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Webb's December suite of sales - 6 - 8 December 2011.


<ul><li><p>IN FOCUS 1</p></li><li><p>IN FOCUS 1</p><p>IMPORTANT PAINTINGS &amp; CONTEMPORARY ART </p><p>FINE JEWELLERY &amp; WATCHES</p><p>ANTIQUES &amp; MODERN DESIGN </p><p>6-8 DECEMBER 2011</p><p> COVER: LOT 28TONY FOMISONCarcinoma of the Tongue Ulcerative Type Fig.51 Surgery for Nurses by Bailey and Love, London 1942 (# 15)$120,000 - $160,000</p><p>BACK COVER: LOT 73MAX GIMBLETTThe Door that Contains the Night (detail)$16,000 - $20,000 LEFT: LOT 229AJEFFREY APPLINGINGENUITY AN IMPORTANT JEWELLED NECKLACE $95,000 - $125,000</p><p>LEFT LOT 229BJEFFREY APPLINGHANDS TO WATER A JEWELLED RING $28,500 - $32,500 INSIDE BACK: LOT 29PAT HANLYGolden Age 3 With ButterflyIn interior of house designed by Richard Toy, 1946.$120,000 - $160,000 </p><p>New ZealandsPremier Auction House</p><p>18 Manukau RoadPO Box 99 251</p><p>Newmarket, Auckland 1149New Zealand</p><p>P +649 524 6804F +649 524 7048 </p><p>auctions@webbs.co.nzwww.webbs.co.nz</p></li><li><p>IN FOCUS 3</p><p>IMPORTANT PAINTINGS &amp; CONTEMPORARY ART 20 Tue 6 December 2011 6:30pm </p><p>FINE JEWELLERY &amp; WATCHES 108Wed 7 December 2011 6:00pm</p><p>ANTIQUES &amp; MODERN DESIGN 136 Thu 8 December 2011 6:00pm</p><p>VIEWING FROM THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER 9:00AM EVENING VIEWING &amp; URBIS FASHION EVENT | FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER 5:30 - 7:30PM </p><p>Webb's, in collaboration with Urbis, invites you to view the December suite of sales and enjoy a night of fashion as we </p><p>auction five beautiful white cotton dresses designed by some of New Zealand's top fashion talent with proceeds going </p><p>to the Christchurch Womens Refuge. All salerooms will be open for viewing throughout the evening. Its going to be a </p><p>fun and stylish night out with Peregrine wines served and a theatrical runway showcase of the designer pieces before </p><p>the bidding begins. </p><p>BUYERS PREMIUMA buyers premium of 12.5% will be charged on all items in the Important Paintings Contemporary Art sale and the Fine Jewellery &amp; Watches sale, and a buyers premium of 15% will be charged on all items in the Antiques &amp; Modern Design sale. GST (15%) is payable on the buyers premium.</p><p>330</p><p>LEFT: LOT 16DAVID HOCKNEYPortrait of Jack Kennedy, Model, U.C.L.A $10,000 - $15,000</p></li><li><p>INTRODUCTIONThis has been an emotional year, with natural disasters and continued financial market turmoil contrasting with Rugby World Cup excitement and positive signs of economic growth. From Webbs perspective, the auction market has been characterised by judicious and promising activity. To date, Webbs has successfully transacted over 32,000 lots in 2011 and overall turnover has substantially increased year on year. This has been made possible by the wonderfully talented and dedicated team of specialists that makes up Webbs.Webbs Fine Art Department, once </p><p>again led by Sophie Coupland, has enjoyed an increase in turnover of 15%. Webbs major art sales continue to attract competitive demand when the right works are presented, while our A2 affordable art events have consistently produced outstanding results, reflecting the enthusiasm of a group of younger collectors entering the art market.Webbs Fine Wine Department, led </p><p>by Simon Ward, has seen remarkable growth throughout the year. Simon has developed an unrivalled service, offering clients direct access to some of the best private cellars in the country. If you are looking for that extra-special drop for the holiday season, make sure you give him a call.Webbs Fine Jewellery Department, </p><p>led by independent consultant Chris Devereaux, has also enjoyed a year of strong activity. Recent highlights include the sale of a rare 4.85ct solitaire diamond for $229,000, setting a New Zealand record for a piece of jewellery at auction.The year has seen Webbs Automotive </p><p>Department generate over $2.6 million in turnover and secure its first international record on the classic car </p><p>scene with the sale of a 1963 Ferrari 250 Lusso