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.
A spectacular 18ct. white gold ruby and diamond wide bangle
of Belle Epoque style with flared dished open worked top section of radiating design, seven oval facet cut rubies as a central floral with further radiating rubies, further highlighted with 432 modern brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 4.27ct, TRW 6.90ct. Insurance valuation available.
A c.1900 museum quality large and impressive Japanese ivory ornately carved tusk section
the all-over decoration of a busy market scene with multiple figures, various stall sellers, buildings and trees, highlighted in deep relief, wide flat top rim, the base fitted to a carved hardwood stand raised on four scroll legs. The Asian elephant tusk section measuring 175 x 140 x 390mm. Provenance: This lot sold previously by Cordy's came from the estate collection of the late Mr Charles Cox (passed away 1992), an Auckland businessman who collected through his entire life, after collecting European porcelain, he then developed an interest in Oriental items. He purchased throughout New Zealand with 'many items purchased from Cordy's auctions', the majority of his collection was gathered through the 1960s and 1970s. His family note that his collecting was an all-consuming passion
An impressive unique designer 18ct. white gold pink sapphire yellow and white diamond cocktail ring
in a flowerhead design with central cushion cut yellow diamond of 2.01ct. framed by 16 pear cut pink sapphires set as petals totalling 11.52ct, highlighted with a further band of small yellow sapphires and white diamonds. Valuation available.
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.
A platinum and diamond solitaire ring
a 2.50ct marquise cut light yellow diamond claw set with a tapered baguette diamond to each side, TDW 3.10ct. Gemologist report available.
An 18ct. white gold large diamond cluster ring
of overall octagonal form, the top formed as a combination of nine geometric baguette cut diamonds forming an elongated octagonal form with TDW 1.66ct., framed by an encircling band of small diamonds and further small diamonds to the shoulders, these 134 modern brilliant cuts of TDW 0.73ct. Valuation available.
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.
A 14ct white gold sapphire and diamond bracelet
claw set with a double row of forty-two oval cut pink sapphires, with a row of four small round brilliant cut diamonds between each pair of sapphires. TSW 36.42ct, TDW 1.90ct. Gemologist report available.
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'.
An 18ct white gold ruby and diamond bracelet
eleven oval cut dark pinkish red rubies claw set, each linked by two round brilliant cut diamonds; push clasp with safety catch. TRW 23.88ct, TDW 0.53ct. Gemologist report available.
A large and impressive 18ct. white gold sapphire and diamond disc form pendant
radiating convex flowerhead form, with central circular facet cut rubellite of 2.65ct framed by 34 vibrant mid-blue sapphires totalling 8.39ct and a multitude of small framing diamonds of TDW 3.19ct. Dia.48mm. Valuation available.
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.
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.
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.
An 18ct yellow gold and diamond tennis bracelet and earring suite
the bracelet with 42 round brilliant cut diamonds, each in a square box setting; the conforming earrings each with four brilliant cuts. Approximate TDW 6 to 8 ct.
An 18ct. white gold and diamond wide tennis type bracelet
of twenty-six square links with tapered frame each enclosing four princess cut diamonds (total 104). TDW 3.83ct. Valuation available.
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.
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.
J. H. Heffer (Petty Officer Royal Navy)
'Sinking of "Mainz" Heligoland Bight, August 28th 1914', oil on canvas, 670 x 885mm, titled lower centre, signed lower left 'J. H. Heffer R.N'. Note: P/O J. H. Heffer R.N. served on the H.M.S. Euryalus and personally witnessed the scenes he painted. In this way, his works are unique. Euryalus was an armoured cruiser built for the Royal Navy around 1900. She became flagship of the Southern Force defending the eastern end of the English Channel and was present at the Battle of Heligoland Bight a few weeks after the war began. S.M.S Mainz was a Kolberg class light cruiser of the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) during the First World War. She had three sister ships, SMS Kolberg, Cöln and Augsburg. Built at the AG Vulcan shipyard in Stettin she was launched in January 1909 and commissioned into the High Seas Fleet in October the same year. Armed with a main battery of twelve 10.5 cm SK L/45 guns she had a top speed of 25.5 kn. After her commissioning, she served with the II Scouting Group, part of the reconnaissance forces of the High Seas Fleet and was assigned to patrols off the island of Heligoland at the outbreak of World War I in early August 1914. At the Battle of Heligoland Bight on 28 August 1914, the German patrol forces were attacked by superior British forces, including five battlecruisers and several light cruisers. Mainz was initially stationed in support of the forces on the patrol line. She attempted to reinforce the beleaguered German forces and encountered the much stronger force of British vessels. They scored several damaging hits with gunfire and a torpedo that disabled Mainz and prompted her commander to abandon ship. The British rescued 348 men from the crew before the ship rolled over and sank. 89 men were killed in the battle, including her commanding officer.