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.
Italian Renaissance style
Veronese School, after Veronese's 'Jesus and the Centurion of Capernaum', oil on canvas, 1300 x 1800.
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.
An old gilt bronze Bodhisattva
traditional seated pose with crossed legs and hands holding religious objects, upon a lotus throne, turquoise and other small cabochon stone highlights, most gilt finish remains, the high points showing old dark red/brown tone. Height 220.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
'The Horse Trainer', bronze, signed, edition 2/8. Height 930.
'Von Tempsky's Pipe
' the briar bowl with gilt metal fittings and curved horn mouthpiece mounted to a varnished back board with applied, hand-written vintage plaque 'Von Tempsky's Pipe. This pipe was found among the possessions of Major Von Tempksy after his heroic death at Ngutu-O-Te-Manu in 1868. Afterwards his widow presented it to Captain Keddell... He bequeathed it to his friend, Mr John Harvey of Parnell.' Mr John Harvey being a friend of the vendor's father who had this pipe in his possession for many years. Together with a newspaper cutting detailing 'The Von Tempsky Fund'.
An antique bronze 'Southeast-Asian Frog' rain drum
the circular mildly dished top on a wide waisted and flared base, all with fine ribbed and geometrically banded cast relief detail, star centre to the top, four raised and stylised animal forms to the rim, the sides with conforming lug handles and decoration. Good old green patina. Note: Dating as far back as 1000B.C., the Dong Son culture of Vietnam was arguably the earliest civilisation in Southeast Asia to enter the Bronze Age. In some of the most ancient burial sites of this culture are examples of these cast bronze drums......' . See label attached. Diameter 615m height 450. $1400 Dong Son culture, which appears at the end of the Bronze Age. I was given to understand this drum,. one of a set of 3 was known to have been from this period. These were purchased from Askenazi (Sp?) London branch around 1979, don't have any paperwork I'm afraid. Beat the drum, sound the trumpets and lets achieve a wonderful result.
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.
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.
A Victorian 15ct. yellow gold and Old Mine cut diamond pendant
the decorative front with applied and recessed sections highlighted with nine Old Mine cut and 71 rose cut diamonds, glazed back panel. 30 gms.
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.
N.Z. Arts & Crafts silver and enamel pendant, the stylish sinuous form with blue and green enamelled panels, conforming drop, the tapered bail with bead highlights, the reverse stamped with maker's named in full and 'Sterling', in original morocco leather box, a rare example in good condition.
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 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.