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Life’s Work: Kieran O’Boyle, auctioneer and valuer... - Saturday, August 27, 2016
Kieran O’Boyle is an auctioneer, valuer and associate director at Adam’s Auctioneers, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. He is involved in all aspects of the business, particularly the Adam’s history auctions, the antiques and decorative arts auctions and the annual Country House Collections auction. What's your background? I grew up in Dublin but spent a lot of my childhood holidays in the Erris peninsula in Mayo, visiting my maternal grandparents. The landscape is so beautiful there with rugged coastlines and big dramatic skies, it really is a visual feast and easy to see how that part of Ireland attracts so many artists. I also have strong memories of my grandmother taking me to the local church as a young boy, I think it was her escape! I was fascinated by the sculptures and artwo...
Auction results and forthcoming events - Saturday, August 20, 2016
Auction results Tuesday (August 16th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Auction of jewellery, gold and silver. A diamond-set bangle, total estimated weight of diamonds 3.30cts, €5,000 (€5,000-€7,000); an emerald and diamond three-stone ring, €3,500 (€3,500-€4,500); a diamond and emerald star brooch, €1,200 (€1,200-€1,800); a pair of silver fighting cockerels, €1,500 (€1,500-€2,500); an Irish silver gilt chalice set with a diamond cross, by William Egan of Cork, hallmarked Dublin 1930, €1,500 (€1,500-€2,500); a silver bugle engraved “Captain Norman Radcliffe Futers 1915-1918”, €1,000 (€800-€1,200); a 100g gold ingot, €4,000 (€4,000-€4,500). Forthcoming auctions: Wednesday (August 24th) O’Reilly Auction Rooms, Francis Street, Dublin 8. Auction of jewellery...
Adam’s leaves Slane Castle for new auction venue - Saturday, August 20, 2016
Every autumn for the past seven years, Adam’s auctioneers has temporarily decamped from its St Stephen’s Green headquarters to hold its Annual Country House Collections auction in Slane Castle, Co Meath – the home of Lord Henry Mountcharles. But, for 2016, Adam’s is moving to a new venue – at Townley Hall in Drogheda, Co Louth where the auction will take place on Tuesday, October 11th. The reason for the move? According to Kieran O’Boyle, associate director of Adam’s: the new venue offers “more space”for an event billed as “Ireland’s premier auction for selling fine period furniture, paintings, silver and decorative arts”. Consignments are still being accepted until Friday, August 26th. Townley Hall on the Slane Road, west of Drogheda, is a 200-year-old Georgian mansion, desi...
Auction results and forthcoming events - Saturday, August 27, 2016
Auction results Monday (August 22nd) RJ Keighery Auctioneers, City Auction Rooms, Waterford. A large Waterford Crystal chandelier (“Etoile” model, 41 inches high and 23 inches in diameter) €6,800 (€6,000-€9,000). Wednesday (August 24th) O’Reilly Auction Rooms, Francis Street, Dublin 8. Auction of Jewellery, Watches & Silver at 1pm. Lot 256 is “a princess cut diamond art deco-inspired ring, set at centre and surrounded by a halo of round brilliant cut diamonds mounted in platinum” and described as “a similar smaller version of Pippa Middleton’s art deco-inspired ring” sold for €5,500 (€3,000-€4,000). Forthcoming auctions Tuesday (August 30th) Adams Blackrock Auctioneers, 38 Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Viewing tomorrow, Sunday (August 28th) 2-5pm; Monday (August 29...
Sotheby’s takes Irish art to London auction - Saturday, August 27, 2016
A Jack B Yeats painting that once hung at Ballymaloe House in Co Cork is among Irish paintings to be sold in London next month. The 1930 painting, called Water Lilies, will be offered at Sotheyby’s Irish Art sale – the annual auction in London devoted to Irish art – scheduled for September 13th at its New Bond Street saleroom. A series of 250 paintings known as Water Lilies (Nymphéas, in French) by the Impressionist artist Claude Monet, made in his famous garden at Giverny south of Paris, is regarded as a highlight of 20th-century art. However, water lilies also attracted the attention of Jack B Yeats and Lot 53 at Sotheby’s is an oil-on-canvas measuring 18 by 24 inches. It is estimated at £100,000-£150,000 (€116,000-€175,000) and will go on display in a Dublin preview of the a...
