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Images of Irish history - Monday, April 14, 2014
Following last week’s State visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain, Adam’s timely annual history sale, on Tuesday, will feature memorabilia f...
1916 countermand to be sold by Adam's - Tuesday, April 15, 2014
A handwritten order, intended to stop the 1916 Easter Rising, is to be sold at auction by Adam's Auctioneers in Dublin with a guiding estimate of €30,...
Criminal Assets Bureau to sell Rolex watch on eBay... - Friday, April 11, 2014
The Criminal Assets Bureau is about to sell a luxury watch on eBay. The Rolex Daytona watch was seized in a raid in February 2012 in Saggart. It is be...
Record prices for impressionist, surrealist and mo... - Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Half-way through an art auction in London on Wednesday evening, Sotheby’s issued a newsflash that records were tumbling. And sure enough, throughout t...
Irish women as seen by Lavery and Yeats - Friday, April 11, 2014
Paintings by Irish artists Sir John Lavery and Jack B Yeats at de Veres art auction this week depict starkly contrasting views of early 20th-century s...
Two volumes of Wendy Walsh's ‘Florilgium' fo... - Monday, March 31, 2014
Art books are expensive to publish and, inevitably, have a limited print run. But the initial high cost to book buyers can turn out to be a bargain in...
Art and antiques market springs to life - Monday, April 07, 2014
The first quarter of 2014 has ended and Irish fine art and antiques auctioneers have a spring in their step. The first big art auctions of the year sa...
The last ‘Irishman' to win Wimbledon - Monday, April 07, 2014
Adam’s History sale on April 15th in the St Stephen’s Green, Dublin saleroom includes an 18ct gold medal awarded to “the last Irishman to win Wimbledo...
Ming dynasty ‘chicken cup' smashes records i... - Wednesday, April 09, 2014
A rare wine cup fired in the imperial kilns of China’s Ming dynasty more than 500 years ago sold today for HK$281.2 million (€26.3m) at a Sotheby’s sa...
The king's son but not his heir - Thursday, April 10, 2014
A 19th-century marble bust of an English vicar, described as “the Irishman who would be King”, is among the highlights in Matthews Auction Rooms’ annu...
Adare Antique & Art Fair cancelled - Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The Adare Antique & Art Fair, which had been scheduled for Sunday April 27th, will not now go ahead as planned due to Munster’s involvement in the...
Stolen Gauguin painting discovered in Italy - Thursday, April 03, 2014
Italy has said it has recovered a painting worth millions of euro by Paul Gauguin, stolen in London in 1970, bought by an Italian factory worker for a...
Whistler's mother inspires artists - Tuesday, April 01, 2014
A painting of a mother – now one of the world’s most famous such images – was shown to Irish audiences 130 years ago when it was exhibited in Dublin. ...
Adam's art auction this evening - Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Adam’s on St Stephen’s Green is the venue for the Important Irish Art auction that takes place there on Wednesday evening. The highest-estimated lot i...
Victorian claret jug in Avoca silver sale - Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Avoca, which is now one of Ireland’s best known retail brands, began life as a woollen mill in the Co Wicklow town of that name in the early 18th cent...
Scrap dealer finds €24m Faberge egg - Friday, March 21, 2014
A scrap metal dealer who bought a golden egg at a US bric-a-brac market discovered it is an ultra-rare Faberge egg worth around $33 million (€24 milli...
Christy Brown archive to remain in Ireland - Thursday, March 20, 2014
An archive of material relating to the work of writer and painter Christy Brown, best-known as the author of My Left Foot, is to remain in Ireland aft...
Lennon's writing collection up for auction - Wednesday, March 19, 2014
A collection of poems, short stories and drawings by John Lennon is to go under the hammer in New York later this year. The manuscripts written by the...
1916 Ailesbury Road letter bought by State - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
An eyewitness account of the 1916 Rising, in a letter written by a retired judge from Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4 to his daughter in Burma, has been acqu...
Art auction to support Midlands charities - Friday, March 14, 2014
In partnership with the Fine Art and Photography Society in AIT, Luan Gallery, Athlone presents UNHEARD OF, a collection of artworks donated by both e...
