Cordys

0473

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.

Realised: $17,000

0815

Garth Tapper (1927-1999) 'Silence' oil on board
signed and dated '79, entitled verso. Exhibited Denis Cohn Gallery. 445 x 585.

Realised: $5,000

0816

Ron Stenberg
'Self Portrait Aged 35', oil on canvas, signed, entitled and detailed on reverse. Note: This is a major self portrait of Stenberg. Born Auckland 1919 he was accepted into Elam School of Art at the age of 12 due to his exceptional artistic ability. He became a senior lecturer and head of department at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee in Scotland and also served as an official artist for the Black Watch Battalion during the battalion's last days in Germany in WWII. 560 x 410. $5,500-

0427

A rare New Zealand colonial heavy 15ct. yellow gold bangle made by E.J.Thompson
relief cast hinged belt and buckle form with, a single red stone (almandine garnet) set to the top, stamped maker's name in full and gold mark. Weight 90.6gms. Note: cast bangles are rare, the gold content being at least three times higher than other standard hollow examples. This maker's mark is unrecorded in Winsome Shepherd's book, 'Gold & Silversmithing in Nineteenth & Twentieth Century N.Z.' 1995. E.J. Thomson was based in Great King Street, Dunedin

0202

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.

Realised: $5,000

0796

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.

Realised: $4,000

0762

Humphrey Ikin black Stave chair
the long curved rectangular back section supporting the oval curved seat together with the two smaller square section flared legs. Ikin is noted as a pioneer of Pacific minimalist design of which the Stave chair is a classic. Height 1265.

0520

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.

Realised: $3,400

0627

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.

Realised: $1,700

0190

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.

Realised: $3,500

0507

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.

Realised: $2,200

0522

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.

Realised: $1,700

0554

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.

0347

A set of four Chinese elm furniture screens
each with an upper panel of pierced designs including complete knots, curvilinear swastikas and 'cracked ice' with scattered blossom and leaves, the lower sections with small panels depicting warriors in landscapes. Each panel with some conforming framing. Each panel 1890 x 485.

0788

Laurence William Wilson (1850-1912) 'Valley of Rees & Dart Rivers
Wakatipu', oil on board, unsigned, titled in artist's hand and dated 1906. 450 x 700.

0074

A kauri gum boulder
semi-polished finish. 5.7 kilos.

0290

A good late 19thC Chinese finely carved ivory tusk section brush pot carved in relief with figures in a landscape of trees
mountains and foliage highlighted with butterflies, birds and animals, all on a fine circular repeating trellis type ground, raised on a carved and pierced scroll and floral base. Diameter 85, height 125.

0521

An 18ct. white gold emerald and diamond ring
the 1.54ct. oval mixed cut natural emerald claw set and surrounded by 24 small round brilliant cut diamonds, the split shank and shoulders bead set with a further 51 matching diamonds, TDW 0.50ct., emerald of medium colour and Type II - 12 clarity, valuation available.

0534

A 36ct. rough green diamond
approximately of triangular/pyramid form, lustrous finish, mid-olive green tone. Provenance: Ex. Rhodesia, c.1952.

Realised: $1,000

0318

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'.

Realised: $1,800

0740

A Chinese rosewood extension banquet table and eight chairs
the oval table with two leaves with a frieze carved with relief scroll motifs, raised on tapering legs with spade feet; the chairs including two carver chairs, all with a Shou motif decorated back splat, the panelled seats with shaped frieze and legs conforming to the table with loose cushions.

0211

An antique 16 bore flintlock pistol
the octagonal barrel of 150mm, maker's name illegible, finely chequered butt, horn tipped ramrod.

Realised: $1,300

0181

A pair of early 1900s kauri gum busts
exquisitely moulded depicting a Maori Chief with full face moko and a Chiefteness with a moko kauae. Heights 190mm. Some faults. Provenance: From a private museum, the owner having collected gum artefacts for many years. Note: Examples of these gum busts are on display at the Matakohe Kauri Gum Museum in Northland.

Realised: $1,200

0077

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.

Realised: $1,650

0760

A c.1950s Garth Chester design chair as above
quality green leather contemporary upholstery.

0212

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.

Realised: $1,600

0506

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.