for $1.1 million. Demand for rare motorcycles has remained remarkably high, reflecting New Zealands long association with outstanding engineering.Webbs established Antiques and </p><p>Interiors Department, led by James Hogan, continues to produce the best sale rates in the market. James never fails to impress with the wide variety of materials presented, from exquisite antiques to the downright bizarre, and the current sale is certainly no exception.Webbs Oceanic and African Art </p><p>department has enjoyed tremendous success this year, with premier sales attracting wide interest and setting both national and international records. Webbs expertise was underscored when we were commissioned to handle the private sale of the whare whakairo Te Tiki o Tamamutu, carved by legendary master-carver Wero Taroi and his apprentice Tene Waitere in the 1860s and 70s. With tenders due to close, an announcement is imminent as to the future of the only privately owned whare whakairo in existence.Bethunes at Webbs Rare Books, led </p><p>by specialist Francis McWhannell, has offered remarkable material throughout 2011 and has achieved consistently strong prices. The financial year will end on a high note with the sale of the impressive C L Thomas Collection, which features a number of items relating to celebrated polymath William Colenso, including his handsome botanical microscope, an artefact of tremendous historical significance.This year, Webbs has continued to </p><p>present exhibitions between auctions and to offer its services to help raise </p><p>funds for charity. Webbs assisted Scots College with an art auction to help raise funds for a new creative and performing arts centre. In August, we partnered with Mike Chunn and the Play It Strange Trust to auction a group of bespoke ukuleles, raising nearly $50,000. In September, Webbs played host to an exhibition of photographs by Alfred Gregory, including iconic images of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay taken during their legendary ascent of Mt Everest. This month, Webbs presented the first exhibition in New Zealand of works by Shanghai-based artist Zhang Xianyong. On Friday 2 December, in association with Urbis, Webbs will present a night of fashion and philanthropy, auctioning five unique dresses by top New Zealand designers. All proceeds will go directly to Christchurch Womens Refuge.As a fun finish to the year, and to help </p><p>solve all your Christmas gift problems, Webbs will present Improbable Gifts for Impossible People. Diary 15 December for this unique auction of 50 hand-picked items, with complimentary wine from Peregrine Wines and food from Toto.This year, Webbs has had the pleasure </p><p>of working with numerous talented partners. We would like to thank in particular Greg Hay of Peregrine Wines, the mighty team at Moa Beer, Relais &amp; Chateaux Luxury Lodges, Murray Crane of Crane Brothers and Chris Cherry and his team at Workshop. We would also like to acknowledge the importance of you, our clients, who continue to seek satisfaction in the art of collecting. From all of us at Webbs, best wishes for the holiday season.NEIL CAMPBELL, DIRECTOR</p></li><li><p>IN FOCUS 5</p><p>LEFT: LOT 28TONY FOMISON</p><p>Carcinoma of the Tongue Ulcerative Type Fig.51 Surgery for Nurses by Bailey and Love, </p><p>London 1942 (# 15)$120,000 - $160,000</p><p>RIGHT: LOT 40COLIN MCCAHON</p><p>Comet (F11)$160,000 - $220,000</p></li><li><p>Featuring a superb selection of vintage Champagne, Bordeaux and other drinkable treats.</p><p>Contact Simon WardE wine@webbs.co.nz P + 64 9 529 5600</p><p>FINE &amp; RARE WINEMONDAY 5 DECEMBERTWO SESSIONS</p><p>NEW ZEALAND &amp; AUSTRALIAN WINES - 4:30PM</p><p>OLD WORLD WINES - 6:30PM</p><p>CHRISTMAS WINE SALE </p></li><li><p>IN FOCUS 7</p><p>Crane Brothers / Tim Finn advertFull pageWebbs Important Paintings</p><p>crane-brothers.com</p><p>photo</p><p>graph: K</p><p>aren</p><p> Inde</p><p>rbitzen</p><p> Waller</p></li><li><p>IN FOCUS 9</p><p>IMPROBABLE GIFTS FOR IMPOSSIBLE PEOPLE</p><p>15 DECEMBER 6-10PM</p><p>Having enjoyed a highly successful year, Webbs invites you to our final sale of 2011 to celebrate the stranger things in life.