A rare Patek Philippe 18ct. rose gold Calatrava gent's wristwatch
the white enamel dial with Roman numerals and maker's details, subsidiary seconds dial, hobnail bezel, Patek leather strap and 18ct. buckle. working order.
A rare N.Z. 1935 Waitangi Crown
with Ngapuhi chief Tamati Waka Nene and the first Governor of New Zealand, William Hobson, shaking hands above the legend 'Waitangi'.
A pair of late 19thC large carved kauri gum busts of a Maori chief and chieftainess
naturalistically represented with black staining to their hair and moko, both represented with a muku cloak wrapped to their shoulders, mounted on flat circular ebonised plinth. Some old damage and repair. Heights 245 and 255. Family provenance: Ex. the vendor's grandparents, 'My father believes they came from the Hewewaka estate, owned by the Maori princess ... My dad is 76'.
A modern gent's Breitling chronomat 44 Raven wristwatch
the 44mm diameter black steel case with canvered sapphire glare proofed glass, undirectional ratcheted rotating bezel with orange Arabic, the case back marked 'Edition Speciale... 200m 3150829 MB011', wide black rubber strap with black steel deployment clasp, in original stitched leather case with booklets and outer Breitling casing. Purchased new by our Auckland vendor in Vienna, 12 September 2016.
A group of six Chinese ivory carvings of Immortals
each modelled kneeling and holding in their hands various talismans. All in natural ivory with light tea staining, and each marked underneath with double character seal mark. Tallest 100.
A fine quality semi antique hand hand knotted American Saruq rug
wool and silk on cotton, the field finely knotted with scrolling tendrils and florals including pairs of herons, hawkes and peacocks, rich tones of claret red, indigo blue and turquoise green dominate, the border guard with floral paneled decoration. The silk ivory florals with coloured highlights. 2150 x 1300.
A modern 18ct. white gold and diamond set pendant on chain
the circular hollow dome with cast-in channel and micro-claw settings supporting the 90 baguette cut diamonds and 50 round brilliant cut diamonds with TDW of 3.25ct., decorative pierced back, suspended on a fine gold chain. Valuation available.
An 18ct gold and diamond solitaire ring
the 1.06ct mixed cut diamond claw set in a round tapering shank, colour G-H, clarity I-1. Valuation available.
Laurence William Wilson (1850-1912)
'Hunter Mountains, Lake Manapouri', oil on canvas, signed and inscribed. 890 x 1840.
A modern lady's 18ct. white gold
emerald and diamond cluster ring, the large rectangular cabochon cut natural emerald of 6.80ct. (GIA b G 6/4), the forked shoulders and emerald surround encrused with 52 small round brilliant cut diamonds in microbead settings. TDW 0.48ct. Valuation available.
An early 19thC mahogany military campaign split chest
the upper section with three drawers, the lower section with two drawers, all with recessed brass handles and keyhole escutcheons, raised on squat bun feet. 985 x 470 x 1060. Brought to Nelson, New Zealand, c.1840.
A 16ct gold
emerald and diamond ring, the 3.6ct oval cabochon emerald claw set and surrounded by 17 old Swiss cut diamonds, TDW 0.76ct, valuation available.
An elegant William IV silver four-piece tea and coffee service
fluted squat baluster shape raised on cast acanthus and shell quadraped bases, each pot with melon finial, anthemion capped spouts, scroll handles with ivory heat rings; the fluted bodies with encircling bands of 'frosted' and repoussé leaves and flowers. Total weight 2260gms.
An 18ct. white gold sapphire and diamond ring
the 0.84ct. brilliant cut sapphire of a violet blue hue, claw-set in a twisted mount, a modern round brilliant cut diamond to each side with a further five smaller diamonds set to each shoulder, colour G-H, total diamond weight 0.87ct. Valuation available.
A pair of gilt bronze lions in the manner of Antoine-Louis Barye
one modelled prowling the other roaring, both on red marble plinth bases. Length 520.
