Cordys

0001

Five vintage copper sauté pans
various sizes, heavy brass handles. Dia.260mm largest.

Realised: $240

0002

COPPER WATERING CAN
An old copper watering can.

Realised: $240

0003

An Edwardian tiered multi-ring jeweller's shop display cabinet
half-round form with bow glazed front and flat top, the swivelling door supporting the six concentric half-round black velvet tiers with notch details to hold the rings. 395 x 210 x 175mm.

Realised: $3,300

0004

An Aubusson tapestry
central floral medallion with conforming florals to the quadrants, pink, blue, maroon on a mushroom ground. 1700 x 2600mm.

Realised: $1,400

0005

An Aubusson tapestry
ornate central floral medallion surrounded by floral wreath, conforming floral decoration to the quadrants, the top and base. Pink, blue and caramel on a mushroom ground, lined. 1700 x 2700mm.

Realised: $1,600

0006

Impressive large dark green 48kg pounamu boulder
river worn with full polished top, pale flecked inclusions. 580 x 300 x 200mm.

Realised: $6,500

0007

A large fan form stag horn coral head
multiple off-white branches with small natural nodules issuing from the single head. Approx. 700 x 600mm, in display case frame measuring 910 x 45 x 815mm.

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,000

0008

A large clam shell
good clean condition. 510 x 270mm.

Realised: $800

0009

A large helmet shell
the interior painted with a steamship and yachts, signature illegible. H.230mm.

Estimate: $80 - $120

0010

A vintage Siebe Gorman and Co. diver's knife
in original bronze scabbard with leather frog. The blade engraved with makers name, black resin ribbed handle. L.350mm (overall)

Realised: $410

0011

A carved and painted wooden duck decoy
glass inset eyes. L.355mm

Realised: $260

0012

An early 20thC uncommon canvas filled hen duck decoy
by Armstrong of USA, the wide body filled with kapok, glass eyes, original coloured paint finish, a good example. L.350mm

Realised: $320

0013

An early 20thC uncommon canvas filled drake duck decoy
by Armstrong of U.S.A., the wide body filled with kapok, glass eyes, original coloured paint finish, a good example. L.350mm

Realised: $320

0014

A c.1910 Hardy stitched leather fly fishing wallet
complete with vintage flies, embossed in gilt with maker's details, parchment and felt sleeves, belt and buckle fastening. 150 x 100mm.

Realised: $120

0015

A vintage 2¼" Hercules fly fishing reel
probably by Allcocks, horn handle, good condition.

Estimate: $140

0016

A c.1895 Allcocks 3 3/8" Hercules fly fishing reel
brass and alloy construction, embossed maker's name.

Realised: $100

0017

A c.1880 Carters of London 4" Hercules fly fishing reel
brass and alloy construction, good condition.

Realised: $110

0018

A quality limited edition re-run Hardy 4¼" St George Hotspur fishing reel
as new condition, embossed maker's details, made to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original of the original model made in 1916, complete with McKenzie sink tip no./10 line, all in a Hardy leather D-form case.

Estimate: $680

0019

A quality J W Young vintage Perfect Pattern 3⅜ " fly reel
Hardy's ball bearing type centre pin.

Estimate: $200

0020

A large Holburn 4½ " brass salmon fishing reel
early stud assembly, wide ivory handle, good working order. C1870's.

Estimate: $200

0021

A brass telescope on wooden tripod stand
main tube L.950mm. H.1570mm

Realised: $360

0022

A brass sextant by Whyte Thompson & Co
Glasgow, ladder framed with silver scale, in mahogany case fitted with various eyepieces.

Realised: $470

0023

A nautical themed clock and barometer combination in brass
the 8-day clock and aneroid barometer nestled into a brass fouled anchor, resting on a rectangular teak plinth. The two instruments centred by a mercury thermometer to the anchor shaft. H.300mm

Realised: $600

0024

An early/mid-19thC Sewill of Liverpool ebony octant
brass fitting and with inset ivory scale, minor loss to left end, named to ivory plaque.

