Cordys

0424

An impressive platinum emerald and diamond necklace
thirty-three cushion, oval and emerald cut medium-dark emeralds bead set and surrounded by a halo of small round brilliant cut diamonds, TEW 82.71ct, TDW 9.23ct, push clasp with safety catch. Gemologist report available.

Realised: $30,000

0356

A French retro 18ct gold bracelet
eleven 'chunky' links in the form of plaited rope, large push clasp with safety catch, by André Col, Paris. In original box. 138gm.

Realised: $11,100

0365

An 18ct gold natural 'cornflower blue' sapphire and diamond ring
the oval facet cut Ceylonese sapphire of 3.31cts (certified 'no heat-no treatment'), encircled by 16 round modern brilliant cut diamonds, each shoulder with a trilliant cut diamond and four further brilliant cut diamonds. Valuation available and GFCO Gem Lab sapphire certificate.

Realised: $10,500

0642

Peter McIntyre (1910-1995)
‘Peter McIntyre, Camouflage dugouts, NZ Division HQ at Baggush, 13 March 1942’, graphite on paper, signed, 490 x 590mm. Provenance: Gifted to a friend of the artist, a military collector. Note: McIntyre was one of four official war artists for the NZ Division in WWII, he completed many portraits of NZ heroes, military strategies and a noted series on the life of a New Zealand soldier, both in the frontlines and in the rear areas, of which this work is from. Illustrated: 'Peter McIntyre War Artist' by Peter McIntyre, 1981. Pg.102. This work is a preparatory sketch for a watercolour held in the collection of Archives New Zealand.

Realised: $8,250

0459

An Omega Speedmaster 'Ed White' chronograph wristwatch
1965, ref.105.003 - 65, with 17 jewel cal.321 movement, ser. 22827554 (1965). All original straight lug case, DO90 bezel, hands and black dial, pushers and crown with wear commensurate with age. No strap, movement requires servicing.

Realised: $6,500

0357

An 18ct. white gold and multi-diamond tennis bracelet
the single row of 71 Princess cut diamonds in rub-over box settings. TDW 5.16ct. Valuation available.

Realised: $6,300

0643

Peter McIntyre (1910-1995)
‘Brewing up’, graphite on paper, signed, note '61' bottom left corner, 400 x 460mm. Provenance: Gifted to a friend of the artist, a military collector. Note: McIntyre was one of four official war artists for the NZ division in WWII, he completed many portraits of NZ heroes, military strategies and a noted series on the life of a New Zealand soldier, both in the front lines and in the rear areas, of which this work is from. Illustrated 'Peter McIntyre War Artist' by Peter McIntyre, 1981. Pg.101. A paragraph in this publication refers to this artwork: 'In the trucks, the numb, huddled in activity of the body produced a state of yoga in which the mind became detached to roam the past and blindly probe the looming future. Desert travel became an art. In the brief halts any Kiwi could leap from the truck before the wheel stopped turning and, within three minutes, brew up tea in a Benghazi burner fuelled by a mixture of sand and petrol that roared afresh when prodded with a bayonet'.

Realised: $6,250

0178

A rare late 19th early 20thC Maori carved kauri figure supported inkwell
fine detailed carving, one figure supported on the back of a kneeling figure, all on an oval base, the bowl with original glass inkwell and black stained finish, paua inset eyes. L. 260, H.155mm. Note: This Rotorua school carving has its origins based in the legend of Tamatekapua and Whakaturia stealing the bowl of Uenuku. Carver unknown.

Realised: $6,200

0367

A modern three stone diamond set platinum ring
with central oval brilliant of 0.92ct flanked by two oval brilliants totalling 0.97ct, each claw and pillar set with under bezel on plain tapered band. Valuation available.

Realised: $6,000

0368

A platinum and diamond solitaire ring
a 2.03ct round brilliant cut diamond claw set with a tapered baguette diamond to each side. Gemologist report available.

Realised: $5,000

0359

A 14ct white gold and diamond tennis bracelet
claw set with sixty-eight round brilliant cut diamonds; push clasp with safety catches. TDW 4.08ct. Gemologist report available.

