Cordys

0400

A 18thC French Boulle large bracket clock
the domed top with figured finial of a Neptune seated upon globe, the arch top door enclosing the gilded dial with white enamel hour panels with cobalt blue Roman numerals, the pendulum suspends in front of an ormolu back panel, traditional tortoiseshell and cut brass inlay to most panels, classical masks to the scrolling feet; together with the original conforming bracket of tapered form. Height overall 1350.

0336

An impressive 18ct gold
diamond and tourmaline dress ring, the 13.67 carat octagonal mixed cut tourmaline claw set, with three round brilliant cut diamonds in a tri-claw mount to each upswept shoulder, T.D.W. 1.60 carats, valuation available.

Realised: $5,500

0421

A 1930s silver 12-place setting cutlery service
St James pattern, each place setting of nine various pieces including silver handled knives, together with eight larger serving spoons and two three-piece silver handled carving sets. Silver weight excluding knives and carving sets 4.7 kilos.

0398

A 19thC French Empire period sculptural ormolu bronze mantel clock
modeled as a cherub riding upon a mer-lion (a morse); its uplifted tail enfolds a drum shaped case with eight day striking movement, the dial with Roman numerals. The mechanism with silk suspended pendulum, the spring dated 'April 1826'. All raised on an oval plinth base with an applied trophy group, a border of conch shells and with squat bun feet. Height 430.

Realised: $3,000

0394

An 18ct gold cased Vacheron Constantin gent's ultra-slim wristwatch
31mm diameter case, 17 jewel caliber 1003 mechanical movement, the case back engraved 18K and with manufacturer's marks and serial no.6396 370322. Champagne tint face with slight staining, gold batons indicate hours. Replaced 'lizard' strap. Missing winder.

0542

A 1951 Francis-Barnett 'Merlin' 122cc motorcycle. One of Francis-Barnett’s first post-war offerings was the Model 51 Merlin. Introduced in 1946
it was powered by the 122cc Villiers 9D single-port engine, within a rigid frame equipped with a girder front fork. Handsome and lightweight, the well-equipped Merlin came with a speedometer and direct lighting as standard. A particularly neat touch was the oil tank - complete with petrol mix measure - attached to the rear chain stays. Recently restored and in working condition. Provenance: From the Estate of an Auckland gentleman who completed the restoration. Complete with helmet, goggles, various pamphlets and other associated items.

0018

TO BE RTV'D DO NOT SCHEDULE. ANDREW A large pounamu river worn boulder
natural mildly flattened circular form, pale rind exterior. Approx. 75kgs. 500 x 450 x 240 approx.

0420

A rare (Paul) Storr & Mortimer fine quality late William IV Storr silver teapot of octagonal lobed shape with flat chased decoration of leaves
flowers and scrolls in the French manner, the acanthus leaf mounted handle with ivory heat rings, the finial modelled with acorns and oak leaves, the crest of a rampant lion within leafy boughs. Weight 783gms. London 1837. The marks include the maker, Paul Storr and the company mark Storr & Mortimer.

0399

A Chinese rosewood cased mantel clock
with fusée chain driven mechanism and bell strike; the white enamel dial with Roman numerals set in an embossed brass face with square fret pattern, the case with slide-up doors to front and back raised on a stand carved and pierced with Oriental designs. Height 340.

Realised: $3,500

0530

A George II walnut flat front chest of five drawers
satinwood strung, the thumb moulded top cross banded, later brass swing handles. 1080 x 550 x 1010.

Realised: $1,450

0419

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.

0335

A good modern 18ct. white gold and multi-diamond lady's dress ring
the hollow tapered domed and rounded band top pavé set with 69 round brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 2.22cts, open scrolling pierced back, wide tapered shoulders. Valuation available.

0379

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.

0079

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.

Realised: $3,300

0211

A pair of Chinese elm small cabinets
of rectangular tapering form, with two doors, the sides and upper sections of the doors with carved and pierced sections incorporating a repeat pattern of qilin rondels alternating with cruciform scrolls; the doors opening to reveal a single removable shelf; raised on stile legs with simple fretwork apron. 400 x 220 x 600.

