An impressive lady's modern 18ct. white gold and diamond hinged bangle
the front with four and three rows of cast-in micro-claw and channel settings including 84 round brilliant cut diamonds with TDW of 1.08ct. and 263 baguette cut diamonds totalling 5.95ct., the interior back with pierced part lining. Valuation available.
'Mt Turokai from Pykes River', watercolour, signed, dated 1898 and entitled. Provenance: Ex. Dunedin Club collection.465 x 750. $8,000-
Robyn F. Kahukiwa
'Environmental Product', gouache on paper, signed and dated '75, entitled on reverse. 530 x 740. Dr. Warren Feeney essay available for this work. $6,000 -
A quality 19thC French boulle and ebonised mantle clock
the tortoiseshell ground with fine inlaid pewter and brass, ormolu capped columns, finials, adjustable feet and spindle rail, the silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals above a cherub, mask and floral swag repousse panel all enclosed by the arched glazed door. The quality French movement striking on a gong. 305 x 150 x 540.
An impressive 2003 'Lord of the Rings' three $10 gold coin set
noted as 'The Battle for the One Ring Gold Proof Set' with original paper work being number 003 from a limited edition of 15,000, each coin of 22ct. gold weighing 39.94gms with a diameter of 38.61mm, in original walnut box and packaging.
Extensive scene, Port Chalmers', oil on canvas, initialled in red. 750 x 1510.
An 18ct. white gold sapphire and diamond ring
the 2.35ct. round facet cut sapphire in a rubover mount and surrounded by a halo of grain set small round brilliant cut diamonds, the triple split shoulders set with conforming diamonds, with the addition of two further diamonds to each side of the halo mount, the sapphire in a good cornflour blue. TDW 1.29cts, valuation available.
William George Baker
'Mapouriki san Joseph Glacier', oil on canvas, signed and entitled, 975 x 1200.
A rare large Paillard Vaucher et Fills Swiss rosewood cased music box
the 14" roll playing ten tunes at will, double barrel winding springs, gravity operated safety mechanism, original music sheet, this special box is a 'long play', the rosewood rectangular case crossbanded and satinwood strung, the central lozenge panel with coloured marquetry inlay, this conforming to the front panel, gilded metal side handles. 850 x 320 x 230.
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.
A pair of modern 18ct. white gold diamond and ruby lady's drop earrings
each with a main single pear drop cluster with central oval cabochon cut natural ruby framed by multiple round brilliant cut diamonds, the 74 diamonds totalling 1.69ct. Valuation available.
'Design for Human Rights Series', oil on card, signed, dated 1963 and entitled on mount, addressed '5 Fellows Rd. London'. 145 x 195.
A pair of fine quality Chinese rosewood two-stage display cabinets
with profuse intricate bond inlays of birds, flowers, scrolls and bamboo, the top sections with divisions of small shelves and ledges, the bases each with two cupboard doors. Width of each 840, depth 390, height 1840.
A Colonial kauri bookcase chiffonier
the tall top with two arched glazed doors, stepped ogee pediment, carved corbel supports, four adjustable shelves with tooled leather aprons, the base with two shaped frieze drawers above two panelled doors, conforming corbel supports, plinth base. 1345 x 520 x 2450. Provenance: Previously sold by Cordy's as part of a NZ colonial furniture collection from an historic Remuera homestead.
A pair of 18ct. white gold tourmaline and diamond earrings
the 20.4mm cluster fronts in floral design comprising three-claw set pear shaped and round pink tourmalines surrounded by round brilliant cut diamonds, the 94 diamonds with TDW of 1.01cts., the back with wire posts and hinged Omega style clip fittings. Valuation available.
A good Isfahan rug from the Sarafian Carpet Workshop
dense wool pile on silk foundation, central 'bleu-du-roi' medallion framed by delicate Islimi tendrils on a plum ground framed by a palmette and boteh border, signed in Arabic in a cartouche flanked by colours of the Iranian flag to one end. 2110 x 1170.
A vintage lady's rhodium-plated 4ct.-5ct. gold
silver and palladium diamond cluster dress ring, the stylish 'traditional diamond cluster' with central 0.65ct. round brilliant cut diamond surrounded by 38 smaller diamonds in geometric cluster, TDW 1.42gms. Valuation available.
A impressive silver plate WMF Art Nouveau period rectangular wall plaque
in high relief, depicting Diana the Huntress with her hunting party of maidens with hounds, chasing a stag being protected by naked maidens at the waters edge, within a forest setting. Unmarked. 550 x 290. Framed.
