A pair of late Regency style brass candlesticks
with Grecian mask embossed vase shaped nozzles raised on slender stems with leopard heads knops issuing from circular bases with anthemion and other classical motifs. H.265mm
A small Italian bronze bust of a boy
signed indistinctly J. Marcellini, H.210mm.
A 19thC gilt brass fox head handled paper knife
glass set eyes, black lacquer blade. L.320.
A large amethyst geode
one polished edge, good deep purple crystals. 250 x 320mm.
A pair of vintage ivory figures
in the form of an elephant in ornate jewelled full body caparison carrying the Buddha on his back, the Buddha seated on lotus throne in protective pose, each figure a mirror image of the other, attached to a decorated ivory base which sits in a wood stand, old paint finish to ivory. 200 x 90 x 345mm.
A Victorian papier-mâche jewellery box
gilt and floral painted decoration, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, the lid opens to reveal jewellery compartments, three drawers behind the two doors to the front. 260 x 240 x 300mm.
A 19thC black lacquer cribbage box
with raised mother-of-pearl board to the hinged lid, scrolling gilt enriched highlights. Some pegs included. 240 x 104 x 65mm.
A Victorian Tunbridge ware box
rectangular with domed hinged lid inlaid with tumbling cube pattern in decoratively grained veneers. Blue velvet and satin lined. 240 x 100 x 85mm.
A 19thC Swiss music box
inlaid rosewood case, apparently working, all teeth intact, crank action wind, the movement under the glass hinged cover. 335 x 170 x 125mm.
A collection of USA stamps
the approximately 1600 stamps dating from the 1880s to the 1980s, held in a blue Lighthouse album.
A large Chinese stamp collection in album
includes from China Dragons through to modern examples, all in a large Lighthouse album with sleeve.
An uncommon folio 'The Practical Decorator and Ornamentist for the Use of Architects
Practical Painters, Decorators, and Designers', by George Ashdown Audsley and Maurice Ashdown Audsley, published by Blackie & Son, Ltd, Glasgow (1892). Folio of blue boards, now loose enclosing various chromolithographs (some enhanced with gilt), accompanied descriptive notices. Victorian design, with plates large enough to frame. Includes Renaissance, mediaeval, oriental and Gothic patterns and motifs showing influence of Ruskin and the Arts and Crafts movement. All 100 plates plus two diagrams present. Descriptive note page missing for XVIII and pen marks to note page XIII.
'Furniture of the New Zealand Colonial Era: an illustrated history 1830-1900'
by William Cottrell, pub Reed 2006, 591pp, definitive account of 19thC furniture and the cabinetmaking industry. Scarce, large, with d/w.
A Scottish Mauchline ware photograph album
the cover with a view of Alloway Kirk, leather spine, six leaves to the interior to hold twelve photographs. 120 x 95mm
A copy of the New Testament in Maori
Ko te Kawenata Hou..., octavo, calf bound, pub, London 1844, in half red leather-bound conservation book box.
Two vintage beaded bags
one Art Deco with celluloid frame and original lining, the other with a fine crochet draw-string top.
A vintage beaded bag
the silver plate frame decorated with roses and cherubs, the beads, fringe and liner in good condition.
A large and impressive carved kauri colonial period wall sconce
the shaped shelf top with ornate bracket including an eagle with wings outstretched, florals in full relief, leaf and scroll highlights. 430 x 300 x 530. Provenance: Ex. the estate of Bryan Jackson, sold Cordy's April 2016.
Two relief timber plaques of the composers Rossini and Auber
finely detailed power pressed mahogany in oak circular frames. Dia.210mm
A vintage reproduction of a Siebe Gorman and Co. 12-bolt diving helmet
the copper and brass bonnet with circular side lights, air inlet, exhaust valve and rope hook. Stamped 'Gorman & Co Ltd, London MF'. H.480mm.
An early 20thC oak and glazed cased barograph
by Baird and Tatlock, London. With two pads of additional graph papers. 370 x 230 x 200mm.
A rare two-headed lamb full taxidermy mount in glazed case
the standing lamb in ebonised case. 500 x 375 x 500mm.
CATALOGUE CORRECTION: An Indian/Nepalese antelope or blackbuck rather than a lechwe antelope full body taxidermy mount
standing upon a sculpted base.
A large taxidermy stag's head
with 17-point antlers.
A 1919 taxidermy moose head
the shoulder mount with large antlers of W.1200mm and depth from wall of 950mm. The mounted board with plaque detailing 'James Denning, Shot in Alaska, 1919'.
