Wait Til The Clouds Roll By by William Henry Hamilton Trood which was sold at Bonhams The Conservatory by J Johnston Inglis which sold at Morgan O'Driscoll auctioneers
Wednesday, February 13th
Bonhams, New York. Dogs in Show and Field: The Fine Art Sale. A superb Victorian painting of dogs sheltering from rain titled Wait Til The Clouds Roll By by the British artist William Henry Hamilton Trood (1860-1899) sold for US$68,500 (estimate US$30,000-$50,000).
Sunday, February 17th
John McInnis Auctioneers, Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA. Auction of JFK memorabilia from the collection of Irish-American White House aide David Powers. An Air Force One leather bomber jacket worn by President John F Kennedy US$570,000 ($20,000-$40,000). A photo of the presidential motorcade on Dublin’s O’Connell Street dated June 26th, 1963 signed, and inscribed by the president: Homecoming for Dave Powers – from his travelling companion – Dublin, sold for US$12,650.
Monday, February 18th Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art Auction, Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin 4. 81 per cent of lots sold. Yellow Figure (watercolour) by Sean Scully €28,000 (€30,000-€40,000); The Remnants by William Conor €19,000 (€20,000-€30,000); Harvest Tide by Donald Teskey €14,000 (€15,000-€20,000); Seo Libh by Liam ONeill, €6,000 (€6,000-€8,000); Going to Mass by Markey Robinson €5,000 (€4,000-€6,000); The Conservatory by J Johnston Inglis €3,500 (€4,000-€6,000).
Tuesday, February 19th
Hegarty’s, Bandon, Co Cork. Letter written from prison in 1916 by Terence MacSwiney (who was elected Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork during the War of Independence and later died on hunger strike) €2,950 (no estimate); Solid silver Russian automated figure of a ballerina, in the form of a Fabergé egg €1,800 (€500-€800); a 19th-century mahogany grandfather clock, made by William Lowry of Antrim, €1,500 (€2,000-€4,000); a Baccarat glass and solid silver wine decanter, circa 1800, €520 (€200-€300).
Tuesday, February 26th
John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Auction at 2pm of jewellery, watches, silver and collectibles. A diamond bracelet with an insurance valuation of €14,500 which describes the bracelet as 5.74cts set in 18ct gold €4,500-€5,500; a silver sauce boat made in Chester, 1910 and inscribed: “Kildare hunt puppy show 1912 1st Prize Bitch Won by Caroline walked by Mr Murphy Athy” €200-€300; a Victorian ivory page turner €250-€450.
Wednesday, February 27th
Woodward’s, Cook Street, Cork. Silver auction at 6pm. An Irish silver tray or salver, made in Dublin by Samuel Le Bas, €700-€800; a soup ladle with shell bowl, made in Dublin by William French in 1771, €500-€600.
Sunday, February 24th
Antiques and Collectibles Fair, Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Rd, Dublin 4. 11am-6pm.
Sunday, February 24th
Antiques and Art Fair, Faithlegg House Hotel, Waterford. 11am-6pm.