A 18ct. white gold and diamond Girard Perregaux lady's watch
1960's vintage, square white face with silver hands and markers surrounded by 21 round brilliant cut diamonds, the 18ct. gold strap of knitted mesh. Valuation available. 30.36gms.
A 19thC German silver baroque candelabra
with eight branches surrounding a central stick raised on a lobed quadraped base. Unmarked, tested. 2240gms. Height 565.
An 18ct gold and diamond solitaire ring
the 1.00ct round brilliant cut diamond claw set in a rounded shank with upswept shoulders, colour L - M, clarity I-1, valuation available.
A palladium and diamond solitaire ring
the 1.17 carat princess cut diamond claw set with six smaller princess cut diamonds to each shoulder, colour H-I, clarity I1, valuation available.
A kauri gum boulder
semi-polished finish. 5.7 kilos.
A large and impressive early Moorcroft pomegranate vase
baluster form, the ovoid body and foot decorated in the pomegranate pattern in rich tones on a dark cobalt blue ground, the wide neck with everted rim, impressed marks and painted full signature in green. Height 335.
A good old Maori pounamu pekapeka pendant
the symmetrical double manaia opposing figures linked, beak like mouths curving and resting on the hands, serpent form body, suspension hole at the top, carved both sides. Reg. Y18426. Length 60, height 35.
An impressive vintage belle epoque style platinum and diamond pendant on later fine 18ct white gold chain
the octagonal open form pendant including ribbons entirely set with rub-over and bead set diamonds suspended from a conforming bow.
An uncommon old Bolivian Jaguar skin with mounted head
the full skin including tail still with many claws and glass eyes. 2100 x 1500.
An old Chinese carved hardwood figure of Kuanyin
the goddess seated upon a rocky throne, soft well carved detail including drapes to her robe, gilt highlights to her face, chest, hands and feet. Height 250.
A modern lady's platinum sapphire and diamond cluster ring
the oval facet cut 2.39ct. sapphire held by four claws above an undulating platform of 26 round brilliant cut diamonds and 14 baguette diamonds set as two rows of seven to each side. TDW of 0.62ct.
'Galahs Perch, Tennant Creek', oil on board, signed.
An 18ct. white gold ruby and diamond cluster pendant on chain
the rectangular pendant of domed form set with 25 oval facet cut rubies totalling 4.90ct. highlighted with modern brilliant cut diamonds between, further diamonds to the suspension bale, TDW 0.62ct, suspended on a fine box link silver chain.
A Louis Vuitton 'Neverfull' MM Tote bag
designed by Stephen Sprouse, in monogrammed fabric complete with clutch and dust bag. Serial number CA1124 (Spain 2014).
An estate platinum and solitaire diamond ring
the 0.78ct round brilliant cut diamond claw set in a high coronet mount, three small diamonds set to each shoulder, engraved shank.
A mid-20thC large Burmese rosewood burr slab form table
natural edge displaying paler tone with tight burls, highly polished top displaying tight burrs in dark brown/red tone, raised on three short serpentine square section legs. The round top approximately 1280 x 1300 x 41.
Five sperm whale teeth dating from the early 1900s and collected in the 1980s from a descendant of a worker at the Albany Whaling Station
Western Australia, one with an old attempt at scrimshaw. Average length 150.
A pre-European Maori stone patu (patu onewa)
traditional tapered spatulate blade with minor chipping to end, tapered grip with 'hour-glass' suspension hole, the butt with three incised ridges. Registered Y18300. Length 325.
A bronze censer on figured stand
all three sections with partial gilt detailing, the stand modelled as a figure of a temple guardian raised on rosewood plinth, supporting on his upraised left arm, a massive koro of squat circular shape with pierced walls surmounted by a hexagonal cover with dragon finial. Height 910.
