A Victorian nautical themed bronze
the two sailors standing back to back upon a stylised boat all upon a wave cast stand, some pieces absent. H.200mm.
A small bronze of Mercury
after De Boulogne, lacking caduceus. H.215mm.
An Art Deco animalia group of three racing hounds
in fluid motion, with aged patina, on tapered marble and onyx base. 700 x 140 x 290mm.
A vintage brass crucifix
figure of Christ to the front. H.400mm.
A large brass church candlestick
plain column with two large knops, frilled rim to drip pan, the large round base with three feet. H. 1410mm.
A Victorian brass standish
the elaborate stand decorated with a bearded face, scrolls and flowering tendrils, pen rest and two inkwells, raised on three scrolling feet. 430 x 220 x 140mm.
A Victorian brass bible stand
the highly decorative brass stand with adjustable brass plate for propping up the bible. 260 x 330 x 150mm.
A pair of old brass horse door stops
on cast iron plinth bases. 245 x 240mm.
A vintage brass school bell
turned wood handle. H.260mm.
A Victorian gros point tapestry bell pull
with brass fittings. L.1540mm
A framed French 1920s wallpaper sample
designed by Emile-Alain Seguy for Isadore LeRoy. 900 x 700mm.
A Victorian portrait miniature
painted on ivorine, William Frederick Lawrence, a British Conservative politician, framed with gold metal slip and ebonised frame.
A pair of George III hand painted portrait miniatures
finely painted and probably on ivory of a gent and his companion, the gent labelled on relief 'Robert Alexander of Boom Hall, Londonderry 1790 Married Anne McLillock...' in ebonised frames with ormolu fittings.
An early 20thC hand painted portrait miniature
the outer frame detailed on reverse 'Audrey Katharine Halsey 1875-1969, wife of Rev. Canon Frederick Halsey 1870-1952'.
A Victorian portrait of a woman
presentation inscription verso dated 1886. 330 x 280mm
Paul Augustus Mulready (UK 1805–1864)
Portrait Study, Head and Shoulders of a Young Woman, pencil and coloured chalks on paper. Maple framed, c.1837. 265 x 215mm.
An Aesthetic Movement portrait hand painted on porcelain plate
and set in an ebonised, gilt embellished frame. Repair. 395 x 395mm.
A steel engraving after Canaletto 'St. Mark's - The Bucentaur'
engraved by Allen. 165 x 275mm.
A 19thC French steel engraving 'Mars et Vénus'
after Nicolas Poussin, designed by Prudhom, engraved by Blot. 250 x 345mm.
Three finely painted Indian watercolours
elephants with ceremonial caparisons, gilt embellishments, mounted under glass in one frame. 770 x 260mm.
Two George III period certificates of appointment
as Ensign and Adjutant, along with an engraved portrait of George. One for the appointment of John Bell Gent as Ensign to the 72nd Highland Regiment of Foot; the other for the appointment of John Allen Bell Gent as Adjutant to the Central Shropshire of Local Militia, each page sizes approx 230 x 345mm and frame sizes 410 x 510mm. The portrait image 123 x 97mm, frame size 340 x 270mm.
A cribbage scoring plateau
of burr walnut with herringbone stringing, oblong with ogee walls, slide covered compartments beneath conceal playing cards and bone peg counters. Small loss to ebony border. 345 x 130 x 50mm
A boxed ivory chess set
Staunton design, the box opens out to be the chess board.
A vintage Hornby-Dublo electric train set
in original box, engine, two carriages, tender, tracks, and electric controller.
A Hornby O-gauge clockwork No.201 Tank Goods Set
in GWR livery, with No1 M3 0-4-0 Tank Locomotive 6600 in good very lightly used condition, with 12 curved and three straight track sections and additional cattle car. Original box (worn)
A vintage Steiff raccoon
1972, with button and paper label.
A Japanese tinplate 'X-1 Planet Explorer'
battery operated 'tank'. L.290mm.
A Japanese tinplate 'Commander Jeep'
missing rear figure L.240mm.
A vintage Dinah cast iron money bank
original base plate, by John Harper & Co. U.K., c.1911. H.170mm.
A Leica Standard Model E black
1932–48, the top and bottom plates later repainted black, No.222877, in eveready case.
An Eastern European camera modified to replicate a Leica
with brass body marked to the top plate Leica D.R.P Ernst Leitz Wetzler, in leather case.
