December Antique & Art Auction

Auction Details

This is it! The Famous Cordys Christmas Sale. A feast of gifts to delight the eye.

We offer antique keys, copper saucepans, lolly jars, vintage advertising, instruments, glass net floats, ivory tusks, ivory carvings, walking sticks, swordsticks, old strong boxes, shop counter, display cabinets, many delightful boxes including tortoiseshell, mother of pearl and silver, horn, papier-mâché, wood, tea caddies, work boxes, jewellery boxes, a sumptuous ivory cased sewing set, Mont Blanc pen, perfumes, miniature silver tea set on tray, kauri gum, large and impressive piece of Acropora coral, vintage toys, N.Z. postcards, Ken Kendall sculpture, banknotes, bronze figures, fishing equipment, a large collection of taxidermy including rams, red deer, pheasants, fallow deer, warthog, antelope, kudu, chamois, gemsbock, giraffe, hide rugs, cased fish, the glass collector has a choice of Lalique, Gallé, Daum, Kosta Boda, Waterford, Peter Raos, there are seven guitars to pick your way through, tribal and Maori artefacts, a pair of second edition Buller’s Birds, seven pieces from potter Rick Rudd, Smisek bottle, plus other potter’s works, a very good and original China war medal, for your Christmas dinner we can provide a Mason’s Strathmore set, a Mason’s Regency set and Hutschenreuther Blue Onion sets, other china includes Royal Worcester, Doulton, a large selection of good Chinese and Japanese jade, superb Chinese carved ivory card cases, Japanese ivory figures, Chinese famille rose, blue and white ceramics, scroll paintings, a Rhino horn libation cup, ivory puzzle balls, bronze opium weights, Japanese woodblock prints, a selection of katana and wakizashi. The jewellery section has a huge selection of ‘baubles, bangles and beads’ to solve all your gift problems. Antique and vintage gem set gold and silver rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and brooches, gold chains, pearl necklaces, vintage bakelite brooches, diamond rings, earrings, bracelets, sovereign, gold guinea, N.Z. greenstone, quartz jewellery, Chinese jade rings, coral rings, ruby, emerald, sapphire, tanzanite jewellery, pique earrings and brooch, Rolex wristwatches, Gerrard-Perregeaux wristwatch, 18ct. gold pocket watches, carriage clocks, good antique mantel clocks, an outstanding offering of fine silver including early trefid and dog nose spoons, a good silver and coral baby’s rattle, silver snuffs, vinaigrettes, flasks, N.Z. silver pieces, a large Norwegian silver cutlery service plus many other pieces of silver cutlery, silver candlesticks, tea sets, coffee pot, tongs, mugs, creamers, sauce boats, usual excellent selection of rugs, the furniture has something for everyone, N.Z. kauri and colonial pieces including an early carved folk art cupboard by William Ah Gee, display vitrines, corner cabinets, trunks, bedsides, dining tables and chairs, a huge banqueting table, an American Chinese style dining table and chairs, a Regency rosewood open bookcase, chests of drawers, a large haberdashery shop counter, Chinese and Japanese pieces of furniture, a luxurious antique chinoiserie tray from Castle Howard, carved Chinese Mahjong table, garden planters, lights, the art has works by Stanley Palmer, the Rutland Group, Buckland Wright, Delphine Woolford, Agnes Wood, John Gully, L.W. Wilson, Peggy Spicer, and much more. This is our last sale of the year and we have saved the best for last!.

To be included in any of our auctions please phone us on 09 523 1049 or email us at

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December Antique & Art Auction
Date: Tue 2nd December


Weekly Estate & Collectable Auction
Date: Mon 8th December


Special Christmas Auction
Date: Mon 15th December


January Antique & Art Auction
Date: Tue 20th January


Weekly Estate & Collectable Auction
Date: Tue 27th January



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John Cordy Limited is a private Auckland company specialising in the Auction Sale of Antiques, Art and Collectors Items.

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