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.
Sold for £500
An engraved Turkish coffee pot 33cm, a pewter plate with bracketed border, the reverse with touch marks 24cm, an oval pewter dish the reverse with touch marks and bracket border 27cm, 2 pewter beakers monogrammed 10cm (some dents), a pair of pewter half pint measures the bases marked Hampton, a miniature coffee pot and sugar bowl
A pair of WWI brass Trench Art vases formed from 18lb shell cases marked 1916, 1 other dated 1915, a large brass shell case marked M14 1963, 3 40mm shell cases dated 1943, 1950 and 1955, a brass Trench Art vase dated 1942 engraved a cottage and a Trench Art vase formed from an 18lb shell case marked 1917 and a button stick
Sold for £46