A quality George III flame mahogany bookcase bureau
the stepped pediment above the two original shaped mirrored panelled doors enclosing a shelved interior, the forefront base revealing a fitted interior with a combination of eight drawers and five pigeonholes, the four full width drawers with shaped brass back plate swing handles, pull-out slides to receive the fall, raised on bracket feet. 1075 x 570 x 2155.
An 18ct. yellow gold and diamond solitaire ring
the 1.5ct. round brilliant cut diamond of I colour, I1 clarity, set with six claws. Valuation available.
A pair of George III percussion pistols by Knubley in later case
the octagonal 7" barrels of bore 28 (.50 cal.), the locks with maker's name, captured ramrods, complete with powder flask, bullet mould, oil bottle and cleaning rod.
A 20-21ct. yellow gold and diamond brooch set
three large diamond encrusted star form brooches linked by three diamond set removable chains, each brooch pavé set with 55 old mine cut diamonds. Valuation available. TDW 25cts. 125.60gms.
A lady's Jaeger-LeCoultre Bi-metal Reverso wristwatch
18ct and diamonds to one side of case, the reverse plain 18ct gold, steel and gold bracelet with double folding clasp, Swiss quartz movement, water resistant to 30 metres, in original box with book.
A 19thC French Louis XVI figured ormolu mantel clock
the circular white enamel dial with blue Roman hour numerals and outer Arabic seconds, the inner dial named 'Aruffier, Paris', framed and surmounted with a woman and cherub highlighted with laurel sprigs and doves, the platform base with pleated swags, paw feet and classical elements, the quality French movement with plaque detailed 'L. Marti et Cie, Medaille de Bronze', striking on a bell. With pendulum and key. 245 x 125 x 295.
A 19thC French Art Nouveau walnut desk
the rectangular top with tooled leather inset, three frieze drawers to each side with original gilt metal Art Nouveau handles, tapered square section legs with fine scroll detail, C-form stretchers to the base with further long rail. 1600 x 1000 x 750. Provenance: Purchased Capocchi Antiques, Melbourne, 2012.
An old impressive Chinese double gourd form vase
incised and glazed decoration of chrysanthemum flowers, clouds and scrolling tendrils in yellow on a red ground. Ming six- character mark in double circle to base and old paper label for Paris auctioneers 'MICHEL DUCHANGE-GARMIGNY'. Height 287.
A French ormolu mounted bracket clock
c.1900, the religieuse form case veneered in pale timbers, glazed to the front and sides, revealing an inlaid interior with parquetry floor below the relief decorated gilded dial with enamelled hour cartouches, the pediment top surmounted with a gilded female warrior figure. Bell striking movement. Height 1090.
A pair of old French giltwood framed fauteuils upholstered in good tapestries
the shaped backs upholstered with tapestries of children, the seats with scenes from Aesop's Fables. Some distress to fabric.
A pair of impressive Royal Worcester urn vases
decorated with wild roses to the front and back, the base and body with profuse gilt embellishment, each handle in the form of a mythical winged beast. Signed W. Hart, date mark 1906. Height 290.
A.R.D. Fairburn (1904-57
N.Z.), 'Study of Maori Rock Drawings', vintage block printed on fabric mounted to board, signed. 6300 x 900.
A suite of three Chinese porcelain vases
comprising a moon flask vase and pair of square baluster vases, decorated in famille rose panels with figures in garden scenes reserved on an orange 'cracked-ice' ground, the moon flask with sinuous dragon handles highlighted with gilt, each vase with smaller panels painted with birds and landscapes. Heights 310 and 260.
A George III officer's flint-lock pistol by Barnett
the octagonal 8" barrel of 245 bore (cal .55) quality half-wooded with a German silver trim, the captured ramrod with turned brass end, the lock with maker's name. Good overall condition.
Garth Tapper (1927-99) 'The Man Down the Road' (This Person Does Exist)
oil on board, signed and dated 1973, title inscribed verso. 630 x 475.
