A Native American costume which sold for €320,000

Other ‘sleepers’ at lively auction included Chinese lots

Detail from a 19th century painted urn which has a guide of €2,500-€3,500 at Sheppard’s three-day sale which begins on Tuesday

Revamped website will make auction browsing easier

Detail from ‘Landscape Connemara’ by Paul Henry, which sold for €68,000

‘Landscape Connemara’ painting was the top lot in art auction

Set of household crockery that belonged to the artist Francis Bacon was unsold (estimate  £10,000-£15,000)

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Detail from ‘The Queen’s own Scottish Borderers Observe the King of Jews Appearing behind Seán McGuigan’s Sheep on the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany’ by Belfast artist Dermot Seymour, which has an estimated auction price of €1,500-€2,000

Mix of Irish and international art at Whyte’s auction at RDS in Dublin

Detail from ‘Lionel Messi and a Universe of Flowers’  by Takashi Murakami, which sold for £317,000 in a charity auction at Sotheby’s, London

Works by Takashi Murakami and Damien Hirst sold at Sotheby’s fundraising auction

A set of forks which belonged to Jonathan Swift have green-stained ivory handles which  carry the initials of the writer and his family coat of arms

Cutlery belonging to Anglo-Irish satirist and a portrait of Obama ancestor among mememtos of Ascendancy in fine art sale

The poster for ‘McLintock!’ is one of dozens of vintage posters on auction and is signed by Michael Wayne, John’s son

Vintage poster for McLintock! – a 1963 Western “comedy” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara – at Whyte’s auction

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