frank Carpay, Peter Stichbury, Crown Lynn, tribal and Pacific artefacts, Chinese jade pieces, ivory carvings, Japanese and Chinese ceramics, Royal Dux, Lladro, Victorian Staffordshire figures, majolica, 18thC ceramics, Royal Worcester, Moorcroft, Royal Doulton including Hannah Barlow, Keith Murray, Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewellery, gold chains, horn snake and diamond brooch, ruby swan brooch, Scottish agate bracelet, amber and other bead necklaces, diamond, sapphire, emerald and ruby rings, N.Z. greenstone and gold quartz pieces, a stunning contemporary Maori design gold and diamond necklace, Deco diamond wristwatch, wall clocks, 19thC mantel clocks, Atmos Jaeger-LeCoultre clock, silver vestas, sovereign cases, silver rattle, cow creamer, Georgian silver cutlery including a rare gravy straining spoon, tea caddy spoons, Chinese silver articulated fish, Edith Morris spoons, George II tankard, rare George I large porringer, sauce boats, tea and coffee pots, N.Z. silver goblets, our usual offering of Persian carpets, a Robin Day chair, balloon back chairs, mottled kauri sideboard, dining tables, book case, leadlight cabinet, desks, Georgian chest of drawers, Danish sideboard, Chinese and Japanese furniture, mirrors, watercolour, oil paintings and prints including two George Chance photos, Russell Flint signed print, Russell Hollings oil, John Gully watercolour and an Alice Whyte oil still life.

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

Viewing times
Fri 5th November / 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 7th November / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mon 8th November / 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

180 Great South Rd, Remuera, Auckland

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Auction Highlights


Lot number 016
A vintage leopard skin rug, backed onto brown felt with a shaped edge, in good condition. L:2000mm, max W:1300mm.

Estimate: $750
Price realised: $575


Lot number 017
An African striped hyena pelt. Length 1560mm.

Estimate: $200
Price realised: $370


Lot number 042
A vintage New Zealand folk art blanket of patchwork crocheted hexagonal panels, multi-coloured, with crocheted edging, lined with an old blanket. Some faults. L:1800mm, W:1560mm.

Estimate: $250
Price realised: $130


Lot number 044
A Cook Islands Tivaevae taorei (postage stamp) cotton patchwork heirloom quilt decorated with a floral cross on a bold background in bright tropical colours. L:2600mm, W:2500mm. Pre 1950s

Estimate: $2500
Price realised: $3100


Lot number 059
A pair of Jean-Louis Gregoire (French 1840-1890) bronze boxers, gloves clenched, one with arm outstretched, on rectangular plinth bases with signature to one. Good original patina. H:330mm

Estimate: $4800
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 092
Painted carved wood rocking horse with original horse hair mane and studded leather saddle, dapple grey painted with black on cream, black painted stand and leather harness. H:990mm.

Estimate: $900
Price realised: $900


Lot number 200
Chinese double gourd form vase, incised and glazed decoration of chrysanthemum flowers, clouds and scrolling tendrils in yellow on a red ground. Ming six character mark in double circle to base and old paper label for Paris auctioneers. H:287mm.

Estimate: $15000
Price realised: $10000


Lot number 255
19thC Dresden centrepiece, the pierced oval basket applied with relief florals and leaves on a central tree form pillar with further florals encircled by a courting couple in 18thC costume, raised on an encrusted base. H:620mm. Minor chips.

Estimate: $3750
Price realised: $3800


Lot number 256
Porcelain centrepiece with five country figures, a dog and 2 rabbits. Encrusted with flowers and garlands, painted in polychrome, the borders gilded. H:340mm. Blue crossed swords mark, probably Moscow/Gardner. Minor flaws.

Estimate: $1500
Price realised: $950


Lot number 259
Royal Worcester porcelain figure of H.M. The Queen (when H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth) in the uniform of the Grenadier Guards on the occasion of the Trooping of the Colour 1947. Complete with presentation cabinet. Edition 32 of 100. H:390mm.

Estimate: $8500
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 269
William Moorcroft large shallow bowl with inverted rim, pomegranate pattern, traditional tones of red, dark blue and green with rust orange highlights. Full signature in green and impressed marks. D:270mm.

Estimate: $1100
Price realised: $1100


Lot number 435
Brass cased carriage clock with white enamel dial marked "B.Petersen & Co.", Christchurch, NZ. Single train movement, blue steel hands, Roman numerals. The case with an unusual temple pediment and shaped handle. H:130mm.

Estimate: $400
Price realised: $320


Lot number 468
A silver caster of baluster form on small pedestal foot, finial to top with castle armorial to front, London 1734, John Gamon. H:130mm.

Estimate: $1050
Price realised: Unsold


Lot number 505
A Georgian period silver cake slice, oval shape with reeded handle, beautifully chased and pierced decoration. L:300mm. London 1810. Maker Henry Chawner.

Estimate: $550
Price realised: $550


Lot number 508
Chinese silver box modelled as an articulated koi carp. The fish has an articulated body of 30 sections, the eyes inlaid with glass beads. Stamp mark under the lower fins, head opens on a hinge under the jaw to reveal a cavity within the body. L:300mm.

Estimate: $850
Price realised: $1450


Lot number 520
Silver plated Art Nouveau centrepiece in the manner of WMF, the central trough raised on four columns from an oblong plinth, inset with a glass liner, two circular suspended baskets hanging from either end. W:510mm, H:390mm

Estimate: $350
Price realised: $500


Lot number 583
A Georgian period primitive circular pine country stool with dished top and three simple pegged legs. D:360mm, H:350mm.

Estimate: $250
Price realised: $190


Lot number 606
A Georgian mahogany bowfront chest of five drawers. Deep cross banded top with brass stringing, oval brass handles and shaped apron between splay feet. W:1070mm, D:435mm, H:1050mm.

Estimate: $1400
Price realised: $1625


Lot number 643
Ian George (Samoan) acrylic on canvas, "The Gathering", initialled and dated '95, entitled. 765 x 1100mm

Estimate: $800
Price realised: Unsold