Cordys

0001

A large 19thC Irish copper pan
oval, tin lined, side handles, stamped Hodges & Sons, Dublin. 400 x 500mm.

Realised: $420

0002

A small Georgian mahogany cellarette
with pagoda shaped hinged lid opening to reveal four lead-lined compartments, brass handles and decorative backplates to each side. 325 x 330 x 370mm.

Realised: $1,200

0003

A Regency mahogany sarcophagus tea caddy
with restrained inlay decoration, the interior with two lidded compartments flanking a cavity for a mixing bowl, ruched velvet lining to the lid, on brass bun feet with one ring handle to one side remaining. 325 x 160 x 220mm.

Estimate: $300

0004

A Regency mahogany sarcophagus tea caddy
with hinged lid surmounted by carving of the symbols of Scotland, England and Ireland, raised on carved paw feet, the interior with two compartments flanking a space for a mixing bowl. 350 x 200 x 270mm.

Estimate: $740 - $880

0005

A finely carved late 19thC German limewood carved lidded urn
of campana shape carved in high relief to the rim with a garland of roses, tulips and acanthus, a frieze in low relief encircles the body and unfurling acanthus supports the base. The lid with an octagonal finial that conforms to the base. Purchased from Portobello Antiques (John Mains) in the 1990s. H.280mm

Realised: $550

0006

A fine c1810 painted white wood Tunbridge cottage ware sewing clamp
with printed label 'A Brighton Gift', book form clamp with floral and leaf painted decoration flanked by removable cotton barrels, below a cottage form pedestal supporting an upper circular tier with cottage top cylinder needle cases, a cottage cotton barrel and a pincushion. H.180mm.

Realised: $650

0007

An Edwardian Steiff ride-on toy elephant
maker’s button to ear, worn with old repairs and in very play-worn condition, black button eyes, on original cast iron base with wheels, with replacement caparison. 900 x 770mm.

Realised: $1,500

0008

An Edwardian Steiff pull-along bear
maker’s button to ear, original eyes and working growler, worn with some old damage and in very play-worn condition, on original metal frame with wooden wheels. 840 x 580mm.

Realised: $950

0009

An Edwardian pull-along horse
leather over wood, original mane, tail, reins and saddle, in very play-worn condition, on later wheeled base. 710 x 800mm.

Realised: $600

0010

Four early 20thC bisque piano bathing beauties
in various reclining poses. Longest 140mm.

Realised: $445

0011

A Georgian portrait miniature on ivory
of a gent, wearing a black jacket and white cravat, the back with glazed panelled back with elaborate mourning mount of locks of hair and gilt bullion along with a fine blue enamel cartouche framed by seed pearls and worked in minute peals with a monogram, all on opalescent guilloche background. Rolled gold frame and in original red Morocco leather hinged case. H.78mm.

Realised: $495

0012

A pair of late Victorian portrait miniatures by Ernest Rinzi (British 1836-1909)
the lady and gent finely detailed and signed by the artist in gilt and blue enamel frame, the glazed back panels with watered silk. Oval. H.63mm. Note: Rinzi born London 1836, exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1886 to 1899. He was also a member of the Society of Miniature Painters.

Realised: $400

0013

Two Victorian printed Royal invitations
both impressed with the Royal Coat of Arms, one to a Buckingham Palace performance dated 6th July 1870, the other dated 30th November 1859 to 'Shakespeare's Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet', lace type detail. 230 x 190mm approx.

Estimate: $120

0014

A 19thC alabaster Italian bust of a woman
signed E. Guerrieri, her head and neck of white alabaster (small repair to fore-edge of her scarf), her shoulders and bust of grey mottled marble. H.530mm

Realised: $3,000

0015

A good Italian 19thC marble bust by Cavaliere Giosue Argenti (1819-1901) of La Modestia
signed beneath the back edge 'Cav. Giouse Argentie' (sic) and dated 1867. Raised on socle plinth. H.660mm

Realised: $9,000

0016

A large Victorian Parianware bust of Clytie
on socle base, impressed Copeland mark to back, stress crack to back. 400 x 520mm.