David Bowie’s Irish art to be shown in Dublin - Saturday, August 27, 2016
The announcement by Sotheby’s this week that a Jack B Yeats painting had unexpectedly turned up in the art collection of the late David Bowie has sparked Irish interest in the auction of the late singer’s estate. Bowie, who died earlier this year, was well-known as an art collector. Hundreds of his paintings and pieces of 20th century design furniture have already been consigned to Sotheby’s and will go under the hammer in London in November. The collection is being exhibited during a world tour in London, Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong ahead of the auction. However, a selection of four paintings from the Bowie Collection chosen specifically because of their interest to Irish collectors will be shown in Dublin this week. They will go on view, alongside the viewing for the ...
Fancy a phonograph? Auction of ‘Penny Dreadful’ pr... - Monday, August 15, 2016
After three years of filming in Ireland ended earlier this year, the props used in the American-British TV fantasy-horror series, Penny Dreadful, are to be auctioned at Punchestown racecourse next month. Penny Dreadful, consisting of 27 episodes set in Victorian London, was made at Ardmore Studios in Bray. It was shown in the United States on the Showtime channel and in Ireland and Britain on Sky Atlantic between 2014 and 2016. The title refers to illustrated weekly magazines, priced at one penny, and featuring lurid and sensational stories, that were popular in the 19th century. The show involved, according to its official website, a mix of “some of literature’s most terrifying characters” including Frankenstein, Dracula and Dorian Gray, “lurking in the darkest corners of Vic...
Auctions and fairs - Saturday, August 13, 2016
Forthcoming Auctions: Sunday August 14th Matthews Auction Rooms will hold an antiques auction in The Old Transport Museum, Slane, Co Meath, at 1pm. More than 700 lots including furniture, porcelain, china, silver and silver-plate, mirrors, clocks, pictures, rugs, crystal, bronzes, books and collectibles. Viewing in the museum premises today from 11am-5pm and tomorrow from 10am until the auction commences. For an online catalogue see matthewsauctionrooms.com August 16th John Weldon Auctioneers, Unit 2, The Music Hall, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Auction of antique and modern jewellery, gold, silver and collectibles at 2pm. More than 350 lots, including a diamond single stone ring set with diamond and sapphire shoulders, with an insurance valuation which states the diamond ...
Leslie Waddington’s art to be auctioned - Saturday, August 13, 2016
The personal art collection of the Dublin-born London art dealer, the late Leslie Waddington, is to be auctioned by Christie’s this autumn. Leslie Waddington was born in 1934 into a Jewish family in Dublin, where his father Victor ran an art gallery in South Anne Street which sold the work of leading Irish artists, including Jack B Yeats. Many Yeats paintings were sold by Victor Waddington in 1940s and 1950s Dublin. For example, in October 1951, during an exhibition of 21 new paintings by the artist – 16 sold within 24 hours, for an average price of £624. Leslie attended the Portora Royal School in Enniskillen and in the early 1950s, he went to Paris where he studied history of art and archaeology at the Sorbonne and the École du Louvre. In 1957, the family moved to London and ...
The most beautiful cars in the world? - Wednesday, August 10, 2016
A convertible (open-top) Mercedes-Benz car made in Germany more than 80 years ago – with a colourful and intriguing provenance - is expected to sell for up to €7 million at auction next month. International auctioneers Bonhams said its sale of classic and vintage cars in Paris on September 3rd would feature a Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster that was unveiled at the Berlin Motor Show in 1935. Only 29 models of what is, arguably, the world’s most beautiful car were made and this one has survived against the odds. Bonhams said the superb car which represented “the pinnacle of 1930s automotive technology” was being sold by “the oldest industrialist family in Germany”. It was originally bought by Hans Friedrech Prym (1875-1965) of the Prym dynasty, a family who for 12 generatio...
Interesting summer antique & interiors auctio... - Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Matthews Auctioneers of Oldcastle conduct a large clearance auction of Antiques and Interior items this Sunday in the characterful Old Transport Museu...
Auction results and forthcoming events - Saturday, August 6, 2016
Auction results Monday & Tuesday (August 1st& 2nd) Dolan’s Art Auction House, summer art auction, Ballyconneely, Connemara, Co Galway. 80 per cent of lots sold. Lot 141, ‘The Studio, New Ross, 1959’ by Tony O’Malley €5,500 (€4,000-€6,000); Lot 142, ‘Burning of the Kelp Stones on Clare Island’ by Tony O’Malley €3,200 (€1,500-€2,500); Lot 143, ‘Bennettsbridge Mills in April’, watercolour dated 1953, and, on the reverse, a watercolour entitled ‘Grand March Near Leighlin’ €1,700 (€800-€1,200); Lot 150, ‘Window Sill’ by William John Leech €25,500 (€24,000-€28,000); Lot 151, ‘Lobster Man’ by Robert Taylor Carson €7,250 (€5,000-€8,000); and Lot 171, ‘Clifden Market’ by Eva Hamilton €3,000 (€3,000-€4,000). Tuesday (August 2nd) Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Skibberreen, Co Cor...
