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 (...)

The late Dr Ian Paisley with former taoiseach Bertie Ahern and the carbine musket that Dr Paisley presented to him.   Photograph: David Sleator

A gun famously presented to Bertie Ahern by Ian Paisley during a ceremony on the site of the Battle of the Boyne sold at auction in Belfast this summe(...)

Detail from The Three Trees by  Rembrandt

An anonymous Irish collector, believed to be living overseas, has sold a collection of prints by Rembrandt for £250,250 – approximately €360,000 – at (...)

Manet’s  “first version” of Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère, which sold for £16.9m

Tuesday (June 23rd) Bonhams  London. Nineteenth-century art. Boy on a Donkey in Snowy Landscape by Walter Frederick Osborne sold for (...)

A first edition copy – with the “very rare” dust-jacket – of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce’s  sold for £40,000

A first edition copy of Ulysses, inscribed “To Lewis Galantière” by James Joyce, estimated at £60,000-£80,000 (€82,000-€110,000) failed to sell at Bon(...)