Realised: $1,100

0017

A bronze statue of Hippomenes (Melanion) after Guillaume Coustou
(from the tale of the race between Atalanta and Hippomenes) a reduction by Frederic Sauvage and marked with Susse Frères Foundry, on an integrally cast circular base and a marble plinth. H.500mm

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

0018

A 1950s TEAL house flag
featuring the George Moore designed maroro logo. Ref: pp 68 and 146 Coral Route: Tasman Empire Airways Ltd, Flying Boats & the South Pacific by Gerry Barton and Philp Heath, 2015. Provenance: Private Auckland Collection. 1840 x 880mm

Realised: $750

0019

A 1950s TEAL house flag
featuring the George Moore designed maroro logo. Ref: pp 68 and 146 Coral Route: Tasman Empire Airways Ltd, Flying Boats & the South Pacific by Gerry Barton and Philp Heath, 2015. Some random dye runs/bleaching. Provenance: Private Auckland Collection. 1840 x 880mm

Realised: $440

0020

Three rare TEAL maroro logo curtain fabric sections
the only known examples of the 1949 corridor curtaining used in the Solent VI flying boats in their first two years of service (visible in some interior photos). Ref: p 136 Coral Route: Tasman Empire Airways Ltd, Flying Boats & the South Pacific by Gerry Barton and Philp Heath, 2015. Along with a rare 1961 beach towel printed with the George Moore poster 'Tiare Tahiti', 1080 x 640mm, (the only known example) Ref: ibid, p 36. Provenance: Private Auckland Collection.

Realised: $280

0021

TEAL ephemera/collectables
a July 1952 Coral route RMA 'Aranui' S45 Solent flying boat Flight Progress chart, signed by Capt. Joe Shephard; a 1950 blue leather protective cover for inflight 'Man' magazine, embossed with maroro logo and company name, holding 10 pages of slip in advertising; and a 1950s 'FLY TEAL' melamine ashtray. Provenance: Private Auckland Collection.

Realised: $340

0022

A 1940 hand tinted photograph of ZK-AMA 'Aotearoa' Empire Class flying boat
in original livery, on Waitamata Harbour. Ex travel agency photograph. Provenance: Private Auckland Collection. 250 x 350mm (image)

Realised: $160

0023

A vintage Hardy 3¾" Viscount 150 fishing reel with a spare spool and a Hardy black case - zip faulty
ventilated spools, the back marked with maker and model.

Realised: $100

0024

A Hardy 3¾" St. George fly reel
with alloy smooth foot, twin internal check, rim screw regulator agate line guide.

Realised: $140

0025

A Hardy Marquis #8/9 multiplier fly reel
high speed retrieve gearing, aluminium construction, complete with line and Hardy zip case, c.1971-96.

Realised: $140

0026

A vintage P.D. Malloch Perth 3½" brass fishing reel
with permanent ratchet, six pillars, ebonite handle, c.1915 engraved with makers mark.

Estimate: $140 - $220

0027

A Steans Christchurch anodised aluminium fly reel
3⅞", made to the 'Hardy Perfect' pattern, with spare spool.

Realised: $100

0028

A vintage 2¾" brass trout reel by Allcocks Redditch
with horn handle, permanent check, maker's mark to foot.

Realised: $60

0029

A vintage 2½" brass trout reel by S. Allcock & Co Ltd
with ebonite handle, permanent check, maker's mark to face.

Estimate: $100 - $150

0030

Des Baker carved antler handled fisherman's pole
the T-form handle carved with two trout in relief, engraved and stained detail, the brass fitting to a long pole, carved maker's initials. L.1245mm.

Realised: $300

0031

A vintage Joe Frost two piece fly fishing rod
split cane 'Lightweight' model, named and with model and number 'No 68324'. In canvas bag. Note: Frost the famous Turangi fishing guide established a tackle shop and guiding business in the early 1920s, he operated the store until about 1950.

Estimate: $300 - $400

0032

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

Realised: $120

0033

A J. W. Young 'Landex' 4" fly reel
black finish, patent check regulator, independent anti-reverse twin handle wind, clip on line guard.

