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Auction results and forthcoming sales

Saturday (May 6th): Whyte’s, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. The Eclectic Collector; 75 per cent sold for a total of €320,000. Top lots: lot 235, a seated bronze figure of the goddess of compassion, Guanyin, made €9,000 (estimate €200 - €300); lot 35, Bonds of the Irish Republic issued by the Fenians in the US in 1866, made €8,500 (€8,000 - €10,000); lot 43, champion red setter Garryowen’s silver collar sold for €6,600 to a collector in Texas (€800 - €1,200); lot 241, Japanese executioner’s sword, made €5,000 (€3,000 - €5,000); lot 240, Japanese court sword in orange lacquer saya, made €3,800 (€2,000 - €3,000); lot 243, Japanese in holding scabbard, made €3,500 (€2,000 - 3,000). Lot 220, a Victorian bronze mortar and pestle, made €3,400 (€100 - €150) and Lot 272, John Minihan’s iconic photograph of Samuel Beckett in a Paris cafe, sold for €2,700 (€1,200 - €1,500). See
Tomorrow (May 14th): Kinsale Antiques Fair, Acton’s Hotel, Kinsale, 11 am to 6 pm; 30 stands of antiques and collectables from silver and jewellery to china and porcelain, books, maps, furniture and much more.
Tomorrow (May 14th): Antiques and Vintage Fair, Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin, 11 am to 6 pm; fashion, jewellery, coins, postcards to suit all tastes and budgets.
Thursday (May 18th): Sothebys, 29 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, Chinese Ceramics and Chinese Works of Art valuation day, Dublin and countrywide. See
Sunday (May 21st): De Vere’s, 35 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Design Auction at the Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare Street. Original classic designs by Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner and more; also contemporary Irish art, including a private collection of Patrick Scott gold leaf paintings. Sale 2.30pm, viewing Friday (May 19th) 11.00 am to 7.00 pm, Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 10.00am to 2.00pm.

Source: Michael Parsons