Cordys

0001

An antique black beaded evening purse
beaded tassel with some absent, beaded handle and Bakelite frame.

Estimate: $200

0002

An early 1900s beaded evening bag
the seed beads forming a flowers in a vase design, with bead fringe, taffeta lined.

Realised: $140

0003

An antique petit point beaded bag
decorated with a bunch of flowers, metal frame with chain handle, requires some repair to where it attaches to the frame.

Realised: $170

0004

A fine Kashmir paisley shawl
Jacquard loomed, woven with paisley motifs on a lotus trellis, black fringed. 2000 x 1850mm approx.

Realised: $1,000

0005

A fine Kashmir paisley shawl
Jacquard loomed, decorated with bands of paisley motifs. 1700 x 1800mm approx.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

0006

An Art Deco beaded velvet dress
chocolate brown velvet with seed and bugle bead embroidery, requires minor restitching.

Estimate: $500

0007

A Victorian red velvet beaded mantelpiece fringe
with seed beads embroidered as trailing grape vines. L.2015mm.

Realised: $260

0008

An Art Deco parasol
the fabric decorated with stylised fruit and flowers, the wooden handle with a faux ivory bulldog head. L. 660mm.

Estimate: $250

0009

An Edwardian gilt metal and mother-of-pearl novelty thimble holder
as two goats pulling an MOP cart

Realised: $200

0010

An uncommon Edwardian silver dog and cart pin cushion and thimble holder
the cart with shell body on silver frame and wheels. Birmingham 1909 by Adie & Lovekin Ltd. L.115mm.

Realised: $1,000

0011

A vintage bronze cigar lighter modelled as the devil's head
his beard end with hole to receive the wick fuel, filling hole to the head top, raised on a tall eagle's claw foot. H.210mm.

Realised: $850

0012

A vintage brass Mr. Punch cigar lighter
the standing figure with a cigar to his mouth as the lighter, an internal tube to the base would have been fitted to a fluid reservoir. Historically such a lighter stood on the counter in a tobacconist for customer use. H.205mm.

Estimate: $1,200

0013

A 19thC French steel galette slice
the blade decorated with pierced spades and clubs. L. 510mm.

Realised: $160

0014

A 19thC French steel galette slice
the blade decorated with a pierced altar cross. L.510mm.

Realised: $160

0015

A graduated set of five copper saucepans
with cast iron handles, hole to the terminals for hanging.

Realised: $320

0016

Two 19thC hand-coloured photographic portraits of Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Josephine of France
albumen prints hand-coloured in oils and laid on linen, stamped verso with Parisian atelier's details, framed in English gilt frames under glass. 250 x 200mm (images). Napoleon, after Jacques Louis David's portrait of 1813, signed indistinctly lower right Sa Gosse(?); Josephine Bonaparte de Beauharnis, after Firmin Massot's portrait of 1812, signed indistinctly lower left Gérard.

Realised: $1,700

0017

A 19thC Russian icon
‘The Last Supper', oil on board, in gilt frame, one chip in paint to the top of icon. Provenance: Frederick John Wood Esq. LLD, a member of Committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society who travelled to Russia in 1883. 415 x 210mm.

Realised: $1,000

0018

A 17thC map by John Speed 'The Kingdome of Great Britaine and Ireland'
published Bassett & Chiswell c.1676, copper engraved map with hand colouring; text verso, plate 385 x 515mm. Originally pub. 1612 for Speed's 'Theatre of the Empire...'.

Realised: $550

0019

A 17thC map by Jan Jansson 'Hispaniae Veteris Descriptio' (Spain)
engraved by Goos, pub. Amsterdam c.1662, copper engraved map with hand colouring, plate 370 x 490mm. From Jansson's 'Atlas Major'

Realised: $240

0020

A turned elm ship's binnacle
in the form of a winch pulley, chrome framed inspection window and name plate, ROSEMARY II built c.1946 by Supercraft and sister ship to Lady Eileen, Rakanoa and Mahara. H.310mm. See Waitemata Woody's https://waitematawoodys.com/ for more details

Realised: $260

0021

A 19thC William & Mary-style lace box
the hinged lid veneered with a parquetry of grained 'shells', crossbanded with thumb moulded edge. Similarly veneered sides with ogee foot moulding. 330 x 340 x 115mm

Realised: $300

0022

A Victorian folk art wheelbarrow
oak with brass detail. 410 x 170 x 170mm.