Estimate: $400 - $700

0025

A Hodegetria icon
of the Virgin Mary holding the Child Jesus, Russian 19thC, enamel and gilt over gesso on beech panel. Distressed. 310 x 265mm.

Realised: $950

0026

A Victorian religious print
depicting a saint next to a church altar, in ornate gilt frame. 400 x 300mm.

Realised: $240

0027

A Victorian religious print
depicting the crucifixion and various symbolism, in ornate gilt frame. 400 x 300mm.

Realised: $370

0028

A pair of George IV profile portrait miniature silhouettes
the couple with gilt highlights, each signed 'CW Chapman, 59 Oxford Street', under glass in original bird's eye maple frames, labels to the reverse 'dated 1830' and 'plate 73 in British Profile Miniaturists' by A. Mayne, Faber 1970'. 185 x 165mm.

Realised: $400

0029

A George III rare still life portrait miniature on ivory
unusually depicting an elaborate display of fruit, flowers and drink, in original ebonised frame with gilt metal fixtures. 155 x 135mm.

Estimate: $220 - $320

0030

A George III Italian portrait miniature depicting Pope Pius 17th
on paper, the reverse inscribed in ink of the period and dated 1819, original ebonised frame with gilt metal fixtures. 145 x 135mm.

Realised: $300

0031

A George III hand painted portrait miniature of a young woman
wearing a white dress with voluminous arms and wearing a frilled lace bonnet, under original mildly convex glass and in ebonised frame with gilt acorn hanger. 140 x 120mm.

Realised: $400

0032

Two Indian miniature paintings
one of women praying, the other a court scene, plain wood frames. 190 x 120mm.

Realised: $280

0033

A William IV brass inlaid rosewood jewel/work box
the decorative cut brass inlays of scrolling vines, recessed brass handles, the interior with removable tray and fitted sections, with key. 305 x 225 x 148mm.

Realised: $900

0034

A Victorian walnut games compendium
with ornate metal corner capping and escutcheon, the top with a copper relief plaque of men playing chess; containing red and natural stained ivory chessmen, bone dominoes, boxwood and ebony draughtsmen and stained ivory playing chips along with cards, dice, etc.

Realised: $900

0035

Attributed Mary Baker Mother and Child bronze
monogramed and with foundry mark/date 85. H.255mm.

Realised: $260

0036

A Dinah cast iron money box
140 x 140mm.

Realised: $440

0037

An uncommon 19thC German Autoperipatetikos walking doll
bisque shoulder head of an adult lady with blonde sculpted hair waved from face, kid leather cloves, firm torso which forms into a cone-shaped skirt and encloses a clockwork mechanism, brass feet, wearing antique silk and tulle costume, with key. H.280mm.Together with old letters.

Realised: $825

0038

A taxidermy spotted eagle owl
standing on a black lacquer oval base. H.320mm.

Realised: $920

0039

A Canadian bear skin rug
with head and claws, backed onto a felt lining. 1600 x 1400mm.

Realised: $1,300

0040

A Ryoji Matsuoka classical guitar
Model M40, spruce top and rosewood body, c.1980s in mint condition. In hard case.

Realised: $400

0041

A 19thC Indian tulwar
curved, fullered, single edged with last section forming a double edge spear point kilij style blade. The one piece steel hilt decorated foliate patterns, saucer shaped disc pommel. L.820mm.

Realised: $200

0042

A patriotic WWI oil painting 'For the King'
depicting a grouped arrangement of NZ badged cap, Sam Browne, Union Jack and unsheathed bayonet. Titled and signed indistinctly May Mole, dated 1915. 455 x 600mm

Realised: $300

0043

An oil painting of an RNZAF Kittyhawk
Solomon Islands, c.1944/45. Artist unknown. 290 x 360mm

