Cordys

0101

WWII British Fairbairn Sykes dagger
broad arrow and “2” stamped to handle, 3rd pattern, with original leather scabbard included.

Realised: $620

0102

A WWII knuckle knife
either Australian or NZ, the spearpoint blade marked ‘AKE Regd’ fitted to a cast aluminium handle. L.265mm.

Realised: $300

0103

Four WWI period silver plate presentation entree dishes 'From the Officer's 28th Brigade R.F.A.' (Royal Field Artillery)
two lidded, one with presentation engraving; together with two open dishes with liners. Provenance: Presented to Major Joseph Oxley English (1857-1936) on his retirement c.1919. J O English was our vendor's wife’s great-grand-father. His wife inherited the dishes on the death of his wife, Florence, in 1953.

Realised: $200

0104

An Irish tooled leather wallet inscribed Magilligan P.O.W. Camp 1975
decorated with a pistol, map of Ireland, and harp. 170 x 100mm.

Realised: $80

0105

A collection of English military badges
principally cap badges

Realised: $100

0106

A set of miniature WWI medals
the three medals with ribbons.

Realised: $70

0107

A C.F. Goldie print
"A Good Joke". Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist] $50.00 [BL954-0024] 0108 A whalebone hei tiki, carved by Mike Higgs, in traditional stance with head turned to the right and hands grasping thighs, paua ring inset eyes. H.110mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $275

0108

A whalebone hei tiki
carved by Mike Higgs, in traditional stance with head turned to the right and hands grasping thighs, paua ring inset eyes. H.110mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $375

0109

A Mike Higgs carved greenstone pekapeka
the two carved back-to-back heads with paua inlaid eye. L.70mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $120

0110

A Mike Higgs carved stylised Maori pendant
the tapered face with paua shell ring inlaid eyes. L.90mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $200

0111

A Mike Higgs carved stylised Maori pendant
the figure similar to above with double spiral centre, notched paua shell ring inset eye. L.75mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $190

0112

Mike Higgs greenstone carved manaia form pekapeka pendant
red sealing wax inset to the eye. L.88mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $210

0113

A Mike Higgs carved greenstone stylised Maori pendant
the weku head with tail looping to the figure's mouth, paua ring inset eye. L.75mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $170

0114

A vintage Maori carved walking stick
with wheku heads carved to the handle, the shaft with wrythen twist carving. Old insect damage. L.910mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $240

0115

A Maori carved figure
in the manner of a poutokomanawa, modelled standing male with moko, hair bundled as a topknot, upper body and limbs caved with notched spirals; on octagonal base. H.490mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $400

0116

A wood carved trinket box
pyramid form with flat top, a lizard crouching to the lid, the exterior with Aboriginal influenced poker work decoration. 205 x 110 x 130mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $280

0117

A Tongan stool
bowed rectangular platform top with carving, raised on four cradle legs, W.565mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $100

0118

A Cook Islands stool (no'oanga)
bowed rectangular platform top, raised on four short flexed legs with pad feet, W.375mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $150

0119

A Pacific stool
bowed rectangular platform top, raised on short stump legs, W.500mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $130

0120

A carved wood model
of a New Caledonian tribal hut. H.380mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Estimate: $120

0121

A Pacific club used in the game of paipai
club end curved and swollen with short raised spine, long circular section shaft, stop at the butt, blackened wood, L.840mm.

Estimate: $100

0122

A Solomon Islands food bowl and another
the oval bowl with lime decorated carved rim, the other with asymmetrical scalloped ends and inverted side rims. L430 and 540mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $90

0123

A Fijian ula (missile club)
with squat spherical fluted head and notched gip. Dark stained. L.520mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $100

0124

A PNG carved figure
primitive form, with cat’s eye shells for eyes. H.660mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $100

0125

A PNG kundu drum
with flanged based decorated with surface carving and pigment. H.1100mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $100

0126

A Hawaiian model outrigger canoe
with pandanus woven sail. L.480mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Estimate: $100

0127

A pair of early 20thC Dutch East Indies naive European figures
carved in mahogany, of corseted women wearing high necked jackets. Mounted together on an oblong plinth. 450 x 255 x 390mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $180

0128

A Kenyan Kamba tribal stool
the circular top inlaid with glass beads, raised on four legs. Dia.350mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $160

0129

A Kenyan Kemba tribal shield
inlaid with glass beads. H.370mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $190

0130

An African female figure
possibly Congolese, finely carved facial features and spiked headdress. H.410mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $100

0131

An African Boule tribal mask
horn headdress and pronounced facial features, old paint finish. H.490mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $100

0132

An African tribal headdress
the surmount piece with old paint finish. 390 x 130mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $50

0133

An African Boule tribal mask
horned headdress, old paint finish. H.520mm.

