Maori & Pacific Artefacts
This important figure supported bowl is the be offered in our Maori and Pacific artefact auction along with other historically significant pieces.
A rare and historically important Kumete by Patoromu Tamatea
Provenance: Gifted by the chiefs of the Te Arawa tribe to Robert Graham M.P in 1878 in acknowledgement for his work in settling peace over a land dispute between the chiefs Te Pokiha Taranui of Ngati Pikiao and Petera Te Pukuatua of Ngati Whakaue
Further entries invited: Phone Dunbar Sloane 021 473 998 or James Parkinson 0220288541
Outstanding Prices Achieved in the Maori, Oceanic & African Arts Auction- 8 Dec 2021
Unprecedented results were achieved across the board last night in the Maori, Oceanic & African Arts Auction. Particularly impressive prices where achieved for the Chiefs Mere Pounamu (Short bladed Greenstone Weapon) (Lot 86)
Estimated at $35,000 - $70,000, This Mere Pounamu Achieved $150,000 Plus Buyer's Premium.
John Lennon Book "In His Own Write" Authentically Signed by The Beatles to be Auctioned in the Upcoming Antiquarian Book & Maps Auction- 25 Nov 2021
In light of the world premier of Peter Jackson's highly anticipated original docuseries 'The Beatles: Get Back', we are delighted to present this John Lennon Book, "In His Own Write", which is authentically signed by The Beatles.
Robert Ellis (b 1929) 'Motorway/City' Auctioned in the November NZ & International Fine Art Auction- 23 Nov 2021
Robert Ellis (b 1929)
oil on board
signed and dated ‘Robert Ellis 1970’ (lower
left); inscribed ‘Robert Ellis 1970/ ‘Motorway/
City’ Well. Ex. No. 8 to reverse
90 x 90cm
$40,000 - $60,000
25 Pieces of Len Castle Ceramics Auctioned in the November Studio Ceramics & Applied Arts Auction- 15 Nov 2021
We are delighted to have featured over 25 pieces of Len Castle’s ceramics in our Studio Ceramics & Applied Arts Auction in November
Len was one of New Zealand’s ‘most accomplished and sophisticated potters with an unparalleled contribution to the studio pottery movement.
Outstanding Results from the Fine & Estate Jewellery Auction- 11 Nov 2021
Unprecedented results were achieved across the board last night in our Fine & Estate Jewellery Auction. Victorian & New Zealand Historical prices were particularly impressive.
Entries are now being invited for our next Fine & Estate Jewellery Sale to be held early in the new year.
Collection of Adele Younghusband's Presented to the Market in the November NZ & International Fine Art Auction- 8 Nov 2021
Adele Younghusband (1878-1969)
oil on board
signed and dated ‘Adele Younghusband/ 1954’ (lower right)
53 x 35cm
$8,000 - $14,000
Collection of the Artist's Granddaughter Private collection, Wellington
New Live Streaming Broadcast Available for Forthcoming Live Auctions- 26 Oct 2021
Dunbar Sloane is delighted to announce the implementation of a live streaming broadcast for our forthcoming auctions that are held live at our Wellington premises. This enables buyers at home bidding live online to hear and view the auctioneer in real time.
Exceptional NZ & International Fine Art Results Achieved- 26 Aug 2021
Our August NZ & International Fine Art Auction exceeded expectations totalling well over $2 million hammer. The auction room was packed for all three sessions with an additional 400 plus online bidders participating in the sale nationwide.
Dunbar Sloane offices are closed until Monday 17th January
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