Four small Eugene Rimmel's (Perfumer) Almanacs: 1883
'84, '86 and '71, along with a Victorian pop-up card.
An ivory handled walking cane
the handle carved with a trophy group of hunting horn and game bird. Length 900.
A German silver handled walking cane
ebony shaft with curved hammer finished handle. Length 810.
A German .800 silver handled walking stick
the ebonised shaft with T-bar silver handle. Length 890.
A Chinese mahjong set
in rosewood case, bone and bamboo, along with four beech racks.
A Chinese mahjong set
in oak case, bone and bamboo tiles (one missing), with playing boards.
A Chinese mahjong set
in rosewood case, bone and bamboo, along with four wooden racks.
An Indian 18thC style ivory chess set
natural and red stained, the early style knights with arched necks and downcast faces; the rooks modelled as dovecotes. Paired with a tooled leather covered folding board incorporating a backgammon board.
A c.1900 decorative Vizagapatam ivory octagonal lidded box
fully engraved and stained in red, green and blue with tendril and floral decoration, dark royal blue velvet lined interior, raised on paw feet to each corner. 200 x 200 x 75.
An old piece of red coral
the small multi-branch coral with remains of the base.
A large turtle shell
the 13 plates of good colour, some losses to marginal edge plates. Length 850.
A vintage zebra skin
mid-brown stripes. Length from nose to tail 2.7 metres.
A vintage zebra skin
dark chocolate brown stripes. Length from nose to tail 2.8 metres.
LARGE HIPPO TUSK
A large uncarved hippopotamus incisor (tusk). 1562gms. Outer curvature 590.
A large trophy glass case fish
'Pollack 23lbs. 15oz.', the bowfronted glazed case with ebonised trim, painted back board and simulated shell and rock base, details painted to front of case. 1040 x 200 x 490.
A taxidermy head of an antelope
short horns, kauri shield backing board.
A reindeer hide rug
the winter pelt of soft brown and white tones, well tanned. 1060 x 1040.
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A large pounamu river worn boulder
natural mildly flattened circular form, pale rind exterior. Approx. 75kgs. 500 x 450 x 240 approx.
A boulder of kauri gum
A large kauri gum boulder
pecked clean but unpolished. 2kg.
A large 17" carved wooden duck decoy
magnum size, black drake, swivel head, glass eyes, wooden keel, c.1950s.
A good 1920s 6" Scarborough mahogany salt water fishing reel
brass foot and arm to the body.
A late Victorian Heatons Rubin 5" mahogany salt water fishing reel
Slater Latch type, early model, quick-release spool, embossed with maker's details under the foot.
A late 19thC brass 3½" G. Little & Co. London
all brass salmon fishing reel, old patina, embossed with maker's details, horn handle, permanent check.
A Hardy's 3½" fly reel
with narrow drum, made for W.H. Tisdall (stamped on brass foot), ivorine handle, c.1911. Original finish, evenly worn with nice patina. A good N.Z. example of this early reel.
An F. Steans & Co. Ltd
Chch, 3 5/8" trout reel, made by E.J. Brown, a copy of the Hardy's 'Perfect', c.1950, bronze anodised finish.
A Hardy's 3 7/8" 'Taupo' (Perfect) trout reel
with alloy foot (chipped), ebonite handle, the slightly wider drum designed for handling larger fish.
A Hardy's 'Perfect Duplicated' Mk II 3 3/8" trout reel
with ribbed brass foot, ebonite handle, agate line guide. With original finish with slight wear to rims, presentation inscribed and dated 1931.
A c.1920 6½" Allcock fly fishing box
16 windowed compartments.
A c.1920 5" Allcock aluminium fly box
12 windowed compartments, with over 100 various flies.
A quality 1885 3" Farlows brass fly reel
permanent check, ivory handle, old line, maker's name embossed.
A pair of c.1900 small 3" wooden fishing reels
both embossed with maker's names; A. Wilkes & Alcock.
A late 19thC English 4" Gamages brass fishing feel
free spool, wooden handle, with vintage line.
A good 1890 4½" Chevalier Bowness & Bowness brass salmon reel
embossed maker's name, loud permanent check, wide handle, ebony back plates, a quality reel in good condition.
A c.1910 Ogden Smith black japanned fly box
10 round yellow windowed bolt lock compartments, complete with old flies, maker's logo to interior.
A late Victorian black Japanned aluminium fly box
wool lined, complete with approx. 250 quality English trout flies, good condition.
A late 19thC large Harrods pigskin fly fishing wallet
the interior with two ivorine fly pages with clips and flies together with felt pages and plastic envelope type compartments.
