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IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART FINE JEWELLERY & WATCHES ANTIQUES & MODERN DESIGN 30 NOV - 2 DEC 2010
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IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART FINE JEWELLERY & WATCHES ANTIQUES & MODERN DESIGN 30 NOV - 2 dec 2010 ABOVE:  Peter Stichbury Spotless $30,000 - $40,000 LEFT:  Colin McCahon Seaweed on the Beach $250,000 - $300,000 FRONT COVER:  Ricky Swallow Apple 2000 (coloured) $15,000 - $20,000  Ricky Swallow Apple 2000 (b/w) $15,000 - $20,000 BACK COVER:  Exquisite jewelled dragonfly brooch with original fitted box $7,500 - $8,500 INSIDE BACK COVER:  Julian Dashper Untitled 1996 $12,000 - $16,000
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319 IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART
Tue 30 Nov 2010 – 6:30pm | VIEWING FROM WED 24 NOV 5:30 PM
FINE JEWELLERY & WATCHES
Wed 1 Dec 2010 – 2:00pm & 6:00pm | VIEWING FROM WED 24 NOV 5:30 PM
ANTIQUES & MODERN DESIGN
Thu 2 Dec 2010 – 6:00pm | VIEWING FROM WED 24 NOV 5:30 PM
ADVENTURE & DISCOVERY
Thu 9 Dec 2010 – 6:00pm | VIEWING FROM SAT 4 DEC 11AM
EVENING PREVIEW Wednesday 24 November 5:30pm – 7:30pm Please join us to view the suite of sales and enjoy a glass of Moët on arrival.
PLEASE NOTE A buyer’s premium of 12.5% will be charged on all items in the Important Works of Art and Fine Jewellery & Watches sales; a buyer’s premium of 15% will be charged on all items in the Antiques & Modern Design sale; a buyers premium of 17.5% will be charged on the Adventure & Discovery sale. GST (15%) is payable on the buyer’s premium. LEFT:  Stephen Bambury Necessary Correction (XIX) The Golden Echo (for Wystan) $75,000 - $95,000
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INTRODUCTION Against conservative forecasts predicting steady results at best, the markets for art, jewellery and collectables have performed remarkably well over 2010. Webb’s has set several new auction market records including the highest prices for works by both Don Binney and Shane Cotton, each exceeding the $200,000 threshold. Equally successful sales were achieved for nearly all of the truly significant works offered by Webb’s this year. With this in mind, collectors can be assured that quality artworks, correctly presented, continue to achieve excellent prices at auction. To date, Webb’s has achieved six of New Zealand’s ten highest prices at auction for the year. In August, three artworks sold for over $200,000 and, in March, two works sold over this level with a further three achieving over $100,000. Results for jewellery also reflect a recovering market with a 5.14ct yellow diamond selling for $131,200 in March and a 7.25ct diamond making $74,200 in September together with numerous other sales at high value over the year. Fine quality wristwatches from iconic makers also continue to be very well received by collectors. Webb’s participation in the Oceanic and African art market saw over 800 lots offered in two significant stand-alone catalogues with sales totalling $1,300,000. The November sale included items from the collection of one of the most venerated and knowledgeable New York tribal art dealers, Merton D. Simpson. Simpson’s decision to work with Webb’s and send 75 items from his collection to New Zealand recognises Webb’s commitment to this specialist field.
This year, Webb’s also continued to break new ground in the field of vintage motorcycles and fine wine at auction. Fuelled by the international demand for vintage French wines, fine wine sales at Webb’s have exceeded expectations by two hundred percent. At the same time, the markets across the collecting genres of antiques and books have remained firm and stable. Concluding Webb’s offering for the year, this catalogue brings an amazing array of items to the market, including some exceptional artworks with wonderful provenance and the finest selection of antique jewellery to come to market in recent memory. Notable in the art section of the sale is a work by Colin McCahon, Landscape Theme and Variation D (1963), (lot 29)from the collection of Ron O’Reilly. O’Reilly was patron and lifetime friend to McCahon and this work comes to the market for the first time from the collection of a family member. This large canvas reduces the language of landscape to simple geomorphic forms: curved semicircular hills which become both a symbol of the landscape and a spiritual metaphor. Seaweed on the Beach (1972), (lot 36) also by Colin McCahon, depicts the rolling breakers of low tide at Muriwai Beach under a gestural, turbulent sky. Text is employed as a compositional element: Taitimu. Tangi. Muriwai. ‘Taitimu’ in Māori means low tide, while ‘Tangi’, of course, alludes to grieving for the dead and to the spirit’s journey to Cape Reinga, a pathway that included Muriwai Beach as one of the stations along the way. Also in the sale is a superb portrait of Maori chief Wharekauri Tahuna of the Ngai Tuhoe tribe by Charles Frederick Goldie (1917) (lot 32). This exquisitely
handled work presents a Māori chief adorned with thrummed korowai cloak, tiki and kuru, and with full moko; this is one of the finest examples of Goldie’s meticulous technique to become available. We are fortunate to have one of the most important works by Stephen Bambury ever to be presented at auction, the majestic Necessary Correction XIX (1999) (lot 35). This work, along with the graphite and acrylic ladder “Even though it appears abstract” (1992) (lot 47) illustrate the remarkable depth of this senior artist’s oeuvre. Ricky Swallow has been described as a cultural archaeologist and his two Apple sculptures (2000) (lots 33 and 34) evoke both the now obsolete, but still recognisable, Apple Mac logo and the biblical fall of Adam and Eve. These small-scale works grace the cover of this catalogue. The auction also includes a small section of quality contemporary photography with works by Gavin Hipkins, Peter Peryer, Robin Morrison and Ronnie van Hout, and a good section of Aboriginal paintings. It is a pleasure to be offering in this catalogue one of the best collections of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian jewellery to have been presented to the market in many years, together with a breathtaking array of magnificent modern pieces. An exquisite jewelled dragonfly brooch (lot 214) (illustrated on the back cover of the catalogue), a centrepiece spray set with over 15ct of diamonds (lot 140) and an exceptional sapphire and diamond clasp to a double strand of pearls (lot 142) are antique opulence at its finest. A delicate belle époque brooch set with diamonds, (lot 210) handed down from Rudyard Kipling’s wife, introduces
a fascinating historical perspective to this sale. Significant solitaire diamonds ranging up to 5ct and a splendid necklace set with 30ct of fine quality Tycoon Cut diamonds (lot 216) are features of the splendid modern jewellery on offer. The sale of Decorative Arts and Modern Design will include over 400 lots which are fully catalogued. The full list for this section will be available at the viewing and online. Included in this catalogue is an overview of the highlights, providing just a taste of the broader offering. The sale also presents a section of New Zealand studio ceramics from the private collection of Ron Sang, publisher and collector, including one of the largest and most complex architectural forms by Roy Cowan (lot 406). Pieces by Mirek Smisek, Barry Brickell, Peter Stichbury and John Parker are also part of this sale. For all those fishing fanatics gearing up for summer, we have a specialist sale of vintage fishing material to be held on Thursday 9 December. Aptly titled â€˜Adventure and Discoveryâ€™, the sale has more than 300 examples of pre-1940 vintage game-fishing equipment including fishing reels, rods and lures with pieces which have documented histories back to the legendary adventurer Zane Grey. Please join us in previewing this catalogue on Wednesday 24 November from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. All our specialists will be available on the night and during the following week to discuss the pieces included in this publication. SOPHIE COUPLAND DIRECTOR
 Charles FREDERICK Goldie Thoughts of a Tohunga. Portrait of Wharekauri Tahuna $260,000 - $320,000
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IN REVIEW WEBB’S ACHIEVED SUBSTANTIAL SALES AT THE UPPER END OF THE FINE ART MARKET OVER 2010. THE RESULTS PUBLISHED HERE REPRESENT A SAMPLE ACROSS A RANGE OF GOOD RESULTS FOR PREDOMINANTLY MUSEUM QUALITY MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS. A FULLER SUMMARY OF FINE ART SALES OVER 2010 IS PUBLISHED IN THE FORWARD TO THE CATALOGUE ON PAGE 4.
Len Lye Self Portrait (with Night Tree) $10,000
BILL HAMMOND A Lullaby of Birdland $220,000
Shane Cotton Lying in the Black Land $225,000
CHARLES FREDERICK GOLDIE Mihipeka Wairama, Tuhourangi Tribe $150,000
Tony Fomison Hill Top Watcher $120,000
Don Binney Man’s Head from Te Henga III $225,000
SHANE COTTON Blackout Movement (2001) $200,000
JULIAN DASHPER Untitled (Drumskin) $13,500
MICHAEL PAREKOWHAI Kapa Haka series (Puhina) $41,000
Bill Hammond All Along the Heaphy Highway $220,000
[NOTE: ALL PRICES LISTED REPRESENT HAMMER PRICES AND EXCLUDE BUYERS PREMIUM AND GST ON THE PREMIUM.]
2010 IN REVIEW 1. 1949 AJS 7R 350
2. Exceptional emerald of over 7ct set in a ring with diamonds.
3. Ming Dynasty Gilt Bronze Buddha
4. Wedgwood Hand Thrown Squat Vase
5. diamond of 5ct WITH faint pink tint, set IN A RING with yellow and white diamonds
11. Sir Walter Buller A photograph album of ‘New Zealand
6 & 7. 2 Good Louis Vuitton SuitcasES
8. loose princess cut diamond of 3.01ct.
12. A RING SET WITH A 7.25ct DIAMOND
9. George II Sterling Silver Tea Urn
10. Ole Wanscher Chair and Footstool
13. 2000 Chateau Petrus
14. A Set of Six Georgian Dining Chairs
15. A Siebe Gorman & Co Diving Helmet
17. Good 19th Century Campaign Chest
18. 1995 Chateau LAFITE Rothschild, 12 bottles
16. George French Angas
The New Zealanders Illustrated, in 2 vols.
19. yellow diamond of 5.14ct, set in a
ring with two white diamonds
20. A Spectacular Mid 20th Century Royal Worcester Fat Bodied Urn Vase with Lid
21. A Taxidermy Monitor Lizard
22. Bracket Clock with 18th Century Works
[NOTE: ALL PRICES LISTED REPRESENT HAMMER PRICES AND EXCLUDE BUYERS PREMIUM AND GST ON THE PREMIUM.]
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The Oceanic and African Arts sale held on 11 November was the second successful stand-alone auction in this genre to be held at Webb’s this year. The 75 pieces comprising the Merton D. Simpson Collection drew attention from both local and international audiences. New York-based Simpson is one of the most venerated dealers and collectors in the Tribal Arts field, and the superior quality of his collection was recognised by the market. A superb Ashanti royal lion footstool (B) achieved $19,000, the Dan mask (G) that graced the cover of the catalogue sold for $7,750, and $20,000 was paid for a fine Dogon statue (D), amongst a range of other outstanding results. The sale also included some of the finest Maori and Pacific artefacts ever to be offered at auction in this country. An early mere pounamu (greenstone hand club), Te Kaoreore (H), was recognised by serious collectors and institutional curators alike as the finest pre-contact mere ever to have become available publicly. This was confirmed when it
sold for $125,000, a world record price for a mere. A superb Astral Island paddle (K), also the finest the New Zealand market has seen, generated fierce competition from astute collectors, and sold for $15,500. The results of the previous auction held in June, in which the collection of a US museum was offered, saw total sales of over $830,000. As this catalogue goes to press, sales in November sit at around $550,000, representing over 1.3 million dollars in Oceanic and Tribal Art sales at Webb’s in 2010. The quality of the material in both sales of Oceanic and African Arts attracted considerable international interest from collectors venturing beyond their local markets to participate in Webb’s sales. In doing so they supported our endeavours to present world-class collections at auction in this country and to recalibrate the New Zealand market in line with the international stage. Entries are now invited for the next auction to be held in March 2011. NEIL CAMPBELL
A PRE CONTACT MAORI FINELY CARVED WAKA HUIA. Achieved $40,000 B Ashanti Royal Lion, a Royal Footstool. Achieved $19,000. C Huia feather. Achieved $7,300 D Fine Dogon Statue. Achieved $20,000 E Venerated Bonito Totem. Achieved $25,000 F Fine Makonde Mask. Achieved $9,250 G Dan Mask. Achieved $7,750 H Te Kaoreore, an Historic Mere Pounamau. Achieved $125,000 I RARE TONGAN WHALEBONE CHEST ORNAMENT. Achieved $20,000 J RARE AND SUPERB FIJIAN WAR CLUB. Achieved $28,000 K SUPERB AUSTRAL ISLAND PADDLE. Achieved $15,500
[NOTE: ALL PRICES LISTED REPRESENT HAMMER PRICES AND EXCLUDE BUYERS PREMIUM AND GST ON THE PREMIUM.]
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OCEANIC & TRIBAL ART IMPORTANT NEW ZEALAND FURNITURE A select sale of high quality MÄ ori, Pacific and broader Oceanic Arts will be offered alongside Tribal Arts and Important New Zealand Furniture in March 2011. Contact our specialists now to discuss the inclusion of pieces into this catalogue.
MARCH 2010 ENTRIES NOW INVITED
WILLIAM SEUFFERT An Exquisite Marquetry Card Table Composed of New Zealand woods in minute subdivision depicting fantails (piwakawaka) and bellbirds (korimako) amongst karaka, titoki and manuka flowers and foliage. A central panel depicts a horse drawn carriage beside
the Buller River. One of the most important tables known to exist by the Seuffert workshop, this piece closely relates to a table which is housed at the residence of the New Zealand ambassador in Paris. Acquired by
Ernest Benjamin c. 1890, grandson of David Nathan, original founder of L. D. Nathan, and passed by descent to the present owner. $50,000 - $70,000
CONTACT: Neil Campbell | firstname.lastname@example.org | +64 9 529 5607 or +64 21 875 966
RICHARD KILLEEN Reap What You Sow Screenprint 38/50 $3,000 - $5,000
A2 ART TUE 22 FEB 2011 entries now invited
WEBB’S A2, OR AUCTION TIER TWO, SALES PRESENT QUALITY AFFORDABLE ARTWORKS VALUED AT UP TO $10,000. CONTACT: Sophie Coupland | email@example.com | +64 9 529 5603 or +64 021 510 876
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GRAPHICA - POP SURREALISM 2011 entries now invited Pop surrealism with origins in comic, tattoo, punk and street culture – including drawings, paintings, digital art and sculpture. An exploration of international and local lowbrow art. Artist Robert Williams took credit for originating the term ‘lowbrow art’ when no authorised art institution would recognise his type of art. ‘Lowbrow’ was thus used by Williams in opposition to ‘highbrow’. The name then stuck, even though he has subsequently referred to the movement as ‘cartoontainted abstract surrealism’ and ‘conceptual realism’.
Martin Emond Untitled (detail) acrylic on board
CONTACT: Neil Campbell | NCAMPBELL@WEBBS.CO.NZ | +64 9 529 5607 or +64 21 875 966
IMPORTANT VINTAGE & COLLECTORS’ MOTORCYCLES FEBRUARY 2011 entries now invited
A crowd of over 500 was testament to collectors’ interest in the sale of vintage motorcycles held on 5 October. Fifty-two of the sixty machines sold and this represents the highest sale rate by volume since Webb’s initiated auctions in this specialist field in 2009. Entries are now invited for the next auction to be held in February 2011. The February sale is sure to be the vintage and classic motorcycle collectors’ event of the year.
ILLUSTRATED: Brian Thomas hand built Manx Norton Desmo 350 from the Brian Thomas collection. Realised $110,000 CONTACT: Neil Campbell | firstname.lastname@example.org | +64 9 529 5607 or +64 21 875 966
VALUATION SERVICES SPECIALIST VALUERS OF FINE ART AND ANTIQUES, WEBB’S PROVIDE VALUATIONS TO PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS, CORPORATE AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS INCLUDING:
TE PAPA TONGAREWA, MUSEUM OF NEW ZEALAND · AUCKLAND ART GALLERY · AUCKLAND CITY LIBRARY · TE AWAMUTU MUSEUM · THE POMPALLIER DIOCESAN CENTRE · NORTH SHORE CITY COUNCIL · HOCKEN LIBRARY COLLECTIONS · KELLY TARLTON MUSEUM · ROTORUA MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY · ROTORUA DISTRICT COUNCIL · ROTORUA CHARITABLE ENERGY TRUST · DUNEDIN PUBLIC ART GALLERY · THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND · WELLINGTON CITY COUNCIL · AUCKLAND WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM · LAKE TAUPO MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY · ELMS MISSION STATION · GOVETT-BREWSTER ART GALLERY · LEN LYE FOUNDATION · UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO · HUKA LODGE · MANUKAU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY · SOUTH WAIKATO DISTRICT COUNCIL · NORTHLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL · BURIED VILLAGE ROTORUA · THE AUCKLAND CLUB · HISTORIC PLACES TRUST · MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT AND TECHNOLOGY · WEST COAST DISTRICT MUSEUM · RUSSELL MUSEUM · WHANGAREI ART MUSEUM · DILWORTH TRUST · NEW ZEALAND PORTRAIT GALLERY CONTACT: Brian Wood | email@example.com | +64 9 524 6804 | +64 21 486 948
Brick Bay Sculpture Trail Artist: Virginia King, Step Lightly Brick Bay Sculpture Trail near Matakana showcases contemporary sculpture by established and emerging artists. This is a remarkable outdoor gallery experience, where an ever-changing display of 50 sculptures is sensitively sited along the 2km track overlooking the celebrated Brick Bay Vineyard. Experience art and wine entwined at Brick Bay. Open 10am until 5pm daily. www.brickbaysculpture.co.nz firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 09 425 4690 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach, Warkworth, New Zealand
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MOËT & CHANDON LIMITED EDITION JEROBOAM $3,000 - $5,000
This limited edition jeroboam of Moët & Chandon Impérial has been hand-gilt by Arthus-Bertrand, one of France’s most prestigious engravers and jewellers. Celebrities including Rose McIver, Taika Waititi, Dan Carter and Richie McCaw, have put their names to the fabulous 3000ml Moët & Chandon bottle, in proud support of Oxfam New Zealand. Moët & Chandon’s muse Scarlett Johansson was the first to sign a golden jeroboam for charity and a stellar line of stars have followed suit around the world. This is the first golden jeroboam to be auctioned in New Zealand. Webb’s is proud to be joining Moët Hennessy in supporting Oxfam New Zealand, which will benefit from all the proceeds of the Moët & Chandon gold-leaf jeroboam auction. To be auctioned at Webb’s, Tues 30 Nov, 6:30pm, immediately prior to the commencement of the Important Works of Art Auction.
