A vintage shark vertebrae walking stick
the shaft mildly tapering, the silver plate handle in the form of a horse's head, horn and brass ferrule to base. 880mm.
A fine 19thC carved whalebone and marine ivory walking stick
the octagonal faceted tapered knob form handle with wide plain silver fitting to the finely carved shaft with bands of repeating diamond notch, ribbed and spirals. 875mm.
A walnut and antler handled walking stick
the substantial walnut shaft turned in bamboo form. 900mm.
A vintage shooting stick
with hiking spike. 840mm.
An early 1900s walking stick
ebonised finish, with silver collar and terminal. Birmingham 1913.
A hollow blown glass walking cane whimsey
in clear glass with bulbous head and spiralling shaft. 1480mm.
A fine quality 19thC French Dieppe carved ivory page turner
the handle exquisitely carved in deep relief with floral, leaf and fruiting forms, plain spatulate blade. 280mm.
Three vintage African carved ivory letter openers
each with a variously carved finial.
An early 20thC solid carved ivory elephant on ball stand
squat form, applied tusks. H.85mm.
Two vintage African carved ivory elephants
curved form. H.110mm.
Eleven various reptile
fish and other specimens, ex. The P.W. Wagener Museum of Northland, includes 'Black Snake (Australia)', 'Unborn Sharks...'. 'Trout Fry...', and others, some labelled.
A Victorian architect's four-fold ivory 12" rule
by J. Rabone & Sons.
Three Victorian desk seals
two with wood handles, one with bone. Heights 50, 65 and 95mm.
BONE TAPE MEASURE
A Victorian bone tape measure with a brass winding handle. Dia.30mm.
SILVER BOOK MARK - MARK TWAIN
A sterling silver Mark Twain bookmark by Toye Kenning and Spencer Ltd. L.75mm.
A late 19th century bronze figure of Fortuna standing on the wheel of fortune
with a cornucopia in her right hand, tumbling coins in her left, original patination, signed Fulconis, (Louis Guillaume Fulconis, 1817-1873), raised on a variegated green circular marble plinth (Slight damage to index finger of left hand). Fortuna was the Roman goddess of fortune and luck. H.350mm.
A gilded bronze bust
in the form of a ruined Roman statue, signed on brass tablet. Height on marble plinth base 350mm.
Three white paste 'sulphide' relief portraits
in the manner of Wm. Tassie, of young Victoria, Albert and an unknown monarch, laid on velvet under convex glass in ebony frames. Largest H.190mm
A 19thC oval portrait miniature hand painted on ivory
the young red headed woman wearing a Mediterranean orange coral necklace, the velvet frame in partial leather case. 70 x 55mm.
A Victorian Stevengraph
'Peeping Tom, Lady Godiva', in a smart contemporary frame.
A hand painted Islamic scene on ivory
framed in ivory with old cloth backing. L.195 x W.120mm.
Four Islamic animal watercolours
a zebra, cheetah, lion and turkey, all framed under glass. W.340 x L210mm and one W.240 x L310mm.
An old portrait miniature of a classical woman
wearing a floral decorated hat and frilled collar dress, signed. The French gilt circular metal frame with strut back.
An album of signed American 1930-1940s movie star photos
with both original and stamped signatures, including Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor and Greer Garson.
A 19thC/20thC Prisoner-of-War carved bone domino set in wood box
the inlaid box with sliding lid containing a domino set with black stained highlights. Box W.180 x D.42 x H.45mm.
A pair of vintage Steiff Bambi deer plush toys
brown velvet with mohair ears, belly and tail, black glass eyes, Steiff button to ear of one. H.220mm.
A vintage ventriloquist's dummy
of a young man with painted papier-mâché head, shirt, tie, jacket and trousers. In original old suitcase.
A Hornby clockwork 101 tank train set
in original box, three carriages and many pieces of track.
A pair of large vintage tailor's shears
makers J. Wiss & Sons. L.340mm.
A Louis Vuitton monogram Vernis Reade handbag with Vachetta leather top handles and gold tone accents with authenticity code
tags and dust bag.
A vintage Louis Vuitton leather bound brass mounted attaché case
with original stitched leather swing handle, with painted initials 'V.H.'. Marked on the lock and with original interior label '797098'. 450 x 300 x 150mm.
