Cordy’s is privileged to offer items from the estate of Douglas Wright, one of N.Z.’s foremost dancers and choreographer. Included are potted plants, assorted collectables, toys, furniture, textiles, artefacts, religious memorabilia and outdoor furniture. We follow on with our miscellaneous collection - taxidermy, a museum quality 19thC ivory plaque, boxes, fishing gear, kauri gum, Louis Vuitton, militaria, Pacific, African and N.Z. tribal artefacts, a memento from Hillary’s Everest expedition, a stone he collected and gifted to his brother, plus personal papers and letters including one historical letter written from Everest base camp days before the first ever ascent. N.Z. glass and pottery, Whitefriars paperweights, Tiffany Favrile lamp, English and European china and porcelain, Chinese snuffs, ivories, bronzes and porcelain, Japanese bronzes and ceramics. The jewellery includes amber, ivory, pearls, diamond necklaces, bracelets, earrings, together with emeralds, rubies, sapphires, aquamarine and other precious stone jewellery, gold chains and sovereigns. Gold pocket watches, wristwatches, clocks, collector’s silver including cutlery, photo frames, tea sets, trays and salvers. The rug section has another extremely fine offering of kilims and quality hand knotted carpets and rugs. The furniture & decorator section includes 18th, 19th & 20thC pieces: French, Georgian and Victorian, tables, desks, chests, an Italian Rococo bedroom suite, lighting, mirrors and décor items. The Art section includes an historical WWI oil 'How I won the VC at Massines Pte J Carroll VC', seven Henrietta Bloxsomme works, a selection of NW Cusa bird paintings, David Barker, Para Matchitt, L.W. Wilson, John Gully and many more international and national artworks. Must be viewed.
A decor sale of over 500 lots incl antique furniture, good elm Chinese cabinets, unusual Chinese dressing tables, Chinese ebonised dining table, desks, chests of drawers, Doulton, Lladro, paperweights, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, Chinese scrolls, mirrors, table lamps, Persian rugs, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
A superb auction of nearly 600 lots: Antique estate & mid-century furniture, two shop cabinets, retro, etc, stamp & coin collections, taxidermy, retro china, Doulton, Lladro, Royal Albert, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, table lamps, Persian rugs, incl. large antique Persian rug, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
Welcome Back to Cordy’s first auction of 2019. On offer: bronzes, walking sticks, toys, miniatures, antiquities, books, militaria, tribal, N.Z. historical, pottery and glass, WMF, Baccarat, Lenci, Royal Worcester, Sèvres collection, Chinese jade, ceramics, paintings and carvings. The second session opens with jewellery including gold proof coins, gold chains, bangles, rings, a spectacular diamond and sapphire encrusted panther bangle; diamond, ruby, emerald, sapphire rings and earrings; pearls, tanzanite and diamond rings and earrings, etc. Clocks and watches include an Omega Seamaster Polaris wristwatch and a Baum & Mercier wristwatch, collector’s silver cutlery, salvers, tea and coffee sets, candlesticks, etc., a fantastic collection of kilims from the estate of Dr Donald Stenhouse, dining tables and chairs, a delightful tilt-top bird cage wine table, chests of drawers, chairs and three impressive large mahogany book cases, two by Sefton Powrie. We finish with the fine art section with works by Blythe Fletcher, Denis Knight Turner, Raymond Ching, Ron Stenberg, Michael Shephard, bronzes by Wilhelm Kumm, Karl Perl, Rodin, Erte, plus other national and international artists. Must View!
Wishing all our valued customers all the very best for Christmas and the New Year. A decor auction of over 700 lots incl antique furniture, Chinese furniture, Neade telescope, Sefton Powrie Sapele outdoor refectory table & bench, dining tables & chairs, lge Japanese screen, Doulton, Lladro, Royal Albert, Royal Crown Derby, stamp collection, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, good crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, crystoleums, chandeliers, mirrors, table lamps, Persian rugs, miscellany & exceptional box-lots. Last chance for Christmas shopping at Cordys!
Our Special Christmas Sale of over 700 lots incl antique furniture, brass bound camphor boxes, brass tray top tables, Chinese furniture, lge Satsuma floor vase, modern country style dining table, mirrored tables & table lamps, lge stained glass window, Barcelona style couch, vintage display cabinets, etched glass kauri swing doors, lge Jacobean style court cupboard, leather club chair, Doulton, Lladro, Venetian glass, pottery, Steiff toys, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, table lamps, Persian rugs, miscellany & exceptional box-lots. Christmas shopping starts at Cordys.