A late 19thC A. Ross of London large brass telescope on original matching wooden tripod stand
the 46½" cylindrical body engraved with maker's name, viewing lens mounted to the top and end, the sturdy brass bracket to the tripod, working order, the original mahogany fitted box complete with multiple viewing lenses.
An Alphonse de Tomba bronze figure (Belgium 1843-1918) 'Improvisateur'
signed Alp De Tomba, Foundry H. Luppens. Height 710.
'Black Rainbow at Matauri Bay', lithograph, signed and dated '88 in pencil, detailed within the plate. 385 x 300.
A rare Argy-Rousseau French pate-de-verre Art Glass 'Cigal' Cicada pendant/necklace
c.1923, oval form with single relief cicada, in tones of mauve, red and green, moulded GAR monogram, red silk cord attached. 65 x 48.
Len Castle large slab form vase
mildly swollen square form body, the open rectangular neck with flat top rim, the tenmoku glaze with dominant dark tone, dark red/brown showing through, chun overglaze to the shoulder with dribbled effects in pale blue tone. Impressed maker's mark to base. 300 x 200 x 350. Provenance: This and the following Len Castle items come from the Jack Smith. Jack grew up through 1940's and 1950's in Grey Lynn with the Castle's as his neighbours. Len and Len's younger brother Neil lived almost next door. Jack appreciated the arts community, a builder and yachty, he kept contact with Len and was a regular supporter. Part of Jack's collection was sold through Cordy's March 2010.
A bronze Leon Alexandre Delhomme (French 1841-1895) figure standing warrior
inscribed 'Delhomme' with the Thiebault Foundry seal and Tiffany & Co., dated 1878. Height 550.
A Crimea War/Indian Mutiny three medal group
awarded to George McFadyen, 71st Highland Light Infantry. Includes Crimea with Sebastopol bar, Indian Mutiny with Central India bar and Turkish Crimea medal, all mounted with ribbons.
'Wharf Scene, Kaikoura', charcoal on buff paper, signed and dated '73, colour notes detailed within the work. 385 x 305.
John S. Parker (1944 - )
'Plain Song/Through the Fields', acrylic on paper, signed and dated '95. 1185 x 780.
A Royal Worcester two-handled urn
painted by W. Ricketts, ovoid shape with reeded handles issuing from the shoulder, raised on a circular spreading foot, painted with roses. Shape 2336. Height 305.
Whakapapa River, oil on board, signed. 595 x 850.
'Caroline Bay, Timaru', oil on canvas, signed, entitled on reverse, 600 x 905.
A rare presentation signed portrait photograph of explorer Roald Amundsen by Herman John Schmidt. Signed in ink and dated 30th April 1912
exactly three months after departing Antarctica and one month after informing the world of the successful first expedition to reach the geographic South Pole. Amundsen had travelled to Hobart from the Great Ice Barrier arriving on 7th March and then travelled subsequently via New Zealand to Buenos Aires to rejoin his ship The Fram. This uncommon studio portrait was taken by Schmidt owner of the Hemus Photographic Studio, Auckland. 195 x 145 image, entitled in matted window 'Capt. Roald Amundsen, Discoverer of the South Pole, December 1911', oak framed.
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.
13 antique Sevres porcelain cabinet plates
decorated in the manner of Chateau des Tuileries with hand painted portraits of the French Royal family including Marie Antoinette plus a number of courtiers, all the cobalt blue borders decorated with gilded embellishment, with artist's signatures to each portrait, 11 cabinet plates and two shallow tazzas.
A WWII POW log book of Lieut. Kenneth Joseph Michael Payne
4222, 2nd NZEF, (1911-1988), pp.117, 18 x 12.5cm, captured Crete 1 Jun '41, escaped 12 Jun, recaptured Greece 6 Nov '41 released Germany April '45; includes many musings, caricatures, POW portrait photographs [groups and individuals, most named], camp recipes, notes and detainees autographs along with manuscript maps detailing routes taken through Greek Islands and mainland, Albania and Yugoslavia whilst an escapee, along with multiple page account of those travels; including capture by Bulgarian troops, incarceration by Italian troops, escape, recapture by Germans, escape during transportation, and recapture in a 'liaison' entrapment. The majority of his incarceration in Oflag VIII F Brunswick, Germany along with some 200 NZ officers. An interesting recording of service highlights along with mundanity of camp life.
