For auction John Weldon Auctioneers: a diamond- and jade-set butterfly brooch set in 18ct gold (€1,500-€2,500)

Auction results  Monday (April 11th) Dix Noonan Webb, London. Auction of “Paper Money”. A 1928 Irish Free State “Lady Lavery” £50 note – “one(...)

A 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Cabriolet, once owned by Lord Louis Mountbatten,  Britain’s last viceroy of India who was murdered by the IRA in 1979

Vintage and classic cars are popular with wealthy collectors and the prices achieved can be extraordinary. The top end of the market is dominated by i(...)

Jane Beattie: ‘Occasionally, we come across precious objects that people have lived with for many years and disregarded. Finding these and breaking the exciting news is perhaps my favourite aspect of the job’

Founded in 1793, Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. B(...)

Picasso’s ‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ sold for €158 million

The past 12 months saw a recovery in the Irish market and a continuing boom in international art and antique sales. Auctioneers face 2016 with confid(...)

A ‘poison’ or ‘relic’ ring with a hidden compartment

Results: Wednesday (November 11th) Bonhams, London. A copy of the so-called Wicked Bible – published in London in 1631 – containing the infamously (...)

Page from the 1631 bible which reads: “Thou shalt commit adultery”

One of the greatest howlers in English publishing history occurred in 1631 when a version of The Holy Bible was published in London with the word “not(...)

Detail from the poster  for the Charlie Chaplin film ‘A Dog’s Life’ sold for £37,500

Rare Charlies Chaplin film posters were among the highlights in an auction at Bonhams in London last week entitled ‘Richard Attenborough: A Life Both (...)

Some of the ‘Dublin Fragments’ which painter and architectural historian, Peter Pearson,  collected  during the 1970s and 1980s

International auctioneers are not always selling. London-based Bonhams has announced that its Ireland office will host a non-selling exhibition calle(...)

Auction Results Tuesday (September 15th) Adams Blackrock, 38 Main St Blackrock, Co Dublin: Autumn fine art and antiques auction. A George IV mahogany(...)

Charles Darwin, the Victorian naturalist who formulated the theory of evolution. His letter to a barrister in London from 1880 is for auction in New York

Charles Darwin, the Victorian naturalist who formulated the theory of evolution, revealed his private thoughts about religion to a young barrister in (...)