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Auction results

May 15th: Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Fine Jewellery and Watches sale. Total €750,000, 72 per cent of lots sold. Lot 97, single-stone brilliant-cut diamond ring, 3.32cts, €62,000 (€65,000-€75,000). Lot 52, sapphire and diamond bracelet with five Sri Lankan stones, €53,000 (€60,000-€80,000). Lot 112, sapphire, ruby, emerald and diamond bracelet, €22,000 (€18,000-€22,000). Lot 169, multi-gem Meli Melo necklace by Cartier, €17,000 (€13,000-€17,000). Lot 111, Seaman Schepps sapphire and diamond bracelet and earclips, €16,000 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 113, sapphire, diamond and rock crystal bracelet, €16,000 (€12,000-€15,000). Lot 56, sapphire and diamond cluster ring, €13,000 (€9,000-€10,000). Lot 40, art deco diamond bracelet, €9,500 (€7,000-€9,000. For more results see

May 15th: John Weldon Auctioneers, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Fine Jewellery & Watches. 71 per cent sold. Lot 122, single-stone diamond ring, 4,30cts, I/J colour, sold after auction for €37,500 (€40,000-€50,000). Lot 70, diamond drop earrings, total estimated weight of stones four carats, €7,200 (€7,000-€9,000). Lot 172, antique amethyst necklace, €4,000 (€3,500-€4,500). Lot 87, pear-shaped single-stone diamond ring set in platinum, with an EGL certificate of 1.73cts, E colour & Si1 clarity, €3,800 (€3,000-€4,000). For more results see

May 14th: Keighery’s City Auction Rooms, Waterford. Lot 708, Long case clock, Donegan, Dublin, €1,550 (€500-€800). Lot 566, Gents 18-carat gold pocket watch, €1,250 (€200-€300). Lot 773, tin tea caddy with mahogany lid, €850 (€200-€300). Lot 625, antique map of Waterford, framed, €800 (€300-€500). Lot 701, inlaid walnut sewing table, €700 (€450-€550).

May 9th: Purcell Auctioneers, Birr, Co Offaly. Silver sale. All lots sold, total €75,000. Lot 339, set of eight Limerick dessert spoons, €2,800 (€1,000-€1,500). Lot 340, George II gold guinea, €2,400 (€380-€450). Lot 365, six Cork serving spoons by Carden Terry, €2,200 (€800-€1,200). Lot 368, eight Cork spoons by William Reynolds, €1,850 (€600-€800). Lot 341, Limerick basting spoon by Joseph Johns, €1,800 (€600-€800). For more results see

Rare famine pot, coming up at Oliver Usher sale in Kells

Forthcoming sales

Tuesday May 22nd: Oliver Usher, The Auction Rooms, John St, Kells, Co Meath. Antique Furniture & Fine Art, 5pm. 600 lots to include house clearances from Mullingar, Longford and Dundalk. Extremely rare “Phoenix” cast metal famine pot dating from Famine times; these pots were brought to Ireland by the Quakers for providing soup to the starving people. Also, a grandfather clock by John Mertz from Ballyjamesduff. For more information see

Wednesday, May 23rd: O’Reilly’s Fine Art, 126 Francis St, Dublin 8. Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver, 1pm. 500 lots including Lot 305, a dress ring with rare orange-hued padparadscha or “aquatic lotus blossom” sapphire, three carats, in an 18ct gold with old-cut diamonds of 1.50cts (€14,000-€16,000). Lot 200, late Victorian diamond riviere necklace (€65,000-€75,000). Lot 11, solitaire diamond ring, brilliant cut diamond in 18ct white gold setting (€45,000-€55,000). Lot 274, emerald and diamond oval cluster ring (€6,500-€7,500). Lot 125, jade bead necklace with 110 round jadeite beads (€2,400-€3,000). For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see

Saturday, May 26th: Joseph Woodward & Sons, 26 Cook St, Cork. Antiques, Fine Art and Collectibles, 11am. To include the collection of Canon Rev George Salter. Pair of cast iron garden benches, €2,500-€3,500. George II “dog-ear” card table, €1,000-€1,500. Long case clock by Dunville of Stockport, €700-€800. Four brass ship’s portholes, €200-€300. Portrait of Cathal Kickham, president of the IRB, 1873-1882, by Harry Kernoff, €500-€800. For online catalogue, viewing times and bidding details see

Source: Michael Parsons