Please enjoy responsibly. © 2009 Moët & Chandon. www.moet.com
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Tue 30 Nov 2010 – 6:30pm | EVENING PREVIEW WED 24 NOV Viewing Wed 24 Nov
Evening Preview 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Thu 25 Nov
9:00am – 5:30pm
Fri 26 Nov
9:00am – 5:30pm
Sat 27 Nov
11:00am – 3:00pm
Sun 28 Nov
11:00am – 3:00pm
Mon 29 Nov
9:00am – 5:30pm
Tue 30 Nov
9:00am – 12:00pm
BUYER’S PREMIUM A buyer’s premium of 12.5% will be charged on all items in this Important Works of Art sale. GST (15%) is payable on the buyer’s premium only. LEFT:  Colin McCahon
Landscape Theme and Variations Series D 1963 $200,000 - $300,000
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 Colin McCahon
 Elizabeth Thompson
 Elizabeth Thompson
Night Fishing, French Bay cardboard relief print title inscribed and signed 190mm x 150mm $6,000 - $8,000
268.4 polychrome bronze on gesso panel title inscribed, signed and dated 2004 180mm x 180mm $2,500 - $3,500
265.04 polychrome bronze on gesso panel title inscribed, signed and dated 2004 verso 180mm x 180mm $2,500 - $3,500
 Jeff Thomson
 Sam Mitchell
 Pat Hanly
Map of New Zealand found corrugated iron signed and dated 2009 1370mm x 380mm $5,000 - $7,000
White Wedding acrylic on perspex title inscribed, signed and dated Auckland, New Zealand 2008 verso 390mm x 380mm $1,500 - $2,500
Figure in Light 2 screenprint with enamel, 1/10 title inscribed signed and dated â€˜64 410mm x 515mm $5,000 - $7,000
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 Ronnie van Hout Desert Sunrise (after McCahon) toned gelatin silver print title inscribed, signed and dated 1992 verso 330mm x 496mm $2,000 - $3,000
 Ronnie van Hout Rock On 2001 lambda print 515mm x 775mm Note: an edition of this photograph is held in the collection of the Auckland Art Gallery, Toi O Tamaki $3,500 - $4,500
 Michael Shepherd Still Life with ANZAC Poppy oil on board, dated â€˜80 300mm x 400mm Provenance: Purchased from the Denis Cohn Gallery, 1980 Exhibited: Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, 1980 $3,000 - $5,000
 Peter Peryer Millenium Falcon gelatin silver print 500mm x 330mm $3,000 - $4,000
 Giovanni Intra X Cross Dresser photograph 480mm x 380mm $1,500 - $2,500
 Ralph Hotere Untitled screenprint, 2/10 title inscribed, signed and dated â€˜65 1100mm x 710mm $8,000 - $10,000
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 Julian Dashper Untitled 1996 vinyl on drumhead 580mm diameter Exhibited: 15 Minutes in Australia, 29 September - 12 November, 2005 Kaliman Gallery, Sydney, Australia $12,000 - $16,000
 Ann Robinson Pod Vase lead crystal glass, # 18 signed and dated 1999 and 2010 200mm x 365mm x 255mm $20,000 - $30,000
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 Michael Smither
 Colin McCahon
Still Life with Grapefruit oil on board signed with artist’s intials MDS and dated ‘67; signed with artist’s intials MDS and dated ‘67 verso 455mm x 555mm $30,000 - $40,000
Northland brush and ink on paper title inscribed, signed and dated April ‘59 610mm x 480mm Reference: Colin McCahon database (www.mccahon.co.nz) Record Number: cm001032 $50,000 - $70,000
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 John Holmwood
 A. Lois White
Puketutu Island oil on board signed and dated â€˜57 555mm x 740mm $18,000 - $25,000
Fisherman varnished watercolour title inscribed and signed verso 420mm x 345mm $20,000 - $30,000
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 Peter Stichbury
 Shane Cotton
Spotless acrylic on linen title inscribed, signed and dated 1999/00 verso 910mm x 910mm Exhibited: Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Society of the Arts, Hamilton 2001 $30,000 - $40,000
Kawakawa Pattern acrylic on canvas title inscribed, signed and dated 2003 verso 710mm x 1064mm $30,000 - $40,000
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 Dick Frizzell Dark Gorge oil on board title inscribed, signed and dated 20/2/87 1200mm x 1200mm Illustrated: Dick Frizzell: The Painter, Random House 2009, p.141 $35,000 - $55,000
 Allen Maddox Self Portrait oil on canvas title inscribed, signed with artist’s initials AM and dated ‘95 verso 1205mm x 1205mm $25,000 - $35,000
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 Jude Rae Still Life No. 16 oil on linen title inscribed and signed verso 710mm x 760mm $15,000 - $20,000
 Jude Rae Still Life oil on linen title inscribed and signed verso 650mm x 710mm $15,000 - $20,000
 Bill Culbert Cold Water Creek corrugated iron and acrylic with fluorescent light title inscribed, signed and dated 1978 verso 690mm x 930mm Provenance; Formerly in the Collection of Air New Zealand $8,000 - $10,000
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 Dick Frizzell Who Will Save Her? (Phantom Triptych) oil on three canvas panels title inscribed, signed and dated 20/2/2001 500mm x 500mm each panel $35,000 - $40,000
 Peter Robinson We Pay for Your Interest Sometimes Boy Eh! acrylic and oilstick on canvasboard title inscribed, signed and dated c. 1996; inscribed Purchased Brooke Clifford Gallery Christchurch, 1998 verso 345mm x 440mm $7,000 - $9,000
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“No ideas but in things”, said the famous American modernist poet William Carlos Williams. This is an aspiration that comes as second nature to Rick Killeen. There are plenty of ideas in Killeen’s art but they are constructed by bits and pieces, by dispersed particles, by visual and physical incidents. His art has always been about congeries of parts, concatenations of bright things, particular shapes and coloured configurations which one feels prompted to pick up and rearrange. In fact, since 1978 (the year of his first cut-outs), Killeen has literally acted out and fostered this stimulus to pick up a pictorial fragment, and to seize and reposition the optical universe bit by bit. Killeen’s busy visual arrays involve simplifications for sure, reductions of the world’s profusion into graphic signs, diagrammatic units and snappy motifs. It is as if the artist has set himself the lifelong task of codifying, item by item, as much of the planet as possible in order to fill a huge graphic Noah’s Ark: a manic compendium of the visible, a visual primer of everything translated into memorable icons for storage against some cataclysmic future forgetting. Even Killeen’s apparently dispassionate title, Structures and References, implies the careful work of matching and categorisation employed by encyclopaedists and fastidious cataloguers submitting small details to the demands of their overarching systems. When Killeen made his first cut-outs, every shape was painted in one flat colour so that each piece of lacquered aluminium read as a declarative silhouette. The artist’s attraction to things cleanly delineated and to the dialectic of figure and ground, was apparent in his earliest figure compositions and then intricately mapped in the tessellated geometric abstractions that followed. The shapes, of animals, birds, fish, insects, tools and less recognisable abstract things, appeared as flat designs on plain
grounds in several 1977 paintings. In the actual cut-outs, the pieces of aluminium became the ‘figure’ to the white gallery wall’s ‘ground’; in this way the paintings extended themselves into the literal space of the art gallery – they started to ingest their surrounding environments. This work represents a significant point in the ongoing history of Killeen’s career of cut-outs. The year 1983 was the year when the evenly sprayed lacquer surface was replaced by variegated paint finishes – sometimes painterly and brushy, sometimes smoothly brushed or screeded on. At this time alkyd also became the artist’s medium of choice and all the cut-outs are painted with it up until Killeen changed again to acrylic paint, primarily, in 1986. Alkyds, originally used in the automotive industry and for interior house painting, became available to artists in New Zealand in the late 1970s and were regarded as something of a novelty; they dried more quickly than oils dried but more slowly than did acrylics, while retaining some of oil paint’s viscous workable characteristics. The contrast of gestural paint application to uniform application is an important element in this work. This technical play-off becomes much more exaggerated in later works; Killeen is testing out a new methodology here. The assortment of ‘image things’ or visual objects in this painting is typical of many of Killeen’s in its mixing up of the natural and artificial worlds: birds, teeth, seed pods and plants with chair legs, cutting tools, chevrons and combs. As Killeen’s methods of graphic simplification and associational shapeshifting proceed, he becomes as much a collector of modes of depiction and invented things as of things that actually exist; the boundaries between natural and artificial become strangely elusive. The artist’s unstoppable documentation of the world turns into the part-by-part fabrication of a totally surrogate reality. ALLAN SMITH
 Richard Killeen Structures and References alkyd on fifteen aluminium pieces title and hanging instructions inscribed, signed and dated May 1983 inside lid of original case; title inscribed and dated May 1983 on each piece verso 2500mm x 2500mm approximately Originally in the collection of Denis Cohn $30,000 - $40,000
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 Colin McCahon Landscape Theme and Variations Series D 1963 oil on unstretched canvas inscribed D verso Provenance: From the Collection of Ron O’Reilly and passed by descent to the present owner Exhibited: Ikon Gallery, Auckland 1963 Reference: Colin McCahon database (www.mccahon.co.nz) Record Number: cm000568 $200,000 - $300,000
Colin McCahon’s exhibition A Landscape Theme with Variations, in which this fine work was first shown, was held at Ikon Gallery, Auckland, in May 1963. According to McCahon’s own statements, there were two main ideas behind the show. It was held simultaneously with the large Woollaston/McCahon Retrospective Exhibition at Auckland City Art Gallery during the 1963 Auckland Festival. McCahon wrote to John Caselberg: “This exhibition really puts both Toss and myself into the ‘has been’ class. Nonetheless, I am naturally pleased and hope to correct many ideas by the new work at Don [Wood’s Ikon] gallery” (Simpson, Answering Hark, 2001, p. 95). As well as countering the ‘has been’ notion, the show was a reaction to the disappointing response to the geometric abstraction of his previous two exhibitions, at Ikon (then called The Gallery) in 1961 and at Christchurch in 1962. The latter show was dominated by the huge 16-panel Second Gate Series (now in Te Papa), which the critics disliked. The Press wrote, “The Gate series fails because the panels are mostly slight and boring as paintings”. McCahon reacted (as reported) in a 1963 talk: “The paintings misfired, and this worried him: came to the conclusion that it was essential to find a way of communicating to people. He must go back again and start from scratch – to the [1940s] Otago Peninsula paintings in fact” (Answering Hark, p. 94). McCahon told Caselberg that Landscape Theme and Variations was “a return to ‘realist’ painting but a realism impossible without the previous work” (p. 95). Two large series, ‘A’ (now in Auckland Art Gallery) and ‘B’ (currently on loan to Te Papa), each consisted of eight panels on unstretched canvas hung with their edges touching. There was also a number of separate paintings, which McCahon referred to as ‘spares’, identical in medium and size and numbered ‘C’ to ‘I’,
including the present work, ‘D’. He wrote: “… none of these paintings is of any actual landscape. Certainly the landscape is New Zealand but in an amalgam of both North and South. Nor is this the tourist’s landscape we so often see painted. I am dealing with the essential monotony of this land, with variations on a formal theme, and again, as in the Northland panels of some years ago, a ‘landscape with two few lovers’” (A Question of Faith, 2002, p. 200). In his commentary on his 1972 Survey exhibition, McCahon explained further: “They were painted to be hung about eight inches from floor level. I hoped to throw people into an involvement with the raw land, also with raw painting. No mounts, no frames, a bit curly at the edges, but with, I hoped, more than the usual New Zealand landscape meaning…” (A Survey, 1972, p. 30). Series ‘D’, from the collection of Ron O’Reilly – one of McCahon’s oldest friends and most important collectors (it was one of the works he took with him to Nigeria when he spent two years there in the 1960s) – has close affinities with series ‘A’, in which all but one of the eight panels feature arcing headlands – some single, some double (as here) and some triple – traversed by mysterious diagonal declivities. Tawny ochre in colouring, its headlands formed by opposing arcs (one from the right edge, one from the left edge) with a dark plain between, ‘D’ is similar to panels six and seven of series ‘A’. This particular arrangement of landforms had special significance for McCahon, being closely related to his well-known childhood memory of Otago’s Taieri Plains where, “Big hills stood in front of the little hills, which rose distantly across the plain from the flat land: there was a landscape of splendour, and order, and peace” (‘Beginnings’, Landfall 80, 1966, p. 364) – a description which readily applies to this majestic painting. PETER SIMPSON
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 Tony Fomison
 Don Binney
In this Crowded Ward the Beds Were Close Together and Someone Died Every Night oil on canvasboard on card title inscribed, signed and dated 1987 and inscribed â€˜19 Lincoln Street, Grey Lynn, Aucklandâ€™ verso 420mm x 570mm $35,000 - $45,000
Gannets above Muriwai acrylic on canvas signed and dated 2003 545mm x 365mm $35,000 - $45,000
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Te Wharekauri Tahuna, Ngāti Manawa (Tuhoe), who appears in several portraits by Goldie, was a priest or tohunga from the Galatea district near Murupara. During a visit to see him, Goldie took several photos from which he later made a series of important works. They include several versions of portraits he entitled A Noble Relic of a Noble Race and Thoughts of a Tohunga of which excellent examples are in the Auckland Art Gallery and Te Papa Tongarewa, respectively. In some portraits, Wharekauri Tahuna is shown in profile while in others, as in the present example, we see his full face. Some paintings such as Thoughts of a Tohunga (1933), Te Papa, and this version show him with a white wispy beard whereas others omit the beard but retain the features common to all the portraits – the greenstone ear pendants, the cloak and the fine tiki suspended from his neck on a cord. Obviously the later works dated in the 1930s were painted posthumously. Because Goldie based all his portraits of Te Wharekauri Tahuna on the same photos, the subject appears to be the same age in all versions. A late version of A Noble Relic of a Noble Race, auctioned in 2008, was said to be Goldie’s last work painted in 1941. Clearly Te Wharekauri Tahuna had a long-term significance for the artist. Interestingly, one portrait of Te Wharekauri Tahuna won Goldie an Honorable Mention at the Paris Salon in 1935. The painting, also called Thoughts of a Tohunga, was referred to in the New Zealand Magazine of 1941 as follows: “Another, whose portrait by Goldie was a revelation to the art world in Paris and London, was the ancient warrior and tohunga Wharekauri, whom Goldie found in Whirinaki, on the border of the Urewera Country. He was at least a hundred years old – not the only centenarian in the artist’s sitters – he had been a cannibal like many of his contemporaries.”
