An exceptional bronze display vitrine
this display vitrine was one of 12 ordered by Tiffany & Co. of New York, due to the 1929 Stock Market crash they took delivery of only eight vitrines, the remaining four were purchased by Partridges for their Wellington store. Around 1971 two were sold to the Dominion Museum through auction and two were purchased by a well-known Wellington antique dealer, subsequently one being purchased by Portobello Antiques in the early 1970s. Rectangular, oak lined and mirror backed, bronze sheathed, with ogee cornice, two sliding doors on ball-bearing tracks and on a plinth with cavetto moulding raised on cast ball and claw feet. 1600 x 500 x 1675.
Shire Pony waiting for the Blacksmith, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1865. 985 x 1285.
An elegant Geo.III mahogany sofa table
the top of one section with matched drop sides, two drawers to the frieze with cock beaded edges and brass handles, faux drawers opposite, raised on tapering column supports with splay legs with brass caps and casters. 1515 x 685 x 700.
A fine Geo.III Cuban mahogany sofa table
the top and drop-sides with fine thumb moulded edge, two drawers to the frieze and two faux-drawers opposite, raised on turned supports and stretcher from fluted splay legs terminating in cast brass caps and casters. c.1810. 1500 x 760 x 725 (extended).
A good late-18thC Pyrenean pine armoire
restrained carved fielded panel and scrolling decoration, stepped pediment above the decorated frieze, the two full length doors with three panels including the arched top with fine mesh, remains of original paint finish, decorative ironwork enclosing three fitted plank shelves, paneled sides, a good original example of a smaller country piece. c. 1770. 1400 x 560 x 1930.
A well proportioned Georgian oak dresser
with original plate rack back and pot board base, c.1740, the open plate rack with three shelves, broad paneled back, the base with two frieze drawers with original brass drop handles above a shaped apron and columnar supports raised on square section feet. 1560 x 440 x 2060.
A 19thC French fruit wood dresser base
the well figured top with rounded edge above three short frieze drawers with cut brass shaped back plate swing handles, raised on cabriole legs with paw feet, open base, good colour and polish. 1855 x 650 x 865.
A fine French 'bonheur du jour' of fine small proportions
in kingwood and satinwood veneers, with conglomerate marble top with galleried edge above two small drawers and cylinder front opening to reveal an interior with further small drawers, pull out writing surface with green tooled leather, above a single frieze drawer with ormolu ring handles and decorative escutcheon, raised on tapering square section legs with brass feet. 640 x 350 x 965.
A Geo.III oak and mahogany standing corner cabinet
the upper section with cavetto cornice above a glazed single door with arcaded glazing panels opening to reveal three shaped shelves in a deep green painted interior, the base with two doors paneled with quarter-cut oak enclosing a single shelf, raised on bracket feet. 1120 x 640 x 2050.
An uncommon 19thC Scottish snuff mull made from the tip of a highland cattle horn
mounted with a highly chased and engraved silver (unmarked but tested) domed hinged lid, a decorative body mount and a thistle shaped terminal cap all set with various citrine or amethyst style 'cairngorms'. Suspended on a decorative link silver chain. Length 280.
A rare Geo.III quality tortoiseshell fitted sewing box
retangular form, the mildly domed paneled lid with ivory detail, enclosing the original fitted interior including ivory, steel, cut glass and other sewing fittings, the silk lined lid with printed scene of a courting couple, raised on gilt ball feet with grape bunch detail. 210 x 140 x 105.
A pair of Geo. III silver candlesticks in the Adams' manner
with swag decorated urn shaped nozzles, removable drip-pans, raised on tapering columns with conforming swagged capitals supported from square plinth bases with beaded edges. Sheffield 1780 by Nathaniel Smith. Height 305.
A rare early 19thC tortoiseshell and gold snuff box with portrait miniature painted on ivory paneled lid
rectangular form, the gent wearing a large black hat and jacket, gold framed and lined, testing as 14ct gold, quality concealed original hinge, 83 x 62.
A pair of rare Australian 19thC silver and emu egg table epergnes
the egg bodies with silver pedestal bases the silver tops with a tapered support to the engraved domed platform supporting the engraved glass single trumpets. Height 345, unmarked.
