Reclining tiger painting may appeal to bidders nostalgic for the ‘Celtic Tiger’ days

Section from   “Self Portrait (1988)” by Michael Kane. Estimate: €2,000-€4,000. (Painting formerly thought to be a portrait of the late poet and novelist Anthony Cronin)

Lot at upcoming auction tuns out to be self-portrait not portrait of Anthony Cronin

Lightness of Being, a 2004 photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Chris Levine, sold in London for £187,500

One’s portrait sold for well over estimate at Sotheby’s

Interior (1961), by Tony O’Malley, is estimated at €8,000-€12,000.

Art lover Michael Carroll bought works by O’Malley and Souther among others

Joseph Walsh, whose studio is in Co Cork, has also exhibited in the Pompidou in Paris

Tom Kenny, director of Kenny’s Bookshop and Art Gallery in Galway: “My acting highlight was playing in the first Irish language production of Ag Fanacht Le Godot directed by Alan Simpson.”

An idyllic childhood surrounded by books and encouragement from parents

Roderic O’Conor: “Woman Reading”, €18,000-€25,000.

`Woman Reading' is one of many works featured in Adam's Important Irish Art auction

A letter sent in 1967 by Jackie Kennedy to David Ormsby Gore. It was posted in Waterford

Letters reveal David Ormsby Gore proposed marriage to Jackie Kennedy

Rare ‘dragon’ paint bush washer sells in New York for $1.7m

‘For people starting out as collectors, furniture and art are the obvious choices’

Train your eye before investing in antiques

Antiques dealer PatrickJefferson in his Pimlico shop

Dealer Patrick Jefferson has assembled an impressive range of Irish antiques

One of 33 prints by  Spanish artist, Goya depicting bullfighting scenes

Newly-discovered bullfighting prints set to make more than €500,000

Phyllis MacNamara in Cobwebs at Quay Lane in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The joy of jewellery: After 45 years in business, Phyllis MacNamara still gets a thrill from holding a piece of jewellery

Jack B Yeats: From The Woods Shadow, €80,000-€120,000.

Paintings of Ireland at de Veres auction include work by Basil Blackshaw and Jack B Yeats

Some 40 pieces of art from Basil Blackshaw’s studio be auctioned by this month

“Farmstead with Cows Grazing by the River” by Frank McKelvey: Lot 8 (€4,000-€6,000) in the March 6th sale at Morgan O’Driscoll auctioneers, Skibbereen, Co Cork

Portrait of Down-born lord chief justice of England goes for £45,000 above estimate

Sheppard’s auction features diamond brooch given to woman in 1859

An Italian buyer bought this vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunk  well above the estimate of €3,000-€5,000

A strong start to 2017 auctions in Dublin at Adam’s and Whyte’s

Patrick Meade: “I collect original book illustrations by artists who worked in London during the golden age of book illustration (late 19th and early 20th century).”

Patrick Meade has sold everything from shipwreck treasure to showbiz memorabilia

When the Boats Come In by Walter Frederick Osborne, estimated at £100,000- £150,000, on sale at auction at Bonhams,  London, on Wednesday, March 1st

Two paintings of significant Irish interest at Bonhams, London, 19th century art sale

Spring Flowers (oil-on-copper panel) by Stuart Morle (€1,000-€1,500)

Whyte’s hoping art market recovery will continue in 2017

A replica ‘Resolute’ desk made by a US company specialising in reproduction furniture is expected to make €1,500-€2,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s auction.

Piece modelled on ‘Resolute’ desk made from British ship timbers has €1,500-€2,000 guide

 An 85-piece early Victorian Mason’s Ironstone dinner service, complete with tureens and serving dishes, for 14 place settings, estimated at €2,000-€4,000

Vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunk or a table, chairs and dinner service for 14

The Edwardian garnet and diamond dress studs and cufflinks in a fitted case which will be auctioned at O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms

African tribal mask sells for over 16 times top estimate to unnamed Irish buyers

Joan Murray: “The very first fair I ran in the Mansion House was at the beginning of December and it snowed. I thought it was going to be a disaster, but we got a huge turnout.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘We missed a ferry to Nicaragua – which was lucky as that evening we heard that the Sandinista revolution had started’

Detail from “Untitled 1982” by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Adam Clayton bought the drawing from a Manhattan art gallery in 1990, and it will go on auction at Christie’s in London in March.