One of the earliest Goldie portraits of Te Wharekauri Tahuna is the Auckland Art Gallery’s A Noble Relic of a Noble Race that was first exhibited in Wellington in 1910. The sculptor Nelson Illingworth had already modelled him in 1908 and a reference to this in a newspaper clipping kept by Goldie inspired the artist to visit him soon after and take the photographs that Roger Blackley says “were the basis for the various subsequent portraits of Te Wharekauri”. As in all the portraits, A Noble Relic of a Noble Race is lit from the viewer’s left and shows the tohunga’s features in shadowy profile with the light illuminating and dramatising his fine facial moko. The moko is also strongly lit in the current example and painted with great care and accuracy. The indentations made by the chisel can almost be felt because the grooves of the moko appear tactile – an illusion brilliantly conveyed by the artist’s brush. As a French authority on tattooing said in a letter to Goldie in 1935, “You have proved that art and documentation are not incompatible”. In all versions, Te Wharekauri Tahuna looks down, his eyes half closed as if in meditation or communication with the spirit world. The pooling of shadow under his eyebrows intensifies the mood of introspection and inner thought, seemingly disengaging him from everyday reality. In the present painting, Goldie enhances the illusion of our proximity to the sitter by cropping the image down to head and shoulders and projecting the head in three dimensions by strong chiaroscuro that gives volume to it. As is usual with Goldie, the differing textures of the hair and beard, the tattoo and skin, the polished surfaces of the pendants and tiki and the varied textures of the cloak contribute to a rich visual interest. It is a work of consummate skill which encapsulates everything one expects in a classic Goldie of his finest period. MICHAEL DUNN
 Charles FREDERICK Goldie Thoughts of a Tohunga. Portrait of Wharekauri Tahuna oil on canvas laid onto board signed and dated 1917; title inscribed on original plaque affixed to frame verso 330mm x 270mm $260,000 - $320,000
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 Ricky Swallow Apple 2000 (coloured) pigmented resin, 8/12 signed with artist’s initials RS and dated 2000 95mm x 75mm x 75mm $15,000 - $20,000
 Ricky Swallow Apple 2000 (b/w) pigmented resin, 8/12 signed with artist’s initials 95mm x 75mm x 75mm $15,000 - $20,000 Illustrated: Marita Bullock, Crafting Time, Ricky Swallow’s Recent Models, Philament an online journal of arts and culture. Issue
8 June 2006. Illustrated: Marita Bullock Walter Benjamin and the Virtual: Politics, Art, and Mediation in the Age of Global Culture. Fossilising the Commodity: Tactical Engagements with Time, Art and the Virtual in Models by Ricky Swallow Transformations Issue No. 15 November 2007 Exhibited: Ricky Swallow / MATRIX 191 For Those Who Came in Late, University of California Berkely Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, April 22, 2001 - May 27, 2001 Exhibited: What to Look for in Winter, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington July 2010
Ricky Swallow’s sculptures are explorations of commodity obsolescence. Apple (B/W) and (Colour) depicts an outmoded icon from a fast-moving age. Once signifying cutting-edge technology, the Apple logo, like other Swallow works, the game boy or the first Apple Power book, is created in three dimensions, meticulously rendered in 1:1, and painstakingly handcrafted to a slick finish. His sculptures can be seen as an exploration of time, a setting down of history from the benefit of the present. Sometimes his pieces are timeless, sometimes contemporaneous, but they do not remain still. Objects from everyday life, often overlooked, are raised to prominence, subtly changed in the
nature of their construction, and carry more psychological weight than their original form ever intended. Skeletons, skulls, shoes, the detritus of a life: Swallow attempts to create meaning, through the humblest of objects, and a sense of portent using the banality of these obsolete commodities. Once signifiers of the ‘must have’, they have become hoky museum pieces. They make no sound, have no power, literally or figuratively, and instead are relegated to display only in the museum case. Who has not been disturbed by the sight of their first cellphone on display at MOTAT, alongside Bell’s first telephone exchange, with the wind-up handle, and cup and earpiece? How quickly the ‘new’
has taken its place amongst the ‘old’! Apple, once the biggest and the best, is now but one competitor for the attentions of a society caught up in the now, the new, the latest, the fastest, the smallest, the most powerful: always seeking the next best thing, hurtling headlong into the technological uptake our society encourages. Like magpies, we seek out the bright and the shiny status symbols of technological cool. The iPhone and the iPad are so sleek and so strangely intuitive, that they each come with no manual. How clever are we to master them, with no real help but our own exploratory dabbling? Ironically, there is also a slew of downloadable ever-more-ridiculous but must-have applications of a ‘retro’ nature:
the rotary dialler and the ‘Kodak’ camera complete with shutter click, alongside oldfashioned ring tones, further blurring the lines of the now and the then. As a symbol, the apple is subject to layers of allegorical meaning: for instance, the forbidden fruit is the symbol of man’s fall from grace in the Garden of Eden. The bitten apple signifies Eve’s temptation and all the mess of life that came after it. Newton’s discovery of the meaning of gravity came about via the simplistic act of observing and then thinking about the falling apple. A is for apple: the first letter, the alpha symbol, and the first letter and word combination taught to young children. EMMA FOX
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 Stephen Bambury Necessary Correction (XIX) The Golden Echo (for Wystan) acrylic on two aluminium panels title inscribed, signed and dated 1999 verso 2336mm x 1704mm x 8mm Exhibited: Bambury Works 1975 - 1999, City Gallery, Wellngton, 16 October 1999 - 16 January 2000, Auckland Art Gallery, 2001 Illustrated: Wystan Curnow, Bambury Works 1975 - 1999, City Gallery, Wellngton 1999 p. 28, 29 $75,000 - $95,000
The series of paintings titled Necessary Correction began in the early 1990s and was featured in an artist-driven project The McCahon Room: Necessary Correction: Colin McCahon, Stephen Bambury, Helmut Federle at the Auckland Art Gallery at 1997. The works continue what has become a long strategy for Bambury of placing his practice between two distant compass points. Fundamentally, Bambury takes the Necessary Protection format of Colin McCahon and submits it to his own material culture. The Auckland Art Gallery project added the work of Swiss painter Helmut Federle whose own works unknowingly share a similar ‘geometry’ to that of Bambury’s works and indeed those of McCahon. The bow that Bambury draws suggests, at least superficially, that there is a universality to the language that these painters share with him. Further, it suggests that the language of Colin McCahon, rather than being formed in New Zealand in splendid isolation was in fact more literate and informed by the knowledge of early 20th-century abstraction, most particularly the work of Kasimer Malevich. It is thus possible that Bambury and McCahon and Federle are, by implication, participants in a conversation framed more by early
European Modernism than by the ‘sleight of hand’ of post-modern appropriation. Strategy aside, it is the materiality of Bambury’s own Necessary Correction that ultimately determines its character. His choice of materials, the scale of the works and the support he chooses provide him with the opportunity to individuate his work from those with whom he sees familial connection. The tangy yellow of the resin floats above a viscous and topographically variable surface. The lyricism of such a material culture is something neither Federle nor McCahon would have allowed themselves – the former preferred a gentler, northern European light to prevail, the latter shared a sense of fading, if not degraded, light as a metaphor for the local condition – either geographically or conceptually. In the catalogue for Bambury’s Wellington City Art Gallery survey exhibition in 1999, Robert Leonard described this painting as “almost sexual; there’s a vulgar, foody, super-sweet but abject quality to it, like sticky icing”. The excess of Leonard’s description is confronting and, though the painting shows Bambury at his most ‘baroque’, it is nevertheless a remarkably emphatic painting. EMMA FOX
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 Colin McCahon Seaweed on the Beach synthetic polymer paint on paper mounted onto board title inscribed, signed and dated Feb Aug ‘72, and inscribed Taitimu Tangi Muriwai 730mm x 1112mm Reference: Colin McCahon database (www.mccahon.co.nz) Record Number: cm000438 $250,000 - $300,000
In 1969, Colin and Anne McCahon acquired some land at Muriwai Beach, north-west of Auckland, on which they built a dwelling and a large studio for Colin; soon afterwards, he retired from teaching at Elam. Suddenly, for the first time in his life, he was a full-time painter. These changes led to a huge increase in McCahon’s output in the early 1970s, much of it stimulated by the new landscape opened up to him at Muriwai. At first it was the towering cliffs at Maori Bay and the rock stack of Moturoa with their associated bird colonies that attracted his attention, especially in the large series of abstracted landscapes he called Necessary Protection (1971) and in later series such as Jump (1974). However, increasingly from 1972, it was Muriwai Beach itself which became the focus of many paintings, especially in such grand series as Beach Walk (1973), Blind and The Shining Cuckoo (both 1974). Before these more ambitious works were conceived, McCahon made a number of individual paintings with the beach as his subject of which Seaweed on the Beach is one. A second painting with the same title, but on canvas rather than paper, is also dated 1972, as are two closely related paintings (one on paper, one on canvas) with the title Low Tide, Muriwai. While they are primarily descriptive of the conditions referred to in their titles, there is another layer of meaning introduced by the words inscribed along the bottom of all four paintings: Taitimu. Tangi. Muriwai. ‘Taitimu’ in Maori means low tide, while ‘tangi’, of course, alludes to grieving for the dead. Some years earlier, McCahon had acquired a book called The Tail of the Fish: Maori Memories of the Far North by Matire Kereama on which he drew
for many paintings, the best known of which is The Lark’s Song (1969). By 1972, the part which most pre-occupied him was Chapter 24, ‘Going Out with the Tide’, which begins: “When I was a child, no person died without first asking about the state of the tide, whether it was full or low. People always liked to die at low tide because the tide had to be completely out to enable them to reach Te Reinga Wairua, ‘The Leaping Place of Spirits’, in the Far North. This is a large hole at the bottom of the sea which is exposed at low tide, permitting the spirits to go inside. When the tide is full, the hole is under water and covered with masses of seaweed” (p. 74). These words are the clue to the wider meaning of the works under discussion. They are paintings about death and the spirit’s journey to Cape Reinga: a pathway that included Muriwai Beach as one of the stations along the way. In later paintings, McCahon would associate this spirit journey with dead friends such as the poets James K. Baxter, R.A.K. Mason and Charles Brasch. The white lines on black suggest waves at night, while the seaweed of the title is signified by the words Taitimu. Tangi. Muriwai. The identification of seaweed on the beach with writing is explicit in a September 1972 letter McCahon wrote to the painter Pat France while working on these paintings. Unique to this particular painting is the remarkable sky, with its curdled grey clouds and its curiously ominous dark rain cloud, like a portent of death, perhaps, much like the similarly threatening “cloud above an ocean” in Allen Curnow’s exactly contemporary poem, Lone Kauri Road. PETER SIMPSON
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 Pat Hanly Still Life Figure acrylic on canvas signed and dated â€˜66 745mm x 690mm $50,000 - $70,000
 Et Al Modern Arrangements printed paper, epoxy resin and acrylic on three stools and two speakers with wire coated magazine rack and found book signed underneath one stool size variable $8,000 - $10,000
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 Michael Smither
 Brent Wong
 BRENT WONG
Okahu Bay Boats oil on board signed with artistâ€™s initials MDS 1200mm x 1200mm Illustrated: Trish Gribben, Michael Smither: Painter, Ron Sang Publications 2004 p.242 $35,000 - $45,000
Field, Peninsula, Clouds acrylic on board signed and dated 1997; title inscribed, signed and dated 1997 verso 490mmx 352mm $28,000 - $35,000
Cloud, Headland, Field acrylic on board signed and dated 2004; title inscribed, signed and dated 2004, and inscribed, painted at Muriwai Beach, Auckland, verso 630mm x 465mm $25,000 - $35,000
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We spend our midday sweat, or midnight oil; We tire the night in thought; the day in toil. Francis Quarles, Emblemes, (1635) Midnight Oil comes from a series of works that includes Round Midnight (1999) in the collection of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Black Cerulean, (1999) in the Chartwell Collection and Black Water, a large-scale installation by Hotere and Bill Culbert, which featured in Toi Toi Toi: Three Generations of Artists from New Zealand at the Museum Friedericianum Kassel, Germany, in 1999. All translate the ubiquitous Kiwi building material of corrugated metal into pieces of fine art. Of all the above examples, Midnight Oil is the most significantly pared-back and elegant work, using little more than four spray-lacquered sheets of corrugated aluminium and the cut-away spaces that roll or peel back from the centre edge. The work embodies two of the concepts that have dominated Hotere’s work: the practice of repetition and the persistence of black. A piece from this period seemingly stems from the minimalist movement, and these works have been compared at times with those of Ad Reinhardt and his reductive tendencies. Hotere has instead created what is fundamentally a colour work: shiny black and reflective. The centred split, sharp edged, allows the wall behind to create the integral Roman cross motif, often repeated throughout his oeuvre. It is this negative
space that creates the most powerful and recognisable symbol of Christianity. Hotere was brought up in Mitimiti in what Gregory O’Brien has called a hybridised Maori-Catholic tradition, so it is no wonder that the rich resources of Catholicism and its iconography have held such a sway over Hotere. When faced with a work that steadfastly refuses to bestow an answer, we can be comforted by Ian Wedde who has simply described Hotere’s work as ‘beautiful’. It is beautiful intellectually, materially, in a sublime sense and in a humanist sense, and also in a formal sense, in its structure and its balance. The high -gloss reflective-ness of the spray-lacquered sheets refuses to be read as merely darkness or a void, but instead reflects and intrudes on the world. In certain lights, beams of radiance cross the work horizontally in contrast to the slick undulations of the vertically corrugated metal. His art refuses to be still. Part of the title of the work comes from the work of jazz musicians, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis; it is also the name of the Aussie rock band, which, like Hotere, is renowned for its political and social statements involving land issues and indigenous peoples. The connection can be stretched further from Reinhardt to Davis. Reinhardt said “what is not there is more important than what is”, and Davis said “don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there”. Hotere strives to do both. EMMA FOX
 Ralph Hotere Midnight Oil lacquer on four steel panels title inscribed, signed and dated 2000 verso 2500mm x 3600mm Provenance: Formerly in the Collection of Air New Zealand $100,000 - $150,000
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 JOHN PULE Nofo La Koe oil on unstretched canvas title inscribed, signed and dated 1999 verso 1825mm x 2405mm $30,000 - $40,000
 Dick Frizzell Goofy Tiki enamel on wooden relief title inscribed, signed and dated 14/5/92 640mm x 520mm Illustrated: Dick Frizzell: The Painter, Random House, 2009, p.167 $25,000 - $35,000
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 Bill Hammond Ancestral Paper 7 acrylic on paper title inscribed, signed and dated 2005 740mm x 580mm $35,000 - $45,000
 Bill Hammond Untitled acrylic and watercolour on paper signed and dated 2004 770mm x 565mm $35,000 - $45,000
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 Stephen Bambury “Even though it appears abstract” (Chakra #5) graphite and acrylic on seven aluminium panels title inscribed, signed and dated 1992 verso 2765mm x 500mm x 7mm Illustrated: Wystan Curnow and William McAloon, Stephen Bambury, Craig Potton Publishing 2000, p. 154 $35,000 - $45,000
The Chakra or “ladder” paintings of Stephen Bambury are amongst his most original forms. The stacking of seven panels in a vertical disposition to form a ladder of seven cross forms first appeared in his practice when he exhibited in Reutlingen in Germany after his Möet & Chandon residency. The seven panels are in Bambury’s mind metaphors for the seven Chakra points in Hindu Tantric philosopy. Chakra V combines graphite and acrylic in a lively disposition along the length of the form. The colours advance and recede dynamically making the painting appear to twist gently in and out of the two dimensional picture plane. The graphite itself is laid down upon a variable surface built up of thick acrylic polymers so that the variation
in the surface of the painting responds to the play of light across its ridges and fallows. For Bambury Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian sit as two pillars of early 20th century practice and whilst Bambury has gone on to hinge many of his own forms and investigations on a re-tilling of the ground that was laid down by Malevich and Suprematism, it is to Mondrian and his more essentialist language that infroms Bambury in Chakra V. Mondrian’s dark grid and set against primary colours were used by Bambury across various series, though as is often the case with Bambury, he introduces a material lyricism that was considerably less evident in the Dutch master’s paintings. EMMA FOX
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 Ann Robinson
 Michael Smither
Puka Vase 45% lead crystal, 1/1 signed and dated 2002 635mm x 170mm diameter $30,000 - $40,000
Organic, Synthetic, Ceramic oil and acrylic on board signed with artistâ€™s initials MDS and dated 2002 1100mm x 1200mm $55,000 - $75,000
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Of all of Pat Hanly’s works, the Figures in Light series of 1964 has attracted the most attention and been consistently regarded as one of his greatest achievements. Colin McCahon was one of many who admired the series when it was first shown at the Ikon Gallery in May 1964 and he bought Figures in Light No.17 for the Auckland Art Gallery. There were some 20 works altogether in the series, most showing more than one figure. The current example is distinctive because it is smaller than many of the other paintings and shows just one figure, a seated nude. The nude figure is comparatively rare in New Zealand painting and had not previously been depicted in such a flat, abstract fashion. In the daring freedom of his drawing, with the emphasis on the curving silhouette of the nude’s back against the bright red ground, Hanly shows his firsthand knowledge of contemporary British painting, especially the works of Francis Bacon. Hanly had seen an important solo show of Bacon’s work at the Tate Gallery in 1962 and been impressed. With this series, Hanly introduced much of the vitality and topicality of the then new British painting of Bacon and young artists like David Hockney and Peter Blake to Auckland. This kind of painting was figurative but was less about naturalism than about the formal concerns of colour, pattern and texture. Importantly, it was bright, young and
contemporary in feeling. When first shown in Auckland, Hanly’s paintings were like a gust of fresh air entering a stuffy room, and he was not alone in his approach. That year, 1964, was also the year when Don Binney’s bird paintings first made a powerful impact and helped to overthrow the tired conventions of earlier landscapists. The important Emblem series of Milan Mrkusich, made in 1964, also contributed to a coming of age for a new generation of modernist painters who helped lay the foundations for the lively contemporary art scene we have today. The origins of the Figures in Light paintings have often been traced to an anecdote about Hanly seeing figures on the beach at Campbell’s Bay in strong sunlight and painting the series in response to that experience. However, the naturalistic explanation is too simple to be convincing in itself. Some drawings and monotypes date to 1963 and we know that Hanly, in a journal entry of May that year, wrote, “Light, bright, pure, clean, exciting, free expansive painting must come”. That was his agenda and it included many elements; among them was some social comment on the shallow two-dimensional people he saw around him concerned only with hedonistic values. Figure in Light N. 2 is a rare and important work made at a turning point in New Zealand art history. MICHAEL DUNN
 Pat Hanly Figures in Light 2 oil on canvas title inscribed, signed and dated 1964 400mm x 450mm $75,000 - $95,000
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 Ralph Hotere Le Negro Sobre Lo Ono oil and gold leaf on glass in a sash window frame title inscribed, signed and dated ‘93 Port Chalmers verso 795mm x 750mm $80,000 - $120,000
Undeniably part of the canon of great New Zealand artists, Ralph Hotere’s artwork resonates with a broad audience. Drawing inspiration from sources, both inherent and observed, Hotere’s artwork is at once intensely personal and openly inclusive. His Maori and Catholic heritage play a central role in his artistic vernacular, as do his multiple trips to Europe, especially Spain and France. Le Negro Sobre Lo Ono (The Black over the Gold) is part of a series of works Ralph Hotere completed in the early 1990s after one of several trips to Spain. This work is instantly recognizable as part of Hotere’s oeuvre, the wooden sash frame and prominent inky black both well established elements of his artistic vocabulary. Interestingly, Hotere’s use of black rarely imparts a feeling of oppressiveness, but more a sense of quiet. Here the black of the glass is thick, almost oily in texture, seemingly absorbing light. However, the black is not stagnant, it is fluid, even somewhat reflective. The black, which can be considered a lack of colour, invites the viewer into a space free of distraction, permitting contemplation. Contradicting the sinuous black are the four rectangles of gold leaf in each corner. The gold is reminiscent of the startling gold found in so many Catholic Cathedrals in Spain.
