Cordys

0219

An impressive necklace of fancy yellow and white diamonds,
the pendant of butterfly shape mounted with variously cut diamonds including large pear shape and heart shape stones, the chain necklace entirely set with alternating fancy yellow and white diamonds. Fancy yellows totalling 17.89ct, the white diamonds totalling 6.65ct, set in 18ct yellow and white gold. TDW 24.54ct. Valuation available.

Estimate: $24,000 - $26,000

0249

A 9ct gold and emerald ring,
A 6.05ct oval mixed cut bluish green emerald (moderately included), in a rubover mount, tapered rounded shank. Valuation available for $62,000.

Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000

0203

A rare and exceptional Art Deco platinum,18ct white gold, diamond and enamel bracelet,
in a horse bit style, the oval centre section and flanking half oval sections all encrusted with 186 pave set with round brilliant cut diamonds, the linking bars with each channel set with six baguette diamonds. The five 18ct white gold section bracelet bar back with vitreous black enamel tops, the small linking bars each bead set with a row of five single cut diamonds. The rear most link forms the fold-over deployment type clasp. The 218 diamonds of TDW. 7.09cts. Unmarked. Provenance: Purchased by our vendor from Elizabeth Hargraves Antiques some 40 years ago. Valuation available

Estimate: $16,000 - $24,000

0211

An 18ct white gold and diamond cluster bracelet,
fourteen circular clusters set with round brilliant cut and baguette cut diamonds, push clasp with safety catch, TDW 5.59ct. Valuation available.

Estimate: $13,000 - $15,000

0056

A large and impressive New Zealand nephrite/pounamu water worn 'floater' boulder
showing pale rind and mid/deep green main body tone. Roughly oval form with peaked highlights to the top. Approx. 117 kgs. Note: It takes many 1000's of years of wear to achieve this floater form. Nephrite registers 6 to 6.5 on the moh hardness scale.

Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000

0065

A rare and important 19th century American boxing poster promoting the appearance of 'Herbert A. Slade The Māori Champion Heavy Weight Pugilist'
at the 'Opera House', undated other than 'Wednesday evening February 28', probably connected to Slade's exhibition tour of the USA with John L. Sullivan, the Opera House probably the one in Ogden, Utah, a lithograph from a photography by John Wood, New York, printed by H. A. Thomas, New York. This poster hung in Bill's Gay Nineties Restaurant, a New York City landmark, for many years. Age toning and staining, damages professionally restored, framed and glazed, 750 x 560mm. (29½ x 22”). Herbert Augustus Slade (1851-1913), also known as "Māori" Slade was a New Zealand boxer of Irish and Māori descent, who fought many of the leading heavyweights of his era including Joe Coburn, Jem Mace and Charlie Mitchell. He challenged John L. Sullivan for the heavyweight championship of the world at Madison Square Garden, New York, on 6 August 1883. Sullivan won in the third round. Given the issues of race in America at the time it was most unusual for a native person to be allowed to fight for the championship. Indeed, it was the first such match featuring a non-white contender. Slade later went on an exhibition tour with Sullivan and settled in the United States. He died in Utah in 1913. Slade may be considered New Zealand's first international sports personality and has been inducted into the Māori Sports Hall of Fame. See http://www.wbaoceaniaregion.com/former-wrestler-herbert-slade-was-first-kiwi-world-heavyweight-boxing-hopeful/ for more details.

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

0180

Wu Fan 吴凡 (China b.1923)
'Dandelion' (蒲公英), woodcut numbered 47/80, signed, inscribed and dated 1959. 570 x 370mm. With accompanying original artist's and artists' association cards (2) and original typescript/manuscript exhibition label noting the work as 'gold medal winner of World Graphic Art Competition in Laibisi' (Láibǐxī/Leipzig). Wu Fan was born in Chongqing, Sichuan in 1923, he was admitted to the National Arts Department's Picture Department in 1944. After the Sino-Japanese War he moved to Hangzhou with the school and transferred to the Western Painting Department. In 1956 he was elected as the vice chair of the Sichuan Artists Association and soon after began experimenting with Chinese water-based ink and pigments (shuiyin) rather than with the more commonly used European-style oil-based printing ink. By carefully varying the tones of diluted ink applied to the block the inadvertent result of the technique makes each print vary slightly. The technique and his lyrical handling of subjects came to define his personal style. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlDy1g6LMvQ technique video [note minute 3:18 - 3:25])

Estimate: $6,000 - $10,000

0115

An impressive silver, King's pattern, twelve place, 108-piece cutlery service,
comprising twelve each: table forks, tablespoons, luncheon forks, dessert spoons, fish knives, fish forks, and teaspoons; silver handled stainless bladed table knives and silver handled stainless bladed luncheon forks. Various dates, much 19thC, and makers including George Angel, William Chawner and others. Along with six silver plate parfait spoons of another pattern. Silver weight 5737gm excluding silver handled knives

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

0204

An 18ct gold and diamond bracelet,
nineteen round brilliant cut diamonds set into fancy links, push clasp with safety catches, TDW 2.50cts, colour G-H, clarity SI1. Valuation available.