A vintage leopard skin
with full head taxidermy mount, faded indigo velvet fringe. Stencilled to the reverse by the renowned Indian taxidermists 'Vaningen & Vaningen, Mysore' and with old paper label. Some slight distress to the head, most/all claws present. L.2450mm.
A taxidermy champion record holder Samba shoulder mount
the large antlers of six points. W.830mm. Height from base of chest to top of antlers 1400mm. One ear slightly faulted. The NZDA noted this as a significant head.
A taxidermy warthog shoulder mount
the large tusks of span 380mm.
A pair of large water buffalo mounted horns
velvet centred section mounted to the shield panel. W.1050mm.
A 20thC Red stag shoulder mount taxidermy deer
16-point antlers, shield back board. Antler W.900mm. Please note: This is not a Rusa deer.
A taxidermy thar head
shoulder mount. Depth from the wall 495mm.
A vintage malformed taxidermy piglet
its head with long tapered protrusion. Mounted on oval mahogany panel. L.310mm.
A taxidermy small white tail buck deer
shoulder and head mount with six-point antlers. H.500. On shield form backboard.
Fourteen clay figures of musicians and other characters
from Krishnagar, Bengal, late 19thC, eight musicians on rectangular bases and six smaller characters on circular bases, clothed and accessorised, tallest 240mm. Faults. Highly naturalistic sculptures of this type were made at Krishnagar and other villages near Calcutta, and later at Lucknow and Poona. Like Company School paintings that prefigure photography these figures made as souvenirs for Westerners as early as the 1820s. Similar figures in varying sizes have sold internationally at auction including Bonhams and Christies Islamic and Indian Art auctions. The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia has a collection of 82 figures purchased in 1867.
A Mont Blanc Meisterstuck 146 fountain pen
black resin case with gold mounts, (W. Germany mark, ser. no.BD212348) ink cartridges (3 extra), 14K gold M nib, in black plastic presentation box
Two Victorian mother-of-pearl card cases
rectangular form, each with concertina cobalt blue interior, tone with and abalone panels to front and back. Each 105 x 75mm.
An 18thC Dutch brass tobacco box
oval, with figured engraved panels to lid and base with an adage 'WanNeer Een Weegt gunst biet.' (When (a lady) offers a favour, run away as fast as you can), flanked by cherubs on scroll backgrounds. 130 x 75 x 30mm
A walnut shaped porcelain perfume bottle
with silver screw on top, Birmingham 1902. H.50mm
A 19thC horn snuff mull
the hollow horn end with horn lid, silver hinge and a silver thistle to the front. L.115mm.
A Victorian papier-mâché snuff box
plain rectangular form set with a large silver plate commemorative medal featuring the profile of Tsar Nicholas I at his coronation. 100 x 65mm.
A late 18thC tortoiseshell and piqué snuff box
the circular lid piqué inlaid with a two-colour gold and silver trophy game group and flower spray within a scroll and floral tendril border. Some faults. Dia.70mm.
A 18thC silver and mother-of-pearl snuff box
with a stand-away hinge, the base panel with old repair. 85 x 65 x 16mm.
A 18thC papier-mâché snuff box
round with the lid decorated with an engraving of an amorous customer making overtures to a barmaid. Dia.85mm.
A Georgian papier-maché snuff box
round form, the lid painted with survivors of a shipwreck. Dia. 75mm.
A Victorian papier-maché snuff box
rectangular form, the lid decorated with silver border and central medallion. L.85mm.
A Victorian Scottish horn snuff mull
the mull with silver rim, silver hinged lid and cartouche to the lid, marks rubbed. L.80mm.
A Victorian papier-maché snuff box
the lid decorated in the tumbling box pattern. L.75mm.
A Victorian wooden snuff box
square form with the exterior profusely decorated with various scenes and motifs. 80 x 60mm.
A 19thC French rosewood and silver plate snuff box
the lid inlaid with a silver plate flower, scroll work to the silver plate ends. L.70mm.
A 19thC horn snuff box
rectangular form, the lid impressed with the Arc De Triomphe. 85 x 50mm.
A 19thC ox horn snuff box
the exterior extensively decorated with scrimshaw illustrations and a refrain from a German folk song. 80 x 60 x 30mm.
A rare c1830 pressed horn Napoleon's hat snuff box
the hinged lid with the Column of the Grande Armée and the words 'Napoleon Le Grand. Cheri De La Victoire.'. W.85mm.