A c.1930 English leather fly fishing wallet
chamois and parchment pockets, includes 34 named individual envelopes containing various flies.
Three early 20thC small brass trout fishing reels
includes: 2⅛" French Le-Lite and two English reels measuring 2½" and 2¾".
A N.Z. stag antler priest by master carver Des Baker
as a tree trunk section upon which rests a creel, landing net, rod and rainbow trout. Length 330.
A vintage English extendable gaff
steel hook, alloy body, butt priest and clip.
A vintage extendable alloy and brass trout landing net
fold-up type with original tiger-line braided netting.
A damascene bladed jambaiya dagger
the curved blade set in a hilt with a flaring pommel, the hilt and sheath decorated in niello-type silver inlay. Length 270.
An old Indonesian kris
finely carved scrolling handle, plain flaring burlwood wrangka, the brass scabbard embossed with scrolling florals, tapered damascene steel blade. Length overall 485.
An old Indonesian large kris
all over fine carved detail including demon figure to the hilt, the scabbard with further demon and bird masks, traditional wavy damascene blade. Length overall 690.
An Indonesian kris
the handle as a seated mythical lion, carved wood scabbard, the damascene blade of tapered straight sided form.
An African tribal short sword
Simi tribe, tapered double edged blade including maker's details - 'Giraffe', red dyed leather scabbard. Length 600.
A craftsman made 16" mahogany infill joining plane
closed handle, wedged keeper and cupid's bow bridge.
A Mathieson 16½" rosewood infill joiner plane
the gunmetal lever with maker's details.
A Buck dovetailed steel 9" mitre plane
original snecked iron, wedged holder with Cupid's bow bridge, rosewood infill.
A Mathieson & Sons rosewood infill 7¾ " coffin smoother
A craftsman made 9" gunmetal smoother
mahogany infill, open handle.
A Norris 7½" rosewood infill coffin smoother
gunmetal keeper with maker's name, named steel, no handle.
An H. Slater 7½" rosewood infill smoother
tapered heel, no handle, maker's details to the keeper.
A Spiers 7¾" smoother
rosewood infill, repair to front bun and open handle.
A Spiers 7½" rosewood infill coffin smoother
cast maker's details to the brass lever, crack to the open handle.
A Norris coffin form 7½" smoother
mahogany infill, open handle.
A labradorite carved mouse
its tail curled around its back, yellow metal wire whiskers. Length 60.
PR BONE STANHOPE PENS
A pair of Victorian bone Stanhope pens. $125 THE MONEY FROM THE SALE OF THESE PENS WILL BE GOING TO AN ELEPHANT CONSERVATION PROGRAMME.
Five various 1940s Bimini glass buttons
A plated brass novelty vesta
modelled as 'The Devil', pressing his nose releases the hinged lid.
A brass novelty vesta
modelled as a skull, pressing the nose releases the hinged cranium.
A Dinky Model 665 'Honest John Missile Launcher'
inbox missile. A.F.
A 1950s Japan Cragston Co. military Police Jeep
with original box.
A mid-20thC Line Mar Toys of Japan 'Ladder Fire Engine'
battery operated, three figures riding the boards, in original box with lithographic printing.
A painted miniature on ivory
Elizabethan woman with lace collar signed Hilliard, in oval fancy metal frame.
A miniature portrait oil on ivory
the oval image of a woman in 18thC dress, indistinctly signed, in sectional ivory and tortoiseshell frame. Overall 90 x 80.
A 1950s decorative miniature pompadour portrait
in filigree gilt metal frame and later giltwood box frame.
A c.1900 portrait miniature on ivory
the young woman with coiffured hair, entitled to the reverse '383 Princess Clementine'. Decorative brass frame.
After Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873)
'The Empress Eugenie' surrounded by her ladies in waiting, the original painted 1855, Château at Compiègne the miniature finely painted on ivory. Gilt framed under glass. Note: Winterhalter was a German painter and lithographer known for his portraits of royalty in the mid-19thC. Among his best known works is 'Empress Eugenie Surrounded by her Ladies-in-Waiting'. 125 x 180.
Four 18thC political cartoons by Heath
hand coloured, framed.
A Darwinian bronzed ceramic sculpture 'Ape with Skull'
after Wolfgang Hugo Rheinhold (1853-1900), depicting a chimpanzee seated upon a stack of books observing a human skull, the original created in 1892, the sculpture drawing inference from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' and Rodin's 'Thinker'. Height 345.
