Cordys

0001

A set of five graduating French copper pots
iron handles, tin lining in excellent condition, together with a two handled lidded pot.

Estimate: $400 - $600

0002

Two antique copper pots
hand-beaten finish, rolled rim. Dia. 380mm and 310mm.

Estimate: $200 - $400

0003

A Victorian copper coal scuttle
helmet form, swing handle, with shovel.

Estimate: $230

0004

An old brass wood box or planter
on three feet with band and rivet embellishment, flared beaten rim. 490 x 330mm.

Estimate: $300 - $400

0005

A Victorian Coromandel wood combination tantalus
the three crystal cushion cut bottles with some rim chipping housed within a mirror-back upstand before a hinged lidded fitted compartment above secret base drawer, silver plate fret cut fittings and side handles. 390 x 290 x 320mm.

Estimate: $400 - $800

0006

A Regency mahogany sarcophagus tea caddy
with hinged lid surmounted by carving of the symbols of Scotland, England and Ireland, raised on carved paw feet, the interior with two compartments flanking a space for a mixing bowl. 350 x 200 x 270mm.

Estimate: $900 - $1,500

0007

A large fan form stag horn coral head
multiple off-white branches with small natural nodules issuing from the single head. Approx. 700 x 600mm, in display case frame measuring 910 x 45 x 815mm.

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,000

0008

Three various corals and one urchin shell
two corals of brain type, another of fan form. The largest W.210mm.

Estimate: $220

0009

A vintage Mr Punch 'Always on Top' silver plate globe paperweight
by J. R. Gaunt of London, with the head of Punch on top of a world globe relief decoration of oceans and continents, maker’s name to the base. H.120mm

Estimate: $200 - $300

0010

An early/mid-20thC brass handled sword walking stick
the tapered reeded gilded brass handle removable from the shaft with single edged long blade sword, dark wood plain shaft.

Estimate: $380

0011

A 1920s fine malacca cane sword walking stick
the handle with silver fittings hallmarked London 1923 removing to reveal the long tapered square section spike.

Estimate: $260

0012

A c.1900 small whale's tooth and bamboo walking stick
the plain shaped silver fitting to the polished orca? tooth. Tooth L.75mm.

Estimate: $180

0013

An early 20thC sword walking stick
plain form with gilt brass fittings, the long fullered 'Toledo' tapered steel blade with soft edge.

Estimate: $280

0014

A Victorian malacca cane walking stick
with carved horn handle and 9ct. rose gold mount hallmarked Birmingham 1899 and engraved 'Xmas 1900'.

Estimate: $140

0015

A vintage bamboo horse measuring walking stick
the concealed aluminium rule extending from the top with brass levelling arm.

Estimate: $180

0016

A 19thC briar wood sword walking stick
the knobbly shaft with old wide copper band repair and long steel capped end tapering to a point, the handle butt end with a hidden tapered steel spike removable when handle thrown forward.

Estimate: $260

0017

A pair of 19thC Scottish scrimshaw ox horns
each decorated with multiple images of Scottish women in formal period dress, fine detail stained in black. L.430mm, screw and ring fittings for wall mounting.

Estimate: $280 - $400

0018

An early 20thC pair of wrought iron handcuffs
with key, stamped 'Hiatt' and other markings, swivel fitting.

Estimate: $120

0019

An early Victorian 'Josh. Rodgers & Sons Sheffield' copper 'King's' corkscrew
turned bone handle, side wind handle, makers badge to lower barrel, no brush.

Estimate: $280 - $480

0020

A taxidermy spotted eagle owl
standing on a gnarled branch and wooden oval base. H.550mm.

Estimate: $450 - $850

0021

A large scrimshawed giraffe leg bone
finely detailed with seven African animals, rhinoceros, zebra and buffalo. L.650mm.

Estimate: $300

0022

A pair of c.1900 leopard's teeth and silver mounted knife rests
each tooth with two strap bands and splayed wire form feet. Each approx. L.62mm.

Estimate: $1,100

0023

A carved ivory tusk section
an adult elephant with jewelled caparison together with baby, standing on carved base, with carved wood stand. H.140mm.

Estimate: $180

0024

A large Allcocks 6" Commodore game fishing reel
stainless steel, good condition, c.1960.

Estimate: $200

0025

A quality c.1920s Scottish fisherman's bait kettle
galvanised, oval form, hinged pierced lid and with swing overhead handle.

Estimate: $180

0026

An early 20thC 14" wooden duck decoy
hand-made, original paint, to the wide body, tack eyes and lead belly weight.