Our last major auction of the year and what an opportunity to purchase that special Christmas gift! We have vintage Hasselblad cameras and lenses from the estate of an enthusiast, stamps, pens, pipes, toys, walking sticks, snuff boxes, bronzes, Vuitton, militaria, antique pistols, Pacific and tribal and early N.Z. historical items, Jane Brenkley, Len Castle, Wharetana, Viesnik and other N.Z. Studio pieces, Art Nouveau W.M.F., Clarice Cliff, Sèvres, Doulton, Worcester, the oriental section is full of jade, ivory carvings, snuff bottles, famille rose and other ceramics. The second section starts with our largest jewellery offering: diamond, emerald, ruby, pearl, tanzanite, sapphire rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets as well as gold coins, chains, bangles, antique and contemporary, a special opal and diamond pendant plus N.Z. jewellery. clocks and watches include Omega, Rolex and other wristwatches, a fine offering of collector’s silver. Persian rugs include many fine kilims from the estate of Dr. Don Stenhouse. Furniture: Victorian six-leaf banquet table and chairs, chests, mule chest, sideboards, French style and Chinese furniture, antique Dutch inlaid chairs, Eames chairs and more. We end with Fine Art: paintings from Stewart MacLennan, Ted Dutch, Frizzell, Stanley Palmer, Rata Lovell-Smith together with Tretchikoff prints, three impressive bronze sculptures and other international artists. Last chance to buy that one-off gift for the hard to buy for people in your life.
A decor sale of over 500 lots from various vendors incl antique furniture, colonial kauri kitchen dresser, Irish pine dresser, retro furniture, desks, photographic equipment, large stamp collection, Deco china, Doulton, Royal Albert, etc, NZ studio pottery, silver & silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, table lamps, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
A decor sale of over 500 lots from various vendors incl antique furniture, scotch chests, Cassina LC3 sofa, dining table, side tables, Danske Mobler daybed, fruitwood console table, rolltop desk, brass & iron dble bed, display cabinets, etc, NZ studio pottery, stamp & coin collections, assorted china, silver and silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, crystal and glass, Oriental items, art, mirrors, table lamps, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
The penultimate auction for the year includes some very special entries; walking sticks, miniatures, toys, Louis Vuitton, fishing, duck decoys, violins, a good offering of militaria, African and tribal artefacts, N.Z. historical including a special desktop writing compendium by Anton Seuffert. A superb glass section, early Garry Nash, two pieces of Thomas Webb, Lalique, Waterford etc. Modern movement has three pieces of Tiffany Studios glass including a Harp desk Lamp. of special interest to our oriental collectors are 38 Chinese snuff bottles, an imperial yellow peking glass vase, a rare 17th/18thC celadon vase, a large and impressive Chinese Imperial charger, cloisonné etc. The second session opens with our largest jewellery offering: impressive diamond rings, bracelets, bangles, ear- rings and necklaces, Tahitian pearls, amethyst, ruby, emerald, sapphire, tanzanite, aquamarine pendants, rings, earrings, gold sovereigns, Tiffany and Cartier. Clocks and watches include omega, Tudor, Longines, Baume & Mercier together with quality French mantel clocks. Collector’s silver. 30+ antique and new Persian carpets and rugs. Furniture & decorator items; tables, chairs, cabinets, desks and chests, impressive mottled kauri scotch chest, a rare 19thC Italian rococo bedroom suite. The Fine art section includes works by Louise Henderson, Adele Younghusband, John Gully, John Kinder, Blomfield, Ted Dutch and a Yearbury panel, plus many other national and international artists. Another must view auction
Antique furniture, scotch chests, leather chaise, antique long case clocks, dining table, shop display cabinet, side tables, Bentwood chairs, desk, etc, NZ studio pottery, stamp collection, Lladro, Royal Albert & other china, silver and silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, crystal and glass, Oriental items, antique Persian rugs, art, mirrors, chandeliers, miscellany & exceptional box-lots.
TUESDAY 23rd 4PM NOTE: HOLIDAY MONDAY A decor auction of over 600 lots from various vendors incl antique, furniture, French style parlour suite & other furniture in French manner, dining table, display cabinets, side tables, etc, dinner sets, Lladro, Limoge & other china, stone crocks, camera lens collection, doll collection, Fun Ho, silver and silver plate, costume and precious stone jewellery, crystal and glass, Oriental items, antique Persian rugs, art, mirrors, miscellany & exceptional box-lots. ON VIEW TUESDAY 23rd
Another fantastic selection of many local estates and private vendors; Good offering of french style vintage furniture, gilded sideboards etc. 19thC, Victorian, colonial and retro furniture, smalls, collectibles and so much more - mostly at NO RESERVE. Large selection of smaller Foster Clark paintings, coming off very successful sale of the artists works in our October Art & Antique auction.
