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 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 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.
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 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.
An Italian alabaster bust of a young woman
worked in coloured and white alabaster, raised on tapering square section base. Height 530.
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.
A pair of Chinese cloisonné vases
ovoid shape with trumpet necks, with gilt metal elephant handles issuing from the neck, gilt metal bands encircle the mouth, shoulder and foot. The bodies decorated with stylised lotus flowers and tendrils in polychrome on a turquoise ground. Six-character Qianlong marks under the base. Height 245.
A heavy Chinese silver bowl
circular six-lobed shape, decorated with panels of figures, dragons and flowers in high relief. Marked 'Wenlo, Shanghai', under the base. 575gms. Diameter 210.
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.
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 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.
Manner of Adolf Hering (German 1863-1932) Portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm II
the last German Emperor and King of Prussia in dress uniform c.1910. 670 x 490.
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 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 carved kauri third size sculpture of a Maori warrior
signed Alex Prescott and dated '73, depicts the figure issuing a challenge with taiaha. Height 1000.
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.
19thC European, 'Cathedral Interior', oil on canvas, signed indistinctly, dated 1888. 365 x 320.
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.