A pair of portrait miniatures of Napoleon and Josephine
19thC, each oval image on ivory, he in a military uniform, she wears a veil and a gemstone and pearl set parure, signed Gérard and Dubois, in matching black papier maché frames with gilt slips and acorn hangers. 145 x 130mm
A New Zealand folk art fish carved side table
the shaped top and frieze carved and painted with various fish, the glass top with chip, tapering legs, 'M Kimbel 1958' carved to underside. 700 x 420 x 780mm.
A British socket bayonet for use with the P1853 Enfield rifle-musket
triangular blade with armoury marks at ricasso, brass mounted leather scabbard with WD and arrow stamp. White leather frog. Overall (excl frog) L.555mm
A WWII Japanese type 95 NCOs gunto sword
with cast aluminium hilt, steel tsuba, top locking clasp, well preserved blade with serial number, black painted steel scabbard. Overall L.965mm
A Japanese type 98 military shin-gunto katana
with cloth bound ray skin covered hilt, the tang with incised and painted characters. Some small chips to blade edge. Blade L.890mm. Overall 1060mm.
A Japanese early katana blade in mixed fittings including WW2 cloth and ray skin bound hilt
reshaped at the tip, engraved characters to the tang. Provenance: bought back to NZ by Naval Lieutenant H Prins (Dental) who was serving on HMNZS Achilles at war's end after the Japanese surrender. With original linen (surrender?) tag, and translation attributing the blade to Sadamasa c.1410.
A WWI memorial bronze plaque
named George Strathdee. In original crested paper sleeve and cardboard outer. Note: Strathdee is recorded as 'wounded in the Somme offensive on 12th October 1916, and later on posted as missing' Dia.120mm.
A Crown Lynn Hand Potted vase
medium size shape 18 of tapered form, matt white glaze. Printed tiki mark. H.175mm.
A Crown Lynn Hand Potted small vase
shape 21 of mildly tapered footed form. Blue printed tiki mark. H.129mm.
A Crown Lynn Hand Potted float bowl
matt white glaze, shape 55. Printed mark. Dia.300mm.
An uncommon Crown Lynn McAlpine refrigerator water dispenser
white with light blue lettering, flat oblong section with chrome tap. 150 x 300mm.
Barry Brickell decorated vase
squat baluster form the blue glazed body with impressed stylised scrolling band, the lustrous brown glazed neck further decorated. Impressed potter's mark. H.168mm.
A large Graeme Storm spherical vase
incised cut decoration of florals, deep mauve iron/manganese glaze. H.405mm
A Jim Greig turning form vase
speckled pale glaze, incised scripted potter's initials to base. H.310mm. Glaze rub to top rim.
Four Stephan Rondel candlesticks
cast aluminium, tripod base forming a heart pattern supporting a slender column and candle sconce. 150 x 120mm.
An Art Deco Dubarry Blue Lagoon perfume bottle
twin blue stained butterfly stopper, c1920. Designed by Julien Viard and made by the Depinoix Glassworks. H.110mm.
A rare Moser Karlsbad 'Elephants' Oroplastic/cameo glass vase by Rudolf Wels
the acid etched and gilded cobalt blue glass with elephants in a palm tree landscape. The ground pontil acid etched 'Moser', engraved designer’s initials to the side. The heavy base rim with some chipping. C1920. H.208mm. Note: Oroplastic glass was first created by Leo Moser (Ludwig's son) circa 1920, a hybrid of neoclassical design and the new Art Deco look, it combined cameo/acid techniques with inlaid gilding. Once it became established many other glass houses copied the technique. To counter this competition Moser bought in a number of great designers (Such as Rudolf Wels) to produce new variant Oroplastic designs. Moser glass is recognised as 'The King of glass', supplying various world Kings, Shahs and Sultans. Producing leading innovative designs to the highest quality.
An Art Deco Moser glass vase
deep amber with etched and gilded frieze of Amazons surrounded with grape garlands. H.220mm.
An Art Nouveau W.M.F. claret jug
the silver plate pewter top and handle decorated with leaves and berries, conforming etched decoration to the glass, impressed mark to handle base. H.320mm.
A Moorcroft Macintyre Florian ware bottle vase
tube lined iris pattern, marks to base, professional restoration to neck. H.250mm.
A rare Archibald Knox three-piece Cymric silver coffee service for Liberty & Co.
