A pair of late 19thC large classical garden urns
the long ovoid bodies with a wide encircling band of classical figured decoration, other encircling bands with classic scrolls and scalloped designs, the short scroll handles to the multiple banded necks with original cap covers, circular pedestal base on removable square plinth. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height overall 1295.
An exceptional Satsuma earthenware vase painted by Okamoto Ryozan for the Yasuda Company
decorated with a single masted vessel with 35 crew and passengers depicted on her deck, including samurai, a komusō mendicant monk, numerous men with Edo period chonmage hairstyle and women. The vessel's details and each figure's features and garments finely portrayed. A decorative gilt and enamel band encircles the neck incorporating four renditions of the Tokogawa mon. Marked under the base with the Yasuda insignia, Shimazu mon and nine character seal - Dai Nippon, Kyoto, Ryozan. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height 365.
A whalebone walking stick
the shaft with metal ferrule the marine ivory handle in the form of a Turk's knot. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Length 885.
Anton Seuffert (1815 - 1887) New Zealand woods glove box
of traditional long rectangular form, the mildly domed lid inlaid with central scroll framed cartouche of maiden hair fern decoration, framed by two encircling Greek key bands. Bone inlaid keyhole escutcheon, rewarewa lining to the hinged lid. 29 x 103 x 75. Original 'A. Seuffert Cabinet Maker' label to the interior. Provenance: The Flower Family collection.
A pair of diamond stud earrings
old European-cut diamonds claw-set and on 14ct. yellow gold posts for pierced ears. One diamond 0.90ct, the other 0.83ct. Valuation available.
An important NZ walking stick
the shaft made from jarrah timber from James Busby's Residence which later became the Treaty House. The plain wood shaft topped with a pounamu band, a wide silver collar engraved with 'This Stick is Part of the House wherein the Treaty of Waitangi was signed 1840' with a polished piece of pounamu to the top of the collar. Length 930. The Residence fell into disrepair in the 1890s and was not restored until the 1930s when it was bought and gifted to the nation by Lord Bledisloe. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Length 930.
William (Bill) Hammond (b.1947)
'Head Bone 2', ink and acrylic on paper, title inscribed, signed and dated 1989, 1200 x 790. Note: Illustrated: Peter McCleavey The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Dealer by Jill Trevelyan
A pair of late 19thC large terracotta classical garden urns
squat baluster form, the shoulder with four masks, one bearded gent and three women, connected by swag braided hair, square plinth bases. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height 615.
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period ivory wrist rest
finely carved to one side in high relief with an allegorical landscape with figures, the other side with calligraphic inscriptions. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height 265.
A fine antique Chinese ivory vase and cover
of tall ovoid shape with lion mask captured ring handles to the neck, the body intricately carved in relief with a celestial garden populated with numerous figures of deities, attendants, sages and children visiting temple buildings, raised on a sectional base with pierced detail and with domed cover surmounted by a temple lion dog. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height 305.
A matching pair of impressive Chinese huanghuali display cabinets
with multi-tiered open shelves each with a small cupboard in the base and three small drawers, restrained carved decoration and pierced galleries and slender square section supports. Width of each 980, depth 330, height 1980.
A 14ct. white gold and diamond solitaire ring
the 1.01ct. round brilliant-cut diamond claw-set, upswept shoulders. Valuation available.
A Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) Shibiyama tusk vase
signed Masahisa on an inlaid mother-of-pearl tablet, decorated in aogai, tortoiseshell, stained ivory, coral, horn and wood, one side with a pigeon beside a display table and vase with a profusion of flowers, the other with birds in flight above lotus and other plants. Silver mount to carved wood base. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height 255.
An enormous old sperm whale tooth
good polish. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. 1295gms. Length 240.
Fred Graham (b.1928)
untitled wooden sculpture, raised on a wooden painted base, labelled with artist's name underneath. Height 400.
An 18ct. gold and five stone diamond ring
a 0.53ct emerald cut diamond in a rub-over mount with two baguette cut diamonds to each side, upright shoulders and plain shank. Old valuation available.
A pair of exceptional Japanese shibiyama and silver cloisonné vases
Meiji period, baluster shape with fluted and scalloped neck raised on a high domed triform base. The necks and shoulders of silver with clusters and racemes of cloisonne flowers, the swollen gold lacquered bodies decorated with shibiyama (aogai, mother of pearl, coral, stained ivory and horn) of birds and flowering plants, the silver bases with conforming cloisonné decoration. Two character signature tablets under the bases. Provenance: The Flower Family Collection. Height 190.
An impressive modern Art Deco-style 18ct. white gold ruby and diamond dress ring
the central round brilliant-cut diamond of 0.75ct framed by a lozenge form setting with scroll detail incorporating 40 channel-set natural rubies with total weight of 3.60ct and 32 bead set round brilliant cut diamonds of 0.50ct. Valuation available.
An impressive Art Nouveau-style gem set dragonfly pendant
the body set with six facet-cut aquamarines and one amethyst, the wings encrusted with diamonds and sapphires, silver backed with gold, with fine gold chain.
A quality Georgian silver salver
with ornate leaf, shell and scroll border, flat chased foliate decoration, the centre engraved with the Arms of Arundel: sable, six martlets argent; supported on three leaf, shell and scroll feet. London 1787 by Hester Bateman. Approx. 1.8 kgs. Diameter 410.