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Antiques & Decorative Arts

by Webb's


284 lots | 282 with images

December 4, 2008

18 Manukau Road

Newmarket

Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 524 6804

Fax: +64 9 524 7048

Email: auctions@webbs.co.nz

A Late 19th Century Gold Mounted Kiwi Beak Large

Lot 300: A Late 19th Century Gold Mounted Kiwi Beak Large

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Description: A Late 19th Century Gold Mounted Kiwi Beak Large Pin Brooch bearing the marks 9ct and a raised shaped heart most probably a New Zealand maker not identified. The brooch commissioned to wear as a cloak/cape fastener. Provenance; originally gifted to the vendor's mother 1897 King Country, an acknowledgement of gratitude for nursing a Maori chief back to health.

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A Maori Stone Toki Adze rectangular cross-section,

Lot 301: A Maori Stone Toki Adze rectangular cross-section,

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Description: A Maori Stone Toki Adze rectangular cross-section, widest at cutting edge tapering to a reduced poll, slightly curved cutting edge. L.142mm. W.67mm. D.40mm. Y09830.

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A Maori Stone Toki Adze smooth surface,

Lot 302: A Maori Stone Toki Adze smooth surface,

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Description: A Maori Stone Toki Adze smooth surface, rectangular cross-section, slightly rounded cutting edge, blunt. L.114mm. W.56mm. D.29mm. Y09832.

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A Maori Stone Toki Adze smooth surface, slightly

Lot 303: A Maori Stone Toki Adze smooth surface, slightly

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Description: A Maori Stone Toki Adze smooth surface, slightly rounded rectangular cross-section, bevel steep, line of demarcation. L.122mm. W.40mm. D.35mm. Y09831.

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A Superb Contact Period Maori Argillite Mere the

Lot 304: A Superb Contact Period Maori Argillite Mere the

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Description: A Superb Contact Period Maori Argillite Mere the long finely modelled and well balanced mere of spatula shape with reduced grip and swelling to a ridged butt knob. Deep but incomplete suspension holes on either side of handle. Fine sharp edge with only one tiny chip, smooth surface with a bright all over polish. Light flecks and grain to the stone. Possibly pre-contact as suspension holes appear to be carved from non- metal tools. Provenance; found in bushland near Plimmerton, Lower North Island c.1900 and has been in the same family since. L.405mm. W.103mm. Y7146.

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