Realised: $240

0023

An unusual early 1900s German military pipe
the long stem of decoratively carved horn, with a woven textile section, the porcelain bowl painted with two fighting men. L.750mm.

Realised: $320

0024

A large quality burr totara pipe
Sherlock Holmes style with three 18ct gold plated mounts and 'Christensen' retailers stamped mark, black vulcanite joiners and mouthpiece.

Estimate: $500 - $800

0025

A small elephant tusk with fine engraved decoration of African animals and birds
including lions, rhino, elephants, etc. L.665mm

Realised: $1,100

0026

Large skull of a warthog
(Phacochoerus africanus) with large tusks removable from the upper jaw. L.400mm.

Realised: $330

0027

A vintage taxidermy boar's head
flared tusks, ebonised shield back board mount. H.640mm

Realised: $380

0028

A taxidermy red deer stag shoulder mount
15 points. Antler W.900mm. Mounted on rimu shield.

Realised: $700

0029

A taxidermy red deer stag shoulder mount
12 points. Antler W.900mm.

Realised: $600

0030

A mounted pair of red deer stag antlers
15 points, on highly polished driftwood slab. Antler W.990mm.

Realised: $260

0031

A taxidermy male peacock
the full body mount perched upon a gnarled branch for wall mounting. H.1900mm.

Realised: $1,100

0032

A full taxidermy body mount of a small Asian bear
with open mouth and glass eyes, standing on a tree trunk and branch section. Body L.1180mm, H.920mm.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500

0033

A taxidermied Roe deer
full body on sloped wood base with faux foliage. 1150 x 440 x 1070mm.

Estimate: $1,000

0034

A Hasselblad H4D40 System Camera and Lenses
the body and some lenses were purchased from C. R. Kennedy (Mt. Wellington Auckland) approx. four to five years ago. Other lenses bought from The Photo Warehouse (Great North Rd). The camera shutter count is very low approx. 3000/4000. No memory card included, must have card to take photo. Includes: H4D40 body with landscape/architectural viewfinder screen plus lenses: HC80mm + hood and filters, HC210mm + hood and filters, HC50-110mm zoom + hood and filter, HC35mm + hood and filter + two batteries and a Hasselblad battery charger. All with front and rear lens caps and low shutter actuation counts. Note: Uses CF card, not present

Estimate: $22,000

0035

An early 1900s Bellieni barometer
round base with the column set with a thermometer, ebonised frame. H.450mm.

Realised: $260

0036

A Scottish fine weave split willow fishing creel
leather bound, leather and canvas harness, c.1940-50's

Realised: $180

0037

A pair of 14" wooden display duck decoys
well detailed, glass eyes, hand-carved and painted. c.1980's.

Realised: $200

0038

A c.1920 large 17" Pintail decoy
canvas body, glass eyes, kapok filled, original condition.

Estimate: $240

0039

A c.1930 original fine weave canvas duck decoy
14½" long, kapok filled body, glass eyes.

Estimate: $240

0040

A pair of carved and painted duck decoys
tack eyes, weight and ties to underside. c.1920s-30s.

Realised: $190

0041

An uncommon Mason challenge grade 15" wood decoy
hand carved and painted cedar. A Detroit Michigan type with glass eyes, c.1920s.

Realised: $300

0042

A vintage 16" early Canvasback hollowed wooden decoy
pegged swivel removeable head, flat wooden floor and glass eyes. Some old shot marks and age cracks, very original example, 1890s-1900s.