Our October auction includes a spectacular array of selected estate & private entries; money banks, walking sticks, fishing equipment, a rare Hardy ‘Perfect’ reel, music boxes, pen collection, militaria including a rare mameluke sword, N.Z. pottery, Waterford, pewter, china includes a very large Moorcroft Pansy vase, Chinese jade, ivories & ceramics, Japanese ivories. Jewellery offers gold sovereigns, gold and gemstone necklaces, rings, a very good selection of diamonds; earrings, pendants, bracelets & rings, special suffrage entry, clocks and watches, Rolex etc., the strong silver section includes: tea sets, cutlery, an impressive four kilo silver tray & much more, Persian rugs, kilim cushions, large furniture section; Seuffert inlaid pedestal table, coffers, silver chest, dining tables and chairs, chests of drawers, library chairs, Victorian, Georgian and colonial. We finish with a particularly good Fine Art section that has eight rare Theo Schoon carved printing blocks, other works by Kirkwood, Peggy Spicer, Foster Clark, Yearbury, contemporary and older British and European art and so much more. A must view auction !
Cordy’s September auction brings together a spectacular array from numerous estates and private vendors. Notably: collections of vintage pens and accessories; vintage fishing books, tobacco pipes, many Louis Vuitton and other branded handbags; militaria section including bladed weapons; miscellany, Modern Movement, N.Z. historical pieces, studio pottery, Waterford crystal, glass, a superb offering of 34 pieces of Royal Worcester including black face sheep and highland cattle; Moorcroft; Oriental Arts include Chinese porcelain, jade, fine cloisonné and museum quality ivory panels. An exceptional jewellery offering starts at 5.00 p.m. with diamond and precious stone jewels, 40 gold sovereigns, clocks and watches, collector’s silver, Persian rugs, Georgian and Regency furniture and decorator items. Fine Art includes pieces by Dick Frizzell, Lance O’Gorman, J.D. Perrett, Peter Waddell, and other NZ artists, six excellent bronze figures, together with 19th and 20th century international works. Another must view auction. SEPTEMBER SPECIAL ENTRIES Royal Worcester: From the estate of a private Hamilton woman we offer a spectacular collection of over 30 pieces including, Highland Cattle by Stinton, Blackface Sheep by Barker and Storks by Powell. See lots 294 to 328 Stanton Estate Ivory Panels: Ex. the estate of E.A.Stanton, eight exquisitely carved ivory panels. Stanton worked in Canton as a partner in the trading house Deacon & Co. until his departure in 1923. See lot 394 Classical Bronze Collection: From a private Auckland collection this auction includes a special entry of large, quality examples rarely seen on this market. See lots 762 to 767
Cordy’s August auction brings together a fabulous array from many estates and private vendors; vintage fishing equipment, a strong militaria section with bladed weapons, etc., miscellaneous, modern movement, N.Z. historical, pottery and glass, porcelain and china, oriental arts include Chinese porcelain, jade, fine cloisonné and more. Another strong jewellery offering starts at 5.00 p.m. with diamond and precious stone jewels, 60 gold sovereign coins, a good wrist and pocket watch section, many from a life time collector, clocks, quality silver, Persian rugs, furniture, decorator items & garden urns. Fine Art includes: Bill Sutton, Nigel Brown and other portraits, Lance O’Gorman, Russell Hollings, Howarth, Greer Twiss, Geoff Thomson, a fine Nugent Welch watercolour, a good selection of quality 19th and 20thC European works and so much more. Another must view auction.
Another fantastic offering including Part 2 of the Tui Flower Estate, together with other estates & private vendors; a lifetime collection of N.Z. chimney pots, pipes, etc., vintage coats, walking sticks, toys, medals, militaria, Pacific, African and Maori artefacts including a superb collection of pounamu hei tiki, extensive Len Castle collection, English & European china, Japanese and Chinese bronzes, ivories and ceramics. The second session starts at 5.00p.m. with magnificent jewellery; emerald, sapphire, ruby and diamond rings, earrings, bracelets, opals & other precious stone jewellery. The objet de vertu section has further highly collectable items from the Flower Family; snuff boxes, mulls, enamel boxes, card cases, wax seals, etc. Clocks & watches include a Patek Philippe wristwatch, collector’s silver, cutlery, trays, tea-sets, etc. Persian rugs and carpets, Seuffert inlaid card table, Herman Miller chairs, scotch chests, dining tables & so much more. Fine Art includes; John Weeks, Terry Stringer, Lance O’Gorman, Barry Lett gallery prints, Salvador Dali lithographs plus further fine entries. Another 'Must View' auction.
