Dorothy Kate Richmond
double portrait - Kate Hursthouse, oil on board, initialled and dated 1904. Provenance: The Hursthouse collection. Note: Kate Hursthouse, one of the three Hursthouse sisters, Kate, May and Ruth, was known for her auburn hair. 725 x 675.
Dorothy Kate Richmond
'Portrait of Kate Hursthouse, oil on canvas, initialled and dated 1904. Provenance: The Hursthouse collection. 530 x 440.
Adriaen Van de Velde (Dutch 1636-1672) attributed. 'Coast Scene Near Scheveningen "The Smugglers" '
oil on oak panel, unsigned, old label verso with entitlement and additionally: 'One of the painters of the Dutch School of (?) landscape painters. Painted small figures for some of the great Dutch landscape painters. Bought privately from a lady in Brighton, England, had never been out of the Family'. Provenance: Alexander R. D. Watson 1878 - 1917 (Auckland resident and benefactor [Watson Memorial, Devonport, Watson Bequest Statue Group, the Domain]); by descent to his grandson; sold Cordy's November 1995. Note: in 1985 the work was deposited at the Auckland City Art Gallery, the receipt written by the late Dr.Rodney Wilson describes the work as attributed to Adriaen van der Velde, possibly by Philips Wouwerman. 315 x 385.
Italian Renaissance style
Veronese School, after Veronese's 'Jesus and the Centurion of Capernaum', oil on canvas, 1300 x 1800.
A large and rare N.Z. colonial kauri gum portrait bust of a Maori wahine
near life-size with finely carved naturalistic detail, black coloured hair, moko to her chin, a woven muka cloak to her shoulders, raised on ebonised socle base. Some age cracking. Height 465, width 330.
A c.1988 Rolex Oyster Perpetual mid-size Datejust bi-metal wristwatch
stainless steel and 18ct. yellow gold case and strap, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals and gold batons, maker's details to dial, date aperture, the automatic movement with 29 jewels. Working order. Valuation available. In original green leather box with wallet containing booklet and original outer box. Model No. 68273, Serial No. R951875.
A vintage black and white photograph of the 'New Zealand Football Team
1905-6'. Note: Known as 'The Originals', detailed on the mount 'Photograph by E. Kelly' and 'Photograph taken at Newton Abbot, Devon', the team names detailed to the mount. 295 x 415.
'Self Portrait in forage cap', oil on board, signed, circa 1955. Auckland born Stenberg became a senior lecturer and head of department at the Dundee University Art School, Scotland, after serving as artist for the Black Watch Battalion in WWII. 380 x 285.
A fine and rare Chinese striped ebony display cabinet
the multiple tiered and shaped shelves with decorative carved and pierced gallery backs and side panels, along with a combination of small sliding and hinged doors and two small drawers in the base. Decorated with restrained carved prunus and bamboo relief decoration. 1800 x 360 x 1100.
A platinum and diamond Art Deco style clip
the draped and scrolling design profusely set with baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds, the double clip held together by an 18ct white gold pin and hook arrangement so it can be worn as a brooch or two scarf/collar clips, TDW 4.17ct, colour D - G, valuation available.
A c.1982 Omega Speedmaster professional Moon watch
stainless steel case, bracelet and clasp, the black dial with a small seconds sub-dial, 30 minute recorder and 12-hour with centre chronograph hand, mechanical manual wind 17-jewel movement, working. Serial no. 46878113. With Omega certificate and warranty cards, paperwork, original read leather box and outer card box. Valuation available.
Laurence William Wilson (1850-1912)
'Hunter Mountains, Lake Manapouri', oil on canvas, signed and inscribed. 890 x 1840.
A 19thC 18ct. gold Italian suite of jewellery
comprising an ornate white sapphire set bracelet, a conforming large brooch, a smaller brooch and a pair of earrings, all with floral design embellishments set with facet cut white sapphires. Weight 70gms.
Dorothy Kate Richmond
Filleting Fish, York Bay, watercolour, signed and dated 1922. 240 x 345. Illustrated back cover of 'Stories Of York Bay, A Community Effort' by Ann Patterson, 1983. Provenance: The Hursthouse collection.
An 18ct. gold vintage Vacheron Constantin ultra-thin gent's dress watch
32mm. diameter case with fine radial fluted bezel, champagne toned dial with Roman numerals and railtrack minutes. The back with serial number 451093, quality leather strap.