A c.1900 Japanese carved ivory tripod lidded censer
the tall lid surmounted with shishi and pup, the four captured ring handles issuing from shishi masks, the ovoid body with deep carved dominant panels including dragons amongst scrolling crowds and mystic pearl, the two flaring scroll handles each with a further large captured ring, the three lion type legs fitted to a carved wood stand. Height 300.
A rare New Zealand historical WWII field map of 'The Defence Of Cassino'
signed by Buck Needham and presumably used by him in the field, showing signs of wear including holes from being confidentially pinned when folded and some staining. Noted twice in the printing as 'confidential' and with printed dates '20 March 1944' (Source aerial photographs) and '25 March 1944'. Showing field guns, pillboxes, mines, reported tunnel etc. 500 x 620. Note: Sergeant Buck Needham, 20 NZ Armoured Regiment was awarded his Military Medal due to his 'great coolness and presence of mind besides a complete disregard for his own personal safety. His leadership and the example he set were an inspiration to the remaining members of his troop'. On researching this map only one other example could be found in the British Library collection.
A good N.Z. Kauri Scotch chest
the central top hat drawer with a pair of small drawers either side and three full width drawers below, moulded top edge, rounded corners, mottled facings, short turned legs and Teutenberg pressed metal handles. 1120 x 500 x 1260.
Horse Trainer, James Scobie with four winners and their mounts, watercolour, signed and dated 1901, fully detailed on the framing mat. 380 x 810. Note: Scobie's great patron was Sir Rupert Clark. He trained a huge number of winners including four Melbourne Cup winners and eight Derbies. Horses portrayed in this painting include Clean Sweep, Scobies' first Melbourne Cup winner.
Frank P. Mahony (Australian)
'Head of a Champion' the racehorse Poseidon, gouache with white heightening, signed and dated '08. 578 x 440. Frank Mahony (1862-1916) Australian, studied at the Academy of Art. He was an illustrator for the Bulletin and became known for his excellent drawing of horses. He is represented in the Art Gallery of N.S.W and various other public galleries. Poseidon won 19 races including the Victorian and AJC Derby's, the Caulfield Cup twice and the Melbourne Cup.
A 20ct. yellow gold European bracelet
decorative lozenge form bar links with raised oval sections, push-in clasp. 27.5gms.
'Style on the Circuit', acrylic on board, initialled, labelled on reverse with title and '1970s period'. Provenance: Ex. the estate of the artist. 1000 x 875.
An impressive set of three graduated William IV Old Sheffield Plate meat dish covers
with ornate leaf and scroll borders and detachable leaf, fruit and scroll handles, each crested with a horse's head rising from a ducal coronet and the latin inscription 'He is Led, Not Drawn'. Length of each 510, 460 and 360.
A Meiji period large Japanese bronze fire pot
made in the lost wax process, the exterior profusely decorated with foliage and floral decoration with six panels each decorated with various birds and/or animals in relief, the side handles in the form of stylised elephant heads, the rim decorated in the Greek key pattern, on three plain triangular feet, on shaped wooden base. Maker's mark to base. 580 x 360.
A stylish modern platinum
diamond and cats-eye chrysoberyl dress ring, the oval cabochon chrysoberyl in a rub-over mount set above the wide plain dished top panel, a single round cut grain set diamond to each wide textured shoulder. Valuation available.
William Menzies Gibb
'Estuary at Sumner', oil on canvas, signed. 340 x 520.
An Edwardian diamond and platinum brooch
the central pin set with three old European cut diamonds and four old mine cut diamonds, the outer leaf form frame set with 10 old Swiss cut and 40 antique rose cut diamonds, the brooch secured at the back with a hinged 9ct. white gold pin and roller clasp. Total diamond weight 1.90cts., in original box. Valuation available.
A vintage Italian bronze and simulated pietra dura marble table
c.1970s, the simulated marble long rectangular top with dominant black centre panel highlighted with a diamond centre and outer banded border in mottled orange and red tones with further black banded highlights; the gilded bronze frame with fine reeded rim supported on X-form legs joined by a rod stretcher. 1235 x 530 x 755. Provenance: Purchased from Capocchi Antiques, Melbourne, 2011.
A 20ct. yellow gold
ruby and sapphire brooch, the elaborate geometric form set with cabochon rubies and sapphires, a larger sapphire to the centre. 30gms.
Untitled, 'Geothermal Pool Study', vintage gelatin silver print, c.1965. 200 x 198.
Untitled Geothermal Calcified Study, vintage gelatin silver print, c.1965. 250 x 185.