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.
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.
An Alphonse de Tomba bronze figure (Belgium 1843-1918) 'Improvisateur'
signed Alp De Tomba, Foundry H. Luppens. Height 710.
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.
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.
A large 19thC New Zealand silver engraved presentation Maltese Cross
floral engraved, the central wreath framing the central presentation plaque 'Presented to Richard Walkden by The Golden Temperance Glee Party 15th Nov.1873', the reverse with maker's stamped details Harrop & Neill Dunedin, the attached blue ribbon with smaller supporting bar of similar smaller form. The cross measuring 70 x 70.
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 rare 1887 New Zealand silver medal 'For Services Rendered At Fire'
made by and marked F.S.Wylie (probably Thames Street, Omaru), oval form with floral cast frame enclosing central panel, the front engraved with horse drawn carriage with three fireman, the reverse engraved 'Presented To Captain Alxr. McLachlan by the Shortland V.F. Brigade For Services Rendered At The First 15th March 1887', with top mount of a helmet and crossed axes, the red ribbon with upper cut silver conforming bar with applied initials S.V.F.B.
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.
William George Baker
'Mapouriki san Joseph Glacier', oil on canvas, signed and entitled, 975 x 1200.
'Design for Human Rights Series', oil on card, signed, dated 1963 and entitled on mount, addressed '5 Fellows Rd. London'. 145 x 195.
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 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.
Extensive scene, Port Chalmers', oil on canvas, initialled in red. 750 x 1510.
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.
'A Good Joke', vintage chromolithographic print, additionally and uncommonly hand signed in black ink lower middle, printed signature centre right. Oval, in original ebonised frame with oak mat under original glass. Old label verso. 385 x 300.
Len Castle ceremonial pourer in a striking lava red glaze
wheel thrown and hand modelled, fired to 1060°C. Impressed mark. Height 255.
untitled landscape, acrylic on canvas board, unsigned. 600 x 910.
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 bronze Leon Alexandre Delhomme (French 1841-1895) figure standing warrior
inscribed 'Delhomme' with the Thiebault Foundry seal and Tiffany & Co., dated 1878. Height 550.