Estimate: $280

0027

A c.1940s Mallard drake wooden duck decoy
hand-made and painted with fine ribbed detail, tack eyes, hollowed underside, 16½".

Estimate: $260

0028

An uncommon 12½" hand-made wooden Blue Bill duck decoy
the head turned in preening position, three sections, original condition

Estimate: $320

0029

A c.1950 life-size 10" wooden Blue Wing teal display decoy
hand carved and painted, glass eyes.

Estimate: $160

0030

A c.1930 original fine weave canvas duck decoy
14½" long, kapok filled body, glass eyes.

Estimate: $300

0031

A c.1930 15" Mallard hen duck decoy
carved wood with hollow body, flat underside and moulded head.

Estimate: $240

0032

A c.1920 large 17" Pintail decoy
canvas body, glass eyes, kapok filled, original condition.

Estimate: $300

0033

Two vintage French designer lighters
gilt metal, one by Dupont with striped enamelled panels, the other by Cartier with fine machine engraved finish.

Estimate: $120

0034

A good vintage tin sign for D.H. Brown & Son
Brookfield Roller Mills, Christchurch, lithographically printed in colours with the business name above, an image of their five storey brick building and associated 'Grain Store', steam train with carriages and tall smoking chimney, all further above relief pressed image of two women wearing white aprons displaying a large sack of 'Peerless Flour', the base detailed with the maker's name 'Geo. Hadfield, Advertising Contractor, Wellington, N.Z.', some minor rusting and paint loss to the base to the base. Overall in very good condition. 740 x 510mm.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500

0035

Four early indentures written on parchment
variously dated 1681, 1729, 1758 and 1848.

Estimate: $150 - $240

0036

A mid-19thC map of New Zealand
by W. Hughes 1843, with insets of 'The Settled Portion of Western Australia' and 'Van Diemen’s Land'. Scattered foxing. 370 x 270mm.

Estimate: $150 - $200

0037

V. Miller pair late Victorian oils
untitled coastal scenes with sailboats and figures, oil on canvas, signed, 480 x 740mm.

Estimate: $250 - $450

0038

A 19thC miniature portrait of a woman
in oils on ivory, c.1825, wearing lace cap and ruffled collar. 100 x 75mm in moulded gilt frame.

Estimate: $150 - $250

0039

A rare Greedy Boy money box
with yellow jacket, red collar and white tie, cast aluminium by H.C.U. Ltd, Ch-Ch. Lacking base. H.160mm.

Estimate: $150 - $300

0040

A Greedy Boy money box
with green jacket, red collar and white tie, cast aluminium by H.C.U. Ltd, Ch-Ch. H.160mm.

Estimate: $100 - $200

0041

Large scale "Ride-Em" pressed steel toy fire engine aerial ladder truck by Keystone Manufacturing Co. Boston
Mass. c1920s. Restored and some replaced parts. L.790mm

Estimate: $350 - $500

0042

A small 19thC Russian icon of the Mother of God with the Christ Child
in oils on wood panel, with brass oklad. 145 x 180mm.

Estimate: $200 - $400

0043

A 19thC Russian icon of Our Lady of Kazan
oil paint on wooden panel, old worm. 110 x 175mm.

Estimate: $100 - $200

0044

A 19thC Russian icon of Jesu Chrioti
from the Pechersk workshop, painted in oil on wood panel. 140 x 180mm.

Estimate: $200 - $400

0045

A Russian icon of Our Lady of Kazan
a varnished print with embossed copper frame, c1920. 290 x 370mm.

Estimate: $100 - $200

0046

GEORGIAN TORTOISESHELL CASED PERFUME BOTTLE
A piqué silver inlaid tortoiseshell case containing a miniature glass perfume bottle. H.50mm.

Estimate: $100 - $150

0047

A Vintage Louis Vuitton Cluny bag
black epi leather, date stamp VI 1924 (December 1994 France), now discontinued, with dust bag. Purchased by vendor from the Auckland Louis Vuitton shop.

Estimate: $600 - $1,200

0048

A vintage Louis Vuitton Babylone tote bag
monogram canvas, date stamp VI 1905 (October 1995 France), now discontinued, with dust bag, inside pocket distressed. Purchased by vendor from the Auckland Louis Vuitton shop.

Estimate: $600 - $1,200

0049

A 9ct yellow gold NZ sweetheart rifle badge/brooch
the rifle with NZ on fern overlay, highlighted with gems.

