September Art & Antique Auction

Auction Details

This large auction includes a fantastic array; chess, mahjong and domino sets, printer’s trays with type, a good selection of tools plus a tool box with contents, cased taxidermied fish, duck decoys, fishing gear, two large and impressive turtle shells, vertebrae walking stick, elephant tusk, reindeer and goat hides, carved ivory and antler, kauri gum, a fine selection of Indian miniatures from an important artist’s estate (also includes his easel),19thC Greek icon, good copper pans, boxes, fur coats, 18 lots of antique bone and wood lace bobbins, glass from Lalique, Waterford, Venini, tribal and artefacts from the Pacific, Australia, Africa as well as Maori and historic N.Z. items, interesting wood carved Maori figures, George Boyd, Len Castle, Woodnorth, Hutson, Crown Lynn and other N.Z. pottery, an impressive collection of Royal Worcester hand painted pieces, Moorcroft, Doulton, Lladro, Copenhagen. The Oriental section has, carved pips, a good selection of carved ivory, large Jadeite Kuanyin, famille rose, blue and white ceramics, tea dust vase, cloisonne, cinnabar lacquer box, Japanese netsukes, Imari, Yoshida woodblock prints.

The second section starts with the jewellery which is full of stylish pieces including diamonds,emeralds, pearls, jade, Tanzanite set jewellery, gold chains, heavy silver fashion bangles, earrings and necklaces, six outstanding chunky amber bead necklaces, eight lots of vintage ivory bangles, superb antique diamond rings, pendants, Rolex wristwatches, WWII military watch, gold and silver pocket watches, carriage clock, Cartier and Jaeger Lecoultre clocks, French mantel clocks, a select silver section, wine funnels, toddy ladles, cutlery, teapots, candlesticks, Art Nouveau WMF, eight lots of kelim cushions as well as the usual fine offering of antique and other Persian rugs, the 133 lots of furniture includes Sefton Powrie chairs, tables, dressers, a fantastic offering of Georgian wine tables, chairs, Sutherland and Pembroke tables, chests of drawers, corner cupboards, chest on chest, fall front bureaus, Victorian dining tables, a magnificent marble top credenza, French, Chinese and Japanese furniture, three exceptional large 19thC French gilt cushion mirrors, camphor chests, Chinese marriage chest, longcase clocks, table lamps, garden statuary including a fabulous pair of greyhounds, the art section offers works by Laugeson, Sholto Smith, Blythe Fletcher, Tom Burnett, C.H. Howarth, Ted Lattey, Beadle, Mable Hill, Rodney Fumston, Peggy Spicer plus many more artists.

Another fine auction from Cordy’s that must be viewed.

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Special upcoming entries
Tue 8th September:
Charlie Wilson hei tiki
Carved greenstone. Estimate $2200Details
Tue 8th September:
Quality Victorian walnut credenza
Estimate $5500Details

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