Realised: $100

0134

An African tribal Ashanti stool
traditional form and notched decoration. 540 x 245 x 370mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $120

0135

An African carved wood mask
bright painted, surmounted by a Yoruba mask finial. H.660mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $70

0136

An African carved wood mask
bright painted, surmounted by two crested birds. H.420mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $90

0137

An African tribal mask
with pronounced facial features, woven hair, fibre decoration, on wood stand. H.420mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $60

0138

An African Punu-Lumbo (Gabon) mask for the okyui dance ceremony
with remnant white clay. H.245mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Realised: $80

0139

A carved wood portrait bust of a Maasai woman
H.300mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Michael Higgs, [Tribal Artefacts, Polynesian Arts & Crafts, Private & Museum Supplies Specialist]

Estimate: $100

0140

An old Fijian tabua
with rich cream patina, re-drilled tip hole with fixed plaited coir cord. L.150mm.

Realised: $360

0141

A Fijian palmwood oval bowl and another
the former with shell inlaid rim, the latter Solomon’s hardwood. W.400 and 360mm.

Realised: $90

0142

A Fijian bilateral toothed club
with decorative notched carved body and shaft. L.1000mm.

Realised: $320

0143

A Fijian ula
20thC, with fluted head. L.510mm

Realised: $580

0144

A Fijian ula
20thC, with woven wrapped handle. L.510mm

Estimate: $350

0145

An old Cook Islands calcite reru (pounder)
traditional tapered cylindrical form with curved bar top, old damage and repair. H.135mm.

Realised: $80

0146

A Tongan carved wood necklace
male and female figures alternating with sectional cone shapes.

Realised: $425

0147

A Tongan teivakatoga club
of long paddle shape with medial rib at the blade end. L.1210mm

Realised: $220

0148

A Tongan teivakatoga club
of long paddle shape with medial rib at the blade end and pointed distal end. L.1120mm

Realised: $270

0149

A Tongan club
the head of tapering diamond section with incised zig-zag decoration with black and white pigments, the shaft with reduced grip terminating in a distal knob. L.740mm

Realised: $160

0150

A Samoan tanoa (kava bowl)
circular with flattened rim raised on sixteen short cylindrical legs. Dia.405mm

Realised: $425

0151

A Vanuatuan bridal ceremony woven fibre broad belt/sash
with geometric red stained decoration. 1250 x 340mm plus fringes.

Realised: $70

0152

A Solomon Islands kapkap
a tridacna clam shell disc centrally drilled and bound with fine plated fibre. W.130mm

Realised: $175

0153

A tapa cape
undyed natural colour, possibly Niuean. L.1180mm.

Realised: $100

0154

A PNG carved wooden mask
traditional features and notch cut lower border. H.755mm.

Realised: $90

0155

A PNG carved story board
from the Kambot village, Sepik River region. 400 x 600mm.

Realised: $120

0156

Two small PNG figures
the wood male and female figures, the male with bird headdress and old paint finish. H.470mm.

Realised: $100

0157

A carved PNG panel
from the Huli tribe, Hela province. 790 x 300mm.

Realised: $60

0158

A PNG small mask
fashioned from a turtle carapace and clay inset with shells and with boar tusk pierced septum, suspended on a shell necklace. H.180mm.

Realised: $75

0159

A PNG Sepik region cassowary feather headdress
with a multitude of feathers affixed to a woven string skullcap.

Realised: $180

0160

A stack of approximately 60 tridacna and cone shell 'money' discs
on display mount rod. H.480mm.

Realised: $120

0161

An old Pitcairn Island carved flying fish
lacking stand. L.315mm.

Realised: $130

0162

A rare Pitcairn Island book box
stamped: '...Made as a Souvenir...Home of the Mutineers of the HMS Bounty, Made by Cairn Christian'. 190 x 130 x 55mm.

Realised: $260

0163

An old and weathered Indonesian hardwood bust
with hair raised in a topknot. H.230mm

Realised: $100

0164

Two walking sticks
one dark wood Solomon Islands, the other African hardwood, both with portrait bust finials. L.930mm

Estimate: $120

0165

A Kiribati coconut wood sword
set with shark's teeth. L.770mm

Realised: $70

0166

2 PALMWOOD BOWS AND 4 ARROWS
Two palmwood bows and four bamboo arrows. L.1600mm.

Estimate: $100

0167

PALMWOOD BOWS AND 5 ARROWS
A palmwood bow and five bamboo arrows. L.1700mm.

Realised: $60

0168

An Indonesian woven mat
repeating snake like design, together with two bilum bags.

Realised: $110

0169

A small bilum purse
with palm leaf structure and fringe of small animal jawbones. W.195mm.

Realised: $60

0170

Two African Ashanti tribal fertility figures
carved wood, one blackened, one natural. H.360mm.