Estimate: $120 - $200

0034

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

Realised: $160

0035

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

Realised: $220

0036

A scarce Hardy Perfect 4½'' wide body salmon reel
with ridged brass foot, nickel silver line guide. Replaced centre-screw

Realised: $420

0037

A Hardy Lightweight Series 'St. Aiden' 3¾" fly reel with two screw line guide
c.1965, in good condition. With case.

Realised: $220

0038

A good Ogden Smith fly box
10 compartment all seen type, logo to interior, c.1890.

Estimate: $120 - $180

0039

A c.1910 Ogden Smith black japanned fly box
10 round yellow windowed bolt lock compartments, complete with old flies, maker's logo to interior.

Estimate: $120 - $180

0040

A large old kauri glazed cased rainbow trout
the oversized rainbow with varnished finish, glass eyes in case with painted back and modelled river bed and minimal foliage. The case 110 x 260 x 445mm.

Realised: $400

0041

A late 19thC Siemens Universal galvanometer
in original mahogany fitted box with matching numbered box, certificate and instrument, multiple brass fittings and extras, the booklet details 'this instrument combines in itself the arrangements necessary for all ordinary testing operations ... 1. for measuring electrical resistances. 2 for comparing electro-motive forces. 3 for measuring the intensity of a current'.

Realised: $800

0042

An early 20thC Negretti & Zambra gimballed marine stick barometer
'Mark IV', with brass fittings to the ebonized case, various scales including one detailed 'Correction To Barometer'. H.895mm. In original fitted wood case with wall mounting bracket.

Realised: $1,100

0043

A rare cased coroner's instrument set manufactured by John Weiss & Son
brass bound mahogany case, shaped and fitted interior to hold the selection of specialist instruments including a Charriere’s Double Saw for the spine. Many pieces with moulded horn handles (some with slight insect damage). The case with maker's name and address: 62, Strand, London (dating to 1841-1885). 385 x 275 x 85mm.

Realised: $1,800

0044

A very rare N.Z. WWI woman's death plaque 'To Esther Maud Tubman 22/517'
Staff Nurse Esther Maud Tubman, N.Z. Army Nursing Service 40th reinforcements travelled to England between 10th July and 10th September 1918. Died 18th September 1918, in the Salisbury Hospital of cerebral meningitis. Only 600 women's death plaques were issued in WWI, of which only 15 were to New Zealanders. Unfortunately, a square has been crudely cut out of the side. Provenance: Ex. the Dave Oldham estate collection.

Realised: $2,500

0045

A 19thC Scottish Officer’s Regimental Dirk of the 74th Highlanders
with notched backed fullered blade, etched one side with regimental badge, battle honours of the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, the Second Anglo-Maratha War and the Peninsular War; to the other side with the battle honour Assaye (elephant superscribed Assaye) regimental badge and crowned VR cypher within symmetrical foliage. Maker marked Hamburger, Rogers & Co, 30 King Street, Covent Garden, London. The basket weave, brass studded ebonised baluster grip set with a simulated cairngorm; the hilt and leather scabbard with gilt-brass mounts cast and chased with the regimental badge, St. Andrew, battle honour to Assaye and silver '74'; accompanying by-knife and fork (missing stone) en suite with the dirk. Overall L.460mm

Realised: $4,000

0046

An early unsigned mumei wakizashi
c.1700, in textured black lacquer (shibui) mounts, han-dachi style, well-preserved original koshirae. L.530mm, overall 850mm.

Estimate: $1,700 - $2,000

0047

An early Edo wakizashi
in superb period koshirae featuring dragon menuki and tsuba, phoenix fuchi/kashira, rain dragon kogai and tiger decorated kodzuka. Mino school blade 370mm o-tanto with bohi either side, silver foil wrapped habaki. Overall 615mm. Provenance: Estate of Denis Dutton (1944-2010) previously with Webb's 2011.

Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000

0048

A rare and uncommon Inca culture Pucara pottery figure of a bull
mid-20thC, brushed and glazed highlights, slipped terracotta body. H.230mm, L.260mm. Note: the excavation by Alfred Kidder II at the site of Pucara (1939) in the Peruvian Andes investigated the Inca period settlement. This bull also known as 'Toritos de Pucara' was placed on the roof for good luck, bringing prosperity, fertility (of crops and livestock), to protect and strengthen the families.

Realised: $300

0049

A Fijian rootstock ula (throwing club)
natural undecorated form. L.450mm

Realised: $220

0050

A hand coloured engraving by De Sainson from the Atlas to the Voyage of l'Astrolabe
'Tonga-Tabou. Vadodaï vient demander la fin des hostilités', litho by Adam printed by Lemercier. 225 x 325mm

Realised: $250

0051

A large dark green pounamu carved boulder bowl
the base carved with Maori mythological scene incorporating lizard and figures, the top hollowed out as a bowl. 30+ kgs. 460 x 400 x 250mm.

Realised: $3,200

0052

A dark green pounamu boulder
river worn and polished, with natural undulations still evident to the top. 500 x 260 x 180mm. 35-40kgs

Realised: $1,500

0053

A figured and decorative timber parquet veneered box
oblong with slightly domed top, with a complex parquet pattern to sides and hinged lid. 310 x 210 x 180mm.

Realised: $600

0054

A c.1900 Maori pounamu hei tiki
chin to left shoulder, hands to thighs, dark green tone with mid green highlights. H.93mm. Being assessed for registration.

Realised: $850

0055

Louis Le Breton 'Fond De La Baie
Sarah's Bosom (Iles Auckland)' (Port Ross, Auckland Isles) lithograph c.1846. D'Urville's Voyage de l'Astrolabe, Atlas Pittoresque Plate 175. 190 x 345mm.

Realised: $250

0056

A superb rebinding of 'Maori Life In Ao-Tea' by Johannes C. Anderson
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1907. Elegant private binding of tooled red calf with decorative spine (by Lewis & Harris Bookbinders, Bath), additionally with rare, fanned fore-edge painting depicting a lake scene Maori whare, figures and other buildings, possibly Rotorua and Ohinemutu. Anderson was the librarian of the Turnbull. 220 x 145 x 50mm

Realised: $1,000

0057

An uncommon 19thC New Zealand C. F. Vazey tall chimney pot
c1870/1880, pale salt glazed with some darker effects, canon barrel form with applied ribs, impressed makers mark. H.1100mm

Realised: $950

0058

Crown Lynn Hand Potted medium size vase
compressed spherical form, incised 9 to base, matt white glaze. Printed mark to base. H.145mm, Dia.180mm.

Realised: $420

0059

An uncommon Crown Lynn Hand Potted metallic glazed vase
bottle form copper lustre bands, variable dark green lustre body. Unmarked. H.280mm.

Realised: $260

0060

A Crown Lynn white crackle glazed experimental prototype table lamp by Reg Millar
of Oriental inspired form and decoration, baluster square section. H.470mm. Note: this lamp was a prototype design for the Asian market, the lamp was never put into production. Four examples were made, the other three destroyed with this being the only surviving example. Provenance: Austin Millar (plate engraver and jeweller at Crown Lynn). Sold Art+Object, December 2011.

Realised: $550

0061

A Len Castle Colonial Shino oil ewer with stopper and loop handle
modelled after a kendi. Stamped maker’s mark at the base below the handle. H.150mm

Realised: $280

0062

An early Len Castle rounded rectangular dish
impressed and sgrafitto floral pattern, yellow ochre and olive glaze, stamped maker’s mark to the base. 310 x 265mm

Realised: $240

0063

Len Castle large serving dish decorated with stamps designed by Theo Schoon
tenmoku and wood ash glaze, oblong shape, the deep well impressed with seven Schoon stamps based on his interpretation of early Maori rock drawings found in Canterbury caves. Dated by Len Castle to the 1960s. Stamped maker’s mark to base. 420 x 340mm

Realised: $750

0064

A Len Castle tall jug of tapered cylindrical form
with wide strap handle, pale grey-green glaze with speckled dark highlights, tenmoku interior. Stamped maker’s mark below handle. H.250mm.

