Estate Clearance & Collectables

Our weekly auctions offer between 500 to 700 lots of fascinating colour and spectacle. Vintage, antique, mid-century and modern furnishings rub shoulders with bone china, crystal, silver plate, toys, rugs, art, jewellery, lighting, mirrors, etc. All the fun of the circus and a great introduction to the theatre of auction.

F0005 - 0078

Dale Frank (Aus 1959-),

'Wanking with your Inner Idiot, the real you/jump start your body's fat buster/New Plymouth Landscape', varnish on acrylic on canvas, signed, entitled and dated 2004 verso. 1800 x 1800mm. Provenance: Purchased from Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. Note: Dale Frank is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists. Best known for his large vibrant, abstract paintings, his work also includes sculpture, installation and film.

Realised: $32,500
F0008 - 0083

Ann Robinson (1944-), copper cobalt Blue (Aquamarine) Scallop Bowl,

cast glass (45% Crystal Glass), signed, numbered #41 and dated 2008. With signed certificate and artist's pamphlet. H.375mm. Dia.245mm. Provenance: Private Auckland collection since purchase from Te Rau Moko gallery, Karekare, March 2008.

Realised: $27,000
U0029 - 2001

Ann Robinson (1944-) Red Curving Vase #1,

cast glass (45% Crystal Glass), flared diamond form, signed, numbered #1 and dated 2002. With signed certificate. H.468mm. Provenance: Private Auckland collection since purchase from Masterworks Gallery, August 2002.

Realised: $17,000
F001 - 0105

Pat Hanly (1932-2004),

'Cyclop & Bouquet', oil on board, signed and dated '60; title inscribed, signed and dated and inscribed The Gallery, 64 Symonds St, Auckland, Cat No. 16 verso, 530 x 838mm. Illustrated: Gregory O'Brien, Hanly (Ron Sang Publications, 2012), p. 32. Provenance: Collection of Dr Allan Godfrey, Golden Bay. Private collection, Auckland. Note: Cyclop & Bouquet is from Hanly's Fire Series: painted while Hanly was living in London at the time of the Cold War. Produced in reaction to the possible threat of nuclear war. The bouquet formed as a nuclear explosion is watched by the one eyed ‘cyclop’ figure. The yacht of hope, an 'Escape Vessel'.

Realised: $16,500
F002 - 0155

A modern 18ct white gold and diamond set necklace,

the 187 tapered articulated links each set with a princess cut diamond. TDW 12.70cts.

Realised: $16,000
F002 - 0031

A rare Art Deco Ferdinand Preiss bronze and figure 'female tennis player',

she wears a cold painted gold tennis dress and shoes, standing poised for a back hand shot. On green and black onyx base, signed to the black section and with impressed foundry mark PK for Preiss-Kassler to the player's skirt. c1925. H.230mm.

Realised: $15,000
F001 - 0116

Peter McIntyre (1910-1995),

'The Whakapapa River', watercolour on paper, signed, labeled and entitled verso. 515 x 705mm. Provenance: Purchased: from the original McGregor Wright Gallery exhibition c1980 by our vendor.

Realised: $14,500
F002 - 0111

A rare quality early 19thC James McCabe hour striking carriage clock,

the celebrated London firm of clockmakers. The moulded brass case is of a style typical to this maker and retains its original gilding. There are bevelled glasses to the sides and top and a solid gilt rear door with winding shutter and regulation slide. The silvered brass dial is signed by the maker 'James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London No. 3354, which is repeated on the backplate. The eight-day fusée movement strikes the hours on a gong and retains the original platform lever escapement with gold plain balance wheel. H.190mm to top of handle. With original mahogany travelling box with rounded brass edging and original numbered 3354 winding key. Literature Described and illustrated in Charles Allix, Carriage Clocks: The History and Development (1981), p. 280.

Realised: $14,000
F002 - 0058

A rare Chinese Longquan celadon guan-type octagonal stem cup,

probably Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). The octagonal flaring sides with an unglazed deity sculpted in relief to the exterior of each panel, incised florals to the interior. Supported on a spreading stem foot with incised long leaf forms and encircling narrow collar, and is covered overall with a clear glaze of pale olive tone.H.128mm. Provenance: Purchased by our vendor from Sotheby & Co. London auction 'Chinese Ceramics 8th July 1975' lot 92 for £480 . Copy of receipt available.

Realised: $13,000
F00010 - 0161

A large and impressive Victorian silver banquet tray,

circular form, the scalloped reeded rim with crossed ribbon highlights, the elaborate central coat of arms (Arms of Douglas, 19th Earl of Morton (1844-1935) and Arms of England etc) between two stags, this framed by scrolling florals conforming to the scallop rim. Raised on four bracket type feet. London 1868 by John Hunt & Robert Roskell. 4.5 kilos. Stamped to the reverse HUNT & ROSKILL LATE STORR & MORTIMER 4711. Note: Hunt & Roskell were renowned jewellers and silversmiths on Bond Street in London who for many years held the Royal Warrant of Queen Victoria. The firm was the successor to the celebrated silversmith Paul Storr. Paul Storr was England's most celebrated silversmith during the first half of the 19thC and his legacy lives on today. His pieces historically and currently adorn royal palaces and the finest stately homes.

Realised: $12,000