Estimate: $260

0043

A pair of 16" fine weave leather oil skin duck decoys
glass eyes, formed with stuffed kapok, original hand-paint finish. C.1920s-30s

Realised: $200

0044

A large vintage 15" Mallard hen decoy
made from pressed cork with glass eyes, wooden flat base with wooden keel, unusual early type, c.1910s-1920s.

Realised: $140

0045

A 13" carved cedar preening duck decoy
head turned, glass eyes, hand painted. Signed to base.

Realised: $300

0046

A vintage oil skin covered 'Oliveros 16" Pin Tail'
stuffed with cork chips, wooden bill, glass eyes, c.1920s-30s.

Realised: $120

0047

A good 4¼" Watson & Hancock brass and ebonite salmon fly reel
6 pillars, straight brass foot, smooth permanent check, rims bound in German silver, c.1832-1887 address, fully embossed.

Estimate: $280

0048

An original 4" J.M. McGowan Hercules type brass salmon reel
permanent check, horn handle, good working order, c.1885.

Estimate: $220

0049

An uncommon 2½" small Moscrops brass fly reel
side tensioner and with permanent check.

Realised: $60

0050

A Hardy 3¾" St Aiden fly fishing reel
complete with new 8lb WFF line, spare spool and original Hardy zip case. c.1960s.

Realised: $280

0051

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

Realised: $70

0052

A pair of vintage English trout fishing landing nets
hardwood handles, original waxed netting. Fold up and out alloy arms, good order. c.1950s.

Realised: $140

0053

An old Japanese glass fishing float
hand blown, with close woven netting basket. Dia.380mm

Realised: $300

0054

An old Japanese glass fishing float
hand blown, with open netting basket. Dia.360mm

Realised: $220

0055

A vintage Japanese Yairi B & M Soloist classical guitar
serial number 372, manufactured 1965, professional (UK) repair to body face.

Realised: $400

0056

Brian Knowles (Leicester
England) handmade vintage acoustic guitar, rosewood tuning keys, exotic pale wood body with book matched back, finely inlaid multi-banded rosette. Maker’s label to the interior, dated 1984. Split to back of case. In hard storage/travelling case

Realised: $400

0057

A pair of oleograph prints of a Boer War engagement and aftermath
after paintings buy Alphonse de Neuville, depicting Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill fighting their way from the battlefield of Isandhlwana to save the 'Queen's Colours' and the finding of their bodies later in the day. One with repaired sections. Each 680 x 480mm Although questionable regarding historical accuracy this pair of prints represents the heroic and glamorous view of the Zulu War. Oleography is a technique developed but soon discarded in the late nineteenth century. The aim was to make the surface of a colour print more like an oil painting through an embossed pattern suggesting the canvas or the texture of the paint itself.

Realised: $320

0058

An Eastern European Bichaq dagger
brass hilt, the brass scabbard with engraved decoration and the Royal Cypher of possibly Peter II. L.360mm.

Realised: $350

0059

An old African Zairean Ngombe tribal dagger
with hippo ivory handle (chipped), double edged blade with slots at the ricasso. L.320mm

Realised: $140

0060

A Moroccan koummya dagger
ebony hilt, the brass scabbard with repousse decoration. L.385mm

Realised: $220

0061

German WWII M37 RAD leader's hewer
with alloy eagle's head pommel, ferrule and quillon with RAD symbol, small chips to trylon grips; fullered blade with Alcoso maker's stamp at ricasso, etched motto 'Arbeit Adelt'. Silver plated scabbard with ribbon and wheat ear patterns along with pebble finish. Some light bubbling, abrasions, dents and oxidization.