Indeed the negative space between the four areas of gold effectively creates a cross. Areas of bright colour such as these are common in Hotere’s work and are often sighted as ‘passageways’ the artist has provided for his audience; the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. The juxtaposition of black and gold creates a tension between the emerging and the disappearing; an elusive environment that refuses to fixate in any one spot. This ambiguousness, a recognized component of much of Hotere’s work, permits a multitude of interpretations, none more ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ than any other. In many ways works such as Le Negro Sobre Lo Ono reflect Hotere’s own personality. While his artistic persona is frequently very outspoken and politically active, there is an equally strong aspect that is quiet and contemplative. Never does he offer an ‘explanation’ for his work, rather he lets them speak for themselves. Le Negro Sobre Lo Ono offers no obvious story or cause aside from the darkness and light inherent in the world. Le Negro Sobre Lo Ono interacts with the viewer on a profound level, drawing unique meaning from each individual, and carries within a timeless, elegant riddle. SARAH McCRORY
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In Joeseph with Two Teeth (1971), Smither portrays a milestone of his son’s childhood – the growth of his first two teeth. He depicts Joeseph boldly, his round face filling the frame. Smither’s work has been likened to photography in its composition and framing and this is very apparent in this particular piece. The way the upper part of his head is cropped off and his mouth ‘captured’ half open is reminiscent of a snapshot aesthetic. The relationship of the work with time is interesting, given the actual labour-intensiveness of his image-making practice and the constant change and growth that occurs in childhood. Smither was one of a select number of artists represented in the 2005 exhibition High Chair: New Zealand Artists on Childhood at St Paul Street Gallery. Having produced a significant body of work in the 1970s that focused on domestic life and childhood, Smither was viewed as unusual – being male – and his domestic artwork did not gain critical recognition at the time. Retrospectively, the work offers insight into changing social norms and ideals. As he said of his New Plymouth-based work (Joeseph with Two Teeth was produced in New Plymouth), they were not pretty paintings; rather they were concerned with the challenges of family relationships and with questioning
traditional gender roles. Because Smither worked as a full-time painter, his family would have had a unique dynamic for the era given his time spent at home and the economic challenges this presented. In considering Smither’s non-idealised approach, what becomes apparent is his democratic treatment of his chosen subjects. In Trish Gibben’s Michael Smither Painter (2004), an illustration of Joeseph with Two Teeth appears beside Huntley and Palmers Cracker Biscuit (1973). In this juxtaposition, the fullframe cracker with cheese can be seen to have been given equal care and detail as that given to the painting of his son. It could be suggested that it is not only his hard-edged realist style that provides a sense of reality, but also his practice of drawing from his everyday surroundings inclusively. In viewing Joeseph with Two Teeth, one can easily conjure up future moments and, interestingly, other possible Smither paintings. Joeseph, here caught with an expression in transition, would proceed to chuckle or conversely wail, his scrunched face conveying his mood, or attempt to eat, creatively, as toddlers do. This piece and, more broadly, his work of this period evoke the realities of childhood and family life, from mundane details through to greater trials and experiences. SHELLEY JACOBSON
 Michael Smither Joeseph with Two Teeth acrylic on board title inscribed, signed and dated 1971 verso 530mm x 530mm Illustrated: Trish Gribben, Michael Smither: Painter, Ron Sang Publications 2004 p.161 $40,000 - $50,000
1 Joeseph is how he is known to his family, rather than Joseph 2 Jim & Mary Barr, A Fine Romance: Michael Smither Paints, in Trish Gribben, Michael Smither Painter, Ron Sang Publications, 2004, p.13 3 ibid p.14 4 Smither cited Virginia Were, Conflicted Childhood, Art News New Zealand, Autumn 2005, p.55,.57 5 Smither cited City Gallery Wellington, Michael Smither - The Wonder Years, 2005, http://citygallery. org.nz/michael-smither1/
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 Bill Hammond Limbo Bay 6 oil on canvas title inscribed, signed and dated 2001 400mm x 600mm $70,000 - $80,000
 CHARLES TOLE Hillside (The Hill) oil on board signed and dated ‘75 405mm x 590mm $12,000 - $18,000
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 Patrick Pound Pearl Necklace sixteen pieces of oil on canvasboard with fifteen imitation pearls and one imitation diamond each title inscribed, signed and dated 7/91 on label affixed verso 150mm x 100mm each $4,000 - $6,000
 David Hatcher Stock Exchange forty screenprints 200mm x 290mm each $5,000 - $7,000
 Ralph Hotere Untitled enamel on board signed twice verso 400mm x 600mm $12,000 - $18,000
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 John Reynolds Paradise Road ten lithographs each signed and dated 2000 270mm x 200 each $5,000 - $6,000
 Salvador Dali Perseus - Hommage to Benvenuto Cellini lost wax bronze casting, 4/300 signature impressed to base 190mm x 110mm x 120mm Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and presentation box. $3,000 - $5,000
 Shane Cotton Ahika Blue Dream oil on canvas title inscribed, signed with artist’s initials SC and dated ‘04; title inscribed, signed and dated 2004 verso 300mm x 400mm $10,000 - $15,000
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 Tony Fomison
 Julian Dashper
 Tony de Lautour
#142 oil on canvas on board title inscribed; title inscribed verso, original Bosshard Gallery stamp applied verso 315mm x 225mm $30,000 - $40,000
Halleyâ€™s Comet in Silverdale oil on canvas title inscribed, signed and dated 1988 360mm x 740mm $5,000 - $7,000
Bad White Art oil on board title inscribed; signed and dated 1994 verso 760mm x 1220mm $8,000 - $12,000
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 Sam Francis (American 1923 - 1994) Venice acrylic and watercolour on paper title inscribed, signed and dated 1989 verso 875mm x 1060mm $20,000 - $30,000
 Dorothy Napangardi
 Dorothy Napangardi
Salt on Mina Mina acrylic on linen signed verso 975mm x 410mm Accompanied by a Certificate of Authentification from Altjira Gallery, Alice Springs $2,000 - $3,000
Sandhills acrylic on linen signed verso 1130mm x 800mm Accompanied by a Certificate of Authentification from Altjira Gallery, Alice Springs $6,000 - $9000
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 Lily Kelly Napangardi Sand Hills acrylic on canvas 1800mm x 1200mm Accompanied by a Certificate of Authentification from Tomoâ€™s Aboriginal Art Pty Ltd, Alice Springs $5,000 - $7,000
 Gracie Pwerle Morton Bush Plum acrylic on canvas 1500mm x 900mm Accompanied by a Certificate of Authentification from Altjira Gallery, Alice Springs $1,000 - $2,000
 Dorothy Napangardi Salt on Mina Mina acrylic on linen signed verso 430mm x 360mm Accompanied by a Certificate of Authentification from Altjira Gallery, Alice Springs $1,000 - $2,000
 Abie Loy Kemarre Unchuringya (Bush shy leaf) acrylic on linen signed verso 920mm x 775mm Accompanied by a Certificate of Authentification from Altjira Gallery, Alice Springs $2,000 - $3,000
 Abie Loy Kemarre Bush Hen Dreaming acrylic on canvas Accompanied by a Certificate of Authentification from Altjira Gallery, Alice Springs $3,000 - $5,000
 Kathleen Petyarre Mountain Devil Lizard acrylic on canvas 2120mm x 1200mm Accompanied by a Certificate of Authentification from Altjira Gallery, Alice Springs $4,000 - $6,000
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 Michael Smither Doralto Road in the Moonlight oil on board title inscribed, signed and dated 69 verso 720mm x 700mm $45,000 - $55,000
Doralto Road in Frankleigh Park, New Plymouth, is the site of Michael Smither’s childhood home. Mary, Smither’s mother, is backlit at the front door of her home, waving out to Kirby Wright, a long-time friend of the artist. This nocturnal scene depicts a busy evening of people living their lives and, like much of Smither’s most celebrated work from the 1970s, is loosely a ‘domestic’ painting, a poignant depiction of a particular time and place. Typical of Smither’s interest in ‘the extraordinariness of the ordinary’ and his keen eye for the minute details of daily life, this work offers an exaggerated Realism. The varied sources of light, both natural and man-made, include street lights, vehicle headlights and the moon, and bring a high-keyed emotional tenor to the subject matter. Kirby has pulled into the driveway in his Volkswagen beetle: he was a young man, who was about to sell up all of his worldly possesions, give away his dog and move to join his fiancé Margaret abroad. He was poised on the brink of breaking free of the small town life while Smither, by contrast, stayed on and produced some of the most recognisable images of domestic life in New Zealand’s art history. EMMA FOX
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 Augustus Edwin John Portrait of Muriel Grant oil on canvas signed, title inscribed on original plaque affixed to frame; title inscribed verso 530mm x 445mm $25,000 - $35,000
 A. Lois White Lady in a Garden oil on board signed 440mm x 345mm $6,000 - $8,000
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 Dick Frizzell Big Still Life oil on board signed and dated 12/3/87 980mm x 1220mm $20,000 - $30,000
 Dick Frizzell Painting Department enamel on board signed verso 1250mm x 1450mm $8,000 - $12,000
 Anton Parsons Sea of Words shaped steel, lacquer and ship in a bottle 440mm x 1510mm $5,000 - $7,000
 John Walsh Policy on Eeling oil on board title inscribed, signed and dated 2005 verso 890mm x 1190mm $10,000 - $12,000
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 Barry Ross Smith Sheep in Pen oil on canvas signed verso 1130mm x 1070mm $9,000 - $12,000
 Barry Ross Smith Sheep and Church oil on canvas signed 920mm x 920mm $9,000 - $12,000
 Nigel Brown Whatever Love Whatever acrylic on board title inscribed, signed and dated â€˜86; title inscribed, signed and dated 1986 verso 1175mm x 1865mm $20,000 - $25,000
 Toss Woollaston North Coastline from Greymouth oil on board signed; title inscribed in another hand verso 445mm x 575mm $22,000 - $30,000
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 Bill Hammond
 Zarahn Southon
Limbo Bay acrylic on paper title inscribed, signed and dated 2001 780mm x 560mm $25,000 - $35,000
Te Utu o Ngatoroirangi - The Revenge of Ngatoroirangi oil on canvas title inscribed, signed and dated 2004 verso 1220mm x 1010mm $15,000 - $20,000
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 Ronnie van Hout In Out photograph title inscribed and signed 382mm x 592mm $2,500 - $3,500
 Gavin Hipkins Constructivist Study photograph 197mm x 293mm $1,200 - $1,800
 Robin Morrison Lake Mahinerangi, Central Otago colour photograph authenticated as Robin Morrison by Dinah Morrison 2004 verso 278mm x 396mm $2,500 - $3,500
 Pat Hanly Torso Series watercolour, dye and pastel on paper title inscribed, signed and dated â€˜75 215mm x 195mm $3,500 - $4,500
 Walter Wright Maori Village with View of Mt Taupiri watercolour signed 220mm x 340mm $4,000 - $6,000
 jeff thomson Map of New Zealand screenprinted steel, 10/15 signed and dated 2008 verso 1700mm x 740mm $5,500 - $7,500
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 Michael Smither Untitled oil on board Original John Leech Gallery label affixed verso 995mm x 1730mm $15,000 - $20,000
 Ralph Hotere Drawing for Song Cycle watercolour title inscribed signed and dated â€˜76; title inscribed and inscribed Cat no. 9. Price $80 on card affixed verso $12,000 - $18,000
 Gretchen Albrecht
 Dick Frizzell
Intervention acrylic on paper title inscribed, signed and dated â€˜80 800mm x 1200mm $4,000 - $6,000
Stone Wall - Te Mata Park oil on board title inscribed, signed and dated 21/8/87 290mm x 380mm $4,000 - $6,000
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MAGNIFICENT JEWELS FINE ANTIQUE & MODERN JEWELLERY 142
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MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, FINE ANTIQUE & MODERN JEWELLERY Wed 1 Dec 2010, 2:00 pm & 6:00pm | EVENING PREVIEW WED 24 NOV EXCEPTIONAL DIAMOND SOLITAIRES, FABULOUS GEORGIAN & VICTORIAN JEWELLERY, THE KIPLING AND BALDWIN BROOCHES, SPLENDID MODERN JEWELLERY, ACCOUTREMENTS AND WATCHES LOTS 100 – 112
WRIST & POCKET WATCHES
LOTS 113 – 119
LOTS 120 – 273
JEWELLERY & LOOSE DIAMONDS Viewing
Wed 24 Nov
Evening Preview 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Thu 25 Nov
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Wed 1 Dec
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BUYER’S PREMIUM A buyer’s premium of 12.5% will be charged on all items in this Fine Jewellery & Watches sale. GST (15%) is payable on the buyer’s premium only. NO DELIVERY OF ITEMS PURCHASED CAN BE GIVEN DURING THE SALE SESSIONS.
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2.00pm Affordable & Estate Jewellery Lots 1000-1200
A selection of gold chains, gold coins, interesting antique and modern jewellery mostly without reserve
6.00pm Wrist & Pocket watches
Important Conditions of Sale for Watches: Please note: as many of the timepieces are old, or their history is unknown, Webb’s offers no guarantee as to mechanical condition or condition of seals etc. A timepiece described as ‘fine’ or ‘as new’ is an opinion as to appearance only. All watches are sold as viewed. It shall be assumed that all buyers have inspected the lots and that they are happy with them in all respects. Watches cannot be returned on the grounds that repairs or service have been carried out, or parts (including straps or bracelets) have been supplied, by anyone other than the named maker. Notwithstanding the foregoing condition, named wristwatches are sold on the basis that the movement (or movement and case where both would normally have been manufactured by the named maker) were manufactured by the named maker. It is recommended that buyers have watches serviced promptly to ensure that damage does not arise from faulty seals or any other aspect of mechanical condition. 100 RAYMOND WEIL, A Gentleman’s Wristwatch.
From the Tradition Collection. Large circular stainless steel case. Quartz movement. Textured charcoal face with Roman numerals, sweep second, date windows and day fly-back hand. Black crocodile strap. New. With box and guarantee dated 7/9/2010. $500 - $800
101 ROLEX, A Lady’s Stainless Steel and Gold Datejust Wristwatch.
Ref: 6917 S/N 7124856 (Nov.1982). Textured gold face with polished batons, sweep second and date window. Jubilee bracelet with original box, guarantee and spare links. $2,200 - $2,800
102 CHOPARD, A Lady’s “H” Wristwatch Set With Diamonds.
Ref: 13/6621 No 529961-445-1. Curvex tank design in 18ct white gold from the “Les Classiques” collection, set with 36 round modern brilliant cut diamonds having a TDW around 3ct. Black leather strap. Mother-of-pearl face with Roman quarters. Quartz movement. Water resistant to 30m. With original box. $12,500 - $14,500 see colour illustration p 115
103 E. GÜBELIN, A Lady’s Art Deco Period Wristwatch Set With Diamonds and Sapphires.
Tonneau outline case of 18ct white gold, the bezel set with round cut diamonds in lines and geometric designs to two pentagonal cabochon blue sapphires. Silver face with Arabic numerals, manual mechanical movement. Milanese mesh 18ct white gold bracelet. With box (non original). $2,200 - $2,800
104 OMEGA, A Gentleman’s Stainless Steel Cased Seamaster Wristwatch.
Silver face with Arabic quarters and polished batons. Manual mechanical movement, black leather strap. $450 - $650
105 An Early Fake Breguet Pocket Watch.
Late 18th/Early 19th Century gilded drum-case verge. White enamel face with Arabic numerals and Breguet hands. Key aperture at 2 o’clock. Faults to enamel. The lens bezel set with pastes (deficiencies) the case back decorated with a woman and child within a draped landscape. Polychrome enamels (major fault) within paste border. With gold chain and key. Signed Breguet a Paris. Breguet’s time pieces were regularly faked during his lifetime and this is an interesting early example. Fusee with verge escapement, going. $600 - $1,000
106 BERTOLUCCI, A Gentleman’s Heavy 18ct Rose Gold Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch.
From the`Pulchra’ Collection. Ref: 664.67-9012. Mother-ofpearl dial with triple register, sweep second and tachymetric scale. Semi-hooded crown, stop and return buttons in the band. Automatic movement. Matching rose gold bracelet. 38mm case. 186g. $18,000 - $22,000 see colour illustration p 107
107 RAYMOND WEIL, A Gentleman’s Gold Plated Automatic Wristwatch.
Ref: 2812. Circular outline, white enamel face with Arabic numerals, sweep second and date window. Black leather strap. $500 - $700
108 ROLEX, A Lady’s 18ct Yellow Gold Jewelled Cocktail Watch.
Precision, ref: 8901, silver face with polished batons, manual mechanical movement. The bezel set with round single-cut diamonds. 14ct yellow gold twin strand bracelet to lugs set with marquise cut rubies and further single-cut diamonds. Strap and gemstones ex-factory. $1,800 - $2,200
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109 BIJOU, A Lady’s Wristwatch Set With Diamonds On A Diamond and Pearl Bracelet.