Life’s Work: Roger Grimes, antiques dealer, Mulran... - Saturday, July 30, 2016
Roger Grimes is based in the Greenway Antiques and Bookshop at The Old Thatch, Mulrany, Co Mayo. Born in England, he moved to Ireland 26 years to set up the business. He shares the premises with his partner, Vanessa Parker, who runs a separate rare books business. What is your background? I grew up in a 15th-century house in the beautiful village of Blickling in Norfolk, England. My dad was a foreman-manager for the National Trust which cares for the Blickling estate and was in charge of five villages. He would visit the old farm tenants and offer 10 bob or so for an 18th-century flintlock pistol, sword or copper kettle. As kids we roamed and played in the wonderful wooded, lakeside countryside. We would play pirates – with real swords and bows and arrows. It’s a wonder we s...
The art of summer in west Cork - Saturday, July 30, 2016
Viewing is under way this weekend for a summer art auction being staged to appeal to August bank holiday weekend holidaymakers in west Cork. At Morgan O’Driscoll’s saleroom in Skibbereen, Co Cork, viewing is from noon today until Tuesday at 5pm for an “Irish Art Online Auction”. While the paintings and sculpture can be seen in the saleroom, bidding is via the internet only at morganodriscoll.com. The top lot, which might appeal to a punter who has just made a killing at the Galway Races, is a racing scene, Lot 15, entitled Turning for Home by Liam O’Neill, an oil-on-canvas measuring 30 by 40 inches, estimated at €10,000-€15,000. Co Cork scenes of interest include Lot 55, McCarthy’s Garage, Schull, West Cork by John Doherty estimated at €2,000-€3,000; and Lot 46, County Cork B...
Auction results and forthcoming events - Saturday, July 30, 2016
Auction results: Monday (July 25th) Whyte’s, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Online Summer Art auction, 75 per cent of lots sold. Lot 136, a signed colour print of the painting entitled Our Lady - Queen of Ireland by Leo Whelan €700 (€150-€200). Among other interesting results were: Lot 1, After Sunset, Algarve by Patrick Leonard €1,200 (€800-€1,200); Lot 11, Canal Lock at Percy Place, Dublin by Liam Treacy €1,500 (€1,200-€1,500; Lot 12, Near Mount Brandon 1, County Kerry €3,400 (€1,500-€1,800); Lot 16, Fruit Blossoms, 1914 by Frederick O’Neill Gallagher €2,400 (€300-€500); Lot 31, Black and White Cat by Graham Knuttel €750 (€800-€1,000); Lot 71, The Crabs (pencil drawing) “attributed to William Patrick Roberts RA (British 1895-1980) €2,100 (€200-€400); Lot 92, Lovers by the Se...
A Mermaid comes ashore on the banks of Kilkenny’s ... - Monday, July 25, 2016
The Mermaid Gallery is located in the picturesque Co Kilkenny village of Inistioge – best known for the Woodstock gardens and arboretum – on the banks of the River Nore. The gallery’s name – and logo – derive from the local legend that a mermaid was fished from the River Nore in the 12th century. It is run by John Kirwan, art dealer, historian and co-author of the pioneering and much-lauded Kilkenny Families and the Great War, a compendium that provided, after 15 years of research, brief biographies of all 2,900 Kilkenny men and women who were involved in the first World War. The seasonal gallery, which is now in its second year, specialises in early 20th-century Irish art as well as contemporary art. There’s an eclectic mix of styles – and prices – with, inevitably, a strong ...
Beware of fake art deco: read up on the real thing... - Saturday, July 23, 2016
Art deco, the design style popular between the two World Wars – has become extremely popular with collectors and among the most sought-after items are small bronze figures. The best were made in Paris in the 1920s by artists such as the Romanian sculptor Demetre Chiparus whose figurative pieces were designed to be displayed on a side-table or mantelpiece. Art deco statuettes can be very valuable. For example, Alméria, one of an edition of five bronze figurines, decorated with ivory and hand-painted costume, of the ballerina and choreographer, Bronislava Nijinska, a member of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes company and the sister of Nijinsky, was sold at auction in Bonhams in London three years ago for £265,250. In 2012, at Sotheby’s New York a 13 inches high group figure of five danc...