Self-portrait by the New York artist, who died aged 27, to be sold at auction

A Roman Marble Torso of Pan made in the 2nd century AD.

Sotheby’s says lots depict ‘love and sex from antiquity to the present day’

Section of a late 19th century Japanese “Satsuma” vase - one of thousands of items  in  the Antiques, Art & Vintage Fair at  Talbot Hotel, Dublin,  Feb 18th & 19th

RIC sword and Michael Collins jug both exceed estimates at Belturbet auction

 Jack B Yeats  claimed £47.5s for three three oil paintings   but was awarded only £26.7s. The correspondence shows that Yeats contested the settlement and wrote to “formally protest against any reduction in the amount”. The committee, however, rejected his complaint

Claims for damages were made to a British committee from artists including Jack B Yeats and John Lavery

Ford caricatured himself on Valentine card in Irish garb with trademark sunglasses and pipe

As a Sotheby’s Specialist, I am involved in sourcing high quality sculptures for our auctions in London

A discovery in Ireland in 2014 ‘caused a sensation in the saleroom’

Jane Beattie

Former Bonhams executive Jane Beattie is striking out on her own

‘Portrait of Two Boys’ by Titian and his studio.

‘This market understands and appreciates a masterpiece when it sees one’ – Sotheby’s

At Adam’s attic sale, Lot 184, a pair of early 20th century English china vases, made by the Moorcroft art pottery in Burselm, Staffordshire, sold for €6,000

Moorcroft china vases make 12 times top estimate of €500 at Adam’s attic auction

A portion of the archive of rugby material relating to Barney Mullan held by  his daughter, Alison Fergusson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Barney Mullan among players told to bring ‘clean white knicks’ for Scotland encounter

This  Murano glass sculpture, titled “Head with Fruit - a Homage to Picasso” by Walter Furlan, is expected to fetch  €3,000-€4,000 at Oliver Usher’s Auction Rooms in Co Meath

‘Head with Fruit – a Homage to Picasso’ sculpture expected to fetch up to €4,000

Puppets of Nelson Mandela, Peter Mandelson and Gerry Adams sold at Whyte’s auction for a combined total of €2,150

’Spitting Image’ puppets on way to museum in Northern Ireland after Dublin auction

Bottle of Trump single malt whisky makes £6,000 at auction

 Horologist Kevin Chellar resetting the time on an 18th century mahogany Irish bracket clock by William Boylan of Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

‘We trace early Irish clocks around world . . . restore them and offer them to Irish buyers’

When the Boats Come In, by Walter Osborne goes under the hammer at Bonhams in London on March 1st, with a top estimate of £150,000/€173,000

Auctioneers are seeking consignments to sell, and they’re especially keen on Irish art

The Monarch of the Glen, by Sir Edwin Landseer, is described as a “masterpiece of Victorian art”.

National Gallery of Scotland to raise funds to buy iconic painting from Diageo

A military OBE and first World War medals, to be offered at John Weldon Auctioneers

Temptation for the ‘Eclectic Collector’, plus jewellery, country house contents and attic clearances

Fantasy buy: The doll’s house of Petronella Oortman in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

‘I became immersed in the excitement of the business while still a schoolgirl’

Lot 203, a black leather box embellished with “the gilt-tooled, crowned Royal Arms of George V and ‘SECRETARY - MR LEMASS’ to the lid” made by A. Armstrong and Co. Ltd., Dublin, is estimated at €250-€350 in  Whyte’s auction

Highlights of Whyte’s ‘Eclectic collector’ auction include Lemass’s ministerial box, Joseph Plunkett’s 1916 medal and a piece of (...)

‘A Village Kermesse Near Antwerp’  by David Teniers II which Lochlann Quinn bought for €2 million and donated to the National Gallery of Ireland

Two years after they were sent to London to be sold, the paintings are back in Ireland for good

Obama ’08 by Jonathan Horowitz features 43 past US presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama: one of three editions made by the artist sold at a Christie’s auction in New York late last year for $223,500

Photo installation by Jonathan Horowitz turns the presidential portrait on its head

An “Aquarium” cigarette lighter by British maker Alfred Dunhill sold for €4,600 at Whyte’s in Molesworth Street

“Aquarium” lighter features Lucite (acrylic glass) panels decorated with aquatic plants

Meule (Grainstack)by Claude Monet sold for $84.4 million.

