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A carved wooden Maori Kotiate short hand club, "liver cutter"  measuring 35 cm long x 13cm wide. The reke (butt) of the handle a carved tiki with inset paua (abalone) eyes.  At the base of the carved tiki a hole with possible original harakeke (flax) string.  The body of the club is carved in the rauponga pattern making the origin likely to be the Waipu Valley on the North East Coast of New Zealand.  The pattern consists in each quarter a row of dog-tooth notches (pakati) on each side of which are parallel grooves (haehae) and ridges (raumoa). The club body is inset 3 paua (abalone) shells. The club is identically carved each side and inset a total of eight shells.

151 A carved wooden Maori Kotiate short hand club, "liver cutter" measuring 35 cm long x 13cm wide. The reke (butt) of the handle a carved tiki with inset paua (abalone) eyes. At the base of the carved tiki a hole with possible original harakeke (flax) string. The body of the club is carved in the rauponga pattern making the origin likely to be the Waipu Valley on the North East Coast of New Zealand. The pattern consists in each quarter a row of dog-tooth notches (pakati) on each side of which are parallel grooves (haehae) and ridges (raumoa). The club body is inset 3 paua (abalone) shells. The club is identically carved each side and inset a total of eight shells.

£500-800
Niels Moller for J L Moller, Danish, model number 75, a set of 4 mid 20th Century teak bar back dining chairs with woven papercord seats, raised on turned supports, the base of each seat with J L Moller label

911 Niels Moller for J L Moller, Danish, model number 75, a set of 4 mid 20th Century teak bar back dining chairs with woven papercord seats, raised on turned supports, the base of each seat with J L Moller label

£300-400
A near pair of William Moorcroft Macintyre Florian Ware waisted vases decorated with yellow irises on a blue ground, having a printed signature 25cm and 25.5cm

1 A near pair of William Moorcroft Macintyre Florian Ware waisted vases decorated with yellow irises on a blue ground, having a printed signature 25cm and 25.5cm

£400-600
A Persian silver rectangular cigarette box decorated with exotic birds amongst flowers with vacant cartouche on figural feet, 20cm, 652 grams

503 A Persian silver rectangular cigarette box decorated with exotic birds amongst flowers with vacant cartouche on figural feet, 20cm, 652 grams

£300-400
A cased set of silver gilt Faberge shell shaped table salts, the handles with entwined mice and a frog with stamped 88 head and makers mark AN, 7cm

514 A cased set of silver gilt Faberge shell shaped table salts, the handles with entwined mice and a frog with stamped 88 head and makers mark AN, 7cm

£1000-1500
Maple and Co., a Georgian style double fusee bracket clock with 20cm dial and 15cm back plate, striking on a gong, contained in arched light oak and brass case

825 Maple and Co., a Georgian style double fusee bracket clock with 20cm dial and 15cm back plate, striking on a gong, contained in arched light oak and brass case

£500-700
A 19th Century 6 shot self cocking percussion pepper pot revolver with 7cm barrel

199 A 19th Century 6 shot self cocking percussion pepper pot revolver with 7cm barrel

£200-300
A fine pair of platinum, diamond and detachable baroque pearl bow ear drops, comprising 34 brilliant cut graduated diamonds and 40 baguette cut tapered diamonds each terminating in a baroque pearl 15mm, the overall measurement 60mm, the gross weight 26 grams

660 A fine pair of platinum, diamond and detachable baroque pearl bow ear drops, comprising 34 brilliant cut graduated diamonds and 40 baguette cut tapered diamonds each terminating in a baroque pearl 15mm, the overall measurement 60mm, the gross weight 26 grams

£4000-6000
A mid 19th Century painted marble screen, formed of numerous white tablets with brightly coloured dignitaries and ladies between women and children, inscriptions and precious objects, the reverse with rocky landscapes and flowers, all mounted in hardwood framing surmounted by a carved and pierced crest of Shou and Chilong and on a long stand, 66cm h  x 109 cm w

133 A mid 19th Century painted marble screen, formed of numerous white tablets with brightly coloured dignitaries and ladies between women and children, inscriptions and precious objects, the reverse with rocky landscapes and flowers, all mounted in hardwood framing surmounted by a carved and pierced crest of Shou and Chilong and on a long stand, 66cm h x 109 cm w

£500-700
A jade figure of Shou Lao, c1900, the figure in grey-green stone standing holding a ru-i sceptre above a boy with a peach, 15cm

126 A jade figure of Shou Lao, c1900, the figure in grey-green stone standing holding a ru-i sceptre above a boy with a peach, 15cm

£300-500
A 19th/20th Century jade boulder carving, the pale grey-green stone with amber inclusions carved with small figures of Shou Lao with his staff and a boy carrying his peach approaching a river under a mountain overhang and pines, two bats flying above, 19.5cm with stand

130 A 19th/20th Century jade boulder carving, the pale grey-green stone with amber inclusions carved with small figures of Shou Lao with his staff and a boy carrying his peach approaching a river under a mountain overhang and pines, two bats flying above, 19.5cm with stand

£1000-1500
A book of 12 Chinese rice paper paintings of fish, each signed 17cm by 28cm

137 A book of 12 Chinese rice paper paintings of fish, each signed 17cm by 28cm

£500-800

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We hold two public auctions fortnightly, one for Fine Art and Antiques and the other for Vintage items and Interiors . Amongst the antiques we regularly sell include Paintings, Carpets, Furniture, Ceramics, Silverware, Toys, Stamps, Jewellery, Clocks, Watches and any other collectables we are presented with.

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