Realised: $340

0044

A rare WWI Martinsyde Aviation (1908-1922) two-bladed airplane propeller
as used by the G102 Elephant. Laminated mahogany pegged construction, each central section with four bolt holes. Original shield form label attached, War Department stamped arrow and WD together with 'BEARDMORE MARTINSYDE'. Note: The Martinsyde G.100 ‘Elephant’ and the G.102 were British fighter bomber aircraft of the First World War built by Martinsyde. The type gained the name ‘Elephant’ from its relatively large size and lack of manoeuvrability. The G.100 was gradually succeeded by the more powerful G.102 with a 160 hp Beardmore engine. Family provenance: This propeller comes from the family of Godfrey Gleeson Johnstone who was flying with the Royal Flying Corps when he was killed in action flying a Bristol Fighter on 30/1/18, a photo of G. G. Johnstone being sold with this lot, together with a silver medal farming certificate awarded to R. Johnstone of Motuotaria New Zealand, presumably this is Robert, Godfrey's father, as noted in the document attached.

Realised: $3,600

0045

A lower Sepik tribal mask
oval with simplified features and four vertical lugs to the lower section. H.1000mm on custom built display stand.

Realised: $180

0046

A West African carved wood female figure
with hands clasped to abdomen, high domed and braided coiffure, tribal scarification to back and sternum. H.490mm.

Realised: $170

0047

A West African carved wood figure
with elongated torso, high domed coiffure, tribal scarification to back and sternum. H.485mm

Realised: $220

0048

An uncommon vintage Pitcairn Island miro wood basket
mildly curved overhead handle, the oval bowl with punched repeating decoration and 'A Souvenir from Pitcairn Island, Made by Aubrey Young'. L.265mm.

Realised: $540

0049

An elaborate Maori carved whalebone handled walking stick
the open handle with a stylised figure and multiple masks, fine whorl and notch carved detail, the carved wooden shaft with waxed thread lashing and feather highlights, paua ring eye inserts. L.880mm.

Realised: $1,110

0050

A late 19thC Maori whalebone heru by Patoromu Tamatea
finely detailed with stylised mask and notch detail, paua inset eyes, 8 present, 2 absent, 10 tines to the comb. H.140mm. Note: Patoromu Tamatea was of the Ngati Tamateautahi hapu of Ngati Pikiao. A well respected 19thC carver of canoes and more. He completed many commissions including a figure-supported bowl for Sir George Grey. His friendship with Gilbert Mair saw further commissions including the carving of a famous Maori style Madonna and child for Roman Catholic church built at Ruapeka Bay, Ohinemutu, in 1890. Y registered. Must be a registered collector to purchase.

Realised: $1,800

0051

A rare first edition copy of The New Zealanders Illustrated by George French Angas
the subscription copy belonging to Colonel Robert Henry Wynyard. The publication was originally issued in ten parts in paper wrappers and appears to have been subsequently bound after some repairs to the previously loose pages. Three plates are absent and there are tears and further damage throughout. Published: London, Thomas M'Lean, 1847. Imperial folio size. Comprising: hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title page; letterpress title page; lithographed dedication; Subscribers; Preface; 'General Remarks ...' plus 57 (of 60) hand-coloured lithographs, each with a tissue-guard and accompanying descriptive letterpress. Bound in 19thC red full morocco binding, the spine in six compartments with raised bands and gilt lettering. Provenance: Colonel (afterwards Maj-Gen) R. H. Wynyard [Commander of the forces in the advance on Ruapekapeka Pah concluding the war of the north in January 1864. Lieutenant Governor of the Province of New Ulster 1851-1853. First Superintendent of the Province of Auckland 1853-1855. Commander of the Forces in New Zealand 1851-1858. Officer administrating the Government of New Zealand 1853-1855 and afterwards Lieutenant Governor and Commander of the Forces in South Africa 1859-1863]. To his son Montague Harrison Wynyard, purchased by his great-niece at his estate auction in 1996, by descent to our vendor.

Estimate: $9,000 - $13,000

0052

George French Angas lithograph 'Weeping Over a Deceased Chief' from 'The New Zealanders Illustrated'
hand finished in colour. 250 x 360mm (image), in contemporary frame

Realised: $110

0053

Two vintage Maori stylised figural cast concrete posts
V-form heads and extended tongues, notch detailed, old green/turquoise paint, some old damage. Each with a cylinder hole through the centre for support. H.750mm ea.

