A bronze sculpture of a standing lion
with long mane and open snarling mouth. L.470mm.
A modern classical figure of a standing bull
his head lowered and tail raised, dark patina with polished highlights. L.490mm.
A bronze sculpture of a young man
modelled crouching on one knee, good dark patina. H.420mm.
A 19thC French bronze of Napoleon Bonaparte
stamped marks for the small De Braux foundry, he stands in formal military dress, one arm absent. H.450mm.
A Victorian bronze of a young woman with cherub tasting the new wine
finely modelled, she holds a grape bunch aloft in her right hand while the cherub drinks from the dish held in her left. Good original dark patina, unsigned. H.425mm.
Keith Johnston's Royal Atlas of Modern Geography
pub 1861, elephant folio size, quarter bound morocco with decorative gilt lettering on the front board with gilt stamp, gilt title to spine with raised cords. 48 double page maps with hand colouring in outline. Some faults.
'The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia' Vols I
II and III by Andrew Garron, 1st edition, 1886, including multiple black and white engravings and colour maps (including North Island and New Zealand).
A folio of loose engravings and chromolithographs
including leaves from Cassel's Pigeon Book, etc.
An early 19thC map of China
hand coloured in outline. 390 x 320mm
Two portrait miniatures
a woman, circular image in square ebonized frame; and a man, oval image in piano key ivory frame. Largest 110 x 110mm
A circular gilt framed collection of small plaster cameo and intaglio plaques
A framed set of nine small 19thC Baxter type prints
featuring gilt edged 19thC scenes.
'Prosecution', lithograph AP (artist's proof), signed and entitled. 220 x 150 image, 400 x 300mm paper size unframed.
A Victorian burr walnut stationery box
with sloping front, single drawer in base and fitted interior with perpetual calendar.
A Victorian Tunbridge ware box
the walnut exterior decorated with inlaid decoration, the interior relined and with a lift out tray. 305 x 220 x 140mm.
An Edwardian Sheraton revival mahogany games tantalus
three decanters with hobnail cut decoration, the interior with compartments for cards, etc.; a button releases a full width drawer to the base containing chess pieces, crib board, etc., two handles to the side. 355 x 300 x 330mm.
An early walnut box in the form of a hare
1900s Arts & Crafts, with copper detailling to ears, eyes, nose and toes, possibly American. 300 x 120 x 200mm.
An 18th/19thC painted and carved wood figure of a saint
with finely detailed features including glass eyes, wearing a traditional robe with pleated detail, original paint showing craquelure in soft red, mustard and darker tones. Provenance: the Douglas Wright estate. H.920mm.
An 18thC pewter plate and a 19thC pewter charger
Dia.300 and 420mm
A Victorian oval horn snuff box
the lid set with a facet cut citrine. L.75mm.
Two Art Deco chrome and risqué printed panel cigarette cases
each with a large photographic print of a woman in a revealing costume.
A 19thC 15ct. gold and hardstone desk seal
the shield form amethyst seal intaglio cut with a prancing horse below initials, the tapered square section handle of milky stone.
An early 20thC rosewood infill smoothing plane
parallel sides, closed handle, Scottish pattern, sole length 9½".
An antique Indonesian kris
with wooden hilt, wavy double edged blade, figured and straight grained wooden scabbard. Overall 490mm
An antique Indonesian kris
with carved ivory hilt, long and slender double edged straight blade with double fullers, figured grained wooden scabbard. Overall 670mm.
A vintage black Chanel 'Caviar' leather tote bag
with quilt stitching and gold metal fittings. With dust bag. As new.
An authentic pre-owned Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 tote bag
in monogram canvas complete with leather strap, padlock and keys. SHOULD READ SPEEDY '25'. DATE CODE TAB INSIDE FOR FRANCE FEB 2000
A vintage Louis Vuitton red Epi Leather 'Jasmin' handbag
soft rounded shape with double zip enclosure and leather handles.
An authentic pre-owned Chanel medium tote bag
in a black quilted pattern, large eyelets and woven chain strap. Original authentication card within. Some wear to exterior.
A carved striped agate veil tail goldfish
purchased in the 1950s in the German town of Idar-Oberstein.
An ivory inkstand
the glass ink bottle concealed in an ivory canister with Prince-of-Wales feathers carved to the lid; the oblong base carved with shamrock, thistle and roses to the corners. W.155mm.
A small carved ivory figure
of a drunken tinker. Height on wooden stand 110mm.
A pair of 19thC German carved ivory wine flutes
each with stags and hinds in high relief, raised on fluted stems from quatrefoil bases. Slight losses. H.215mm.
A small ivory rule
two fold and with original cover. L. 75mm.
A vintage walking stick
the Malacca cane shaft fitted to a monogrammed ivory handle and embossed silver plate collar. L.860mm
A late Victorian silver plate and horse hoof inkwell holder
with 'Judy, died 1891' engraved to the front, lidded and with glass inkwell. 120 x 150 x 80mm.