Realised: $320

0065

A Len Castle large bowl
circular with small cavetto rim, mottled grey glaze over tenmoku. Maker’s mark stamped twice at the base. Dia.315mm

Realised: $240

0066

A Len Castle shallow bowl plain speckled glaze with painted quince blossom motif
in brown on an oatmeal ground, c.1980s. Purchased from the collection of the late Simon Manchester in 2016. Stamped mark to base. Dia.300mm

Realised: $300

0067

A Len Castle large dish collaboratively painted with an abstract design
Len Castle reviewed this dish in August 2004 and while confirming it was his work, he could not identify the second mark (incised C within a circle) and could not confirm who did the painting, which he said was not his. He wondered if it could have been done by his wife Ruth. The impressed surface pattern came from hessian matting and it was fired in his Tawini Road kiln. Stamped maker’s mark at the base with another unidentified mark. 415 x 330mm

Realised: $400

0068

Len Castle Colonial Shino shallow bowl
deep red-brown shino glaze with combed wave patterns. Castle's finger marks in the glaze around the exterior rim. Stamped mark above the foot ring. Dia.280mm

Realised: $260

0069

Two small oil/vinegar pouring kendis
one high matt calcium glazed by Len Castle (unmarked but confirmed in 2008 by him and dated to mid-1960s. H.125mm; along with a similar one by Castle and Andrew Van der Putten, c.1960s, brown glazed. Minute chip to spout. Impressed marks. H.150mm.

Realised: $200

0070

A Barry Brickell bottle
squat ovoid with short neck and narrow mouth, freely painted rolling line patterns, glazed in speckled brown and black tenmoku glaze. Impressed mark. H.205mm

Realised: $120

0071

Three Peter Lange salt glazed bottles
all with incised ‘3-pin power plug’ designs and other lines and squiggles. Originally purchased from Albany Village Pottery, 1996. Two with stamped name on base; the larger one unmarked. Note: the tallest bottle has a small glaze frit and another bruise on the lip present when purchased. The bruise had been stained dark before being sold in the shop. Tallest H.260mm

Realised: $300

0072

A good Olive Jones studio pottery decorated vase
the shoulder with an encircling band of wattle decoration, part sculpted in relief, gloss glazed dark and green. Incised signature. H.175mm. Professional restoration.

Estimate: $400

0073

Olive Jones wall plaque
circular with four rearing seahorse heads, entitled and signed to the reverse 'Sea Horses'. Dia.155mm.

Realised: $270

0074

An Art Deco enamel painted lidded bowl by Edna Simmons of Whanganui
finely detailed in all over florals in the French manner, blue handle and legs, gilt highlights. Signed and dated 1931 to the base. Dia.185mm.

Realised: $360

0075

A Briar Gardner wide squat vase
tan/green glaze, incised potters name and dated 10/3/31. Dia.150mm, H.90mm.

Realised: $190

0076

A rare N.Z. Jack Hutchison pottery Maori decorated vase
ovoid form, the top with an encircling band of incised Maori scroll design, rich brown Luke Adams type glaze. Impressed marks R.J.H. 'CH-CH 1941 N.Z.'. H.105mm.

Realised: $380

0077

Jova Rancich miniature green glaze vase
impressed mark to base. H.55mm

Realised: $70

0078

Jova Rancich pottery vase
baluster form, unusually with wide squared top and neck, dimpled body, the mottled brown and green majolica glaze with dark speckled highlights. Incised circular mark 'J.R. & Co. Made in New Lynn.' H.180mm.

Realised: $280

0079

Jova Rancich squat baluster bowl
orange/tan glaze, lobed body, two open loop handles, incised elaborate maker's mark to base. Dia.150mm.

Realised: $200

0080

A rare Hanmer Pottery teapot by Jim Nelson
with repeating vertical lozenge bands, makers mark to base, an N within a triangle. H.155mm.

Realised: $750

0081

A Hanmer Potter lamp base by Jim Nelson
flared trumpet form with encircling fine crisscross lines into the soft blue glaze. H.185mm (base only).