A quality Chinese rosewood display cabinet
striking dark brown/red tone, a combination of four small sliding doors with carved rondels above an open three stepped section with gallery backs and a further combination of three carved doors and four drawers, plain column supports. 1230 x 350 x 1280.
Graeme Wylie N.Z. greenstone finely carved kea
the large sculpture with fine detail, perched upon a boulder, dark green tone with black mottled inclusions, signed and dated to the base '96. Height 210.
'Domain Landscape with Vase, Mirror and Cone Shells', oil on hessian, signed and dated '85. 1800 x 2300.
A Victorian silver gilt presentation cup
cylindrical body with central frosted band, crested within an oval laurel wreath, on a beaded knopped stem, the whole on a spread circular foot with frosted decoration, engraved 'The Gift of the Mercers Company to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1887', by Robert Roskell, Allan Roskell & John Mortimer Hunt, London 1887, also incuse stamped Hunt & Roskell. Height 245, weight 540gms. In 1887, to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee each member of the Mercer's Company was presented with one of these cups, this example numbered 180. It is modelled on a pair of silver cups gifted to the Mercer’s Company by the Bank of England in 1694 for the use of the Mercer’s Chapel as temporary premises following the inauguration of the bank the same year. Height 260mm.
A good Victorian walnut marble top and mirrored back credenza
the arched back with scroll carved detail, the serpentine base with three mirrored doors separated by scroll carved columns, platform base. 1580 x 470 x 1890.
An 18ct. gold and diamond solitaire ring
the 0.93ct. round brilliant cut champagne diamond claw set in a round slender shank, a small yellow diamond set into the interior of shank at the base. This is known as the 'Secret Spark' which is part of the maker's, (Naveya & Sloane), signature brand. Colour C-4 (Argyle type), Clarity VS2, valuation and GIA certificate available.
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 French gilt metal and faceted glass basket chandelier
with multiple strands of octagonal facet cut 'crystal', the rose to the top with facet cut drops. 360 x 800.
A quality heavy rosewood burr slab table
rectangular form, simple moulded edge, one corner showing natural edge, polished, displaying good dark red/brown tone. 840 x 1350 x 38, raised on substantial square section splay legs.
A mid-20thC Burmese rosewood burr slab room stand
natural exterior polished tight burl edge, highly polished to both sides, the top displaying tight burrs in dark brown tone, the base edge cut to allow standing. 1090 x 1500 x 36, supported by two substantial bracket feet.
A Victorian silver claret jug of baluster shape
ornately embossed with garlands of fruit, leaves and ribbons. London 1871 by Frazer & Haws. The presentation inscription from the Blackheath Cricket Club dated 1876. 600gms. Height 360.
A rare modern Moorcroft trial design trumpet form vase
the tubelined florals entwined around pillars before a coastal beach landscape, the base with impressed marks and painted detail 'Des Trial 17-2-05' and with initials 'VL'. Height 255. Provenance: This vase was won by our Moorcroft collector vendor, c.2006 when he entered a draw by purchasing another vase. This was one of only three design trial examples offered in N.Z. in such a way.
A Maori pre-European patu onewa (stone hand club)
traditional spatulate blade with some chipping, narrowing to a reduced grip with three defined grooves to the butt end, hour-glass suspension hole, polished all over. Length 307. Reg. Y18299.
An 18ct gold and three stone diamond ring
the three round brilliant cut diamonds claw set, the central diamond slightly larger and raised, approximate TDW 1.00ct.
A 19thC French chestnut country kitchen dresser
the base with two drawers and two panelled cupboard doors, the high back with three open shelves, the plain pediment with shaped apron beneath, the front legs also with a deep shaped apron between. With keys. 1280 x 590 x 1940.
A rare large George III Irish silver large brandy pan
squat circular shape with pronounced spout, turned wood handle with socket fitting to the side. Dublin 1818 by William Nolan. Diameter 145. 655gms.