Estimate: $160

0050

A gilded 9ct yellow gold NZ sweetheart badge/brooch
the NZ with a double fern leaf, crowned, ring, bar and scrolling frame. 4.35gm, boxed.

Estimate: $140

0051

An original production colour lithograph 'Heroes of the Red Cross
Private Simpson, D.C.M & his Donkey at Anzac, from the original water-colour drawing by Sapper H. Moore-Jones', original entitlement label verso. Inscribed in the image: 'To the memory of our Hero Comrade Murphy (Simpson) Killed May 1915. Sapper H. Moore-Jones 1915'. 330 x 245mm, framed under glass. Simpson, a stretcher bearer in the Gallipoli Campaign worked for only three and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed, the story becoming a key element of the Anzac legend. The image painted by Moore-Jones was actually worked from a photograph of NZ Medical Corps Pte. Dick Henderson who performed the same deeds for a period of six weeks at Gallipoli, later serving at the Somme where he was awarded the MM. See: military.wikia.org/wiki/John_Simpson_Kirkpatrick and military.wikia.org/wiki/Richard_Alexander_Henderson.

Estimate: $450 - $550

0052

A Turkish light sabre
c.1826, with brass basket guard and backstrap cast with Turkish crest, marked 'Mole', wire bound ray skin grip; single fullered blade with double edged leaf tip. L.900mm.

Estimate: $250 - $350

0053

A Japanese WWII katana sword
the tang with engraved character marks, shagreen bound grip with original bronze fittings, leather scabbard, blade L.715mm

Estimate: $850 - $1,250

0054

A British Royal Artillery Officer's sword
finely etched blade bearing King George V crest (1911-1936), nickel plated three bar hilt, wire bound shark skin grips, brown leather covered wooden scabbard. Together with a stitched leather document holder of cylinder form.

Estimate: $400 - $600

0055

A rare 18th Century Scottish basket hilt sword
the 927mm double-edge blade with two broad fullers on each face, both engraved with Scottish saying. Iron hilt of the form, c.1700-1740 with bead tipped ovoid pommel. Leather covered grip. 1090mm overall length. No scabbard. A rare survivor that may have seen the Jacobite Rising of 1745 or the Battle of Culloden 1746. Together with a letter of provenance dated back to c.1900 'It was found in a Wanganui Curio Shop by Mrs Robertson....Every indication points to this weapon being with a member of the constabulary.'.

Estimate: $6,600

0056

A large river worn and polished pounamu boulder/touchstone
of semi-mountainous form, the mid/dark green tone with pale spotted inclusions, polished top. 540 x 420 x 300mm. Approx. 40kgs.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

0057

A large river worn and polished pounamu boulder/touchstone
the mid green tone with pale and dark inclusions, polished top. 620 x 370 x 180mm. Approx. 40kgs.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

0058

An early Maori toki pounamu
pale inanga tone, rounded edged rectangular form, possibly river worn. L.125mm. Being assessed for registration.

Estimate: $300 - $600

0059

An early Maori patu muka (stone flax pounder)
reduced grip, large circular flake chip to bulbous end. L.220mm. Provenance: Found on a farm near Cambridge. Registered Y09629.

Estimate: $240 - $400

0060

An exceptional large and impressive old Maori inanga pounamu toki
wide tapered flat form, good overall polish with some evidence of pre-European snap technique to the sides, the mildly curved bevel in good condition. Overall pale tone with some darker inclusions. L.330mm, W.104mm, D.30mm. Being accessed for registration.

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000

0061

A Maori whalebone hei tiki
tongue extended, hands clasped to thighs. L.66mm.

Estimate: $200 - $400

0062

A large and impressive Maori stylised carved figural post
pronounced flared eye surrounds, paua insert eyes, lineal and notch carved detail, hands clasped to abdomen. 100 x 350 x 380mm

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,800

0063

A c.1900 sculpted kauri gum book
the clear gum with engraved front cover 'Forget Me Not This Kauri. Gum N.Z.' highlighted with fern leaves a cross framed by long fern leaves to the reverse, some chipping. 135 x 80 x 26mm.

Estimate: $180 - $280

0064

An Auckland historical 'Point To Point Steeplechase' silver plate winner's cup
engraved with winners and race details together with two horse in a landscape 'Won By Arthur T. Close's Merry-Fire', 'Presented By Mr Isaac's For Point To Point Steeplechase Maiden Hunters'. The cup with maker's details for John Dixon & Sons. H.230mm. Note: details supplied with the cup state: 'The Pakuranga (Auckland) Point-to-Point Steeplechase was won in fast Time by Merry-fire, against a field of fourteen, over nineteen obstacles, including stone walls and four and five railed fences. The same horse ran third in the Hunt Club Steeplechase, 2½ Miles. Merry-fire was bred on Olrig Station, is out of Firefly and was hunted in Hawke's Bay the season before last'.

