Robin White (b.1946)
'Florence and Harbour Cone', silkscreen print 17/40, signed and dated 'R. White 12/75' and inscribed with title (upper margin). 630 x 430. Ref: Robin White New Zealand Painter (Martinborough 1981) p. 58 (col illus); p. 107, 168.

Realised: $7,500


A large harlequin set of German .800 silver cutlery
mainly two patterns and including 12 of the following; dessert spoons, dessert forks, cake spoons, fish knives, fish forks, teaspoons, coffee spoons, fruit knives and forks, dinner knives, luncheon knives; 11 cake spoons & table forks; butter knives and rests (6), cake forks (5), pairs: salad server, pickle forks, fish servers with gilded blades; serving utensils (4), serving spoon, butter knife, cheese knife, baby pusher and odd dessert fork. Weight (solid items only) 4315gms (excludes filled silver handled utensils). Contained in seven drawer cutlery cabinet, the bottom drawer with collection of oddments, including cutlery, candelabra capitals and drip trays etc. Provenance: Originally belonging to Benjamin David Magnus born Hamburg died November 1942 in Terezín concentration camp (Czechoslovakia, River Alba). See additional photos.

Estimate: $3,750


A large modern impressive console table of French baroque style
lavishly gilded with plain black marble top, ornately decorated with leaves, flowers, scrolls and swags supported on eight tapering square column supports with serpentine stretchers. 2220 x 690 x 940.

Realised: $2,200


A 19thC French Art Nouveau walnut desk
the rectangular top with tooled leather inset, three frieze drawers to each side with original gilt metal Art Nouveau handles, tapered square section legs with fine scroll detail, C-form stretchers to the base with further long rail. 1600 x 1000 x 750. Provenance: Purchased Capocchi Antiques, Melbourne, 2012.

Realised: $3,500


A pair of old French giltwood framed fauteuils upholstered in good tapestries
the shaped backs upholstered with tapestries of children, the seats with scenes from Aesop's Fables. Some distress to fabric.

Realised: $2,000


Two contemporary diamond encrusted rings
set in 18ct. white gold, both designed as twin diamond buckles to the shoulders linked by diamond ribbons, one additionally with a princess cut diamond raised in a claw mount to the centre. TDW 1.32cts. Valuation available.

Estimate: $2,500


A Grange 'Ermitage' dining table, six chairs and matching credenza. Oval extension dining table with paint finish; six chairs with woven rush seats; credenza with two cavetto fronted frieze drawers above two doors.

Realised: $1,500


A lady's 18ct. yellow sapphire and diamond cluster ring in the Art Deco manner
the central emerald cut yellow sapphire of approx. 1.35ct. framed by 10 round brilliant cut diamonds with four baguettes angled to the corners and three further round brilliant cut diamonds to each shoulder. TDW of 0.50ct.

Estimate: $2,500


Barbara Barry sofa
'Social Scene' oatmeal fabric with pale blue, oatmeal and silver cushions, purchased by our vendor from Cavit & Co, retail $18,000. 2362 x 1016 x 864.

Realised: $2,900


A rare George III silver adjustable warming stand
the central burner with reeded edged mildly dished removable top, crested and with script initials, fitted to the bulbous base supported by four plain square section arms with button ends upon which slide four plate/dish supports, plain scroll arms, tapered bell form feet. London 1785 by Charles Aldridge & Henry Green. Weight 498gms. 1265 x 1265 x 88.

Estimate: $2,000


An antique 18ct. gold and diamond cluster ring
the central old cut diamond, claw set and surrounded by eight smaller diamonds, all diamonds foil backed.

Estimate: $1,800


A vintage Kelvin & Hughes Ltd of England brass cased ship's binnacle compass
the brass cover with hinged oval plate revealing a glazed panel for viewing the gimballed compass, maker's details to the compass plate including 'Type No. 72958', raised on a mahogany stand with brass fittings. Provenance: Imported for Mason Bros. for the Stewart Island ferry 'Wairua' when the purchase fell through, it was used as a display at Fosters.

