An impressive fancy yellow multi-diamond and 18ct. yellow gold bracelet
the 18 square cushion form links each with a square cut fancy yellow cut diamond totalling 8.86ct., each with two encircling bands of round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 864 with a TDW of 3.72ct., the TDW at 12.58ct. Valuation available.
An impressive large Len Castle branch pot
slab built, the near square body with tapered rectangular neck, flat rim, dark near-black tenmoku glaze with a strIking chun glaze to the shoulder in variable pale blue tones, raised on four small lug feet, incised potter's mark to base.
Garth Tapper (1927-1999) 'Silence' oil on board
signed and dated '79, entitled verso. Exhibited Denis Cohn Gallery. 445 x 585.
Charles Nathaniel Worsley (NZ.1862-1923)
'Entrance Gate to Avila Spain', watercolour, signed, entitled on reverse, 750 x 490. Note: This major gilt framed work has been in one family for the last 50 years.
A large scale model of the clipper ship 'Canterbury'
1242 tons, built in Glasgow in 1874, she brought thousands of immigrants to New Zealand. In purpose built glazed, kauri framed display vitrine raised on table base. Once the property of the 154 year old Auckland Club and displayed in it's Shortland Street rooms this model moved to the Northern Club when the former merged with it in 2010, subsequently it was sold. Vessel dimensions 1460 x 195 x 920; vitrine/stand dimensions 1530 x 465 x 1760.
An 18ct. yellow gold and platinum diamond set cluster ring
the central round brilliant cut diamond of approximately 0.76ct., framed in a flowerhead cluster with eight bead set Swiss cut diamonds. TDW 1.61ct. Valuation available.
An impressive 18ct gold ruby and diamond princess ring
the large round basket mount set with two rows of marquis rubies (16), with a central round brilliant cut diamond to the centre and a further sixteen diamonds set to the outer edge, T.R.W. 5.28cts, T.D.W. 0.72cts, valuation available.
Len Castle red crater bowl
the interior with swirling magma red glaze, the sculpted matt grey rim suggesting alkaline deposits, the black exterior glaze resembling lava. Impressed potter's cypher under the base. Maximum diameter 490.
The WWI medals and military archive of N.Z.E.F. Soldier 24/1406 Pvt. Frank Keightley
including: the three British campaign medals together with various buttons, knives, whistle, his early 20thC silver wristwatch with name and military details engraved to the reverse, this in rough condition, multiple letters in original envelopes, notebooks and booklets, certificate of service, etc. Frank Keightley died 14th September 1916 along with 927 others at the 'Battle of The Somme'. Also included is the Certificate of Service for rifleman Tom Francis Keightley, N.Z.E.F. 44292, etc.
An antique Chinese carved 'Khotan White Nephrite' jade pendant
the central oval pierced disc form with two full relief stylised chi dragons upon the edge, their tails entwined to the middle. 70 x 38. Provenance: Illustrated in the book 'Jade Country' by Theo Schoon 1973, Page 126, noted as being in the author's collection and described as 'Khotan White Nephrite' generally termed 'Mutton fat Jade', 'Ch'ien Lung dynasty'.
A vintage ladys' platinum ruby and diamond cluster ring
the oval mixed cut ruby of approx. 3.5ct. and of medium red and 'good colour quality' held by four claws and framed by 20 round brilliant cut claw set diamonds totalling 0.83ct. Valuation available.
A rare N.Z. early 20thC silver spirit kettle by 'Petersens Ltd'
the tapered cylindrical body with large conforming cover with ebonised turned wood finial, the spout with bead finial, hanging within the tubular frame with overhead integral handle, the flared circular base dished to receive the burner, all parts in silver, the burner and pot stamped with maker's name and silver mark. Note: Petersen's Ltd is noted as the third period beginning in 1912 of the original Benjamin Petersen firm that began in 1863. 1291gms. Height 380.
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.
portrait of a 'Maori Woman Weaving a Basket', oil on board, signed and dated 1916. 390 x 305.
A good Keith Murray turquoise blue large vase
incised bands cut to the shoulder, circular printed 'KM' mark to the base. Diameter 270. Height 170.
A rare autograph group of the complete 14 man 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition Team including Tenzing Norgay. After climbing Everest in May 1953 they returned to London in July on a BOAC Argonaut Speedbird airplane
on that journey the signatures of the entire team were secured on a BOAC postcard. In August, Hillary and George Lowe toured NZ performing speaking engagements, in Wellington they stayed at the home of John Pascoe the mountaineer and author. During that visit Lowe gave Pascoe’s 11 year old daughter Anna the postcard. In a Sydney Herald newspaper column of the time (Anna's uncle was a sub-editor) the postcard and the excitement of the circumstances of the visit are mentioned. Further information available.
Louise Greig 'Venus in Furs' oil on board
signed, entitled and dated 2015 verso. Exhibited York Street Gallery, Timaru - Midge McMillan and Louise Greig, 'Eros & Thanatos' 2016. 565 x 400.
A Victorian heavy three-piece silver tea service
the compressed spherical bodies with a fine ribbed encircling band to the base, repeating engraved stiff leaf panel to the shoulder, bead rims and reeded handles. London 1880 by Stephen Smith. 1360gms.
An antique 16 bore flintlock pistol
the octagonal barrel of 150mm, maker's name illegible, finely chequered butt, horn tipped ramrod.
A taxidermy Asian brown bear
head and torso mount, raised paws, open mouth and glass eyes. On shield mount. Height 740.