Sir James Guthrie RA
PRSA (1859-1930) Boy with a Straw 1886 Oil on canvas, 388 x 290mm (15 ¼ x 11 ⅜ ins) Signed lower left, J Guthrie ‘86 Provenance: gifted to William G. Gardiner, the artist’s uncle and patron; thence by descent; to our vendor. Ref:- ‘The Glasgow Boys’ -Roger Billcliffe pp 59-60 https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/features/glasgow-boys
SIR JAMES GUTHRIE (1859-1930), CUMBUSKENNETH FERRY, PASTEL 1888
Sir James Guthrie (1859-1930) Cambuskenneth Ferry Pastel 1888 430 x 250mm (17 x 9 ¾ ins) Signed lower left Provenance: gifted to W.G. Gardiner the artist’s uncle and patron; thence by descent; to our vendor Ref:- ‘The Glasgow Boys’ -Roger Billcliffe https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/features/glasgow-boys Cf. https://www.cordys.co.nz/auctions/C0012/catalogue/251 for expanded provenance details and notes
Extinct moa skeleton
Mantell's moa, species Pachyornis geranoides, the bones nearly entirely from one bird, the skull a full constructed replacement, part of the original skull sold with this lot. H.700mm. L.1250mm. Constructed using No.8 and fuse wire displayed on a wooden base with aluminium main rod support. Provenance: Found by our vendor c.1970 on Haggis's farm, Upper Waitomo Valley, opposite the entrance to Burr cave, in a 'grotty little hole'.
A platinum emerald and diamond halo bracelet
twelve emerald cut, medium-dark green emeralds (TEW 42.27ct, heavily included), claw set, and surrounded by round brilliant cut diamonds (TDW 4.83ct, Clarity I1-P1, Colour G-H), Length: 185mm.
An impressive 18ct white gold and diamond pendant
a 1.25ct round brilliant cut diamond, Colour E, Clarity: Internally Flawless, claw set to the centre of two diamond encrusted scalloped ribbons set with sixteen round brilliant cut diamonds Colour D-F, Clarity: Internally Flawless - VS1. Valuation and GIA diamond report available. It is unusual to find diamonds of this range of colour and clarity.
An extinct moa skeleton
Little Bush moa or Anomalopteryx didiformis, the bones nearly entirely from the one bird, the skull with some rebuilding and full plaster replacement mandible. Constructed using No.8 and fuse wire displayed on a wooden base with aluminium main rod support. H.800mm. L.1150mm. Provenance: Found by our vendor c1970 in Mason's Dry Cave, North of Hilltop Cave, on private farm in the Waitomo district.
A 19thC large and impressive Maori pounamu mere
the traditional spatulate blade with reduced grip and rounded butt, the semi-cylindrical suspension hole with tapered outer edges, the nephrite of good dark green tone with dark and pale inclusions. L.415mm. Provenance: Ex. a private old Auckland estate. Registered Y21180. Must be a registered collector to purchase.
'A Girl on the Beach', oil on canvas, signed, original label on reverse with title and details, original Exhibition invitation attached. 495 x 600mm. Note: Cordy's previous elderly vendor recalls the artist informing him that this painting was 'one of the best that he had done'.
A pair of unusual 19thC French heavy metal pantries (or wine storage)
the two doors with part mesh front, cast decoration to the solid base of the doors, the interior with three shelves. Ex a Parisian restaurant. 1030 x 400 x 2100mm.
A quality 19thC Maori carved whalebone kotiate (hand club)
elegant lobed blade, oval grip with carved weku head with remains of red sealing wax to the eyes, square notched hole, darkish tone to one side, good patina and original polish. L.330mm. Provenance: Ex. a private old Auckland estate. Registered Y21181. Must be a registered collector to purchase..
A 2.001ct diamond solitaire 18ct white gold ring
the round brilliant cut appraised as colour: H, clarity: I1 and make as 'very good', 6 claw set, 1 requiring attention. plain tapered shoulders. Valuation available.
Nigel Brown (b.1949)
'Driveway Painting', oil on board, initialled and dated 74; title inscribed, signed and dated 1974 verso and inscribed ‘Titirangi’; titled 'Driveways No.2' on Moller's Gallery label verso. 590 x 415mm
A good Chinese bronze censer
oval with pierced, domed cover, cast in high relief with dragons and phoenixes. Horizontal eight character mark to the lid's rim: Made in the 10th year of the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (造製年十隆乾清大). The walls in relief with qilin and horses on an encircling wavy ground, mask ring handles to the sides, domed foot with relief lappets. Raised on a fitting blackwood stand. 205 x 160 x 305mm. Provenance: Auckland estate collection.
An early 1900s Louis Vuitton steamer trunk
in rare yellow Vuittonite, some old travel labels to exterior, G.W. Bins stencilled to the top, initials to each side, one replacement side handle and central strap, the interior with quilted lid, original tape and label, inner tray absent, trunk has had some professional restoration. 1020 x 550 x 600mm.
'The Bathers', oil on canvas, signed, dated '71, signed, entitled and detailed on reverse. 915 x 915mm.
An 18ct white gold aquamarine and diamond pendant
a 20ct emerald cut aquamarine claw set and suspended from three round brilliant cut diamonds and tapering bail. Valuation available.
A Charlie Wilson nephrite mere of traditional form with large spatula formed blade waisted grip and triple ring groove to the butt
tapered suspension hole, L.390mm, housed in a carved wooden box of lozenge form with relief decoration of Maori stylised masks and lizards (guardian figures) to the lid, monogram to the base for the carver Dave Fuller, box L.500mm.
A rare Doulton mouse group by George Tinworth
celebrating the 'Gunpowder Plot', depicting a central mouse representing a behatted Guy Fawkes carrying a lantern, seated between two supporting characters; the domed plinth base inscribed: 'I see no reason, why gunpowder treason, should ever be forgot'. Artist's monogram incised to rear and factory mark impressed beneath. Tiny chip to one ear. H.120. Note: U.K. ceramic historian and author Peter Rose published a list of known Tinworth mouse/frog groups in the Royal Doulton International Collectors Club magazine in 1989 where an example of 'Gunpowder Treason' was illustrated; this is the only other referenced version of this model known and the only known example to have come on the auction market.
A late 19thC Ulysse Nardin quality 18ct yellow gold chronometer pocket on 9ct rose gold chain in box
the rosewood box with fitted interior with twin compartments for spare glasses and the open faced half hunter watch, with white enamel dial and subsidiary seconds, side chronometer button, the internal back plate with engraved maker's details and 'No 4801', apparently working. 102gm. The 9ct gold rail link chain with gold T-bar and fob, gold plated clip, 27.6gm. With original Chronometer certificate card with history noted, see online photos.
A pair of 14ct white gold diamond halo stud earrings
each earring set with a 1.30ct round brilliant cut champagne diamond (Colour: Champagne C4, Clarity: I1), claw set, and surrounded by smaller round brilliant cut diamonds (Colour: H-I, Clarity: I1), TDW 3.16ct, posts for pierced ears.