Circular outline case of rolled gold with a white gold bezel set with round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Gold and silver face with Roman numerals. Manual mechanical movement. The integrated bracelet of yellow and white 18ct gold panels enhanced with further diamonds and each separated by two rows of three round cultured pearls. Bracelet and bezel probably ex-factory. $3,000 - $4,000 see colour illustration p 125
110 RAYMOND WEIL, A Lady’s Wristwatch Set With Diamonds.
From the “Shine” Collection. Ref: 1500 S/N V47931. Rectangular art deco influenced design in stainless steel with round modern brilliant cut diamonds set to borders and lugs. Textured charcoal face with single-cut diamond outline to centre. Quartz movement. With books, guarantee dated March 2008 and spare links. $2,200 - $2,600 see colour illustration p 113
111 CHOPARD, A Lady’s All 18ct White Gold Wristwatch Set With Diamonds.
From the `Les Classiques’ Collection. Ref: 10/6115-23, the cushion outline case bezel set with some 112 round modern brilliant cut diamonds having a TDW 1.59ct. The crown and lugs set with cabochon blue sapphires. The bracelet of heavy polished 18ct white gold links. Quartz movement. White face with Roman numerals. S/N 419/1, 520495. 103g. With original box, papers and certificate dated 11. Aug. 2006. As new condition. $12,500 - $15,000
see colour illustration p 111
112 PIAGET, A Lady’s All 18ct White Gold Wristwatch Set With Diamonds.
Ref: 9902 G1, 313202. Cushion outline case with border of round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Black onyx face. Tapered bar-link bracelet also of 18ct white gold. Manual mechanical movement. With original box. $8,500 - $9,500
see colour illustration p 111
ACCOUTREMENTS 113 An Elegant Pair of Cufflinks of 18ct Yellow Gold, Each Set With A Diamond.
Rectangular outline in matt and polished yellow gold, each rubover set with a round modern brilliant cut diamond of around 0.40ct to one corner. 20.7g. Gemologist’s report available. $3,250 - $4,250 see colour illustration p 109
114 A Good Victorian Cased Cufflink and Stud Set of 15ct Yellow Gold.
The cufflinks of twin oval panel and bar design decorated with engraving; the 4 matching dress studs of circular outline with matching engraving. Hallmarks for London 1864. Appears to have had little or no use. With original fitted box. $600 - $800
115 A Late Regency Fob Seal.
Ornately worked gilded metal set with a foil-back vacant citrine. Gemologist’s report available. $200 - $300
116 An Intaglio Seal and Bar Brooch.
The bar of 9ct yellow gold suspending a modern seal fob of 9ct gold set with a good carved crystal armorial intaglio. $300 - $400
117 A Patu Rail Pass Style Pendant and Bar Brooch.
The patu pendant of cast and hand finished 15ct gold with bale surmount suspended by a branch motif bar brooch of 9ct yellow gold. $300 - $400
118 A Particularly Good Early 19th Century Clasp Set With Cameos.
Oval outline panels in yellow gold (tests approximately 14/15ct), rope edge to green gold foliate borders enclosing oval carved shell mirror image cameos of a putto and swan. Each panel 37 x 32mm $700 - $1,000 Not received in time for illustration
119 An Exceptionally Heavy Charm Bracelet Suspending 6 Seals and A Heart.
The 14ct yellow gold chunky solid flat curb link bracelet suspending a variety of 19th Century fobs and seals, including two intaglios, all of 9ct or higher, together with a large heart motif pendant of yellow gold with a rose gold applied key motif enhanced with a line of three square cut rubies. 170 g. $5,500 - $6,500
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FINE JEWELLERY, LOOSE DIAMONDS & PRECIOUS STONES Independent Gemmological Reports and Valuations: Valuations are made available to customers for two primary purposes: Firstly to provide an independent opinion as to the quality of the stones and metals comprising the piece, and Secondly so that buyers can, if they wish, obtain suitable Insurance cover immediately upon purchase and prior to delivery. A valuation for insurance purposes represents a calculated replacement cost allowing for maximum retail margins, such that an Insurer can assess the outer limit of their exposure to risk. It does not represent actual new retail replacement as it makes no provision for competitive trade practice, or for discounts obtained by individual bargaining. As fashion, desirability and current market forces all have variable impact on second hand or Auction value, there is no direct formula for estimation of such value by interpolation from Insurable value. As the currency exchange rate and spot metal prices have a marked effect on jewellery valuations, buyers should note the date and prevailing economic factors at the time that the valuation was produced. Once all of the prevailing parameters have been established, it is possible for an experienced person to interpolate a rough estimate of the current cost of manufacture from past insurable value, but again that exercise will give no indication of actual market forces. Buyers should also note the stated purpose of the valuation (insurance, retail market, cash value, estate division etc). All valuations remain opinions and not matters of fact. Whilst Webb’s staff will assist buyers to understand the methodology and technical details of Gemmological reports and valuations, buyers must make their own assessment of an item’s value before bidding. Webb’s its consultants and employees make no representation or warranty regarding any outside opinion, valuation or certificate of any item on offer. Please note: where gemological reports are available these should be read together with the catalogue description. Should there be, through error, omission or introduction of better evidence, any significant difference between the catalogued description and that provided in the gemologist’s report, it shall be assumed that the buyer has inspected the report and is buying in acceptance of it. Unless otherwise stated, all stones have been assessed for weight, colour or clarity mounted and the descriptions given in the catalogue or report are therefore based on estimates which are limited in accuracy. Where an actual weight is given the stone will have been weighed loose, however while the grading of a stone loose will minimise error margins it shall be accepted by the buyer that all reports and descriptions remain opinions and not matters of fact.
120 A Heavy Gold Mesh Bracelet Set With A Hardstone Cameo.
The wide gate-mesh bracelet of 18ct yellow gold centred by a circular panel of 15ct gold with a ropework border enclosing a 25mm circular carved hardstone cameo of a classical woman’s head in profile. The cameo signed on the reverse. 69g. $3,000 - $4,000 see colour illustration p 109
121 A Stylish Heavy Gold Bracelet Set With Precious Stones.
Designed as 3 rows of articulated cupped flowerheads in 18ct yellow matt and polished gold, each set with a round cut diamond, ruby, emerald or sapphire. 67.9g. $3,000 - $3,500 see colour illustration p 115
122 A Victorian Locket Brooch Set With Gemstones.
Cushion outline in satin finished yellow gold (tests as overgilded 18ct) enhanced with linen folds about a cross shaped array of four cabochon opals, four small diamonds and a central emerald-cut emerald. Suspending a double festoon chain and tassel fringe drop. Verso a glazed compartment (fault to glass). 24.3g. $650 - $850 see colour illustration p 113
123 A Bracelet of 14ct Yellow and White Gold.
Textured anchor chain links of yellow gold with white gold rope edge borders. Ring and toggle clasp. 29.9g. $1,000 - $1,200
124 A Dainty Necklace Set With Diamonds.
Designed as a two row chain of miniature belcher links joined at even intervals by 10 round collet links, each set with a round modern brilliant cut diamond. TDW 0.82ct. $1,800 - $2,200 see colour illustration p 125
125 A Necklace of South Seas Pearls and Gold Chain.
The necklace of 9ct yellow gold set with five silver/white semi-round Broome cultured pearls of 12.5 - 11mm. $700 - $800
126 A Heavy Bangle of 18ct Yellow Gold Set With Diamonds and A Pink Tourmaline.
Hinged design, the upper section of open interwoven design outlined with rows of round modern brilliant cut diamonds to a central rub-over set round cut pink tourmaline of around 4.2ct. TDW approximately 2.27ct . 60.38g. Gemologist’s report available on request. $7,000 - $8,000
127 A Necklace and Bracelet Suite of 14ct Yellow Gold Set With Diamonds.
Flat curb links, each centred by a chenier rub-over set round modern brilliant cut diamond. Necklace 500mm. Total 24.7g. TDW 1.98cts. Gemologist’s report available. $2,400 - $2,600
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128 PETER MINTURN, A Ring of Objet Trouvés Design
18ct yellow gold bark design. 10.75g $400 - $600
129 A Necklace of 18ct Gold Set With Diamonds.
Collar style in 18ct polished white and satin yellow gold hinged links. The mid-section 29 white gold links each set with two brilliant cut diamonds. 49.7g. $2,000 - $2,500
130 A Victorian Snap Bangle Set With Diamonds.
18ct rose gold/silver doublet, the upper section set with a line of 9 old mine cut diamonds, graduated from the centre, with an estimated TDW 1.26ct. Gemologist’s report available. $1,650 - $1,850
131 A Victorian Bracelet Enhanced With Enamel and Pearls.
Hinged design in yellow gold (tests as over-gilded 15ct), the upper section decorated with a transverse panel enhanced with midnight blue enamel about a graduated line of half-pearls to bead finials. One finial fitted with a pendant hanger bale. With original box. $1,500 - $2,000 see colour illustration p 117
132 A Pendant Set With A Coronet Half Eagle Gold Coin And Diamonds With An 18ct Gold Chain.
The coin dated 1880 claw set in open loopwork pendant frame of 18ct yellow gold set with 16 round modern brilliant cut diamonds, the bale set with a further diamond; suspended by a long neckchain of 18ct yellow gold, lovers’ rope knot and plain polished links. 700mm, 55.2g. $2,750 - $3,250
133 A Pendant Set With Rubies and Diamonds.
Rectangular outline in 18ct white and yellow gold set with 12 square cut rubies in a 3 x 4 grid separated and bordered by lines of round modern brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 1.50ct, TRW 2.00ct. Gemologist’s report available. $1,650 - $2,250
134 PASQUALI BRUNI. A Chain Ring Set With Diamonds.
From the “Fiori” Collection, the line of articulated flower heads set with round modern brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 1.62ct. Ref: 10481/951633. Hartfields Certificate available. $5,000 - $6000
135 A Wide, Heavy Bracelet of 9ct Yellow Gold Mesh.
37.5mm wide flat mesh. 75.6g. $1,250 - $1,650
136 A Stylish Bracelet of Black Onyx and Yellow Gold.
Four large chunky open oval links of curved polished tubular black onyx capped with gold and joined by gold links. 14ct. With box. $750 - $850
137 A Snap Bangle Set With Garnets.
Hinged design in 14ct yellow gold, the upper section set with a row of 12 round cut garnets of matched size. 22.4g. $650 - $750
138 A Bracelet of 18ct Yellow Gold Beads.
The line of hollow beads of graduated size in a repeating pattern secured by a heart shaped padlock clasp. 22.8g. $750 - $950
139 THEO FENNELL, A Strip Pendant and Matching Drop Earrings.
18ct white gold set with lines of square cut blue topaz. The pendant suspended by an 18ct white gold neck chain. With original box and London sales receipt. $1,000 - $1,400
140 A Splendid Victorian Brooch/Centrepiece Set With Over 15ct of Old Cut Diamonds.
Designed as five knife-edge sprays of 18ct yellow gold/silver doublet supported by foliated scroll work. The sprays set with diamonds ranging from 2ct down to 0.15ct, the major stones estimated as 2.02, 1.88, 1.67, 1.18, 1.10, 0.92, 0.91ct. The removable brooch frame suggests that this could well have been used alternatively as the centre to an even more significant piece such as a tiara. Gemologist’s report available. $22,000 - $26,000 see colour illustration p 102
141 A Late Victorian Aigrette.
The egret feather supported by a comet tail set with seed pearls and a star set with old mine cut diamonds within a crescent of graduated half-pearls. Over gilded yellow gold, the folding hair slide of silver-gilt. With a fitted box from J. Snowden of London. $2,000 - $3,000 see colour illustration inner title page 102
142 A Two Row Necklace of Pearls Secured By An Exceptional Victorian Sapphire and Diamond Clasp.
The oval outline clasp centred by an octagonal-cut Ceylonese blue sapphire of fine quality and estimated weight a little over 11ct rub-over set in yellow gold within a border of 12 old cut diamonds of very good quality for the period, set in silver with an estimated TDW 6.0ct. The double row of individually knotted cultured pearls graduated from the centre, round/off-round 10 - 7.3mm, cream/rose of good quality. With box. Gemologist’s report available. $28,000 - $32,000 see colour illustration p 105
143 A Victorian Locket Brooch Set With Turquoise and Seed Pearls.
Circular outline in yellow gold (tests approximately 15ct) set with turquoise beads in a quatrefoil about a four point star set with further turquoise beads below a cross overlay of seed pearls, suspending a tassel fringe and ball drop. Verso a glazed locket and two sets of initials dated 1875 and 1915. With original fitted box. $800 - $1,200 see colour illustration p 107
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144 A Large Victorian Micro Mosaic Brooch.
The 52 x 42mm oval inlaid glass floral mosaic set in a frame of over gilded yellow gold (tests as 18ct) enhanced with four floral and foliate motifs. $600 - $800
145 A Heavy Bangle of 18ct Gold.
Italian “Michelette” design in white and yellow wire bands caught by three cross motifs. 59g. $2,500 - $3,000
146 A Pair of Earclips Enhanced with Diamonds.
Each of Creole design ribbed 18ct yellow gold to a central white gold strip further enhanced with a band of 7 round modern brilliant cut diamonds. 18.3g. $800 - $900
147 A 19th Century Multi-Stone Diamond and Coloured Stone Brooch.
The design comprising three large oval cut amethyst and old cut diamond clusters separated by lines of step-cut emeralds further enhanced with old cut rubies, citrines and a further diamond. Silver with dome-backed settings. With original fitted box. Gemologist’s report available. $3,000 - $4,000 see colour illustration p 113
148 A Necklace Set With An Emerald and Diamonds.
The articulated line of box links, mildly graduated from the centre, each set with a round modern brilliant cut diamond suspends at mid-section a large pear-shaped drop set with a 15 x 10.5mm pendeloque cut emerald of rich colour enclosed by a tiered two row border of round modern brilliant cut diamonds. 18ct white gold. Gemologist’s report available. $10,000 - $12,000 see colour illustration p 113. see also following lot
149 A Pair of Emerald and Diamond Drop Earrings.
Designed as companions to the previous lot, an articulated fall of diamond set links from the stud terminates in a pendeloque drop set with a pendeloque cut emerald within a tiered two row border of diamonds. Gemologist’s report available. $6,500 - $8,500 see colour illustration p 113
150 A Pair of Earrings Set With Gemstones.
Rectangular outline in 14ct yellow gold enhanced with reeding to an off-set line of 5 square cut gemstones: periodot, citrine, blue topaz, amethyst and garnet. 17.5g. $450 - $650
151 An Edwardian Bangle Set With Opals and Diamonds.
Tapered hinged design in 18ct yellow gold, the upper section set with a row of 7 oval opal crystal cabochons graduated from the centre and separated by 6 pairs of old European cut diamonds having an estimated TDW 1.64ct. With original box. $4,000 - $5,000 see colour illustration p 107
152 A Large Cameo Brooch.
The 50 x 38mm oval carved shell cameo of the three graces is set in an ornate frame of yellow gold (tests approximately 18ct). The cameo signed on the reverse. With original fitted box. $850 - $1,250 see colour illustration p 115
153 A Loose Pear Shaped Diamond of 1.65ct.
The brilliant pendeloque cut diamond assessed as E, SI2. Gemologist’s report available. $10,000 - $12,000
154 A Cushion Shaped Diamond Cluster Dress Ring.
18ct white gold, the domed head pavé set with 45 round modern brilliant cut diamonds of good quality and TDW 1.84ct. Gemologist’s report available. $2,200 - $2,800 see colour illustration p 115
155 A Full Eternity Ring Set With Baguette and Brilliant Cut Diamonds.
18ct white gold set with pairs of baguettes separated by round modern brilliant cut diamonds around the circumference. TDW 1.08ct approximate. Gemologist’s report available. $1,850 - $2,450
156 An Impressive Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Cluster Cocktail Ring.
Designed as a large multi-petal cluster flowerhead in 18ct white gold set with oval cut pink tourmalines and round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available. $2,850 - $3,450
see colour illustration p 113
157 A Ring Set With A Solitaire Diamond of Approximately 1ct.
The round modern brilliant cut diamond rub-over set in a wide band of 18ct yellow gold enhanced with a sinuous line of white gold. Gemologist’s report available. $6,000 - $7,000
158 A Ring Set With A Row of Eight Diamonds.
The heavy band of 18ct yellow gold with raised borders channel set with the row of diamonds of fine quality (F/G, VS2+) and estimated TDW 1.20ct. Gemologist’s report available. $2,750 - $3,250
159 A Victorian Ruby and Diamond Floral Spray Brooch.
15ct yellow gold/silver doublet set with oval cut rubies (centre stone approximately 2ct) together with old mine and rose cut diamonds to suit the design, the largest stone estimated at 0.89ct. With box. Gemologist’s report available. $4,000 - $5,000 see colour illustration p 109
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160 A Rivière Necklace Set With Diamonds.