Rare Christy Brown collection set to go under the ... - Thursday, March 13, 2014
A treasure trove of rare and previously unseen writings, paintings and personal items belonging to Christy Brown are set to go under the hammer next W...
Hemingway letter to Dietrich for sale - Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A surreal, graphic letter from Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich, in which the author addresses the film star as “Dearest Kraut” and imagines her “...
Limerick Fair for St Patrick's weekend - Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Limerick’s 2014 City of Culture got off to a stuttering start and the city also suffered considerable disruption in last month’s floods. So organisers...
Picture perfect: Another flutter on Arkle - Monday, March 10, 2014
It is 50 years since Arkle won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1964, the first of three consecutive wins. The champion steeplechaser, ridden by jockey Pat ...
1962 cover-up for Bond girl - Saturday, March 08, 2014
Viewing continues today, until 5pm, at Whyte’s, Molesworth Street, Dublin for the year’s first, and much-anticipated, sale of historical memorabilia. ...
McConaughey's hat to be auctioned - Friday, March 07, 2014
Matthew McConaughey's hat from ‘Dallas Buyers Club' is being auctioned off. The actor wore the white Resistol brand hat throughout filming of hi...
Rare book of Irish legal interest in London sale - Thursday, February 27, 2014
Books giving accounts of some of the sensational criminal trials of the 18th century are to be sold at Bonhams in London on Wednesday March 5th. The a...
Silver, jewels and watches at O'Reilly's - Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The jewellery and silver auction in O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms on Francis Street, Dublinat 1pm on Wednesday includes a Victorian silver sugar tongs and ...
Silver and gold collectibles at Weldon’s auction - Tuesday, February 25, 2014
A collection of unusual silver miniatures, to be sold individually, will be sold today at John Weldon Auctioneers in Cow’s Lane Temple Bar, Dublin. Th...
Chinese group in Laois to view Asian art - Monday, February 24, 2014
The small town of Durrow in Co Laois has become an unlikely pivotal link in Ireland’s relations with China. Sheppard’s auction house has developed a f...
Ali gloves to go under the hammer tomorrow - Friday, February 21, 2014
The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali when he defeated Sonny Liston to win his first heavyweight crown will go on auction block tomorrow, three days before ...
Jade Jagger sells Andy Warhol painting - Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sir Mick Jagger's daughter Jade has raised £362,500 by auctioning off a painting given to her as a child by Andy Warhol. The legendary artist gifted t...
Banksy work sells at Miami auction - Wednesday, February 19, 2014
One of three works by the elusive British street artist Banksy has sold at a Miami auction for $575,000. An anonymous buyer purchased Kissing Coppers,...
Legacy of ‘The Monuments Men’ - Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The newly-released film The Monuments Men , starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, tells the story of a specialist unit sent by the Allied forces to ...
The market for rhino horn gives auction houses a d... - Monday, February 17, 2014
The rhinoceros, native to Africa and Asia, is one of the world’s most endangered species. Trade in rhino horn is prohibited by the international Conve...
Francis Bacon painting sells for record €51m - Friday, February 14, 2014
A portrait by the 20th century Irish-born painter Francis Bacon has sold at Christie’s auction house in London for £42.2m (€51m), making it the most e...
Super-rich ditch posh boutiques for modern art - Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Sotheby’s made its highest ever London sale yesterday with an auction of impressionist, modern and surrealist art, a day after rival Christie’s set a ...
Stolen 300-year-old Stradivarius found in suitcase... - Thursday, February 13, 2014
A rare Stradivarius violin worth millions of dollars that was stolen from a concert violinist in an armed robbery at the start of the month was recove...
Browse online for Irish art auction - Saturday, February 08, 2014
Most of the big art auction houses – both Irish and international – now broadcast their sales on the internet, allowing buyers anywhere in the world t...
Cubist still life for a record €42 million at Chri... - Monday, February 10, 2014
Last Tuesday in London, Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale and the auction of The Art of the Surreal realised a combined total of €212 milli...
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