A good Charlie (Raponi) Wilson carved inanga greenstone hei tiki
pale/mid-green colourway, finely detailed with the head turned to the left shoulder, ears evident, inlaid paua shell ring eyes, right hand to the chest, the left to the left thigh, mildly concave back. Note: Charles Raponi Wilson has been carving since the 1960s and is recognised as a leading carver of hei tiki, drawing inspiration from ancestral taonga. In 2009 he was commissioned by N.Z. Post along with other leading N.Z. artists to carve a hei tiki to feature on its annual Matariki stamp series. In 2010 his design was selected to feature on N.Z.'s most valuable legal tender coin - the 1oz. gold coin. Length 88.
A c.1900 'The American Bolt & Screw Case Co.' revolving hardware chest/cabinet
octagonal form with eight drawers to each face, the 72 drawers revolving upon a large square form base with brass locking lever, action not working, each drawer with brass cardholder and original porcelain knob handle, original brass maker's label attached. 540 x 540 x 915.
A Georgian dresser base
the plain twin plank top with thumbnail moulded edge, the three panelled drawers with original brass keyhole escutcheons and replacement glass bale handles, turned front legs with stretchers along the sides and one along the back. 1980 x 440 x 780.
'Rain Clouds Over Birkenhead', oil on board, signed, entitled and signed on reverse. 50 x 48, framed.
Bernard Leach stoneware pottery vase
impressed ovoid form, brushed dark glaze on the pale grey ground, two encircling bands framing, impressed potter's mark, together with the St Ives mark. Provenance: From a major Hawkes Bay Collection, further details available on request. Height 130, diameter 145.
A good N.Z. colonial Maori subject photo album
with many images by Josiah Martin, mainly larger vintage black and white photographs within a vintage album, each inscribed by hand in black ink beneath the image including 'Tangi-Over the Dead, Rotoiti' 'Deserted by all his Like - Left Alone to Die', 'Mohi-Heroic Chief', 'Maori Village - Maketu Pah', 'Rangitatoa. Tohunga - Performing Incantations - Opening of Carved House', 'Mat Weaving', 'Interior of Carved House - Whakarewarewa' etc., also including photographic prints of engravings and paintings etc. The larger images 147 x 203. The interior front cover printed with original owner's name S.F. Carter, Parnell, 1905'. Album size 252 x 295. Note: Josiah Martin (b.London 1843-1916) came to N.Z. and established the forerunner of a College of Education in Auckland in the 1870s. For health reasons he gave this up and turned to photography in partnership with William Partington who, it is thought, was responsible for a number of Maori portraits taken in the 1880s. Martin is recorded as one of the most important N.Z. photographers.
A Victorian gothic silver four-piece tea and coffee service
hexagonal sections surmounted by 'pagoda', cornice and domed covers. Engraved with stylised florals, monogram and armorial crest. London 1845 by Joseph Angell & Son. total weight 2535gms. Coffee pot height 280.
emerald and diamond ring, the 1.00ct. step cut emerald claw set and surrounded by baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds in a marquise shape mount, TDW 0.74ct., valuation available.
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.
A gilded metal Buddha statuette
modelled seated with hands in gesture of meditation, his head surmounted by a coronet of bodhisattvas. Six character mark to the back. Height 420.
A Huanghuali wood brush pot
of cylindrical shape with slightly concave wool, displaying good figured grain, a removable insert to the centre of the base. Height 145, diameter 125.
A late 19thC large carved oak castle cased mantel clock
the castellated top with four spires, dragon gargoyles to the corners, the front with classical gents flanking the arched top glazed door enclosing the gilded dial, all surfaces carved, the quality German movement stamped 'DRGM', secret hidden drawer to the base. 370 x 370 x 660.
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 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.
A Chinese Tianhuang yellow stone fingering piece
carved in low relief with a river scene with boatmen. Height 80.
A good Lucie Rie & Hans Coper elliptical bowl
blue glazed interior, speckled white exterior, the base impressed with both potter's marks, faint hairline crack to rim. Provenance: From a major Hawkes Bay Collection, further details available on request. 148 x 120 x 72.