The line of articulated circular links of platinum graduated from the centre, each set with a round modern brilliant cut diamond. TDW (stamped) 3.00ct. Gemologist’s report available. $3,000 - $4,000 see also following lot
161 A Tennis Style Line Bracelet Set With Diamonds.
The line of articulated circular links of platinum each set with a round modern brilliant cut diamond. TDW (stamped) 3.00ct. $3,000 - $4,000 see also previous lot
162 A Floral Spray Brooch Set With Opals and Diamonds.
Three scroll leaf fronds set with lines of diamonds are tied by a circular opal and diamond cluster, the flower heads on wires are set with solid black and crystal opal cabochons with a scattering of diamonds in between. White and yellow gold. Gemologist’s report available. $1,750 - $2,250 see colour illustration p 107
163 A Loose Round Modern Brilliant Cut Diamond of 2.00ct.
The diamond assessed as M/N, VVS2. Gemologist’s report available. $12,000 - $15,000
164 A Ring Set With A Line of Fine Quality Baguette Cut Diamonds.
18ct yellow gold channel set with 5 baguette cut diamonds of fine quality (D/F, VS2+) and estimated TDW 1.10ct. Gemologist’s report available. $2,750 - $3,250
165 A Stylish Fine Quality “Solitaire” Diamond Ring.
The central diamond of stated weight 1.11ct and quality E, SI1 is set within a border of small diamond brilliants above a band fully set with rows of brilliant cut diamonds of similar quality to the central stone. TDW 4.21ct. The ring hand made in 18ct white gold. Gemologist’s report available. $12,500 - $15,000 see colour illustration p 113
166 A Ring Set With Ten Old Cut Diamonds.
The bridge of 18ct yellow gold set with a transverse marquise array of round old cut diamonds having a TDW approximately 1.60ct. Gemologist’s report available. $1,500 - $1,800
167 A Ring Set With A Solitaire Diamond of 1.17ct.
The round modern brilliant cut diamond assessed as E-F, SI2-I1, Good make, is set in a cross-over setting of 14ct yellow gold. The stone faces up well. Gemologist’s report available. $6,000 - $7,000
168 An Impressive Fancy Yellow and White Diamond Cluster Cocktail Ring.
Scalloped circular outline created by intersecting 18ct white gold open loops set with lines of white round modern brilliant cut diamonds enclosing a randomly set array of 9 oval and radiant cut fancy yellow diamonds. TDW 3.63ct. Gemologist’s report available. $4,750 - $5,750 see colour illustration p 109
169 A Pair of Four-Leaf Clover Motif Drop Earrings.
Each designed as a Creole hoop suspending three articulated four-leaf clover panels of graduated size set with round cut yellow sapphires and round modern brilliant cut diamonds. 18ct white gold. Gemologist’s report available. $4,000 - $4,500 see colour illustration p 105
170 A Late 18th/Early 19th Century French Dress Ring Set With Diamonds.
Convex elongated octagonal outline in silver/gold doublet bordered with a line of old cut diamonds enclosing an amethystglass panel centred by a single old mine cut diamond of approximately 1ct. The diamond assessed as K/L, SI1. TDW approximately 2.00ct. Unidentified Continental marks of French origin. The “mourning style” reflected in fashionable Regency English pieces from the same period. With box. Gemologist’s report available. $3,750 - $4,250 see colour illustration p 115
171 A Jade Cabochon and Diamond Cluster Dress Ring.
The 12 x 9mm oval apple green jadeite cabochon of 2.99ct is set in a ballerina style ring of platinum within a border of round brilliant and tapered baguette cut diamonds of total 0.74ct. Gemologist’s report available. $2,400 - $3,200 see colour illustration p 105
172 An Elegant Bracelet Set With 12.9ct of Diamonds.
The line of 19 circular links of 18ct white gold each set with four central Princess cut diamonds within a border of round modern brilliant cut diamonds. The 304 diamonds of good quality (G, SI) have a TDW 12.95ct. Gemologist’s report available. $16,000 - $18,000 see colour illustration p 113
173 A Ring Set With A Solitaire Diamond of 1.63ct.
The round modern brilliant cut diamond of reported weight 1.63ct and assessed quality G, VS2 is set in a handmade four claw mount of platinum. Gemologist’s report available. $19,500 - $22,500 see colour illustration p 117
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174 A Ring Set With A Solitaire Diamond of 1.6ct.
The round modern brilliant cut diamond assessed as 1.602ct, I, VS2, Very Good Make is set in a ring of 18ct white and yellow gold. Gemologist’s report available. $11,000 - $13,000
181 A Pair of Pendant Earrings Pavé Set With Diamonds.
Linen-fold drape design in 18ct white gold pavé set with a total of 944 good quality round modern brilliant cut diamonds having a TDW 3.92ct. Gemologist’s report available. $5,750 - $6,750
not received in time for illustration
175 A Set of Five Late 18th/Early 19th Century Leaf Motif Brooches.
The set comprising two large and three smaller brooches of five segments in silver - gold doublet set with lines of old European and mine cut diamonds to suit the design (2 small stones deficient). Presumed to have been designed for use as dress ornaments about a neck-line. TDW estimated 10ct. Gemologist’s report available. $10,000 - $12,000
see colour illustration p 113
182 A Striking Ring Set With A Hessonite Garnet, Black and White Diamonds.
The cushion cut garnet of very lively appearance is set in a ring of 18ct white and yellow gold, bordered by round cut black diamonds, the shoulders enhanced with lines of round modern brilliant cut white diamonds. Gemologist’s report available. $3,000 - $3,500
see colour illustration p 117
176 A Splendid Loose Pear Cut Diamond of 3.99ct.
The pendeloque brilliant cut diamond weighed and graded as F, Top SI1. Gemologist’s report available. $58,000 - $64,000
see colour illustration p 115
183 An Emerald and Diamond Cluster Dress Ring.
The emerald cut emerald of very good colour and weight 1.69ct (stamped) is set in an oval ballerina style ring of platinum set with baguette and brilliant cut diamonds of total 0.75ct (stamped). Gemologist’s report available. $2,500 - $3,500
see colour illustration p 111
177 A Heart Motif Pendant Pavé Set With Diamonds.
18ct rose gold, the wave surface pavé set with round modern brilliant cut diamonds, suspended by a trace neck chain of 9ct white gold. Gemologist’s report available. $2,200 - $2,600
178 A Pair of Drop Earrings Set With Fancy Yellow and White Diamonds.
Designed as a fall of 4 links in 18ct yellow and white gold. A pear shape yellow and white diamond cluster at the stud to a single round modern brilliant cut diamond to a circular diamond cluster to a concentric pear shaped finial having an outer line of brilliant cut diamonds enclosing a free swinging yellow and white diamond cluster. TDW 3.43ct. Gemologist’s report available. $8,500 - $9,500
see colour illustration p 105
184 A Ring Set With A Solitaire Diamond of Approximately 1.5ct.
The round modern brilliant cut diamond set in a ring of 18ct white and yellow gold. Gemologist’s report available. $8,500 - $9,500 see colour illustration p 125
185 A Ring Set With A Solitaire Diamond of
Approximately 1.69ct. The round early European brilliant cut diamond assessed as F/G, SI2/I1 is set in a ring of 18ct white gold. Gemologist’s report available. $7,500 - $8,500
see colour illustration p 178
179 A Pair of Ruby and Diamond Drop Earrings.
Articulated figure-of-eight design in 18ct yellow gold set with a continuous line of round modern brilliant cut diamonds and each set with two round cut rubies of good colour, the lower free swinging within an open frame. Gemologist’s report available. $3,750 - $4,250 see colour illustration p 117
180 A Tennis Style Line Bracelet Set With Approximately 9ct of Princess Cut Diamonds.
The articulated line of 56 box links of 14ct white gold each set with a Princess cut diamond assessed as I/K, VS2-I1 with a TDW estimated 9.10ct. Gemologist’s report available. $6,750 - $7,750
see colour illustration p 113
186 An Exceptional Necklace of Sapphires and Diamonds.
Designed as a graduated line of octagonal clusters, each centred by an emerald-cut blue sapphire of fine quality bordered by brilliant cut diamonds and separated by articulated links each set with a square step-cut diamond of fine quality supported by lugs set with further brilliant cut diamonds. 18ct yellow gold. The diamonds, some 110 in all estimated as G VS2+/VS2 have an approximate TDW 26.52ct, the sapphires approximate TSW 25ct. Gemologist’s report available on request. $45,000 - $55,000 see colour illustration p 115
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187 A Splendid Necklace Set with Fancy Coloured Sapphires and Diamonds.
Designed as a continuous articulated line of 52 rectangular panels of 18ct white gold, each set with an emerald-cut sapphire of fancy colour bordered by round modern brilliant cut diamonds, the panels joined by small links each set with a Princess cut diamond. TSW 14.80ct. TDW 5.98ct. Gemologist’s report available. $10,000 - $12,000 see colour illustration p 117
188 A Pair of Drop Earrings Set With Champagne and White Diamonds.
The central three panel section of cannetille and beadwork set with a large oval cut amethyst and two smaller oval cut green beryls is suspended by a three row chain of textured belcher links secured by a cannetille work clasp set with a further oval cut amethyst. 18ct yellow gold washed with gold of a higher carat. Gemologist’s report available. $4,000 - $6,000 see colour illustration p 109, see also following lot
194 A Pair of Georgian Bracelets Convertible to a Choker Length Necklace.
Each designed as a double scroll ear fitting suspending an articulated long open scrolled panel centred by a graduated line of 6 rub-over set champagne coloured diamonds ranging in size from 1ct down. The panels enhanced with lines of round modern brilliant cut white diamonds. 18ct white gold. TDW approximately 8.48ct. Gemologist’s report available on request. $8,500 - $10,000
Four row plain belcher link chains of 18ct yellow gold centred by a cannetille panel set with an oval cut amethyst, the clasp of an identical panel set with an oval cut green beryl. The bracelets may be joined to form a choker of length 350mm. As the panels and clasps are identical to the clasp of the previous lot, the bracelets may be worn as companions to it. Gemologist’s report available. $2,500 - $3,500
see colour illustration p 105
see colour illustration p 109
189 A Pair of Earstuds Set With Diamonds.
Oval outline in silver/gold doublet, each set with an oval table-cut diamond within a border of small single-cut diamonds. $1,500 - $2,000 see colour illustration p 107
190 A Splendid Ruby and Diamond Cluster Ring.
Cushion outline in 18ct yellow gold centred by a slightly oval cut ruby of very good deep red hue, set within a border of 10 round modern brilliant cut diamonds of fine quality (E/F, VS2, very good make) having a TDW 2.41ct. Gemologist’s report available. $14,000 - $20,000 see colour illustration p 115
191 A Ring Set With A Diamond of A Little Over 1ct in a Filigree And Diamond Band.
The wide tapered band of 18ct white gold filigree lace set with round modern brilliant cut diamonds to diamond set borders is centred by a round modern brilliant cut diamond of over 1ct. Gemologist’s report available. $7,800 - $8,800 see colour illustration p 107
192 A Ring Set With A Diamond of Approximately 2.65ct.
The round modern brilliant cut diamond assessed as H/I, VS1 (or higher), good make is set in a ring of 18ct white and yellow gold with two small shoulder diamonds. TDW approximately 2.88ct. Gemologist’s report available. $27,500 - $30,000 see colour illustration p 113
193 A Particularly Fine Georgian Period Necklace.
195 A Late 18th/Early 19th Century Animal Paw Pin Set With Diamonds.
The 5 toed paw of silver set with 34 old mine cut diamonds having an estimated TDW 2.36ct, with a hinged pin of 18ct yellow gold. Gemologist’s report available. $2,000 - $2,500 see colour illustration p 117
196 A Crossover Bangle Set With Diamonds.
18ct white gold hinged design, the upper section set with channel set baguette cut diamonds bordered by round modern brilliant cut diamonds in a split line crossover. TDW 3.96ct. Gemologist’s report available. $6,000 - $7,000 see colour illustration p 117
197 An Impressive Pendant Set With Fancy Yellow and White Diamonds.
Diamond outline openwork 18ct yellow and white gold as a fall of 25 circlets, each set with a border of round modern brilliant cut white diamonds enclosing a pendeloque cut fancy yellow diamond. The bale and chain support links also set with diamonds. The chain of fine 18ct yellow gold foxtail box links. TDW 4.57ct. Gemologist’s report available. $5,800 - $6,800 Not received in time for illustration
198 An Exceptional Pair of Fancy Yellow and White Diamond Drop Earrings.
Each designed as a large open pear shaped drop of 18ct white gold, the lower section set with fancy yellow diamonds in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit the design, the upper section pavé set with modern brilliant cut white diamonds to a circular white diamond cluster at the stud. TDW 18.18ct of which 15.68 are Fancy Intense Yellow. Gemologist’s report available. $16,000 - $18,000 see colour illustration p 107
199 A Bangle Set With A Single Row of Diamonds.
Hinged 18ct white gold design, the upper section set with a row of 28 round modern brilliant cut diamonds of good quality and TDW 2.41ct. Gemologist’s report available. $3,800 - $4,800 see colour illustration p 117
200 A Pair of Solitaire Brilliant Cut Diamond Earstuds of Approximately 1.08ct Total.
The diamonds assessed as J/L, SI2 are set in 14ct yellow gold. Gemologist’s report available. $2,400 - $2,800
201 An Oval Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring.
The oval cut dark blue sapphire set within a border of 12 round modern brilliant cut diamonds having a TDW in excess of 1.5ct. Gemologist’s report available. $4,750 - $5,250 see colour illustration p 115
202 An Impressive Diamond Cluster Ring Centred By a Stone of Approximately 2.60ct
The central round modern brilliant cut diamond estimated as K/L VS2 is set in 18ct white and yellow gold within a border of round modern brilliant cut diamonds bisected by two baguette cut diamonds. TDW approximately 3.52ct. Gemologist’s report available on request. $16,000 - $18,000 see colour illustration p 125
203 An Attractive and Unusual Quadruple Cross-over Ring Set With Diamonds.
Wide split shank design comprising two lines of white gold and two lines of yellow gold each set with two rows of round modern brilliant cut diamonds to a white gold shank. 18ct. TDW 1.96ct. Gemologist’s report available. $3,000 - $4,000
204 An Exceptional Ring Set with Fancy Pink and White Diamonds.
205 A Stylish Bracelet Set With Fancy Yellow and White Diamonds.
Designed as a wide flexible band of 90 articulated pear shaped clusters in rows. Each cluster comprising a pendeloque cut fancy yellow diamond bordered by small round modern brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 13.64ct. 18ct yellow and white gold. Gemologist’s report available. $17,500 - $20,000 see colour illustration p 105
206 A Ring Set With A Radiant Cut Diamond of Over 3ct.
The diamond set in a ring of 18ct white gold with a smaller radiant cut diamond on either side, the band set with lines of Princess cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available. $38,000 - $44,000 see colour illustration title page
207 An Exquisite Pendant Set With Fancy Pink and Fancy Yellow Diamonds.
Designed as a four panel articulated drop in platinum, each panel of circular outline set with white brilliant cut diamonds enclosing a free swinging round cut diamond: pink, yellow, pink, yellow in descending order and increasing size. The bale set with further white diamonds. Suspended by a trace chain of 18ct white gold. Gemologist’s report available on request. $14,500 - $15,500 see colour illustration p 105
208 A Striking Crossover Ring Set With Two Fancy Yellow Diamonds Together With White Diamonds.
Split shank design in 18ct white gold set with lines of small round modern brilliant cut diamonds to two opposed finials comprising a pear shaped fancy yellow diamond bordered by further white brilliants. TDW 2.43ct. Gemologist’s report available. $6,800 - $7,800 see colour illustration p 125
209 A Splendid Necklace Set With Over 25cts of White and Champagne Coloured Diamonds.
Designed as a line of alternating 18ct white and yellow gold links set with either white or champagne round modern brilliant cut diamonds to a central three diamond drop suspending a flowerhead cluster of nine white diamonds of which the largest stone is 0.79ct (H/VS2+). Gemologist’s report available. $28,000 - $34,000 see colour illustration p 107
Marquise outline in 18ct white and rose gold, centred by a line of three pink diamonds: two pear shaped brilliants of TDW 0.34ct set either side of a radiant cut of 0.59ct (G.I.A. Cert.) within a border of round modern brilliant cut white diamonds, the shoulders pave set with further white brilliants. (Total white Diamonds 2.00ct), TDW 2.93ct. approximately. Gemologist’s report available on request. $55,000 - $60,000 see colour illustration p 111 MAGNIFICENT JEWELS 119
THE KIPLING, BALDWIN & HOWARD BROOCHES The provenance of the following four brooches is both interesting and romantic. To begin the story in the style of Rudyard Kipling: “In the high and far-off times Oh Best Beloved there lived four beautiful sisters of celebrated style, whose lives were to touch the fortunes of literary giants, great artists, Prime Ministers, soldiers and Kings.” The MacDonald sisters were the darlings of the avant-garde set of Victorian England. They were beautiful, intelligent, witty, independent and spirited. Needless to say they were eagerly courted by the most eligible suitors. Georgiana married the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward BurneJones while Agnes married the equally famous artist & President of the Royal Academy Edward Poynter. But it is to the other two sisters, and their descendants, that we must now turn for the story to unfold. Louisa married an important industrialist, Alfred Baldwin. Their son, Stanley Baldwin, was Prime Minister of Great Britain for three separate terms. It was he who oversaw the crisis that led to the abdication of King Edward VIII. He married Lucy Ridsdale and was created an Earl in 1937. The emerald & diamond bow brooch, lot 211, belonged to Lucy who gave it to her daughter Leonora. Leonora Baldwin married a WW1 veteran Capt. Hon. Sir Arthur Howard, KBE, CVO, Croix de Guerre (with palms). His regiment was the Scots Guards and he gave Leonora the diamond and enamel regimental brooch, lot 212. Both brooches have then passed by direct descent to the vendors who are members of the Howard family. The fourth sister, Alice married Lockwood Kipling. Their first child, Rudyard, was born in Bombay and later became famous as the author of such classics as the Just-so Stories, the Jungle Books and The Man Who Would Be King. Rudyard Kipling (who was not only first cousin, but also close friend of Stanley Baldwin) married Carrie Balestier. The diamond brooch, lot 210, belonged to Carrie and is believed to have been a gift from her husband Rudyard. Carrie Kipling gave it to their only surviving child, their second daughter Elsie,who in turn gifted it directly to the vendors. The Howard brooch, lot 213, set with aquamarines and diamonds, was made by Asprey’s of London as a bespoke piece for the vendors.