Five Leitz camera accessories
a ball and socket tripod head; a folding sportsfinder; a multi-viewfinder VIOOH; a universal viewfinder VIDOM; and an Elmar f=9cm 1:4 lens.
A collection of 24 large format 1960s Wellington photographs
mostly documenting everyday life including figures. 8 x 10 "format". In the style of Les Cleveland.
Large format limited edition art book
'Pictorial Artistry: The Dramatization of the Beautiful in Photography' by Adolf Fassbender, pub New York 1937, with 40 hand-pulled gravures each with text describing the composition, technical problems, and equipment and techniques used. Linen cloth boards. 979/1000, signed.
A colonial kauri chip art frame
deeply carved with flowers and leaves in relief, with three antique photos of gentlemen. 1000 x 300mm.
A postcard album
including New Zealand views, etc.
A Victorian cast iron silver roller mill
used by the renowned Auckland silversmith Fred Money, on a tripod base with reeded column supporting the various patterned rollers. H.1280mm.
A Victorian cast brass jam pan
the overhead iron handle fixed with copper rivets. 250 x 120mm.
A large 9 quart copper stock pot
with cast riveted brass handles. Dia.300. H.155mm.
A large copper preserve or braising pan
with bronze side handles. Dia.480, H.130mm.
Two vintage copper sauté pans
tin lined, heavy brass handles, maker's mark to base. Dia.305mm and 250mm.
A brass cream skimmer
a brass deep ladle and a long handled spoon, both with wrought iron handles. L.500mm.
A brass helmet coal scuttle
A Victorian copper coal scuttle
helmet shape, swing handle.
An early 20thC Castagnon Armagnac oak brandy barrel
on stand and with brass spigot tap, with brass bindings stamped by the cooper Geraud Lafitte and dated 1933. W.155mm.
ANCIENT STONE TOOLS
Three European Neolithic stone tools.
KAURI GUM BALL 17082
A hemisphere of reformed kauri gum (broken and reglued). Dia.120mm.
A large kauri gum boulder
partially polished, (broken and glued). 1925gm.
A large coral head
dished to the underside. 300 x 190 x 130mm
A large sawfish bill (rostrum)
[Pristis] outlined with 29 transverse teeth. L.685mm.
Three sawfish bills (rostrums)
[Anoxypristis] outlined with triangular teeth. Longest L.620mm
Large skull of a warthog
(Phacochoerus africanus) with large tusks removable from the upper jaw. L.400mm.
Two old turtle shells
large and small, both with damage, 440 x 530mm and 550 x 650mm.
A gazelle head trophy mount
on oak shield. H.570mm.
An old horse skull
Two bird skulls
together with a seahorse, all mounted on wood.
A small tooth
with polished tip. L.120mm.
An old tooth with scrimshaw decoration
depicting a Victorian couple, remains of old colour, original purchase receipt from Santiago, Chile.
A collection of teeth
warthog, hippo, etc. the large hippo tooth cracked in two
A substantial African old carved ivory tusk section
the traditional bust of a woman with multiple figured 'story-board' above. H.430mm.
A large old carved African ivory tusk section
the lower section carved as a portrait, the upper sections with numerous figures in landscapes. H.430mm.
A Mongolian goat hide
with long lustrous grey fur. 1100 x 750mm approx.
A Mongolian goat hide
with long lustrous blonde and dark grey tipped fur. 1100 x 750mm approx.
Two hunting knives
antler handles and in leather sheaths, both with maker's marks, Schneider and C.Jul Herbertz.
A Victorian brass refracting table tripod telescope
in original mahogany case. L.920mm.
An antique instrument for comparative measurement of two liquids
with adjustable scale readout of split index lens reading. H.560mm
A Victorian coromandel wood vanity case
the fitted interior with crystal and silver top jars, lift out compartment and a drawer in the base for jewellery, London 1868 by James Vickery. Some veneer missing from lid. 305 x 230 x 180mm.
A Victorian apothecary's travelling box
the fitted interior with six glass bottles and a glass syringe. 280 x 155 x 200mm
A large antique apothecary display bottle
teardrop shape in a gilded metal stand with conforming top and spout with handle, incomplete. H.900mm.
A 1960s Michelin Man promotional inflatable figure
originally from a Rangiora service station. H.1500mm approx.
An Edwardian oak three-bottle tantalus
the square section crystal bottles with cushion-cut engraving, ball stoppers, some chips, each with silver decanter tickets marked StgSilver. W.370mm.
