This February auction includes fantastic collections from estates & private vendors: Items from the natural world, books, 19thC prints, boxes, bronzes, textiles, instruments, fishing, banknotes, stamps, sticks, militaria, Pacific, African & Maori artefacts, N.Z. historical items, Whitefriars, Tiffany lamp, Lalique, two rare Royal Doulton pieces, Moorcroft, Chinese and Japanese ceramics, jade and carved ivories. The second session starts at 5pm with jewellery: N.Z. colonial, diamond, emerald, ruby, pearl & aquamarine rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, gold chains and more. An impressive Emerald & diamond necklace and coloured stone jewellery really stand out !. Clocks & watches include a vintage Omega ‘Ed White’ chronograph and a stunning 19thC French gold, diamond and enamel chatelaine watch. Collector’s silver: scent bottles, Irish cutlery, tea-sets & George III silver banquet tray. A good selection including older examples of Turkoman, Baluchi, Kilim cushions & rugs, Georgian & Victorian dining tables, chairs, great selection of chests, a modern designer suite of chests and side tables, Chinese rosewood, a great selection of garden pots & urns. The art section has works by Peter McIntyre including to rare WWII drawings, Suzanne Goldberg, Robin White suite of prints, Gretchen Albrecht, together with works by other national and international artists.
This will be the last auction to be held at 180 Great South Road, Remuera, Auckland 1051
Note: This auction will be the first to be held in our new premises at 553 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024. All future auctions will be held at this address
Cordy’s are privileged to be offering as a single vendor auction the Collections of the late Ngaire Hart. Ngaire’s enthusiasm for life extended across many fields; she was an antique dealer; her love of the natural world saw her partake in wide-ranging and adventurous world travel; she was a photographer of nature and ethnographic portraiture; a tramper and amateur botanist in the local environment; but whilst pursuing all those she also indulged an abiding passion for collecting. Her collecting encompassed New Zealand folk art, early colonial period pottery; specialist fields of Crown Lynn’s production; artefacts and ethnography from Maori and other cultures, studio art, textiles, fine art, walking sticks, etcetera. Highlights include what we believe to be among the largest private collections of Jane Brenkley; a considerable specialist selection of Crown Lynn Wharetana Maori Art Pottery; one of the rarest pieces of NZ colonial majolica pottery – the Maori wahine figure sculpted by W. H. Barrett of the Wellington School of design for P. Hutson & Co.; and four of the desirable set of Sherwin & Cotton Maori portrait tiles. But Ngaire’s collection is wide-ranging as well as wonderfully rich with pieces ranging from Chester Nealie studio pottery to Tibetan thangkas; Len Castle pottery to Alan Taylor paintings; Pitcairn Island souvenirs to Giant Clam shells. Ngaire worked at Cordy’s for some time, we knew her as a passionate collector until the end, we know she would be delighted to see her collections dispersed to fellow devotees.