Auctions and Fairs
Tuesday, July 16th John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane, Dublin 8. A necklace, with 74 diamonds, €11,200 (€10,000- €12,000); boxed set of 10 gold sovereigns, €2,900 (€2,650-€2,950).
Wednesday, July 17th O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms, Francis Street, Dublin 8. Art deco diamond brooch €13,000 (€12,000-€14,000).
Sunday, July 21st Hegarty Auctioneers ‘Kinsale Sale’, Acton’s Hotel, Kinsale, Co Cork. A pair of 19th-century terrestrial and celestial library globes by London cartographers, John Newton and Son, London, €10,000-€15,000; a pair of early 19th-century percussion pistols by John Blanch and Son, Gun and Rifle Makers, London €4,000-€ 6,000; a set of 12 early 20th-century Japanese silver menu holders, €1,500-€2,500. Viewing at Acton’s Hotel from noon, today and tomorrow from noon to 7pm, when the auction begins.
Thursday, July 25th Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Skibbereen, Co Cork. Viewing begins for Off the Wall, an online auction of Irish art. Including Two Trees and Shanacourt, Castletownsend by Edith Somerville, €1,750-€2,500. (See photograph). Viewing in the saleroom daily until Sunday, July 28th from 11am-5pm. Internet bidding closes at 6.30pm on Monday, July 29th. See morganodriscoll.com.
Sunday, July 21st Antiques Fair, The Inn at Dromoland, Newmarket -on-Fergus, Co Clare. 11am-6pm.
Sunday,July 21st Antiques Fair, Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin 3. 11am-6pm
Sunday, July 21st The Brocante Collectors’ Market, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8. Eclectic range of antiques and collectibles. 11am-5pm
The artist Kenneth Webb, whose latest exhibition of paintings is currently at the Kenny Gallery, Galway, was born in 1927 and not in 1917, as stated last week.
The highest price achieved at auction in Ireland for a painting by Gerard Dillon was €200,000 for Omey Island Race Day at
De Veres on June 10th, 2008, not, as stated, €85,000 for his Italian With Fowl at Adam’s in 2011.