Life’s Work: Ted Hegarty, antiques auctioneer, Ban... - Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ted Hegarty runs Hegarty Antiques and Fine Art Auction Rooms – established by his late father – in Bandon, Co Cork. He, and his wife Margaret, hold monthly auctions of art and antiques in their saleroom in the Parnell Business Park outside the town – where the business relocated six years ago from Weir Street in the town centre. He specialises in the sale of Irish furniture, silver, glass and paintings of all periods, and particularly items made in Cork. What’s your background? My father was an antiques dealer and auctioneer in Bandon and it fell to me to follow him into the trade. I attended Hamilton High School in Bandon, where I developed a keen interest in history. From an early age, I attended antique sales and shops with my father and had an eye for detail. When I ...
Auction results and forthcoming sales - Saturday, July 23, 2016
Auction results Saturday (July 16th) At Lynes & Lynes Auctioneers, Carrigtwohill, Cork: Timber ships’ models, each measuring 7ft-8ft long and each estimated at €500-€800: New Jersey €2,000; Lusitania €1,550; Yamato €1,300; Titanic model made €1,200; and Bismarck €1,050. Also, a pair of Georgian cast-iron garden seats €2,050 (€1,000-€1,500); a large antique lead water cistern with owner’s initials WR and dated 1766, €2,000 (€1,000- €2,000). Tuesday (July 19th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Temple Bar, Dublin. A 1920s diamond aigrette tiara headdress (below) consisting of “a diamond spray convertible to a brooch, also with attachments of a tortoise-shell hair comb, tiara and a crest of white egret’s feathers, all in a fitted box by Collingwood & Co of 46 Conduit Street, Lond...
Peril and paintings: From East Germany to Irish au... - Saturday, July 16, 2016
Who? Christine Ryall is the Ireland consultant to Christie’s, the international auctioneers founded in London in 1766. Christie’s has had a representative in Ireland since 1975. Her main area of expertise is in British and Irish art. She’s responsible for client development in Ireland and liaises with clients, assisting and advising them about buying and selling art at Christie’s salerooms. Items from Ireland consigned to Christie’s auctions in London tend to be valued in the region of £10,000 and up. What’s your background? I was born in Berlin but when the [second World] War ended we found ourselves in the Russian sector of Germany. The Berlin Wall hadn’t yet been built but the Russians closed the border [with West Germany] in 1949, and you’d be shot if you tried to cross.&...
Auction results and forthcoming sales - Saturday, July 16, 2016
AUCTION RESULTS: Tuesday (July 12th) Mealy’s, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. The summer sale, including paintings, furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, rare books from the collection of art historian Prof Anne Crookshank; 77 per cent of lots sold. Lot 277: An oil on canvas painting, A Wild Boar, Attacked by a Pack of Dogs in a Landscape, attributed to artist Frans Snyders, €37,000 (€35,000-€55,000); lot 279: a Meissen porcelain ewer, made circa 1880, after the model by JJ Kaendler, emblematic of The Element Fire (below), €12,000 (€7,000-€11,000). For further results, see mealys.ie Tuesday (July 12th) Sotheby’s, London. An original copy of the 1916 Proclamation estimated at £100,000-£150,000 failed to sell; a diary kept by Henry Douglas, a lieutenant in the Second (Robin Hood) Batt...
The original Jaws resurfaces in Sligo - Saturday, July 16, 2016
The auction of 20th-century first edition books, novels, poetry and drama, collected by Dr Philip Murray, was held at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin on Tuesday by Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. There was keen bidding in the saleroom, on the telephone and online, and 85 per cent of lots sold, for a total of €275,000. The books had been collected by Murray, a retired GP in Sligo, over the past four decades and comprised the most comprehensive such collection ever assembled in Ireland. Although no records were broken, top price was achieved for lot 383, a re-bound first edition of Ulysses by James Joyce, published in Paris in 1922 by Shakespeare & Co, which made €9,500, above the estimate of €6,000-€8,000. Auctioneer George F Mealy said afterwards that the market was buoyant and that ...