Realised: $1,400

0054

A collection of Theo Schoon design material given to Len Castle
including suggestions for pots annotated manuscript (2 x A4); sketch designs (2 x A4); monochrome photographs of worked plasticine (2 x [165x215mm]); various small design sketches pencil/ink on paper/draughting paper (14)

Realised: $1,500

0055

An original production lithograph of Private Simpson and his donkey at Gallipoli
from the original watercolour by Sapper H. Moore-Jones, printed inscription across the lower front 'With the Compliments of Hill & Plummer Ltd, Oil & Colour Merchants...Auckland'. 325 x 225mm, framed under glass, details on reverse. Note: This iconic image actually is Henderson and his donkey. When Moore-Jones painted the dramatic and poignant scene, he believed the man in the photograph was Englishman John Simpson Kirkpatrick, who had jumped ship in Australia in 1910 and enlisted four years later under the name John Simpson. Moore-Jones named the painting Simpson and his Donkey and for many years it was known as that or The Man With the Donkey. Henderson was not identified as the stretcher bearer until the early 1930s, several years after Moore-Jones died of severe burns while rescuing people from a Hamilton hotel fire in 1922. Dick Henderson was born in Waihi, at the foot of the Coromandel Peninsula on August 26, 1895. When war broke out in 1914 he was teaching in Auckland and like many young men of the fledgling colonial nation, he enlisted. He was 19 when he joined the 3/258 2nd Field Ambulance of the New Zealand Medical Corps. He landed at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915 and was immediately was put to work tending to some of the hundreds of Anzac soldiers who were wounded by Turkish rifle or machine gun fire as they tried to take the formidable cliffs of Anzac Cove. He survived Gallipoli and later was awarded The Military Medal for bravery for rescuing wounded soldiers under heavy enemy fire at the Somme on the Western Front on October 16, 1916.

Realised: $800

0056

Robert Frederick Way (1872-1947)
'Wahine and Child', etching 3/50, signed and titled. 205 x 140mm

Realised: $120

0057

Stuart Peterson (1900-76)
'Hine' etching 9/50, signed, titled and dated 1930. 130 x 90mm.

Estimate: $100

0058

2 volumes on New Zealand Graphic Design
'Selling The Dream / The Art of Early New Zealand Tourism', Alsop, P., Stewart, G., Bamford, D. 2012; and 'Promoting Prosperity / The Art of Early New Zealand Advertising', Alsop, P., Stewart, G. 2013, both pub Craig Potton. The later signed by the authors.

Realised: $220

0059

A rare Thomas Norman Lovatt terracotta pottery bust of 'Te Rangi Pikanga'
finely modelled with moko kauae, a woven cloak to her shoulders and two hei tiki to her neck; the base incised with the subject's name and 'T.N. Lovatt, Temuka'. Te Rangi Pikinga born c.1800 was an important figure in Ngati Apa history, witnessing the turmoil of inter-tribal warfare. As a young woman she was captured by a war party led by Te Rauparaha and his nephew Te Rangihaeata, the latter's subsequent chiefly marriage to Pikanga affected a peace between Ngati Apa and Ngati Toa. 230 x 130 x 190mm.

Estimate: $1,800

0060

Ian McMillan carved whalebone hei tiki
chin tilted to left shoulder, hands to abdomen, small paua shell inset eyes, suspended from the arm. L.125mm

Realised: $750

0061

A Jane Brenkley Maori decorated box
the lid with stylised figure in relief upon a koru and notch carved ground, stylised taniwha figures to the front and rear on carved ground, two bar form feet to the base, the interior lid carved and painted with lake scene including figure in waka, signed and dated 1944, some paua inserts remain. 280 x 155 x 110mm. Some borer to lid.

Estimate: $450 - $650

0062

An early/mid-20thC Maori carved walking stick
the handle base with stylised full standing figure, paua inset eyes, the reverse with notch carved name 'KING H.', various lineal, diamond and angled carving to the shaft, detailed 'KIA ORA' towards the base. L.880mm.