</p><p>Offering 50 eclectic pieces, from the curious to the contemporary, Improbable Gifts for Impossible People is a chance to acquire the entirely unique for that </p><p>impossible person in your life. </p><p>Throughout the evening, Webbs will be serving French Champagne, Totos cuisine and fine music. </p><p>Come join us.</p></li><li><p>Webbs has been providing prompt, accurate valuation services to private collectors and public institutions for over 35 years. We provide a competitively priced and entirely confidential nationwide service with full comprehensive written reports for:</p><p>Insurance Valuations Post-Loss Insurance Valuations Family Asset Division Relationship Property Division Market Valuations Financial Reporting Purposes </p><p>In the event of loss or damage, it is important that you know the value of your art, antiques and household contents. With a current valuation, you can be certain that your items have the appropriate amount of insurance cover. </p><p>To discuss your valuation requirements or for a free no-obligation quote, please contact:</p><p>Brian Wood M 021 48 69 48 P 09 529 5609 E bwood@webbs.co.nz </p><p>VALUATION SERVICES</p></li><li><p>IN FOCUS 11</p><p>Couture for ChristChurCh </p><p>Urbis has invited some of New Zealands top fashion talents to make a bespoke white cotton dress and now you have your chance to make one of these unique pieces yours. </p><p>Along with Webbs Auction House, Urbis invites you to this stylish auction event on 2 December 2011. It will be a night of fashion and philanthropy as we auction these five designer dresses with all proceeds going directly to the Christchurch Womens Refuge. Live online bidding will also be available through the generous support of Artfact. Dresses will be available for viewing before </p><p>the auction on webbs.co.nz and urbismagazine.com</p><p>juliettehoganadrian</p><p>hailwoodsalasai</p><p>alexandra owentaylor </p><p>boutique</p></li><li><p>IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART</p><p>A</p><p>C</p><p>B</p><p>D E</p><p>F</p><p>2011 HIGHLIGHTS</p></li><li><p>IN FOCUS 13</p><p>A. Gottfried Lindauer Ihakara Tukumaru $177,000</p><p>B. Don Binney Kotare Over Ratana Church, Te Kao $270,000</p><p>C. Peter Robinson Suite of eight works $41,030</p><p>D. Fiona Pardington</p><p>Taranaki Heitiki with Mussel Shell Eyes, Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum $10,000</p><p>E. Charles Frederick Goldie The Nest $171,600</p><p>F. Francis Upritchard Brown Sloth Creature $22,900</p><p>G. Don Binney Tui Over The Anawhata $145,000</p><p>H. Colin McCahon Waterfall $45,000</p><p>I. Dick Frizzell Apollinaire At 21 From An Age When Art Seemed Much More Fun $30,900</p><p>J. Frances Hodgkins Landscape, Ibiza $55,000</p><p>K. Grahame Sydney Pig Root Pond $75,000</p><p>L. Andy Warhol Marilyn $67,000</p><p>M. Bill Hammond Choreograph Screen $165,800</p><p>With excellent sale totals across the year and record prices achieved for works dating from the 19th to the 21st centuries, Webbs annual results reflect a healthy market for quality works by leading practitioners. Don Binneys Kotare Over The Ratana Church, Te Kao 1964 secured a top bid of $270,000 at Webbs in March with the proceeds donated by Dick Scott to the efforts of the Red Cross in Christchurch, setting a new auction record for a painting by the artist at auction. A portrait by Gottfried Lindauer of Maori Chief Ihakara Tukumaru sold for $177,000. This price reflected the quality of the work and importance of the subject combined. Entries are now invited for an A2 affordable art sale in February and the next sale of Important Paintings &amp; Contemporary Works of Art to be held in March 2012.