Estimate: $6,000 - $7,000

0222

An 18ct rose gold citrine, diamond and ruby necklace,
a 26.45ct cabochon citrine claw set in a scrolling diamond set frame, a ruby bead and diamond tassel suspended from the base, together with an 18ct rose gold chain, TDW 1.88ct, TRW 43.4ct.

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

0328

A Louis XV walnut commode,
two half drawers over two full width, elaborate brass handles and keyhole escutcheons, ormolu embellishment, variegated marble top. 1300 x 640 x 840mm.

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

0245

A 14ct rose gold, ruby and diamond ring,
a 1.95ct transparent, dark red ruby, (moderately included), surrounded by twenty-four round brilliant cut and eight baguette cut diamonds, upright shoulders, TDW 0.72ct. Valuation available.

Estimate: $4,750 - $5,750

0242

A platinum, 18ct gold and diamond ring set,
a 0.97ct emerald cut diamond (Colour F, Clarity VS2), claw set in platinum, with an 18ct yellow gold reverse tapering band, joined to an 18ct yellow gold band with six Ascher cut diamonds (Colour F, Clarity VS), set in platinum, TDW 0.36ct, overall TDW 1.33ct. Valuation available.

Estimate: $4,500 - $5,000

0154

Michael Illingworth (1932-88), 'Tawera Painting Trademark', screen print, title inscribed and dated '69 on plate, from the Barry Lett Gallery Multiple Series, 560 x 760mm.

Estimate: $4,000 - $4,500

0155

Don Binney, 'Pacific Frigate Bird' screen print, from the Barry Lett Multiple Series, 577 x 480mm.

Estimate: $4,000 - $4,500

0207

A 14ct gold, Ceylon sapphire and diamond tennis bracelet,
eighteen oval cut blue Ceylon sapphires (slightly included), claw set, each linked by three round brilliant cut diamonds (I-K colour, SI1-I2 clarity), push box clasp with one safety catch, TSW 24.01ct, TDW 0.99ct. L. 170mm.

Estimate: $4,000 - $4,500

0354

A quality carved marble 'Sea Nymph' figure by Ferdinando Vichi (1874-1945),
c.1900. She sits upon a rocky outcrop with waves crashing at the base. Incised signature to the base. H.665mm. Note: With 2010 purchase receipt stating, 'Carrara Marble'. Viche is a noted Florentine sculptor, born into a noble family in Florence in 1875. In the early nineteenth century his grandfather founded the Gallerie Vichi, which soon became famous, especially abroad, and was later directed by Ferdinando himself. From his childhood he was passionate about art, and soon entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence under the guidance of Rivalta and Zocchi, where he won numerous prizes. He worked in Germany, France, England, America and India. The international criticism speaks of the young Vichi - not yet twenty years old - "with exceedingly flattering judgments". There are many portraits of important characters made by him on commission, including three American presidents, McKinley, Roosevelt and Taft, the Queen of Baroda, Marshall Cadorna and Mussolini. Vichi won grand prizes and gold medals in various Italian exhibitions (including those of Venice and Livorno). In 1907, at the age of thirty, he was awarded the title of Knight of the Kingdom.

Estimate: $3,600 - $5,500

0327

A Louis XV walnut, flat front commode,
variegated marble top over three full width drawers, brass handles and keyhole escutcheons, raised on curved carved feet. 1320 x 740 x 870mm.

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,000

0208

An 18ct white gold and diamond tennis bracelet,
one hundred and seven princess cut diamonds channel set, push clasp with safety catches, TDW 2.21ct. Valuation available.

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,000

0244

A platinum, emerald and diamond ring,
A 2.70ct transparent bluish green oval/cushion mixed cut Colombian emerald, (lightly included), claw set and surrounded by Swiss cut diamonds, the triple split shoulders set with two baguette and two brilliant cut diamonds, TDW 0.70ct. Valuation available.

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,000