IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS AUCTION WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 REGULATIONS. WE WILL UPDATE THIS SITE AS SOON AS MORE INFORMATION IS FORTHCOMING Cordy’s are privileged to present the collection of the late Ngaire Hart. Note to be held at our new address 553 MOUNT EDEN ROAD, MOUNT EDEN, We will have on-line live bidding for this auction ! Ngaire’s enthusiasm for life encompassed many fields; an antique dealer, an adventurous world traveller; a photographer of nature and portraiture; an amateur botanist and keen tramper. Alongside these pursuits sat an abiding passion for collecting. Her Flickr albums1 are an insight into who she was - a traveller with an eye for culture. Although not an ethnographic art collector, she was a significant gatherer of ‘artefacts’ in the broader sense. In Aotearoa she invested in collecting folk art, objects and ceramics, with particular reference to Te Ao Māori. Wharetana ware and Jane Brenkley pieces carved with Maori motifs form the major pillars of this collection, on a foundation of further folk art expressed in wood and ceramics together with early colonial pottery. Ngaire was employed with Cordys for a number of years and we knew her as a passionate collector until the end. We know she would be delighted to see her collection dispersed to fellow devotees. 1 Dear Cordy’s Client, With the concerns around Covid-19, please be assured that Cordy’s is prioritising the safety of staff and clients. We would like to reassure you that Cordy’s saleroom will remain open for viewings and that our auctions will continue. We have taken the step of increasing the number of Viewing Days for the Ngaire Hart Auction (to be held at our new saleroom 553 Mt. Eden Road) to spread the number of people viewing at any one time There are many ways in which you can take part in the auction – either in the room, via an absentee bid, on with more valuable items on the telephone. We invite you to use to access sale catalogues, email us to request a condition report, or to have an object appraised. While Covid-19 presents a challenge, we would like to assure you that Cordy’s will take every step to offer a full service to guide and assist you. If you need help at any stage of the registration, bidding or consignment process, please do not hesitate to contact us at