Estimate: $1,800


An old Aboriginal didgeridoo by Jack Wherra
plain natural wood with incised designs of snakes, emus, crocodile, wombat, turtle, kangaroo. Length 930. Signed Jack Wherra (c.1924-1980), a Ngarinyin man from the Kimberley, Western Australia. Jack developed has narrative carving style while in jail for 'tribal killings'. He received a pardon in 1963.

Estimate: $1,800


A Rotherhams London 18ct. gold cased chronograph pocket watch
keyless wind, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, railtrack minutes and 300 split divisions, gold hands and blued steel sweep second hand actioned by a stop lever mechanism to the case side. The case hallmarked Birmingham 1900, gold dust cover numbered 27462, matching numbered movement back. 51mm dia case. Total weight 126gms.

Realised: $1,200


A 19thC artist unknown
portrait of Rewi Maniapoto, oil on canvas, unsigned. 675 x 500. Note: Our vendor's late great-grandfather, George Henry Easthrupp Wells (1864-1960) of Onehunga was at the age of seven 'kidnapped by Maoris and taken to Otorohanga', it is recorded that Mr Wells used to recall 'he saw Sir George Grey, Mr John Sheehand and other members of the government who were negotiating with the Maoris for land for the Main Trunk Railway'. Rewi Maniapoto and Te Wahanui permitted the Main Trunk Railway to enter the King Country, presumably this association is why Henry Wells and family held this work in their collection.

Realised: $1,200


A fine hand knotted Afghan Andkhoi carpet
the field decorated with four large medallions and scattered geometric floral designs, bordered by multiple narrow guards and borders in rich red and blue tones. 3500 x 2500.

Estimate: $1,600


A George II silver porringer
with reeded strap handles, characteristic fluted decoration raised on a spreading ring foot, with oval scroll framed vacant cartouche. London 1749 by Richard Bayley. Height 100, 310gms.

Realised: $800


An 18ct. white gold ruby and diamond cluster pendant on chain
the rectangular pendant of domed form set with 25 oval facet cut rubies totalling 4.90ct. highlighted with modern brilliant cut diamonds between, further diamonds to the suspension bale, TDW 0.62ct, suspended on a fine box link silver chain.

Realised: $1,400


A William IV and Victorian heavy silver six place setting of King's pattern cutlery service
comprising six William IV table forks, London 1834, six Victorian dessert forks, London 1854, six William IV dessert spoons, London 1830 and six Victorian teaspoons, London 1849. Total weight 1.6kgs, together with six silver plate matching table knives and entrée knives with Sheffield steel blades.

Realised: $1,300


A lady's English made Art Deco style 18ct. diamond and ruby dress ring
the diamond setting including five old brilliant cut diamonds with TDW of 0.65ct. highlighted with four square cut rubies.

Estimate: $1,600


A lady's 18ct. white gold ruby and diamond cluster ring
the oval facet cut ruby framed by 10 modern brilliant cut diamonds with two further baguette cut diamonds raised from the shoulders.

Estimate: $1,600


1oz. fine gold nuggets
the parcel detailed '24ct. oz Waihi'. The parcel weight 32.89gms.

Realised: $1,590


1oz. fine gold nuggets
similar to above. Parcel weight 32.72gms.

Realised: $1,550


1oz. fine gold nuggets
similar to above. Parcel weight 31.36gms.

Realised: $1,550


1oz. fine gold nuggets
similar to above. Parcel weight 31.17gms.

Realised: $1,550


1oz. fine gold nuggets
in small envelope, detail to the exterior '1oz. fine gold'. Parcel weight 32.92gms.

Realised: $1,575


1oz. fine gold nuggets
similar to above. Parcel weight 34.02gms.

Realised: $1,700


1oz. of Waihi gold nuggets
the nuggets contained within a paper parcel detailed to the exterior '1oz. 24ct. Waihi'. Total weight of parcel 32.72gms.

Realised: $1,570


1oz. fine gold nuggets
similar to above. The parcel weight 31.91gms.

Realised: $1,550


1oz. fine gold nuggets
wrapped in a paper parcel including Bank of N.Z. receipt dated 6/12/40 and detailed 'Assay 9735, 23 11/32cts.' and named 'From Frederick Peters'. Total weight of parcel 32.37gms.

Realised: $1,500


1oz. fine gold nuggets
similar to above. Parcel weight 31.84gms.