Estimate: $280 - $400

0082

A Hanmer Pottery Jim Nelson large bowl
incised banded and flower stem design variable dark and pale blue glaze. Makers mark 'N' to base. Dia.285mm.

Realised: $380

0083

A Fulford Pottery (Te Mata Hawkes Bay) blue glazed vase
incised and impressed encircling bands to shoulder and neck, white interior. Printed mark to base. Glaze rubs to top rim. H.205mm.

Realised: $110

0084

New Zealand Potteries Wellington bulldog heater
dark mottled brown glaze, cylinder section to the back as heater holder, heater not present. With leather collar. Unmarked. H.145mm.

Realised: $190

0085

A John Parker white ribbed vase
ovoid body with tall flaring neck, deep horizontal ribbing. Exhibition purchase 2002 at the time of Parker's book launch. Stamped initials to the base. H.380mm

Realised: $360

0086

A Margaret Ryley (Canterbury) large bowl “Nor ’wester”
wide, asymmetrical conical shape, with sanded, glazed and textured surfaces. Exhibition purchase in 2002. Incised signature to base. H.400mm, Dia.385mm

Realised: $320

0087

A Doreen Blumhardt vase
stylised spear-head form, thick translucent grey and red glaze to two thirds of the body, the lower section with a thin brown glaze. Small, curved cut-out opening to the top. Impressed mark. H.360mm.

Realised: $550

0088

A Steve Fullmer pottery sculptural head 'Reef Head' from the Tomahawk Series
a flattened, stylised face and head, glazed in a pale slip with sgrafitto line drawings. Purchased 2007 at a NZ Potters’ show in Auckland. Signed to the side and incised in the base, dated ‘07. H.280mm.

Realised: $190

0089

A NZ Sherwood Pottery 'The Fortune Teller' figure
the seated gypsy type woman holding a 'crystal' ball. Painted marks and titled to base. H.215mm.

Realised: $600

0090

A Titian Pottery unique hand-thrown vase by Cam Brown and Sonia Posterpil
hand painted with Madonna and Child, the reverse with angels and clouds. Signed ‘Sonia’ to the base. This vase is an early example representing Cam Brown’s aspiration to produce unique art pottery pieces. H.300mm

Estimate: $600 - $900

0091

A Cameron (Cam) Brown unique prototype vase
airbrushed and hand painted Lakeland scene with mountainous backdrop, unusually with incised mark to base 'Cameron Brown Pottery'. H.260mm.

Estimate: $360 - $500

0092

A Titian Studio pottery figure of Gainsborough's Blue Boy
in 19thC French style, his black hat with white feather reglued. Incised painted mark to base. H.235mm. Note: It is recorded that only 10 of these figures were made.

Realised: $600

0093

A Titian Studio Sherwood Pottery Dick Whittington character jug
the base painted 'Titian Studio Hand Painted by Cameron Brown'. H.145mm.

Realised: $190

0094

A unique Aquila Pottery large charger by Ana Burt
painted with a repeating pansy flower head design on an orange ground. Dia.380mm

Realised: $340

0095

A unique Aquila pottery charger by Ana Burt
painted with a flower head and leaf design on a cream ground. Signed. Aquila factory stamp to the base. Dia.360mm

Realised: $240

0096

A NZ Aquila Pottery large plaque
similar to above, decorated with a brown and pale landscape and an exotic blue bird. Dia.355mm. Printed mark to reverse.

Realised: $160

0097

A NZ Aquila Pottery large plaque
decorated with a green landscape and an exotic blue bird above an island. Dia.355mm. Printed mark to reverse.

Realised: $160

0098

A Sherwood Pottery Maid Marion hand painted toby jug
an early production piece made in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s. H.65mm

Realised: $220

0099

A copper stamp for Perfeclay Industrial Crucibles
from Luke Adams pottery Christchurch. Ref: pottery in New Zealand, p. 222, 2nd ed.

Realised: $80

0100

A Harry and May Davis Crewenna Pottery lamp base
ovoid shape with trumpet neck, decorated with a wax resist pattern of leaves, impressed studio mark. H.350mm.

Realised: $160