210 The Kipling Brooch.
Belle époque open oval outline design in platinum, set with old mine and rose cut diamonds in lines, foliate swags and geometric motifs. Once the property of Carrie Kipling and understood to have been a gift from her husband Rudyard Kipling. Provenance: by descent and gift, see details above. Gemologist’s report available. $6,000 - $7,000 see colour illustration opposite page
211 The Baldwin Brooch.
Designed as an elongated ribbon bow in platinum, set with a line of rectangular cut emeralds bordered by early European cut diamonds, both graduated from a single central old cut diamond. Once the property of Lucy Baldwin (Countess Baldwin of Bewdley) and understood to have been given to her by her husband Stanley Baldwin (Prime Minister of Great Britain). Provenance: By direct descent, see details above. With a fitted box from Aspreys of London. Gemologist’s report available. $8,500 - $9,500 see colour illustration opposite page
212 A Scots Guards Regimental Brooch Set With Diamonds.
Designed as a miniature of the breast star of the Order of the Thistle in yellow gold/silver doublet set with lines of round cut diamonds to an enamelled motto ring enclosing a jewelled thistle motif. Once the property of Lady Leonora Howard, daughter of Stanley Baldwin, and given to her by her husband Captain Hon. Sir Arthur Howard. Provenance: by direct descent, see details above. Gemologist’s report available. $5,000 - $6,000 $5,000 - $6,000 see colour illustration opposite page
213 A Spray Brooch Set With Aquamarines and Diamonds.
Designed as a floral spray tied with a ribbon, set with one large and two smaller oval cut aquamarines together with three round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Stated to have been made by Aspreys of London, the property of the direct descendant of Lady Leonora and Sir Arthur Howard. Provenance: see details above. Gemologist’s report available. $2,500 - $3,000 see colour illustration opposite page
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214 An Exquisite Jewelled Dragonfly Brooch With Wings En-Tremblant.
15ct yellow gold/silver doublet. The wings enhanced with ajoure about rows of old European cut diamonds (one small diamond deficient), the eyes set with cabochon rubies, the thorax with a blue sapphire and diamond cluster, the abdomen/tail set with a line of fine blue sapphires of possible Burmese origin. With original fitted box and hair slide interchangeable with brooch pin. Gemologist’s report available. $7,500 - $8,500 see colour illustration back cover
215 An Important Solitaire Princess Cut Diamond of 5.14ct.
The diamond described in G.I.A. report 17237000 as G, SI1, excellent make is set in a ring of 18ct white gold, the wide shoulders pavé set with 64 round modern brilliant cut diamonds of estimated total weight 1.00 ct. Gemologist’s report available. $135,000 - $145,000 see colour illustration p 100
216 An Important Necklace Set With 30ct of Fine Quality `Tycoon’ Cut Diamonds.
The 115 diamonds graduated from the centre of very good make and estimated quality F/G VVS-VS (one SI). Gemologist’s report available. $100,000 - $110,000 see colour illustration title page
217 A Ring Set With A Magnificent 3.03ct Emerald-Cut Diamond.
The diamond of exceptional quality described in G.I.A. report 10443318 as E, VVS2, Very Good Make is set in an elegantly simple ring of platinum with a tapered baguette cut diamond at each shoulder. Gemologist’s report available. $80,000 - $90,000 see colour illustration p 111
218 An Impressive Art Deco Style Ring Set With 4.45ct of Diamonds.
The heavy platinum mount of geometric design set with five major stones: three in a central line and one at each shoulder, the geometric borders set with lines of smaller diamonds. The major stones, all round modern brilliant cut stated to be 1.01ct, 0.80ct, 0.78ct and two at 0.67ct, G/K, SI. The smaller diamonds, 74 in all having a total weight of 0.52ct. Gemologist’s report available. $24,000 - $26,000 see colour illustration p 111
219 An Elegant Mesh Bracelet Set With Over 9ct of Diamonds.
18ct white gold soft chain mesh of 18mm width, each link set with a round modern brilliant cut diamond of good quality. The diamonds, 369 in all, having a stated TDW 9.17ct. Gemologist’s report available. $11,000 - $14,000 see colour illustration p 113
220 A Ring Set With A Solitaire Diamond of Approximately 3.5ct.
The round early European cut diamond set in a ring of platinum with two shoulder baguette cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available. $35,000 - $38,000 see colour illustration title page
221 A Solitaire Emerald-Cut Diamond of A Little Over 2ct Set In A Pendant.
The diamond assessed as 2.05 - 2.10ct, J/K, VS2, good make is set in a rub-over frame of 18ct yellow gold suspended by a trace neck chain also of 18ct yellow gold. Gemologist’s report available. $9,500 - $12,500 see colour illustration p 109
222 A Ring Set With A Solitaire Marquise Cut Diamond of 3.02ct.
The diamond of reported weight 3.02ct and assessed quality J, SI2, Good make is rub-over set in a mount of platinum and 18ct yellow gold, the shoulders each enhanced with 3 tapered baguette cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available. $26,000 - $30,000 see colour illustration p 111
223 A Splendid Necklace Set With Over 25ct of Diamonds.
Chevron outline, designed as an articulated graduated interlocking line of domed chevron links in 18ct white gold set with a total of 641 round modern brilliant cut diamonds of good quality and total weight 25.65ct. Gemologist’s report available on request. $30,000 - $40,000 see colour illustration p 111
224 A Pair of Aquamarine and Diamond Drop Earrings.
Each designed as a tapered open scroll panel of 18ct white gold set with round modern brilliant cut diamonds to an articulated drop set with a pendeloque cut aquamarine of over 7ct. TDW 1.19ct, TAW. 14.59ct. Gemologist’s report available. $3,700 - $4,700 see colour illustration p 125
225 A Pair of Solitaire Diamond Earstuds of Approximately 1.24ct Total.
The round modern brilliant cut diamonds assessed as G/I, I1 are set in 14ct yellow gold. Gemologist’s report available. $2,500 - $2,800
226 A Striking Green Tourmaline and Diamond Cluster Ring.
The 14 x 12mm emerald-cut tourmaline set in a cushion outline ring of 18ct yellow and white gold within a three row border of round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available. $5,500 - $7,500 see colour illustration p 105
227 A Fashionable Cluster Ring Set With Baguette and Brilliant Cut Diamonds.
Quatrefoil oval marquise outline in 18ct white gold set with three tiers of baguette cut diamonds bordered by round modern brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 3.07ct. Gemologist’s report available. $3,750 - $4,750 see colour illustration p 117
228 A Ring Set With A Pear Shaped Solitaire Diamond of A Little Over 2ct.
The pendeloque cut diamond set in a ring of 18ct white and yellow gold. Gemologist’s report available. $12,500 - $14,500 see colour illustration p 117
229 An Exceptional Victorian Period Emerald and Diamond Bracelet.
Designed as a line of hinged gold panels set with rectangular cut emeralds to a central rococo oval panel set with a larger emerald and four mine cut diamonds. The emeralds of fine colour. Gemologist’s report available on request. $4,500 - $5,500 see colour illustration p 107
230 A Bangle Set With A Line of Baguette and Brilliant Cut Diamonds.
18ct white gold hinged design, the upper section having a close channel set line of baguette cut diamonds bordered by round modern brilliant cut diamonds. The diamonds of fine quality (D/F, VS/SI) have a TDW 4.24ct. Gemologist’s report available. $5,500 - $6,500 see colour illustration p 113
231 A Late 17th/Early 18th Century Pendant and Earring Suite Set With Diamonds.
The pendant of three articulated sections : bow surmount, sunburst mid-panel, and V scroll finial in 22ct yellow gold rubover set with rose and senaille cut diamonds. The earrings of similar design. Unidentified Continental mark on pendant bale. Possibly French or Portuguese/Spanish. Gemologist’s report available. $3,500 - $4,500 see colour illustration p 125
232 An Unusual Knight and Lady Motif Brooch.
Finely carved and worked 18ct yellow gold of heraldic style. The design of a medieval knight and lady leaning in casual pose toward a central pear shaped ruby and diamond cluster. The frame of parchment scrolls and floral garlands enhanced with four larger diamonds. The brooch pin clearly a later addition, suggesting that the piece may have been part of the ornamentation of some other object such as a jewellery or trinket box. Gemologist’s report available. $2,000 - $3,000 (suite) see colour illustration p 117
233 A Particularly Good Diamond Rivière Necklace of Finest Quality
The 137 articulated links of 18ct white gold set with a line of round modern brilliant cut diamonds, graduated from the centre. The diamonds with a stated TDW 10.00ct are reported to be D-F, VVS-IF. Gemologist’s report available on request. $20,000 - $25,000 see colour illustration p 125
234 A Stylish Bracelet Set With Three Cabochon Precious Stones.
18ct yellow gold gatelinks to three rub-over panels set with an oval cabochon ruby, emerald and blue sapphire. 21.8g. $800 - $1,000
235 A Triple Crossover Bangle Set With Diamonds
Hinged design in 18ct white gold, the upper section of three broken lines of diamonds in a slightly concave triple crossover. Each line comprising a central close set row of baguette cut diamonds bordered by round modern brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 4.83ct. Gemologist’s report available. $6,200 - $6,800 see colour illustration p 113
236 A Good Pair of Georgian Drop Earrings Set With Diamonds.
Filigree teardrop outline in silver with finial bow motifs, suspended by wire hooks. Each set with rose cut diamonds to a central pear shaped rose cut diamond. TDW very approximately 2ct. With box. Gemologist’s report available. $2,500 - $3,000 see colour illustration p 125
237 A Pair of Solitaire Princess Cut Diamond Earstuds of Approximately 1.30ct Total.
The diamonds assessed as J/L, SI2/I1 are set in 14ct yellow gold. Gemologist’s report available. $2,000 - $2,500
238 A Good Emerald and Diamond Cluster Ring.
The emerald cut emerald of very good colour and reported weight 4.03ct is set in a ring of 18ct white and yellow gold within a border of round modern brilliant cut diamonds, with further diamonds at each shoulder. The diamonds, 76 in all with a reported TDW 0.60ct are of fine quality (D/F, VS - SI). Gemologist’s report available. $8,000 - $12,000 see colour illustration p 109
239 A Ring Set With A Solitaire Emerald-Cut Diamond of Approximately 2ct.
The diamond of excellent clarity and attractive light citruschampagne colour is set in a four claw mount of 18ct white gold. Gemologist’s report available. $10,000 - $12,000 see colour illustration p 107
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240 A Ring of Art Deco Design Set With Diamonds.
Rectangular outline geometric design featuring a line of circular panels, hand made in 18ct white gold, set with 87 very good quality round modern brilliant cut diamonds having an estimated TDW 1.17ct. Gemologist’s report available. $2,750 - $3,750 see colour illustration p 107
241 A Pair of Late 18th Century French Drop Earrings Set With Diamonds.
Articulated open loop and enclosed drop design in silver/gold doublet suspended by a quatrefoil link and hook. Set with rose cut diamonds within closed back mounts. TDW very approximately 1.75ct. Unidentified French marks probably Paris c.1790. With box. Gemologist’s report available. $2,750 - $3,750 see colour illustration p 105
242 A Pendant and Earrings Suite Set With Golden Topaz and South Seas Golden Pearls.
Each piece designed as an oval cut golden topaz set in 18ct yellow gold suspending a near round golden South Seas cultured pearl of good lustre and almost blemish free. The pendant suspended by a trace chain of 18ct foxtail links. $2,250 - $2,750 (suite) see colour illustration p 125
243 A Ring Set With Three Emerald-Cut Diamonds.
The emerald-cut diamonds estimated as 1.05ct, F/G, VS1-2, very good make are set in a bridge of 14ct white gold centred by the largest stone; the shoulders set with 6 Princess cut diamonds of good quality. TDW 2.15ct. Gemologist’s report available. $3,000 - $4,000
244 A Ring Set With A Jade Cabochon and Diamonds.
The 13 x 10mm oval apple green jadeite cabochon set in a ring of 18ct white and yellow gold enhanced with ajouré set with lines of round modern brilliant cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available. $1,750 - $2,000 see colour illustration p 109
245 A Bridge Ring Set With Diamonds.
The wide band of 18ct white gold set with a panel of round modern brilliant cut diamonds in three rows with every alternate diamond set above the others in a rub-over chenier. Gemologist’s report available. $2,000 - $2,500
246 A Line Bracelet Set With Over 5ct of Diamonds.
The articulated line of 36 tonneau shaped 18ct white gold links each set with a central row of baguette cut diamonds bordered on the outer edges by round modern brilliant cut diamonds. The fine quality (D/F, VS-I1) diamonds having a TDW 5.43ct. Gemologist’s report available. $3,800 - $4,400 see colour illustration p 117
247 A Late 19th Century Floral Bouquet Brooch Set With Diamonds.
Silver/gold doublet set with lines and clusters of old mine and rose cut diamonds to suit the design, centred by a diamond of approximately 0.75ct. TDW estimated at 7.50ct. Gemologist’s report available. $3,500 - $4,500 see colour illustration p 115
248 A Good Three Diamond Ring.
The round modern brilliant cut diamonds graded loose as 0.803ct E, I1; 0.603 E, SI2/I1; 0.64ct F, I1; all very good make (TDW 2.04ct) are set in a bridge of 18ct white gold graduated from the largest stone. Gemologist’s report available. $8,000 - $9,000 see colour illustration p 105
249 A Pair of Tourmaline, Diamond and Briolette Drop Earrings.
Each designed as an oval cut pink tourmaline and diamond cluster stud suspending by chain a fall of briolette cut green and pink tourmalines of graduated size. The tourmalines having a total weight of over 40ct and the diamonds 0.60ct for the pair. Gemologist’s report available. $3,600 - $4,200 see colour illustration p 113
250 A Pair of Creole Style Hoop Earrings Pavé Set With Over 4ct of Diamonds.
Circular hinged tubular design, the inner and outer leading surfaces pavé set with 384 round modern brilliant cut diamonds having a TDW 4.89ct. Gemologist’s report available. $5,500 - $6,500 see colour illustration p 113
251 A Three Row Gatelink Diamond Bracelet.
Designed as 44 rectangular gate-linked bars, each close channel set with a row of 5 Princess cut diamonds. The diamonds, 220 in all having a TDW 4.05ct. Gemologist’s report available. $3,800 - $4,800 see colour illustration p 117
252 A Pair of Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Chandelier Style Drop Earrings.
Each designed as a triangular cluster stud supporting a fall of bar, scrolls and drops set with lines of small round modern brilliant cut diamonds, suspending articulated tourmaline drops. 18ct white gold. Gemologist’s report available. $3,800 - $4,800 see colour illustration p 115
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253 A Pair of Georgian Period Girandole Earrings.
