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
An 18ct white gold diamond ring
a 5.75ct pear brilliant cut fancy yellow diamond (Clarity: I1), 2 double claw and vee claw set.
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
A platinum emerald and diamond halo necklace
forty-five emerald cut, dark green emeralds (TEW 70.50ct, heavily included), claw set, with and surrounded by brilliant cut diamonds (TDW 9.35ct, Clarity I1-P1, Colour G-H). L.520mm.
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.
A Beijing red sandalwood pair of chairs and conforming table set
made by Mr Wu Bingliang, a famous teacher in Guangdong. This set is the masterpiece of the heydays of the 1980s. Of exquisite craftsmanship and style it inherits the beauty of Ming and Qing period furniture.
A platinum ruby and diamond necklace
thirty four oval cut, dark pink rubies (TRW 48.40ct, Clarity: moderate inclusions), claw set, with round brilliant cut diamonds (7.34ct TDW, Clarity SI-P1, Colour G-H), claw set, as well as 112 round brilliant cut diamonds (1.50ct TDW, Clarity SI-P1, Colour G-H), claw set, and 34 round brilliant cut diamonds (4.56ct TDW, Clarity SI-P, Colour G-H), claw set. Comes with spring clasp and folding safety bar.
An impressive 18ct. white gold and graduated diamond set necklace
the 127 round brilliant cut diamonds of approx. 11.01ct. and appraised as colour G-H and clarity SI-VS. Each secured by four claws, cushion clasp. L.410mm. 2015 American gemological appraisal available. Purchased c.2015 from Berkshire Gallery Ltd, New York.
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.
A magnificent and impressive large display case of taxidermy birds
presenting approximately 80 assembled specimens perched upon or below a branching tree. A plaque to the front inscribed: 'Presented by W. J. Potter Esq. 1918'. Walter John Potter (1869-1928) was the son of Walter Potter (1805-1918) the renowned anthropomorphic tableaux taxidermist. The ebonized case measuring 2140 x 580 x 1920mm.
'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'.
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.
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.
A pair of 14ct white and yellow gold emerald and diamond drop earrings
each earring with a 10ct dark green emerald cut emerald in a yellow gold rub-over mount, suspended from a white gold drop set with six graduating round brilliant cut diamonds, posts for pierced ears.
A 14ct gold diamond solitaire ring
a 2.11ct pear cut yellow diamond, claw set on fine band, (Colour: faint yellow M, Clarity: I2).
A 14ct white gold Columbian emerald and diamond ring
a 12.98ct cushion cut Columbian emerald (Colour: Light green, Clarity: heavily included) claw set am surround with round brilliant cut diamonds (TDW 0.67ct, Colour: H-I, Clarity: I2).
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.
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 rare and extinct kuri (Polynesian dog) skull
an exceptional example given its completeness and condition with all canine teeth and most others present, the lower jaw missing the back right coronoid section, a fine tree root still remains grown through the brain cavity. L.170mm. Provenance: Found by our vendor c.1975 Kawhia harbour foreshore area, exposed when a bank section had fallen away due to a high tide. Note: Kuri is the Maori name given to the extinct Polynesian dog introduced to New Zealand from East Polynesia in the 13th century.
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'.