David Bowie’s collection included ‘Sleep Sound’ by Jack B Yeats which sold for £233,000

One of a pair of 18th-century marble-top console tables owned by Sir Anthony O’Reilly. They sold for €145,000 – 10 times the estimate – achieving the highest price for antique furniture at auction in 2016

Orpen, Yeats, Henry and Scully continue to dominate with Flatley getting a foothold

Cartoon of banker Seán FitzPatrick as a racing driver by David Rooney, which sold for €3,000

From Roger Casement’s Kerry treasure map to Queen Victoria’s split drawers

The medal awarded to Joseph Plunkett has a reserve of €50,000.

1916 Proclamation signatory’s award to be auctioned by Whyte’s at a reduced price

The IS porringer: “A wonderful object of great historical importance”

Anonymous bidder pays five times top estimate for extremely rare historical artefact

From the Orpen archive. Photograph:  National Gallery of Ireland

Collection of ‘unique aesthetic and research value’ bought for ‘substantial six-figure sum’

Russborough House: a  spokesman said the 200-acre estate near Blessington had “about 105,000 visitors” in 2016 – a new record. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sell-off of paintings has raises €7m for stately home

Russborough House, near Blessington in Co Wicklow, built  in 1741.

Of the Beit paintings controversially earmarked for auction, three avoided the hammer

Minehan ‘remained calm . . . at one stage bayoneting a warrior who had grabbed him by the leg’

Kieran O’Boyle has a degree in History of Art and Information Studies from UCD

Kieran O’Boyle leaves Adam’s to join international auction house

A Christmas Carol (oil on canvas) by Augustus Edwin Mulready, which sold at Adam’s for €1,300

Victorian sketches of Arctic exploration make €24,000

Oscar Wilde’s cell at Reading Gaol. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Key to cell at Reading Gaol – scene of author’s ballad – auctioned at Sotheby’s in London

The key used to open cell 3, on landing 3 of block 3 at Reading Gaol, where Oscar Wilde was incarcerated from November 19th, 1895 to May 18th, 1897.

Historic item from Reading Gaol is expected to fetch at least €4,800 in Sotheby’s sale

Shakespeare’s Fourth Folio, from the Jesuit collection known as “the O’Brien Library”, which will go under the hammer in a major auction at Sotheby’s next June. Photograph from Sotheby’s

National Library given some important Irish items but remainder will be sold by Sotheby’s

Portrait of an Aran Woman and her Children, by Sean Keating, sold for €130,000 (estimate €40,000-€50,000), at Mealy’s, Castlecomer

Sean Keating painting is unexpected star of Mealy’s auction

Glory To The Brave Singer by Jack B Yeats, estimated at €250,000-€350,000, failed to reach its undisclosed reserve price and was unsold at Adam’s on Wednesday

Paul Henry and Sean Keating paintings sell for €135,000 and €130,000 at Morgan O’Driscoll auction

From A Series of Eight Sketches in Colour, together with a Chart of the Route of the Voyage of HMS Investigator during the Discovery of the North West Passage by Capt Samuel Gurney Cresswell

Rare books, manuscripts, maps and art in Fonsie Mealy auction in Dublin

Adam’s Fine Art Auctioneers  director Stuart Cole  holding the historic Patrick Pearse surrender letter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Handwritten Patrick Pearse surrender letter estimated at €1m-€1.5m at Adam’s auction

 Yuan Dynasty, blue-and-white “Yi’ pouring bowl sold to an online bidder in Malaysia for €28,000  (€2,000-€3,000)

Chinese bowl sells for 9 times its top estimate at Sheppard’s in Laois

Sir William Orpen’s Portrait of Mrs Oscar Lewisohn, formerly Miss Edna May was painted in 1915

Artist’s self-portrait and 1915 painting of Edwardian beauty in Adam’s auction

Maureen O’Hara

Starry provenance pushes prices up at New York auction

Porsche Diesel 329 Tractor (€17,500- €22,000) at Mealy’s

Mealy’s auction includes Rolex pendant owned by Countess Markievicz

A rare photograph of Maureen O’Hara.

