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A suite of sales to conclude the year sees Webb’s present important works of art, fine jewellery, antiques and modern design over 6 to 8 December. Our dedicated team of specialists and support staff and our distinct approach to marketing have resulted in numerous record prices being achieved this year and a total in excess of $1.7 million for our previous sale held in August. These successes confirm Webb’s leadership position in the New Zealand art market. Further entries are currently invited to be offered alongside a significant selection of works already consigned. These concluding sales for the year are traditionally strongly supported by the market and present the final opportunity in 2011 to offer artworks, jewels and collectable design. Enquiries about current values and market dynamics are welcomed. Looking forward into 2012, we will present a sale of Oceanic art which includes two significant private collections and for which further entries are currently invited. Coming up on 19 October 2011, Webb’s presents a sale of classic motorcycles and cars of the day. Celebrating some of the finest machines in Australasia and spanning over 100 years of motorcycling history, an exceptional range of rare and important classic machines will be presented for the passionate investor. View the catalogue now online and preview the sale at Shed Five, Top Deck, 90 Wellesley Street, Auckland. Contact: Sophie Coupland or +64 21 510 876

Cover: Michael Smither Bowl and Spoon oil on board, signed, 1670mm x 1210mm $80,000 - $120,000

entries now invited

Charles Frederick Goldie Te Aitu Te Irikau (An Arawa Chieftainess) oil on canvas, signed and dated 1919; inscribed on frame verso, 270mm x 215mm $180,000 - $220,000

Important Works of Art

6 December 2011

Julian Dashper Untitled (Drumskin) vinyl on drumskin, diameter 400mm $16,000 - $20,000 Ray Ching Ark oil on board, 1050mm x 1680mm, signed and dated 2005 $60,000 - $80,000

Colin McCahon Comet F11 acrylic on jute canvas, signed and dated ‘74, 920mm x 620mm $160,000 - $220,000

Alfred Sharpe Logging Kauri on the Coromandel watercolour, signed, dated 1882, 600mm x 900mm $80,000 - $120,000 Frances Hodgkins The Cow (Calf) gouache on paper, signed, circa 1938, 710mm x 520mm $80,000 - $120,000

Colin McCahon Northland ink on paper, signed and dated 1959, 600 x 500mm $55,000 - $70,000

Colin McCahon Kaipara Flat with a Blue Sky watercolour on steinbach paper, title inscribed, signed and dated '71, 1017 x 670mm $100,000 - $150,000

Exhibition: Zhang Xianyong 4 – 18 November. Preview 3 November

Webb’s is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographic work by Zhang Xianyong. Xianyong belongs to a new generation of young Chinese photographers who engage with both traditional Chinese storytelling and Western modes of representation. His works form a carefully staged tableau that reflects on the rapid pace of China’s economic development and the radical cultural shift that it has brought about in Chinese society. Xianyong’s sprawling works are generally composed of a myriad of cultural references juxtaposed visually against one another; they are aimed at shining a light on a modern China that is torn between its past and its future. Contact: Renée Tanner +64 21 496707

Fine Jewellery & Watches 710December 2011 August 2011

ENTRIES NOW INVITED The December sale will feature a fine array of antique and modern jewellery, together with desirable wrist and pocket-watches. The 2.00pm Affordable Jewellery section will include the usual popular selection of estate and modern pieces. Suitable entries are now invited.

Illustrated: A ring set with a diamond of 4.16ct (H, SI1) and two side stones in 18ct rose and white gold, estimate $75,000 - $85,000. A gentleman’s historically important WWI period Omega wristwatch presented in 1917 to Capt J.R. Kirk Mayor of Gisborne and Commander of New Zealand troops going to war aboard S.S. Turakina, estimate $2,750 - $3,750. Contact: Christopher Devereaux, Jewellery Consultant +64 9 529 5606

Antiques & Modern Design

ENTRIES NOW INVITED Webb’s antiques and modern design auctions present select interior furnishings and decorative objects. Strong sales results are achieved through the targeted marketing activity of our team of specialists and quality presentation of material. The December sale is popular with collectors and traditionally presents an extensive and superior offering. Early consignments to the auction include 18th and 19th-century English furniture, French country and industrial furniture, European and Chinese porcelain, Georgian sterling silver, ceramics, lighting and furnishings, taxidermy, George Nelson and Eero Saarinen chairs, and vintage and retro décor. Webb’s antique specialists provide a national appraisal and sale service, and professionally market large privately owned, estate and museum collections. Contact: James Hogan +64 21 510 477 Josh Williams +64 21 073 6545

An Impressive James Nowak Millefiore Clam Shell $1,200 - $1,800

8 December 2011

Classic Motorcycles & Cars of the Day

1937 OK Supreme Bronze Head $60,000 - $65,000

19 October 2011

This much anticipated auction celebrates some of the finest machines in Australasia. Spanning over 100 years of motorcycling history, Webb’s will once again offer an exceptional range of rare and important classics for the passionate investor. Fully illustrated catalogue now available for sale and online. This auction and viewing is to be held at Shed Five, Top Deck, 90 Wellesley Street, Auckland. Daily viewing from 8 - 19 October 9am - 3pm, otherwise by appointment. ENTRIES NOW INVITED FOR 15 MARCH 2012 Contact: Neil Campbell +64 21 875 966

Oceanic & African Art 28 March 2011

Held twice annually, Webb’s Oceanic and African Art auctions are at the forefront of this highly specialised market. Integrated marketing to an international audience concurrent with a programme of repatriation of Maori taonga into New Zealand has resulted in Webb’s presenting superb quality pieces and achieving significant value for quality works. Specialist consultant, Jeff Hobbs, is available to provide current market and insurance valuations and informed commentary on the current market. Contact: Jeff Hobbs +64 21 503 251 Neil Campbell +64 21 875 966

Superb Kotiate $25,800

This will be a select sale of high-quality Maori, Pacific, African and broader Oceanic Arts, showcasing the beautiful material cultures of these regions and including two significant private collections.

Prestigious Mere Pounamu in the name of Tinirau. Achieved $51,600 September 2011


Calendar of sales October 2011 - March 2012 2011 Classic Motorcycles and Cars of the Day

19 Oct

Fine and Rare Wine

31 Oct

Bethunes at Webb’s Rare Books

30 Nov

Fine and Rare Wine

5 Dec

Important Works of Art

6 Dec

Fine Jewellery & Watches

7 Dec

Antiques & Modern Design

8 Dec

2012 Fine and Rare Wine

20 Feb

A2 Art

21 Feb

Fine Jewellery & Watches

22 Feb

Antiques & Modern Design

23 Feb

Classic Motorcycles and Cars of the Day

15 Mar

Fine and Rare Wine

26 Mar

Important Works of Art

27 Mar

Oceanic & African Art

28 Mar

Antiques & Modern Design

29 Mar

Fine Jewellery & Watches

2 May

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Calling for entries October 2011  

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