Estimate: $220

0065

A rare and historical N.Z. (Otago) Northern Agricultural & Pastoral Association Victorian silver trophy cup
presentation engraved 'Northern Agricultural & Pastoral Association' and 'Awarded To Reid & Gray For Largest Prize Takers in Implements 1875'. 305gm. H.190mm. Note: Papers Past has a record of the 'North Otago Times Volume XXIII, Issue 1146, 20 November 1875 that records details of Reid & Gray's achievements. See https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NOT18751120.2.9?query=Regent

Estimate: $600 - $1,200

0066

Burton Brothers
Russian Cannon, albumen silver print, 1886. Inscribed verso 'Outside War Memorial and Institute Building - Auckland, New Zealand. Showing Russian Cannon. Alfred's son... 1886. 1/2 of original plate'. 142 x 108mm.

Estimate: $150 - $300

0067

Arthur James Iles (1870-1943) hand coloured albumen print
imprinted: 'Iles. Photo. Rotorua. No. 51'. 200 x 135mm

Estimate: $200 - $300

0068

Trevor Lloyd (1863-1937)
Old forest remnant with epiphytes, etching. 315 x 125mm

Estimate: $250 - $300

0069

Clifford Murray
'Vermont Street, Ponsonby', ink and watercolour, signed. 495 x 320mm.

Estimate: $200 - $250

0070

A pair of Kingsley ware Maori bookends
with highly detailed bronzed figurative panels on mahogany bases. Applied maker's label to base of each. H.205mm.

Estimate: $340 - $400

0071

A substantial brass door handle ex Auckland's Civic Theatre
in the form of a rotund turbaned gent. 100 x 130 x 300mm. Provenance: Given to the vendor by the manager of the Civic Theatre in the 1990s when Amalgamated/Hoyts relinquished their cinema business there and the theatre closed its doors to undergo a massive renovation.

Estimate: $300 - $500

0072

A pair of rare Japanese eggshell porcelain cups and saucers
decorated with 'A tangi over dead body of child' and 'Pohutu Geyser, Whaka, Rotorua, N.Z.'

Estimate: $150 - $250

0073

Australian bark painting from 1970’s
artist unknown. 680 x 230mm.

Estimate: $260

0074

Australian bark painting by Curly Bardagubu
born in 1924, died in 1987. A recognised artist, exhibited in a number of galleries. Two bark paintings of his are shown in the book “Spirit in Land. Bark Paintings from Arnhem Land”, issued by National Gallery of Victoria some 30 years ago. 600 x 210mm.

Estimate: $260

0075

Australian aboriginal Cylcon
an uncommon item found mainly in Western New South Wales and some other areas of Australia. Their precise use has not been established, but they are magic stones and may have been used in ritual contexts. Collected by the late David Baker, former president of the Oceanic Art Society, Sydney

Estimate: $120

0076

Australian Aboriginal spear with glass point
glass, wood, resin, fibre. It carries clear sign of wear and the full length would have been 2.5 – 3 m, used with a womera. Northern Australia, the Kimberleys area.

Estimate: $220

0077

Australian glass spear point/Kimberley Point
flaked glass, resin set. From the Kimberleys

Estimate: $200

0078

Australian Leilira Blade/Knife
reputedly collected in the 1930’s, Central Australia. Made from reddish quartzite with a grip of resin/gum. Ex. New Guinea Arts, Sydney

Estimate: $200

0079

A vintage Cook Island Tivaevae tataura
colourful cotton with richly embroidered pansies on a mid-blue background. 2340 x 2070mm.

Estimate: $500

0080

PNG Trobriand Islands large Massim kula “Soulava” trade object
fashioned from a large piece of pearl shell, beautifully adorned with Glass Beads, cowrie shells, banana seeds and plastic substitutes for Bagi Shells. These objects are important in the complex KULA “trading” system, throughout parts of the Milne Bay Province. The reverse side carries two names. One is the name of the maker and the other one must be the name of a previous owner. Collected in 2007 on Wamera Island in the Amphlett Group. The previous owner’s name was Aiden Wadeiba of Dom Dom Village. He belonged to the Nieuwai Clan, which translates to ‘Black Crow’. The string of shell beads and Dolphin teeth is not original, but made by the seller. The shell at the end is Paua.