Realised: $190

0063

An early/mid-20thC Maori carved walking stick
the handle with extended tongues to the mask highlights, the shaft with two wide bands of concentric circle decoration, 'N.Z.' between. L.870mm.

Realised: $200

0064

A rare Peter Hutson & Co. large sculpted pottery figure of a Maori wahine
the late 19thC fountain pedestal with deep toned rich majolica glaze, she stands wearing a Maori rain cape (pake) with one arm raised and on an octagonal base. Modelled by W. H. Barrett, 'Teacher of modelling at the School of Design' (Wellington Technical School). H.890mm. Some restoration to base and arm, basket absent.

Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000

0065

A rare Peter Hutson & Co. pottery commemorative Boer War jug (1899-1902)
in a rich majolica glaze dominated with blue and green tones; relief decoration of a soldier with a bandolier and rifle standing to attention, crossed flags and the words 'Whawhai Mo To Kanga Mo To Kuini Ake Ake Ake' (Fight For Your Queen Forever), the handle modelled as a cannon, impressed potter's monogram and 'Rd.123'. H.210mm. Professional restoration to spout and top rim. Note: Hutson's eldest son served in the South African campaign with New Zealand's Second Contingent.

Estimate: $2,250

0066

A Barry Brickell large salt glaze Fatso jug
rich lustrous dark chocolate brown coal fired salt glaze, c.1970, impressed potter's mark to base of handle, minute glaze loss to lip. H.300mm.

Realised: $1,700

0067

A large Len Castle branch pot
press moulded stoneware with saturated iron under-glaze with rutile overglaze, swollen sides, the darker glaze pooling at the rectangular top rim, impressed mark c.1960s. H.440mm.

Realised: $2,200

0068

Len Castle 'Sea Secret'
earthenware with grey wash and turquoise glaze to the centre, impressed mark to the base. Small frits. 210 x 65mm

Realised: $700

0069

A rare Crown Lynn equestrian statuette of the thoroughbred stallion Carbine
originally commissioned in 1977 by The Auckland Carbine Club as a trophy/statuette to be presented each year to the winner of the Carbine Club Stakes at the Auckland Racing Club. The statue was modelled by Tam Mitchell. Made from 1977 and probably up until the pottery closed in 1989 these statues are very rare. Anecdotally it is claimed three were made each year, one for the Club and the other two as spares. This example was gifted to the renowned horse breeder Ted Van Beurden. H.295mm excluding stand.

Realised: $1,500

0070

A Crown Lynn green McAlpine refrigerator jug
ribbed tall rectangular section form with 'McAlpine' in relief to each side. H.220mm.

Realised: $280

0071

An AMBRICO (early Crown Lynn) Art Deco lamp base
banded spherical form with tri-form base, mottled blue green glaze. Incised fractional number to base. with fitted and flex. Base H.190mm.

Realised: $170

0072

Three Crewenna Pottery (Harry & May Davis) pieces
a small bowl with wax resist decoration, a leaf incised celadon bowl and a leaf incised tenmoku glazed plate. Dia.135, 185 and 260mm. Each with incised pottery mark.

Realised: $160

0073

A Graham Ambrose 'Pyrite' form sculpture
matt black glaze to the seven interlocking 'pyrite' cubes. Incised potters mark to base and 'No.5'. H.560mm.

Estimate: $1,800

0074

A Graham Ambrose 'Muriwai Arc' sculpture
of large arc/boat form, the pierced domed top with poured white crackle glaze. Incised potters mark to base. 785 x 290 x 300mm. Provenance: From the potter’s personal collection.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,800

0075

A Graham Ambrose white glazed flared bowl
gloss finish, impressed potters mark. D.420mm

Estimate: $600

0076

A Graham Ambrose white glazed flared bowl
gloss finish, impressed potters mark. D.300mm

Estimate: $300

0077

Graham Ambrose sculpture 'Colonisation (Land Wars) of Aotearoa'
the segmented matt dark glazed 'landscape' with red glazed highlights. Incised potter's mark and label with entitlement to base. 328 x 202 x 57mm. Provenance: From the potter's personal collection. Makers note: The lines represent war trenches and the division of land into private ownership and people competing rather than co-operating.