A wedge shaped slab of high quality pounamu (nephrite)
with minimal rind to the fractured surfaces and cut sides displaying deep green colour. The snapped and cut edges with slight distortion suggesting an early non-professional lapidary. Approx 410 x 150 x 60.
A Chinese carved wood life-size figure of Kuanyin
the Goddess of Mercy, modelled seated upon a plinth base, she holds a mystic pearl in her elevated left hand, her right foot rests upon a lotus flower. Some portions of her robes coloured with remnants of pigment. Height 1500.
A Lucie Rie and Hans Coper elliptical bowl
pale grey/green glazed interior, speckled white exterior, impressed with both potter's marks, similar to above. Provenance as above.
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.
'Coastal Scene with Sailing Vessel', oil on board, initialled. 230 x 465.
A fine quality Regency rosewood flap-top card table
decorated with restrained cut brass inlay, the plain figured top with rounded corners and original green baize interior supported on a turned and fluted pedestal and four sabre legs with brass acanthus terminals. One leg requires repair and some of the brass stringing on the base has sprung. 915 x 450 x 740.
An 18ct. white gold diamond cluster ring
a 0.33ct modern round brilliant cut diamond surrounded by eight smaller conforming diamonds, Colour F-G, TDW 1.00ct., together with the matching 18ct. white gold diamond set, shaped eternity band. Valuations available.
An Afghan Turkoman runner
the field decorated with rows of octagonal guls and central cruciform medallions, framed by geometric borders, in rich red and dark tones. 5000 x 780.
An early 20thC quality Maori carved walking stick
the top third as a stylised figure with multiple angular ridged bands and scroll detail, above a further smaller figure and raised repeating zig-zag bands, plain section towards the base, good dark tone. Length 900.
An early 20thC polar decorated plate set
comprising a long rectangular serving dish and seven octagonal side plates, all transfer decorated and hand coloured with various polar scenes including sealers, steam boats under sail and captured by ice, encampments, stations, flags, icebergs, etc., all framed by a bright blue border with fine floral garlands and gilt enrichments, each transfer mark to the reverse 'Trade-Mark' above an 'L' within scrolls. Two side plates with minor damage.
Charlie Wilson carved whale bone hei tiki
finely detailed with the head turned to the right shoulder, inlaid paua shell ring eyes, left hand to the chest with index finger to the mouth, forked tongue, the right to the right thigh, mildly concave back. Length 103.
A good Chinese pale green jade carving of multiple fruits
oval form, multiple suspension holes to the top, finely carved with sinuous form, good pale tone. Length 64, raised on wood stand.
An unusual three-piece clock garniture
the clock of architectural form with porcelain panels to the front and sides decorated with cherubs and flowers on a powder blue ground, the painted circular dial with Arabic numerals, the gong striking movement by Japy Freres; the clock accompanied by a pair of conforming urns, one handle loose. Height 270.
An antique silver and diamond brooch
the marquise shape with a pierced scallop design encrusted with 57 old Swiss and senaille cut diamonds, TDW 2.00cts.
A tall and heavy petrified wood trunk section hand basin
with natural exterior fossilised bark, the cut top carved as a basin, a cylindrical recessed hole at the centre, a cut-away section at the reverse to allow for plumbing, natural mid/pale tones including tan, pale red highlights. Weight approx. 280kgs. Diameter 500, height 800.
'A Curve of Fish', a silkscreen on cotton paper 6/24, signed, entitled and dated 1998. 760 x 570.
A 20ct gold and diamond cluster ring
the cluster set with 23 old cut diamonds.
A Georgian mahogany bureau
the deep crossbanded fall with herring bone banded inlay, four graduated full width drawers with brass bale handles and keyhole escutcheons, the interior with pigeon holes and small drawers, standing on well-proportioned bracket feet. With key. 940 x 550 x 1060.
A Royal Doulton stoneware 'Kia Ora' decanter with original compressed stopper
the cylindrical body with swollen shoulder, the mottled brown glaze with raised blue glazed highlights of stylised Maori masks and carving. Height 240.