Realised: $2,200

0062

19thc Fijian hardwood tapa beater
good old patina, traditional incised ridges. L.405mm

Realised: $200

0064

A New Zealand Land Wars historical tomahawk souvenired by William Birss together with von Tempsky and Birss photographs
the old tomahawk with attached card labelled faintly detailed 'This tomahawk...picked up beside...next day....Ngutu-o- te-Manu, Taranaki...fought near...Major von Tempsky...' together with two distressed photos of 'Major von Tempsky commander ot the famous Forest Rangers Killed at Ngutu-o-te-Manu.' and 'Trooper Birss of the Forest Rangers who picked up the tomahawk at Ngutu-o-te-Manu Battle.' Both in one frame showing water/damp damage. Tomahawk length 400mm. Frame size 245 x 195mm. Together with later printed 'Maori War Claims' documents etc.

Realised: $1,000

0065

A pre–European Maori part patu onewa
the handle broken off. L.315mm. Registered Y21312. Must be a registered collector to purchase.

Realised: $320

0066

A Maori pre-European toki
with reduced pecked tang and tapered wedged form, over-all river worn type smooth finish, dark green-grey tone. L.210mm. Registered Y21311. Must be a registered collector to purchase.

Realised: $460

0067

A Maori pre-European stone toki (adze)
curved polished blade area otherwise fine peaked detail. Wide tapered form. L.170mm. The blade in good condition with sharp edge. Registered Y21307. Must be a registered collector to purchase.

Realised: $260

0068

A Maori pre-European stone small toki
polished blade section otherwise broad flaked. Black basalt. L.133mm. Registered Y21305. Must be a registered collector to purchase.

Realised: $220

0069

A Maori carved whale bone hei tiki
of good size and proportion, head turned with chin to right shoulder, paua ring inset eyes. Dark staining to reverse. H.110mm.

Realised: $700

0070

A Carved pounamu mere
traditional form with spatulate blade and waisted grip, the butt with two incised ridges and a waisted drilled suspension hole. L.350mm. Not registered.

Realised: $2,400

0071

An old Maori carved pounamu pendant
uncommon bird beak form. tapered suspension hole. L.75mm. Registered Y21308. Must be a registered collector to purchase.

Realised: $1,000

0072

An old Maori carved pounamu pendant
the chisel with straight blade and tapered suspension hole. Good dark green tone. L.54mm. Registered Y21309. Must be a registered collector to purchase.

Realised: $360

0073

An old Maori carved pounamu pendant
tapered form, oval cross-section. L.56mm. Registered Y21310. Must be a registered collector to purchase.

Realised: $260

0074

An old Maori carved pounamu toki (adze)
short wide tapered form. Angled straight edge. Pale inanga tone. L.75mm. W.53mm. Registered Y21306. Must be a registered collector to purchase.

Realised: $360

0075

A Maori carved whalebone koauau (flute)
with stylised figure above a mask, paua ring inset eyes, scroll carved to the reverse. L.152mm.

Realised: $1,000

0076

A 20thC pounamu mere
in uncommon mottled blue inanga variety stone, slender spatula shape with increased depth at the grip, pierced suspension hole and ridged butt knob. L.345mm.

Realised: $3,800

0077

A 20thC pounamu mere
in kawakawa variety stone, fine translucent spatula blade, pierced suspension hole and ridged butt knob. L.360mm.

Realised: $4,000

0078

A pre-European Maori patu onewa
restuck from being broken in two and with later grinding. L.310mm. Registered Y21313. Must be a registered collector to purchase.

Realised: $460

0079

A small pounamu hei tiki
uniform kawakawa variety stone, head tilted with chin to left shoulder, paua set ring eyes, concealed double aperture suspension hole to back of head. one hand to chest the other to thigh. H.65mm.

Estimate: $900 - $1,500

0080

A pounamu hei tiki
Marsden Flower variety stone, modelled with head tilted to right, red wax remnants to ring eyes, semi-concealed suspension hole, hands to thighs. H.65mm

Realised: $650

0081

A pounamu hei tiki
kawakawa variety stone, 19th/20thC, modelled with head tilted, chin to left shoulder, remnant red wax to ring eyes, suspension hole to forehead, hands clasping thighs. Curved back. H.80mm

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

0082

A Maori pre-European pounamu toki
wide tapered form, good dark green tone, the blade probably resharpened at a later date. L.109mm. W. 62mm. Registered Y21304. Must be a registered collector to purchase..

