An extinct adult male stout-legged moa skeleton
predominantly the bones from one bird, some plaster restoration and replacement. H.790mm. Provenance: Found by our vendor in 1965 on his Oparure family farm, south Waitomo district. Copy of 1968 newspaper article available illustrating and detailing this moa. Note: The stout-legged moa (Euryapteryx curtus) was the smallest moa species and one of the geographically most widespread. Moa species ranged in size from 12 to 250kg. Constructed for display by our vendor using number 8 wire and other materials.
An impressive 18ct gold emerald and diamond necklace
three central stylised diamond shaped clusters encrusted with round brilliant cut diamonds, the centre of each cluster set with a 0.63ct oval mixed cut medium green emerald, three diamond and emerald set drops suspended from the two outer clusters, the three cluster panel suspended from three matching diamond and emerald set drops, attached to an articulated link chain, push clasp with safety catch, TEW 6.90ct, TDW 9.00ct. Valuation available.
A Victorian mahogany two-stage campaign chest
two half drawers over three full width drawers, cast iron handles to each half, brass corners and recessed brass handles, raised on turned feet, maker's name S. W. Silver & Co., London to brass drawer handles. 990 x 480 x 1065.
A 19thC country oak refectory extension dining table
plank top, clenched ends with draw leaf extensions, chamfered square section legs, attractive aged patina. 3410 x 900 x 760mm.
An extinct North Island giant moa leg
species Dinornis novaezelandiae, consisting of femur, tibia, metatarsus and toe bones. Mostly from one bird, some restoration and plaster cast replacement. Wire mounted on a display stand. H.1250mm. Provenance: Found by our vendor in 1967 on his Oparure family farm, south Waitomo district. Copy of 1968 newspaper article available illustrating and detailing this leg. Note: This species reached about 3.6m height with neck outstretched, and weighed about 230kg, being one of the two largest species.
A 22ct gold chain necklace
with hook and eye clasp, 59.63gm.
An 18ct gold and 2.02ct diamond ring
a 2.02ct round brilliant cut diamond claw set with five small diamonds to each shoulder. Gemologist report available.
An 18ct gold and 1.50ct diamond solitaire ring
the 1.50ct old cushion cut diamond claw set, upright shoulders. Valuation available.
A pair of 14ct gold and diamond stud earrings
each earring with a 1.55ct dark yellow cushion cut diamond claw set and suspended from a diamond set post, TDW 3.23ct. Gemologist report available.
A William IV mahogany drum table
with four drawers and four faux drawers, brass knob handles, raised on turned column base on four splay legs terminating in brass caps and casters. 710 x 720mm.
A quality old Chinese bronze censer
an encircling band of relief decoration, figures within an extensive landscape, framed by scrolling florals, the open handles issuing from dragon masks, finely detailed, Ming mark cast to the base, probably 19thC. Dia.298mm, H.200mm.
A pair of 14ct gold and diamond stud earrings
each earring with a 1.53 round brilliant cut diamond claw set, posts for pierced ears, TDW 3.07ct. Gemologist report available.
An 18ct gold emerald and diamond hinged bangle
matching above, push clasp with safety catch, TEW 1.85ct, TDW 1.85ct. Valuation available.
A 14ct white gold sapphire and diamond bracelet
twenty emerald cut royal blue sapphires claw set with twenty one round brilliant cut diamonds, TSW 13.44ct, TDW 0.56ct. Gemologist report available.
A rare WWI Military Cross and service medal
awarded to 10/11/54 2nd Lt. Athol Richard McIsaac 1a Coy. 1st Bn. Wgtn. Reg., together with original typed document dated 23 Sep. '18. The award was 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He worked with most untiring energy and determination for three days when in charge of a carrying party whose duty it was to keep his Bn. supplied with material from the Brigade dump. It was necessary to make each trip under very heavy shell-fire & it was due to his fine personal example that this supply was maintained'. Granted 15-8-17. McIsaac served October 1914 to January 1919 in Egypt, Gallipoli and Western Europe. In 1916 he was Court Martialled for drunkenness.
A pair of 14ct white gold sapphire and diamond hoop earrings
each earring set with seven oval cut dark blue sapphires and twelves round brilliant cut diamonds, TSW 6.21ct, TDW 0.52ct. Gemologist report available.
A rare WWII L.R.D.G. (Long Range Desert Group) 9ct.gold and silver Sweetheart brooch
Egyptian made, the pierced central panel with scorpion above the letters 'L.R.D.G.' and framed by an encircling ring of 20 small diamonds. 3.96gm. L.152mm. Stamped '9ct' and Egyptian 'hallmarks'. Note: The exploits of the L.R.D.G. are well-known, being originally formed by David Stirling and employing the services of many British, Rhodesian and New Zealanders who fought against Rommel’s Afrika Korps in North Africa, conducting a campaign of harassment against German forces, often operating behind enemy lines.
An estate 18ct gold and platinum diamond ring
a 0.83ct old mine cut diamond claw set in a square mount, decoratively engraved shoulders, Colour I-J, Clarity SI1. Valuation available.
Graeme Townsend (b.1954)
'Leopards Paper Lair', signed and dated '81. Purchased Sydney 2000, Heine Investment Management Limited, foyer, 20 Bond Street Sydney, former location of The Sydney Stock Exchange. 2240 x 1700mm
A lady's Longines stainless steel and diamond wristwatch
the mid-size watch with diamond encrusted bezel, quartz movement, the clasp stamped with maker's details.