A Geo. III wall mounting pewter plate rack
the dentilled cornice above a decorative rail, the three shelves with double recessed to support plates etc., supporting bars, reeded panels flanking. 1440 x 140 x 1120, c.1760-80.
An impressive Victorian silver gilt and cut glass claret jug
the substantial Rococo-type mount cast and embossed with cherubs cavorting with naked maidens, a Bacchus mask to lower spout, cherub full-figure finial, the branch form twisted handle with full cherub figure reclining and drinking, the compressed spherical body finely engraved with grapevine detail and a star cut base. London 1861 by John Wilmin Figg, a noted claret jug maker. Engraved to the rim: 'H.S.Collins Esq: R.N. from Sherard Osborn, C.B. & the Officers of the European Chinese Naval Force 1862-64'. Height 255.
A pair of French mid-19thC gilt metal garniture castlettes with porcelain bodies in the manner of Sèvres
hand-painted with panels of cherubs on a bleu céleste ground, the handles issuing from the sides moulded with female masks, the covers with tall finials inverting to alternate with candle holders. Height 350.
A good Geo.III mahogany butler's tray on stand
the four paneled section top with original flush mounted brass hinges and fittings to the four sides, each with a pierced plain handle, raised on original folding stand, good colour and polish. 750 x 490 x 775.
A Regency mahogany floor-standing cheval full length dressing mirror on stand
the four restrained scrolling legs supporting the turned columns with tulip detail, the rectangular mirror with angular frame, good colour and patina. Height 550.
A pair of Victorian large clear glass pharmaceutical/chemist's display bottles
double gourd-type form with faceted tall spire stoppers. Heights 630.
A 19thC large
heavy and decorative Oriental vase, baluster form, high relief decoration of sinuous dragons amongst clouds, running shishi and classic tasseled pendants, engraved chrysanthemum detail. Height 515, on old turned hardwood stand.
An early 20thC Royal Worcester James Stinton Pheasant painted vase
cylindrical form, the pair of birds in a treed landscape, the pierced stand-type base with gilt highlights. Height 157.
A Geo.III pine standing corner cabinet
the top with two original astragal glazed doors enclosing three fitted shelves, the base with two paneled doors enclosing one shelf, brass fittings, the working lock with key, raised on bracket feet. 1010 x 700 x 2090.
A 19thC Continental porcelain finely painted table snuff box
wide crescent type form, the hinged lid painted with winter scene of two gents upon a horse-drawn sled, signed, three extensive landscape panels to the sides, elaborate gilt enrichments, cobalt blue ground, floral spray painted interior, ormolu mounts. 100 x 80 x 45.
A rare early 19thC Staffordshire Bacchus large portrait jug
moulded with smiling expression, the tall rim with mask flanked by animal heads, a figure to the handle, flared base. Height 215. Provenance: ex The Barton Estate Collection, Australia, c.1980.
An impressive c.1900 WMF silver plated centrepiece
figured with an ostrich beside a tall palm, the spreading circular base with winged cherub feet, the original clear and frosted glass bowl with scalloped rim and repeat lozenge cutting. Diameter 310, height 475.
A 19thC French porcelain table snuff box of horse shoe form
extensive landscape painted to the lid and sides, including figures, buildings and a windmill, ornate gilt enrichments on the cobalt blue ground, ormolu mounts. 88 x 90 x 40.
A good Geo. III country oak Irish coffin stool
the two plank top with thumb-moulded edge, good old wear, the turned splayed legs with lower stretchers, pegged construction. 510 x 340 x 530.
A particularly heavy George II silver milk jug
squat ovoid shape with plain loop handle and small spout with drop finial. Engraved with the coat-of-arms of Hodgson (per chevron, embattled or and azure, three martlets counterchanged), London 1731 by Thomas Mason (maker's mark faint). Height 100. 520gms.
A 19thC Continental porcelain table snuff box
four lobed lozenge form, the lid and sides finely painted with courting figures, elaborate gilt enrichments, cerise ground, ormolu mounts, underglaze blue mark to the base. 105 x 70 x 55.
A Victorian silver ink stand dish
with pierced oval boat shaped tray raised on claw feet, mounted with a central taper stand flanked by cut crystal ink bottles with high domed, hinged lids. Birmingham 1861. Width 290.