Realised: $500

0078

Graham Ambrose sculpture 'Colonisation (Land Wars) of Aotearoa'
the segmented matt dark glazed 'landscape' with red glazed highlights. Incised potter's mark and label with entitlement to base. 328 x 202 x 57mm. Provenance: From the potter's personal collection.

Realised: $500

0079

An early Chester Nealie lidded floor pot
with tenmoku glaze in warm brown and red tones, strap handles and impressed potter's mark to base. H.290mm.

Realised: $200

0080

A Chester Nealie anagama vase
mallet bodied with cylindrical neck, small lug shoulder handle, incised cipher and dated ‘92. H.410mm. Broken and glued.

Realised: $300

0081

A vintage studio art sculpted terracotta head
the woman with her hair in a ponytail, variable glaze effects. H.300mm approx.

Realised: $95

0082

A vintage studio art sculpted terracotta head
the woman with her hair in a bun, variable glaze effects including heavy salt glaze to side of neck. H.300mm.

Realised: $90

0084

Jeannie Van der Putten Pacifica vase
painted with stylised palms on yellow ground with crosses in panels. Unmarked, H.350mm.

Realised: $100

0085

A John Parker vase
spherical form with high pinched neck, cobalt blue, impressed marks to base. 110 x 170mm.

Realised: $170

0086

A pair of John Parker bowls
small stem base, acid green glaze, impressed mark to base. 140mm.

Estimate: $160

0087

A Peter Raos perfume bottle
‘Fleurs de Monet’ series, signed and dated 1993 to base. H. 100mm.

Realised: $220

0088

A Garry Nash large art glass bowl
circular with inverted rim, blue flashed with multitude of small cut 'stars' to the rim. Dia.420mm, H.150mm

Realised: $460

0089

A Dominic Burrell glass sculpture
a layered segment from the ‘Tower’ series, together with Artist Statement. 100 x 90mm.

Realised: $220

0090

Robert Wynne (Aust. b.1959)
Amphora, hand blown lustre glass with sandstone plinth and stainless stand, etched signature and dated '95. 530 x 220mm excluding stand.

Estimate: $900 - $1,400

0091

A William Moorcroft 'Eventide' landscape design footed bowl
c.1925. Impressed marks and full painted signature in blue. Dia.250mm

Realised: $950

0092

An Art Deco figurine by Guido Cacciapuoti (1892-1953)
a young girl with billowing skirt, impressed marks, signature and paper label to base. 200 x 270mm.

Realised: $700

0093

A Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Sungay' pattern toast rack
three slice, shape #447.Printed marks to base. L.155mm.

Realised: $250

0094

A pair of Regency cut crystal lidded sweetmeat containers
with cut decoration to the body on ring stem with round base, conforming decoration and ring neck knop to lids. 70 x 160mm.

Realised: $200

0095

A Victorian green glass 'dump' paperweight
included with bubbles, snap-off pontil evident to base. H.75mm.

Realised: $120

0096

A late 19thC green glass paperweight
attributed to Baccarat, unmarked. Dia.110mm.

Estimate: $180

0097

A Timo Sarpeneva glass decanter
with original label, together with four glasses.

Realised: $180

0098

Swedish Orrefors glass vase by Sven Palmquist
ovoid, smoky grey, etched mark and number 3916. H.215mm

Estimate: $200

0099

LGE MURANO CLEAR GLASS SEAL WITH BALL SCULPTURE
A large Murano art glass crystal seal with ball by Lucio Zanetti. Engraved signature to the base H.320mm.

Realised: $330

0100

A set of eight Waterford diamond cut whisky tumblers
heavy base, mildly tapered.

Realised: $560

0101

A set of 8 Waterford crystal highball drinking glasses
Lismore type pattern with diamond and notch detail. H.128mm. Etched maker's mark.

Realised: $600