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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...
Beit paintings to be sold for Russborough House fu... - Thursday, June 9, 2016
An auction of Old Master paintings from the Beit collection, which was postponed last year following a public outcry, will now take place in London next month. The paintings are part of the art collection left to the people of Ireland by the late Sir Alfred and Lady Beit of Russborough House, Co Wicklow. Christie’s has announced that four pictures from the collection will go under the hammer in July with a combined top estimate of £2.35 million (approximately €3 million). Three are oil paintings: Venus supplicating Jupiter by Rubens; The Piazzetta, Venice by Francesco Guardi; and Piazza San Marco, Venice also by Guardi; the fourth is a drawing titled Aurora and Cephalus by the 18th century French artist Francois Boucher. In a statement, the Alfred Beit Foundation, the charitable...
What it went for: auction and fair results - Saturday, June 4, 2016
Auction Results Monday (May 30th) Whyte’s, Important Irish Art, RDS, Dublin 4. 80 per cent of Lots sold. Connemara Landscape by Paul Henry €100,000 (€80,000-€120,000); West of Ireland: Road Through The Bog by Paul Henry €82,000 (€50,000-€70,000); Salud by Seán Keating €52,000 (€35,000-€45,000), West of Ireland Couple and Horses by Gerard Dillon €36,000 (€30,000-€50,000); [Miscellaneous Objects], North Bray Harbour, County Wicklow by Harry Kernoff €28,000 (€30,000-€50,000); The Fish Eaters by Gerard Dillon €24,000 (€25,000-€35,000); Pond Reverie 1 by Tony O’Malley €22,000 (€20,000-€30,000); Forest Triptych by Barrie Cooke €18,000 (€20,000-€30,000); Trapeze 1 by John Shinnors €16,000 (€12,000-€15,000); The Likely Lads by Mark O’Neill €4,200 (€3,000-€4,000); and, Street Scene, Tr...
Life’s Work: Rody Keighery, antiques auctioneer, W... - Saturday, June 4, 2016
Rody Keighery is an antiques auctioneer in Waterford.His family business, RJ Keighery Auctioneers, holds regular auctions of art, antiques and collectibles in Waterford city and also runs an antiques shop. His wife Anne also works in the business. They specialise in house clearances and sell anything from 9- bar gates to vintage motor cars. During the past 30 years, they have sold the contents of large country houses, hotels, restaurants, convents, and bars. They hold eight to 10 major auctions every year and these are now broadcast online via their website cityauctionrooms.com What’s your background? My late father Patrick Keighery was a former hotelier in Co Clare and came to Co Waterford in 1950. He settled in Kilmacthomas and set up a general provisions business that inclu...
Over €2m spent in Dublin summer art auctions - Saturday, June 4, 2016
Summer may have just begun but all three main Dublin art auctioneers have already wrapped up their summer sales. So, as the half-way point of 2016 approaches, what’s the state of the market? The traditional names – and most especially Paul Henry and Jack B Yeats – continue to dominate the Irish art market as they have done for decades. Bidders at Adam’s, de Veres and Whyte’s spent over €2 million. At de Veres on May 25th director Rory Guthrie said the summer sale had realised a total of €650,000 with 80 per cent of lots sold. This was the “first time for a long time that we noticed a competitive kick in the market”. The top lot was A Riverside Inn by Jack B Yeats (€66,000) while the number two slot was The Ferry Boat by Jack B Yeats (€61,000). Third was Still Life With Apples...
Life’s Work: Stuart Purcell, Head of collectibles,... - Saturday, May 28, 2016
Stuart Purcell is head of collectibles at Whyte’s, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, one of Ireland’s leading auctioneers of art and collectibles. If someone has a medal, a rare coin, an old banknote, an antique gun, a classic poster, a signed album or a historic document they want to sell, Whyte’s can take care of it. Purcell’s job is to bridge the gap between seller and buyer. Often the seller will know very little about an object and his job is to complete the story and present it to collectors, who can then compete for it at auction. He says working with collectibles is fascinating. “I love collectors, we have curiosity and enthusiasm in common and, almost without exception, I have found them to be extraordinarily generous with their knowledge.” What’s your background? ...
The Irish art of summer: Bray, Sligo or Spain? - Saturday, May 28, 2016
Bray in Co Wicklow used to be a popular – even fashionable – seaside resort until the Irish public realised that guaranteed sunshine was just a shortish flight away to the Costa del Sol. But in the early 20th century travel to Spain was restricted to the very wealthy – or desperate. A nostalgic painting of Bray, dated 1935, entitled [Miscellaneous Objects], North Bray Harbour, County Wicklow by Harry Kernoff, estimated at €30,000-€50,000 is a highlight in Whyte’s pre-summer auction of Irish art at the RDS. A catalogue note, written by Kathryn Milligan, quotes from a 1930s Irish Times feature on “holiday attractions” that praised Bray for its “fine esplanade and good facilities for bathing” and the “best of hotels and boarding houses”. ‘Up Dev’ slogan Describing the paintin...