A Geo.III fine and large silk thread sampler
on fine linen, including multiple plant and flowering vase motifs, the central two-storied house with elaborate fence and gates above 'MARGARET FINDLAY' and various initials, further motifs including exotic birds, flowering thistle and military gent on horseback. Framed under glass. 650 x 550.
A rare pair of 19thC Staffordshire figure groups of Saint Bernard dogs with the Scottish royal children
a child to the back of each dog, painted highlights. Height 235.
A 19thC silver plate and Bohemian three-bottle tantalus
the tall clear glass bottles flashed in red, blue and green, cut with grape and vine decoration, faceted sections to the base, long necks and hexagonal stoppers, the English silver plate stand with classical decoration. Height 490.
A 19thC Arabic dhow captain's chest
strongly formed with multiple panels and original iron strapping, hinged lid, square section column legs, good colour and patina. 950 x 675 x 625. Traditionally used as a captain's strong box for securing wage monies etc.
A fine mid-19thC French Sevres Second Empire Cabaret set
comprising pot, cup and saucer, cream jug and lidded sugar bowl all on cabaret tray, traditional decoration of cherubs flanking the crowned N-crested cartouche with laurel wreath framing, traditional cobalt ground with elaborate gilt enrichments. The printed red mark of crowned N above 67, for Napoleon III and dating to 1867.
A European silver
horn and meerschaum pipe, the bowl with relief initials below a crown, silver mounts including octagonal pierced dome cover with scrolling clasp hinge lid fitting, morocco leather cover to the bowl, printed with makers' mark 'HEINR, SCHILLING. WIEN. ADLERGASSE 721', the long stem with branch, turned horn and antler sections. Length 330.
A Georgian style heavy silver coffee pot
the tapering conical body with hinged dome lid with urn finial, the spout with acanthus capping, wooden scroll handle. London 1972.
A mid-20thC Royal Worcester Highland Cattle vase by Stinton
the two cattle painted in a traditional landscape, signed H. Stinton, cylindrical form with pierced rim, scrolling feet and gilt highlights, shape G42. Height 145.
A Geo. III flame mahogany inlaid tea caddy
rectangular form, satinwood and ebony strung, shell and floral inlays, a two-compartment interior. Compressed bun feet. 203 x 130 x 135.
A Victorian 'Stone China' highly decorative soup tureen on stand
decorated in the Imari palette with hand painted florals and exotic green parrot, gilt enrichments, the lid with tall scrolling finial, grotesque mask handles, rectangular octagonal ashette-type stand.
A rare 19thC unusual figural moulded teapot of a rooster
in an aggressive forward standing pose, his long tail as the curved handle, lidded, polychrome highlights, 'BADA' sticker to base. Length 270.
A quality William IV silver spinster's tea pot
elegant baluster form, heavily scroll floral and leaf embossed, the pedestal foot with everted acanthus leaves, sculpted floral hinge lid finial, ivory heat rings, crested. London 1836 by Joseph Angell I & John Angell I. Height 170, 560gms.
A George III Newhall teapot on stand
serpentine straight sided silver type form, finely painted with floral sprays and entwined tendrils, a rare find in good condition with lid and stand.
A pair of Victorian Scottish silver Kings patter single struck serving spoons
crisply detailed and in very good condition. Glasgow 1861 by Lawrence Aitchison. Length 310, 260gms.
A rare set of four Geo. III boat-shaped silver salts
with blue glass liners, the boat-shaped bodies with swag decoration beneath reeded rims rising to fluted handles, raised on plain oval pedestal bases.London 1809.
An early Geo.III silver waiter
plain circular tray with piecrust and shell detailed rim, raised on three pad feet. London 1763 by Elizabeth Cooke, a noted salver maker. Diameter 165, 203gms.
A 19thC brass New Zealand Fire Brigade helmet
dragon decoration to the 'comb', traditional shield to the front, original chain chinstrap and leather interior.
A 19thC Meissen fruit decorated cup and saucer
finely handpainted in polychrome, gilt highlights, underglaze crossed swords mark.
A pair of Victorian salt-glazed stoneware drug jars
British coat of arms in relief above vacant ribbons, baluster form, ebonised tin lids. Height 170.