Realised: $700

0083

A performance party taiaha
with traditional whorl carved tongue. L.1510mm

Realised: $300

0084

A small Maori ancestral figure carved by Ian McMillan
with two embracing figures to the abdomen, dark stained. H.290mm

Estimate: $400 - $500

0085

A small poutokomanawa style figure carved by Ian McMillan
dark stained. H.365mm

Realised: $320

0086

A contemporary wakahuia by Ian MacMillan (b.1965)
the lid carved as the mouth, torso and thighs of a figure whose head and feet form the handles issuing from the base. L.420mm

Realised: $560

0087

A 20thC Maori carved pounamu hei tiki
well carved with pronounced abdomen and carved paua ring inset eyes. L.95mm. The mottled green tone with dark inclusions.

Realised: $1,200

0088

A late 20thC Maori carved whalebone hei tiki
well carved and of good proportions with fine notched detail. H.110mm. Red sealing wax to the eyes.

Realised: $1,000

0089

A 20thC Maori carved mere pounamu
hour-glass suspension hole, four ridges to the butt, by Harley Burke (Waikato). The Arahura nephrite displaying dark and red/brown veined inclusions. L.338mm. The plaited lashing with weka feather highlights.

Realised: $1,900

0090

A carved Maori large pounamu hei toki
the long mildly curved toki of uncommon graduating tone of Arahura stone. By Harley Burke (Waikato). Fine elaborate plaited lashing and neck cord. Toki L.195mm.

Realised: $420

0091

A contemporary dark pounamu mere display stand
L.300mm

Realised: $550

0092

An old 19th/20thC Maori carved stylised figured post ex. Whakarewarewa Village
the red painted stylised figure with half moko, red paint finish with white band to the lower body. Rising from a square section painted post with diamond notched rail space. H.2040mm. Registered Y21314. Must be a registered collector to purchase.

Realised: $1,300

0093

An old 19th/20thC Maori carved stylised figured post ex. Whakarewarewa Village
the red painted stylised figure with notch carved detail, red paint finish. Rising from a square section painted post with diamond notched rail space. H.1535mm. Registered Y21315. Must be a registered collector to purchase.

Realised: $4,400

0094

An old 19th/20thC Maori carved stylised figured post ex. Whakarewarewa Village
the red painted stylised figure with notch carved detail, red paint finish. Rising from a square section painted post with diamond notched rail space. H.1800mm. Registered Y21316. Must be a registered collector to purchase.

Realised: $1,800

0095

A late 19thC Maori carved walking stick
the exaggerated wrythen shaft with lineal and notch carved detail, two stylised head forms towards the top, knob handle with silver plain band. Repair to shaft. L.975mm.

Realised: $800

0096

An early 20thC Maori carved inkwell desk stand
a stylised mask with paua eye inserts to the centre front flanked by double spirals, further lineal and notch detail. 205 x 145mm.

Realised: $420

0097

An impressive and uncommon mid 20thC long case clock
the case carved with Maori ancestor figures, the hood as a Maori whare, the brass dial with Arabic numerals, ebonised finish and paua shell eyes. 500 x 340 x 2100mm. Provenance: Ex. a Queen Street, Auckland Jewellery shop early/mid 20thC where it was displayed for many years.

Realised: $18,500

0098

A vintage kauri standard lamp by John Empsall Sykes
the base carved with Maori ancestor figures with some decoration to the column, paua shell eyes, no shade. H.1520mm.

Realised: $2,200

0099

A vintage carved Maori figure by John Empsall Sykes
standing position with mere, large paua shell eyes. H.900mm.

Realised: $2,000

0100

A 20thC Maori carved poutokomanawa figure
notch and curved linear detail. Full paua shell inset eyes. H.1030mm.

Realised: $800

0101

A 20thC Maori carved decorative panel
with wheku and koruru heads to either end with inlaid paua eyes. L.750mm

Realised: $360