Two rare early 20thC Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940) Orientalist salon chairs
displaying Moorish influences, ebonised walnut frames with incised Eastern designs. The original (goat skin) parchment upholstery hand painted with gestural restrained floral designs and eastern calligraphic script framed by hand embossed geometric star form copper plaques. W.370mm x D. 510mm x H.1110mm. Note: Carlo Bugatti is world renowned as an Italian decorator, designer and manufacturer of Art Nouveau furniture. A specialist in interior decoration, Carlo studied firstly at the Brera Academy in Milan, and subsequently, from 1875, at the Académie des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1880 he started to manufacture furniture in Milan, later transferring to France. From 1888 he began to be successful beyond Italy.
A large and impressive 18th/19thC Canton famille rose porcelain punch bowl
all-over fine hand-painted various panelled scenes of figures within courtyards within square scroll frames upon a ground profusely decorated with flowers, birds and insects, encircling borders, gilt highlights. Dia.414mm. Professional restoration. Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Manawatu family with N.Z. parliamentary and union heritage linking back to the late 19th and early 20thC, items from this family were deposited with the Dominion Museum, c.1920.
A pair of platinum and 18ct white gold 1ct ea. diamond stud earrings
the pair of round brilliant cut diamonds claw set with posts for pierced ears, TDW 2.02ct. Valuation available.
A pair of large and impressive early 19thC Canton famille rose lidded jars
classic baluster form with all-over panelled decoration of classic court scenes amongst scattered florals and precious objects encircling intense bands with butterfly and floral highlights, the domed lids with foo finials, traditional gilt enrichments. Minor professional restoration associated with the removal of metal fittings, some chipping to interior of lid rims. H.440.
Doreen Blumhardt (1914-2009) 'Heaven-Man -Earth' a significant sculptural installation
the three sculpted stoneware elements raised on stoneware lozenge sections with relief South Coast Wellington rock impressions, speckled brown glaze highlights. The tallest section 1400mm. Note: Dame Blumhardt was a pioneer of art education and the founder of the Blumhardt Foundation, set up to foster art in New Zealand. Her collection is housed at the Dowse Art Museum.
Peter Siddell (1935-2011)
untitled (Kaipara) landscape, oil on board, signed and dated '70. Purchased at exhibition 1971, one of earliest exhibitions of Siddell's work subsequent to which he retired from teaching to become a full-time painter. 295 x 450mm.
An iconic New Zealand Garth Chester Curvesse chair
constructed from a single piece of bent plywood, c.1944. This chair remains the single most significant piece of furniture produced in New Zealand, in good polished finish.
A rare complete set of Dinornis robustus (giant moa) foot bones
a tarsometatarsus and articulated toe bones, held together with display wire. L.770mm. Note: This South Island giant moa was the largest of all moa.
Roy Cowan major large garden sculpture
tapered and sculpted cylindrical form, the top with multiple trumpet form piercings and scrolling forms, in rich dark red brown, mid-brown and speckled pale glaze highlights. H.1080.
A good Art Deco Josef Lorenzl naked dancing woman
original green patina, engraved 'LORENZL' to the circular base, raised on hexagonal alabaster column and square platform base, some chipping to the alabaster, c.1930. H.662mm.
A large Chinese porcelain jar
in the Jiajing manner, painted in panels with bamboo, prunus and pine, their branches growing in the form of auspicious characters, the shoulder decorated with calligraphic cartouches on a diaper ground. H.260mm.
A Chinese porcelain vase
decorated in the manner of cloisonné, in polychrome, tapering square section with conforming neck, gilded lion mask ring handles at the side, four character Yongzheng ark under the base. H.605mm
A lady’s vintage quality handmade 18ct yellow gold sapphire and diamond cluster ring
the 2.56ct Ceylonese sapphire of good light blue colour encircled by 14 brilliant cut diamonds, 16 further diamonds channel set in two bands to each shoulder. Valuation available.
Roy Cowan large "Owl" stoneware sculpture
tall tapered flat slab form, the two circular piercings towards the top with radiating concave framing and incising below of owl's eyes form, sculpted ribbed neck, aqua-green and dark speckled brown glaze highlights. H.905mm. Provenance: Ex. the Lorraine and Patrick Williams collection, Wellington
A Corum 18ct. yellow gold $20 double eagle wristwatch
1897 gold coin, quartz movement, 18K framing case, date aperture, diamond set crown, black leather strap with Corum tang buckle, working. Battery and back gasket replaced Feb. 2019.
A 19thC Russian icon of St Barbara (the Great Martyr Barbara)
painted on panel faced with a silver gilt oklad (with 84 zolotnik silver kokoshnik mark and maker’s mark to the filigree halo. Held within a mercury gilded frame and walnut serpentine outline glazed case. 335 x 290mm (case). Provenance. Bought by Adonis Patellis a trader working in the Odessa region of Russia in the late 19th, early 20thC and taken to Greece in 1918. Bequeathed to Kalotina Kouremetis (nee Patellis) thence by bequest in 1973 to her son and our vendor. Newspaper found behind the icon dated to c.1918. See further details online cordys.co.nz
A set of eight model 465 dining chairs by Helge Sibast & Børge Rammeskov
for Sibast møbelfabrik, c.1960s; with associated draw leaf extension dining table, labelled for Friedrich Adolphsen & Søn design store. 2530 x 900 x 720 (extended)
A quality Victorian 12 place silver 'Devonshire' pattern cutlery service
comprising 12 serving/tablespoons, table forks, dessert spoons, dessert forks, 10 teaspoons and sauce ladle. Principally London c1840/1850 by Elizabeth Eaton, Chawner & Co. and others. Together with 12 later casein handled table knives and 12 entree knives. The silver weighing 4.4kgs. In later homemade canteen. The set in good condition.
A quality Chinese 18th/19thC Chinese export famille rose bowl
finely decorated with multiple female dominant figures with courtyard settings, spaced by lidded urn panels all on a red ground with fine geometric gilded decoration, restrained floralds to the interior. Diameter 287mm. Professional restoration. Provenance: From the estate of a prominent Manawatu family with N.Z. parliamentary and union heritage linking back to the late 19th and early 20thC, items from this family were deposited with the Dominion Museum, c.1920.
A good George III country style 20thC oak glazed back dresser
the two doors with glazing bars enclosing three serpentine fronted shelves, the base with a combination of six drawers and two shaped panelled doors, raised on bracket feet, brass fittings. 1590 x 480 x 2080mm.