A 'Royal Century' astronomical telescope
presented in its original mahogany case along with a modified steel tripod supporting a worm geared vernier adjusted brass table, the telescope fitted with the celebrated Conrady-Watson Type III objective lens, noted for perfect correct and exceptionally fine figuring. The U.K.'s National Museum of Science and Industry funded the purchase of the only other nine examples of this telescope to add to the collection held by the Cambridge Whipple Museum of the History of Science for the sum of £10,000. Length 1750 approx.
An Edwardian oak smoker's cabinet
with double carved doors and hinged lid opening to reveal an interior fitted with drawers, compartments and racks, the lid with presentation plaque. 370 x 195 x 280.
An Arts & Crafts oak smoker's cabinet
with double leadlight glass panelled doors above other compartments with doors and a rack. Wall mounting. 335 x 130 x 600.
A late Victorian oak smoker's cabinet
with glazed doors opening to reveal drawers, compartments and racks. 410 x 190 x 450.
An Arts & Crafts oak smoker's cabinet
with a coloured glazed panelled door opening to reveal a shelf and pipe rack, the fascia decorated with cut brass and disc embellishments. 290 x 180 x 380.
A pair of old Egyptian damascene ware vases
of tall conical shape with silver and copper inlay on brass. Height 330.
A 1920s Venetian marble sculpture of Diana seated on a rock with a bronze deer reaching up
the rocky base carved and with traces of green patina. Finger missing. On turned wood column stand with circular top and stepped plinth base. Height 640, height of stand only 820.
A Victorian copper bed warming pan
the hinged lid with engraved bird and scroll detail, long turned wooden handle.
A small kauri chip carved wall cabinet
the two chip carved doors open to reveal compartmentalised interior, 1930s, with key, 410 x 240 x 350.
A 19thC Japanese wooden well pulley
the well in pegged frame, a dark stained finish. Diameter 485.
A 19thC Japanese copper well bucket
wide strap-form mount with loop fitting to the top, riveted, dents to the base. Diameter 195.
A c.1900 push-button Tombo Japanese accordian
black and red lacquered sections, working.
An old bronze bell engraved 'Q.N. & Special Troops Barrio 1940'
label attached giving further detail, handle/open hanger to the top. Height 260. With clapper.
A pair of long African hand forged metal spears
Kenyan Pokot tribe hunting spears, each of three sections with central wooden shafts, the spear tips with leather protective bindings. Length of each approx. 2200.
Two African hand forged metal hunting spears
each in three sections with central wood shafts, triangular and flattened blades. Samburu tribe, Kenya. Lengths 1800 and 2000.
An African hunting spear
forged metal with central wooden shaft, long leaf shaped blade. Southern Sudan. Length 1800.
A West African tribal mask
dark terracotta with fibre and cowrie shell, headdress. Length 230.
An old Fijian hardwood gata club
with traditional spur head, the textured curved panel with orange/red and cream pigment.
14 vintage books on Australia and general anthropology
includes 'Australian Totemism', 'Desert People', 'Aboriginal Men of High Degree', etc.
A decorative Maori toki poutangata
the carved haft with Kawakawa pounamu blade, fitted on plinth stand. Length 365.
A N.Z. Maori carved kauri box by Rangi Stevens
the lid with relief stylised mask.
A 20thC Maori carved box
rectangular, the lid carved in high relief with a koruru head, the sides further carved with various heads. Dark stained kauri. 190 x120 x 80.
A 20thC greenstone Maori hei tiki
standing with chin to left shoulder, open mouth, hands to thighs, red sealing wax to the ring eyes. Length 112.
Gordon Minhinnick N.Z Herald cartoon
500 x 400, signed and dated '28. Provenance: Given by the artist to Dorothy Osborne (nee Little) who was for a time secretary to the editor of 'The Sun'.
Two framed prints from 'Maori Patterns: Painted & Carved' by J.H. Menzies
pages 1 and 10, both under glass with brick red mounting boards. Image size 260 x 420.
Two Maori design prints from the publication as above
includes the cover page detailed 'Maori Patterns, Painted and Carved' and page 10. Lime green mat boards.
A rare copperplate engraved chart of the Straits of Magellan from the official account of the first voyage of James Cook
depicting the discoveries of the navigators Byron, Wallis and Carteret. The detail includes soundings, currents, shoals and anchorages along with four elevations of land (Cape Virgins, White Cliffs, Cape Fair Weather and View of Port Famine), c.1780. Unframed 730 x 460.
George Baxter (1804-67) 'The Rev. J. Waterhouse Superintending the Landing of The Missionaries at Taranaki
New Zealand', oil print, coloured in the Baxter patented method. 260 x 400.