A vintage Louis Vuitton Drouot messenger & crossbody bag
in monogram coated canvas, stitched leather fittings and shoulder strap. Approx. 250 x 220mm. With LV dust bag. Provenance: purchased by our vendor c1988, Queen Street Auckland.
Vintage Louis Vuitton Monogram canvas Leather Petit Marceau cross-body bag
side pocket, zippered main bag, monogrammed shoulder strap. 240 x 200 x 75. With dust bag. Provenance: purchased in Paris by our vendor c1968. Small repair completed by LV Auckland.
A vintage Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Sologne cross-body shoulder bag
stitched leather trim, buckle fittings and shoulder strap, the interior with zippered compartment, with dust bag. Provenance: purchased LV Queen Street, Auckland c1996 by our vendor.
A vintage Louis Vuitton Alize 24 Heures travel bag
two separated compartments, each secured with padlocked zippers, each interior with an open side pocket, washable lining stitched leather trim, LV canvas shoulder strap. 460 x 180 x 380mm. With large dust jacket.
A small Prada shoulder bag
in black technical canvas (Nero Tela Tecnica), zippered side and top main compartments. With Prada certificate. Purchased Auckland 31.3.2000. With Prada dust bag.
A vintage woven and beaded purse
miser style with draw string. With genuine Gucci dust cover.
A modern N.Z. made ostrich leather briefcase
fine stitched detail, brass fittings, a flap opening to each side enclosing a fitted and sectional interior. 410 x 150 x 340mm.
A vintage as new Hermès silk scarf
the dominant circular panel as signs of the zodiac, framed with hippocamps, original 'Made in France' label and cardboard packaging. Note: this scarf is known as the Jacqueline Kennedy Zodiac Silk Scarf.
A vintage Hermès silk scarf
'On Epsom Downs, 1836'.
A vintage Gucci silk scarf
depicting tropical corals, fish and lagoon life in colours, printed signature V. Accornero (1896-1982). Accornero was an Italian illustrator for many years before designing for Gucci and producing iconic scarves in the 1960s and 1970s.
An early 20thC red stained ostrich feather fan and hat adornment
the fan with faux tortoiseshell sticks (560mm), the hat adornment of white long feathers with gilt and aluminium fittings. (380mm).
A pair of English vintage teak wood riding boot stretchers
c.1930. W. (heel) 260mm.
A vintage 10 3/4" green wing teal decoy duck
c.1920, tack eyes and with wooden pegged display stand.
An old 14" wooden decoy duck
c.1910/1920, wide body, glass eyes and lead belly weight.
An old 18" wooden decoy duck
c.1900s, three-piece form with old tack eyes and lead belly weight.
A vintage Hardy 'Perfect' 3½" duplicated Mark II fly fishing reel
ventilated spool and brass foot. Small crack to rim.
A vintage Hardy ‘Crown Houghton’ three piece fly rod with spare tip
the two tips in 'Hardy Bros. Ltd' bamboo case with brass fittings, the rod also with maker's details, all in Hardy's canvas sectional bag.
A Hardy Bros. alloy brass and stainless steel two-draw salmon gaff
with belt clip and tip protector. Royal coat-of-arms and Prince of Wales feathers logos. 590mm.
A carved antler cabinet piece angler's 'priest' by Taupo master carver Des Baker
carved as a dragonfly nymph, c.2004. H.260mm.
An old split willow fishing creel
c.1920s/30s, bound in leather and with pigskin lure pouch and leather harness. W.380mm.
A 3½" oak wood trout fly reel
c.1920, with on/off check.
A Malloch's 2 3/4" brass fly reel
permanent check and horn handle.
A rare c.1900 Hardy's circular cast fly case
black japanned exterior with cream interior, original felts with flies. Dia.105mm.
A c.1882-1884 Malloch black japanned fly box
ivorine clip pages with flies and including a parchment page of rare flies to gut cast traces. W.155mm.
A c.1915 Hardy's Pralon black japanned fly box
the interior with nine numbered metal hinged flip-up lids containing flies. W.100mm.
A c.1930 Hardy's large size fold-up landing net
with original netting. 1100mm (extended).
RUDGE 3 PCE SPLIT CANE ROD
A c.1950s A.E. Rudge three-piece split cane heavy grade fly rod and bag.