Bidders from Ireland among large crowd in saleroom for ‘Queen of Technicolor’ effects

 “Cottages, Connemara” by Paul Henry   (€120,000-€180,000)  is photographed beside a bottle of champagne   to show bidders the scale of the painting

Cork-based Morgan O’Driscoll says response extends ‘far beyond expat community’

Taking the Donkey Through the Water, by English artist Harold Harvey, depicts an idyllic countryside scene, and is estimated at €8,000-€12,000.

Viewing for ‘Dublin & Provincial’ and ‘Classic Art’ sales begins in Durrow, Co Laois

Peacocks at Kilmurry, Co Kilkenny, by Mildred Anne Butler (€2,000-€3,000).

RDS auction has paintings from McClelland collection and work by Harry Kernoff

Connemara Girls, by the Victorian artist Sir Thomas Alfred Jones, which is priced at €26,500.

Painting is previously unrecognised masterpiece of ‘Irish Colleen’ genre

Sean Scully pastel makes €165,000 at de Veres, while Maureen O’Hara’s estate set for NY auction

The Golf Links, North Berwick’ by Sir John Lavery is estimated at £300,000-£500,000

Auction includes a Jack B Yeats painting expected to make €230,000

Sotheby’s auctioneer Oliver Barker fields bids at the  sale of David Bowie’s art collection. Photograph: Michael Bowles/Getty Images

Singer’s entire collection is sold, including pieces by Jack B Yeats and Louis le Brocquy

The  IS porringer (€4,600-€7,000)

Bowl made in Dublin in 1659 for auction

An oil portrait of Flight Commander Colin Roy Mac Kenzie by John S. Helier Lander which sold for €1,200

A 1914 Talbot Invincible vintage car sells for €35,000

Figure depicting Chinese war god Guandi sells for £371,000 – 25 times top estimate

Waiting by Leo Whelan, up for auction at €60,000 to €80,000 after selling in 2007 for €265,000

Collection proved a nice earner for owners when it was leased to Four Seasons hotel

Maureen O’Hara with John Wayne in  ‘The Quiet Man’

Items include ‘secret love letters’ sent to her by ‘The Quiet Man’ director John Ford

An 18th-century side table by William Moore and an Escher woodcut are among the lots

A rare set of late 18th-century “Galway” rosary beads: to go under the hammer  next week, estimated at €400-€600

Plain people of Ireland represented at Chatsworth Fine Art Sale by rare rosary beads

The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer

£10m price tag expected at Christie’s of London

Queen Victoria meeting an Irish colleen: from Punch magazine in 1861

Seasonal catalogues from Galway and Dublin filled with tales of the unexpected

Penny Day, head of Irish art and director of modern British art at Bonhams in London: “One good picture is worth 10 average ones.” Photograph: Martin Maybank

‘I’m secretly a bit of a petrol-head so a Lotto windfall might mean a vintage Jaguar’

This water buffalo head will go under the hammer in Kells, Co Meath with an estimate of €1,500-€1,800.

Taxidermy lots include a Greater Kudu spiral-horned antelope and a bull water buffalo

The oil-on-canvas painting by artist Charles Mountjoy showing West Cork brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan competing in the Rio Olympics

Auctions in Cork have an oil-on-canvas of Rio heroes and a silver tray carrying IRA history

Edvard Munch painting on sale while Eric Clapton is selling another Gerhard Richter

A Maserati Quattroporte 2006, 4.3 litre V8 car, with 30,000 miles on the clock, sold for €24,500

Second hand Maserati makes €24,500 at Ailesbury Road house contents auction

Irish auction houses take a breather before a busy round of sales in the run-up to Christmas

 PJ Tynan in his garden with his dog Edgar Linton, named after a character in Wuthering Heights

PJ Tynan of Courtwood Books, Stradbally, Co Laois gave up farming to become an antiquarian bookseller

A Maserati with 30,000 miles on the clock is guided at €15,000 - €20,000

Fine Georgian furniture, paintings and a pair of stone sphinxes from Helen Dillon’s garden also feature

The Bonhams auction, which includes work by Paul Henry, Sir John Lavery, Roderic O’Conor and William John Leech, will have a Dubli(...)

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