Realised: $1,550


1oz. fine gold nuggets
the tissue outer marked '1oz 24ct. Waihi'. Parcel weight 32.90gms.

Realised: $1,580


1oz. fine gold nuggets
similar to above. 32.19gms.

Realised: $1,560


1oz. fine gold nuggets
similar to above. Parcel weight 31.99gms.

Realised: $1,550


25+gms of fine gold nuggets
in envelope detailed '1oz. Fine Gold'. Total weight of package 26.66gms.

Realised: $1,300


A mid-20thC large Burmese rosewood burr slab form table
natural edge displaying paler tone with tight burls, highly polished top displaying tight burrs in dark brown/red tone, raised on three short serpentine square section legs. The round top approximately 1280 x 1300 x 41.

Realised: $1,050


A modern high gloss black lacquer side cabinet
French contemporary style with criss-cross 'cushioned' front, and restrained gilded decoration, the two central doors open to reveal four fitted drawers, the two end cupboards each with one single shelf, gilt metal ring handles and short inverted vase shaped legs. 1600 x 480 x 920.

Realised: $950


A Victorian rosewood sideboard collector's cabinet
the marble top with thumb edge moulding, shelves to each side with the central cupboard opening to reveal numerous small collector's drawers, one side with a locked secret compartment, on plinth base with decorative corbels to top and bottom. 1410 x 410 x 1200.

Realised: $1,900


A large modern elaborate mirror of French baroque style
three mirror panels the frames lavishly gilded with ornate leaves, flowers, scrolls and swags.

Estimate: $1,500


A vintage enamel sign
'Ridley & Son, Tea Growers & Importers. Head Office, Christchurch Estd. 1889', depicting four silhouetted lightly clad black women carrying baskets of various quality teas priced between 1/- to 1/- 9p., before an architectural sketch of the Ridley's buildings, the Royal Coat-of-Arms, the company's medal awards and other details. Signed Bamfield, Dunedin. 910 x 610.

Realised: $1,100


An 18ct. white gold sapphire and diamond cluster ring
the 1.25ct. oval mixed cut sapphire claw set and surrounded by two tiers of small modern round brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 0.86ct. Valuation available.

Estimate: $1,350


A lady's 18ct. Art Deco style diamond and sapphire cluster ring
the geometric setting including five old cut diamonds and four square cut blue sapphires.

Estimate: $1,250


A 19thC French gilt sculptural mantel clock
the blue enamelled globe with Roman numerals supported by two cherubs with garlands of flowers. Height 380.

Realised: $1,000


A Persian patchwork rug
the burgundy field containing rectilinear motifs including Tree of Life and crosses with bound carpet edges. 2090 x 1490.

Estimate: $1,200


A set of good quality six place American Gorham sterling silver cutlery
'Chantilly' pattern, comprising table and dessert forks, dessert and soup spoons, teaspoons, large and small knives, all with stainless steel blades. Total weight (including knives) 2230gms.

Realised: $800


A 19thC. mahogany European housekeeper's cupboard
two cupboard doors open to reveal interior drawers and shelves, over three width drawers with large brass captured ring handles and keyhole escutcheons, ornate arched pediment to top, raised on four tapering block feet, 1750 x 570 x 2610.

Realised: $950


A large ornately carved late 19thC European court cupboard
the two panelled doors flanked by reeded columns, conforming columns to the back sides, single long frieze drawer above the open panelled base, supported by substantial bulbous turned and carved columns. 1575 x 480 x 1900.

Realised: $1,300


An Art Deco style 18ct. yellow and white gold emerald and diamond lady's ring
the eight old brilliant cut diamonds with TDW of 0.25ct., the central emerald cut emerald of 0.71ct. Made in England.

Estimate: $1,150


A 9ct. yellow gold Rotherham hunter pocket watch
plain unengraved case, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds, stem wind, maker's name to the dial and movement, the case and dust cover hallmarked 9ct. Total weight 85.9gms.

Realised: $800


An unusual three-piece clock garniture
the clock of architectural form with porcelain panels to the front and sides decorated with cherubs and flowers on a powder blue ground, the painted circular dial with Arabic numerals, the gong striking movement by Japy Freres; the clock accompanied by a pair of conforming urns, one handle loose. Height 270.

Realised: $400