What it went for: auction and fair results - Saturday, May 28, 2016
Auction Results: Sunday (May 22nd) Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Fine Period Interiors Auction. 77 per cent of lots sold. On the Lagoon, Venice (oil-on-canvas) by Pietro Fragiacomo €34,000 (€4,000-€6,000) Monday (May 23rd) Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Skibbereen, Co Cork. Online art auction. Wild Oats and Poppies by Kenneth Webb €4,400 (€5,000-€7,000); The Horse Fair by Liam O’Neill €3,800 (€4,000- €6,000); The Morning of the Horse Fair by Cecil Maguire €3,000 (€4,000-€6,000); Afternoon Tea by Mark O’Neill €2,400 (€2,000-€3,000). Wednesday (May 25th) De Veres, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Irish Art Auction. 80 per cent of lots sold. Lot 26, A Riverside Inn by Jack B Yeats €66,000 (€70,000-€90,000); Lot 28, The Ferry Boat by Jack B Yeats €61,000 (€50,000-€70,000); Lot...
Curtain falls on Lotabeg with more than 7,000 vis... - Saturday, May 28, 2016
Mealy’s sale of the contents of Lotabeg House in Cork this week attracted the biggest crowd to any auction in Ireland for years. More than 7,000 people attended the viewing last weekend resulting, inevitably, in some delays. Auctioneer George Gerard Mealy said “people were disgruntled by queues on the way in but were extremely happy on the way out”. He said there was “huge interest” both from Irish and international bidders and that more than 1,000 people had registered to bid – in person or via telephone or online. Overseas visitors to the auction included Nick Denning of Warehouse 51, a television production company based in London and Bristol, who was filming for a new series, Trading History, which explores the history of items sold at antiques auctions and by antiques dea...
Bidders snap up mementos of British Empire in Cork... - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
“Going, going – the moose head – gone, for €1,600.” Auctioneer George Mealy didn’t bat an eyelid as he brought down the hammer on the spectacularly antlered, stuffed and mounted Victorian hunting trophy. Lot 128 was among the unlikely attractions in yesterday’s auction of art, antiques and collectibles from Lotabeg House in Cork, a “merchant prince” mansion in Tivoli overlooking the River Lee. The “house that time forgot” had been virtually untouched since the 1930s and more than 7,000 people had queued to view the contents in the previous three days. Another piece of startling taxidermy – a lifesize mountain goat that had adorned the hallway – sold for €3,800. Auction-goers crammed into a temporary saleroom established by Mealy’s in the convention centre of the adjacent Clayt...
What it went for: auction results - Saturday, May 21, 2016
Auction Results: Saturday (May 14th) Whyte’s, The Eclectic Collector Auction, Freemasons’ Hall, Molesworth Street, Dublin. Some 80 per cent of lots sold including: Lot 125, a court document dated 1775 concerning Elvis Presley’s Co Wicklow ancestor William Presley €2,300 (€500-€700) bought by a collector in Co Wicklow, appropriately, and underbid by an institution in Co Carlow; Lot 306, A Currency Commission Ploughman Provincial Bank of Ireland 10 pounds banknote issued on July 17th, 1939, €10,500 (€1,200-€1,500); Lot 397, an unused Irish two-penny stamp issued in 1935, €10,000 (€8,000-€10,000); Lot 325, a 20 pound “Lady Lavery” note issued by the Central Bank of Ireland in 1944, €9,500 (€3,000-€4,000); Lot 163, six photographs of Bing Crosby playing golf during a charity...
‘Star of India’ shines at Lotabeg in Cork - Saturday, May 21, 2016
The contents of Lotabeg in Cork go on view from 10am this morning. Visitors entering the house will immediately notice a gilt-framed parchment issued in 1935 by King George V to honour the work of “our trusty and well-beloved Vincent Hart Esq, Indian Service of Engineers”. Hart had left his home by the Lee more than 30 years previously and gone out to India to serve the British Empire. His service in the city of Madras (today Chennai) – most notably overseeing the construction of the Mettur Dam, the biggest in the British Empire – had earned him the gratitude of the King who was also self-declared Emperor of India during the era of British colonial rule. George V made Vincent Hart a Companion of the Star of India or more formally, a Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the St...
Hibernian Antique Fairs announce very first Dublin... - Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Hibernian Antique Fairs and Robin O'Donnell are very proud to announce the very first Dublin National Antiques Art & Vintage Fair. For the last 26...
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