A c.1900 Japanese large copper kettle
A late 19thC classical relief decorated bronzed wall plaque
the centre with a pan type figure being observed by various scantily clad figures, classical relief border. Dia.330mm.
A 19thC brass and iron Embossing Press
c.1850. Embossing is a process that applies pressure to the back of an object, giving it a three-dimensional or raised effect. On exhibition stand. H.500mm.
A c.1900 ivory fitted and silver plate minocular opera glass
six telescopic sections, the largest encased in ivory, engraved with maker's details 'J. Abrahams, Bath'. L. extended 88mm.
Six vintage Masonic Lodge items
includes four Sandland china items, each with the Masonic saying 'Hail! Masonry Divine! Glory...' and with various imagery and regalia, also includes one mug in the Georgian style and a metal trivet.
Seven Masonic Lodge items
includes cup, saucer, plate and sugar bowl from 'The Albion Lodge No. 45 Devonport' together with two larger plates and a book 'History of the Stoneleigh Lodge, No. 725'. The saucer and sugar bowl with faults.
A 1910 bronze Imperial Challenge Shield medal
made by Elkington, together with a silver gilt Lodge medal engraved 1930 with ribbon and enamelled front. both boxed. Note: The Imperial Shield was a competition to encourage boys throughout the British Empire to learn how to use a rifle.
A Hubertus Solingen scrimshaw handled knife
the blade marked with makers details, the white tip deer antler handle scrimshaw engraved with a bear within a landscape, black stained highlights. L. (overall) 188mm.
A vintage All Black signed Avaro International Size-5 rugby ball
the 36 All Black signatures including Jonah Lomu, Colin Meads. Frank Bunce, Andrew Mehrtens, Earle Kirton, Stu Forster etc.
An old Great Britain stamp collection in album
includes 1 x imperf., one penny black, 18 x imperf., one penny red, multiple one penny red and blue, etc., the older issues used the more modern hinged mint, some in blocks.
A vintage violin in 19thC rosewood case
possibly German, labelled Antonius Stradivarius, with bow in 19thC rosewood case with brass fittings, some distress. Modern ‘SRC’ outer case included.
A quality 4/4 two-piece violin
with original label 'Modelled after Paul Dennis', together with a bow, additional tailpiece and a Resonans hinged shoulder rest (in case).
An English Ludlow Bank one pound note
issued 1st January 1824, G1045. 150 x 80mm.
A vintage aneroid barometer
circular plated case, supported on carved wood stand. Dia.130mm.
A hollow bronze cockerel
with long plumed tail. W.300 x H.310mm.
A reindeer hide rug
the winter pelt of soft brown and white tones, well-tanned.
A set of six old European brass measures
each of bucket type form with vertical handles, measuring up to '1-2 Letre'. The tallest height 248mm.
A 19thC leather bound and hand recorded ship's log
the front board gold block 'Log of H.M.S. Minotaur, Lord Warden and Ariadne', 1869-1872, the precise log recording co-ordinates, remarks and hand drawn maps and charts, Spain, France, Africa, Malta, Gibraltar, etc. 220 x 55 x 330mm. Condition: Spine separated from front board, front and back board repaired with black tape, some silver fish damage to inside front page but rest of book in very good condition.
A 20thC jewelled turned ebony heavy lidded canister
the circular lid with stepped rings set with orange corals and a jade panel, the sides with cabochon jewels. Dia.93, H.120mm.
A Victorian burr walnut jewellery box
the lid with mother-of-pearl decoration, conforming decoration to keyhole escutcheon, the interior lined with contemporary marbleized paper, sliding compartment to the top and small drawer to the side which opens by pin release. 300 x 230 x 170mm.
A modern Aurora Thesis design collection metal ballpoint pen 030 T.11
ultra-flat design. L.136mm.
A Montblanc 149 Meisterstuck fountain pen
18ct gold nib, in original box with book.
A Montblanc slide filter fountain pen
with 18ct gold nib, issued for the 1906 - 2006 anniversary, in original box with books and outer box.
A Montblanc Soulmakers 100 Years Platinum Plated Diamond Pin
in original box, with book and outer box.
A WWII Trench Art projectile lamp base
the chromed shell casing decorated with various pennies, military badges, tiki, etc., a lamp fitting to the top, supported on an ebonised base, no wiring. H.355mm.