</p><p>ContactSophie Couplandscoupland@webbs.co.nzP +64 9 529 5603M +64 21 510 876</p><p>G</p><p>H I</p><p>J</p><p>K</p><p>L M</p><p>2011 HIGHLIGHTS</p><p>All prices realised on highlights pages include buyers premium and gst on the premium</p></li><li><p>AC</p><p>B</p><p>2011 HIGHLIGHTS</p><p>D</p><p>A. 1963 Ferrari 250 Lusso $1,100,000 Record price for a motor car at auction in New Zealand</p><p>B. 1947 Norton Manx 350 $50,000</p><p>C. 1961 Mercedes 190SL Roadster $83,250</p><p>D. 1930 Rudge Ulster $23,450</p><p>E. 1971 Honda CB 500/4 $10,600</p><p>F. 1955 Vincent Black Knight Series D $100,000</p><p>G. 1964 Matchless Rickman Matisse G50 $70,000</p><p>H. 1915 Indian Light Twin 680cc Model B $52,800</p><p>CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES &amp; CARS OF THE DAY</p><p>G</p><p>This year, Webb's offered two exceptional collections of vintage motorcycles and </p><p>classic cars which generated over $2.6 million in sales and established a range of </p><p>national and international record prices. The quality of machines within New Zealand </p><p>continues to astound newcomers and attract the seasoned collector. The high level </p><p>of competition, local and international, confirms that demand for quality examples </p><p>remains strong. Webbs has again established a new market, this time in the sale </p><p>of collectors' motorcycles within Australasia. Suitable entries are now invited for a </p><p>Classic &amp; Vintage Motorcycle &amp; Car auction to be held in March 2012.</p><p>H</p><p>E</p><p>F</p><p>Contact Neil Campbell</p><p>E ncampbell@webbs.co.nz</p><p>M +64 21 875 966</p><p>P +64 9 529 5607</p></li><li><p>IN FOCUS 15</p><p>Webb's Oceanic &amp; African Art Department held two exceptional sales in 2011, which offered the </p><p>very best examples of Maori, Oceanic, African and North American material the quality and breadth </p><p>of which is rarely seen in the New Zealand market place. Achieving total sales of $895,995 for the </p><p>2011 season, Webbs secured a range of New Zealand and world records and continues to lead the </p><p>local market. Another highlight for 2011 was the invitation to represent the most prestigious </p><p>Maori work to be offered in living memory the remarkable wharenui Te Tiki O Tamamutu. </p><p>Envisaged by one of the most revered 19th century master carvers Wero Taroi, Te Tiki O Tamamutu </p><p>was the last project Wero and his then-apprentice Tene Waitere worked on before Wero passed </p><p>away. In 2012, Webbs will be offering two significant international collections. Entries are currently </p><p>invited to complement these events.</p><p>A. Dogon Mask $24,600</p><p>B. Superb Kahu Kiwi - Kiwi Feather Cloak $23,450</p><p>C. Tahitian Shark Hook $16,400 Record price for an Oceanic fish hook at auction in New Zealand</p><p>D. Superb Kotiate $25,800</p><p>E. Prestigious Mere Pounamu in the name of Tinirau $51,600</p><p>F. Mere Pounamu Tupoho $22,300</p><p>G. Ngutuparera Tupara Important Historic Shotgun $30,500</p><p>H. Finely carved hoe $20,000</p><p>I. Shark Tooth Ear Adornment $2,000 J. Matau - Fishing Hook $12,000</p><p>OCEANIC &amp; AFRICAN ARTS</p><p>2011 HIGHLIGHTS</p><p>AD E</p><p>C</p><p>Contact </p><p>Jeff Hobbs</p><p>E jhobbs@webbs.co.nz </p><p>M +64 21 503 251</p><p>B</p><p>G</p><p>H</p><p>I</p><p>J</p><p>Neil Campbell</p><p>E ncampbell@webbs.co.nz </p><p>M +64 21 875 966</p><p>P +64 9 529 5607</p><p>F</p></li><li><p>A2011 HIGHLIGHTS</p><p>WEBB'S INTERIORS</p><p>A. 19th Century French Automaton $25,800</p><p>B. Chinese Kingfisher Feather Picture $12,900</p><p>C. Four George IV Sterling Silver Candlesticks $23,450</p><p>D. A Pair of Victorian Carved Oak Angels $10,200</p><p>E. A Pair of Modernist Black Leather Armchairs $4,100</p><p>F. Rare Early 19th Century Mahogany Doctor's Travelling Medicine Cabinet $3,100 </p><p>The Antiques &amp; Modern Design Department saw another successful year. Our high-quality offerings and competitive bidding saw an 85% clearance rate on over 2,000 items. The market for pieces of Chinese origin is experiencing strong growth, in particular Chinese porcelain. Georgian and Victorian sterling silver and items of New Zealand historical significance continue to attract interest from collectors. Taxidermy, lighting, vintage furniture and modern design also continue to sell well consistently.</p><p>Entries are now invited for the next sale of Antiques and Modern Design to be held in February 2012. </p><p>Contact James Hogan E jhogan@webbs.co.nz M +64 21 510 477</p><p>C</p><p>D</p><p>B</p><p>E F...</p></li></ul>