ANTIQUE & ART AUCTION including THE TUI FLOWER ESTATE COLLECTION In our June auction we are excited to offer items from the Tui Flower estate which includes some of the most exquisite snuff boxes, walking sticks & ivories we have ever seen. Also offered from private vendors & other estates, a vast array of fine items including boxes, musical instruments, postcard albums, taxidermy & coats, fishing, militaria, Pacific, African, Maori & tribal artefacts, N.Z. Historical, Anton Seuffert glove box, a good selection of Len Castle, Waterford glasses, large Lladro figure groups, Doulton, Worcester, etc. The Oriental section has exceptionally fine bronzes, ivories, netsukes, as well as porcelain. The evening session starts at 5pm with jewellery which includes diamond, emerald, ruby & sapphire rings, earrings, etc., followed by clocks and watches, a very special Objet de Vertu section including exceptional snuff boxes, vinaigrettes, etc. The silver section includes Georgian & Victorian with a fine Hester Bateman silver tray,an excellent collection of rugs and runners is next with the furniture full of Georgian, Victorian, Chinese drawers, tables, desks, chairs, linen press, four impressive tall oak display cabinets and garden urns which sat outside the front steps of Tui’s house & so much more.The fine art section has works by Roy Dalgarno, Ron Stenberg, Simon Williams, Don Binny, Fred Graham, Geoff Thomson, and others. Cordys has no hesitation in urging you to view this very special auction Lucy Tui Hampton Aitken QSM (née Flower, 23 November 1925 – 15 August 2017), generally known as Tui Flower, was a pioneering New Zealand food writer. Born in Matamata Tui received an education at Espom Girls’ Grammar and at the University of Otago obtaining a diploma of Home Science. She furthered her education with Cordon Bleu courses in the United States and study at the École Hôtelière de Paris in 1954–55. Her exposure to food journalism in the United States aided her in becoming the food editor of The Woman’s Weekly in 1965. She has been likened to the American food writer Julia Child and is credited with helping New Zealanders move away from their traditional meat, potato and vegetable dinner. In her retirement Tui lived in Mt. Eden in the home owned by her maternal grandparents. It appears that Tui was not the only collector in the family with her parents and grandparents especially being avid collectors with a discerning eye for quality they amassed amazing collections of snuff boxes and bottles, fine Oriental jade, cloisonné, ivory, Satsuma, Maori artefacts, walking sticks, furniture including Anton Seuffert and more. Most of these collections remained intact and untouched in their home until now. It is with great pleasure that we offer Part 1 of this incredible estate collection in this catalogue with items provenanced: The Flower Family Collection. Part 2 will be offered in our July 17th Antique & Art Auction.
Antique, Jewellery & Art Catalogue Our May auction includes many fine pieces from various estates and private vendors including; bronzes, scrimshaw, a selection of the best boxes we have seen for some time, militaria, tribal, Pacific, Maori artefacts, N.Z. historical including the historic 1908 silver N.Z. Medical Corps. Challenge Shield, early N.Z. and studio pottery, Waterford crystal, Tiffany Favrile glass lamp, Lladro, Staffordshire, Doulton, Moorcroft, Chinese carved ivory, jade and hardwood, famille rose and other ceramics, Japanese quality bronze, ceramics, woodblock prints, etc. The second session starts at 5.00 pm with an extraordinary jewellery section. We have 20ct. gold chains, diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire rings, jade and gold bracelets and necklaces, a large collection of opal jewellery, a diamond encrusted necklace, many colonial greenstone pieces, sovereigns, ornate stylish precious gem rings & more, eight carriage clocks, good French mantel clocks, silver boxes, candlesticks including a 1752 John Cafe taperstick, cutlery etc., a good selection of Persian rugs. The furniture section includes a stunning Black Forest bear stick stand, small Georgian side tables, chests, desks, an unusual Victorian scotch chest, chairs, Chinese and French style furniture, mirrors, garden statuary & more. The fine art section includes works by Peter McIntyre, Peter Beadle, L.W. Wilson, W.G. Baker, Helen Brown, Lance O’Gorman, Carel de Moor, plus so much more. Must view!