A Victorian miniature tilt top table
the circular top painted with angels and doves surrounded by flowers and ribbons, raised on a baluster column from a circular plinth base. D.340mm, H.260mm
A 1970s Hofner lute-guitar
the back of flame maple ribs, six stringed with removable carved rose to the centre, original label to base.
An early Victorian rosewood banjo barometer
c.1845, surmounted by a broken arch pediment, a damp/dry dial, alcohol thermometer and convex mirror to the trunk above the silvered main register and spirit level. H.960mm. BUYER WANTS TO TAKE HOME, WILL BE IN AUCKLAND WITHIN 2 WEEKS. ANDREW
A pair of French steel Art Nouveau scissors
made in Thiers the French cutlery capital, in original box. L.200mm
A 9ct gold Onoto fountain pen
with 14ct gold nib, in original box, London 1922.
A Parker 'Snake' limited edition fountain pen
1315/5000, with original box, certificate and papers.
A sterling silver ‘Yard-O-Led’ Corinthian ballpoint pen
hallmarked and numbered #1844, in original wooden box and complete with booklet and leather case.
A pair of Dutch brass candelabra
ornate turned brass column with six scrolling candle branches and one centre sconce. 370 x 520mm.
Six ancient Greek coins
including Alexander the Great (B.C. 336-323)
Five early period Roman coins
including Tiberius (A.D. 4-14)
Five ancient Roman denarius coins
including a Philip I the Arab (A.D.81)
Four ancient Roman denarius coins
including Vespasian (A.D. 73)
Six late Roman period bronze coins
including Constantine I (A.D. 310-11).
Two coins from the reign of Augustus Caesar
Eight Medieval coins
including Transylvanian Joseph I (A.D. 1708).
French 5 francs coin and Napoleon bronze Battle of Jenna medallion 1805
1692 Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel silver thaler
for joint rulers Rudolf August & Anton Ulrich (1685-1704), 'Wildman' obverse.
23 early French copper coins
A tiger skin rug with full head mount
by Van Ingen & Van Ingen, Mysore, India. On black felt edged canvas backing with taxidermist's labelling and stencil marks. Most claws remain. 2770 x 1820mm
A leopard skin rug with full head mount
by Van Ingen & Van Ingen, Mysore, India. On black felt edged canvas backing with remnant taxidermist's labelling and faint stencil marks. 2000 x 1320mm.
A 14½" wooden drake duck decoy
hand carved, moulded swivelling head, original condition, lead mushroom string and anchor, lead belly weight. c.1940.
A large 14" x 7" wide body wooden duck decoy
flat underside and hollow body, fitted with large wooden keel and original glass eyes. c.1940's.
A good 15" hand carved wooden display duck decoy
dark stained, attractive form with glass eyes.
Vintage fine weave canvas drake duck decoy
stuffed and shaped with cork chips for flotation, glass eyes, a very realistic model, c.1910-20s.
A vintage fine weave canvas mallard hen decoy
stuffed and shaped with cork chips, hand stitched and painted body.
A late 19thC carved wooden duck decoy
14½" solid wood body with keel, remnants of original paint and glass eyes. Noted as a beach find.
A Hardy Bros. 'The Knockabout' Palakona two piece split cane fly rod
with labelled canvas bag, the aluminium ferrule stamped with manufacturer's markings, c.1955. L.9'6".
A Wheatly Silmalloy metal fly box
6 x 3½"
A Wheatly fly box
6 x 3½" and another 4¼ x 4¼".
An F. Steans & Coy. Ltd. Ch-Ch N.Z. 3⅝" fly reel
with additional spool.
A J.W. Young & Sons 'Beaudex' 4" fly reel
An album collection of older world stamps
many British Commonwealth countries included.
A large album collection of Chinese stamps
includes many early issues 'Shanghai Municipality', etc., through to more recent issues.
'The Empire Stamp Album' collection of Chinese stamps
c.1984-1988, mainly Mint issues in sleeve mounts.
A cold painted Vienna bronze parrot
original paint finish, c.1900. H.65mm.
Three miniature cold painted Vienna bronze bulldogs
a dog L.70mm, a bitch and a puppy, original paint finish, c.1900
A cold painted lead frog
with original paint finish, c.1900. L.55mm.
Three small cold painted Vienna bronze animals
owl, elephant and bear, with original paint finish, c.1900.
Two tiny cold painted cast metal studies of children
together with a tiny golly charm, all with original paint finish.
A German postcard
the stamp featuring the head of Hitler, the postmark dated 1938.
Gordon Minhinnick (1902-1992) three WWII cartoons
'The Blighters Blitzed', 'Tally Ho !!' and 'The Wife Learns to Drive', ink on paper, each signed and entitled. 300 x 430mm.
A P1907 bayonet
the ricasso stamped 5 42, with scabbard (oval frog stud). L.570mm.
A WWI Yataghan bayonet
in original stitched leather scabbard with metal fittings. L.740mm.