Rubens painting from Alfred Beit collection sold f... - Thursday, July 7, 2016
An Old Master painting by Rubens from the Beit art collection was sold for £1.3 million (about €1.5 million) at Christie’s auction house in London tonight. Venus Supplicating Jupiter by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, the 17th century Flemish painter, was acquired by an unnamed bidder. The painting was sold by the Alfred Beit Foundation, the charitable trust that runs Russborough House in Co Wicklow. The house and art collection were left in trust to the people of Ireland by the late Sir Alfred and Lady Beit. The unframed oil painting, on an oak panel, measuring approximately 20 inches by 14 inches, depicts a scene from Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid and shows Venus (the Roman goddess of love) pleading with Jupiter (the Roman king of the gods). Christie’s, which is celebrating its 250th...
Auction results and forthcoming sales - Saturday, July 9, 2016
Auction results Tuesday (July 5th) Christie’s, London. Auction of Old Master Drawings. Aurora and Cephalus, a drawing by François Boucher (sold by the Alfred Beit Foundation, Russborough House, Co Wicklow). £74,500 (about €87,500) exceeding the estimate of £30,000-£50,000. Thursday (July 7th) Christie’s, London. Auction of Old Master Paintings, including three paintings sold by the Alfred Beit Foundation, Russborough House, Co Wicklow. Venus Supplicating Jupiter by Peter Paul Rubens, £1.3 million, estimate £1.2-£ 1.8 million); Piazza San Marco, Venice, with the Basilica and the Campanile, with Figures in Carnival Costume by Francesco Guardi £164,500 about €192,000; estimate £150,000-£250,000; The Piazzetta, Venice, with the Doge’s Palace and the Libreria, San Giorgio Maggio...
Have we reached Peak 1916? - Saturday, July 9, 2016
Not quite. Commemorations marking the centenary of 1916 might be winding down but the salerooms aren’t quite finished with the Rising. In Dublin next Wednesday O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms on Francis Street will offer gold commemorative medallions struck in 1966 to mark the 50th anniversary. The medallions, featuring the engraved portrait of Patrick Pearse, were advertised in the The Irish Times in April 1966 as a suitable gift for special occasions under the headline: “Will your gift be still precious 100 years from now?” Worboys jewellers in the Grafton Arcade sold the medallions and a 22ct gold “large” version, weighing 4oz and measuring 2in in diameter, in a limited edition of 750, cost £110. A smaller 22-carat gold version, weighing 2oz and measuring 1.5in in diameter, in a lim...
Contents of Doon convent in Limerick to be auction... - Saturday, July 2, 2016
Yet another convent has closed down as the role of nuns in Irish life continues to recede. Yesterday, after 151 years in the village of Doon, Co Limerick, the Convent of Mercy closed and the last seven of the nuns departed for new homes. PJ O’Gorman – a Charleville, Co Cork-based auctioneer who is beginning his 51st year in the business – will sell the contents of the convent in an auction on the premises in Doon next Saturday, starting at noon. The closure of the convent is the latest in a wave of religious institutions closing down due to the steep decline in vocations. The Convent of Mercy in Doon (in east Co Limerick on the Tipperary border) was established in 1865. O’Gorman said the auction would be his 12th of the contents of religious institutions; he has previously con...
Life’s Work: ‘Real quality endures beyond changing... - Saturday, July 2, 2016
James Gorry is a picture restorer and art dealer and owns the Gorry Gallery, 20 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. He holds regular exhibitions of 18th-21st century Irish paintings; buys and sells Irish paintings on commission; sources period gilt frames; and provides a specialist service for the cleaning and restoration of oil paintings. He is the third generation to work in the family business established 120 years ago (originally in premises on Upper Ormond Quay) by his grandfather James J Gorry and has followed in the footsteps of his late father, also James. What’s your background? I was born in Dublin and lived with my parents and sister in Grafton Street for the first 20 years of my life. We lived in a flat at the top of a building –70 steps up – overlooking the side ent...
What it went for: auction and fair results - Saturday, July 2, 2016
AUCTION RESULTS Monday (June 27th) De Veres, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Irish Art Auction. Sixty per cent of lots sold. The top lot was Ballacorrick, Mouth of the Turning River 1 by Hughie O’Donoghue, €5,000 (€3,000-€5,000); Sorrento Terrace, Dalkey, Co Dublin, by Ivan Sutton, €900 (€800-€1,200); Sheriff Street Lower by Aidan Bradley, €600 (€600-€900). Monday (June 27th) Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers online art auction. Eighty-eight per cent of lots sold. Race to the Finish (oil on canvas) by Liam O’Neill, €8,500 (€6,000-€8,000). Tuesday (June 28th) Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Auction of fine jewellery and watches. Lot 118, a novelty gold brooch by Cartier designed as a rabbit with ruby eyes and onyx nose, munching on a coral carrot, €5,500 (€6,000-€8,000); Lot ...