Estimate: $600 - $800

0081

An old PNG stone tapa beater
field collected by the late David Baker, former president of the Oceanic Art Society, Sydney

Estimate: $160

0082

An old Papua New Guinea carved lava Ambom fertility stone
the two stylised joined figures of restrained carved and pierced circular form, some black finish remains at the base. H.230mm.

Estimate: $160 - $300

0083

NG West Papua Baliem River stone wealth object (je stone)
Grand Valley, the Dani People. These stones are wealth objects as well as sacred objects of slate. They function as bride price, in addition to their use in important commercial transactions. Some are also regarded as sacred objects and used in ceremonies of birth, initiation, death, etc.

Estimate: $160 - $260

0084

NG West Papua. Baliem River
Grand Valley stone wealth object (je stone), the Dani People. These stones are wealth objects as well as sacred objects of slate. They function as bride price, in addition to their use in important commercial transactions. Some are also regarded as sacred objects and used in ceremonies of birth, initiation, death etc

Estimate: $160 - $260

0085

NG West Papua. Baliem River
Grand Valley stone wealth object (je stone), the Dani People. These stones are wealth objects as well as sacred objects of slate. They function as bride price, in addition to their use in important commercial transactions. Some are also regarded as sacred objects and used in ceremonies of birth, initiation, death etc

Estimate: $160 - $260

0086

A Len Castle bowl
tenmoku glaze with pale grey ‘crawled’ glaze in the cavetto; incised initials under the base. Dia.255mm; H.95mm

Estimate: $150 - $300

0087

A Len Castle small bowl
with unglazed rolled lip, impressed mark. Dia.125mm

Estimate: $100 - $150

0088

A Doreen Blumhardt rock impressed slab vase
matt deep red/brown glaze with dribbled green highlights, the arched top with two openings. H.380mm. Impressed potter's mark to base. Note: Doreen used rocks near Island Bay to impress the clay slabs from which this and other works in the series were made.

Estimate: $450 - $800

0089

A Doreen Blumhardt square wall platter
poured black glaze on blue and green ground, four bars to the reverse and holes for wall hanging. Impressed potters mark. 355 x 350mm

Estimate: $280 - $380

0090

A Doreen Blumhardt square wall platter
poured dark and bright green glaze on mat umber speckled ground, four bars to the reverse and holes for wall hanging. Impressed potters mark. 355 x 350mm

Estimate: $280 - $380

0091

A Doreen Blumhardt flared pedestal bowl
the interior with red dots highlighted with yellow and with dark bands. Impressed potters mark. Dia.248mm.

Estimate: $160 - $260

0092

A Doreen Blumhardt slab sided vase
hand built, with umber pigmented walls and glazed mouth. Old exhibition label underneath. H.400mm.

Estimate: $450 - $800

0093

A Mirek Smisek early salt glazed lidded jug
rich dark brown, incised full signature to base. H.205mm.

Estimate: $120 - $220

0094

A Graham Ambrose 'Tasman Landform' sculpture
the tall swollen curving form in teal blue with dark overglaze highlighting the top. Inspired by the Tasman sea coastline. H.505mm.

Estimate: $1,600 - $2,000

0095

A wall dish by Steven Scholefield (Rocket Pottery)
decorated with a repeating grid of impressed stamps after Theo Schoon, highlighted with dark glaze, impressed potter's mark to reverse. Dia.295mm.

Estimate: $120 - $200

0096

A Peter Stichbury large circular shallow bowl
poured iron sand glaze decoration on tenmoku ground, impressed potter's mark to foot and with potter's paper label. Dia.390mm.

Estimate: $220

0097

A Peter Lange 'Rat' teapot
the Chinese character for the zodiac animal rat used as the body, tubular spout and handle, non-functional, sang-de-boeuf red glaze. Named to the rectangular slab base. L.215mm.

Estimate: $260

0098

Three Peter Lange salt glazed bottles
all with incised ‘3-pin power plug’ designs and other lines and squiggles. All originally purchased from Albany Village Pottery in 1996. Two with stamped name on base; the larger one unmarked. Note: the tallest bottle has a small glaze frit and another bruise on the lip present when purchased. The bruise had been stained dark before being sold in the shop. Tallest H.260mm

Estimate: $450 - $650

0099

A Stephen Bradbourne glass 'Murrine' vase
ovoid, signed and dated 2014. H.175mm

Estimate: $200 - $350

0100

A Stephen Bradbourne glass 'Murrine' vase
ovoid, signed and dated 2010. H.220 mm

Estimate: $300 - $400