1903. The coffee pot with ivory handle, high domed hinged lid and set with two cabochons, the sugar bowl and tray each with four cabochons. The pot and bowl Birmingham 1903, the tray Birmingham 1905. Each with 'Cymric' and 'L&C' makers marks. The tray also stamped 5103. The pot H.205mm. The bowl Dia.95mm. The tray L.342mm. Total weight 1224gm. Some dents. Literature; An example of this model number '5103' (with differing handle design only) features in Stephen A. Martin's 'Archibald Knox', Artmedia Press, London, 2001, p.202
A rare Archibald Knox Cymric silver box for Liberty & Co.
square form with single turquoise cabochon to the sprung hinged lid. Cedar lined. Birmingham 1907, maker's mark 'L&C'. 88 x 82 x 64mm. 154 gm. The design attributed to Archibald Knox.
A pair of Liberty & Co. Cymric silver sugar tongs
heart form bowls. Birmingham 1900, maker’s mark for Liberty & Co. L.95mm. 30gm. Probably designed by Archibald Knox.
A pair of Val St. Lambert crystal candlesticks
hexagonal form. H.240mm.
A harlequin set of five Val St. Lambert long stemmed wine glasses
mixed colours and decorative knops to the stems. H.500mm (tallest).
A harlequin set of four Val St. Lambert long stemmed wine glasses
mixed colours and decorative knops to the stems. H.420mm (tallest).
A harlequin set of four Val St. Lambert long stemmed wine glasses
one cranberry, three clear, decorative knops to stems. H.395mm (tallest).
A set of ten Val St. Lambert crystal dessert wine glasses
short stem with barrel shaped knop, two cranberry and eight peridot green. H.90mm.
A set of six Waterford crystal Lismore pattern wine glasses
tapered faceted stems, the star cur bases with etched maker's mark. H.185mm.
A Schaubach-Kunst female gymnast figurine
designed by K. Steiner, c.1940s, sculpted in motion balancing a ball, glazed and matte finish, printed mark 'Gizelle, Germany' to base. H.250mm
A pair of uncommon Victorian Staffordshire bird pen stands
highlighted with nests with eggs. H.130mm.
A c1900 Royal Worcester vase potpourri
elegant baluster form with lid and internal cover, the peach ground finely painted with thistles and florals, pierced neck. Date code mark for 1899. Shape #1927.
A Royal Doulton 'Maori Arts' six-person porcelain coffee service
the 19 pieces including six wide form coffee cups, six saucers, six plates and teapot. One plate with two hair line cracks, the teapot spout lower lip restored. Decorated in a Maori kowhaiwhai rafter design adapted by Augustus Hamilton for Doulton.
Four mounted unframed Chinese watercolours on rice paper
A pair of late Qing Chinese ancestor portrait scroll paintings
of civil official and his wife. He sits upon a tiger skin draped chair with mandarin rank badge to his surcoat, over a blue robe with gilt embroidery. The matriarch wears an elaborate phoenix headdress, a green pleated skirt is visible below her red robe. Some restoration and faults. Images 1450 x 880mm
A Chinese reverse painted mirror
with three deities 590 x 840mm
A Chinese reverse painted mirror
with three deities 490 x 690mm
A pair of Chinese gilded and lacquered panels
decorated with flowers and a central figure with brass hanger to the top. 430 x 980mm.
A late 19thC oriental four-fold painted and lacquered table screen
decorated in relief with boys in a fir tree landscape, floral highlights. 1320 x 545mm.
A large old Chinese bronze vase
taotie mask decoration to the body, the handles with stylised animal heads. Tablet marks to base H.390mm.
A vintage boxed Chinese inkstone
the inkstone with circular inking surface framed by a finely carved dragon amongst waves and clouds. 180 x 120 x 60mm.
A vintage Oriental hardwood boxed inkstone
rosewood box with inlaid calligraphy to the lid, the inkstone with shaped well framed by a dragon in relief. 245 x 145 x 60mm.
A fine celadon bowl
with burnt porcelain rim, four-character mark inside double square, probably a Republic period reissue of an older hall mark from the earlier Qing reigns. Dia.195mm.
An 18thC Chinese porcelain famille rose plate
decorated with vases of floral bouquets within a peony pattern border. Dia.230mm.
An old Chinese blue and white large vase
ovoid form, decorated with figures within a walled courtyard. H.340mm.
A pair of early 20thC Japanese Meiji geisha pillows
red lacquered tapered box form bases with black cloud type highlights, the red silk cylinder pillows with covers. In original black lacquer fitted box. Pillow L.210mm.
A Japanese Imari large baluster lidded jar
traditional decoration including geisha in panels, the field with rosettes of various trellis and wave forms. Mid/late 20thC.
A Japanese Arita porcelain large vase
inverse ovoid form with a wide encircling band of five clawed dragons amongst scattered florals, lappet panelled borders. H.430mm