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Cordy's
John Mains Portobello Antiques Auction - 583 lots

This auction sale has already been held, and the items are no longer available. The lot details are displayed for information only.

Lot #4
A Victorian copper kettle

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Lot #16
Three 19thC brass ladles

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Lot #24
A 19thC brass skimmer

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Lot #28
A 19thC elm wooden mallet

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Lot #30
A mid-19thC brass ewer

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Lot #31
Two vintage brass items

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Lot #47
A Regency copper samovar

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Lot #48
A Regency copper samovar

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Lot #50
A 19thC copper cooking pan

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Lot #51
An old brass hand bell

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Lot #53
A Victorian copper kettle

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Lot #56
A late 19thC birdcage

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Lot #59
Two woven cane items

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Lot #60
Two old decorative items

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Lot #74
A 19thC oak bound barrel

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Lot #78
A Regency copper samovar

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Lot #79
A Regency copper samovar

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Lot #84
Two 19thC pewter pint mugs

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Lot #90
Three 19thC pewter plates

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Lot #94
Two 19thC large steel keys

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John Mains Portobello Antiques Auction


  • Auction House:
  • Reference:
    #1703
  • Description:
    It is with great pleasure that Cordy's has the opportunity to offer for auction the entire contents of Portobello Antiques and selected items from the John Mains collection.

    John Mains began his trade in antiques in the early 1960's working on a stall at the famous Portobello Road Antiques Market in London. On his return to New Zealand he established Portobello Antiques Ltd. in Parnell in 1965 taking over an old butcher's shop and helping introduce the 'new look' Parnell. Portobello Antiques remained in Parnell until the late 1990's, subsequently trading for the last 14 years in Marua Road Ellerslie.

    John attended Cordys first Antique Auction in 1964 and has missed very few since. He was the youngest member to join the New Zealand Antique Dealers Association and holds the distinction of being invited to join. With impeccable standards and a keen eye for quality John has always been held in the highest regard with the New Zealand and Australasian antiques community. The closure of Portobello Antiques brings and end to an era and a great loss to us all.
  • Sale(s):
    14 Mar 2017 ~ 10am (NZ time) - Session 1: Lots 1 - 285
    14 Mar 2017 ~ 5pm (NZ time) - Session 2: Lots 300 - 593

    180 Great South Road
    Remuera
    Auckland, NZ New Zealand
  • Viewing:
    10 Mar 2017 ~ 9am - 5pm
    180 Great South Road
    Remuera
    Auckland, NZ
    New Zealand

    12 Mar 2017 ~ 11am - 3pm
    180 Great South Road
    Remuera
    Auckland, NZ
    New Zealand

    13 Mar 2017 ~ 9am - 5pm
    180 Great South Road
    Remuera
    Auckland, NZ
    New Zealand

Prices realised in this sale include buyers premium of 17.250%.



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