Jane Brenkley Maori carved design side table
the oval top with river landscape design including four figures seated in front of a whare, a figure in canoe, the three figures to the front in traditional dress accompanied by a dog, original paint finish, supported on a carved and pierced tiki form column on carved stepped base with spreading lug form feet. Inscribed signature and dated 1948. 670 x 460 x 660.
A c.1800 French Empire black and white marble and ormolu portico clock
the circular ormolu cased movement with white enamel dial and Roman numerals suspended between the two tapered white marble columns on square section black marble stands, further ormolu adornments, eagle pediment to the case, the movement with silk suspension, striking to the hour and half hour upon a bell, the rectangular white marble stand with adjustable ormolu feet, c.1800. Valuation available.
Marc Chagall (1887-1985) 'Tchitchikov se rase' ('Chichikov Shaves Himself')
original etching and aquatint from the 335 impressions c.1923-27 produced for the 1948 publication of Nikolai Gogol's 'Les Ames Morts' ('Dead Souls'), Illustrated in Meyer, Marc Chagall: His Graphic Work (1957). 277 x 209mm.
A c.1900 Art Nouveau stained glass door from the Auckland Technical School (renamed in 1913 to Seddon Memorial Technical College)
the full length panel with Pillars of Wisdom, one wrapped with named panels 'Chemistry, Mining, Agriculture, Engineering, Electricity', with floral highlights and textured and coloured panels and original rimu frame. Two panels with some cracking. 2160 x 810.
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.
A George III silver coffee pot
baluster form, relief embossed scroll and floral design, the two cartouches each with matching engraved plant form armorial, leaf and scale detail to the spout, the domed lid with pineapple finial. London 1773 by Walter Brind, a noted holloware maker. Height 245, 884gms. Provenance: The Hursthouse collection.
An impressive large 19thC French wall hanging
hand painted with a troubadour serenading a group of women in a panelled and painted room, the border painted with scrolls and leaves, with wooden rings for hanging sewn to the top together with a long brass pole. Note: The costuming suggesting this to be painted c.1820-1835. 3150 x 1980.
Marc Chagall (1887-1985) 'Notre héros tenait a etre pret' ['Our heroes believe in being ready (to depart)'] original etching from the 335 impressions c.1923-27 produced for the publication of Nikolai Gogol's 'Dead Souls'
signed in the plate. Illustrated in Meyer, Marc Chagall: His Graphic Work (1957). 278 x 211mm.
A good quality Victorian figured walnut oval loo table
the quarter matched 'oyster shell' veneers with restrained classical inlay, raised on turned baluster column support with carved quadruped base and original white porcelain casters, 1400 x 1100 x 740.
A rare and early George II silver coffee pot
the tapered cylindrical body with engraved cartouche designs bordered by fine trellis to the top, the dome lid with baluster finial, elegant carved wooden scroll handle, spreading circular foot, the engraved armorial with a quarter panelled shield below a knight's helmet below a demi-lion. London 1735 by Edward Pocock. 730gms. Height 215.
Guy Tuterangiwheu O'Connor contemporary Maori carved whalebone kotiate
the traditional double bladed form with overlapping spikes, parallel sided oval section long handle with carved manaia butt end, paua inset eyes, square notch lashing hole. Housed in a custom made totara lidded box with adzed detail. Note: O'Connor is of Ngati Porou descent and is noted as a leading artist carver. Two printed cards included with one detailed 'this bone is from the jaw of the sperm whale, one of sixty whales stranded on Muriwai Beach, north of Auckland, Labour Weekend 1974'. Length 373.
A Rotherhams London 18ct. gold cased chronograph pocket watch
keyless wind, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, railtrack minutes and 300 split divisions, gold hands and blued steel sweep second hand actioned by a stop lever mechanism to the case side. The case hallmarked Birmingham 1900, gold dust cover numbered 27462, matching numbered movement back. 51mm dia case. Total weight 126gms.
An antique 16 bore flintlock pistol
the octagonal barrel of 150mm, maker's name illegible, finely chequered butt, horn tipped ramrod.
An antique 16 bore flintlock pistol
280mm barrel, probably Spanish, English lock, the walnut stock with brass floral and decoratively pinned highlights showing Ottoman influence. No firearms licence required.
'The Two Towers', oil on board, signed, entitled verso. 400 x 395.
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.