Realised: $1,100

0706

A Persian patchwork rug
the burgundy field containing rectilinear motifs including Tree of Life and crosses with bound carpet edges. 2090 x 1490.

0745

A 19thC French fruitwood Empire-style display cabinet
tall rectangular form with black lineal and criss-cross detail, pale blue painted interior with two adjustable shelves, raised on tapered square section short legs.

0638

An Art Deco four-piece tea service
tapered octagonal form with stepped flared foot and lid, classical fine dragon and shield border band. Birmingham 1935 by Fenton, Russell & Co. Ltd. 1437gms.

Realised: $1,050

0203

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.

Realised: $2,000

0761

A mid-20thC exotic pale timber kidney form desk
the shaped top with a bank of four drawers to the left, each with a tapered square wooden handle, the right with lower conforming shape protruding shelf supported upon two square section mildly curved legs. 1365 x 850 x 765 approx.

0192

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.

Realised: $1,550

0759

A pair of Garth Chester (N.Z. 1916-1968)
Winter's Hairdressing Salon chairs, in original condition with red vinyl covering, curved ply back, oak arms and tapered cylindrical oak legs. Note: Chester is recorded as producing less than 20 chair designs, this pair of chairs originating from the Monty Winter Beauty Salon located in the Smith & Caughey building in Queen Street, c.1950s.

Realised: $900

0640

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.

Realised: $1,100

0636

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.

Realised: $1,350

0371

A large Chinese Ming style vase
ovoid shape, decorated in underglaze blue with an encircling landscape with figures and pavilion; a band of wave pattern encircles the foot and a similar pattern including horses decorate the shoulder. Height 360.

0693

An Iranian Kashan carpet
hand knotted wool pile, central medallion on a floral field with a traditional red background, the quadrants reflecting the central medallion, surrounded by multiple border guards of floral curvilinear design. 3850 x 2450.

0531

A vintage lady's 18ct. yellow gold emerald and diamond ring
the rectangular step cut natural emerald of 1.54ct. claw set and framed by two brilliant cut diamonds of 0.13ct. each, fine tapered band. Valuation available.

Realised: $1,150

0373

A massive Chinese porcelain shallow bowl
painted to the centre with a riverside village scene with a family, in polychrome enamels framed by a cobalt border painted , in gilt with nine phoenix birds on a cloudy background, Qianlong seal mark to the base. The exterior similarly painted in blue and with multiple sinuous dragons on a fiery background. Diameter 620.

Realised: $850

0709

A hand knotted Afghan Andkhoi rug
formal floral designs with three border guards in colours of rich dark red, dark blue and old ivory. 2400 x 1800.

0823

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.

Realised: $1,400

0354

A large impressive Chinese famille rose baluster vase
of square section painted with panels of figures, the light turquoise ground with profuse floral motifs. painted four character mark on base. Height 395.

Realised: $1,025

0768

A Brian Webb (N.Z.) well carved Tasmanian blackwood carving of three leaping humpback whales
fine carved detail showing their distinctive body shape and long pectoral fins. Height 1000.

Realised: $750

0560

An early brass cased lantern clock
the square case with large dial with Roman numerals, single hour hand, surmounted by fretwork pediment pierced with dolphins supporting a large bell beneath an urn shaped finial, with pendulum, oval bob weights and oak supporting bracket. Clock height 390.

Realised: $800

0435

An Edwardian Belle Epoque style 18ct. white gold and diamond brooch
lozenge shaped filigree open worked set with multiple brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 0.85ct. Valuation available.

0698

A large hand knotted Hamadan carpet
the field decorated in a herati pattern of predominantly crimson and Prussian blue tones, and framed by a broad floral meandering border. 3800 x 2680.

0735

A George III oak five panelled back settle
shaped mouldings, open plain shaped arms, the upholstered seat requiring attention, three sturdy tapered cabriole type legs raised on ball feet to the front, good dark colour. 1860 x 700 x 1040.

0739

A late Georgian mahogany breakfront sideboard
with central single panelled door flanked by drawers with lion mask ring handles, an angular 'temple' upstand to the back, raised on tapering square section legs terminating in brass claw feet. 1680 x 630 x 1220.

0797

Robert Field Procter (NZ.1879-1931)
Windmills, oil on canvas, signed, 465 x 295.

Realised: $950