Rolex 'Coke' Oyster GMT-Master II wristwatch
stainless steel case and strap showing very little wear, Coke bezel insert- model- 16710 ( ‘F’ Serial ) with papers dating to 2006 sold by Partridge Jewellers Wellington. In original box with papers and swing tag, base of outer card box only. With original purchase receipt and 2019 service and repair confirmation.
A pair of large and impressive 19thC/20thC Continental urns
hand painted with neo-classical romantic country scenes in the Angelica Kauffman style, the base, column, top and lid decorated with wild flowers on a cream ground with maroon, blue and gilt embellishment, all set within a highly ornate ormolu frame, pineapple knop to lid. 800 x 1750mm.
THE IAN McMILLAN ESTATE COLLECTION. At age 10 Ian McMillan was introduced to carving by Bruce Manley and continued to develop a love
knowledge and understanding of Maori and New Zealand history and culture. Ian spent the latter years of his life based at Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand. He used only traditional hand tools and carving techniques to produce wood carvings that expressed Maori mythology. His work reflected on Maori art. Using found timber enabled Ian to portray work that revealed the piece as if it were possessed of properties of myth and legend, age and use. Ian celebrated the ability to incorporate naturally occurring damage from pepetuna, the boring grub of a pūriri moth; the hollowing effects of decay; the cavities left by colonist’s nails that had completely rusted away, or the remnant of their paint on the timber to enhance those properties. His carving and thoughtful surface detailing elevate his work above that of replica to those of fine art. Ian was born 1965 and died 2016. The items offered in this auction are being sold on behalf of Ian’s estate. Ian Robert McMillan (1965-2016) carved canoe prow - tauihu, elaborately and finely carved in traditional style using found timber with distress resembling that of an ancient prow, the forward facing figure with arms extended back; raised on two carved supports and large plinth. L.1400mm approx. H.770mm.
A impressive large dark green 50kg pounamu boulder
flat ovoid form with full polished top, pale flecked inclusions. 650 x 420 x 170mm.
Ian McMillan substantial carved whalebone kotiate
the traditional blades with overlapping shoulders, stylised mask to the butt, a substantial and heavy carving. L.460mm.
An impressive 14ct white gold opal and diamond pendant
a 36.93ct oval cabochon opal with good play of fire claw set and surrounded by a double halo of round brilliant cut diamonds, four diamonds bezel set to the white gold chain, TDW 2.74ct. Gemologist report available.
A Chinese pale green jade handling piece carved as a finger citron
(Buddha's hand 佛手柑), on wooden stand. W.80mm. Provenance: The Beverley Allen Collection
Ian McMillan carved waka kōiwi
oval pod-type form, the lid carved with stylised female figure with encircling three fingered hands, legs and genitals evident to one end, the base plain. L.710mm.
A mahogany banqueting extension Regency style dining table and sixteen Hepplewhite style chairs
on three pedestals with quadruped bases, two D-ends and two extra leaves, extends to 4650 x 1375 x 765mm. The chairs with hooped, pierced and waisted splats includes fourteen dining and two carvers, reeded square section tapered legs and stretcher bases, dark golden green upholstered seats.
An 18ct gold sapphire and diamond bracelet
three panels rub over set with an oval mixed cut sapphire and surrounded by a halo of small round brilliant cut diamonds, rectangular two bar links with a large 9ct gold bolt clasp. Valuation available.
Michael Smither (b.1939)
'Island Side and Waves', oil on board, initialled and dated '79, titled 415 x 415mm.
An 18ct yellow gold and diamond tennis bracelet and earring suite
the bracelet with 42 round brilliant cut diamonds, each in a square box setting; the conforming earrings each with four brilliant cuts. Approximate TDW 6 to 8 ct.
Ian McMillan finely carved wakahuia
stylised head form handles, fine ‘feather pattern’ all over to the body, stylised figures to the side and tiki figure to the base. L.500mm
A restored 1960s Avery 101 Hardall Shell forecourt petrol pump
with double-sided dial, intact hose, nozzle and fittings. W.(incl. nozzle) 550mm. D. 390mm. H. 1600mm. Provenance: ex- the Mark Hartwell Collection.(Hartwell was a renowned New Zealand collector of curios and miscellany.
Ian McMillan carved papahou treasure box
finely all over carved with a spiralling and notch carved detail, two co-joined stylised figures form the lid handle, entwined pierced and carved figure to each end as handles. Mid to dark variable waxed finish. Three stylised tiki figures dominate the fully carved base. L.475mm.
Ian McMillan large model waka
the top rim with long band of finely carved stylised figures, paua inset eyes, notched carved interior, carved from an old log section. Raised on a carved plinth of recycled rimu. Waka length 3100mm. Note: the model Waka with finely carved prow and stern post as two separate items that lash to the body.
Ian McMillan carved kauri substantial wakahuia
the very pronounced domed lid and body with adzed finish, carved protruding stylised head handles. L.500mm, H.290mm.
A pair of vintage French leather club chairs
caramel tan tone, wear commensurate with age. 820 x 770 x 770mm.
Ian McMillan carved wakahuia
traditional lozenge form, the body with spiralling panels and curving lineal outline, a tiki form as handles to each end with protruding abdomen, mid to dark waxed finish. L.390mm.
Len Castle blue alkaline pool crater bowl
the interior with mildly incised repeating incised pattern glazed with blue pooling to the well, the sculpted rim with 'crater' form, matt grey and white highlighted rim, dark glazed exterior, impressed potter's monogram and incised '06', paper gallery label to base. Dia.460mm.