'Hibiscus', oil on board, signed, entitled on reverse. Note: Tibbo (1895-1984), a self-taught Samoan artist rose to art stardom in the early 1960s when her primitive folk style was critiqued as 'a special case, a charming primitive'. Her works were exhibited alongside those of McCahon, Hanly, Illingworth and others, it is recorded that 'the Auckland art community of the period created a space for her painting within the domain of Fine Art because folk art, such as that produced by Tibbo, in all its unpretentious, unlearned splendour. fed directly into the anti-establishment, anti-capitalist mood of the times', taken from Art New Zealand 'Between Fine Folk, The Paintings of Teuane Tibbo' by Bronwyn Fletcher, published summer 2002-03 #105. Provenance: From the estate collection of Joy and Denis Hanna. 560 x 685, original frame.
A massive mid-18th century Chinese porcelain export ware punch bowl
decorated to the interior in famille rose enamels with flowers, bordered by a trellis and tendril pattern, the exterior entirely deep cobalt glazed and decorated overglaze in gilt with a zig-zag fenced garden and floral sprays. Professional restoration to rim. Diameter 390.
A fine quality modern Italian 'Flexform - Happy' three-seater sofa and a pair of matching side chairs
designed by Antonio Citterio, basket weave backs, polished stainless steel flat bar frames and the highest quality leather mocha brown loose cushions and bolsters.
A large polar bear rug
good healthy plush coat, with head in open snarling position and claws to feet. 2070 from paw to paw x 2400 head to tail.
A Queen Anne double-dome bureau bookcase
the double-domed top above cross-banded glazed doors, the base section with the fall-front opening to reveal a fitted interior above five small drawers. Raised on baluster form legs joined by a serpentine flat shaped stretcher base with bun feet, c.1705. Some distress. 100 x 50 x 222.
A large and impressive colonial kauri gum bust
in the form of a Maori mother and child on a wooden base. Cracking commensurate with age. Approx. 30kgs. 500 x 600.
Flight Lieutenant Clive Woodward (Bomber) Estcourt
RNZAF (NZ 391045), RAF Bomber Command WWII archive collection. Includes historical memorabilia from pre-WWII, WWII period and some later material. Estcourt flew as a bomber aimer and navigator, an incredible 40 missions in active service for Bomber Command. The collection includes; Ink signed and detailed bra "1.8.44 TO 18.3.45. 75(NZ) Squadron -&- 7 Pathfinder Squadron". Signed by crew members and with their position; "Skipper J.R.Layton, Navigator L.E.Anger, Rear Gunner L.D.Moore, Mid Upper Gunner D.O.Light, FHR Bomber Clive W.Estcourt, Wireless Op. T.Nicholas, Engineer F.Samuel". Together with 42 named towns and cities, presumably bombed by them. Together with two R.A.F. 8.5lb practice bombs, his leather flying money belt, photos of Estcourt, 50+ various planes & others, NZ flags, Roamer watch, flying sunglasses, badges, blue trench coat, blazer, jacket, books and manuals, 11 pre and war period mostly cloth maps and 12 later, movie memorabilia; day bill and other posters, photo stills for 'Mosquito Squadron" and "633 Squadron" etc., manuscript for the book "The Stain On The Glass" by Charles Jeffrey Gray, brass model planes, plastic model planes, archive material from the Te Rapa Air Force base closed 1992 and more. A full list and further biographical details available at viewing. Provenance: From the estate of Clive Estcourt, being sold for his family.
A large and impressive Charlie Raponi Wilson nephrite hei tiki
of Marsden jade showing good pale inclusions, the right hand to the chest, the left to the left thigh, the head tilted, the serrated paua inset eyes with red sealing wax detail of unusually large proportions. Length 158. 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
A modern 18ct. white gold impressive large ruby and diamond ring
the emerald cut ruby of approx. 14cts., claw-set in an open geometric mount, flanked by nine baguette cut diamonds and two modern brilliant cut diamonds to each side.
An 1876 Waikato Agricultural & Pastoral Association 1st Prize Medallion designed by Anton Teutenberg of Auckland
N.Z., presentation engraved 'Awarded to Jas Runciman for Grade Shorthorn Bull 1.YR...', in original copper finished metal case with blue velvet lining. Diameter of medallion 54, modeller's name cast in relief.
Portrait of The Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia after the original by Sánchez Coello of 1579 in the Prado, oil on canvas, unsigned. Original vintage frame with minor distress. 1020 x 890.
A 9ct. gold charm bracelet
the double curb links set with 23 gold charms many of a substantial size, includes a telephone, pearl set egg basket, ice skate, mandolin etc. 108gms.
An 18th/19thC European style ormolu mounted porcelain bowl
polychrome enamel with elaborate scrolling tendrils highlight with flowers and fruit, the ormolu mounts of French style, scrolling handles, top rim and raised plinth base. Diameter 370.
A walking stick made of shark vertebrae with an ivory handle carved with Maori designs. The 65 graduated vertebrae interspersed by horn discs
the silver ferrule embossed with a koruru mask head, the handle with tiki figures on a notched pattern ground. Provenance: Bequeathed to our vendor from his aunt who died without issue. Oral history has it made by a Scottish marine engineer named McLean of Akaroa, Banks Peninsula. Length 930
A lady's modern 18ct. white gold and diamond set cluster ring
the front as a large shaped cluster comprising 11 baguette cut diamonds of 0.35ct. framed by two rows of 96 micro-bead set brilliant cut diamonds of 0.62ct. TDW 0.97ct. Valuation available.
John Barr Clarke Hoyte (1835-1913)
Landscape with Waterfall and Figures, watercolour, signed. 370 x 295.
A lady's 18ct. white gold and diamond Longines wristwatch
the silvered face surrounded by 28 round brilliant cut diamonds, the mesh strap stamped '750 Longines', TDW 0.90cts, valuation available.
'Skull & Scissors', mixed media on canvas, signed to the reverse. Provenance: Purchased direct by our vendor from the artist. 1015 x 670.
A massive mammoth ivory tusk carving
of a Chinese sage, seated with his robe gathered around him, holding a book. Seal mark under the base. Height 260. On wooden stand.
A large early 20thC European walnut display bombe cabinet
the scroll carved pediment top above two shaped glazed panelled doors, enclosing fitted shelves, the bombe base with two short above two full width drawers, shaped pediment, lions' paw front feet. Pleasantly faded. 2000 x 550 x 2350.