Realised: $340

0171

An African carved wood Ashanti fertility figure
with discoid head, the neck and waist with colourful beads. H.410mm

Realised: $160

0172

A dark stained carved bone shamanistic figure
with rattan bound head. H.210mm

Realised: $60

0173

A carved bone shamanistic figure
with interior rattle. H.160mm

Realised: $60

0174

A South African Eastern Cape Province Thembu tribal mask
oval with surmounting crown and fibre back cap, the face featuring slit eyes and painted highlights as well as a collar of cowrie shells. H.330mm.

Realised: $180

0175

Two small African shields
oval shape with incised and pigmented decoration, medial ribs with hide lashed handles behind. L.450 and 500mm.

Realised: $250

0176

An African Burkino Faso carved wooden figure
of a woman's head, arms and body. H.160mm.

Realised: $90

0177

An African Luba-Kasai (Congo DRC) headrest
supported by a kneeling female figure. W.240mm.

Realised: $120

0178

An African terracotta bust
with looping coiffure and scarified face highlighted with white paint. H.280mm

Realised: $100

0179

A tall African cast wooden female figure
she stands with a calabash balanced upon her head, hands to sides, on associated display stand. 890mm. Provenance: Private Collection of a Senior UNICEF Photographer in Africa c.1970 and her partner a diplomat with the British High Commission.

Realised: $120

0180

A Baule African tribal carved and painted mask
the stylised face with scrolling horns surmounted by a human figure, scarification and tusk highlights, painted in colours. H.740mm.

Estimate: $140

0181

An African Chokwe sacred wooden mask
pronounced facial features, decorative scarification and fibre hair.

Realised: $150

0182

An African Chokwe sacred wooden mask
pronounced facial features, decorative scarification and fibre hair.

Realised: $180

0183

Two African tribal dance rattles
hollow seed pods threaded on natural fibre.

Estimate: $120

0184

A Benin bronze plaque
of shield shape outlined with a ring border, moulded in high relief with a figure holding a bow and arrows in his right hand, a staff in his left. H.245mm.

Realised: $100

0185

An African Luba-Kasai (Congo DRC) headrest
supported by two figures, one with cascade coiffure the other with tripartite coiffure. W.270mm.

Estimate: $140

0186

An African terracotta equestrian figure
Republic of Mali, Djenné region, bright red pigment decorated. Repaired at the waist, H.360mm

Realised: $310

0187

An African carved wood rider and animal
the rider with articulated limbs and a red textile cape, raised on an adzed stick handle, H.530mm

Realised: $110

0188

An African sculpted ceramic double mask
in the manner of Baule. H.250mm

Realised: $110

0189

A yellow jade hook type pendant
and a Chinese brass fish shaped lock.

Realised: $880

0190

Two Maori Pre-European stone toki (adze blades)
both registered, Y16537 and Y16875. Lengths 173 and 100mm.

Realised: $110

0191

Three Maori Pre-European toki (adze blades)
registered Y15996, Y16864 and Y16865. L.120, 100 and 100mm. Provenance detailed on certificate: 'Dug up at Korarehera (Old Russell)' and 'Mauwearie Mt Wellington'.

Realised: $160

0192

Three Maori Pre-European stone toki. Registered Y762
Y16538 and Y16867. Lengths 120, 80 and 120mm.

Realised: $190

0193

A c.1900/early 20thC Maori carved kotiate
the blades with restrained lineal scroll and notch carved detail, one bottom lobe absent, presumably an original carving accident as original patina is intact, carved stylised head to the butt with power inset eyes, the grip with counter- sunk original lashing hole. L.375mm. Registered Y21012

Realised: $800

0194

An uncommon Maori carved hinged lidded box 'TAPU' by P.H. Leonard of Rotorua
the lid with stylised face, paua inset eyes, angular lineal and notch banded decoration, kowhaiwhai to the sides, original circular paper label to the interior. 205 x 130 x 89mm.

Realised: $550

0195

A small vintage Maori carved box
similar to above, maker unknown, no label. 100 x 95 x 50mm.

Realised: $250

0196

A 20thC traditional style Maori large matau (fishhook)
the curved wooden shank with large bone barbed end, waxed fibre lashing, plaited length of cord attached with spliced looped end. Overall L.800mm.

Realised: $340

0197

An early NZ print by Charles Heaphy
'View of Nelson Haven', 340 x 500mm

Estimate: $300

0198

A 'Sketch Map of the Waikato District'
Enclosed in Governor's Despatch 1864, (drawn by Chas. Heaphy, surveyor), signed by George Graham [(M.H.R.) present at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Hobson's staff)]. Torn on fold. 510 x 380mm.

Realised: $260

0199

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.

Realised: $250

0200

A teak truncheon from the 1913 Great Strike
idiosyncratically carved with seemingly indiscriminate motifs including skulls and crossbones, ferns, crowns, United Kingdom symbols, etc., but interestingly with the date 7/11/13, the day preceding the Auckland general strike. L.610mm

Realised: $210