0106

An English antique flintlock travelling pistol by Martin Brander and Thomas Potts
70 Minories, London. The lock plate with maker's names, the 4” 20 bore round steel barrel with flat top marked with address, the lock with roller frizzen, rainproof pan and half cock safety. Engraved iron furniture including trigger with pineapple finial, one-piece walnut stock with chequered grip; ebony ram-rod. No licence required.

0186

A good Chinese Hotan jade carved bowl
pale/mid-green toning with pale red inclusions, semi-translucent, the exterior carved with two opposing sinuous dragons chasing a mystic pearl, cloud highlights, the short ring foot enclosing a carved multi-character mark to base, mildly everted rim. Diameter 171, height 66.

Realised: $1,200

0156

A Royal Worcester potpourri urn and cover painted by Harry Stinton
(1883-1968), ovoid shape 2048 with moulded and gilded detail at the foot and shoulder, with internal cover and pierced cupola lid with further lavish gilding. The body painted with Highland Cattle in a heather landscape, the reverse with a Highland Vignette. Signed, black mark with date code for 1961. Height 245.

Realised: $1,600

0582

Jeff Lambeaux (Belgian 1852-1902) 19thC bronze 'Les Lutteurs'
well modelled as two classical wrestlers, one held by the other upside-down, his legs apart, raised on a rocky base, cast with the artist's name c1897. Height 655, original patina. Note: Lambeaux evoked scandal with many of his sculptures, his neo-baroque pieces of nude male and female bodies, couples or even entire groups of people engaged in all forms of carnal pleasure and situations full of sensuality, lust and passion were considered by some as 'indecent' and 'shocking'.

Realised: $1,200

0378

An 18ct gold and diamond solitaire ring
the 0.70 carat round modern brilliant cut diamond set in a wide tapering shank, Colour G - H, Clarity I2, valuation available.

0553

Ava Seymour
'The Living Room', vintage colour hand-print, edition of 5 (1995). 365 x 510. Provenance: Ex. the Peter Fay Collection.

0532

A Victorian mahogany French style ladies writing desk
decorative cut brass inlays, the two glazed door upstand back above the folding top opening to reveal a blue baize inset writing surface, single frieze drawer, double C-scroll stretchers. 800 x 505 x 1465.

Realised: $1,350

0424

A selection of Danish silver cutlery
consisting of twelve tablespoons, twelve dessert spoons, twelve forks, twelve teaspoons, jam spoon, bottle opener and seven various size knives, various dates from 1930s to 1940s, by Johannes Siggaard, 2 kilos excluding knives.

Realised: $1,100

0531

A late Victorian country oak George III style dresser
the plate rack back of four shelves and shaped aprons includes a pair of small doors and drawers, the open base with three short drawers, raised on shaped legs with pad feet. 1640 x 470 x 1890.

Realised: $800

0563

Peter Wichman
untitled 'Figure Study', charcoal on paper, signed. 555 x 800.

0051

A Buck dovetailed steel 9" mitre plane
original snecked iron, wedged holder with Cupid's bow bridge, rosewood infill.

Realised: $700

0580

After Walther Wolff (German 1887-1966) 'Liegende Bulldogge mit zwei Welpen'
(Reclining bulldog with two pups), green patinated bronze, unsigned. Width 350.

0529

A highly decorative 19thC Anglo-Indian rosewood Davenport
the serpentine front on ornately carved mythical bird supports, the high back with two open shelves and three small drawers, the base with cupboard door and secret drawer, intricate detailed all-over carved and pierced decoration of traditional bird and flower designs. 620 x 600 x 1270.

0510

A Georgian oak country chest of four graduated full width drawers
thumbnail moulded edge, brass bale handles and bracket feet. 960 x 530 x 950.

Realised: $1,250

0573

Marilyn Webb
'Going Through Fiordland', watercolour and pastel on paper, signed and dated '04, entitled. 760 x 575.

0392

A 1960s Omega Constellation gent's wristwatch
stainless steel circular case and original bracelet strap, fully restored condition, movement Cal #561, serial #18328208 (automatic, chronometer), 14K gold symbol to case back, a clean example in good working order.