Military ephemera and medal group to 4564 L/Cpl John Noel Atkinson
pin mounted 39-45 Star, Africa Star (8th Army clasp), Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and War Service Medal; service books, pay books, German banknotes, Balkans map, final issue onboard paper 'Ruapehu Times' and list of 23 service colleagues killed or missing (1941-43).
An antique lithograph of 'Scotland Forever'
based on the painting by Elizabeth Thompson, 1881, of the 'Charge of the Royal Scots Grays at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815”, in old oak frame and mount with gold slip. 46 x 78mm.
An Indian Tulwar sword
floral decoration to hilt, no scabbard. 820mm
A late 18thC Indian tulwar
hand forged, curved, laminated, fullered, single edged with last section forming a double edge spear point kilij style blade. The one piece steel hilt decorated with all-over silver koftgarli of small crosses, saucer shaped disc pommel, dome ended cross guard with knuckle bow. No scabbard. L.890mm.
A 19thC Indo/Persian Tabar
the heavy single long edged fighting axe with 25 square hammer peen back, engraved silver koftgarli to faces, the brass handle with steel centre. 530mm. Axe head width 145mm.
An Indian Bullova
the war axe-head with half-moon shaped blade, the upper curve of axe blade has a steel ring socket to receive the handle shaft. Note: This is one of the many shaped fighting axe of the Chota Nagpur tribes. Blade W.220mm, H.100mm.
An Indian Dahl
the circular hand shield with domed steel, brass edge ring and four bosses. The face engraved with lions and tigers hunting goats and deer, the central panel decorated with the face of the sun god for strength. Cloth lined interior with hand hold. Dia.300mm.
A Japanese army parade sabre
Company Officer model for lieutenant and captain, the spear point blade plated, single edged and fullered, etching to the yakiba. Engraved and decorated brass hilt with gilt wire bound bakelite grip. Chrome plated steel scabbard with single suspension mount. 1000mm.
A Japanese wakasashi
the mumei (nameless sword) with straight yakiba, brass habaki, plain copper tsuba, tape bound lacquered tsuka and fittings and lacquered leather patterned saya (scabbard). 620mm, blade 470mm .
A 1900 Javan kris
with serpentine blade, some staining, timoho wood scabbard and hilt, with two small red natural stones to ferrule. Blade L.325mm.
A scarce North Indian Tegha
an early 19th Century sword of justice (executioner's), talwar hilt, disc pommel with undecorated steel, the blade with curved single edge, etched Sanskrit to each face. 800mm.
A late 1800s Afghan Khyber sword
Regulation 1893 - 1903 pattern, arsenal of Maiga-i-Sharif usually with his mark stamped to forte, the blade slightly curved, bi fullered, single edge, spear point, with short sharpened back edge. The hilt all steel with wooden grip scales and 3 bar knuckle bow, the wood scabbard with leather cover, with steel chape, locket and suspension ring. L.800mm.
A Moroccan Jambiya Koummya dagger
curved brass and silver metal embellished handle, wide pommel and hook ended sheath; the curved part of the blade double edged. L.410mm (incl. sheath).
A Dayak Mandau (head hunters) sword
the hard wood hilt with carved pommel, woven rattan and hair tuft decoration, convex single edge with double curve shaped tip. Rattan bound and carved wooden sheath with folded bark knife sheath to back complete with plaited cane arm or belt loops. 500mm.
An Indian iron axe
the crescent shaped blade (5¼“ x 3⅜”) showing remains of silver engraving to each face, 3¾“ squared end spike, the round iron shaft with a threaded grip and 9” blade concealed dagger. Small brass elephant to axe pein. 560mm, blade W.85 x L.135mm.
A 19thC Indo-Persian bazu-band (forearm armour)
with tapered curve shaped steel, cloth lined interior, engraved outer face with sun-god face within a circle of radiating lines over a panel of man surrounded by animals, script to the perimeter. Some rings from the chain-mail gauntlet remain along with strap buckles. 380 x 115mm.
A mid-19thC Japanese Jingassa
a conical 10-plate steel soldier's helmet, (distressed area with old contemporary repair), retains original grass rope chin strap looped to 4 iron rings, remains of paint finish to interior and exterior. 330 x 170mm.