An 18ct. white gold
emerald and diamond cluster ring, the elliptical shaped mount set with seven graduating facet cut emeralds with two outer rows of small round brilliant cut diamonds, TEW 0.90cts, TDW 0.21cts., valuation available.
A full leopard skin pelt
the head including nose, whiskers and ears, the paws with most claws in tact, unbacked. Length approx. 1960.
A 14ct. gold and diamond solitaire ring
the 1.23ct round brilliant cut diamond of fancy light cognac hue, claw set in a slender tapered band, Colour K-M, Clarity I1, insurance replacement of $9700.
Dorothy Kate Richmond
'Still Life - Floral Arrangement in a Patterned Jug', watercolour, signed and dated 1930. 470 x 450. Provenance: The Hursthouse collection. Note: The Hursthouse, Atkinson and Richmond families began their relationships and friendships prior to the arrival of James Crowe Richmond to New Zealand in 1850. James's aunt Helen was married to John Hursthouse and already living here, he had also worked with John Staines Atkinson prior to his arrival in New Zealand. The families remained close, forming a community in York Bay, Wellington, in the early 20thC recorded as 'The Village' and a 'European Marae', it was a place rich in art and music, a political and cultural hub.
A good 19thC French fruitwood dresser base
the plank top with clenched ends, the two frieze drawers with incised banded detail, the two cupboard doors with shaped panels, original decorative iron hinge detail and escutcheons, carved fan detail to the shaped plinth base.
A set of good quality six place American Gorham sterling silver cutlery
'Chantilly' pattern, comprising table and dessert forks, dessert and soup spoons, teaspoons, large and small knives, all with stainless steel blades. Total weight (including knives) 2230gms.
An old Chinese belt buckle handled hand mirror
the buckle mounted with a mythical lion confronting a dragon's head, the circular mirror with embossed silver plate back decorated with dragon amongst clouds. Length overall 230.
'The Horse Trainer', bronze, signed, edition 2/8. Height 930.
A vintage black and white photograph of the 'Combined Group of American Universities Rugby Team
New South Wales Representative Team, New Zealand Representative Team, New Zealand Native Team...', the mount entitled and detailed 'Photographed in Sydney, 1910' etc. 265 x 395.
An impressive Royal Worcester two-handled potpourri lidded baluster vase
painted with fruit, signed Ayrton and richly gilded. Date marks c.1950. Height 280.
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 9ct. yellow gold Rotherham hunter pocket watch
plain unengraved case, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds, stem wind, maker's name to the dial and movement, the case and dust cover hallmarked 9ct. Total weight 85.9gms.
A good quality Victorian oak stick barometer by Greenhow
Chelmsford, intricate carved decoration, with thermometer. Height 1100.
A long good cultured pearl necklace
the 91 uniform near round cultured pearls of 7.5-8.00mm diameter fitted with a 14K yellow gold tapered barrel clasp. Length 780. Valuation available.
An original multiple portrait drawing of Don Clarke by Craig Pringle. Clarke shown in seven poises
fine graphite drawing, signed and dated 2001. 800 x 660. Signed by Don Clarke together with 49 other original signatures including Waka Nathan, Colin Meads, Bob Scott, Peter Burke, Bruce Watt, Brian Lochore etc. Presented by the Barbarians rugby team. Provenance: Ex. The estate of Don Clarke.
A box of early 20thC 'The South Pole' glass lantern slides
detailing the expeditions of Shackleton and Scott, the 65 slides individually numbered and most in sequence, each with entitlement 'Scott's last written words (Antarctic)', 'Xmas Day 1911', 'Terra Nova', 'Ice Cliff - Dog Team Resting' etc, each 83 x 83.
A William IV library table
the rectangular top with green tooled leather insert and thumb moulded edge, two frieze drawers to each side, restrained turned legs terminating in brass cup casters. 1350 x 920 x 740.
An impressive large Japanese Meiji bronze censer
the elongated ovoid body with panelled design in relief of exotic birds, the lid surmounted with a sculpted eagle upon a rocky outcrop, its attention drawn to a snake, long scrolling mythical beast head handles, the stepped circular plinth base with dragon in relief, all on a carved hardwood stand. Height (incl. stand) 950.
A pair of Reuben Watts N.Z. Arts & Crafts silver knife rests
each end of open entwined Art Nouveau form with hand beaten effect and central raised heart form blue enamel plaque with green speckled highlights, rub-over mounts, the connecting bars of wrythen form. Embossed maker's signature mark and 'STERLING'. Length 90.