Realised: $4,800

0265

A pair of Chinese porcelain vases
ovoid with trumpet mouths, decorated in iron red highlighted with gilding depicting an apparition of three women before an emperor. Qianlong seal mark under the base. H345mm. Provenance: The collection of R. C. Waldron (Ronnie Ronalde) the renowned British music hall singer and siffleur.

Realised: $4,000

0285

An outstanding Japanese Meiji period okimono of a barrel maker
modelled seated and chiselling a large diameter barrel interior. Raised on an asymmetrical plateau that accommodates his toolbox and seating mat. Signed on an inlaid gold lacquer tablet under the base. H.120mm

Realised: $4,000

0645

Robin White (b.1946)
‘Beginner's Guide to Gilbertese’, set of five woodblock prints plus cover sheet print, each titled, signed and dated '83 and match numbered 2/20. 170 x 210mm each. Titles: ‘I am doing the washing’, ‘The canoe is in the baraka’, ‘Michael is sleeping on the bed’, ‘The name of this girl is Florence’ and ‘The maneaba’. Provenance: The artist's collection to Guy Ngan, sold at Cordy's 21/8/2006. Note: Robin White studied at Elam School of Fine Arts in the 1960's with Colin McCahon as one of her teachers. She has cited McCahon as an 'important influence on her development and commitment as an artist'. In 1969 she moved to Bottle Creek, Paramata, teaching art at Mana College where she learned the skills of screen printing (not taught at Elam in the 1960's). Here White further developed her art, anchoring her strong refined regionalist landscape style, incorporating rural towns and people. Being of the Baha'i faith, White moved to Kiribati in 1982 with her family to provide voluntary support to the growing Baha'i community, she lived there for 17 years. Her life was different, the atoll confining, she incorporated her everyday life into her art. This set of woodblocks made shortly after her arrival are infused with her hard-edged developed style. White has been living back in New Zealand since 1999. See https://www.aucklandartgallery.com/article/robin-white-s-beginner-s-guide-to-gilbertese

Realised: $4,000

0446

A Charles Reuge à Saint Croix musical automata alarm pocket watch
signed Reuge c.1960, 17 jewel lever movement with attached pinned cylinder movement, alarm hand, printed landscape scene with automata of a lady operating a water pump and a falconer on horseback, gold plated open face case with engraved musical instruments to the back cover, cuvette signed and numbered 2360 and press button to operate musical movement and automata, Dia.57mm. With fitted box and key.

Realised: $3,500

0369

An 18ct white gold topaz sapphire and diamond ring
the 10.33ct emerald cut natural topaz (GIA gB 2/3) claw set and framed by 26 round brilliant cut diamonds, a further outer band of 42 channel set emerald cut natural blue sapphires. Valuation available.

Realised: $3,500

0574

A George III mahogany bachelor’s chest
flat front with four full width graduating drawers, brass decorative fret cut back plate handles and escutcheons, a dressing slide to the top, raised on shaped bracket feet. Of small proportions. 765 x 465 x 820mm.

Realised: $3,450

0162

A 19th/20thC Maori carved female figured post ex. Whakarewarewa Village Rotorua
her chin with moko traces, a cloak with remains of diamond patterning in red, white and black paint and taniko detail wrapped around her shoulders, a large green painted hei tiki hangs around her neck, a patu below to her right hand. H.660mm. Registered Y21023

Realised: $3,400

0161

A 19th/20thC Maori carved female figured post ex. Whakarewarewa Village
the female figure with chin moko, a cloak with remains of white paint and taniko detail wrapped around her shoulders, a large green painted hei tiki hangs around her neck, a patu below to her right hand. Rising from a short post length with diamond notched rail space, the base worn. H.1000mm. Registered Y21022.

Realised: $3,400

0426

A pair of 14ct white gold tanzanite and diamond drop earrings
each earring with three oval cut violet blue tanzanites claw set and surrounded by a halo of round brilliant cut diamonds, posts for pierced ears. TTW 10.31ct, TDW 0.81ct. Gemologist report available.

Realised: $3,100