A set of six early 1940s WWII posters by Beverley Pick
published in London. ‘Pancho Santos', ‘Joe Potocki', ‘John Adams', ‘Johan Nilsson', ‘Charles Forshay' and ‘They Come from the U.S.A.'. 490 x 730mm each.
An early 20thC Scottish dirk by R. G. Lawrie/ Glasgow
marked for the 2/7th Bn 1914-1918 (Scottish Coast Defences Brigade), the 28cm single edge steel blade with narrow fuller and scalloped back edge, the baluster grip carved with basket weave set with white metal studs, the pommel with a thistle, the black leather scabbard with silver plate mounts embossed with thistles, set with a small knife and fork of conforming design. Total L.480mm.
A double barrel muzzle loading percussion cap shotgun
by Ward & Sons, London. No licence required.
A pair of Irish flintlock coach pistols
early 18th century, the locks each marked 'Byrne fecit', walnut stocks with brass furniture including butts terminating in moulded mask bosses. Overall L.375mm. c.1700-1750. No licence required. The same engraving “Byrne Fecit” appears faintly on both pistols on the top straps of the barrels. Other markings are one the top strap behind the barrel – one above the fixing screw ‘32’ and one below the fixing screw ‘33’, both punched not engraved and of a later sans serif font. “No. 33” has a rejoined crack at the grip, filled borer holes, replacement ramrod, the front rod collar has a small split to the front edge and slight loss to the front edge, forward of the front rod collar hidden by the rod is an area with some wood filler. Apart from overall small handling knocks there’s a dent right forestock above the rear rod collar. “No 32” has a replaced ramrod, forward of the front rod collar hidden by the rod is a loose crack to the woodwork. Apart from overall small handling knocks there’s a small sliver of wood inlaid to a 2cm crack between the brass butt and the trigger back strap (paler colour), and a tight crack forward of the frizzen spring and diagonally up to the barrel.
A Spanish Victor Sarasqueta 12g side by side hammerless shotgun
the lock engraved with scrolls, polished walnut stock. S/N AM400180. Firearms licence required.
A Smiths' Khama Gunworks Ltd 12g double barrel shotgun
open hammers, nitro proof barrels. Firearms licence required.
An old aboriginal Wunda carved wood shield
traditional elongated lozenge form, the front with a wide band of swirling incised ridges, dot-type border, the back with raised integral handle, lineal incised banding. Chipping to one corner. L.740mm.
A Pitcairn Island carved wood fish
'Made by Andrew Young...', wall mounting, stamped maker's details to reverse. Fine real fish teeth set to the mouth. L.340mm.
A vintage Solomon Islands hardwood carved Nguzunguzu
finely detailed traditional stylised head form, the hands and chin supporting a bird, mother-of-pearl inlay. H.220mm.
An 18thC map 'L'Amerique...'(Western Hemisphere) by Jean Janvier
published Lattre’s 'Atlas Moderne', Paris 1783. 345 x 445mm.
Four chromolithographic prints of NZ flora
by Sarah Featon (1848-1927). Each framed.
A map of New Zealand by A Petermann
published by Justus Perthes, 1867. 330 x 210mm.
'A Voyage to The Pacific Ocean...'
(Cook's Voyages) Volume II, 1784, first Dublin edition of the official account of Cook's third and final voyage, original calf binding, octavo. 217 x 140mm.
'Murihiku and the Southern Islands. A History of the West Coast Sounds
Foveaux Strait, Stewart Island, The Snares, Bounty... from 1770-1829', by Robert McNab, pub Wm. Smith, Invercargill, 1907, 1st, boards loose.
Charles Kensington ink and watercolour
the Shaw, Savill & Albion Line ‘SS Tokomaru’ under way, signed. The Tokomaru was sunk by German torpedo 1915 off Le Havre, France. 185 x 375mm.
A scarce early black and white lithograph after Charles Heaphy 1841
'Part of Lambton Harbour, in Port Nicholson', drawn by Allom, printed by Hullmandel, reissue c.1891. Mounted, unframed. 360 x 535mm.
A scarce early black and white lithograph after Charles Heaphy 1841
'View of a Part of the Town of Wellington', drawn by Allom, printed by Hullmandel, reissue c.1891. Mounted, unframed. 360 x 535mm.
An early colonial pencil sketch on paper
artist unknown, indistinctly inscribed 'Schools & Dormitories' along with signature. 240 x 305mm. [A view of St John's College, Auckland, circa 1860. Offered IAC 2009 Est.$1000-1500]
George Chance vintage silver gelatin photograph
'Ploughing, South Canterbury', signed and entitled, labelled on reverse. 205 x 255mm.
George Valentine 19thc photograph ‘Rotomahana Hotel Te Wairoa’
the rare large format image with two figures in the foreground; the publican Joseph McRae together with possibly Aporo Te Wharekaniwha. Entitled, numbered 38 and initialled. 190 x 290mm (7 1/2 x 11 1/2")
A panoramic photo of Wellington
photographer unknown, dated 3.1.1930, showing reclamation, oak framed. 185 x 940mm