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INTERIORS: Antiques & Decorative Arts

17 October 2013


Lot 753


Lot 596


613. A Sterling Silver Tea & Coffee Set, Newcastle 1786 $1,200 - $1,800

607. An Impressive George V Sterling Silver Butler’s Tray $4,500 - $6,000

608. A Georgian Sterling Silver Tea Set $1,800 - $2,200

594. An Impressive Royal Worcester Porcelain Lidded Two Handled Urn Vase by John Stinton $3,000 - $5,000

592. A Fine Royal Worcester Porcelain Baluster Vase by John Stinton $2,200 - $4,000

596. An Impressive Royal Worcester Two Handled Lidded Pot Pourri by John Stinton $11,000 - $15,000

595. A Fine Royal Worcester Two Handled Urn Vase by Harry Davis $16,500 - $18,000


503. A Vintage Maori Carved Consol Table $1,000 - $1,500

508. A William Norrie New Zealand Timber Box $1,800 - $2,200

561. A Large Vintage Rail Gents of Leicester Wall Clock $2,500 - $3,500

563. A Vintage Western Union Rail Clock $600 - $900

558. A 19th Century French Ormolu Garniture Clock Set $5,000 - $6,000

587. A Pair of Rosenthal Porcelain 'Blackamoor' Figures $400 - $600

638. A 19th Century German Thuringia Porcelain Chinese Seated Figure $200 - $300

531. A Gilt and Plastered Wooden Crucifix $250 - $400

590. A Royal Doulton Maori Art Tea Set $3,500 - $5,000

591. A Royal Worcester Porcelain Teaset $500 - $800

538. A French Bronze Figure $1,000 - $1,500


548. A Rare 19th Century German 'Frankenau' Patent Purse Gun $2,500 - $4,000

552. A Mid 19th Century French Mantel Clock $800 - $1,200

533. A 19th Century Bronze Mercury Figure $1,200 - $1,800

753. A Late 19th Century Black Forest Bear Settle $4,000 - $6,000

554. A 19th Century French Black Marble & Ormolu Clock Garniture $3,500 - $4,000

553. A Mid 19th Century French Ebonised Portico Clock $3,000 - $3,500

584. An Octagonal Clarice Cliff Cake Plate $100 - $200

582. A Large Murano Glass Pink & Dark Green Poodle $200 - $400

634. A Small Royal Doulton Flambe Bowl $500 - $800


640. A pair of Chinese Stone Seal Chops $500- $800

674. A Large Chinese Grey Green Hardstone Lidded Incense Burner $1,500 - $1,800

698. An Elephant Ivory Chinese Decorated Tusk $5,000 - $7,000

663. A 19th Century Japanese Fundame Lacquered Four Case Inro $500 - $800

656. An Unusual Chinese Striated Orange & Brown Agate Incense Pot $1,000 - $1,300

670. A Good Chinese Carved Soapstone Figure $1,400 - $1,800

666. A Large Chinese Polychrome Porcelain Plate $600 - $800

657. A Quality Chinese Porcelain Baluster Vase $5,000 - $7,000

686. A Chinese Crab Claw Cream Crackle Glaze Storage Jar $1,100 - $1,400

690. A Fine Large & Rare Chinese Silk Needlework Tapestry $5,000 - $7,000


INTERIORS: Antiques & Decorative Arts Thursday 17 October 2013, 6.00pm Preview Thur 10 Oct����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5.30 – 7.30pm

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property of Sir John Budd Phear (1825–1905), a High Court judge in Ceylon, noted anthropologist and writer. Sir John wrote the fascinating text The Aryan Village in India and Ceylon published in the early 1880’s. His family owned Marpool Hall, Exmouth, and they gifted the large Phear Park to the city of Exmouth. Sir John’s son Gilbert Phear inherited the horns and later immigrated to New Zealand where the horns have been passed down by descent to the present owners. These horns are complemented in this sale by a superb collection of Chinese and Japanese decorative arts, antiques and porcelain. Highlights include a 104cm elephant tusk with intricately carved Chinese illustrations and

All lots are illustrated with detailed descriptions at webbs.co.nz BUYER’S PREMIUM A buyer’s premium of 15% will be charged on all items in the sale. GST (15%) is payable on the buyer’s premium.

New Zealand’s Premier Auction House 18 Manukau Road Newmarket, Auckland P +64 9 524 6804 webbs.co.nz

Lot 622. A pair of late 19 thC Chinese Carved Rhinoceros Horns. Estimate $125,000 - $150, 000 (cover). (Please note Cites report & import certificates required. See webbs.co.nz for more information).

a remarkable antique Chinese silk tapestry. Also on offer is an outstanding collection of Royal Worcester, including fine examples of vases by Stinton and Davis, which are hand painted with scenes depicting Highland cattle and sheep and were made at the peak of the careers of these craftsmen. The sale is completed with a selection of English sterling silver, oak and mahogany antique furniture, a Bluthner baby grand piano, Victorian long-case and mantel clocks, classical bronze figures, Persian rugs, decorative lighting, antique paintings and a collection of station clocks.

Josh Williams Webb’s Decorative Arts Specialist


Decorative Arts