Realised: $900

0422

A silver eight place cutlery set
the handles with hand-beaten effect stamped 'Codan Mexico, Sterling 925'. Total weight excluding knives 2862gms, in original mahogany felt lined box.

Realised: $1,600

0094

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.

Realised: $1,000

0176

A c.1920s Chinese silver Tack Hing coffee pot and lidded sugar bowl
both with relief embossed and engraved sinuous dragon displaying fine detail on the plain tapered oval section bodies, the lids with further engraved dragons and oval finials, angular handles, the pot with ivory heat rings, stamped maker's marks to base of each. Total weight 897gms. Height of pot 220.

Realised: $1,350

0315

An early 19thC gold and hardstone vinaigrette
probably Scottish, the rectangular domed bloodstone panelled top in plain hinged mount, pierced and engraved traditional interior grill. Testing as 12ct. gold.

0317

A rare 15ct. yellow gold vinaigrette
c.1820, engraved rectangular form, traditional pierced and floral decorated grill, suspension loop to top. 10.8gms. Unmarked.

0153

An impressive early 20thC hand painted George White vase for Royal Doulton entitled 'Spring Frolic'
fully painted elongated tall tapered form with a young dancing woman and leaping lambs, blossom tree, floral and lovebird highlights, jewelled and gilded rims, the base with scrolling plinth, signed, the base entitled and with printed marks. Height 295.

0525

A 19thC Beidermeier walnut chest of four drawers
a slender bombe top drawer with three full width drawers below, variegated charcoal grey marble top, ornate handles and keyhole escutcheons, deep plinth base with short bracket feet. With key. Old repair to marble top. 1250 x 560 x 920.

Realised: $1,750

0105

An antique European pinfire 6 shot 7mm cal revolver with side folding bayonet. 85mm octagonal barrel with proof mark. Open top cylinder and double action mechanism with folding trigger. Barrel
frame and cylinder with profuse engraving. No licence reqd.

Realised: $950

0418

A George III silver lidded brandy warmer
mildly bulbous base, sparrow beak spout, the domed lid with turned and stained ivory ball finial, turned wooden handle. London 1806 by W.J. in script (name not traced). Weight 256gms. Diameter of bowl 84.

0578

Eutrope Bouret (French 1833-1906) 'Sortie de la Mine' (Exiting the Mine)
bronze with dark brown patina, signed and entitled to plaque. Height 400.

0257

A pair of Nepalese gilt bronze statuettes
Manjushri the Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom and Chenrezig the Bodhisattva of Compassion; each seated upon a lotus throne, finely detailed with jewelled highlights, gilded and painted detail. Height 315.

0103

A Japanese WWII Officer's naval dagger
the 1883 model with shagreen grip with a thin wire wrap and brass sakura blossoms to each side, wood scabbard with leather covering and floral and cherry blossom designed decoration to throat and tip of scabbard, double brass hanger rings, push-button release, matching decoration to ferrule, blade with minor pitting. Length 415.

0071

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.

0576

Dean Buchanan
'Hauraki Islands', oil on canvas, signed. 890 x 1070.

0104

A Japanese WWII Officer's naval dagger
the 1883 model with shagreen grip with a thin wire wrap and brass sakura blossoms to each side, wood scabbard with leather covering and floral and cherry blossom designed decoration to throat and tip of scabbard, double brass hanger rings, push-button release, matching decoration to ferrule, blade with minor pitting. Length 415.

Realised: $600

0456

A Victorian silver three-piece tea service
the spherical/bullet form teapot with scroll framed plain circular cartouche, conforming two-handled sugar bowl and baluster cream jug, all with fine repeating bead borders. 888gms.

Realised: $650

0472

A 19thC Indian silver framed menu stand
the front engraved 'Chandanpur 27-4-89' with four tiger's claws supporting the open back with fleur-de-lis top and plain strut back.

0523

A 19thC French fruitwood country writing table
the plain three plank top with pegged and clenched ends, two frieze drawers with gilt brass handles, and supported on four tapering square section legs. 1335 x 730 x 770.

Realised: $900

0199

A Chinese porcelain plaque
painted in famille rose enamels with a river landscape beneath craggy mountains. In teak frame. Overall 420 x 310.

Realised: $1,800