9ct yellow gold/silver doublet in three sections to a wire ear hook. The upper two sections of possibly later date set with old cut pastes; the lower section of three articulated drops set with old mine and rose cut diamonds. Gemologist’s report available. $1,700 - $2,200 see colour illustration p 117
254 A Pair of South Seas Pearl and Diamond Earclips.
Each designed as a `V’ of baguette cut diamonds with a surmount of three marquise cut diamonds supporting a 1011mm ovoid white cultured pearl. White gold. Gemologist’s report available. $2,500 - $3,000 see colour illustration p 115
255 A Traditional Five Diamond Bridge Ring.
The bridge of platinum set with a row of round modern brilliant cut diamonds of matched size and estimated quality E/F, VS2/ SI1 with a TDW approximately 1.55ct. Gemologist’s report available. $3,500 - $4,500
256 A Good Late Victorian Three Diamond Gypsy Ring.
18ct Yellow gold set with three old European cut diamonds graduated from the centre estimated as : 1.30ct G, VS2(+); 0.55 and 0.38ct G, VS2/SI1. TDW approximately 2.23ct. Gemologist’s report available. $6,250 - $7,250 see colour illustration p 125
257 A Pearl and Diamond Cluster Dress Ring.
Lobed rectangular outline in 14ct white gold set with marquise, round and baguette cut diamonds to a central 12mm ovoid white cultured pearl. Gemologist’s report available. $3,000 - $4,000 see colour illustration p 115
258 A 19th Century Floral Brooch.
18ct yellow gold/silver doublet set with old mine and rose cut diamonds together with oval imitation turquoise cabochons (one natural). TDW very approximately 4.70ct. The imitation turquoise possibly dyed chalcedony. Gemologist’s report available. $2,500 - $3,500 see colour illustration p 105
259 A Ring Set With A Solitaire Diamond of 0.54ct.
The round modern brilliant cut diamond assessed as F, SI1, very good make is set in a simple ring of platinum. Gemologist’s report available. $2,000 - $2,500
260 A Ruby and Diamond Cluster Dress Ring.
The oval cut deep red ruby of stated weight 1.40ct is set in a ballerina style ring of platinum within a border of tapered baguette cut diamonds of total stated weight 1.48ct. Gemologist’s report available. $3,000 - $4,000 see colour illustration p 105
261 A Ring Set with an Octagonal Cut Green Sapphire and Diamonds.
The sapphire of approximately 4.44ct is set within a border of round modern brilliant cut diamonds, the under-bezel, shoulders and band set with further diamonds. The diamonds, some 128 in all have an estimated TDW 2.96ct. Gemologist’s report available. $4,000 - $5,000
262 A William IV Period Memoriam Ring.
18ct yellow gold set with diamonds and black enamel to a central rectangular cut ruby. Inscribed sentiment dated 1830. With box from Fattorini the manufacturers of order jewels. $750 - $850 see colour illustration p 117
263 A Ring Set With A Solitaire Diamond of 1.00ct.
The round modern brilliant cut diamond assessed as H/I, VS1 is set in platinum. Gemologist’s report available. $5,800 - $6,400
264 A Pendant Set With Fancy Yellow and White Diamonds.
Designed as an articulated fall of three clusters: pear shape at the bale, mid-section marquise and free-swinging pear shape double border finial. Each set with a fancy yellow diamond of pear or marquise cut bordered by white round modern brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 2.09ct. Gemologist’s report available. $2,500 - $3,500 see colour illustration p 125
265 A Contemporary Bracelet of 14ct Gold Set With Gemstones.
Yellow gold panels and satin white gold pierced links, each yellow gold link rub-over set with an emerald cut gemstone: peridot, aquamarine, citrine, amethyst, garnet; the pattern repeated once. $900 - $1,200
266 A Cross Pendant Set With Diamonds.
The Latin cross of 18ct white gold set with intersecting rows of baguette cut diamonds, all bordered by a continuous row of round modern brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 2.29ct. Gemologist’s report available. $2,750 - $3,250 see colour illustration p 115
267 A Mid-Victorian Floral and Foliate Motif Brooch Set With Emeralds and Diamonds.
18ct yellow gold/silver doublet, designed as a spray of four long leaves set with lines of round-cut emeralds to a large flowerhead pavé set with rose cut diamonds. The design suggests possible use as a hat or turban jewel. With original octagonal fitted box. $2,500 - $3,500 see colour illustration p 125
268 An Attractive Diamond Cluster Ring centred by an Emerald-Cut of 0.81ct.
The emerald-cut diamond set within an octagonal border of small round brilliants, the shoulders set with Princess cut diamonds. TDW 1.90ct. The diamonds assessed as F, VS2. 18ct white gold. Gemologist’s report available. $6,500 - $7,500 see colour illustration p 107
269 A Ring Set With An 0.73ct Solitaire Diamond of Exceptional Quality.
The round modern brilliant cut diamond described in HRD certificate 20034445501 as E, VVSI, very good make, hearts and arrows, is set in a ring of platinum. Gemologist’s report available. $5,500 - $6,500
270 A Necklace of South Seas Cultured Golden Pearls
The 10-13mm near round pearls slightly graduated from the centre to a bright-cut 14ct yellow gold glitter ball clasp. 470mm. Gemologist’s report available. $5,000 - $6,000 see colour illustration 107
271 A Ring Set With A Solitaire Diamond of 1.00ct.
The round modern brilliant cut diamond assessed as G/H, SI1 is set in a ring of 18ct white and yellow gold. Gemologist’s report available. $5,000 - $6,000
272 A Ring Set With Rubies and Diamonds.
The wide band of 18ct white gold and platinum having an upper section pavé set with brilliant cut diamonds to three rub-over set square cut rubies. Gemologist’s report available. $2,000 - $2,500 see colour illustration p 117
273 A Signet Style Dress Ring Encrusted With Diamonds.
The broad band of 18ct white gold set with brilliant and baguette cut diamonds to the shoulders and under bezel centred by a circular cluster of Princess and round modern brilliant cut diamonds. TDW 2.89ct. Gemologist’s report available. $3,800 - $4,800 see colour illustration p 125
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ANTIQUES & MODERN DESIGN Thur 2 Dec 2010 – 6:00pm | EVENING PREVIEW WED 24 NOV
Published in this catalogue is an overview of the highlights of the Decorative Art & Modern Design section of the sale, providing just a taste of the broader offering. A catalogue with full descriptions of all lots included in the sale will be available free of charge at viewing and online from November 19. PLEASE NOTE Absentee and phone bids must be registered before 12:00pm on Thursday 5 August 2010. This sale will be preceded by an uncatalogued Collectables sale at 4:00pm. Both sales are fully illustrated online at webbs.co.nz.
Viewing Wed 24 Nov
Evening Preview 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Thu 25 Nov
9:00am – 5:30pm
Fri 26 Nov
9:00am – 5:30pm
Sat 27 Nov
11:00am – 3:00pm
Sun 28 Nov
11:00am – 3:00pm
Mon 29 Nov
9:00am – 5:30pm
Tue 30 Nov
9:00am – 5:30pm
Wed 1 Dec
9:00am – 5:30pm
Thu 2 Dec
9:00am – 12:00pm
BUYER’S PREMIUM A buyer’s premium of 15% will be charged on all items in this Antiques & Modern Design sale. GST (15%) is payable on the buyer’s premium only. Phone and Absentee bids to be placed no later than 12 noon on day of sale.
 A Fine Polyphon Tabletop Music Box includes twenty discs, c.1890. H340 W550 D500 $8,000 - $12,000
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420, 422, 421
426, 427, 425
559 556 (2)
A SELECTION OF PIECES FROM THE SALE ARE ILLUSTRATED AND DETAILED - A FULL CATALOGUE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AND FREE OF CHARGE AT THE VIEWING
 A 19th Century Gilded and Painted Plate with scalloped edge, blue border, painted swags and central urn. Chelsea Derby mark to base. D222 $100 - $200
 A Hand Painted and Gilded Dish diamond shaped with scalloped sides gold border. Landscape scene ‘Near Twyford, Derbyshire’. Derby mark to base. L285 $150 - $250
 A 19th Century Botanical Bowl with shaped border, burgundy rim and floral decoration. Meissen mark to base. D226 $150 - $200
 A Large Painted Baluster Shaped Foley “Intarsio” Amphora Vase with Art Nouveau woodland landscape pattern. Marked on base with pattern 3025 and Registration No.330288, c.1905. H355 $700 - $900
 A Pair of Sevres Style Ormolu Mounted Urn Vases with painted courting couples panels and small landscapes. Pineapple finials with relief swag and scroll decoration. c.1860. H340 $800 - $1,200
 A Large 19th Century Sevres Style Fruit Bowl with ormolu frame mounts and base. Painted ‘Lovers in a Woodland’ and landscape panels with gilt borders on a cobalt ground. L380 $800 - $1200
 A Martin Boyd Dinner Set with painted bird and floral decoration. Includes six dinner plates, five side plates, one lidded tureen, six soup bowls, six cups and saucers, salt and mustard pot. Signed to base. $400 - $600
 A Philip Jolley Sculptural Vase Purchased from The Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award 1991 H240 $300 - $500
 A Len Castle Large Shino Bowl with an everted rim, turned bands and supported on a ring foot. H125 D385 $2,000 - $3,000
 A Nicholas Brandon Red Glazed Stoneware Sculpture H840 $500 - $800
 A Nicholas Brandon Red Glazed Stoneware Sculpture
 A 19th Century Sauce Boat
H800 $500 - $800
relief molded with painted landscapes H70 $80 - $120
 A Nicholas Brandon Red Glazed Stoneware Sculpture
 A Mirek Smisek Large Salt Glaze Bowl green and brown salt glaze, deep sides with incised banding, tapering to a raised foot. H210 D310 $1,000 - $1,500
 A Mirek Smisek Large Salt Glaze Branch Pot dark green salt glaze of ovoid form, incised with repeating decorative
H725 $500 - $800
 A John Parker ‘Red China Bottle’ of round form, turned bands to the base and long tapered neck. H205 $450 - $550
 A John Parker ‘Red China Bottle’ of round form, turned bands to the base
banding. H520 D400 $3,000 - $4,000
and long tapered neck. H195 $350 - $450
 A Roy Cowan Large Abstract Stoneware Sculpture
 A John Parker ‘Red China Bottle’ of round form, turned bands to the base
organic architecture, multiple slabbuilt rectangular form with a variety of
and long tapered neck. H180 $250 - $350
shaped windows. H990 W530 D500 $8,000 - $10,000
 A John Parker Bronze Bowl
 A Len Castle Discoid Vase with heavily grogged surface and three deep groves to either side, grooves with incised cuts. Ochre pigment. H415 W400 D180 $2,500 - $3,500
 A Len Castle Large Red Studio Pottery Bowl Note: glaze cracks. H170 D445 $2,000 - $2,500
H120 D270 $300 - $500
 A Jim Greig Pebble Vase H180 $500 - $800
 A Jim Greig Pebble Vase H160 $500 - $800
 A Jim Greig Pebble Vase H120 $300 - $500
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 A large Len Castle Impressed Blue Bowl H120 L590 $800-$1200
 A Len Castle Inverted Volacno Sculpture with deep red interior H190 L845 $2000 - $3000
 A Len Castle Bowl with red interior. H140 D280 $1800 - $2500
 A Rare Len Castle Ovoid Vase with a tall neck and a speckled blue
 A Victorian Small Magic Lantern
c.1900. H1770 W1400 D530 $1,500 - $2,200
with original reflector, lens and burner. H480 $150 - $200
 An Original Architectural Plan for the Obelisk on Maungakiekie - One Tree Hill
 An Early Victorian Sterling Silver Canteen of Fiddle Pattern Flatware
titled ‘Proposed Obelisk For Maungakiekie, for the trustees in the estate of Sir John Logan Campbell K.T. deceased. Ratkinson Abbott, 38
fifty six pieces of mixed dates and makers, mostly George Angell. Also includes 6 large Marshall & Sons soup
Shortland St. Auckland. January 1939. H780 W715 $2,000 - $3,000
glaze. H270 $600 - $1000
 A Large German 19th Century Gesetzlich and Geschuetzl Plate Camera
 A Barry Brickell Dog
lens by Schneider and Co. $200 - $300
with impressed markings to front CATOPHOBIC PEOPILLICAPRICOPHILLIC SUPERCILIO CANINOMORPH DRIVING CREEK RAILWAY WORKSHOPS 1990.Note: some
 A Butcher’s ‘Cameo’ Folding Plate Camera
spoons, Edinburgh 1835. $2,000 - $3,000
 A Pair of Victorian Sterling Silver Sugar Sifters with heavily worked repousse birds and foliage. W. Comyns, London 1892. H175 $800 - $1,200
 A Chinese Ching Porcelain Baluster Vase with underglaze blue figure in landscape
c.1910. $60 - $100
decoration. H360 $500 - $700
restoration to tail H600 L500 $3000 - $5000
 An Eastman Kodak Baby Brownie Box Camera
 A 19th Century Chinese Export Sparrow Beak Jug
$60 - $100
 A Peter Stichbury Black Teapot
 An American Carlton Plastic Camera
over painted with European flowers. Together with coffee can with replaced
with a cane handle. H205 $300 - $500
$80 - $120
 A Peter Stichbury teacaddy
 An Early 20th Century Plate Camera
handle. Note: chips to glaze. H105 $50 - $100
 A Blue and White Chinese Export Sparrow Beak Jug
$100 - $200
with chrysanthmums and central medallion. Note: Replacement handle
 An Edwardian Scottish J. Lizars Plate Camera
and stapled body. H205 $80 - $120
 A Large Peter Stichbury Platter
c.1905. $150 - $250
with green glaze and swirling decoration. H70 D415 $800 -$1200
 A Rare 19th Century Chinese Root Carving Group
 A Thornton Pickard ‘Sanderson’ Plate Camera
depicting an old street magician with two small attendants. All figures with well carved arms, legs and heads and the clothing skillfully comprising the natural root effects. Inlaid ivory teeth and black coral eyes supported on a three legged
with screw lid and chun glaze. H185 $300 -$500
 An Italian Carved Marble Bust of Jesus on a turned alabaster pedestal, early 20th century. H480 $1,200 - $1,500
 An Rare Early 20th Century Powers Movie Projector
c.1905. $200 - $400
black root stand. H 1220 $6,000-$9,000
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415, 414, 413
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 An Nest of Three Vintage Mahogany Tables
 A Victorian Cast Iron Plant Stand
 A 19th Century Carribean Cupboard
with an integrated tray, c.1960. $300 - $500
with a â€˜Tâ€™ section beige foliate frame and
the upper section with two doors, the lower section with three drawers above two doors. Ebonised detailing to the whole, raised on turned legs with a
 An English G-Plan Dining Suite comprising draw leaf table and four chairs. L1420 W780 $600 - $800
 An English G-Plan Sideboard comprising of three cupboards and one drawer, shaped wooden handles and detailing. On square sectioned legs. H850 W1220 D450 $600 - $900
 An Early Victorian Figured Rosewood Fliptop Table on a turned pedestal base with four scroll carved legs. The top opens to reveal a finely inlaid burr walnut circular panel with rosewood centre, c.1840. Note Hinge needs attention. $1,000 - $1,500
 A Jaeger-LeCoultre In-line Bridge Skeleton Mantle Clock with bridge works, brushed brass frame, ribbed and frosted backing glass. Stamped 385. Original box, c.1960. H205 W165 D38 $2,000 - $2,500
nine graduated pot stands. H1100 W1000 D500 $800 - $1,200
 A Pair of Victorian Cast Iron Classical Garden Urns painted green. H440 $400 - $800
 A Large Victorian Cast Iron Classical Garden Urn painted blue and green H560 $800 - $1,000
 An Attractive French Fauteuil in carved giltwood, caned back and seat panels. $500 - $800
 A Set of Four French Park Chairs with sheet metal backs and seats. $400 - $600
 A 19th Century Rosewood Centre Table the two shaped supports and freize with
shaped frieze. H2060 W1230 D430 $3,500 - $6,000
 A 19th Century Stickback Elm Windsor Armchair H1080 $700 - $1,000
 A Late Georgian Mahogany Chest on Stand the six drawer upper section raised on cabriole leg stand with three drawers to the shaped frieze. Original handles and escutcheons, 18th Century and later. H1460 W1010 D590 $3,500 - $5,000
 An Ornately Carved Continental Sideboard the breakfront with three cupboards below three drawers in Renaissance revival style, late 19th Century H1040 W1990 D650 $1000 - $1500
carved foliate decoration. H750 W1530 D890 $1,800 - $2,500
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ADVENTURE & DISCOVERY
Thurs 9 Dec 2010 – 6:00pm | VIEWING FROM 4 DEC Viewing Sat 4 Dec
11:00am – 3:00pm
Sun 5 Dec
11:00am – 3:00pm
Mon 6 Dec
9:00am – 5:30pm
Tue 7 Dec
9:00am – 5:30pm
Wed 8 Dec
9:00am – 5:30pm
Thu 9 Dec
9:00am – 12:00pm
For all those fishing fanatics out there, Webb’s presents a specialist sale of vintage fishing equipment to be held on Thursday 9 December – the first in a planned series of ‘Adventure & Discovery’ sales offering a range of must-have collectibles for the intrepid at heart. The sale features the most important collection of fresh and salt water fishing materials ever to be offered in New Zealand, with more than 300 examples of pre-1940 vintage game-fishing gear including fishing reels, rods and lures. A number of pieces have documented histories back to the legendary adventurer Zane Grey. Published in this catalogue is an overview of the highlights of the sale, providing just a taste of the broader offering. A catalogue with full descriptions of all lots in the sale will be available free of charge at the viewing and online from 19 November.
CONTACT: James Hogan | email@example.com | +64 21 510 477
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A selection of vintage gamefishing rods, reels, lures, garb and flying gaffs included in the sale.
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Bidding Slip For absentee bidders on lots in sale 319 Please bid on my behalf at the above sale for the following lots up to the prices recorded. These bids are to be executed as cheaply as is permitted by other bids or reserves if any.* I agree to comply with the Conditions of Sale as printed in the catalogue. I understand that in the case of a successful bid on items in the Important Works of Art and Fine Jewellery & Watches sales a buyer’s premium of 12.5% will be added to the hammer price and that GST is charged on the premium, and that in the case of a successful bid on items in the Antiques and Modern Designsale, a buyer’s premium of 15% will be added to the hammer price and that GST is charged on the premium. On major lots customers may prefer to bid by telephone. Please enquire regarding this service which Webb’s carry out at no charge.
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INDEX OF ARTISTS McCahon, Colin
Morton, Gracie Pwerle
Napangardi, Lily Kelly
65, 66, 69
Bambury, Stephen Binney, Don Brown, Nigel Cotton, Shane
Dashper, Julian de Lautour, Tony Fomison, Tony
21, 26, 44, 76, 77, 95
Goldie, Charles Hammond, Bill Hanly, Pat
Robinson, Peter Ross Smith, Barry Shepherd, Michael
27 80, 81 9
15, 39, 49, 52, 73, 92
45, 46, 53, 84
6, 37, 50, 89
33, 34 2, 3 4, 91
12, 42, 51, 57, 93
van Hout, Ronnie
John, Augustus Edwin
van Hout, Ronnie
Killeen, Richard Loy Kemarre, Abie Maddox, Allen McCahon, Colin Mitchell, Sam Morrison, Robin
White, A. Lois
White, A Lois
1, 16, 29, 36 5 88
75 40, 41
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