A 19thC African inlaid fly whisk handle
decorated with geometric bone patterns, steel pins and wire binding, together with an Edwardian parasol handle and a small Morocco leather accessories box.
A white ostrich feather fan
with pearlised sticks.
A 19thC horn box with painted lid panel
the oil painted panel of game and dog within a landscape, glazed with a gold frame and fine inlays. L.75mm.
A Victorian Wm. Marples & Sons Sheffield ivory and white metal four-fold 24" rule
engraved with maker's name and presentation inscription to Mr Thomas James, 'Together with a Purse of Gold... 1888'.
A c1930 wooden Gipsy Moth propeller
serial no. 5981P. L.1630mm. Shortened each end.
A William IV/early Victorian police truncheon
painted and gilded with a crowned quartered shield displaying the Royal arms of the union above the red ground cartouche with gilt lettering 'POLICE', ribbed handle. L.465mm.
An Edwardian leather card case
tooled gilt decoration to the exterior. 100 x 65mm.
A vintage metal French desktop monogram embosser
painted floral decoration on black ground.
A marble figure of a reclining Chinese child
400 x 150 x 280mm.
A stoneware buddha head
remains of pale toned glaze/paint. H.300mm
A vintage male mannequin head
plaster, c.1940s. H.290mm.
Two trays of vintage pocket and wristwatch crystals
various sizes and most with original paper labels.
A fine quality Ogden Smith Ltd. landing net
maker's details stamped to aluminium head, with tapering bobbin turned wooden handle, c.1935. L.1030mm approx.
A 14½" wooden drake duck decoy
hand carved, moulded swivelling head, original condition, lead mushroom string and anchor, lead belly weight. c.1940.
'Murihiku and the Southern Islands. A History of the West Coast Sounds
Foveaux Strait, Stewart Island, The Snares, Bounty... from 1770-1829', by Robert McNab, pub Wm. Smith, Invercargill, 1907, 1st, boards loose.
A rare and desirable 2nd edition - 'The Malay Archipelago:
The Land of the Orang-Utan and Bird of Paradise. A Narrative with Studies of Man and Nature', by Alfred Russel Wallace, pub. Macmillan & Co., 1869 2nd., folding maps, numerous illustrations, 2 vols in contemporary calf boards with ridged and gilt spines with red/green labels, some wear; tight, marbled ffep, scattered foxing. Presentation manuscript inscription to fly-pages to Wm. Halse [(1816-82) emigrated to NZ 1841, Solicitor, J.P.; Resident Agent for the New Zealand Coy. in New Plymouth (1848-52); Commissioner of Crown Lands (1851-63); Deputy Superintendent Taranaki Provincial Government 1858]. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/jan/11/malay-archipelago-alfred-russel-wallace-review
'The Shot-Gun and Sporting Rifle'
by Stonehenge [John Henry Walsh], pub 1859, 1st, spine split.
Two 17thC and one 18thC religious books
written in Latin, two with velum binding, one with calf binding, some condition issues.
An uncommon 1828 hand-engraved 1797 ‘cartwheel’ penny
attributed to convicts who had been transported for a variety of crimes, many minor in nature. Often dubbed ‘leaden hearts’ they were produced as a keepsake for friends and relatives. Engraved ' Dear Father Mother A gift to you from me a friend Whose love Shall never End 1828 When this you see Remember me in a foreign Country'. The greatest period for transportation of convicts was from 1788-1868 when an estimated 165,000 individuals were transported, the majority to Australia after the 1776 Declaration of Independence closed America as a destination for convicts. There are recorded instances of individuals being transported for seven years just for the theft of a handkerchief.
An old world silver and copper coin collection
the 300 18th to 20thC coins from, Britain, France, Germany, NZ, China etc. displayed in an album.
16 assorted old coins medallions and tokens
includes: Ottoman Empire, 1921 and 1935 USA silver $1's, James II Crown 1687, two NZ copper tokens, 1901 Duke and Duchess visit, cartwheel etc.
Two Dansco numismatic folders of 92 Fijian pre-decimal coins
1934-1968, ½d - florin.
A collection of Fijian pennies and halfpennies
approx. 520 ½d, approx. 260 1d.
Three ancient Judean Biblical coins
A copper Greek lepta coin (mite)
the 'biblical woman's mite'.
Eight ancient Roman and Greek coins
from BC 5 - AD 1180.
Nine ancient Late Roman Empire coins
Five UNC US$1 banknotes