It’s Groundhog Day as Beit Old Masters go back on ... - Friday, July 1, 2016
The saga surrounding the sale of Old Master paintings from the Beit collection has acquired a Groundhog Day quality. The Alfred Beit Foundation has announced that some of the paintings will go under the hammer at Christie’s in London on Thursday. An Taisce, the Irish Georgian Society, the Irish Arts Review and the school of art history and cultural policy at UCD have condemned the sale. This all sounds like – and is – a virtual re-run of events of summer 2015. To recap: last year, the Alfred Beit Foundation, a charitable trust that runs Russborough House, announced plans to sell six Old Master paintings from the Beit Collection at Christie’s. The paintings are part of an art collection left – like the house itself – in trust to the people of Ireland by the late Sir Alfred and La...
Auction results and forthcoming sales - Saturday, June 25, 2016
Auction Results: Tuesday (June 21st) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. A 1kg bar of silver €1,750 (€450-€650). Tuesday (June 21st) Christie’s, London. Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale. A Summer Evening – The Thames by Sir John Lavery sold for £254,500 (€331,000), more than double the top estimate. (£80,000-£120,000). Forthcoming Auctions: Tomorrow, Sunday (June 26th) Denis Drum Auctioneers on-the-premises auction of the contents at 75 Wellington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, at 2pm, includes “Waterford glass chandelier originally purchased in Switzers in 1975” (€1,000-€2,000); a Victorian oil painting, Haycocks, by William McEvoy (€2,000-€3,000); and, “a very unusual Victorian doctor’s silver meds dispensing fold-away teaspoon and half teaspoo...
Life’s Work: Morgan O’Driscoll, art auctioneer, Co... - Saturday, June 25, 2016
Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers was founded in 1994 and holds regular salesroom and online auctions of art, antiques and collectibles at the salesroom in Skibbereen, Co Cork, and also holds “Irish and International Art” auctions in Dublin twice a year. What’s your background? I grew up in Skibbereen where my family were in retail. I attended De la Salle School in Skibbereen and then Castleknock College in Dublin before studying auctioneering and estate agency at the Dublin Institute of Technology. I took my degree, a bachelor of science in valuations and estate management, at the University of Greenwich in London in 1992 and am a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. My main area of interest is modern and contemporary painting and sculpture; I’d say my expertise...
What it went for: auction and fair results - Saturday, June 18, 2016
Auction Results: Wednesday (June 15th) Bonhams, Knightsbridge, London. A set of 12 police “mugshot” photographs of Irish Volunteers arrested in Dublin after the 1916 Rising £2,500 (€3,146), £2,000-£4,000 (€2,517-€5,200). Wednesday (June 15th) Bonhams, New Bond Street, London. Modern British & Irish Art. Single File by Jack B Yeats £80,500 (€100,862), £30,000- £50,000 (€37,810-€62,983); The Cottage by the Lake by Paul Henry £79,300 (£30,000-£50,000); Lough Corrib from Glenadda by Paul Henry £27,500 (£30,000-£50,000). Wednesday (June 15th) O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms, Francis Street, Dublin 8. An antique 17 Carat Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) sapphire and diamond cluster ring €12,000 (€11,000-€12,000). Forthcoming Auctions: Tomorrow, Sunday (June 19th) Delvin Farm Country Antiques...
Rising ‘mugshots’ for sale - Saturday, June 11, 2016
To the British authorities in 1916 Dublin they were a “dirty dozen” of criminals; to Irish nationalists “twelve good men and true”. A portfolio of 12 very rare police “mugshots” of Irish Volunteers arrested between May 5th and May 11th, 1916, after the Easter Rising, will be auctioned in London on Wednesday. International auctioneers Bonhams said the set of gelatine silver prints shows each of the “suspects face-on and in profile” along with their arrest dates. Officials at the National Archives of Ireland and the Military Archives in Dublin said they had not been aware that such photographs existed and that “others could be out there”, raising the possibility that a major cache of similar photographs remains to be discovered including, of course, images of the leaders of the Ri...
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