A 2ct diamond solitaire ring together with joined companion eternity band
both platinum, the 2.10ct round brilliant cut diamond graded H-I and VS1, flanked by two baguettes of 0.29ct, the eternity band with 19 round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 1.95ct, graded G-J and VS-SI. Both rings showing wear. Valuation available.
Ralph Hotere (1931-2013)
'Signals I', mixed media on panels and card, signed and dated '64, titled verso and inscribed No.1, inscribed twice (Ralph) Hotere, 5 Fellows Rd, London, N.W.3.
A 14ct white gold and diamond solitaire ring
a 3.11ct round brilliant cut diamond (Colour J-K, Clarity SI1 - SI2), claw set, ring size L 1/2. Valuation available.
An uncommon vintage Tiffany heavy 14ct yellow gold bracelet
double curb link design with push-in clasp stamped 'TIFFANY & CO. 14K'. 102.9gms. Valuation available
A Chinese porcelain bottle vase
decorated in famille rose enamels with prunus and pine trees, the design interrupted at the shoulder by a band of Bao Xiang Hua flowers, scrolls and Shou characters. Qianlong seal mark in blue under the base. H.400mm
A rare and extinct kuri (Polynesian dog) skull
an exceptional example given its completeness and condition with all canine teeth and most others present, the lower jaw missing the back right coronoid section, a fine tree root remains grown through the brain cavity. L.170mm. Provenance: Found by our vendor c.1975 Kawhia Harbour foreshore area, exposed when a bank section had eroded due to a high tide. Note: Kuri is the Maori name given to the extinct Polynesian dog introduced to New Zealand from East Polynesia in the 13th century.
A Naveya & Sloane platinum and diamond dress ring
a 0.95ct Asscher cut diamond (Colour G, Clarity Vs1), 4-pillar set and surrounded by sixteen round brilliant cut diamonds with a further each brilliant cut diamonds set to each upright shoulders, with a Ceylonese sapphire gypsy set inside the shank. Valuation and GIA certificate available.
Bronwynne Cornish 'Howl'
painted and gilded terracotta. 300 x 480 x 740mm. Provenance: the artist's collection. Exhibited: 'Mudlark: Bronwynne Cornish, Ceramics 1982–2013' (Survey exhibition) MTG Hawke’s Bay, March to August 2014; The Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, November to December 2014; The Dowse, Lower Hutt, April to August 2015 (https://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/bronwynne-cornish-mudlark). $4,000.00 - $8,000.00 Excerpted from Art News New Zealand, Autumn 2014 Profile. (https://www.artnews.co.nz/autumn-2014-profile/) Coming To Terms With Impermanence. In 2008 New Zealand artist Bronwynne Cornish completed a six-week residency at the Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi, and she too noticed the porous threshold between the sacred and mundane. She was also fascinated by the way human and animal forms – like the deity Ganesha who has the head of an elephant and the body of a human – frequently morph in Hindu mythology. While in Delhi she made two large ceramic sculptures, Howl and Screech, which are strange human-animal hybrids embodying the city’s chaotic energy and eerie nocturnal sounds – the dogs she heard howling at night, fireworks booming during the wedding season and the unearthly shriek of peacocks at dawn. Screech has the body of a dog painted an intense blue, a human torso and the head of a bird. Its sharp beak is open mid-cry and it holds a mysterious lump of gold that looks like a charm or amulet. Much darker more menacing and equally vocal is Howl, a wolf-like creature with a moa’s feet, a sturdy, powerful body and a red gash of a mouth. With her characteristic dash of irreverence and humour, Cornish has given both creatures gilded toenails – an unexpected gaudy detail that would do any Hindu god or goddess proud. “Howl and Screech were born in and of Delhi. They couldn’t have been made anywhere else,” says Cornish. These two were the first in an ongoing series of human-animal sculptures encouraging us to connect with nature and rediscover a sense of wildness amidst our technology saturated environment and the hum-drum routine of daily life. They join Cornish’s long-running series of ‘Pacific Sphinxes’ – smaller mythological figures which have a wonderful vitality and a startling anthropomorphic presence. Strongly animistic, they reference ancient pagan religions and celebrate the strong connections between humankind and animals. As devotional objects they affirm the presence of the divine in everyday life and invite us to reflect on the small miracles we often overlook, the undeniable presence of magic in our daily lives.
A large old Chinese bronze and cloisonne vase
tall baluster hexagonal form, the panels decorated with butterflies, fruit and flowers on a sky-blue ground, decorative borders including scrolling florals and birds, finely modelled phoenix-form handles, refixed at a later stage. Four-character mark engraved to base. H.580mm.
15CT MUFF CHAIN (15CT CLIP) 45gms
CATALOGUE CORRECTION: Please note this was listed as an 18ct gold chain. We have subsequently discovered it is 15ct gold. A 15ct gold muff chain, paper clip style links, with 15ct gold dog clip, 45gm.
A 14ct white gold and diamond ring
six round brilliant cut diamonds channel set to the top of band, TDW 2.34ct, Colour J-L, Clarity SI1-SI2.
A vintage 9ct gold snake bracelet
round cabochon cut, medium pink sapphire set as the eyes, wrap-around style with an internal steel string design, weight 22.83gm.
A George III mahogany chest on chest
the top with ornate pediment over two half drawers and three full width drawers, the base with three full width drawers, brass swan neck handles with elaborate keyhole escutcheons, raised on bracket feet. 1240 x 550 x 1950mm.
A c.1900 Maori carved tokotoko (walking stick)
the handle with two stylised figures standing back-to-back below a compressed bun, the cylindrical shaft with carved band of lineal, notch and kowhaiwhai decoration. L.865mm. Registered Y09642.
An American oak 1920s Hoosier kitchen cabinet
the top cupboards with original fittings, cookbook holder, shopping list clock, etc, the tambour to the middle opens to reveal the tin flour and sugar dispensers, revolving spice rack with original bottles, the base has the sliding enamel worktable, four drawers and another storage cupboard, original Hoosier label to top. 1030 x 670 x 1850mm. Please note: front left foot is missing its caster - see additional photograph.
A late 19thC Maori carved tokotoko (walking stick)
half lineal and notch carved, the handle with two stylised masks, the shaft with stylised human climbing figure and lizard in relief, paua shell inserts, probably rewarewa. L.965mm. Registered Y756.
A pair of French style bedside tables
extensive inlaid decoration and ormolu embellishments, the single drawer with captured ring handles. 435 x 410 x 780mm.
A large Afghan Turkman carpet
wool hand knotted pile, octagonal gol motif decorated. 3000 x 2000mm
An impressive early 1900s ‘Le Verre Française’ cameo art glass bowl
in mottled amber and overlaid with pale amethyst cut with a design of eucalyptus. Etched mark. 300 x 220mm.
A long Persian Kashan runner
of uncommon width, 5000 x 1150mm